AVID and Dolby Labs recommended post production monitoring controllers and interfaces.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

New PD-2 Software available for the PD-1

We have released the first version of the new PD-2 software for existing PD-1 users.

The main advantage of the new software is that you can record on up to 128 tracks on one protools or 2x64 tracks two protools. There are now 16 stems each of which can be up to 16 tracks wide. To access the extra stems/tracks the [Assign] key becomes a [Bank] key. To allow for object stems of greater than 16 tracks I am in the process of adding a link command that will allow multiple stems to be linked. Print Master Stems and Linked stems may be placed on the second bank as they do not need to be accessed as often.

The new Mac/Windows app. allows you to define the stem layout. The first version on this software is suitable for users with a single PD-1 and I am working on an new version that will allow users with two PD-1's to define different stem layouts on each PD-1. Here is a screenshot

After showing this to a PD-1 user they suggested an alternative layout which I worked on below

 Learn more on Colin's Blog

Saturday, 15 October 2016

SQUARE ENIX ORDERS 3x TMC-1 Pentas, through TAC Systems.

SQUARE ENIX ORDERS 3X TMC-1 Pentas, through TAC Systems.

Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer, publisher, and distribution company that is best known for its role-playing video game franchises, which include Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Colin Broad Gets awarded the AMPS (Association of Motion Picture Sound) Exceptional Contribution Award

New Product the PD-3 Film Monitor Remote

The complete film monitoring solution, a PD-2 in combination with the TMC-1. The PD-2 is a new Atmos compatible version of the PD-1 “In the Box” Pec/Direct. The TMC-1 multi format monitor controller for Avid XMon or MTRX, NTP Penta, DAD AX32, Trinnov D-Mon or CB A-Mon.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Edinburgh Napier University installs TMC-1 A-Mon. 7.1 Monitor Controller.


Edinburgh Napier University leads the way as they install the first TMC-1 A-Mon.


Edinburgh Napier University leads the way as they install the first TMC-1 A-Mon.

TMC-1 Monitor Controller , Atmos, 7.1, 5.1, & Stereo (Owen Curtin)

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The First installation of the new XPand at Creative Sounds BV by MSV

The First installation of the new XPand at Creative Sounds BV by MSV

Creative Sounds BV already were using the TMC-1 XMon, so when they decided to go Dolby ATMOS, adding the XPand to the to the system was the obvious choice. Making them the first and still the only Dolby ATMOS facility in Holland.   


Jelta from MSV (Maarten's Sound & Vision) "Installing the XPand was plug & play" 

 Creative Sounds BV  " Thank you Colin! We love the design and above all, the functionality"


Friday, 15 January 2016

Halo Post Production installs TMC-1 S6 Penta

Jigsaw24 Installs TMC-1 S6 Penta in Halo Post Production Avid S6 dubbing suite


Studio 5 is for both TV mix work and DCP 5.1 and 7.1 theatrical projects. It will also be used as a pre-mix room for Halo’s Dolby licensed studios 1 and 3.

The suite is pre-wired for Dolby Atmos and has a 24-fader Avid Pro Tools | S6 M40 control surface, a Pro Tools | HDX2, a DAD AX32, a CB Electronics TMC-1 S6 and a custom Dynaudio 7.1 speaker system installed.

Head of Audio Operations Richard Addis said: “We’ve taken great care to make the room as versatile as possible without compromising quality in any area.”


Thursday, 14 January 2016

Goldcrest Installs 2x TFT-422 Remote

Goldcrest choose to upgrade their existing RM-6's for the new Atmos studios by adding
  • 2x TFT Remotes for the DFC Console
  • RM-6 Printmaster Software Update
  • 2x USB422's
  • 2x RomUpd Kit
  • GD-1 Giant Timecode/Footage Display

The TFT422 remote for the RM-6 with TFT Display and User defined LCD Keys

The USB422 is the Avid approved RS422 machine control interface for Protools 


Two RM-6's are used at Goldcrest to build a system with five RS422 Inputs and five RS422 Outputs. 

  • Four inputs connected to the DFC to provide track arming for up to 192 tracks (48 per port)
  • One input connected to the TFT422 remote and CBServer3

Printmaster option on RM-6 software

When working with stems the printmaster stem must be updated when any stem is updated. The printmaster option will automatically record the printmaster stems whenever any other stem is recorded.


GD-1 Giant Timecode / Footage Display (Learn More)


Even More

At the same time they used a S-6 mounting hardware kit to upgrade their existing PD-1  in studio 2