POSTED ON – 15.07.14

SSR Manchester - SSR Manchester, the first UK education establishment to acquire an Avid S6 mixing console
SSR Manchester, the first UK education establishment to acquire an Avid S6 mixing console
We are delighted to announce that SSR Manchester has taken delivery of an Avid S6 mixing console.

The arrival of the expanded 24-channel desk with its three TFT displays and M40 engine is the focal point of our flagship audio post production suite in Manchester. Housed within customised AKA Design furniture, it is supplemented with a Pro Tools HDX system for use on industry and degree programmes, as well as official Pro Tools certification courses.

Tom Aston, Technical Director:
"Taking delivery of the Avid S6 is a clear example of our commitment to providing the latest and most industry relevant technology to our students. Having been established for over 30 years, SSR has always been a pioneer in education; from being the first audio engineering school in the UK and the first to deliver official Pro Tools certification in Europe, we are extremely proud to continue this ethos by being the first in the UK with an S6."

The console was purchased through Avid Elite Reseller, Mediaspec, who for the last 20 years has been official dealers for Avid’s range of Pro Console desks.

Eric Joseph, Mediaspec Managing Director:
“The acquisition of the Avid S6 illustrates SSR’s dedication to teaching using the highest level of industry-standard equipment. The new Avid S6 doesn’t just represent an upgrade from Avid’s hugely successful ICON series of desks, it has been completely re-designed to offer a level of customisation and ergonomics that has never been seen.”

The S6 was put to immediate use during demonstrations at our recent Open Day before being introduced to our Audio Post Production students. Mike Thornton from will also be delivering a guest lecture in the S6 Suite ahead of our next official Pro Tools 210P certification course that will take place this weekend.

Click here for a full run down of the S6 Suite's tech specs and image gallery.