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Massive Mixing Power for Small Spaces

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 and, together with the free Pro Tools | Control app for iPad (iPad not included), provides great ergonomic efficiency, easy touch workflows, and S6-style metering and processing views, so you can navigate large sessions quickly, mix more intuitively, and turn around better sounding mixes fast.

Mix Big on a Smaller Scale
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.

Unmatched Software Integration
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 applicationsand workstationsat the touch of a button, providing the most fluid editing and mixing experience.

Gain Extensive Insight Into Your Mix
S1 not only features high-res OLED displays, it integrates with the free Pro Tools | Control iPad app, providing rich visual feedback to enhance your workflow. From track names, parameter values, and automation, to S6-style monitoring (up to 9.1), metering, and channel processing views, you get the comprehensive feedback of a high-end console in a versatile surface for the budget-minded.

Pro Tools | Control App
Take control of your favorite audio and video software right from your iPad. The Pro Tools | Control app combines the tight hardware/software integration and high-speed communication power of EUCON technology with the multi-touch advancements of iOS. On your iPad, it enables you to record and mix faster and easier than working with a mouse and keyboard alone. And when combined with Pro Tools | S3, Pro Tools | Dock, or Artist Mix, you gain new touch workflows and custom control. Best of all, it's free!

Scale the Surface to Your Needs
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 connect Pro Tools | Dock to S1 to have dedicated transport controls, a jog wheel, focus fader, and more at your fingertips for greater control.

• Massive mixing power for small spaces
• Mix big on a smaller scale
• Get unmatched software integration
• Gain extensive insight into your mix
• Scale the surface to your needs

Supported EUCON-Enabled Applications
• Avid Pro Tools
• Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate
• Avid Media Composer
• Avid Media Composer | Ultimate
• Avid Media Composer | Enterprise
• 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

Supported Mackie Control/HUI-Enabled Applications
• Ableton Live
• Cockos REAPER
• Propellerhead Reason

What's Included
• Avid S1 control surface
• Universal power supply
• Ethernet cable
• S1-to-S1 join panel
• Documentation pack

S1 Surface Details
Faders: Eight motorized, touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw faders
Knobs: Eight push-top, touch-sensitive rotary encoders
Additional Controls: Assorted hardware buttons/keys for various functions and mode selections, including Mute, Solo, Record-enable, Bank, Nudge, and more
Software Interface: Supports the free Pro Tools | Control app running on iPad (iPad not included), providing touchscreen control, project navigation, macro triggers, and more
Displays: Eight high-resolution OLED displays, plus multiple status LEDs and multicolor track buttons; channel metering, monitoring, processing, track status, automation modes, and other views provided by Pro Tools | Control on iPad
Dimensions (HxWxD): 1.2"-3.8" (front-back) x 12.3" x 14.9" (29-97mm x 312mm x 377mm)
Scalability: Connect up to four S1 controllers together, plus Pro Tools | Dock, to create an extended, fully integrated surface

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This is a pretty solid unit for Avid’s lower end of the line. The faders have a decent throw - they are a bit light in mass compared older / larger Avid surfaces for my preference. I like the layout buttons at the user end of the unit, which can address 16 layouts when configured in the EuCon software. When used with my 12” iPad Pro running the newAvid Control app, the functionality is greatly enhanced with channel views, a full meter bridge and access to all those soft keys. I do wish however, I could use my second iPad Pro with a single S1 to run in “master” mode, but you need to pair the S1 with a Dock to get that sort of functionality. The new Avid app will also run on android tablets, but you should have a reasonably quick one to maintain responsiveness. So glad I picked one of these up!
Posted by Ed Douglas on Jan 13, 2020
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