S6 is built to grow and change with you at every stage of your business—now and in the future. With a first-of-its-kind modular design, you can customize and modify the surface at any time with the modules you need 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 customize the surface even further with different channel control combinations and options, such as the new Master Joystick and Master Post modules, to best suit your workflow.
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 navigate hundreds of tracks and access and edit plug-ins, surround panning, and more with the multipoint touchscreen. Position sounds exactly where you want them, or move them around within a room, with full tactile precision. And see every detail of your mix with unprecedented visual feedback, including waveform scrolling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to learn more? Download the S6 Operation interactive PDF guide (103 MB) to explore the S6 features and functionality in depth.