Scrub performs major Avid Pro Tools upgrades at ENVY’s award-winning audio post facilities

Scrub, a division of HHB Communications specialising in serving the post production industry, has upgraded 12 of ENVY’s Rathbone Place and Margret Street audio post production studios to Avid Pro Tools HDX hardware and version 10 software.

The upgrades were executed by Scrub technical support staff and ENVY’s technical and sound teams over a weekend so the suites were fully operational on Monday morning. The full project included updating ENVY’s Pro Tools systems from HD4 and version 7.4 to the latest HDX cards and version 10 software. Scrub also provided sales and technical support for two new Pro Tools studios, including the supply of a 32-fader Avid Icon console and a Pro Tools HD Native suite.

After completing the install, Scrub staff hosted a Pro Tools training session with the studio’s Operators to bring them up to speed with the latest features of version 10 software. The project was hailed a success by the staff at ENVY as the suites were fully upgraded on schedule without problems or delays.

Pro Tools HDX enables bigger, more complex productions with solid performance and stability by offering optimised DSP-accelerated hardware that delivers up to 5x more DSP per card, over a thousand dB of additional headroom, and up to 4x the track counts and 2x the I/O compared to Pro Tools HD Accel. It can also be scaled to increase track counts, power, and I/O, using up to three Pro Tools HDX cards and multiple Pro Tools HD Series interfaces.

ENVY’s Head of Technical Operations Daniel Sassen commented: “The Pro Tools HDX upgrades provide significantly improved power and sound quality, which allows our award-winning mixers more creative freedom than ever before. Upgrading all 12 studios in a single weekend was not going to be an easy task. As always, Scrub was integral to making this happen and worked very closely with the team at ENVY from early planning through to final implementation.”

Scrub Head of Sales Ben Scully explains: “The ENVY upgrade is a quite common story for a majority of our post production clients who we have worked with on multi-facility Pro Tools upgrades. Our sales and technical staff have the experience and knowledge to deliver the best results quickly and accurately, which is proven by the success of this project.”

Contact Ben Scully on +44 (0)20 7025 6020 or [email protected] for more information.

Editors Information:
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

ENVY Post Production
ENVY’s award-winning facilities and staff have made it one of the leading post houses in the UK, with five buildings in London 2 on Rathbone Place, Margaret Street, Foley Street and Windmill Street. The Rathbone location occupies 15.000 sq. ft. over 6 floors and houses mainly OnLine, Grading, 3D, VFX and Audio (including a Dolby licensed Studio).

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