With System 5-MC, you gain deep, integrated control over your favorite EUCON-enabled creative applications. EUCON carries high-resolution control information for faders, knobs, displays, and more between System 5-MC and the selected application. So you can quickly switch between multiple applications–and even workstations–at the touch of a button, with all controls and displays automatically matching the selected application....
High-resolution, high-speed control
With 8x the resolution and 250x the speed of MIDI, EUCON gives you powerful, highly responsive tactile control that feels like mixing on a professional mixing console
Work with multiple applications
Speed up modern, multi-app workflows with seamless app switching—System 5-MC instantly adapts to your current app. You can even lock parts of the surface to one app while using the rest to switch between apps—perfect for monitor and/or transport controls.
Control multiple workstations
Access any workstation running EUCON-enabled software on your extended network, with keyboard and mouse commands automatically forwarded to the selected workstation—ideal for multi-workstation workflows and facilities with machine rooms.
Avid continues to develop EUCON, making it easy for development partners to add new features and functionality to your favorite software through updates. EUCON even supports HUI and Mackie Control protocols for even greater flexibility.
Based on the successful design of the System 5 console, used by top facilities around the world, the System 5-MC professional mixing surface puts both editing and mixing control at your fingertips, enabling you to work faster and easier. Assign and control EQ, dynamics, pan, plug-ins, and other settings—with precision—using the eight touch-sensitive knobs on each channel strip.
Easily make volume changes with the high-quality motorized faders, with easy-to-read feedback displayed on dual high-resolution LED meters next to each fader.
You also get constant visual feedback in everything you do through the high-resolution, multiformat TFT screens at the top of the surface, which can display metering, EQ and pan settings, track names, and other parameter values. The MC Pro controller sits in the center of the console and includes 56 LCD SmartSwitches, enabling you to quickly perform complex macros with one touch. You also have two joysticks, a jog wheel, integrated full-sized keyboard, monitoring section, and touchscreen for the ultimate in software application control. Plus, you can interchange the trackball and jog/ shuttle wheel for left or right-handed operation.
With every System 5-MC channel strip, you can take deep, comprehensive control over any DAW that supports EUCON. Each channel strip features:
Quickly access files, system setup, and program various functions from the high-resolution touchscreen, which sits just above the keyboard. The screen also shows you a permanent display of filenames, transport state, fader labels, and the main menu
You can also customize each section of the surface using the Setup button, which brings up a setup screen for that section of the surface.
Instantly perform application functions, keystroke shortcuts, and macro commands using the LCD display SmartSwitches that automatically update as you switch between applications. Take a series of repetitive keyboard shortcuts you use for editing and perform them all at once with a single SmartSwitch press. Assign various functions to the wheel on the fly.
Effortlessly navigate your application menus and more—all without your hands ever leaving the controller. System 5-MC comes equipped with default Application Sets for most DAWs, but you can modify these and create your own to speed up any task.
The System 5-MC center section includes eight touch-sensitive rotary knobs with LED display rings that function as a SuperChannel, enabling you to control EQ, dynamics, and other DAW plug-ins on the selected channel, with keys to navigate to additional parameters if needed.
You also have an additional “Assignable Knob” that automatically picks up the current active control in your DAW application. For example, if you move your cursor over a pan control in your EUCON-aware software, the knob will act as a pan control. You can also lock this knob to a particular function.
You can use the ten SmartSwitches above the trackball to act as transport controls, with multicolor displays for showing orange, or green when in play, and red when recording, or program these switches to manage any transport or sync function—in any order—to exactly match the transport layout you prefer.
You can also choose to permanently display SMPTE or MIDI time code and locate registers on the touchscreen, and add an optional external synchronizer for multiple machine control. You can even use the SmartSwitches to modify the function of the jog wheel on the fly.