NEWS

New Sonnox Oxford Dynamic EQ

There are many scenarios in mixing and mastering where EQ is required, but where the application of static EQ will result in too much or too little change as the signal varies over time. Or, a signal may require compression/expansion in some frequency ranges more than others.

Multi-band compression (MBC) is a common solution but MBC provides little flexibility over the shape of the processed band and can suffer from static phase distortion. Linear phase MBC requires high processing latency and can exhibit detrimental low frequency artefacts.

The Sonnox Oxford Dynamic EQ solves all these problems, and enables styles of processing and problem solving which are impossible with a conventional EQ or MBC. All accomplished with hallmark Sonnox precision, transparency and musicality. 

– 5 bands of ‘R3 Type 3’ proportional-Q dynamic equalisation with optional shelf type
– All bands can overlap fluidly without the static phase distortion or low frequency artefacts associated with multi-band compressors
– Each band can process and/or detect from mono, stereo, mid or side channels
– Flexible per-band internal/external side chain controls
– Allows up/down compression and up/down expansion
– Unique onset detection option for very precise transient processing
– A clear and informative GUI simplifies the often complex workflows associated with multi-band dynamic plug-in
– An easy workflow for both mixing and mastering

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Antelope Goliath HD Shipping Now

Antelope just released their new flagship audio interface which offers truly stunning connectivity, flexibility, and technical specs.

Sporting 64 channels of Mini-DigiLink connectivity for Pro Tools HDX and HD Native, Goliath HD comes with Thunderbolt 2, USB 3, MADI, AES/EBU, ADAT, SPDIF, analog line in/out, 4 Hi-Z inputs, 2 ReAmp outs and 16ch of Mic Pres. Basically this box has everything except the kitchen sink and espresso machine.

Also included are FPGA based plug-ins which can be used for tracking and mixing, configuration software running on DAW host machine, wireless app for remote control and touch screen for intuitive user interface.

Analog Inputs
– 2 DB25 (16 channels total)
– 16 Mic / Line on XLR combos
– 4 Hi-Z 1/4″” TRS
– 2 Inserts on 1/4″ TRS

Analog Outputs
– 4 DB25 (32 channels total)
– 1 Stereo pair of Monitor outs on 1/4″” TRS
– 2 Stereo Headphone outs on 1/4″” TRS
– 2 ReAmp outs on 1/4” TRS

D/A Monitor ConverterDynamic Range: 132dBTHD + N: -108dB
A/D Converter Dynamic Range: 124 dBTHD + N: -112 dB
D/A Converters Dynamic Range: 129 dBTHD + N: -120 dB
Mic Preamps Gain: 0,10 – 65 dBTHD + N: -112 dB

Digital I/O
– 2 ADAT (up to 16 channels)
– 1 S/PDIF
– 1 AES/EBU (8 channels)
– 2 MADI
– USB 3.0 Super-Speed, Type B connector
– Thunderbolt Gen2
– 2 Mini-DigiLink connectors for direct Pro Tools HDX/HDN connection, 32 Channels I/O each (total of 64 channels)

Clocking
– 1 Word Clock in, 2 Word Clock out
– 1 Atomic Clock Input
– 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking64-bit DDSOven Controlled Crystal Oscillator

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New Pro Tools 12.8 Available

The new Pro tools 12.8 brings many enhancements, most interesting being native Dolby Atmos workflow. We saw it at AES Berlin and it’s truly both easy to use and very flexible. Pro Tools 12.8 is coupled with upgrades to S6 v3.6.1 and System 5 v6.1.0. Pro tools 12.8 is a free upgrade to all users with active upgrade plan, you’ll find the download link from you Avid account.

Main features:
– Native Dolby Atmos mixing (Pro Tools | HD) – create stunning immersive mixes with the slickest Dolby Atmos workflows. Work with Atmos 7.1.2 stems, native object panning, integrated Avid control surfaces, and more.
– Now you can work with up to 10 collaborators in the cloud on a single project, including Pro Tools | First users.
– Avid NEXIS support (Pro Tools | HD). Instantly gain new collaborative workflows. And sharply decrease content turnaround time with this powerful shared storage solution.

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New AKA Design Custom Desks for Avid S6

Since Avid S6 was introduced, AKA Design has built over 100 desks for it, including numerous custom solutions. Available in various styles and finishes, AKA desks can transform your studio’s looks to the next level.

Check out the linked catalog for inspiration and let us know which styles would suite your working space.

AKA Avid S6 and S3 Catalogue 2017/18

 

Logickeyboard Now Available At SEC

We’re very happy to announce that we just added Logickeyboard’s super practical keyboards and skins to our product palette. 

Logickeyboard manufactures custom keyboards for dozens of video editing, audio editing, visual effects, 2D/3D/motion graphics, photo finishing, character generation, coloring, stage lighting, and assistive applications. Their keyboards and skins are functional, stylish, and built for maximum efficiency in Denmark.

Check out the new übercool backlit Pro Tools keyboard in our showroom. Absolutely perfect for low-light post pro work.

Need more info? Contact us here.

Sonnox 10 Years – All Plugs 50 Off

To celebrate their 10th birthday, Sonnox is offering 50% discount on all plug-ins and bundles. The special ends 15.6. so don’t wait too long as there’s no better time than now to bring Sonnox hallmark transparency, precision and ease of use into your workflow. Some restrictions apply so give us a call or send a mail for details.

Meet Us at AES Berlin

It’s springtime which in pro audio world means it’s time to head to AES Europe.

This year’s convention will be held in Berlin 20-22.5. For the first time in Europe, you can check out the spanking new native Dolby Atmos integration with Pro Tools HD and Avid Pro Tools S6 on Avid stand. 

If you’re coming as well, drop us a mail or give us a ring. See you in Berlin!

SEC Crew Avid ACSR Certified

We’re happy to report that after days of pre-study and exams, SEC’s Jonathan Rüegg (mid) and Alexander Saacks (right) were approved to attend Avid ACSR training in London by the top training guy on the continent, Justin Fraser (left).

After few days with Justin at legendary Pinewood Studios, both Jonathan and Alex made the grades with flying colors and are now not only happy campers but also official Pro Tools 400-level Avid Certified Support Representatives. So when you need true pro Avid sales and support, drop us a line or give us a ring.

Dolby Atmos Integration in Pro Tools HD

Dolby Atmos is becoming the hottest thing in cinema and home theater, enabling filmmakers to deliver bigger, more immersive audio experiences to viewers worldwide.

After few years of hard work behind the scenes with top Hollywood studios and sound engineers, Avid will soon be delivering the deepest Dolby Atmos integration across the Pro Tools | HD ecosystem. Coming this Q, a new Pro Tools HD software with built-in Dolby Atmos integration will be available with most efficient immersive audio mixing workflows of any DAW in the industry.

– Work with a variety of Dolby Atmos speaker configurations, with support for 7.1.2 & 7.0.2 stem formats, as well as built-in fold-down logic
– Make mixing decisions on the fly from your Pro Tools mixer with 3D object routing and panning
– Dial-in mixes using synchronized audio and automation punches while re-recording
– Dolby Atmos workflow integration in Pro Tools | S6 delivers the most affordable console for mixing the most immersive audio format
– Monitor and route hundreds of audio inputs and outputs through Pro Tools | MTRX, essential for preserving bandwidth and sonic fidelity when mixing any large-scale immersive audio format
– Re-purpose content faster with support for ADM BWAV files with embedded print master metadata

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New Official Avid Pro Tools 12 Training in May

How to expand your Pro Tools knowledge big time in only few days? You have a perfect opportunity for that this May at our next Avid Pro Tools 12 courses. As the only authorized Avid Learning Partner in Switzerland, SEC brings you the official, professional Avid training which gets you to the next level and speeds up your workflow considerably.

These courses have already been visited by the staff of top studios, freelancers as well all major Swiss broadcasters and the echo has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic.

Our next courses run over two weekends in May:

– PT101 – Fundamentals I, 13-14.5., 2 days, Fr. 990.- incl. lunch

– PT110 – Fundamentals II, 19-21.5., 3 days, 1’485-. incl. lunch

Location: Ecole de Musique Farkas, Fribourg

Instructor: Alexander Saacks – Avid Certified Pro Tools Expert, Instructor and Support Representative.

The May ’17 courses are spoken in French and English. The course material and online certification exams (all included in price) are in English.

Due to the intensive course material, we keep the classes very small so book now to secure your seat.