Who we are



Over a Billion people are listening to a Studer right now

Studer is headquartered near London in the UK with a global distribution, marketing and support organisation. Since its foundation by Willi Studer in 1948 near Zurich in Switzerland, Studer has become the world-leader in digital mixing systems for Broadcasters, Theatre and House of Worship audio engineers. It's R&D organisation; a unique blend of experience and young innovative engineers continually push the barriers of audio and user-interface design from their bases in Switzerland, UK, China and India, all with one objective in mind – to exceed our customers' expectations.

Following the introduction of legendary products like the J37 tape machine in the 1960s and the D950 digital console in the 90s, Studer has pioneered the most advanced user interfaces in the audio industry; with technologies like the patented Vistonics and FaderGlow, the brand is synonymous with easy-to-use, fast-to-learn mixing systems delivering pristine audio, unparalleled connectivity and quality, all backed up by a global customer support and training organisation.

Today, Studer offers the Vista Infinity systems, built precisely to the customers' specification and capable of managing the largest and most complex broadcast or performances, for example the Infinity processor can offer over 1,500 channels of optical madi via one connection, enabling over 5,000 channels of I/O on a single core. In Radio, the established and industry standard OnAir range of digital radio and networked audio consoles offer the widest range of interconnectivity and AoIP options.

At Studer, our philosophy is to continually strive for perfection through innovative design, advanced engineering and inbuilt quality. The net result of this approach is that we provide our customers with new and feature-enriched products and training. We have realised this goal through listening to our customers and implementing their ideas, along with a few of our own of course!

Through this approach we have provided the ultimate tools to reach new levels of excellence when producing programmes, shows and services.

Key Milestones

2015 David McKinney is appointed Vice President and GM of HARMAN's Mixer Business Unit, leading the global operations of the Soundcraft and Studer brands.
2014 Studer introduces the Infinity Series with the Vista X and Vista V digital console and the breakthrough Studer Infinity Processing technology marking an enormous step forward in large-scale mixing console technology for broadcast applications. OnAir Radio range continues to upgrade with Dante AoIP, Loudness Metering and BSS Blu-link among many other new features.
2013 Studer continues to enhance OnAir console range and introduces software v6 including automatic microphone mixing. Studer showcases smaller Vista 1 console measuring over just 1 meter in width.
2012 At NAB 2012, Studer Introduced the radically lower-priced Vista 1 Compact Console, Vista Compact Remote Bay, Lexicon FX engine - Vista FX, RTW MT7 Metering Option for Vista consoles, EMBER broadcast/news automation control protocol and the Livewire AoIP card for the D21m system. 

And later in the year at IBC 2012, more new products: CMS Lite, VistaMix and Automatic Microphone Mixing to the Vista Series of Digital Audio Consoles.
2011 At IBC 2011, Studer introduced the OnAir 1500 digital mixing console, a flexible solution for radio broadcasting and production, and the result of Studer's close attention to the needs of its customers, who are increasingly requesting more versatility and connectivity from their mixing systems at an affordable entry budget price point.
2010 The Most Advanced User Interface Just Got Even Better: Studer releases the Vista 9 Digital Console.
2009 The OnAir 2500 goes modular with OnAir 2500 Modulo.
2008 OnAir 2500, Studer's new compact broadcast console debuts at NAB 2008.
2007 Route 6000 introduced at NAB Las Vegas. Vista 5 SR enters the Tour Sound arena.
2006 Studer launches the Vista 5.
2004 Studer and Soundcraft join forces under parent company Harman's 'Professional Division' to develop Harman's range of digital consoles for the future. Also in the same year, Studer launches it's flagship console, the Vista 8.
2003 In 2003 Studer enhances its on air mixing console product range with the small fixed configuration Studer OnAir 500 and the highly flexible and modular Studer OnAir 3000. This is based a new mixing DSP core technology, the SCore and has a most modern and flexible software architecture allowing for system seamless integration and opening the way to complex networked broadcast systems.
2002 At NAB 2002 in Las Vegas Studer surprises the industry with the Vista 7 digital production consoles incorporating the most advanced user interface in the market, the Vistonics Touch’n’Access concept. In the same year, at IBC in Amsterdam in the autumn, Studer launches the broadcast version of Vista, the Vista 6, together with the Vista Remote Bay, intended for theatre applications where the control needs to be in the audience. Also in autumn 2002 the OnAir 2000M2 Modulo is introduced.
2001 In 2001, after more than 600 OnAir 2000 installations, the OnAir 2000M2 enters the market - a completely reworked and improved version of the OnAir 2000 including an input router and a new attractive styling.
2000 Studer launches the D950M2 with a new surface design and many more features, and also the OnAir 1000 digital mixing desk for radio broadcast and production applications, offering OnAir 2000 technology in a fixed configuration at a very attractive price.
1999 Studer adapts the D950 core technology to the digital D941 broadcast mixing surface which results in a very powerful and flexible broadcast desk, the Studer OnAir 5000.
1998 Introduction of the revolutionary VirtualSurround Panning™ mixing format on the D950S and the PUMA-chip: this Studer-developed specialized high-performance DSP-chip is available in the DigaStudio controller for the DigAS software by DAVID. Studer also introduces the V-Eight, an 8 channel 20 bit digital multitrack recorder based on S-VHS cassettes.
1997 The all-new Studer D950 digital mixing console gains much attention at the first presentation due to its unparalleled performance and capabilities. The last of the ex-Revox-products leave production in December (B77 Mk II, PR 99 Mk III). Good success in CAB with DigiMedia and Digitec Numisys. First presentation of new software-tools like Track'Filer and Smart'Log from Studer Digitec. Introduction of the new routing equipment Studer D19m.
1996 Willi Studer dies on March 1st. Presentation of the digital Studer OnAir 2000 console, the Studer D741 CD-Recorder and the Studer 928 analog mixing console as well as the MicValve and MultiDAC of the Studer D19-family.
1995 The first all digital broadcast system goes on air at the Swiss National Broadcasting Company DRS Zurich (including Studer D941 on-air console, Studer MADI-router). First presentation of the D424 MO recorder. Introduction of the D19 MicAD. The DigiMedia broadcast automation is introduced to the market in '95 as a completely new version.
1994 The extensive reorganization culminates in the sale of the Studer Group to Harman International Inc., the Revox Group was excluded and sold to a financial company. Studer is revitalized under Harman.
1993 Introduction of the all new DASH recorder Studer D827. The first digital mixing console Studer D940 is sold to the WDR Cologne.
1991 Acquisition of the French audio manufacturer Digitec S.A., the new products (CAB, digital routing) supplement the Studer range. Motor-Columbus splits the Studer Revox Group into Studer (Pro), Revox (HiFi) and a Manufacturing-division. MC sells several subsidiaries and plants.
1990 Willi Studer sells the Studer Revox Group to Motor-Columbus AG, including all subsidiary companies.
1989 Studer Editech was formed following the buy-out of the American company Integrated Media Systems. Introduction of the 48-track DASH tape recorder D820. Willi Studer wants to retire, several international companies are interested to buy the Studer Revox Group.
1986 The Studer Revox group employs 1882 people, including all subsidiaries worldwide.
1985 Very successful business year, introduction of the Studer A820 analog multitrack recorder, the A725 CD-Player and the 961/962 mixing desk series.
1983 Introduction of the first digital products, the sampling frequency converter SFC-16 and the preview delay for disc cutting DAD-16. Strong involvement in the standardization of the DASH format.
1982 Introduction of the Studer 900-series mixing console, the Revox PR99 and the A710 cassette tape recorder.
1980 Co-operation with SONY for standardizing PCM-formats.
1978 Presentation of the microprocessor controlled multitrack tape recorder Studer A800. Willi Studer is awarded an honorary doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.
1975 The business of the Studer-Revox Group has grown steadily since 1966, Studer employs 1,495 people and has bought and built several production and distribution facilities worldwide.
1973 The first synthesizer-tuner Studer A720 is presented.
1972 Delivery of the so far biggest professional audio mixing console Studer 289 with 30 input channels to the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG.
1970 Introduction of the Studer A80, it represents an entirely new design-concept with versions from 1/8" QC for cassette duplication up to 2" 24-track. Willi Studer gets honored by the AES.
1968 560 employees work for Studer. Introduction of the Studer 189 mixer.
1967 The "Beatles" choose the Studer J37 4-track for their album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". Introduction of the famous Revox A77 and its counterparts (amplifier A50 and FM-tuner A76).
1966 The first daughter-company "Willi Studer GmbH in Löffingen / Germany", founded in 1964, starts its production with Revox C36 models.
1965 Introduction of the first fully transistorized professional tape recorder Studer A62. A total of 50,000 Revox tape recorders have been build so far.
1964 The legendary Studer J37 4-track tape recorder goes into production.
1963 Several new distributors join Studer to market the Swiss tape recorders in many different countries.
1960 Production start of the Studer C37 and the Revox D36. Co-operation with "EMT Wilhelm Franz GmbH" begins.
1958 Studer presents the first mixing console, the portable Studer 69.
1957 Several thousand tape recorders have already been build by Studer. The company set up an international sales network. Introduction of the first portable tape recorder Studer B30.
1955 Willi Studer introduces the Studer A37 and Studer B37.
1954 The first tape recorder of the famous Revox A36-series is put on the market.
1952 Mass production of the Studer 27 begins, Willi Studer has 32 employees.
1951 ELA AG was founded by Willi Studer and Hans Winzeler. The Revox T26 tape recorder was put on the market and the prestigious recording of the "International Music Festival Lucerne" was made with a prototype of the first professional tape recorder Studer 27.
1949 Willi Studer develops his first tape recorder and sells it under the label "Dynavox", it becomes a real success.
1948 The company "Willi Studer" was founded on January 5th, Willi Studer develops and builds oscilloscopes for high voltage labs.