Post-production house Goldcrest Post Production has chosen an Avid Pro Tools S6 control surface for its newly-opened Dean Street Theatre 1, a purpose-built Dolby Atmos mixing theatre based in central London. Goldcrest’s Soho facilities are now home to three Pro Tools S6 control surfaces that have been supplied by Scrub, a division of HHB Communications.
Scrub, the post-focused subsidiary of HHB Communications, supplied the audio equipment for a new, multi-theatre Deluxe Media Audio facility in Perivale, north-west London, including a 10 foot wide Avid S6 control surface.
HHB Scrub have released a video overview of the Avid S6 Joystick Module. In the video, Scrub's Devin Workman takes a close look at the S6 Joystick Module, a master module of the Pro Tools S6 control surface
HHB Communications Ltd. has announced that the new Master Joystick Module and Mini Filler Panel for the Avid S6 control surface is now available to order.
Our friends at Scrub have supplied Avid S6 and S3 control surfaces for Empire Design’s London post production studios.
Our friends at HHB-Scrub has supplied London’s LipSync Post with a 24-fader Avid S6 M10 console and Pro Tools upgrades.
LipSync Post is spread across two buildings in the heart of the post community in London’s Soho. Whilst upgrading their Studio 6 LipSync chose to fit an Avid S6 M10 control surface as well as a Pro Tools 11 HDX system and Scrub’s technical team customised the console layout to fit the workflow of LipSync’s engineers.
LipSync will also benefit from the new features added to the S6 in version 1.2 software, which further enhances the flexibility of layouts, VCA groups and the Softkey Editor, in addition to functions that enable editing directly from the Channel Strip.
LipSync Senior Re-Recording Mixer and Music Composer Rob Hughes told us…
When we came to update our desk in Studio 6, we wanted ultimate flexibility and integration with our Pro Tools HDX system. It’s a busy room that needs to serve as a mix studio for drama, short form and documentaries, as well as feeding work into our larger theatres and handling re-versioning and deliverables. The Avid S6 was our first choice and we’re delighted to be working with Scrub again. Their expertise is always invaluable in making the set up as fast and painless as possible.
The team from HHB will be in their usual position at IBC if you would like to have a chat with them about your requirements.
Our friends at HHB Scrub have released another video in their series on how to get more out of the Avid S6 control surface. This video demonstrates how the Softkeys provide fast control over menu, editing and automation functions in Pro Tools and other EUCON-enabled DAWs.
Its hosted by HHB’s Devin Workman, who shows how the Softkeys can put virtually any Eucon function on the surface of the console for deep hands on control of a session. The 60 user-assignable Softkeys can be tailored to fit the user’s unique workflow by putting the keys that are used most within easy reach. Complex editing functions, automation of channels, plug-ins and volumes, and various other parameters can be controlled with the just the Softkeys and jog wheel. Workman also demonstrates that, like the S6, the Softkeys are application aware and update to the function specific to each DAW when switching between programs.
Other videos on Avid S6 Features from HHB
Tom Graham from Avid has recently interviewed Re-Recording Mixer Frank Morrone at Technicolor Toronto about how they are getting on with their new Avid S6 and in their interview Frank told Tom….
With LOST we had 7 computer monitors (for the 7 HD Systems) in front of us to get the visual feedback we needed. Now with the S6, I have the TFT (Meter) displays and all the information is streamlined right in front of me. I can get at it with a lot less clutter. And I really love the scrolling waveforms because when I’m doing my dialogue premixes I can see when a piece of dialogue is coming in on a track and if I need to raise my Fader because of the (relative) size of the incoming waveform. To be able to also see my metering, my compression and my EQ curves right next to the scrolling waveform are just great features and they really get you into a rhythm when you’re working. It’s a rhythm and efficiency that you could never get before.
You can read the full interviiew on the Avid Blog site.
Our friends at HHB have announced the release of their interactive Avid S6 Builder web app that enables users to create their own custom configuration of Avid’s new modular mixing console.
Using Drag and drop you can place modules in the arrangement of your choice and build a bespoke console tailored to your workflow.
The S6 Builder’s sophisticated interface walks you through the process with module descriptions provided throughout. Configurations can then be shared with colleagues or sent to HHB or audio post specialists Scrub for a quotation.
Early adopters like Soho’s Envy Post are already experiencing the flexibility and powerful features offered by S6. It is a fully customisable system that can be scaled vertically or horizontally, with room to grow as needs increase. You can choose between 12 pre-configured M10 and M40 consoles, or custom configure an M40 with up to 64 faders, nine knobs per channel and a maximum of 41 modules.
You can arrange to make an appointment to view the full features of the S6 with HHB’s knowledgeable Avid specialists in a 5.1 equipped facility. The 24-fader M40 offers a unique advantage by showcasing the full range of modules available in a large format console. Pro Tools, Nuendo and Logic are installed and available for S6 demonstrations.
HHB Group Sales Director Steve Angel told us….
“HHB is a leading reseller of Avid consoles and the most experienced Pro Tools partner in Europe, as highlighted by our recent award. Our Pro Tools specialists are highly-trained S6 experts with the knowledge to provide in-depth demonstrations of the full capabilities of this revolutionary new mixing system.”
HHB’s dedicated team of Pro Tools specialists are revered by the industry as a trusted source of support for the full range of Avid audio systems and recipients of its EMEA Pro Audio Partner of the Year 2013 Award. This status makes HHB the most qualified partner to host the UK’s first 24-fader S6 M40.