At Avid Connect Live Nashville at Summer NAMM 2019, Avid unveiled two new audio control surfaces – the Avid S4 and Avid S1 – for professionals at smaller facilities and project studios. The two new surfaces will be available in late 2019.
“The Avid S4 and S1 control surfaces open up a world of capabilities never before possible for music mixers, smaller studios and educational facilities, answering our customers’ calls for the power, workflows and key functions of Pro Tools | S6 in more streamlined and affordable in-studio solutions,” said Rob D’Amico, director, Audio and Video Segment at Avid. “Avid control surface, software, audio I/O, and monitoring capabilities combine to create a professional system with control and flexibility at the user’s fingertips.”
Designed for small- to mid-sized music studios and audio post facilities, Avid S4 delivers industry-standard S6 workflows to any editor or mixer. It is designed to act and feel like a physical extension of software, providing anintegrated experience with any EUCON-enabled DAW, such as Pro Tools, Nuendo, Pyramix, Logic Pro, Cubase, and other audio software. S4 also enables engineers to quickly assign and control talkback, listenback, and speaker sources and levels right from the surface to handle everything from simple cue mixes for music recording to monitoring immersive audio projects.
S4 provides extensive visual feedback, with the ability to display everything from channel meters, groups, EQ curves, and automation data, to scrolling high-res Pro Tools waveforms, which can be edited right from the surface. The easy-to-configure, semi-modular surface gives users the flexibility to build the ideal system for a specific workflow, from eight to 24 faders, with the ability to add displays, joystick, post, and knob modules.
Like the S6 and S4, the new S1 is powered by EUCON to offer deep integration with Pro Tools and Media Composer, plus native support for third-party applications such as Logic Pro, Cubase, Premiere Pro, and more. With S1, users can easily scale the surface as their needs grow. Audio professionals can connect up to four units together – and even add Pro Tools | Dock – to create a single extended and integrated surface. From responsive motorised faders and knobs to fast-access touchscreen workflows and Soft Keys for completing complex tasks with a single touch, S1 is designed to provide the speed and versatility to accelerate any music, audio post, or video project.