While the studios, which are behind hits from artists such as Adele and Florence and The Machine, and the scores of several blockbuster movies, including Skyfall and The Hobbit, have relied on Pro Tools HD for years; the upgrade to the more powerful HDX cards and better-sounding HD Series audio interfaces will enable faster performance and much-improved sound quality.
“The accomplished artists and producers that use our facilities expect sonic excellence and the very best tools to work with their recordings. This means we need to use the most up-to-date, highly specified and intuitive recording systems available to us,” said Simon Campbell, head of technical services at Abbey Road Studios. “Upgrading to Avid Pro Tools HDX has enabled our clients to run larger sessions at high sample rates with as much plug-in processing as required, while operating faster than ever.”
Abbey Road is the most recent of a large group of facilities and private studios making the upgrade to HDX, and the new set-up will marry the expertise of recording and mixing methods with the advantage that Pro Tools HDX and HD Series I/O provides users.
“Pro Tools HDX meets the needs of the most demanding professionals by providing scalable power to deliver peak performance in even the most challenging recording environments,” added W. Sean Ford, vice president of worldwide marketing, Avid. “Avid continues to set the standard for professional music production, and we’re excited to provide the technology that will be powering the award-winning projects coming out of Abbey Road.”
Avid and Abbey Road Studios have also announced the launch of the Abbey Road and Avid Song Contest, which will award one winner an array of Pro Tools equipment, and give them the opportunity to have a track mixed with Abbey Road Studios.
For more details on the contest, click here.
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