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

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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.

 

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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Meet the Jigsaw24 Pro Audio Experts!

Meet the Jigsaw24 Pro Audio Experts!

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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Here’s what Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Film Sound Mixer Niv Adiri had to say about Jigsaw24’s Pro Audio Experts…

Don’t forget…
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!

Want to find out more about our Pro Audio Solutions? Get in touch with the team on broadcast@Jigsaw24.com or call 03332 400 888. For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Audio on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

DAD: Making your DAW sound amazing

DAD: Making your DAW sound amazing

The Pro Audio team at Jigsaw24 know the sound of a good thing when they hear it, and currently blowing us away is the amazing sound of the DAD (Digital Audio Denmark) AX32 and DX32 range of digital audio convertors.

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Already the preferred choice of many of the world’s most respected professional audio production facilities, such as the legendary Abbey Road Studios, the AX32 and DX32 range of DAD convertors not only sound amazing but also bring a whole new level of functionality to any EUCON-based DAW control surface via their recently released, ground-breaking PRO|MON monitor controller option.

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DAD PRO|MON is a solution for monitor controller for the Pro Tools | S6 and other EUCON 3 enabled control surfaces. It takes monitor control to a whole new level by providing functionality of both the Avid XMON and Studio Monitor Pro in one and the same platform with various I/O that will easily adapt to any Pro Tools HD, HDX or HD Native S6-based hardware environment, enabling music and post-production facilities to benefit from interfacing to both analogue and digital domains with speaker formats from stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 all the way to 64 channels for Dolby Atmos.

DAD Monitor Control

The PRO|MON Monitor Control is available on the AX32 AD/DA convertor and digital matrix, as well as the DX32 Digital audio interface and matrix, to operate as an audio signal processor providing high resolution signal summing and low latency routing of monitor signals. The monitor control is managed via the DADman 4.2 software application, which has support for the EUCON 3 control protocol, enabling full control of the monitor functionality.

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The versatile I/O and matrix platform comprise up to 48 channel analogue inputs or outputs, 16 channel AES/EBU I/O, 64 to 192 channel MADI I/O on up to three MADI ports, 64 channel interface for Pro Tools HD, HDX and HD Native, 64 channels of DANTE networked audio I/O as well as an embedder/de-embedder of audio from Video SDI. This enables the DAD products to perform very flexible signal routing using all the interfaces of the unit, as well as summing processing with 256 inputs and 32 outputs. With the optional DANTE audio over IP functionality, the AX32 or DX32 can deliver sample accurate audio to other DANTE-enabled devices or route signals around a facility using an existing network infrastructure.

Product highlights

Flexible AD/DA interface configuration, with mic-pre option

  • 8 to 48 analogue channels.
  • 8 channels on a card.
  • 8 channel line in AD card.
  • 8 channel line/mic pre in AD car.
  • 8 channel line out DA card with output level control.
  • Sample rates 44.1kHz up to 384kHz/DSD.
  • High precision internal clock and PLL.

Versatile digital interface structure

  • 8 AES3 I/O interfaces.
  • MADI coax and optical I/O.
  • 64 channel interface for Pro Tools.
  • Ethernet IP audio interface for 64 I/O channels using Dante.
  • Sync via word clock, AES11, video and all digital I/O.
  • Adapt to incoming sample rate.
  • Optional channel patching and multiplexer engine.

Easy control of convertor parameters

  • Settings control via front panel knobs and large LCD display.
  • Operation via DADman control software for Windows and OS X.
  • Ethernet control interface.
  • Compliant with the Dante Ethernet controller.

Want to check out DAD’s AX32 and DX32 convertors yourself? Come on down to our Soho-based ‘Steampunk’ demo studio and hear the DAD range in action, fully functioning with the Avid Pro Tools | S6 console and our unique JBL Professional 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos Premix-capable monitoring.

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 Pro Tools | S6: Mixing Redefined (Part Three)

Avid Pro Tools | S6: Mixing Redefined (Part Three)

In the third part of this series, we take a look at the different engines and options available, as well as the launch of  Avid Pro Tools | S6 v2.

Engines and options

M40 V M10

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The engine you choose dictates the total number of modules you can include in your S6 and impacts its overall size and customisability. Choose the high-performance M40 for large-scale productions that require maximum channels, high-resolution metering screens, and customisability, or the more affordable M10 for productions that need to fit into smaller rooms and budgets.

Both feature a tilting 12.1-inch multipoint touchscreen, eight adjacent rotary encoders, and dedicated knobs and keys for monitoring and global control, enabling you to view, access, and edit different aspects of your mix – such as tracks, processing, and metering – without mousing through menus.

Surface accessories – ergonomic extras to personalise your desk

– Blank panel: Cover empty module spaces with a smooth surface.

– Display VESA arm: Mount your DAW monitor on the surface with an adjustable arm.

– Producer’s desk: Integrate a keyboard and DAW display directly into your control surface.

– Sliding script tray: Hold pen, paper, and your personal devices within easy reach.

– Speaker bridge mount: Place speakers in an optimal position with the S6 frame.

– Sliding keyboard tray: Get hands-on with your computer keyboard wherever you’re sitting.

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Hot off the press – Pro Tools|S6 v2

Announced today (13th July), here’s what you can expect from the latest instalment of Pro Tools|S6:

– Customisable Spill Zones for layouts, VCA spills and track types.

– Expand zone: Dedicated one or two knob modules for control of attention track.

– Fader flip.

– Automation graphs on CDM waveform displays option.

– Bank justification prefs.

– Save layouts to DAW session.

– Show hidden tracks.

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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.

 

Avid Pro Tools | S6: Mixing Redefined (Part Two)

Avid Pro Tools | S6: Mixing Redefined (Part Two)

In this part of the article series, we look at the modular design of the Avid Pro Tools | S6 control surface

Modular design

Build your own console

Because S6 can be scaled both horizontally and vertically using an array of surface modules, you can configure it with the modules you need now to fit your budget, with room to expand as your needs grow. Choose one of the pre-configured systems or build your own. Here’s a look at the various modules and other hardware you can choose.

Channel modules

Channel modules provide the control and feedback elements you need from faders and knobs, to processing and metering. All modules feature reliable, high-speed Ethernet connectivity for easy set-up. Whether a pre-configured surface meets your needs or you want to mix and match modules in your own custom creation, here are the modules you can choose:

S6 fader module:

– Eight motorised faders.

– Dual tri-colour LED meters per channel (with gain reduction meter).

– Mute, solo and other switches with colour LEDs.

– Control levels for eight simultaneous tracks.

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S6 knob module:

– 32 multicolour LED top-lit knobs (four per channel) 32 OLED displays for labels and visual feedback.

– 11 function select switches per channel with colour LEDs.

– Works in conjunction with the Process Module.

– Control up to 32 simultaneous encoder values; stack two Knob Modules (S6 M40-based surfaces only) to get up to nine knobs per channel.

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S6 process module:

– Eight multicolour LED top-lit knobs (one per channel).

– 22 function select switches per channel with colour LEDs.

– Eight OLED displays for labels and visual feedback.

– Provides mode selectors for Knob Modules to control up to nine simultaneous encoder values.

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S6 display module:

– 8-channel high-resolution TFT display.

– Integrated single board computer.

– Available only with S6 M40 configurations.

– Provides deep visual feedback, including channel names, audio meters, routing groups, DAW affiliation, scrolling Pro Tools waveforms, and more.

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S6 automation module:

This master module is included in all pre-configured systems, but is an optional add when building your own S6 M40-based surface (though you’d probably want one). It features a full transport control section (including a shuttle/jog wheel), focus fader, automation control, colour shortcut displays and switches, a numeric keypad, and more for writing automation and navigating projects.

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S6 joystick module:

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-inch 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.

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S6 post module: 

This master module is an option for both M10- and M40-based S6 systems. Designed for re-recording mixers and other audio post pros, this sound mixing/monitoring master module that enables you to switch between recorded tracks/stems and their inputs and punch into record. It offers two rows of 10 PEC/DIRECT paddles with solo and mute buttons. Each paddle includes a high-resolution OLED display to view track/stem names. You can also spill stems out onto adjacent paddles for individual control and customize Soft Keys on the 3.2-inch TFT. With dedicated monitor controls, the S6 Post Module greatly speeds up workflows, enabling you to quickly switch between monitors and dim, cut, or fold down your mix. And with VCA support on the paddles, you can easily control over 200 tracks to create the biggest, most immersive soundtracks.

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Take a look at part three of our series, including the launch of Pro Tools|S6 v2.

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.