Avid S1 Desktop Compact Control Surface
Mix big in any space
Get the unparalleled speed, rich visual feedback, and software integration of Avid’s high-end consoles in a slimline surface that’s an easy fit for any space or budget. Avid S1 gives you deep hands-on control of your favorite audio and video software. Together with the free Avid Control app on your iPad or Android tablet, it provides great ergonomic efficiency, easy touch workflows, and Avid S6-style metering and processing views, so you can mix more intuitively and turn around better sounding mixes fast.
While Avid S1 fits easily between your display and keyboard, it packs a lot of mixing power into its small surface. From motorized faders and knobs that respond to your touch, to fast-access touchscreen workflows and Soft Keys that enable you to perform complex tasks with a single press, S1 provides the speed and versatility to accelerate any music, audio post, or video project.
S1 is powered by EUCON, Avid’s high-speed Ethernet control protocol that delivers deep hardware/software integration, giving you full touch and tactile access to a host of Avid and third-party software functions and controls. You can even switch between multiple applications-and workstations-at the touch of a button, providing the most fluid editing and mixing experience.
S1 not only features high-resolution OLED displays, it integrates with the free Avid Control app on your tablet, providing rich visual feedback to enhance your workflow. From track names, parameter values, and automation, to S6-style monitoring, metering, and channel processing views, you get the comprehensive feedback of a high-end console in a versatile surface for the budget-minded.
Need more faders? Connect multiple S1 units together to create an extended, fully integrated control surface that provides more tactile control to handle larger mixes. You can even seamlessly connect Avid Dock to S1 to have dedicated transport controls, a jog wheel, focus fader, and more at your fingertips.
Create better mixes faster
Accelerate your workflow
From muting and soloing tracks, editing plugins, and routing signals, to writing surround panning automation and triggering macros, S1 provides total hands-on access to your audio or video project, giving you greater speed and precision than mixing with a mouse and keyboard alone.
Get pro-level hands-on control
From its motorized, touch-sensitive faders and touch-sensitive knobs, to support for VCA spill, monitor control, and custom layouts, S1 goes far beyond what you can do with a MIDI-based controller. Plus, its customizable Soft Keys speed up tedious tasks, enabling you to trigger functions with a simple tap.
Work with your favorite creative tools
S1 offers deep integration with Pro Tools and Media Composer, plus native support for a variety of third-party audio and video applications, including Logic Pro, Cubase, Premiere Pro, and more, to dramatically speed up editing and mixing tasks.
Navigate large sessions fast
With Avid Control on your connected iPad or Android tablet, you can get to where you need to go instantly. Jump to a track by selecting it in Tracks View. Or swipe through multiple channels in Mix View, eliminating tedious software click-throughs.
View your mix in great detail
From track names, parameter values, and high-res S6-style metering (including gain reduction), to 7.1.2 surround panning, automation status, and channel processing graphs, S1 gives you great insight into your mix. You get the visual feedback you need to make better creative decisions.
Get S6-style monitoring control
Easily control EUCON-enabled monitoring right from the surface. With the Monitoring View in Avid Control, you can quickly assign and manage source selections, cue mixes, talkback, listenback, speaker cuts, and more to speed up your workflow.
Take control with EUCON
Whether you create music, sound for picture, or use Pro Tools or a third-party DAW, Avid offers the industry’s most tightly integrated workflows through EUCON. This high-speed Ethernet control protocol enables all Avid Pro Mixing surfaces to connect and communicate with Avid and third-party audio, video, and monitoring applications, giving you unmatched hands-on control of your favorite creative tools.
Get extensive software control
Unlike the Mackie Control protocol which provides only cursory control, EUCON goes deeper, minimizing tedious mouse clicking, so you can work faster. Mute, solo, and record-enable tracks. Assign and edit plugins. Navigate projects. Write automation. Trigger macros. Access VCA groups. Perform surround panning. Create and recall layouts. And a whole lot more-right from the surface.
Work with your favorite creative tools
From Pro Tools and Media Composer, to Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer, Premiere, DADman, Pyramix, and more, a wide variety of audio and video applications support EUCON. Get the deepest level of integration when using Avid’s creative tools. You can also control multiple applications and workstations from a single surface and quickly switch between them with the touch of a button. Or even place tracks from different DAWs on the surface simultaneously.
Take total control of all monitoring
EUCON not only speeds up the tracking, editing, and mixing process, it’s also integrated into Pro Tools | MTRX, XMON, D-MON, DADman, and other monitoring solutions. Remotely control source selections, speaker cuts, fold downs, monitor profiles, signal routing, talkback, cues, and more for any monitoring situation-from mono to immersive audio.
Gain better insight into your mix
EUCON isn’t just about physical and touch control; it also enables your control surface to display extensive visual feedback of your session. From track names, channel metering, automation statuses, and plugin settings, to gain reduction meters and EQ graphs, you get the detailed information you need to create better mixes faster.
Accelerate your workflow with EUCON
Supported EUCON-enabled applications*
- Avid Pro Tools
- Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate
- Avid Media Composer
- Avid Media Composer | Ultimate
- Avid Media Composer | Enterprise
- Avid XMON EUCON
- Adobe Audition
- Adobe Premiere
- Apple Logic Pro
Supported Mackie Control/HUI-enabled applications
- Ableton Live
- Cockos REAPER
- Propellerhead Reason
- Digital Audio Denmark DADman
- Harrison Mixbus
- MOTU Digital Performer
- Magix Samplitude
- Magix Sequoia
- Merging Technologies Pyramix
- Steinberg Cubase
- Steinberg Nuendo
- Trinnov Audio D-MON
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