Avid S4 16-Fader Control Surface 4-Foot Base System
World-class mixing for smaller studios
Get the mixing power of industry-standard Avid S6 in a more compact control surface for budget-conscious pros and smaller audio post and music facilities. Avid S4 boosts your mixing efficiency with the same award-winning workflows in a more streamlined, semi-modular surface that provides intelligent DAW control. Whether creating music, designing sound, mixing immersive audio, or teaching audio production, it’s the perfect fit for any project.
Bring the robust workflows of S6 to your smaller rooms for immersive audio mixing, sound design, ADR, and editorial. S4 provides the versatility you need to take on any project—from film, TV, and OTT media, to commercials and games.
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Get the creative capabilities to take on stereo and Dolby Atmos music projects. S4 is the perfect fit for smaller recording studios, independent music/audio post mixers, and smaller rooms and mastering suites in bigger music studio facilities.
For the classroom
S4 provides a more affordable solution to teach students the music and audio post-production workflows they’ll need for a successful career in the media and entertainment industry. Plus, it can be customized to support any class curriculum.
From its deep DAW control and fully integrated Dolby Atmos workflows, to superior ergonomics and operational ease, Avid S4 gives you the same massive power, monitoring capabilities, and workflows of S6 in a more compact control surface designed for smaller spaces and budgets.
Like S6, S4 is built with EUCON technology, giving you deep, unmatched DAW integration to access and control Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic Pro, and other audio and video software right from its touchscreen and surface—even two different applications simultaneously. From editing plugins and writing automation, to performing complex tasks with a single key press, it accelerates your efficiency like only an Avid control surface can.
Stereo. Surround. Immersive audio. For music, audio post, and media education. No matter the format, DAW, or workflow, S4 makes it easy to expand your creative capabilities, providing additional module options—including joysticks, PEC/Direct paddles, and attention knobs—to support a variety of mixing workflows and opportunities. Win the work you want with a versatile control surface that powers your potential while keeping your budget in check.
S4 supports up to four optional Display Modules, providing extensive visual feedback of your session. From channel meters, groups, EQ curves, and automation data, to scrolling high-res Pro Tools waveforms, which can be edited right from the surface, you gain better insight into every aspect of your session, so you can create incredible mixes with confidence.
Accelerate your mix
Avid S4 boosts your tracking, editing, and mixing efficiency, giving you direct hands-on access and control over a host of software functions, parameters, and project navigation. Create better mixes with more precision than working with a mouse and keyboard alone.
Work with multiple DAWs
Expand your creative capabilities with a versatile solution that accelerates music and audio post workflows across Pro Tools | Ultimate, Nuendo, Pyramix, Logic Pro, Cubase, and other audio software. You can even mix tracks from two different DAWs simultaneously, enabling hybrid mixing.
Customize the surface for your needs
With its compact, semi-modular design, you can configure S4 with up to 24 faders—plus three module options that offer dual joysticks, PEC/Direct controls, or additional knobs—to meet your workflow needs, without dominating studio space.
Get unmatched hands-on control
S4 is EUCON-enabled, providing deep DAW integration and control, so you can mix faster and more intuitively with an ergonomic surface that acts and feels like a physical extension of your software. No matter what DAW you use.
Mix with confidence
Get unprecedented visual feedback of your mix—including Pro Tools waveforms and advanced metering—with support for up to four Display Modules, enabling you to make more informed mixing decisions.
Create Dolby Atmos mixes with ease
Experience the most efficient hands-on Dolby Atmos mixing workflows in the industry when paired with Pro Tools | Ultimate, providing extensive integration for faster project turnaround. Plus, its compact size makes it easy to outfit smaller rooms for immersive audio.
Get comprehensive monitor control
Easily 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.
Get super-simple setup
Get up and running quickly with the fully integrated Channel Strip Module and preassembled 3-, 4-, or 5-foot frame, streamlining configuration and setup.
Get extensive software control
Unlike the HUI protocol which provides only cursory control, EUCON goes deeper, minimizing tedious mouse clicking, so you can work faster. Mute, solo, and record-enable tracks. Edit waveforms. Assign and edit plugins. Navigate projects. Write automation. Trigger macros. Access VCA groups. Perform surround and 3D 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, 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, EQ graphs, and scrolling Pro Tools waveforms, you get the detailed information you need to create better mixes faster.
Accelerate your workflow with Avid S4
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
- 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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