Avid have announced an update to the Avid S3L which includes our predication that users would be able to use the Avid S3L as a standalone control surface for Pro Tools. All part of VENUE 4.5 and EuControl 3.2 software updates.
In addition to this other new features include;
Ability to mix Pro Tools and other DAW sessions using the S3 control surfaceCustomers can now use the S3 control surface as a standalone studio controller and audio interface with Pro Tools and any other EUCON™-enabled digital audio workstation. This enables an engineer to mix down a performance in Pro Tools after a gig using just the S3 control surface and a laptop. The EUCON protocol – the same protocol used by Avid S6 studio consoles – delivers superior functionality and integration.
Updated operating system with support for 64-bit AAX DSP plug-ins
S3L’s updated operating system includes support for 64-bit AAX DSP plug-ins, giving customers access to all the latest effects and sound processors available.
Improved surface navigation and mixingNumerous enhancements improve surface operation, navigation and visual feedback, speeding up workflows by providing greater flexibility to mix live shows with user-definable fader layouts, VCA and Group Spill, and more.
The new update will ship in Q3.
Price Free to all existing users.