Pro Tools HD is now Ultimate

Pro Tools HD software just got a new name, Pro Tools Ultimate.

This reflects the new naming of other Avid’s creative tools, Sibelius and Media Composer. All come now in three levels: First, “Normal” and Ultimate.

The new Pro Tools Ultimate 2018.4 comes now with access to Avid Complete Plugin Bundle which includes all Avid plug-ins except HEAT, Aphex Aural Exciter and Big Bottom Pro. Pro Tools MachineControl is now also included for all users with active upgrade plan.

Note that ‘Ultimate’ rebranding only applies to Pro Tools software, not to hardware.

Contact us for more details.

New Pro Tools Branding

Avid today released the new, improved packaging and branding of Pro Tools. Over the recent years all the upgrades, renewals, reinstatements, EDU versions etc. got so complicated that it was hard to know which product to choose.

Pro Tools First is targeted for new users who want to use many of the same tools used by their favorite artists and recording studios – for free. Pro Tools is the industry standard DAW for Music productions for advanced users. Pro Tools Ultimate serves the very top end of music and post production world.

On top of having three clear versions of Pro Tools for different needs, the license types are now color-coded: New perpetual licenses have purple stickers, subscription licenses blue, and software update and support plan renewals are marked grey.

Still confused? Give us a call, we’re glad to help.

SEC at Prolight & Sound Frankfurt

When the first bushes outside start to get green, it’s time to pack your bags and head to Frankfurt.

This year we’ll reveal some exciting brands that we’re going to represent. There will also be fresh spring winds from Avid.

Call us to meet, the beer is on us!

Pro Tools Training – Early Bird Special [U] NEW DATES!

4-8.6. we offer another one of the popular Avid Pro Tools courses. In 5 information packed days you’ll become an Avid Certified Pro Tools User and discover cool ways to drastically speed up your workflow. SEC offers the only official, Avid-certified courses in Switzerland, filled with deep knowledge of the world’s standard DAW for professional audio production.

What: Pro Tools 101 & 110 courses

When: 4-6.18

Where: Ecole de Musique Farkas, Fribourg

Instructor: Alexander Saacks – Avid Certified 310-Level Pro Tools Expert, Instructor and ACSR Support Representative.

Price: Fr. 349.-/day incl. course material, lunch and exams.

Courses, books and the certification exams are in English. Due to the intensive courseware, we keep the groups small so book now to guarantee your seat.

Early bird special: Book before 1.5.18 and pay only Fr. 299.-/day!

Oxford Dynamic EQ Now Also For Pro Tools HDX

Following its very successful release on Native and UAD platforms, Sonnox today released Oxford Dynamic EQ as a Avid HDX AAX DSP-supported version.

As an introductory special, all new Oxford Dynamic EQ for Pro Tools HDX sales will be discounted by 25% until 16th April 2018.

Contact us now to order while the special lasts!

Technical Update 13.3.18 – EUCON 18.3

EuControl/Workstation software version 18.3 (formally 3.8) for the S6, S3, Dock, Pro Tools|Control, and Artist Series is now available adding many cool features and fixing bugs.

Main New Features:
– New Unified Installer
– iPad Control App work with S6
– Load and Save As softkey Appsets
– Reverse Inserts and DYN knobs option on S3
– Improved knob responce for the Dock
– Add Auto Rec flashing light to Dock Fader
– Faster Layout recall speed on S6
– Parameter values on S6 expand faders
– Many bug fixes
– Multi Workstation Softkey Macros for S6 that enable instantaneous control over multiple DAW’s

Manny Marroquin, “All the things that I look for in a monitor”

Manny Marroquin (The Rolling Stones, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Rihanna) is one of the hottest mixers on the planet with 40 number 1 hits and 100 Top Ten albums under his belt.

To deliver top quality results, Manny needs top quality gear. “I think the key is, the studio monitor. Does that monitor inspire you? Whatever I drive in to it, i gotta be able to get influenced with what comes out.”

Regarding Barefoots: “I just immediately fell in love with them because they were just powerful. They were punchy. They were musical. They were not too pretty, but yet not too raw. All the things that I look for in a monitor.”

Want to hear why Manny loves his Barefoots? Come to our showroom to check out our massive Barefoot Wall Of Sound. You can A/B Footprint01, MM45, MM27Gen2, MM26 and MM12 as well as our collection of other high-end studio monitors. Give us a ring, grab your favourite CDs, and let’s meet in Uznach.

And as Barefoot Sound likes to say: Hear What They Hear.

Technical Update 8.3.18

– Avid released Pro Tools 2018.3 update with several bugfixes. This update is free to Pro Tools customers with a current upgrade plan. Release notes here.

Avid Users Sweep Oscars

Avid Pro Tools and Media Composer continued to dominate film and audio editing at the 90th Oscars gala. Every nominee and award winner in the categories of film editing, sound editing, sound mixing, and original song score relied on Avid creative tools and workflow solutions to craft the most celebrated films of the year.

Sound mixers Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett were nominated for Sound Mixing for Blade Runner 2049. Said Bartlett, “Pro Tools is the foundation for everything we work on in post-production sound. It has given us the ability to do things with sound that we never even dreamed of in the past. The attention to detail and creative possibilities are endless.”

New: Swiss Pro Tools USB Keyboard

SEC proudly presents: Genuinely Swiss 🇨🇭 MacOS keyboard for Avid Pro Tools. Now you can have full control of Pro Tools and also get the track names right.

The keyboard has a built-in macOS chip for full macOS compatibility so there’s no need for drivers and tedious setup. Unlike Apple’s new keyboards, SEC Swiss Pro Tools USB Keyboard comes with 1.5m USB cable for maximum reliability – no issues with batteries or Bluetooth connectivity. It includes two USB 2 (100mA each) ports for additional USB gear and lift extenders in the back for higher typing angle if desired. 3 built-in LEDs indicate Caps Lock, fn Lock and Power.

Special launch price only Fr. 149.- incl. MwSt until end of March. Order yours now!