The studio was built by Russian audio & video system integrator I.S.P.A. Engineering. A C1130 model with apt-X/Enhanced apt-X option will handle IP live transmissions from or via the studio.
“This is a big step forward for St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, the most famous location for classical music concerts in the city,” Mayah stated. “According to I.S.P.A., previously every recording in this unique concert hall had to be realized by remote vans or other mobile units. Now, when sound engineers have a permanent working environment, much higher production quality can be guaranteed.”
The project is financed by a grant from the St. Petersburg Cultural Investment Facility and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
The studio, in a choir area, consists of a control room, recording area and a server room for audio and video archive. The studio includes Solid State Logic AWS-900+ console, Pyramix DAW system, Bowers & Wilkins 802D monitors, as well as a choice of microphones with models from Neumann, Schoeps, DPA and Sennheiser.