Avid reveal summer trade in deals for would-be Pro Tools S3 and S6 owners

Avid reveal summer trade in deals for would-be Pro Tools S3 and S6 owners

Avid have announced a string of summer deals that offer audio pros and higher education institutions the chance to trade in their current studio hardware for a discount on a brand new Pro Tools | S3 or Pro Tools | S6 control surface and more. 

If you’re looking to update your studio setup or are an educator wanting to get students working on industry-standard kit, you’ve got until September to trade in your existing hardware and get massive discounts on the latest Avid models. We’ve included a roundup of the offers below, but as many of the systems you’ll get a discount on are configured to order, you’ll need to get in touch with our team to trade in your kit. You can do that on 03332 409 306, at audio@Jigsaw24.com or by popping your details in the form at the bottom of the page.

Avid S6 Trade In 2016

If you’re using:

– A Pro Control

– A C24

– A D-Command

You can trade it in for: £2649 off any configuration of an S6 M10 system.

Avid S3|Pro Tools Dock 2015

If you own: 

– An Avid/Euphonix Artist Control or Artist Mix

– A Mackie Hui

– A Mackie Control Universal

You can trade it in for: an Avid S3 for just £2699 ex VAT

Avid Pro Tools HDX + Omni

If you own: 

– Any configuration of Pro Tools HD system

…and are trading it in for an HDX system, you can get an additional £1329 off your HDX system’s trade-in price.

Avid ICON to S6 Exchange 2016

HE institutions can now trade in:

– A 16 fader D-Control against the purchase of an S6 M40 16-5-D

– A 32 fader D-Control against the purchase of an S6 M40 32-5-D

Pro Tools HD Native ThunderboltThere’s an education-only fire sale on, with Avid offering all HE customers 10% off the cost of a new HD Native + Omni I/O system, and 10% off the purchase of a new Pro Tools S3 (meaning that if you’re an education customer, buying an S3 new is cheaper than the trade-in listed above).

To get in touch with our experts and spec out your system, fill in the form below, give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email audio@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news and reviews, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Introducing Mackie’s new iPad controlled mixer, the DL32R

Introducing Mackie’s new iPad controlled mixer, the DL32R

We’ve been fans of mixing on iPad ever since we realised it let us tech gigs from the pie van outside, so it’s no surprise we’re excited about Mackie’s new DL32R, which is controlled through their Master Fader iOS app. 


Mackie DL32R hardware

First let’s talk about the unit itself. It takes up a respectably compact 3U of rack space, and Mackie claim that you can take it anywhere because it’s “built like a tank.” It features 32 recallable mic pres – actually, Mackie tell us that all settings are totally recallable – 14 fully-assignable XLR outputs and stereo AES digital output.

You get 36 input channels with four band PEQ + HPF, gate and compression, 32 stereo-linkable input channels and four stereo-linkable return channels. The DL32R has 28 output busses with four band PEQ + HPF/LPF, 31 band GEQ, comp/limiter and alignment delay, 14 stereo-linkable aux sends, 6 stereo-linkable matrix buses, 6 stereo-linkable subgroups and main L?R buses. You’ll also get 6 VCAs and 6 mute groups, 3 stereo VX processors with dedicated sends and returns, full I/O routing with A/B sources per channel and modern and vintage options per processor.

A Dante expansion card is due to be released soon and will be sold separately.

Multi-channel recording and playback

More than just a live sound mixer, the Mackie DL32R canb pull in extra recording duties. You can do 24×24 recording/playback to a USB 2 hard drive, so you can record the show for later mix down, perform a virtual soundcheck, cue intermission music and backing tracks and even use your Mac or PC plug-ins in live shows.

Master Fader app control

The DL32R is controlled using Mackie’s Master Fader iPad app, and can support up to ten devices at once, so you can have up to ten people controlling various aspects of the DL32R at once, or using their iPad or iPhone as a personal monitor. Thankfully, you can limit the access rights of new users so that they can’t make adjustments you don’t want.

Get yourself a Mackie DL32R here.

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