Avid S6 success at Jigsaw24

Avid S6 success at Jigsaw24

We are proud to announce that since our appointment as an Avid Elite Reseller for Audio in July 2015, Jigsaw24 has enjoyed major success in supplying Avid Pro Tools | S6 control surfaces. Installs have been deployed in a number of the UK’s premier audio production facilities, including: Abbey Road Institute, Airborn Productions, Evolutions, Halo Post, Splice Post and Sound24.

Abbey Road Institute S6 2016

In August 2015, we installed a 16 fader S6/M40 in the world-renowned, North London-based educational facility Abbey Road Institute.

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In September 2015, we installed a 32 fader S6/M40 in Airborn Productions, the Abbey Road Studios-based production facility operated by legendary music producer Giles Martin.

Evolutions S6 2015

In October 2015, we installed two 24 fader S6/M40s into Evolutions‘ new Berwick Street, London-based post-production facility.

Splice S6 2016

In November 2015, we installed a 16 fader S6/M40 in Splice, the Shoreditch, London-based post-production facility.

Dom Gibbs S3 2016

In January 2016, we supplied an S3 plus Mac Pro-based Pro Tools | HDX system to Dominic Gibbs, renowned film sound supervisor.

Halo Post S6 2016

In February 2016, we installed a 24 fader S6/M40 in Halo Post-Production, the Soho, London-based winner of the Broadcast Awards ‘Best Post Facility 2016’.


Sound 24 2016

In March 2016, we installed a 24 fader S6/M40 in Sound24, the Pinewood Studios-based winner of multiple OSCAR and BAFTA awards for their work in film sound post-production.

Want to book a test-drive of the Avid Pro Tools | S6 and S3 control surfaces? we offer demos in our Soho, London based ‘Steampunk’ studio facility, for further information please contact: soho@Jigsaw24.com or call: 03332 409 285.

DSpatial | The Immersive Revolution

DSpatial | The Immersive Revolution

DSpatial offers an integrated and seamless solution for next generation immersive sound production, which redefines the classical concepts of reverb, panning and mixing, unifying them into a single space and providing a new paradigm for the sound production and mixing for film and virtual reality. This simple but powerful paradigm let the engineers concentrate on the creative process and provides a tool to create and manipulate sound in a completely new way.

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DSpatial‘s key feature is a proprietary Physical Modelling Engine, which allows the user to realistically recreate real spaces and locate, move and rotate sound sources in real time, transporting the listener to a new, virtual yet realistic dimension, therefore magnifying the aural experience and recreating natural soundscapes that rival reality. Physical properties like the inertia and Doppler effects are created automatically by simply moving the sound sources.

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Adding more and more channels increases dramatically the complexity of an immersive sound mix. DSpatial directly addresses this by simplifying the problem at its core. With its multi-touch screen DSpatial opens up a whole new field of creative possibilities for the film mixer and sound designer by empowering them whilst simplifying processes.

DSpatial is fully integrated with Avid Pro Tools and is compatible with all immersive or non-immersive formats. The mix is played back in every format without the need to downmix. The number of input and output channels is only limited by the number of interfaces and by the power of the host computer.

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Jigsaw24 is proud to be the exclusive distributor of DSpatial in the UK. To book a test drive in our central London-based demo facility, please contact: soho@Jigsaw24.com or call: 03332 409 285.

Halo installs S6 dubbing suite

Halo installs S6 dubbing suite

Jigsaw24 is proud to have installed an Avid S6-based dubbing suite for Halo Post-Production in their new facility at 179 Wardour Street, London.

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Studio 5 is for both TV mix work and DCP 5.1 and 7.1 theatrical projects. It will also be used as a pre-mix room for Halo’s Dolby licensed studios 1 and 3.

The suite is pre-wired for Dolby Atmos and has a 24-fader Avid Pro Tools | S6 M40 control surface, a Pro Tools | HDX2, a DAD AX32, a CB Electronics TMC-1 and a custom Dynaudio 7.1 speaker system installed.

Head of Audio Operations Richard Addis said: “We’ve taken great care to make the room as versatile as possible without compromising quality in any area.”

In the same building, Halo has built a dedicated 5.1 audio editing room for its Head of Sound Editorial, Jay Price. Situated directly adjacent to the new studio, the room features a Pro Tools | HD Native system with 5.1 Dynaudio Air 6 monitoring.

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John Rogerson CEO of Halo Post said: “Working with the team at Jigsaw24 is always a pleasure; they go above and beyond the call of duty for us every time. They’re lovely people who understand and care about our business. What’s not to like?”.

Want to find out more about booking a demo of the Pro Tools | S6? Drop an email to our pro audio solutions specialists at audio@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Audio on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

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New demo kit for 2016…

New demo kit for 2016…

We are thrilled to announce several new additions to our media production product portfolio for 2016, all are installed and available for demo at our Soho, London customer experience centre, please drop an email to soho@Jigsaw24.com to book yourself a test drive… 

Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner

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The new Blackmagic Cintel scanner scans negative and positive 35mm film into amazing quality Ultra HD so customers can unlock the extra resolution from 35mm film that no one has been able to see until now. 35mm film is natively 4K so the extra quality is already in the film. This means there is no easier way to generate Ultra HD feature films and television programming for customers to view on their new large screen televisions than scanning filmed entertainment that has already been produced, including classic hits.

Avid Pro Tools | Dock

Avid S3|Pro Tools Dock 2015

Announced by Avid at AES 2015, the Pro Tools | Dock is a brand new compact, ergonomic, EUCON control surface for integrating the free Pro Tools | Control iPad app. The Dock is based on the advanced touchscreen workflows on the Master Touch Module on the award-winning Pro Tools | S6. Both systems demonstrate the philosophy that mixers need the best of physical faders, knobs, and switches in conjunction with touchscreen technology for things like fast navigation, metering, and on-screen plug-in control – a true hybrid approach. When the Dock is paired with Pro Tools | S3, you gain complementary and enhanced functionality with the dedicated automation switches, transport controls, weighted aluminium jog wheel, colour-coded Soft Key switches, and more. Mixing deadlines have met their match!

Avid S6 Joystick Module

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This master module is an option for both M10 and M40 based S6 systems and offers dual non-motorised, touch-sensitive joysticks for surround sound mixing, enabling you to position sound anywhere within a room. A 3.2″ TFT display shows current pan and joystick locations. The module also features two multicolour LED top-lit encoders, 16 panning mode switches with colour LEDs, and other panning control switches for controlling positioning, divergence, and more with precision. Plus, four OLED displays provide detailed visual feedback and info. The Joystick Module can also be used to control any other knob parameter on S6 to create a wide range of effects.

Trinnov D-Mon

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We welcome the launch of the Trinnov D-Mon Series, a new range of digital integrated monitoring processors, with the acclaimed optimiser room correction and X-Mon replacement capability for an Avid Pro Tools | S6 control surface. The D-Mon features the Trinnov Optimiser at its core, providing the user with the ability to have perfectly tuned speakers set for the room and an astonishingly accurate listening environment, allowing for faster workflow and higher quality results.

Avid Artist | DNxIO

Avid Artist | DNxIO

Avid Artist | DNxIO is a powerful, professional video I/O interface designed to simplify and accelerate your entire HD, high-resolution, and Ultra HD workflow. Avid Artist | DNxIO enables you to capture, monitor, and output media quickly – in the highest quality possible. And because the interface, which includes hardware by Blackmagic Design, is designed to be open and flexible, you can use it with Avid and other creative tools too.

Avid NEXIS | PRO

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Get the industry proven performance and reliability of Avid NEXIS shared storage in a more affordable, entry-level system designed for independent editors, audio post pros, and smaller post-production houses. NEXIS | PRO offers real-time editorial collaboration and the high speed bandwidth you need to accelerate media workflow, without requiring you to be an IT expert to set up and manage the system. Plus, get extra peace of mind no matter how challenging the production or schedule with the advanced file management system, enabling you to work the way you want, with both Avid and third party systems, and attain the trusted data protection, flexibility and scalability only Avid can deliver.

We recently achieved Avid Elite Reseller status for Audio, Video and Storage – making Jigsaw24 a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your Avid requirements. Catch up on the news here.

Want to find out more about booking a demo? Give us a call on 03332 409 285 or email soho@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Video on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

 

Jigsaw24 – We are Elite

Jigsaw24 – We are Elite

We are extremely proud to announce our recent appointment as an authorised Avid Elite Reseller for professional audio. Which now makes Jigsaw24 one of only two partners in the UK who are fully approved by Avid as Elite in all their specialist accreditations: audio, video and storage.

But what is an Avid ‘Elite’ Reseller?

Avid only assign Elite status to valued partners that can offer high-end professional services, pre-sales consultation, system integration and technical support to complete ‘Avid Everywhere’ facility installations.

We are now able to facilitate entire media production workflow solutions including Interplay, Media Central, NEXIS, Media Composer and Pro Tools | S6. As well as this, being able to offer unparalleled expertise on both HP and Apple workstations, integration with 3rd party tools and support existing infrastructure, makes us your ideal partner for business critical solutions.

It’s easy to get in touch with the team for all of your end-to-end workflow needs at avid@Jigsaw24.com. Not to mention our Soho Customer Service and Experience Centre at Golden Square with full demo capabilities of Avid Everywhere solutions including Avid | S6 and NEXIS | PRO.  You can find out more about our ‘Steampunk’ demo suite here.

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Want to find out more? Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Video on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

 

Mix with the Pros 2.0 at Jigsaw24 Soho

Mix with the Pros 2.0 at Jigsaw24 Soho

On 15th October 2015, Avid joined us at our Soho service and customer experience centre for our second Mix with the Pros event. Showcasing top audio products including Avid’s Pro Tools | S6 & S3 control surfaces, the latest version of Pro Tools | 12, CB Electronics, DAD, G-Technology, JBL Professional, Sonnox & Trinnov, and featuring presentations from OSCAR/BAFTA award-winning film sound mixer Niv Adiri and CEO of HALO Post-Production John Rogerson, we asked the attendees what they thought about the event.

Mix with the Pros will be back in March 2016, for further information please contact our Avid Audio Specialists at: audio@jigsaw24.com or call Jigsaw24 Soho on: 03332 409 285

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Steampunk demo studio at Jigsaw24 Soho

Steampunk demo studio at Jigsaw24 Soho

Imagine there was a demo facility right in the heart of Soho, central London, that offered the best possible environment to check out the latest and greatest post-production workflow solutions. Wouldn’t that be cool? Welcome to ‘Steampunk’ at Jigsaw24, Golden Square.

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Avid Everywhere

As one of the few Avid Elite Partners for audio, video and storage in the world, we offer a comprehensive range of solutions for anyone who wants to integrate the industry-leading power of Pro Tools with Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter, the complete range of NEXIS storage solutions and additionally ‘Avid Everywhere’ in The Cloud.

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Audio Post-Production

‘Steampunk’ is installed with the Avid Pro Tools | S6 & Pro Tools | S3 control surfaces, along with a JBL Professional LSR7 Dolby Atmos premix capable 7.1.4 monitoring system and the superb sounding, highly innovative DAD AX32 and Trinnov D-Mon EUCON-enabled audio interfaces.

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Video Post-Production

From custom NLE workstations and shared storage to AS-11 delivery, our status as an Apple Solution Expert, Avid Elite Partner and Adobe Platinum Reseller means we’ve got you covered for the all major non-linear editing applications.

Grading and Finishing

Jigsaw24 is the UK’s only authorised provider of Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Revival on Linux and can provide advice on setups covering on-set cuts to final grade.

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Storage and infrastructure

As well as offering desktop and rack-mount DAS, NAS and RAID storage, we can help you develop intelligent shared storage and asset management solutions. Featured brands are the Avid range of NEXIS solutions, GB Labs and G-Technology.

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On hand to enable the best possible ‘test-drive’ experience is our team of post-production experts – talented, industry-respected, ‘go-to’ guys with lots of real world experience. Whether you’re looking at installing an audio suite, a video editing or grading suite, or a complete post-production facility, Steampunk is purpose-built to provide the optimum environment.

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The Jigsaw24 ‘Steampunk’ demo facility is bookable by appointment. For further information, please contact: soho@Jigsaw24.com or call: 03332 409 285.

Introducing the Trinnov Audio D-Mon Series

Introducing the Trinnov Audio D-Mon Series

Jigsaw24 welcome the launch of the Trinnov Audio D-Mon Series, a new range of digital integrated monitoring processors, with the acclaimed optimiser room correction and X-Mon replacement capability for an Avid Pro Tools | S6 control surface.

The D-Mon features the Trinnov Optimiser at its core, providing the user with the ability to have perfectly tuned speakers set for the room and an astonishingly accurate listening environment, allowing for faster workflow and higher quality results.

As part of Avid’s third party programme, the D-Mon Series has been developed primarily to meet the Eucon protocol specifications to provide Avid Pro Tools users with a comprehensive alternative to the X-Mon analogue processor for the S6 and S3 control surfaces, and is also backwards-compatible supporting Avid ICON D-Control and D-Command.

The D-Mon is designed to not only replace the Avid X-Mon, but also interface with any DAW studio and act as a console centre section. It offers the user a number of features alongside the optimiser room correction at its core, like switching, routing, summing, assigning inputs to cue, stem mixes, sends for foldback, listen and talkback feeds. The D-Mon is a complete monitoring solution for the modern studio and then some…

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D-Mon Series Highlights

– D-Mon|8 (5.1/7.1 studios): 24 Digital I/O | 8 Analogue I/O | 8 Analogue High Definition Outputs.

– D-Mon|4 (Stereo/LCRS studios) : 8 Digital I/O | 4 Analogue I/O | 8 Analogue High Definition.

– Globally acclaimed optimiser for perfect acoustic tuning of multiple stereo up to 7.1 speaker sets, with comprehensive functions and processing for advanced monitoring.

– Compliant with Avid control surfaces, including Eucon (S6, S5, S3), and X-Mon Midi (D-Control & D-Command).

– Full audio routing matrix.

– User-assignable functions (main, alternate, cues, talkback, listen-back, headphones).

– 18×16 internal mixer (D-Mon|8) 12×8 internal mixer (D-Mon|4).

– Digital and analogue inserts.

– Fully assignable intercom control, talkback and listen-back inputs with phantom power.

– Outstanding sonic performance and processing from the world leader in room correction.

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Want to check out Trinnov D-Mon yourself? Come on down to our Soho-based ‘Steampunk’ demo studio and hear the D-Mon range in action, fully functioning with the Avid Pro Tools | S6 and our unique JBL Professional 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos Premix-capable monitoring system.

Call us on 03332 409 306 or drop an email to our pro audio solutions specialists at audio@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Audio on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Avid ICON to Pro Tools | S6 exchange from Jigsaw24

Avid ICON to Pro Tools | S6 exchange from Jigsaw24

Avid ICON to S6 Exchange 2016

Starting today (20th August 2015) Avid is introducing special pricing for existing D-Command and D-Control customers, which will offer the opportunity to exchange their ICON hardware for a new Pro Tools | S6 System, with a significant discount available (up to 20% off the usual RRP pricing).

Launched in September 2013, the Avid Pro Tools | S6 controller has rapidly become a new industry standard, with installs in many of the world’s top professional audio facilities. Leveraging the best of the ICON and System 5 product families in a revolutionary modular design, Pro Tools | S6 delivers superior ergonomics and intelligent studio control, providing an intuitive, immersive experience for the modern sound engineer.

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The Avid Pro Tools | S6 Exchange Pricing will be bespoke and tailored to each customer’s specific requirements. For further information or to book a test drive in our fully spec’d Avid Pro Tools | S6-equipped ’Steampunk’ demo studio, please contact our Avid audio specialists on audio@Jigsaw24.com or 03332 400 888.

To find out more about the Avid Pro Tools | S6, take a look at our Mixing Redefined article series here.

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JBL 7 series: Professional monitors

JBL 7 series: Professional monitors

JBL Professional has a long standing reputation for being the industry standard monitor for cinema sound surround installations. Look behind the screens at any major film or TV dubbing facility and you’re likely to find a JBL. The company has now brought this unrivalled reputation to smaller scale installations with the new JBL LSR 7 Series Master Reference Monitors, and boy do they look and sound good!

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Here’s the press release from JBL…

The first in JBL’s new 7 Series line, the 705i and 708i models answer the call for next generation multi-channel monitoring in post-production suites, professional music studios, broadcast facilities and OB trucks. Leveraging patented technologies developed for the flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor, 7 series studio monitors deliver detailed imaging, extended frequency response and remarkable output from compact enclosures. Centrally amplified and tuned, and easily installed, 705i and 708i studio monitors are the heart of an elegant, scalable system for broadcast and post facilities working in next generation, immersive audio formats.

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Next generation systems for post and broadcast production in control rooms and trucks

– Modular and scalable for number of channels and room size.

– 7 Series Monitors and the JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor can be combined to produce a wide range of systems.

– Compact enclosures and mounting hardware allow versatile mounting options and unobstructed sight lines.

– Centralised amplification and processing eliminates the requirement for a power source at each speaker location.

– BSS BLU link Networked Audio for ease of interface and reduced system noise.

– Harman HiQnet equipped components can be centrally controlled via hardware, software or wireless tablet.

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Amplification

JBL removed all but the essential components from the speaker. The system leverages the superb performance and high density of eight channel Crown CT8150 and DCi8300N amps to:

– Reduce speaker system size and weight.

– Eliminate the need to provide electric power at each speaker location.

– Reduce system complexity. Blue link networked audio in the DCi N amps simplifies installation and reduces opportunity for system noise.

– LSR705i and LSR708i Dividing Network can be bypassed for bi-amplified operation.

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Signal processing and control

– Speakers are centrally processed using BSS Soundweb London signal processors.

– The BSS London allows perfectly matched tunings for the LSR708i and LSR705i models.

– Available room tuning filters provide a more consistent listening experience in a range of post production and broadcast rooms.

– Inputs to the system can be analog or digital.

– Session functions such as level, individual speaker solo, fold down and more can be centrally controlled via BSS hardware, Audio Architect Software, or tablet via a wireless router.

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Want to find out more about the JBL 7 series? Good news, we’ve just installed them in our Soho centre! Contact audio@Jigsaw24.com to find out how you can demo our new kit. For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Audio on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.