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Avid S3 Control Surface

by AVID
Original price $4,999.00 - Original price $4,999.00
Original price $4,999.00
$4,999.00
$4,999.00 - $4,999.00
Current price $4,999.00
Inventory Status:

♫ In stock
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Get a Streamlined Yet Versatile Mixing System for the Modern Sound Engineer With The Avid S3 Control Surface

Avid S3 delivers intelligent control over every aspect of Pro Tools, Media Composer, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Nuendo, Premiere Pro, and other EUCON-enabled audio and video software. All in a more portable and affordable surface. But don’t let its small size fool you. While it’s ideal for space-confined and on-the-go mixing, it packs enormous power to handle large sessions and turn around projects faster. Plus, it pairs perfectly with Avid Dock and the Avid Control app to extend your workflow further.

Get Full Hands on Control

Gain better control over your mix whether you’re making music or sweetening soundtracks. Interact with 16 touch-sensitive, motorized faders to bring more life to your mix. Record-enable tracks right from the surface. Solo, select, and mute channels. Change automation modes. Navigate projects using the touch strip transport controls. And keep an eye on your levels with the built-in meters.

Access Every Aspect of Your Mix

View, access, and adjust multiple facets of your music or soundtrack project quickly using the 32 touch-sensitive, push-button style rotary encoders. Use the top-row channel control encoders to make changes to inputs, inserts, sends, groups, and more. Use the second row of assignable channel encoders separately to control plugins, pan, EQ, compressor, and other parameters. And view names, settings, status, channel metering, and more through the 32 OLED displays.

Plug In and Record

No need to use a separate audio interface to record and monitor sessions. Avid S3 features a built-in 4-input, 6-output AVB Core Audio interface to connect your studio (Mac only). Record vocals and instrument performances through two high-quality XLR mic/line inputs and two TRS line inputs. And connect studio speakers, headphones, and other gear to four line outputs and one stereo headphone output.

Gain Great Mixing Flexibility

Avid S3 supports EUCON, a high-speed Ethernet-based technology that enables the hardware to communicate directly with any EUCON-enabled application—and vice-versa. That means you can use it to control Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic Pro, and other audio software to speed and ease recording and mixing tasks. And when paired with Avid Dock and/or the free Avid Control app, you gain full monitor control capabilities, touchscreen workflows, and customizable soft keys.

Take Control With EUCON

EUCON not only speeds up the tracking, editing, and mixing process, it's also integrated into Pro Tools | MTRX, Pro Tools | MTRX Studio, 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.


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Channel strips/faders 16 (up to 6 fader banks)
  • Encoders 32 total (each with highresolution OLEDs and tri–color function indicator)
  • 16 assignable encoders, 8 channel control encoders, 8 global control encoders
  • Metering 16 10–segment meters, with pre–and post–fade metering options
  • Analog inputs - 4 total—2 XLR mic/line inputs and 2 TRS line inputs for connecting mics, instruments, and other devices for recording (supports 48 kHz and 96 kHz, Mac only)
  • Analog outputs 4 total—2 XLR line outputs and 2 TRS line outputs for connecting studio monitors (supports 48 kHz and 96 kHz, Mac only)
  • Headphone output 1 (1/4–inch TRS) with level control
  • Ancillary I/O - 2 USB 2.0 ports (for connecting a keyboard and mouse), 1 footswitch port (1/4–inch TRS), Kensington lock slot
  • Height (front, rear w/knobs) 1.3 inches, 2.8 inches (3.2 cm, 7.2cm)
  • Width 28 inches (71 cm)
  • Depth 14.3 inches (36.3 cm)
  • Weight 13.8 lbs (6.2kg)

System Requirements

  • System Software: Mac OS X 10.9.3 and higher (Mavericks)
  • Total System RAM: 4GB minimum
  • Computer: The following Apple Macintosh computers are qualified for AVB audio streaming with S3.
  • Note that the models listed below must be equipped with a Thunderbolt port to be compatible
  • Mac mini
  • iMac
  • MacBook Pro*
  • MacBook Air**
  • No Windows-based computers are supported for use with S3 AVB audio streaming as of 2/2018

*Mac Pro computers are not qualified at this time as of 02/2018

**Pops and clicks in the audio stream may be experienced with Macbook Air models on OS X 10.9.x as of 02/2018

Additional Requirements

  • AVB Core Audio: When the S3 is used as an AVB Core Audio Interface it can only be operated at 48kHz or 96kHz
  • Ethernet Cable: Cat 5e 350mHz or better ethernet cable to connect the computer to the S3 Control Surface
  • AVB Switches: AVB Switches are not currently qualified, but may work without issue

Supported EUCON-enabled Applications*

  • Pro Tools Intro
  • Pro Tools Artist
  • Pro Tools Studio
  • 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 Ovation
  • Merging Technologies Pyramix
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Steinberg Nuendo
  • Trinnov Audio D-MON
  • Supported Mackie Control/HUI-enabled applications
  • Ableton Live
  • Cockos REAPER
  • Propellerhead Reason

*Please note that while these applications are EUCON-enabled, the extent of integration with Avid Pro Mixing control surfaces and supported software versions are at the sole direction of the respective manufacturer. For details, please contact the manufacturer.

Manufacturer: AVID
Model: 9900-65399-15
SKU: I491445-N-1-WHXB
UPC: 724643119898


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