Features

Revolutionary modular design

S6 is built to grow with you at every stage of your business—now and in the future. With a first-of-its-kind modular design, you can customize the surface with the modules you need to match your current workflow for the greatest cost efficiency, and scale the surface—horizontally and vertically—as your business grows. Choose a pre-configured S6 M10 or S6 M40 surface with the options you need or, with S6 M40, customize the surface even further with different channel control combinations.

Superior ergonomics

S6 acts and feels like a physical extension of your software, providing a truly intuitive and immersive experience. Turn around projects faster with high-precision editing and mixing control at your fingertips. Quickly access and edit plug-ins, surround panning, and more with the multipoint touchscreen. And see every detail of your mix with unprecedented visual feedback, including waveform scrolling.

Networked connectivity

S6 features high-speed EUCON Ethernet connectivity, enabling the surface to communicate directly with Pro Tools and other EUCON-enabled DAWs and provide a deeply integrated experience. Control up to eight audio workstations and media applications simultaneously anywhere on your network—even systems across the facility—with incredible responsiveness. And because S6 features truly networked communication, it’s easy to configure, scale, and reconfigure the surface at whim.

Take intelligent control of Pro Tools

Pair S6 with Pro Tools | Software and you gain the Avid advantage of faster workflows, extended visual feedback, and unique features to accelerate your efficiency every step of the way. Automate tracks and edit plug-ins. Expand plug-ins across knob modules (32 or 64 knobs) to access parameters quickly. Spill a VCA Master’s slaves across multiple strips for fast access to its individual channels. View gain reduction as well as scrolling waveforms at variable speeds (on S6 M40 surfaces with a Display Module). Edit clips directly from a channel strip—and more. S6 offers the Pro Tools integration that only Avid can provide.

Total studio control

In addition to Pro Tools, S6 provides the flexibility to extend your mixing control to Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, and Pyramix EUCON-enabled DAWs. This enables you to “mix and match” channels from any or all of your DAWs*—side by side—on the S6 surface. Plus, you can save and recall up to 96 different surface layouts instantly, at any time from the touchscreen. S6 is the only professional mixing solution that enables multiple music and/or audio post projects created on different audio workstations to be controlled simultaneously—all from a single control surface.


* Control up to eight DAWs on an S6 M40-based system and up to two DAWs on an S6 M10-based system.

Extensive visual feedback

S6 offers unprecedented visual feedback, enabling you to monitor every facet of your mix. Note channel modes from the top-lit, multicolor knobs. View tracks, meters, panning, and other visuals on the master touchscreen. See track names, automation status, and other info through color OLEDs across the surface. And on S6 M40 surfaces with the high-resolution Display Module, you can see full channel names, multifunction meters, gain reduction, processing graphs, variable speed Pro Tools waveform scrolling, incoming clip names, and more, giving you the critical visual insight you need to mix with complete confidence and speed.

Proven technology

S6 delivers incredible workflow acceleration, highly responsive handling, and deep DAW integration—all built on proven technology, trusted by top audio professionals in the most demanding production environments. The result: you get the exceptional, dynamic performance you need to deliver your best sounding mix possible—on time, every time.

Explore S6 in an interactive guide

Want to learn more? Download the S6 Operation interactive PDF guide (103 MB) to explore the S6 features and functionality in depth.