Avid unites audio product business under industry veteran Tim Claman
Avid has announced that Tim Claman (pictured), vice president, platform and solutions, is now responsible for Avid’s audio solutions, further uniting the development of Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions for media creation, distribution and optimisation under Claman’s leadership.
As part of the company’s platform strategy and commitment to continual innovation, Avid will further integrate its industry-leading audio solutions, including Pro Tools, Sibelius and Avid VENUE products, into the MediaCentral Platform – the industry’s most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media – giving audio post-production, music creation and live sound professionals the operational efficiency they need to create high-quality, engaging and immersive content.
A media technology innovator with a track record of designing and developing award-winning tools and technologies for the media and entertainment industry, Claman has a unique perspective on media technology stemming from his career as an accomplished editor, sound designer and mixer. Claman first joined Avid as a senior product manager for Pro Tools in 1998, designing many of the features that led to Pro Tools’ 2004 Academy Award. Over 14 years, he played a major role in shaping the company’s technology and product strategies as he rose through the ranks to become CTO. After working as CTO at Snell Advanced Media (SAM) and Quantel from 2013 through 2015, Claman rejoined Avid in February 2016 as vice president, platform and solutions.
“I’m looking forward to working closely with our preeminent customer community to shape our collective future in the audio post-production, music creation and live sound industries,” said Claman. “Through tight integration with MediaCentral, we’re dedicated to continually innovating our audio solutions to meet our customers’ emerging needs.”
Tim Carroll, Avid’s former vice president, audio products, has left the company to become Group CEO of Focusrite. “I would like to thank Avid for 20 years of career growth and amazing opportunities,” said Carroll. “I am so very proud of everything we have accomplished to further music technology and the art of recording. I leave knowing the product team is in great hands with Tim Claman at the helm of such a passionate and dedicated team of professionals. I look forward to continuing Focusrite and Avid’s current partnership and looking for new ways to work together as well.”
“With his extensive experience in audio product development and in-depth knowledge of the music and post-production industries, Tim Claman is the ideal candidate to spearhead our audio product development efforts,” said Dana Ruzika, vice president and chief product officer, Avid. “We congratulate Tim Carroll on his new role at Focusrite and thank him for his many years of service at Avid. We look forward to further strengthening our long-standing relationship with Focusrite under his leadership.”