Avid (Nasdaq: AVID) has announced an update to the EUCON Ethernet protocol that powers the company’s control surfaces used in Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo and other digital audio workstations (DAW), from the free Avid Control app to the flagship Avid S6.
New EUCON 2021.6 includes a highly requested feature that enables users of any EUCON-enabled DAW customize how they interact with all plugins from the control surface to suit their specific workflows and projects. Users can set up custom knob layouts for their preferred plugins, any way they want, to ensure that the most-used plugin parameters are always right where they want them located, speeding up their mixing workflows. Separate custom layouts can be optimized for various control surface knob configurations; for example, 1×8 for Avid S1, 2×4 for Avid Dock as well as 1×8, 2×4, and 4×8 for Avid S4 and S6.
“Whether you use Pro Tools or another DAW, our EUCON control surfaces have long led the industry when it comes to functionality and integration. They’ve literally put the power of your software at your fingertips,” says François Quereuil, VP Audio Product Management at Avid. “We constantly focus on expanding their feature set to overcome audio production challenges and speed up mixing workflows.”
Avid S1, Avid S3, and Dock control surfaces integrate with the free Control app, which brings detailed S6-style metering from mono to surround formats. With EUCON 2021.6, users can create their own meter strip layouts to optimize the visual information presented while mixing to include the parameters that they want to see, in whatever order they want, without cluttering up the mixer view with unneeded elements.
Along with custom knob layouts and meters, EUCON 2021.6 delivers several other capabilities, including Pro Tools Auto Match Indicators in Avid Control to aid in smoother automation writing (previously only offered in Avid S4 and S6), Solo/Mute clear buttons, GPO Fader Start for Avid S4 and S6, and many more enhancements.
Go here for more about EUCON 2021.6 and Avid control surfaces at https://www.avid.com/pro-tools#Surfaces-and-Hardware.