Sound 24 is multi-award winning audio post-production company owned by film sound supervisor and movie industry legend Glenn Freemantle. With a reputation for excellence and a credit list that includes some of the most critically lauded and financially successful movies made in the last 25 years, Sound 24 is deservedly ranked as one of the finest audio post companies in the world.
Jigsaw24 recently installed an Avid Pro Tools | S6 control surface in Sound 24’s facilities in Pinewood Film Studios. Once everything was up and running, we caught up with OSCAR and BAFTA award-winning sound designer and re-recording mixer Niv Adiri to discuss the company’s remarkable success, and how using Avid audio products has helped Sound 24 make movies sound amazing!
The Pro Audio Solutions team at Jigsaw24 welcome the release of the Pro Tools | Dock, the latest addition to the Avid Pro Mixing family.
The Pro Tools | Dock is a compact, ergonomic, EUCON control surface designed to integrate with the free Pro Tools | Control iPad app, and based on the advanced touchscreen workflows on the Master Touch Module of the award-winning Pro Tools | S6. This system demonstrates Avid’s 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. It’s equally adept at editorial and mixing workflow enhancement. And, when the Dock is paired with Pro Tools | S3, you gain complementary and enhanced functionality with the dedicated automation switches, transport controls, weighted aluminum jog wheel, colour-coded Soft Key switches and more…
The image below of the iPad screen shows you the key concept of a ‘super’ Channel view. The Dock’s eight soft knobs can be used to control parameters like EQ, Dynamics, Panning and Sends on the Attentioned (focused) channel – just like the S6 Master Touch Module. This new ‘super’ Channel view on Pro Tools | Control is also now available in the free iOS app! A better view of the cool, new expanded Channel view can be seen below:
A highly requested enhancement, that will also be free to all Pro Tools | Control App users, is the colour-mapped Soft Keys larger view, (pictured below connected to the Dock). The two rows of LED colour-coded buttons on the Dock change colours and map to the Soft Keys in the smaller view on your iPad lining up directly underneath the matching soft button on-screen.
The iPad and Pro Tools | Control app are also now qualified to work as a wired direct connection to your Ethernet network with two adapters from Apple (the wired Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter + USB 2 to Ethernet Adapter) for connection of an Ethernet cable.
With the imminent shipment of the Avid Pro Tools | Dock, this release provides major feature set improvements for the Pro Tools | Control app for iPad, and compatibility for the long awaited Dock within the EuControl software.
The addition of a ‘Channel’ page adds focus on the selected track’s instantiated plugins. Dedicated pages for Dynamics and EQ grant easy access to corresponding parameters.
With a dedicated Pan tab too, we are given access to touch screen panning, from stereo to 7.1 surround.
That’s along with Tabs for Sends, Group assignments and Input. Those familiar with the Avid S6 MTM will recognise the similarities introduced to the Pro Tools | Control app.
The ‘Soft Keys’ page provides a much larger display for the assigned key sets, allowing the user to access more keys on one page, similar to the Artist Control hardware.
Combined with the Avid Pro Tools | Dock, the Pro Tools | Control app provides an extremely powerful EUCON control surface, similar in functionality and workflow to the flagship Avid S6 Master unit.
The Pro Audio team at Jigsaw24 welcomes the Pro Tools | Dock, a new compact, ergonomic, EUCON control surface designed to integrate with 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!
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.
In August 2015, we installed a 16 fader S6/M40 in the world-renowned, North London-based educational facility Abbey Road Institute.
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.
In October 2015, we installed two 24 fader S6/M40s into Evolutions‘ new Berwick Street, London-based post-production facility.
In November 2015, we installed a 16 fader S6/M40 in Splice, the Shoreditch, London-based post-production facility.
In January 2016, we supplied an S3 plus Mac Pro-based Pro Tools | HDX system to Dominic Gibbs, renowned film sound supervisor.
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’.
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.
We’ve got a great team of Pro Audio Experts based across our three offices in Nottingham, MediaCityUK and Soho. And recently we’ve added new faces to our super Soho squad, so we thought it was about time we introduced you to them. Meet our London-based Pro Audio Experts…
Introducing… Andy Brooks, Head of Business Development | Pro Audio
With over 25 years experience supplying over 500 Avid audio solutions, we’re thrilled to have Andy Brooks on board as part of our Pro Audio team. Andy counts some of the world’s most respected audio production facilities, record producers, recording engineers and music artists among his long-term customers, including Abbey Road Studios, Deluxe Media, Halo Post and Warner Brothers.
Introducing… Dave ‘Saxon’ Greenep, Senior Creative Consultant | Pro Audio
Saxon has enjoyed a varied 15-year career in the Pro Audio industry. From being the in-house engineer and musician at Mute Records/EMI Studios (where he worked with the likes of Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Nick Cave, The Bad Seeds and Mute’s founder Daniel Miller), to being the composer/mix engineer and editor on commercials for Wrangler, Urban Outfitters and Shepperton Studios, it’s safe to say he knows his stuff!
Saxon’s broad knowledge of Pro Audio allowed him to found ‘The Global Music Community’, a thriving social network for members of the audio industry. In the six months Saxon’s been with us, he’s completed major on-site audio installations for Channel 5, Halo Post, SNK Studios, Sound 24, Splice Post and Steve Lipson/Near Perfect Productions.
Introducing… Matt Lewis, Senior Technical Consultant | Pro Audio
We’ve also added Matt Lewis to our master lineup. He’s been in the game for over ten years now and has worked as an audio producer and engineer, gaining experience in post-production, live entertainment, broadcast, recording studios, corporate enterprises and teaching academies. He’s worked alongside some of the most prestigious companies in the world too, including Apple, BBC, Warner Brothers, Universal Music and Evolutions Television.
Here’s what Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Film Sound Mixer Niv Adiri had to say about Jigsaw24’s Pro Audio Experts…
As well as being Experts with Pro Audio, don’t forget you can also count on us for supplying your complete, end-to-end Broadcast and Post-Production solutions. Visit www.Jigsaw24.com/broadcast to see how we can help you!