NEWS

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

Contact us for more details.

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.

Let’s Meet in Frankfurt

If you come to Frankfurt to see the latest and greatest in gear (and beer), give us a ring or drop us a line. We’d be happy to introduce you to the people who actually make the tools and toys you use every day. We’ll be around 5-6.4., Wednesday and Thursday – don’t hesitate to give us a call and demand a free beer.

Barefoot Footprint01 Arrived – And They Rock

We just got boxes full of sweet sound goodness from Portland. After quick listening it’s easy to understand what the hype is about – these babies are small but offer astonishingly balanced and deep sound with huge sweet spot. Especially considering the price and size, Footprint01 will change the game by making the non-compromising Barefoot sound available to anybody.

You should definitely have a listen to the Barefoot Footprint01s before you fork out your hard-earned money for new speakers. Contact us for a demo in our showroom or in your own studio.

Pro Tools Oscar Galore

Once again, Avid Pro Tools was the overwhelmingly preferred DAW for Oscar nominees this year. Best Sound Editing nominees Sylvain Bellemare for Arrival, Wylie Stateman for Deep Water Horizon, Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright for Hacksaw Ridge and Tom Ozanich for Sully, and Best Sound Mixing nominees Kevin O’Connell for Hacksaw Ridge, and Stuart Wilson and Christopher Scarabosio for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story all used Avid Pro Tools, the industry’s foremost digital audio software to bring the sounds of their nominated films to life.

Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell, who won the award for Best Sound Mixing for his work on Hacksaw Ridge, said, “Despite shrinking post-production schedules and budgets, the demand for an Oscar-worthy soundtrack has never been greater. My Avid S3 control surface and Pro Tools help make that possible.”

All five nominated songs for Best Original Song were created using Pro Tools, including winner City of Stars (Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul), Audition (Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul), Can’t Stop the Feeling (Justin Timberlake, Max Martin Karl, Johan Schuster), The Empty Chair (J. Ralph and Sting) and How Far I’ll Go (Lin-Manuel Miranda).