Avid has announced the availability of the Avid S1 audio control surface designed for music mixing, audio post and video production artists. Priced at $1,295 (USD MSRP), it’s designed to provide delivers the speed, visual feedback, and software integration of the company’s high-end consoles in a smaller, portable surface.
As with the Avid S6 and S4, the Avid S1 is powered by EUCON to offer integration with Pro Tools and Media Composer, plus native support for third-party audio and video applications like Logic Pro, Cubase, Premiere Pro, and more. Users can switch between multiple applications and workstations at the touch of a button.
Avid S1 integrates with the free Avid Control app for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones, providing visual feedback intended to enhance workflows and ergonomic efficiency, with S6-style metering and processing views so users can navigate and mix large sessions more quickly.
It includes touch-sensitive motorized faders and knobs as well as touchscreen workflows and Soft Keys to help in handling complex tasks. Users also can scale the surface as their needs grow by connecting up to four units together — and add an Avid Dock — to create a single extended and integrated surface.
“We designed the Avid S1 control surface with home or smaller studios and budgets in mind,” says Rob D’Amico, director of product marketing, Audio & Video Solutions at Avid. “We strive to give customers the integrated hardware and software workflows they need to create the best sounding mixes. The Avid S1 enables users to create complex mixes without having to compromise on quality and opens up a world of capabilities never before possible with a control surface at this price.”
Avid S1 will be on display at the company’s NAMM Show 2020 booth (#15502) this coming January.