At the Avid Connect Live event, part of the Summer NAMM 2019 show in Nashville, Avid has announced a range of new products including two new control surfaces - The Avid S4 and S1, display module options to the M10 Avid S6, a new music distribution service in Avid Link called AvidPlay and the bundling of HEAT and the Complete Plug-in Bundle into Pro Tools Standard and Ultimate rental subscription plans.
We have a range of articles covering each of these announcements. Either click on the image of the Learn More link to read the full story on each announcement.
Avid S4 EUCON Control Surface Announced - What You Need To Know
The Avid S4 control surface is a replacement to the Avid S6 M10 range. The Avid S4 comes pre built and configured in one of 3 standard frames with up to 24 faders and the option to have some additional modules from the S6 range including the Joystick, Post and 32 knob modules. In this article we have the information you need to know to decide whether the Avid S4 is for you.
Avid S1 EUCON Control Surface Announced - What You Need To Know
The Avid S1 is an 8 fader control surface, like its predecessor the Artist Mix, but unlike the Artist Mix, it will take an iPad. The Avid S1 not only features high-resolution OLED displays that are in the Avid S3 but it also integrates with the free Avid Control iPad app, which will have high-res metering, including gain reduction as well as automation status and EQ, dynamics, and panning curves.
Avid Announce S6 M10+ Control Surface - Brings Display Modules To The Avid S6 M10 Range
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.
Avid HEAT And Complete Plug-in Bundle Free - You Will Soon Get Them At No Extra Cost With Any Pro Tools Subscriptions
Following the changes to the Pro Tools pricing and the release of Pro Tools 2019.6, which opened up HEAT to Pro Tools Standard users, Avid has now announced that all Pro Tools subscribers will soon have access to the Complete Plug-in bundle and HEAT at no extra cost. Also in this article, we investigate how the costs of perpetual versus subscription have changed with the recent price changes and this announcement and there is news for Pro Tools Perpetual license holders who would like to have HEAT but have found it too expensive.
You will be able to get your tracks and albums on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and dozens of other major streaming services using a new service in the Avid Link app called AvidPlay.
Whether you’re an artist, producer, or music label, AvidPlay has been created to provide a one-stop shop that makes it easy to get your songs discovered and heard around the world and you get to keep 100% of your streaming royalties.
But how does it work and how many streams or plays do you need to pay for the annual fee from Avid? We have the answers.
Live From Nashville
All these product announcements were made live on stage at the Avid Connect Live event in Nashville. The event was streamed live and here it is in case you missed it…