This Is Sound Design Chooses Avid's S6 As Their New Control Surface

12-11-2013 07:50 AM

This is Sound Design have placed an order for a new Avid S6. This is Sound Design have been waiting for a control surface that offers the customization, programmable software integration and forward thinking modular design and feel that the Avid S6 is that console.

According to Nathan Ruyle, the choice of the Avid S6 revolved around his style of working “Having developed a design-centered approach to feature film sound post, we needed a console that adapts to our custom workflows and the specific needs of each project, allowing a fluid relationship between our design concepts through the final mix. In the past we have often had to make the choice between limiting projects to working within our mix templates or holding off the mix phase as long as possible, spending hours reorganizing sessions to be mixable on the Icon control surface. We are excited that the S6 can evolve creatively with us and bring the design process into the mix stage. We are looking forward to finally putting down the mouse and getting into the mix!”

Nathan has been working with the Avid D-Control and D-Command over the last 5 years or so and the transition to the new surface was in many ways logical but more importantly, in Nathan’s words “the S6 feels like the first console made for me and the way that I want to work”.

This is Sound Design is a boutique sound design and post-production studio, with facilities in Los Angeles and New York, founded by Nathan Ruyle in 2008. TiSD has a reputation for unique technical and aesthetic approaches to sound, working with filmmakers, digital media creators, and artists. Past projects include the critically acclaimed Sundance feature films This is Martin Bonner and It Felt Like Love, online campaigns for ELLE Magazine, Banana Republic, and Benefit Cosmetics, and the multimedia spectacle ABACUS. Listen for sound by TiSD in 2014 at Sundance, the Bam Next Wave Festival and the Whitney Biennial.

For a short video with Nathan Ruyle of This is Sound Design, and more detailed information about the Avid S6, visit the RSPE S6 Microsite created by our friends at RSPE