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.

Avid Pro Tools | Dock Now Shipping

Avid Pro Tools | Dock Now Shipping

The Pro Audio Solutions team at Jigsaw24 welcome the release of the Pro Tools | Dock, the latest addition to the Avid Pro Mixing family.

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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…

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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:

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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.

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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.

Want to book a demo? drop an e-mail to our Pro Audio Solutions specialists at audio@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook

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.

0Airborn S6 2016

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.

Working with… film sound supervisor Dominic Gibbs

Working with… film sound supervisor Dominic Gibbs

Over the past twenty years, Dominic Gibbs has supervised the sound on a multitude of Hollywood movie blockbusters including Edge of Tomorrow, Legend, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Wrath of the Titans. Having just set him up with a new Avid Pro Tools | S3, we hung around and tried to wrangle a few free tips from one of the busiest and most successful sound supervisors around…

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Please can you tell us a little about your work and what your company does?
We provide sound supervision and editorial services to the feature film industry. This has included work on a large variety of both independent and studio pictures.

Along with my team of experienced editors, we supply sound effects, design, backgrounds, foley, dialogue and ADR to help build a dynamic and unique soundtrack to each project we undertake.

What does the role of sound supervisor involve?
I manage and supervise the creation of the film’s soundtrack. I begin by meeting with the creative minds behind the movie to discuss any ideas they might have for the soundtrack, and to try and build a concept for how they would like the movie to sound when it’s finished.

Throughout the editorial process, I work closely with the director and picture editor to ensure that my team are working towards the same collective goal. I will also spend time designing sounds for the film, and working with each department within the sound team.

What projects have you worked on in the last few years?
Since 2014 I have supervised Edge Of Tomorrow (Warner Bros), The Man From U.NC.L.E. (Warner Bros), Legend (Working Title) and Takedown (Pinewood Pictures). I’m currently working on Guy Richie’s Knights of the Round Table.

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You have just installed a new control surface. Why did you decide on the Avid S3?
Our typical sessions are fairly large, so the S3 offers a great level of control in a reasonably compact surface. VCA spills and custom layouts fit well into navigating through our FX sessions.

You have also installed a new Mac Pro based Pro Tools | HDX system. Do you have any particular favourite features of the new setup? 
The new bounce features in Pro Tools 12 allow us to quickly export versions for each other and for the cutting room. Updates to the Mac make it easy to set up three or four displays, without the need for any additional video cards.

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What are the main benefits you’ve seen with the new system?
The Pro Tools| HDX/Mac Pro setup is a really quick system, so I’m rarely left waiting for much.

Does it allow you to take on anything your couldn’t before?
I don’t like to run massive sessions, but this system is much more stable than previous versions, which to me is far more important than the track count.

Any kind words for our team in Soho?
Jigsaw24 have always been a pleasure to deal with, they are well known for being the ‘go to’ guys in the post-production industry when it comes to system design and equipment supply – most of my team are customers of theirs too.

If you’d like to book a hands-on demo of the Avid S3, all you need to do is get in touch with our team at soho@jigsaw24.com. To find out more about our sound for picture solutions, get in touch on 03332 409 285 or at audio@Jigsaw24.com.