By PSW Staff • January 20, 2015 AR Rahman with the new Studer Vista X console at YM Movies in Chennai, India. Noted composer, singer/songwriter, musician and music producer AR Rahman recently added a Harman Professional Studer Vista X digital console to the studio of his YM Movies film production firm in Chennai, India. A Grammy and Academy Award winner, Rahman is probably best known for his scores and soundtracks in feature films such as Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and Jodhaa Akbar. His compositions are popular for their eclectic blend of musical styles and wide range of instrumentation, and to date, he’s sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Rahman will be using the Vista X to mix audio for the extensive variety of YM Movies projects as well as other works, including his own solo albums and numerous humanitarian projects. “The console’s massive number of channels and outputs will speed up laying stems, for big scores in particular,” Rahman states. “I first saw the Vista 5 at the Harman store in New York City and I loved the controls. I soon learned about the Vista X and had to have it. It has a very user-friendly vibe and processing redundancy.” In addition, his previous experience with other Harman audio equipment provided reassurance that the Vista X. “When I started my Panchathan Record Inn studios, the only speakers I had were JBL Control 5 and 4412,” he notes. “I’m also a big fan of Lexicon reverbs as well.” The Vista X offers an intuitive user interface, retaining the patented Vistonics and FaderGlow user interface, providing control of 800 or more audio DSP channels and more than 5,000 inputs and outputs. At the heart of the system is the Infinity DSP core, which uses CPU-based processors to provide huge numbers of DSP channels for large-scale, high-resolution audio processing and mixing. “I’m using the Vista X as a full-fledged post-production console,” Rahman concludes. “Geoff Foster from Air Studios is here mixing over 600 tracks of ProTools on it right now.” Studer Harman Professional AR Rahman Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Applications Consoles Engineer Harman Interconnect International Producers Recording Studer · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.