Features

New features

Bring S6 to your attention

With the latest EUCON software, you can now set how S6 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 S6 will automatically attention that same track on its surface. Or select “Fader” and whenever you click on a fader in your software, S6 will automatically put that fader into focus.

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Work faster and more flexibly

You can also now have Plug-in, Pan, and Send windows open and close automatically whenever you select them for editing to speed things along. You can also suspend all faders from following automation, view fader values in track name displays for a custom length of time, enable/disable all plugin automation with a surface shortcut, control soft keys using GPIs, activate GPOs from soft keys, control faders externally using GPIs, and control Thinklogical KVM matrix switches via Ethernet.

Navigate sessions more easily

When using S6 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. With Scroll to Track, you can quickly search for and scroll to a track by typing the first few letters of the track’s name. With Scroll into View, you can quickly scroll a track into view by clicking on the track name.

Remote control your S6

Wish you could step away from your console and be in the same room as the performer you're recording? With the free Pro Tools | Control app, you can control track recording, playback, and other transport functions on your S6 remotely from an iPad. It's ideal for capturing ADR and Foley performances. And it gives you the flexibility to position yourself anywhere in the studio while mixing a music or audio post session.

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Command multiple DAWs at once

Mixing a large-scale movie or TV post-production session that spans multiple audio workstations can be a logistical challenge. S6 provides easy control, enabling you to send commands from your Soft Keys to all connected DAWs simultaneously to save a session, punch out of automation, and perform other tasks in concert as one.

Key features

Gain flexibility with the modular design

S6 is built to grow and change with you at every stage of your business. With a first-of-its-kind modular design, you can customize/modify the surface at any time with the modules, options, and accessories you need to match your current workflow for the greatest cost efficiency. Then scale the surface—horizontally and vertically—as your business grows in the future. Get started fast with a preconfigured surface or design your own custom desk and go from there.

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Work faster with superior ergonomics

S6 acts and feels like a physical extension of your software, providing a truly immersive experience. Turn around projects fast with efficient editing and mixing control. Quickly navigate hundreds of tracks and access and edit plugins, pans, and more with the touchscreen. Position sounds exactly where you want or move them around through time with tactile precision. And see every mix detail with unprecedented visual feedback, including Pro Tools waveform scrolling.

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Get extensive visual feedback

Get the critical visual insight you need to mix with confidence and speed. Note channel modes from the top-lit, multicolor knobs. View tracks, meters, panning, and other visuals on the master touchscreen. See track names, automation status, and other info through color OLEDs. And on S6 M40 surfaces with the Display Module, you can see channel names, multifunction meters, processing graphs, variable speed Pro Tools waveform scrolling, incoming clip names, and more.

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Take intelligent control of Pro Tools

Pair S6 with Pro Tools and get extended visual feedback and unique features to accelerate your efficiency every step of the way. Automate tracks and edit plugins. Access parameters quickly by expanding plugins across knob modules. Access all channels in a VCA Master by “spilling” them across multiple channel strips. View gain reduction and scrolling waveforms (on S6 M40 surfaces with a Display Module only). You can even edit clips directly from a channel strip.

Immerse yourself in Dolby Atmos®

Today’s moviegoers have high expectations, demanding more bang for their buck. That’s why Dolby Atmos is the hottest surround format in cinema and home theater, delivering bigger, more immersive audio experiences to viewers. And now you can get hands-on access to the most efficient Dolby Atmos mixing workflows in the industry—right from any Pro Tools | S6 surface and in Pro Tools | Ultimate.

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Control your entire studio

In addition to Pro Tools, you can mix tracks from Logic, Nuendo, and other DAWs. And not just one DAW at a time. You can mix and match channels from different DAWs—side by side—on the surface. Create up to 96 custom layouts using multiple tracks from different systems, and instantly recall them from the touchscreen. It’s the only professional control surface that lets you simultaneously mix multiple music and/or audio post projects across different audio workstations.

Mix intuitively with proven technology

S6 delivers incredible workflow acceleration, highly responsive handling, and deep DAW integration. And it’s all built on proven technology, trusted by top audio professionals in the most demanding production environments. The result? You get the exceptional, dynamic performance you need to deliver your best sounding mix possible—on time. Every time.

View all of your meters in one

Want to keep your Master and Bus meters visible at all times? You can turn any S6 Display Module into a Master Meter Module, giving you greater visual feedback for mixing. By being able to leverage a separate display showing all of your meters in 1–4 rows—which can be stored as presets and recalled with layouts—you'll be more in tune with your mix than ever.

Expand control across your network

Through EUCON, S6 communicates directly with Pro Tools and other DAWs on your network. Simultaneously control up to eight audio workstations with an M40 Master Touch Module-based surface, or two workstations with an M10-based surface. Even workstations in other rooms across your facility. With incredible responsiveness. All from one control surface. Plus, this networked communication makes it easy to configure, scale, and reconfigure the surface at whim.

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Get total peace of mind

All Pro Tools | S6 control surfaces include one year of Avid ExpertPlus support with Hardware Coverage, which includes 7x24 access, priority phone support, advance hardware exchange (next-day), complimentary S6 software upgrades, and more to keep you up and running.

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