HHB Installs First Avid S6 in a UK Educational Facility

The Avid S6 provides UWE’s students with powerful hands-on control of all DAW functions

HHB Communications Ltd. has supplied the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) with a 16-fader Avid S6 M10 control surface. UWE is the first UK educational facility that HHB has supplied with Avid’s new modular S6 control surface. The S6 was specified with two banks of eight faders, and complementary Process and Knob modules. Used in conjunction with Pro Tools HD software, S6 provides UWE’s students with powerful hands-on control of all DAW functions.

UWE Senior Lecturer Martyn Harries has been a long-term customer of HHB since his days as an audio post production engineer for the BBC. Martyn explains that the S6 will equip students in UWE’s new Broadcast Audio and Music Technology course with knowledge of the equipment used in the UK’s leading studios: “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. To ensure the S6 was correctly installed, HHB provided an onsite assembly and commissioning service, and this allowed Martyn to specify alternative layout of the modular control panels.


HHB Educational Sales Manager Andrew Hingley 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. The console layout is very intuitive and can be configured in a way that is the most appropriate for UWE’s new broadcast audio course.”

HHB is offering generous upgrade options for educational institutions considering the S6 and Pro Tools HD 11. As the UK's leading Authorised Avid Education Reseller and an award-winning Pro Tools supplier, HHB’s knowledgeable sales and technical staff provides expert advice, technical assistance and turnkey solutions for the world's fastest and most powerful Pro Tools controller.

Contact HHB Educational Sales Manager Andrew Hingley on: +44 (0)20 8962 5000 or [email protected].


HHB Communications Limited
Founded in 1976 and located in London, HHB Communications is a global leader in the supply of professional audio technology. Serving in the broadcast, recording and media production sectors, HHB’s unique expertise is also recognised by major manufacturers and innovators, many of which have appointed the company as exclusive distributors of their products. The specialist division, Scrub serves the needs of the television and film post production industry from premises in the heart of London’s Soho.