Strings and Tins and S6 for sound26 February 2016
London-based sound design and music production company String and Tins has installed two Avid Pro Tools S6 M10 control surfaces, provided by Scrub, the post-focussed subsidiary of HHB Communications.
The S6 surfaces have enabled String and Tins to carry out premixing up to 7.1 and Dolby Atmos and final mixes for both TV and online productions. The facility also delivers voiceover recording, ADR, dialogue editing, sound design, music research, music direction and composition.
According to Scrub, the String and Tins team has found Soft Keys to be one of the S6’s best features, because they provide quick access to regularly used controls that would otherwise be nested in a menu. VCA Spill enables access to channels and settings in a short time, which is useful since the team group tracks with VCAs as standard.
The team at String and Tins comprises sound designers and composers. Ben Scully, head of Scrub sales, says: “The studios and team at String and Tins are unique, particularly in the musical approach to their projects. This is reflected in the design of the custom StudioRacks furniture, with the inclusion of outboard synth modules and other toys, as well as the layout of their S6 modules.”
Additional studio kit includes microphones from Neumann, Schoeps and Sennhesier; Neve and API preamps; Pro Tools HDX systems with Apogee Symphony converters; custom Munro Acoustics/Dynaudio C3 monitoring; and Pro Tools S3 control surfaces in their smaller composition suites.
Sound designer, composer and director at String and Tins, Will Cohen, says: “We chose the S6 as it provides the most detailed control of Pro Tools and also seamlessly switches between other EUCON-based applications, which is important for our workflow. Working with Scrub has been excellent. They have given us incredible technical support.”