Control surface features

Grab hold of your mix

Why edit and mix one thing at a time with a keyboard and mouse? Artist Control greatly accelerates your workflow so you can complete projects faster—without having to click around a software interface. Record-enable, solo, mute, and automate tracks from the surface. Adjust volume levels across multiple tracks simultaneously. Fine-tune compressors, gates, EQ, and more with a twist. You can even punch in and out of recordings by connecting a footswitch.

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Take control with the touchscreen

The high-resolution color touchscreen offers a wide viewing angle, giving you comprehensive visibility and quick control over your entire project. View top-level information such as track names, metering, fader/pan values, and automation modes. Instantly access any track and adjust plug-in and EQ settings. Assign and trigger keyboard shortcuts and macro commands using unlimited Soft Keys. And perform surround mixing directly on the display.

Quickly navigate projects

Edit and mix the largest, most complex projects easily with an ergonomic Jog Wheel and transport controls right at your fingertips for fast navigation. You can customize the Jog Wheel to perform such functions as horizontal or vertical zoom, jog, shuttle, and more to tailor the surface to your work style. And use the Soft Keys to assign additional custom Jog Wheel and transport functions for even greater flexibility in editing and navigating your project.

Adjust parameters with a twist

Control everything from panning and gain to plug-ins, EQ settings, and more using the eight press-and-turn knobs. With their touch-sensitivity, you can write automation quickly and intuitively. They’re also velocity-sensitive, enabling you to quickly sweep from minimum to maximum parameter values in one turn. Or make very precise adjustments by turning the knob slowly. Press the knob tops to instantiate plug-ins, sends, and more.

Mix with precision

Get accurate and smooth mixing control through four motorized, touch-sensitive, 100mm long throw faders. Just touch a fader to select the corresponding track for editing. You can also bank tracks four at a time to navigate through projects quickly. And lock individual tracks to faders and store them as Layouts—up to 48 per project—for easy recall, making mixing large projects a breeze. You can save multiple Layouts to mix groups of tracks, such as drums or backing vocals, or just lock a fader to act as a master fader.

Create a custom surface

All Artist Series controllers are modular, so you can combine them together into a single slimline surface to suit your workflow. Connect up to one Artist Control, four Artist Mixes, one Artist Transport, and one Artist Color in any order for a total of up to 36 faders. Or use them separately, as each controller has its own Ethernet connection.

EUCON features

Experience deep, integrated control

Artist Control features EUCON, enabling the hardware to fully integrate with your favorite creative applications. This groundbreaking technology communicates control information for faders, knobs, displays, and more between the surface and whatever application is in focus on your computer. And because it’s application-aware, you can work with multiple applications and quickly switch between them at the touch of a button.

Work with your favorite tools

With Artist Control, you get a versatile control surface that plays extremely well with others. Record, edit, and mix music and audio using Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Audition, Cubase, Nuendo, SONAR, Digital Performer, and more. And edit and mix projects with Media Composer, the Symphony Option, and more.

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Control multiple apps and workstations

With seamless application switching, Artist Control instantly adapts all controls and displays to your current audio or video software in seconds. You can even lock parts of the surface to one app while using the rest to switch between apps—perfect for monitor and transport controls. You can also control multiple workstations running any EUCON-enabled software on your extended network from one surface—ideal for multi-workstation workflows and facilities with machine rooms.

Get great flexibility for the future

Avid continues to develop EUCON, making it easy for our partners to introduce new features and functionality to your favorite software titles through updates. For the latest integration details, check with your software manufacturer.