RAI invests in four new Studer Vista 9 consoles15 May 2013
Italian state broadcaster, RAI, has taken delivery of its first four Studer Vista 9 digital mixing consoles from Italian distributor Leading Technologies. This is the latest in a long list of Studer desks supplied by LT to Italy’s state broadcaster, which includes two Vista 7s and a Vista 5 (for radio), as well as two Vista 8s and three Vista 5s for television broadcast. The first of the Vista 9s has been installed in the RAI control room at the famous La Scala Theatre in Milan (Teatro alla Scala), replacing the previous Vista 8, and will be used for live broadcasting for radio and TV, as well as recording of operas and classical concerts. The desk is configured with 64 mic inputs from the stage plus Line and AES I/O for local effects and machines and two MADI interfaces for multitrack recorders. A further 88-mic input Vista 9 has been installed in the RAI auditorium in Turin, supplied along with a Vista compact remote bay to work in parallel. Replacing the venue’s previous digital console, this will be used for live broadcasting or the recording of classical music, since Turin is the base of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra. At their Rome broadcast facilities, RAI has similarly upgraded its former digital desk to a Vista 9 in the radio production centre of a general purpose studio, which is predominantly used for live music, talk shows and drama. This Summer, another studio, identical to the first one, will be upgraded with the second Vista 9 assigned to Rome. Both Vista 9 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.