University of Surrey completes Studer Vista 1 upgrade

HHB Communications has supplied the University of Surrey, home of the renowned Tonmeister course, with a Studer Vista 1 console.

The new purchase is housed in the classical recording studio, Studio 1, where it is currently meeting a wide range of demands for projects covering audio engineering, theory and practical study of music and hands-on sound recording.

“There are many Studer Vista owners in the industry, including Chandos, the Royal Opera House, the BBC, and many OB trucks, which makes it perfect for training students for their future careers,” said Russell Mason, senior lecturer of the Tonmeister course.

With the course shaping the next generation of audio experts who have gone on to win Oscars, Grammys, Brits, Mercury Prizes, MPG and Emmy Awards, demands for the new console were always going to be high.

“It has performed flawlessly,” continued Mason. “The user interface is a brilliant combination of touchscreens and embedded rotary encoders – all the students so far have been impressed with how intuitive it is, which means it’s quick to learn and easy to use in high-pressure situations”.

Added HHB sales director Steve Angel: “We are delighted to begin our distribution of Studer by working with such a prestigious university. The Vista 1 delivers to a wide range of applications, ensuring that current and future students will be highly experienced with state-of-the-art technology as they take their next steps in the audio industry.”