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Pro Tools Carbon Webinar 24.11. 18:00

Deep-dive into the new Pro Tools Carbon hybrid audio production system this Thursday and see how it removes creative barriers to bring out your best performance.

In the webinar, hosted by Simon Sherbourne and Oskar Sadle, Audio Application Specialists at Avid, you will have the opportunity to:

 – Learn everything you need to know about Avid’s newest high-performance interface
 – Discover the power of intelligent Pro Tools integration and the hybrid engine
 – Hear from Avid Product Experts and get your questions answered in a live Q&A

Register now to secure your spot, Thu. 24.11., 18:00 CET.

Goodbye Latency – Welcome Pro Tools Carbon

Pro Tools Carbon is a hybrid audio production system that features incredible sound quality and combines the power of your native CPU with onboard HDX DSP acceleration. So you can push your computer to the limit when you mix and record through AAX DSP plugins with sub-1ms latency monitoring. All at the touch of a button. No 3rd party I/O mixers. No compatibility issues. No messy workarounds. All in Pro Tools.

With a custom-designed FPGA and eight HDX DSPs, Carbon is a powerhouse. The FPGA routes audio blazingly fast—one sample at a time—with near-zero latency, while the HDX DSPs handle real-time plugin processing, performing at an amazing 22.4 billion operations per second. So, no matter how big your session gets, or how many plugins you use in it, you can always record with sub-1 ms latency monitoring. And it frees up your CPU cores for virtual instruments and more creative mixing.

With a padless design, incredible 126 dB dynamic range, and support for 32-bit/192 kHz audio conversion, Carbon features the most pristine mic preamps Avid has ever made. And with Variable Z built in, you can adjust input impedance to optimize or alter the tone of any microphone or instrument—from dynamic and ribbon mics, to guitar and bass.

With 25 x 34 simultaneous I/O, Carbon is ready to record any session—from solo artists to full bands. Eight pristine preamps, four headphone outputs with 4 separate headphone mixes, and 16 channels of ADAT I/O open up creative possibilities for miking, cue mixing, and expansion.

Carbon connects to your computer over Ethernet. Based on AVB, our version of this high- bandwidth, low-latency connection streams audio to your host system at 32-bit float precision— the first in the industry. That means you’ll always have plenty of headroom throughout the system to optimize the sound quality and dynamics of your mix. And it primes Carbon for additional enhancements in the future.

Contact us for details, pricing and availability.

New Pro Tools 2020.11

Today Avid unveiled the latest version of Pro Tools, 2020.11. Many new features are now available, like:

 – Dark Theme for those evening sesions
 – Audio-To-MIDI tranforms audio to MIDI notes
 – Space Clips for easy clip distribution on the timeline
 – ADM file import and export for Dolby Atmos
 – Bounce to Quicktime is back for MOV, MP4, M4v and M4a files
 – Compatibility with Pro Tools Carbon

Check the release notes for more info.

New Eucon 2020.11.

Avid released today new 2020.11 version of Eucon for S1, S3, S4, S6 and Avid Dock controllers. The new version includes bug fixes and many new features like:

– Folder Track Spill
– EQ/DYN plug-in cycling
– Automation writing visual feedback on S4/S6 displays
– Avid Control Desktop which shows 8-32 hi-res meters, EQ/DYN/PAN graphs, automation feedback and other data for Avid S1/S3 control surfaces on your Mac’s or PC’s display

 

 

The Empire Strikes Back – 12.11.20, 19:00 CET

Avid will have a BIG announcement on Thursday, 12.11.20, 19:00 Central European Time.

Something which will have a huge impact on how audio engineers, musicians and producers will work in the future.

Something we’ve been dreaming of.

It’s so cool.

Click this link 12.11. 19:00.

New Waves V12

Waves introduces a major update to Waves plug-ins, offering loads of super practical enhancements to make you work easier and faster.

To update earlier plugins to Waves V12, you will need to be covered by the WUP Waves Update Plan (contact us for an update). In addition to receiving all plugin updates during the coverage period, you will also receive these V12 benefits:

– Resize plug-in with 5 adjustable sizes
– Fast, searchable pre set browser 
– Retina graphics and optimized GPU performance on Macs with retina displays
– Free plug-ins added to Platinum, Diamond, and Horizon owners get LoAir, Smack Attack, Submarine
– 2nd license for your plug-ins(!) for the duration of the WUP plan coverage

Why Trinnov – Sal Oliveri Explains

A long time Trinnov user, Sal Oliveri (Pink, Billy Joel, Carrie Underwood) goes deep into his use of the ST2 Pro and how it has affected his monitoring chain for the better.

“It’s maybe the best investment I made because it impacts every single decision … Now I’m not questioning or guessing.”

Check Sal’s video here and discover also insights form other Trinnov users here.

Pro Tools 200P Level Training 9-13.11.

After lots of requests, we now offer Pro Tools 200-level Avid Certified Operator courses. This training is intensive, even deeper dig in the Pro Tools engine and workflows. A must for anyone working professionally in a Pro Tools-based post production studio. To be able to attend 200-level you must have done 100-level training.

Pro Tools 201P (2 days) & 210P (3 days) 9-13.11. at SEC Showroom, Uznach.

Price: Fr. 1’995.- (total 5 days) incl. course material.

Early Bird Special: Book before 15.10. and pay only Fr. 1’695.-!

Instructor is Alexander Saacks – Avid Certified 310-level Pro Tools Expert, Instructor and Support Representative. Courses, books and the certification exams are in English. Due to the intensive courseware, we keep the groups very small so book now to guarantee your seat.

Pro Tools 100 Level Training 19-23.10. [update – Crazy Times Special]

 Take your Pro Tools skills to the next level with the only official Avid courses in Switzerland. These courses are immensely valuable to speed up your workflows and learn Pro Tools in depth. We have had dozens of long-time Pro Tools users doing the courses who told us they learned tons of things in few days they didn’t even know that existed. 

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we weren’t able to offer any courses lately. We’re glad to announce that we’ll do courses again on the following dates.

Pro Tools 101 (2 days) & 110 (3 days) 19-23.10. at SEC Showroom, Uznach.

Price: Fr. 1’495.- (total 5 days) incl. course material.

Crazy Times Special: Book now and pay only Fr. 1’295.-!

Instructor is Alexander Saacks – Avid Certified 310-level Pro Tools Expert, Instructor and Support Representative. Courses, books and the certification exams are in English. Due to the intensive courseware, we keep the groups very small so book now to guarantee your seat.

PureMix Mixing Contest – Win a Trinnov ST2 Pro & 3D Mic

Here’s a chance to practice your mixing skills and beat your peers by attending the PureMix Mixing Contest sponsored by Trinnov. The track to mix is “Pure Luxury” by NZCA Lines.

This is a challenge to put you in the shoes of a pro mixer with deadlines and external pressure. Submit your mix by 28. September, 2020 and you might win a Trinnov ST2 Pro and the Trinnov 3D Calibration Microphone – a perfect package to fix your room acoustics, worth over Fr. 5’000.-!

By the way, the landing page says “US, Canada and EU only” but we checked with Trinnov and the contest is indeed valid in Switzerland as well. 🇨🇭😉

You can listen to other people’s mixes and participate to the contest here. Have fun!