In all the excitement about the Android version of the new Avid Control app and the new S1 & S4 control surfaces, it seems that most people have missed a really cool new VCA Spill feature in the latest release of EuControl - Avid’s control surface software package, when just using a “fader pack”, such as the legacy Artist Mix or the new S1. We show you now…
Recently our friends at HHB held a post-IBC event for people who were unable to make IBC in Amsterdam. Amongst the products on show at the HHB Event was the first showing of the Android Avid Audio Control app on a Huawei tablet working with an Avid S1.
Avid has quietly released their new Avid S4 Control Surface today and to support this compact Pro Tools controller, Avid has also released the latest version of their Eucon software and the software to support the S6 and S4 control surfaces. We have all the details.
The newly released Avid S4 brings the power and workflows of Avid’s Pro Tools | S6 control surface to small to mid-size music and audio post facilities in an ergonomic, more compact package. The S4 provides an integrated experience with any EUCON-enabled DAW. At IBC 2019 last weekend, Avid Evangelist Greg Chin sat down with UK product specialist Simon Sherbourne to show the new S4 close up and personal, whilst Avid’s Sreejesh Nair compared the Avid S4 with the Avid S6.
Back in July 2019, at the Avid Connect Live event, part of the Summer NAMM 2019 show in Nashville, Avid announced the Avid S1 control surface as a replacement to the Avid Artist Mix. Last weekend at IBC 2019 as part of their IBC coverage, Product Specialist Dave Tyler gave a much more detailed look at the Avid S1 and Avid’s Gil Gowing gave a sneak peek of the upcoming Avid Control app as well.
Avid has take the unusual step of emailing all Pro Tools Control users advising us not to upgrade to iOS 13 when it is released next week. We have the full statement from Avid.
Since the new monitoring section was added to the Pro Tools Control app for iOS devices with the release of Pro Tools 2019.5 and Eucon 19.5, we have had some questions about how it works and how it fits into a Pro Tools workflow. In this article, with the help of some free video tutorials from Avid, we shed some light on the monitoring features in the 19.5 version of the free Pro Tools Control app As well as how to control interface mic preamps using the Avid S3.
Following the announcement of the Avid S4 as the replacement to the M10 version of the Avid S6, Avid realised that existing Avid S6 M10 owners might not be very happy as the Avid S4 can have display modules, whereas if you wanted display modules with the Avid S6, you had to go for the M40 option. Consequently Avid has announced the Avid S6 M10+ which enables M10 users to upgrade and have display modules.
As well as releasing Pro Tools 2019.5, Avid have also released a new version of the Eucon control software, EuControl 19.5.0 and the Pro Tools Control app 19.5.0, which amongst the new features added, brings new monitor control options in the Pro Tools Control app as well as Avid control surfaces like the Pro Tools Dock and S3.
You won’t believe how little it would cost you these days to buy a second Pro Tools control surface which once cost over £60K brand new back in 2013. Are you tempted or is this type of bargain hunting pure madness?
In this article we give you an up close and personal look at the Avid S3 coupled with an iPad running the free Pro Tools Control app to give you and idea of what the S3 could be like to live with if you chose to invest in one for your studio.
Would you like a drag-and-drop editor for the Avid S6 control surface. If so then Kaspar Hugentobler, a software engineer & recent graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology has just completed some major updates to EuconLayouter with the release of Version 2.0. New features include support for Pro Tools 2018 appset files, a "Check for Appset updates" to automatically download revised / new appsets as they are available and improvements to flexibility and ease of use.
If you are still using a HUI based control surface with Pro Tools and you find that the meters on your HUI control surface stop working then check out this article, we have the answer.
Team member Alan Sallabank has just updated to Pro Tools 2018.12, which automatically updated the Eucon software. His old iPad, which worked fine for Pro Tools Control until this point now won't talk to Pro Tools or Eucon, as it's stuck on iOS 9.3.5. So beware if you have an old iPad like Alan and I do.
This article features a comprehensive roundup of our reviews of control surfaces for Pro Tools along with a wealth on content we’ve published in the past on control surfaces.
AVS Medientechnik GmbH has created a new brand Intelligent Studio Devices (ISD) and their first product is the ISD S6 PSU (Power Supply Unit), which is a special power supply unit for high-quality and interference-free power supply with additional functions for Pro Tools S6 M10 and M40 series control surfaces.
In this article we list six used Pro Tools Bargains that you can buy second-hand today for a fraction of what they would have cost you new. The article gives you information on support and compatibility with Pro Tools, technical faults to watch out for when buying one of these units used along with ballpark values based on units what they are currently listed for on eBay.