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Based on the award-winning Avid S6, Avid S3 is a compact, EUCONTM-enabled, ergonomic desktop control ace that offers a streamlined yet versatile mixing solution for the modern sound engineer. Like S6, S3 delivers intelligent control over every aspect of Pro Tools and other DAWs. While its small form factor makes it ideal for space-confined or on-the-go music and post mixing, it packs enormous power and accelerated mixing efficiency for faster turnarounds, making it the perfect fit everywhere, from project studios to the largest, most demanding facilities. With its intelligent, ergonomic design and full EUCON support, S3 puts tightly integrated recording, editing and mixing control at your fingertips, enabling you to work smarter and faster—with your choice of DAWs—to expand your mixing capabilities and job opportunities. And because S3 is application-aware, you can switch between different DAW sessions in seconds. Plus, its compact footprint fits easily into any space, giving you full reign of the “sweet spot.”

Work Smarter and Faster
S3 combines traditional console layout design with the proven advancements of Avid S6, ensuring highly intuitive operation, regardless of your experience level. From interacting with tracks and editing plugins, to writing automation, you get the tactile control you need to create better mixes faster. With much more precision than working with a keyboard and mouse. Plus, when paired with Avid Dock and the Avid Control app, you can accelerate your efficiency even more.

Your Mix, Your Way
With EUCON technology at its core, not only can you mix sessions using Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase and other DAWs, you can also customize the surface for your task at hand. Create up to 12 custom mixer layouts and recall them from the surface at any time—ideal for mixing drums, vocals, dialogue, sound effects and other groupings between applications with ease. And
extend your mixing capabilities further by pairing S3 with Avid Dock and/ or the free Avid Control app on a mobile device to gain full monitor control capabilities, touchscreen workflows, and customizable soft keys, transport control, a shuttle/jog wheel, focus fader and more.

Set Up in Any Size Space
Whether you’re at home, tucked in a small suite or on the go, S3’s compact size, power and extensive DAW control
capabilities put you in the driver’s seat of your studio—wherever you want it to be. What’s more, S3 features a built-in 4x6
interface, enabling you to record, mix and monitor sessions with just the surface and your laptop—or monitor audio using
S3 standalone—no additional audio interface required. 
Avid S3 EUCON Desktop Control Surface
Avid S3 EUCON Desktop Control Surface
Avid S3 EUCON Desktop Control Surface

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  • 6 channel strips, each with a touch- sensitive, motorized fader and 10-segment signal level meter
  • 32 touch-sensitive, push-button rotary encoders for panning, gain control, plugin parameter adjustments, and more (16 channel control, 16 assignable), each with a tricolor LED function indicator
  • 32 high-resolution OLED displays for viewing track names/numbers, detailed metering data (from mono to 5.1 surround), parameter names/values, current automation mode, and more
  • Solo, mute, channel select, and record/automation-enable keys on every channel
  • Touch strip provides easy access to transport controls; S3 can also be used alongside Avid Dock if you need full jog/ shuttle wheel controls
  • Dozens of dedicated buttons and switches for navigation, automation, control assignment, and software control
  • Built-in 4x6 AVB Core Audio interface includes 2 mic/line inputs, 2 line inputs, 4 line outputs, and a stereo headphone output

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  • Analog inputs 4 total—2 XLR mic/line inputs, 2 TRS line inputs
  • Analog outputs 4 total—2 XLR line outputs, 2 TRS line outputs
  • Headphone output 1 (1/4" TRS) with level control
  • Ancillary I/O 2 Gigabit Ethernet AVB ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 footswitch port (1/4" TRS)
  • Height (front, rear with knobs): 1.3", 2.8"
  • Width x depth: 28" x 14.3"
  • Weight 13.8 lb.