Create custom knob layouts—NEW
With the latest EUCON update, you can now map the controls of an inserted plugin to your surface—for any plugin, from any EUCON-enabled DAW. This makes it easy to create custom knob layouts for all of your favorite plugins, so you always have your favorite parameters at your fingertips exactly where you want them. Even the default EQ and DYN function maps can be rearranged.
View meters on your computer display
Avid Control is also available in a desktop version for macOS and Windows, enabling you to display the app's Meters view—in conjunction with your DAW—on your computer screen. Plus, it's fully scalable in size, so you can align it to your S3 channel strips.
Navigate sessions more easily
When using S3 with Pro Tools, the surface now fully supports ICON-favorite “Scroll to Track” and “Scroll into View” features, making it easy to scroll Pro Tools windows and bank your control surface accordingly to get to the tracks you need faster. You can also open and close Pro Tools Folder Tracks right from the surface, greatly speeding up session navigation.
Work faster and more flexibly
Cycle quickly through EQ and dynamics plugin slots by tapping the EQ or DYN button. And when using S3 with Avid Dock and/or Avid Control, you can take full control of any EUCON-based monitoring system, including Pro Tools | MTRX, XMON, D-MON, and monitor sources in your DAW.
Bring S3 to your attention
Set how S3 reacts to actions you perform in your DAW. Simply select the behaviors and DAW areas you’d like to engage to attention in your EUCON General settings. For example, if you select “Name” to be actionable, you can click on any track name in your DAW and S3 will automatically attention that same track on its surface. Or select “Fader” and whenever you click on a fader in your software, S3 will automatically put that fader into focus.
Spill VCAs and Folder Tracks on the surface
Using the Avid Control app or Avid Dock with your S3? Tap on any VCA master or Folder Track in the Avid Control app and its slaves will spill directly onto your S3 surface for easy access and control. When finished, simply retap the VCA master or Folder Track to "unspill" the tracks.