Scrub Supports Real World Studios with Pro Tools HDX Upgrades

Real World’s Big Room is benefiting from the increased headroom and track count provided by Pro Tools HDX

Scrub, HHB Communications' Soho-based subsidiary, has supplied equipment and services to renowned UK music recording facilities Real World Studios for upgrades to Avid Pro Tools HDX and version 11 software.
Located near the World Heritage City of Bath, Real World’s residential studios offer truly unique recording spaces with state-of-the-art technology. Scrub Technical Sales staff supplied Pro Tools HDX hardware I/O and version 11 software for the Big Room, an HDX system for the Wood Room and Pro Tools HD Native for the new Producer’s Cottage.

The Big Room is Real World’s 800sqft main area that is centred around a 72-channel SSL 9000 XL K series analogue console. The studio is now benefiting from the increased headroom and track count provided by HDX - an increase of over 1,000 dB additional headroom and higher resolution sound due to new floating-point architecture. This is in addition to 5x more DSP per card, and up to 4x the track counts and 2x the I/O of Pro Tools HD Accel.

Real World also facilitates world-class audio post production. Everything from sound to picture, ADR and Foley and full cinema mixing can be hosted onsite. Pro Tools HDX allows for larger, more complex video productions, and display of up to 64 video tracks in the timeline. Advanced video features, including multiple video playlists and basic video editing tools are also provided.


Real World Recording Engineer Patrick Phillips comments: “Real World is an internationally renowned recording facility that is known for having the best recording equipment in the world. These Pro Tools upgrades ensure that we are at the leading-edge of audio technology, and the enhanced sound quality and efficiency of the equipment will be passed onto our clients. Scrub were very helpful by making the upgrades a seamless transition.”


Devin Workman of Scrub Sales explains: “It has been fantastic working with Real World’s team on these Pro Tools upgrades. Their ability to offer clients the best possible experience is now enhanced by the addition of the world’s fastest and most versatile DAW.”

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.