HHB Communications and Scrub, its Soho-based subsidiary specialising in serving the post production industry, began taking orders for the new Avid S6 Control Surface at a special preview event held at the Union Club in Soho, London.
Avid’s new modular control surface has been extremely well received since its launch at IBC 2013 and now has a shipping date of mid-December. Customers of HHB and Scrub were given in-depth, private demos of the S6’s ground-breaking features by Avid Audio Solutions Specialists Dave Tyler and Simon Sherbourne.
Combining the best of Avid’s ICON and System 5 families in a revolutionary new modular design, S6 provides extensive visual feedback, deep Pro Tools control with superior ergonomics and allows up to eight DAWs to be connected simultaneously. An integrated central touchscreen offers quick access to tracks, plugins, panning and more. The S6 system offers the option of choosing a pre-configured S6 M10 or S6 M40 control surface, or an S6 M40 custom configured with different channel control combinations based on the needs of the user.
HHB and Scrub’s customers were very impressed with the enhancements introduced by the S6. Goldcrest Post Production Technical Manager Campbell Pratt comments: “It was great to get an advance preview of the Avid S6 console with the HHB and Scrub team. As you would expect fr
om Avid, it looks great and there are a lot of excellent features that have passed from both their old ICON and System 5 MC consoles. It won’t be long before you see one of these installed in a Goldcrest theatre.”
Envy Post Sound Designer Arge adds: “After recently viewing the S6 for the first time myself and my colleagues at Envy were extremely impressed at the advancements that have been made since the previous ICON desk. We are also particularly impressed by Scrub and the time and attention they take to make sure all your questions are fully answered. Based on this and their previous excellent service we would not hesitate to continue using them for any future purchases, in particular that of the S6.”
Scrub Head of Sales Ben Scully explains: “The feedback from our customers about the S6 has been resoundingly positive. We were very pleased to be chosen as the first Avid Reseller in the UK who was able to show their customers the enhanced power, speed and functionality of the S6 system first hand. The modularity of S6 means that these powerful features can be paired off into a system that is tailor made for each customer, with the option to expand as their needs develop.”
Scrub will soon have a demo console in its office on 80 Berwick Street in Soho, where Scrub and HHB sales and technical engineers will provide hands-on demos of the revolutionary S6 control surface.
HHB Communications Limited
Founded in 1976 and located in London, HHB Communications is a global leader in the supply of professional audio technology. Serving in the broadcast, recording and media production sectors, HHB’s unique expertise is also recognised by major manufacturers and innovators, many of which have appointed the company as exclusive distributors of their products. The specialist division, Scrub, serves the needs of the television and film post production industry from premises in the heart of London’s Soho.