NEWS

Genelec Webinar – Immersive Audio Demystified

With the new generation of broadcasters producing an increasing amount of high quality content featuring immersive audio, it’s an exciting but sometimes challenging time for audio engineers.

In this G*Connect webinar 7.4.20, Eric Horstmann will walk you through the principles of immersive audio, discussing the major audio formats, their application in the real world, and what type of loudspeaker systems you’ll need to handle this type of content.

So whether you’re active in music, post production, broadcast or film – or are just curious to know more – then tune in for this useful and informative webinar, and bring your questions!

SEC Covid-19 Update – You Can Help As Well

We’re rocking as usual, obviously following government’s rules. Were open for business and can ship normally. The only things we can’t do at the moment are on-site installations and demos in the showroom. But the demo-free time has its upside as well, it gives us time to intergate more speakers than ever in the Swiss Wall Of Sound for your future enjoyment.

Also you can help to kill Coronavirus with practically zero effort, by simply donating computer power while taking a break. Use either Rosetta@home or Folding@home and let your computer help scientists to find the cure. Our Macs have been crunching already for over 10 years through every lunch and coffee break to help defeat malaria, HIV, cancer and many other diseases.

Stay healthy, hope to see you soon!

 

Made With Amphion Vol. 5

Why do so many of the best and brightest new artists, engineers and producers track and mix with Amphion? Because with Amphions a crappy mix sounds crappy and a good mix sounds good. You need to hear the difference to know what you’re doing. Listening to flattering speakers leads your mix to wrong paths. You need to hear the truth, not sloppy taps on the shoulder.

Justin Bieber’s new album “Changes” was mixed with Amphion Two18 by Josh Gudwin. Billie Eilish’s, James Bond theme track “No time to die” was also mixed with Amphion Two18+BaseOne25 by Rob Kinelski. Halseys “Manic” album was the first RIAA Certified Platinum album of this year and few songs of it were produced and mixed with Two18 by John Cunningham.

Check out the Made With Amphion Vol. 5 at Tidal, Spotify, and Qobuz. And come to check out the speakers which helped to create these hits in our showroom. Contact us for a demo.

The New Media Composer Webinar

Join Avid Solution Specialist Michael Bleser for a free Webinar over Avid Media Composer, the high-end video editing standard.

In this Webinar Michael will go through the new Media Composer user interface, Next Gen Media Engine, Media Composer | Enterprise and Media Composer | Distributed Processing. You can also ask your own questions. The webinar is conducted live 18.3., 18:00-19:00 in German language.

Register here and get your MC knowledge up to date!

Ocean Way Audio at SEC

We’re very proud to announce that Ocean Way Audio from legendary Allen Sides has chosen SEC as their Swiss Partner. You can hear the brand new HR5 and S12A MkII sub already now in our Swiss Wall of Sound in Uznach and soon also at Klangschloss at Greifensee where we will share a room with Daniel Weiss from Weiss Engineering.

“If there’s anyone that knows how to build and get the most out of a set of monitors, it’s Allen Sides. These monitors will make you a better engineer.” – Bernie Grundman

“When you get serious about big monitors, these are the ones to get serious about”- George Massenburg

Contact us for a demo to hear Ocean Way speakers against a massive selection of proper studio monitors in our showroom.

We’re Hiring

Are you looking for new challenges? Do you have firm pro audio and IT background with sales and support experience?

If so, drop us a line, we’re hiring! We offer a chance to work with interesting projects and customers at the very high end of audio world.

Have a look at our website and Instagram feed and you get pretty good idea what we’re doing and who we are dealing with. Looking forward to see your CV!

Contact us here

New MTRX Studio Coming Soon

Today at here NAMM Avid unveiled the new Pro Tools MTRX Studio audio interface with extensive connectivity and myriad of features is a super compact package. 

MTRX Studio features 18 channels of DAD-designed analogue I/O including 2 Mic/Instrument preamps, 64 channels of Dante, 2 DigiLink ports for 64ch of Pro Tools Ultimate connectivity and 16 channels of ADAT I/O, as well as built-in SPQ speaker calibration, EUCON-enabled monitor controlling for cues and Dolby Atmos, 512×512 Matrix, ultra low latency, and much more.

This box is the perfect Swiss Army knife for many studios for which MTRX Studio’s big brother, Avid MTRX would be overkill. Check out the short video and stay tuned for availability which will be announced in the coming weeks.

SEC at NAMM 2020

It’s time to face the California sun and find out what pro audio manufacturers have up their sleeves for 2020.

Little birds told us that major brands like Avid have hot news coming up so we’ll be there to find out what the buzz is all about.

If you’re heading to NAMM as well, drop us a mail or give us a ring, the beer is on us!

Pro Tools Reinstatements Ending 31.12.19


From 1.1. 20, on Avid will no longer offer reinstatements to reactivate an annual upgrade and support plan for Pro Tools or Pro Tools Ultimate. If your plan is currently active, everything is fine and you can still renew it through us every year.

But if your plan has expired, we unfortunately can not order a reinstatement for you after 1.1.2020. This means that if you don’t reinstate an expired plan before 31.12.19, Avid will force you to change to a rental subscription model. This means that you lose your perpetual license in the process.

Please note that you can buy the reinstatement code from us now, but you don’t need to activate it immediately. You can activate it in 2020 or even later. The reinstatement will include 1 year plan and after that you can renew your license yearly as usual.

If your plan has expired, we strongly encourage you to order the reinstatement now since renewals are cheaper per year than rental subscriptions. To make the deal sweeter, Avid dropped the pricing for both Pro Tools and PT Ultimate renewals.

Mail or call us for details. Due to the circumstances we try to answer mails even during xmas holidays. The office will be open again 30.12. so we will process your order before 31.12.19.

Pro Tools 2019.12 Adds Catalina Support

Today’s release of Pro Tools 2019.12 adds initial support for macOS Catalina. Please note however that at this time support extends to audio-only workflows and some video workflows. Because Apple has transitioned to a fully 64-bit architecture with macOS Catalina, which affects Pro Tools’ interaction with certain video file types, Avid is not yet able to deliver full macOS Catalina support for all video workflows.

Before updating to macOS Catalina, please visit Avid’s compatibility page as well as our dedicated Pro Tools macOS Catalina support page to ensure that your system and your workflow is fully supported.

We do not recommend upgrading to Catalina at this point. This upgrade makes only sense if you ordered a new Mac Pro 7,1 or Mac Book Pro 16″ and you can only run it under Catalina.