Build Your Own

Because S6 can be scaled both horizontally and vertically using an array of surface modules, you can configure it with the modules you need now to fit your budget, with room to expand as your needs grow. Choose one of the pre-configured systems or build your own—speak with our experts to determine the best fit for your workflow and business.

Here’s a look at the various modules and other hardware you can choose.

Master modules—The control surface engines

Master modules are the central hubs of your S6 surface. All surfaces must include a main engine, which provides touchscreen access and control; you have a choice between two—S6 M40 or S6 M10. The S6 Automation Module complements both, providing controls for transport, automation, and more. Here’s a closer look at these modules.

M40 vs. M10—The engine you choose dictates the number of total modules you can include in your S6, and impacts its overall size and customizability. Choose the high-performance M40 for large-scale productions that require maximum faders and channels, high-resolution metering, and customizability, or the more affordable M10 for productions that need to fit into smaller rooms and budgets.

Both feature a tilting 12.1-inch multipoint touchscreen, eight adjacent rotary encoders, and dedicated knobs and keys for monitoring and global control, enabling you to view, access, and edit different aspects of your mix—such as tracks, processing, and metering—without mousing through menus.


S6 M40

S6 M10

Best for..

High-end professionals and facilities that need great scalability and customizability Budget-conscious pros and small- to mid-size facilities

Maximum number of modules

41 9

Maximum number of faders

64 24

Maximum knobs per channel

9 5

Number of simultaneous workstations supported

8 2

High-resolution S6 Display Module support

Yes No

Configuration availability

Pre-configured and custom Pre-configured, with limited customization

S6 Automation Module—This master module is included in all pre-configured systems, but is an optional add when building your own S6 M40-based surface (though you’d probably want one). It features a full transport control section (including a shuttle/jog wheel), focus fader, automation control, color shortcut displays and switches, a numeric keypad, and more for writing automation and navigating projects.

S6 Joystick Module—This master module is an option for both M10- and M40-based S6 systems and offers dual non-motorized, touch-sensitive joysticks for surround sound mixing, enabling you to position sound anywhere within a room. A 3.2-inch TFT display shows current pan and joystick locations. The module also features two multicolor LED top-lit encoders, 16 panning mode switches with color LEDs, and other panning control switches for controlling positioning, divergence, and more with precision. Plus, four OLED displays provide detailed visual feedback and info. The Joystick Module can also be used to control any other knob parameter on S6 to create a wide range of effects.

S6 Post Module—This sound mixing/monitoring master module is an option for M10- and M40-based S6 systems that enables you to switch between recorded tracks/stems and their inputs and punch into record. It offers two rows of 10 PEC/DIRECT paddles with solo and mute buttons. Each paddle includes a high-resolution OLED display to view track/stem names. You can also spill stems out onto adjacent paddles for individual control and customize Soft Keys on the 3.2-inch TFT. With dedicated monitor controls, you can quickly switch between monitors and dim, cut, or fold down your mix. And with VCA support on the paddles, you can easily control over 200 tracks to create the biggest, most immersive soundtracks.

Channel modules—The controls you want and need

Channel modules provide the control and feedback elements you need—from faders and knobs, to processing and metering. All modules feature reliable, high-speed Ethernet connectivity for easy set-up. Whether a pre-configured surface meets your needs or you want to mix and match modules in your own custom creation, here are the modules you can choose:

S6 Fader Module

  • 8 motorized faders
  • Dual LED meters per channel (with gain reduction metering)
  • Mute, solo, and other switches with color LEDs
  • Control levels for 8 simultaneous tracks

S6 Knob Module

  • 32 multicolor LED top-lit knobs (4 per channel)
  • 32 OLED displays for labels and visual feedback
  • 11 function select switches per channel with color LEDs
  • Works in conjunction with the Process Module
  • Control up to 32 simultaneous encoder values; stack two Knob Modules (S6 M40-based surfaces only) to get up to 9 knobs per channel

S6 Process Module

  • 8 multicolor LED top-lit knobs (one per channel)
  • 22 function select switches per channel with color LEDs
  • 8 OLED displays for labels and visual feedback
  • Provides mode selectors for Knob Modules to control up to 9 simultaneous encoder values

S6 Display Module

  • 8-channel high-resolution TFT display
  • Integrated single board computer
  • Available only with S6 M40 configurations
  • Provides deep visual feedback, including channel names, audio meters, routing, groups, DAW affiliation, scrolling Pro Tools waveforms, and more  

Frame components—For desk mixing or freestanding

All modules need to be housed in a frame, whether you place S6 on a studio desk or give it a leg assembly to stand on. Depending on the number of modules you choose, your surface can range from mid- to large-format. There are a number of frame assembly items available, from a full leg assembly to create a freestanding surface, to different size frame buckets and blank panels.

Surface options—Ergonomic extras to personalize your desk

  • Blank Panel—Cover empty module spaces with a smooth surface
  • Display VESA Arm—Mount your DAW monitor on the surface with an adjustable arm
  • Producer’s Desk—Integrate a keyboard and DAW display directly into your control surface
  • Sliding Keyboard Tray—Get hands-on with your computer keyboard wherever you’re sitting
  • Sliding Script Tray—Hold pen, paper, and your personal devices within easy reach
  • Speaker Bridge Mount—Place speakers in an optimal position with the S6 frame