Next level; UWE Bristol installs cutting edge Avid S6

Issue date: 10 November 2014


Students gather round the Avid S6 control desk.

UWE Bristol is the first educational establishment to give students access to an Avid S6 – the new generation of control surfaces used in professional audio recording and production.

The control desks have only just hit the market place and are being greeted with enthusiasm by the industry. Local post production houses in Bristol have been installing the S6 into their dubbing and mixing theatres, and the installation of the same equipment at the University will provide students with an opportunity to use and understand industry leading equipment before entering the professional world.

Martyn Harries, Programme Leader for the Broadcast Audio and Music Technologycourse at UWE Bristol, explains, “The S6 will give our students a unique edge by exposing them to an incredibly powerful console. We place a strong focus on creativity as well as technical knowledge and the S6 has a seemingly unlimited resource of features to help our students reach their full potential.”

The Broadcast Audio and Music Technology degree sits within UWE's other Music Technology programmes and is distinctive due to its partnership with BBC Radio and Music Operations, which helps the students gain hands-on experience in world-class facilities, develop their portfolio and gain valuable industry experience on internships and placements.

Andrew Hingley, Educational Sales Manager at HBB – who supplied the control surface - comments, “The Avid S6 is the leading edge of digital audio technology, and it offers a tremendous amount of features that will not only help the students learn their craft, but deliver the tools to develop a truly professional portfolio.”

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