The Avid S1 Control Surface is a compact control surface that provides in-depth hands-on control of your favorite audio and video software. Based on the popular Avid S3, the S1 delivers the same intuitive interface and comprehensive visual feedback in a streamlined package. S1 is ideal for manufacturers, technicians and sound designers and has everything you need to improve your workflow and deliver great mix faster than ever. The Avid S1 can be used standalone, but comes into its own when combined with an iPad and Avid Audio App where you get the full overview. (this configuration is shown in the pictures.
Get your mix all the way to your fingers
Do not be fooled by the compact shape: the S1 is packed with mix tools that help you achieve full control, even if the price is low. Here are both motorized faders, touch-sensitive buttons and programmable softkeys, so you can perform complex tasks with a single tap. S1 gives you total tactile control over your music, post-production or video project.
With the S1, you can mute and solo tracks, edit plug-ins, route audio and write automation with unparalleled speed and precision, so you spend less time clicking and more time on mix and creativity.
The easily accessible touch screen supports VCA game function and screen control, giving you total convenient control over all aspects of your session. With Tracks View, you can instantly jump to any track, while Mix View allows you to scroll through multiple channels at once. And with custom layout support, you can customize the S1 to fit any workflow.
WORKING WITH SOFTWARE
The Avid S1 is based on EUCON, Avid's high-speed Ethernet control protocol, which is far superior to traditional MIDI control surfaces. S1 offers full touch control for Pro Tools and Media Composer plus native support for third-party audio and video applications, including Logic Pro, Cubase, Premiere Pro and more. You can even switch between multiple applications at the touch of a button - perfect for complex post-production projects. Do you need more control? Connect multiple S1 devices to handle large mix sessions.
Advanced monitoring capabilities
The S1 offers the same flexible monitor controls as the S6 in a compact package that fits snugly between your monitor and your keyboard. Quickly assign and control talkback, listenback and speaker sources and levels directly from S1. And with high-resolution screen monitoring of gain, automation status, EQ, dynamics and panning, the S1 offers the big picture of your project, allowing you to make more competent mix decisions. Expand the possibilities further with the free Pro Tools | Control app for iPad that offers viewing and monitoring in Avid S6 style.
Supported Mackie Control / HUI-enabled applications
S1 surface details **
Eight motorized, touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw faders
Eight push-top, touch-sensitive rotary encoders
Assorted hardware buttons / keys for various functions and mode selections, including Mute, Solo, Record-enable, Bank, Nudge, and more
Supports the free Pro Tools | Control app running on iPad (iPad not included), providing touchscreen control, project navigation, macro triggers, and more
Eight high-resolution OLED displays, plus multiple status LEDs and multicolor track buttons; channel metering, monitoring, processing, track status, automation modes, and other views provided by Pro Tools | Control on iPad
Height (front, rear)
29 mm, 97 mm
Connect up to four S1 controllers together, plus Pro Tools | Dock, to create an extended, fully integrated surface