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Russia’s Mosfilm Upgrades With SSL K Series Console

Installs Solid State Logic XL 9000 SuperAnalogue console (June 15, 2004)

Mosfilm, the largest film and television production and post production facility in Russia, has decided to install a Solid State Logic XL 9080 K SuperAnalogue console in its main music studio, Studio No. 1.

St. Petersburg-based systems integrator PROLINE ordered the SSL console. Under the guidance of director Andrey Siegle, PROLINE will refurbish the studio and install new acoustic treatments, as well as a host of new recording and outboard equipment.

Commenting on the sale, Damir Begovic, SSL’s Sales Manager for Central & Eastern Europe, says, “This is the third project we have carried out with PROLINE and we are delighted that the relationship is proving so successful. Previous projects have included the installation of an Avant console at Lenfim, St. Petersburg, and two Avant Plus consoles at Mosfilm.”

Situated close to Moscow in the Vorobyev Hills, Mosfilm is one of the world’s oldest and largest film facilities. It was originally established in the early 1920s by film producers A.A Khanzhonkov and I.N Jermol’ev who ran it as a creative collective under the authority of the All-Russia photo-and-film department (later known as Goskino). The studio’s first full-length feature film, Up on the Wings, was directed by Boris Mikhin and was released throughout Russia in 1924. Renamed Mosfilm in 1935, the facility has gone on to produce more than 2,500 films, many of which have won awards at both domestic and international film festivals.

Today, Mosfilm is responsible for the majority of the films, television programs and videos made in Russia. Its facilities, which cover almost 14,000 square feet, are internationally acclaimed and incorporate every aspect of film and television production, from scripting and shooting through to final editing and distribution.

Andrey Egorov, Mosfilm’s head of studios, chose the Solid State Logic XL 9080 K console as a replacement for an SSL 4000 G+, which was originally installed more than a decade ago and is now being moved to another smaller studio within the complex. Although Studio No. 1 is primarily used for music recording, Egorov says current market demands for more channels and multiformat mixing were behind his decision to upgrade to an XL. He felt that the SuperAnalogue console was better suited to the facility’s needs because it provided full 5.1 surround architecture as well as the increased bandwidth and resolution needed for DVD-Audio and SACD. The XL is also renowned for its operational flexibility as well as its audio quality and sonic transparency, which Egorov says were all-important considerations.

“This project is a thorough endorsement of the long relationship SSL has with Mosfilm,” says Begovic. “The facility already owns two SL 4000 G+ consoles and two Avant Plus desks. The addition of an XL 9000 K will enable Mosfilm to offer its international film and music clients the very best audio facilities.”

About Solid State Logic
Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles for broadcast, post, music and film facilities. SSL’s product range includes the C100 new-generation Digital Broadcast and C200 Digital Production Consoles, the Avant Plus Digital Console for Film and Post, the XL 9000 K Series SuperAnalogue Consoles and the SL 4000 G+ Analogue Console.

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