Pro Tools 11 HD/Avid I/O 16x16 (2) upgrade for the B’z

B'zKoshi Inaba and Tak Matsumoto, better known as the “B’z”, are the biggest pop/rock act in Japan and all of Asia. Formed in 1988, the B’z have released 17 albums and had 50 singles over the past 26 years. Based in Japan, they also have a private recording facility in Los Angeles, outfitted with a Pro Tools HD3 rig. The B’s American drummer, Shane Gaalaas, contacted Audio Perception about upgrading the studio Avid Pro Tools HD rig to HDX, and Pro Tools 11/10 HD. They opted to crossgrade their HD3 and 2 x 192 Interfaces to an HDX2 and 2 x HD I/O 16x16 interfaces. The upgrade went smoothy, the B’z are thrilled with the new hardware and software, and Koshi, Tak and Shane have been busy tracking for their next album release. - BZ