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.
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 said in a recent press release that current market demands for more channels and multiformat mixing were behind his decision to upgrade to an XL.