The Avid S6 modular console redefines the world of mixing for professional installations. The S6 control surface leverages the best of the industry-leading ICON and System 5 product families from Avid... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Avid S6 modular console redefines the world of mixing for professional installations. The S6 control surface leverages the best of the industry-leading ICON and System 5 product families from Avid, and combines them into one revolutionary, modular design. With superior ergonomics and intelligent studio control the S6 provides and intuitive, immersive experience for the modern sound engineer. And because it's built on proven technology, trusted by top audio professionals in the most demanding production environments, S6 delivers the performance you need to complete projects faster and deliver the best sounding mixes possible.
The S6 console comes in two base models, the S6 M10 engine and S6 M40 engine. The M40 engine is designed for high-end professionals and facilities that need great scalability and customizability, while the M10 is suited for budget-conscious pros and small- to mid-size facilities. The M40 engine allows for a maximum of up to 41 individual modules, while the M10 maxes out at 9. The M40 can also handle up to 64 channel faders and supports high-resolution TFT display modules, and the M10 has no display support with up to 24 maximum faders available.
This version is based on the S6 M10 Master Module engine, with two S6 Fader Modules (24 faders), two S6 Knob Modules (4 knobs per channel), and two Process Modules (1 knob per channel).
Master modules are the central hubs of your S6 surface. All surfaces must include a main engine, which provides touchscreen access and control; you have a choice between two-S6 M40 or S6 M10. The S6 Automation Module complements both, providing controls for transport, automation, and more.
Both feature a tilting 12.1-inch multipoint touchscreen, eight adjacent rotary encoders, and dedicated knobs and keys for monitoring and global control, enabling you to view, access, and edit different aspects of your mix-such as tracks, processing, and metering-without mousing through menus.
Channel modules provide the control and feedback elements you need-from faders and knobs, to processing and metering. All modules feature reliable, high-speed Ethernet connectivity for easy set-up. Whether a pre-configured surface meets your needs or you want to mix and match modules in your own custom creation, here are the modules you can choose:
S6 Fader Module
8 motorized faders
Dual LED meters per channel (with gain reduction metering)
Mute, solo, and other switches with color LEDs
Control levels for 8 simultaneous tracks
S6 Knob Module
32 multicolor LED top-lit knobs (4 per channel)
32 OLED displays for labels and visual feedback
11 function select switches per channel with color LEDs
Works in conjunction with the Process Module
Control up to 32 simultaneous encoder values; stack two Knob Modules (S6 M40-based surfaces only) to get up to 9 knobs per channel
S6 Process Module
8 multicolor LED top-lit knobs (one per channel)
22 function select switches per channel with color LEDs
8 OLED displays for labels and visual feedback
Provides mode selectors for Knob Modules to control up to 9 simultaneous encoder values
S6 Display Module
8-channel high-resolution TFT display
Integrated single board computer
Available only with S6 M40 configurations
Provides deep visual feedback, including channel names, audio meters, routing, groups, DAW affiliation, scrolling Pro Tools waveforms, and more
Revolutionary modular design
S6 is built to grow with you at every stage of your business-now and in the future. With a first-of-its-kind modular design, you can customize the surface with the modules you need to match your current workflow for the greatest cost efficiency, and scale the surface-horizontally and vertically-as your business grows. Choose a pre-configured S6 M10 or S6 M40 surface with the options you need or, with S6 M40, customize the surface even further with different channel control combinations.
S6 acts and feels like a physical extension of your software, providing a truly intuitive and immersive experience. Turn around projects faster with high-precision editing and mixing control at your fingertips. Quickly access and edit plug-ins, surround panning, and more with the multipoint touchscreen. And see every detail of your mix with unprecedented visual feedback, including waveform scrolling.
S6 features high-speed EUCON Ethernet connectivity, enabling the surface to communicate directly with Pro Tools and other EUCON-enabled DAWs and provide a deeply integrated experience. Control up to eight audio workstations and media applications simultaneously anywhere on your network-even systems across the facility-with incredible responsiveness. And because S6 features truly networked communication, it's easy to configure, scale, and reconfigure the surface at whim.
Take intelligent control of Pro Tools
Pair S6 with Pro Tools and you gain the Avid advantage of faster workflows, extended visual feedback, and unique features to accelerate your efficiency every step of the way. From recording tracks and assigning and editing plug-ins, to viewing scrolling waveforms (on S6 M40 surfaces with a Display Module), writing automation, recalling snapshots, and more, S6 offers the Pro Tools integration that only Avid can provide.
Intelligent studio control
In addition to Pro Tools, S6 provides the flexibility to extend your mixing control to Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, and other EUCON-enabled DAWs. This enables you to mix multiple music and/or audio post projects created on different audio workstations simultaneously, and easily switch out sessions in seconds-all from a single control surface.
Extensive visual feedback
S6 offers unprecedented visual feedback, enabling you to monitor every facet of your mix. From top-lit status knobs and the master touchscreen, which can display tracks, meters, panning, and other visuals, to color OLEDs and high-resolution screens at the top of the console that provide full channel names, processing graphs, Pro Tools waveform scrolling, and more, you get the critical visual insight you need to mix with complete confidence and speed.
S6 delivers incredible workflow acceleration, highly responsive handling, and deep DAW integration-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.
16 channels, 5 knobs per channel
Add up to a total of 9 individual modules
Revolutionary modular design
Add-on modules as you need them
Customize to match your workflow
High-precision editing and mixing control
High-speed EUCON Ethernet connectivity
Extremely intelligent control of Pro Tools
Flexible mixing options for other EUCON-enabled DAWs
Extensive visual feedback
Incredible workflow acceleration, highly responsive handling, and deep DAW integration
S6 requires at least one connected EUCON workstation and has been tested with the following EUCON-enabled applications:
Avid Pro Tools HD 11
Avid Pro Tools HD 9/10
Avid Media Composer 5.5 and higher
Avid Studio Monitor Pro and Express
Avid XMON S6
Apple Logic Pro 9 and Express 9 and higher
Merging Pyramix 8
Steinberg Cubase 6.5
Steinberg Nuendo 5.5
S6 surface (a pre-configuration or your own design)
S6 frame and other accessories (as specified per your pre-configuration or customization)
XMON S6 monitoring system
All necessary cabling
One year of Avid Advantage ExpertPlus support* with Hardware Coverage (includes 7x24 access, priority phone support, advance hardware exchange (next business day), complimentary S6 software upgrades, and more to keep you up and running)
* After one year, you can renew your support plan for continued operational efficiency”and peace of mind.
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