Harman Studer Vista 9 Digital Consoles for RAI

Italian state broadcaster Radiotelevisione Italiana, has received four Studer Vista 9 digital mixing consoles from Italian distributor Leading Technologies LT for all four production centers in Milan, Rome, Turin and Naples.

A new production console has been installed in the control room at the Teatro alla Scala, replacing the Vista 8. It will be used for live broadcasting and recording operas and concerts.

“The TFT based metering in the Vista 9 has provided additional facilities but a further advantage for them was the SCore Live engine, which doubles the DSP capacity, and which the existing Vista 8 doesn’t have,” said Mauro Bucchia, LT’s Studer Product Manager.

The desk is configured with 64 Mic inputs from the stage, in addition to Line and AES I/O for local effects and machines and two MADI interfaces for multitrack recorders.

Another Vista 9 has been installed in the auditorium in Turin, supplied with a Vista Compact Remote Bay. It will be used to live broadcast or record the RAI National Symphony Orchestra.

The Vista 9 is also configured with 88 mic inputs plus line and AES I/O for local effects and machines and two MADI interface for multitrack recorders.

At its Rome broadcast facilities, RAI also upgraded its former digital desk to a Vista 9 in the radio production center of a general-purpose studio. The history mode and TFT metering features will future proof the studio’s needs, says the company.

Another studio in Rome will also be upgraded with the Vista 9. Both consoles have the same configuration, with 48 mic inputs plus line and AES I/O for local effects and MADI link to the studio’s monitor mixer.

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