At the Avid Connect Live event, part of the Summer NAMM 2019 show in Nashville, Avid has announced the Avid S1 control surface as a replacement to the Avid Artist Mix. The S1 is an 8 fader control surface like its predecessor but unlike the Artist Mix it will take an iPad but unlike the Pro Tools Dock there isn’t a width restriction to cause problems as the iPads get bigger. In this article we have the information you need to know to decide whether the Avid S1 is for you.
In this article we highlight several control surfaces we feel are very well designed and also represent great value for money that you can buy today for your studio from $600. These are fairly small in size and suitable for placing on desks. Do you use a control surface in your workflow? If so, what control surfaces can you recommend to the Production Expert Community?
In this article I list a number of important control surface features and typical selling points that I would personally love to see incorporated in a single control surface product at some point in the future. This is a bit of a wish list, I know, but if a device did one day come about with these particular features then it would certainly be the ultimate control surface for me.
Neyrinck have announced that there is an update of their V-Control Pro software which brings support for Avid’s legacy Pro Control and Control 24 control surfaces to more DAWs.
Icon Pro Audio, the makers of the Platform M+, X+ and QCon control surfaces, have announced the launch of their new DAW controller - the Icon QCon Pro G2 and the QCon EX G2 Fader Expander. We take a look at what new features have been added with the G2 range.
Back in January we ran a news article on the release of AudioSwift - Software To Enable You To Use Your Trackpad As A MIDI Controller. Now AudioSwift has announced version 2 of their trackpad software.
I often get to the point in a mix where having just eight faders & controls, on a small surface or touchscreen, starts to seriously impinge on my speed and efficiency. There are always compromises with small control surfaces. Has iCon managed to make these compromises in the right places?