Moscow's Valeriya/SVIP Studio Installs Avid

First S5 Fusion Installation in Russia Marks a New Era for the Console Manufacturer

Russian music superstar Valeriya has installed an S5 Fusion in her Valeriya/SVIP Studio for music, TV and film post production. 

Valeriya, often referred to as Russia’s Madonna, has sold over 100 million records and her concert tours regularly sell out stadiums and arenas explained why the system was selected for the Moscow-based studio. “After working at the best western studios and learning all the latest tricks and techniques, I wanted to set up a state-of-the-art studio in my country to give the artist the opportunity to work in a highly professional environment, as well as to be able to invite western producers to create top quality albums in Russia.”

Located in a new building in Moscow, Valeriya/SVIP Studio provides a full array of audio services ranging from music mixing and recording to ADR, TV and film audio post-production. The facility installed a 184-channel S5 Fusion with EuCon control of Pyramix and Pro Tools DAWs in their 5.1 mixing control room, which was designed by Acoustic Design Group’s John Flynn and Sam Toyoshima.

“We chose the S5 Fusion because it is an industry standard,” said Oleg Ivanov, Technical Director at Valeriya/SVIP Studio. “We know it will attract not only new customers but also reputed sound engineers who want to work on Avid"

The S5 Fusion is a complete professional mixing package that provides a fusion of new processing DSP SuperCore engine with EuCon Hybrid, a technology that allows the console surface to control its own DSP channels as well as channels from multiple external DAWs simultaneously. The system is designed to handle HD surround audio post and music applications. The new SP663 DSP cards increase the channel count to over 100 channels at 48 kHz and the system can also be run at 96 kHz with 50% fewer channels.

“The S5 Fusion gives us amazing control of the sound picture in the control room Avid's combination of integrated DSP and native workstation control gives us a unique edge and makes the whole production process much easier and faster,” commented Joseph Prigozhin, President of Russia’s NOX Music record label.

Internationally renowned record  producer Таtiana Vinnitskaya further explained, “We really love the surround sound capability of the Fusion and this allows us to produce Blu-ray discs and other film and TV productions as well as top quality music content. The MK Sound 2510P and subwoofer monitoring is the ideal combination and the way the room communicates back to the listener prompted us to think about expanding our business into a fully commercial studio.”

Specifically configured for motion picture mixing, the S5 Fusion offers an uncompromising digital audio system that is easy-to-learn and designed for fast access to film-specific mix controls.