Key features

  • Expandable DSP SuperCore accommodates up to 450 audio channels per operator with up to 128 mix buses, each fully resourced with EQ, dynamics, Aux sends, panning, and routing
  • Customize and reconfigure the modular surface per project to meet your needs
  • Attain the highest sound quality and consistency using the same renowned EQ and Dynamics processing in both the console DSP and Pro Tools plug-ins
  • Control up to five DAWs with the EUCON Hybrid option (including Pro Tools 11)
  • Mix multichannel audio, with surround panning and monitoring, including integrated support for Dolby Atmos mixing
  • Mix and match DSP and Pro Tools EUCON channels on the surface at the same time, with unmatched automation control of both systems from the channel strips
  • Customize the surface with up to 48 Layouts for different surface configurations
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System 5 Digital Audio Console surface details

System 5 surface details

  • Expandable to 112 channel strips/faders
  • 8 touch-sensitive rotary encoders and 100 mm touch-sensitive motorized fader per strip
  • Accommodate up to 450 channels, with 4-band EQ, dynamics, and two filters per channel
  • High-resolution LED meters next to each fader
  • TFT high-resolution displays per channel for metering (up to 7.1), EQ, dynamics and pan graphs, and routing
  • Create up to 96 mix busses, 48 group busses, 24 Aux sends, and 72 external inputs

Feature details

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Accelerate your mixing

Much like any audio console, the System 5 features channel strips and a center section for master facilities. However, you can configure the surface modules for any audio post or music mixing application. No audio flows through the control surface, as the audio electronics are housed remotely, enabling you to customize your I/O and place and rearrange modules in any order. Each module is self-contained with a high-speed Ethernet connection for responsive control.

You also get constant visual feedback in everything you do, as each channel features stereo LED metering next to each fader, plus high-resolution multi-format TFT screens to view metering, sources, channels, auxes, groups, and gain reduction. The master module provides you with multiformat metering for the main busses and monitors, while the submaster module offers eight additional programmable meter displays, which you can customize and save as presets.

Each channel strip includes a multiformat, motorized fader and eight touch-sensitive knobs for EQ, filter, compressor, expander/gate, Aux sends, and pan control. If you’re using the EUCON Hybrid option, you can also use the faders and knobs to control DAW functions, including adjusting TDM, VST, and Audio Units plug-in parameters.

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Powered by DSP

System 5 is powered by the lightweight and compact DSP SuperCore—the system’s primary signal-processing engine and router. Comprised of a system board and up to eight plug-in SP662 DSP cards, the SuperCore gives you more than enough DSP horsepower, system functionality, and reliability to satisfy your most demanding music and post applications.

The SC263 Studio Computer runs eMix software, enabling you to easily set up and customize the system, manage files, and perform diagnostics. It also includes PatchNet, a powerful digital patching system that enables you to quickly route all console inputs and outputs— unlike a traditional patchbay, you can store and recall every single patch that you make...

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Take control with EUCON

The EUCON Hybrid option for System 5 extends the control capabilities of the console—beyond its dedicated DSP Core—to the outside world, enabling you to bring audio tracks from multiple DAWs to the console surface for mixing. With the EUCON control protocol, you can take deep, tightly integrated tactile control of an application over high-speed Ethernet—Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Pyramix, Nuendo, Digital Performer, and other DAWs all directly support EUCON. You can select, place, and control tracks on the System 5 surface from any DAW running the EUCON Client Application on your network. Position tracks anywhere you want on the surface. You can even place multiple tracks from separate DAWs, in any order on the surface, simultaneously next to System 5 DSP channels. You can then save these placements as Layouts for easy access and organization—for example, you can have one Layout for DSP channels, one for Pro Tools, and one with combinations from multiple DAWs. This greatly extends the capability of the console, enabling you to access DAW tracks that would otherwise be available only as traditional playback sources. With EUCON Hybrid, it’s now possible to have direct, high-speed access to any of these tracks, their plug-ins, and metering.

Get power and flexibility for the biggest theatrical mixes

Professional dubbing mixers and engineers have made System 5 their mixing console of choice for more award-winning films and TV shows the past 15 years than any other console. System 5 offers the most comprehensive control and integrated hybrid support for industry-leading Pro Tools than any other console. And it also offers a deep level of integration with Dolby Atmos, the latest surround sound format to provide an immersive, theatrical 3D audio experience.

The System 5 Dolby Atmos integration includes support for 9.1 panning of the “bed” channels, integrated monitor control of the Dolby RMU unit, support for Object panning metadata (from either the console directly or control of the plug-in) , direct Atmos plug-in control in Pro Tools from the surface, and more.

Connect to the world

Route and patch audio using industry-standard MADI connectivity, a very stable and robust AES-sanctioned format that delivers up to 64 channels of digital audio (at 24-bit, 48 kHz) along a single coaxial cable. You can also customize your I/O to interface with analog gear and other digital formats, such as AES/EBU. Avid offers a full range of high-quality converters that can be configured in multichannel, 3RU 19” rack mounting cases, making it easy to scale the I/O to meet your needs now and in the future.