Former Metropolis, Strongroom Studios and Air Studios engineer, Matt Ward, has joined Jigsaw24 as the company’s new head of audio.
As well as having worked as an engineering lead for some of London’s most successful audio and post facilities, Ward is a fully paid-up member of the AES, IEEE, SMPTE and IET, and has worked on projects as diverse as moving ITV’s post department to MediaCityUK, setting up Dolby Atmos certified mixing and QC rooms, and building audio facilities from the ground up, taking care of everything from wiring to helping with acoustic specifications.
“People have always known us as an Avid supplier and a fantastic technical support resource, but I want people to know they can rely on Jigsaw24 for long-term audio advice, and to take responsibility for complete solutions that work, not just providing equipment,” said Ward. “The audio and post-production landscape is changing, and we have a team that’s able to help people navigate those changes and implement new solutions, whether that’s getting to grips with audio over IP, dealing with 3D sound mixes, or implementing shared storage and other infrastructure.
“Our focus now is very much on asking engineers what they want to achieve, and helping them get there, whatever is required,” he added. “We’re here to bridge the gap between manufacturers and end users, making sure all our clients have the integration and technical advice they need to keep their business ahead of the curve.
“If you need hardware at the eleventh hour, we can still help with that. But we can also help your head engineer figure out how they’re going to support you over the next five years of expansion.”