EUCON-Enabled Control Surface

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The AVID Pro Tools | S3 is a compact EUCON-enabled ergonomic desktop control surface that offers a streamlined yet versatile mixing solution for the modern sound engineer.
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The AVID Pro Tools | S3 is a compact EUCON-enabled ergonomic desktop control surface that offers a streamlined yet versatile mixing solution for the modern sound engineer. Like the S6, the S3 delivers intelligent control over every aspect of Pro Tools and other DAWs. While its small form factor makes it ideal for space-confined or on-the-go music and post mixing, it packs enormous power and accelerated mixing efficiency for faster turnarounds, making it the perfect fit everywhere, from project studios to the largest, most demanding facilities.

Take complete control of your studio

With its intelligent, ergonomic design and full EUCON support, S3 puts tightly integrated recording, editing, and mixing control at your fingertips, enabling you to expand your mixing capabilities and job opportunities. And because the S3 is application-aware, you can switch between different DAW sessions in seconds. Plus, its compact footprint fits easily into any space, giving you full reign of the "sweet spot."

Work smarter and faster

S3 combines traditional console layout design with the proven advancements of Pro Tools | S6, ensuring highly intuitive operation, regardless of your experience level. From record-enabling, soloing, and muting tracks, to editing plug-ins, recalling snapshots, and automating mixes, you get the tactile control you need to create great sounding mixes faster—with much more precision than working with a keyboard and mouse alone. Plus, when paired with Pro Tools, you gain the advantage of faster workflows and unique features that accelerate your efficiency every step of the way.

Experience exceptional integration, ergonomics, and visual feedback

No other surface offers the level of DAW integration and versatility that Avid control surfaces provide, and S3 is no different. Its intuitive controls feel like an extension of your software, enabling you to mix with comfort, ease, and speed, with plenty of rich visual feedback to guide you.

  • 16 channel strips, each with a touch-sensitive, motorized fader and 10-segment signal level meter
  • 32 touch-sensitive, push-button rotary encoders for panning, gain control, plug-in parameter adjustments, and more (16 channel control, 16 assignable), each with a tricolor LED function indicator
  • 32 high-resolution OLED displays for viewing track names/numbers, detailed metering data (from mono to 5.1 surround), parameter names/values, current automation mode, and more
  • Solo, mute, channel select, and record/automation-enable keys on every channel
  • Touch strip provides easy access to transport controls; S3 can also be used alongside Artist Transport if you need full jog/shuttle wheel controls
  • Dozens of dedicated buttons and switches for navigation, automation, control assignment, and software control
  • Built-in 4x6 AVB Core Audio interface includes 2 XLR mic/line inputs, 2 TRS line inputs, 2 XLR line outputs, 2 TRS line outputs, and a stereo headphone output

Create your mix, your way

With EUCON technology at its core, not only can you mix sessions using Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, and other DAWs, you can also customize the surface for your task at hand. Create up to 12 custom mixer layouts and recall them to the surface at any time—ideal for mixing drums, vocals, dialog, sound effects, and other groupings. Plus, you can switch between applications with ease, giving you the choice to work with what you want—and the capability to take on any project that comes your way.

Set up a studio in any size space

Whether you're at home, tucked in a small suite, or on the go, the S3's compact size, power, and extensive DAW control capabilities put you in the driver's seat of your studio—wherever you want it to be. What's more, S3 features a built-in 4x6 interface, enabling you to record, mix, and monitor sessions with just the surface and your laptop—or monitor audio using S3 standalone—no additional audio interface required.

Proven and trusted technology

S3 delivers incredible workflow acceleration, highly responsive handling, and deep DAW integration—all built on proven technology, trusted by top audio professionals in the most demanding production environments. The result: you get the exceptional, dynamic performance you need to deliver the best sounding mix possible—on time, every time.

AVID Pro Tools | S3 Systm Features:

  • 16 High Quality Touch Sensitive Alps Faders
    • Same as Venue Profile and SC48
    • Individually cabled, Not soldered
    • Easily replaced
    • Individual screws
  • 32 Touch-Sensitive Rotary Encoders
    • Same as S6
    • More Heavily Damped Than Artist Series
    • Long Travel, Clear Click
    • 'Living Hinge' Switches
    • Ability to Split Row Top & Bottom
  • Rich visual feedback with 32 OLED displays, 32 LED’s for track color coding and modes, as well as 10 segment meters
    • Same as S6
    • 128 x 64 resolution for Tons of Info
    • Follows Track Color in PT - Same as S6
    • Follows Modes - Same as S6
      • Blue = Pan
      • Magenta = EQ
      • Green = Dynamics
      • Yellow = Sends
  • 4x6 AVB Audio Interface
    • Supports Core Audio - Mac Only
    • Works as audio interface over AVB  - 48kHz only
    • 2 MIC Pre’s + 2 Line Ins
    • AVB Stream Monitoring
  • Standalone Monitor Section
    • Line ins 1-2 or 3-4
    • Cut, DIM, Sum to Mono
    • Main & ALT speakers
  • Compact for ultra portability to take your mix with you
    • Take complete control of your studio! - Work smarter and faster
    • Experience exceptional integration, ergonomics, and visual feedback
    • Proven controls in the sweet spot
    • Create your mix, your way - Customize with Layouts
    • Proven and trusted technology - Channel Layouts and more
  • Eucon Enabled for Compatibility with Leading DAW’s and Non-linear editors
    • Pro Tools, Media Composer
    • Logic Pro
    • Cubase / Nuendo
    • and More

AVID Pro Tools | S3 System Requirements:

  • Windows:
    • OS: Windows 7 and Windows 8 Home premium, professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit)*
    • Processor: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk space: 500 MB free
    • Ethernet port: 10/100 base-T**
  • Mac OS X:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher
    • Processor: Intel processor (no PowerPC support)
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk space: 500 MB free
    • Ethernet port: 10/100 base-T**
  • Media applications qualified with EuControl 3.2:
    • Pro Tools 11.2.1
    • Resolve 11***
    • Nuendo 6.5
    • Cubase 7.5
    • Media composer 8.0
    • Logic 10.0.7
    • Pyramix 9***
      * Current EUCON driver does not support Japanese Windows 7
      ** Ethernet switch required to connect additional units or to connect to a network
      *** Not yet tested with S3

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