Small format, big mix
Get a streamlined yet versatile mixing system for the modern sound engineer. Based on the award-winning Pro Tools | S6 control surface, Pro Tools | S3 delivers intelligent control over every aspect of Pro Tools and other DAWs. All in a more portable and affordable surface. But don’t let its small size fool you. While it’s ideal for space-confined and on-the-go mixing, it packs enormous power to handle large sessions and turn around projects faster. Plus, you can pair it with Pro Tools | Dock and the Pro Tools | Control app to extend your workflow further.
Get Full Hands on control
Gain better control over your mix whether you’re making music or sweetening soundtracks. The S3 allows you to interact with 16 touch-sensitive, motorized faders to bring more life to your mix. Record-enable tracks right from the surface. Solo, select, and mute channels. Change automation modes. Navigate projects using the touch strip transport controls. And keep an eye on your levels with the built-in meters.
Work smarter and faster
S3 combines a traditional console layout with the advancements of Pro Tools | S6, ensuring 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 Pro Tools | Dock and the Pro Tools | Control app, you can accelerate your efficiency even more.
View, access, and adjust multiple facets of your music or soundtrack project quickly using the 32 touch-sensitive, push-button style rotary encoders. Use the top-row channel control encoders to make changes to inputs, inserts, sends, groups, and more. Use the second row of assignable channel encoders separately to control plugins, pan, EQ, compressor, and other parameters. And view names, settings, status, channel metering, and more through the 32 OLED displays.
Experience exceptional integration and ergonomics
No other surface offers the level of DAW integration and versatility that Avid control surfaces provide, and S3 is no different. Its intuitive controls feel like an extension of your software, enabling you to mix with comfort, ease, and speed. Plus, you’ll get plenty of rich visual feedback to inform and guide you towards creating that perfect mix.
Create 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 to the surface at any time. It’s ideal for mixing drums, vocals, dialog, sound effects, and other groupings. Plus, you can switch between applications with ease, giving you the choice to work with what you want. And the capability to take on any project that comes your way.
Set up a studio 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 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 (supports 48 kHz and 96 kHz, Mac only). Or monitor audio using S3 standalone.
Uses premium components from the S6 console
You'll know you've invested in quality as soon as you get your hands on the Pro Tools | S3 control surface. It uses the same faders, knobs, buttons, OLEDs and color-coding system as Avid's flagship S6 console. You'll have the world-class feel, resolution, and feedback that you need to handle any mixing task with ease.
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Avid Pro Tools | S3 Tech Specs:
OS: Windows 7** (32- or 64- bit), Windows 8
Processor: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) / 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 500 MB
Ethernet port: 10/100 Base-T***
MAC OS X
OS Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher (32- or 64-bit)
Processor: Intel processor
RAM: 1 GB (2 GB or more recommended)
Hard disk space: 500 MB
Ethernet port: 10/100 Base-T**
Channel strips/faders: 16 (up to 6 fader banks)
Encoders: 32 total (each with high-resolution OLEDs and tri-color function indicator)—16 assignable encoders, 8 channel control encoders, 8 global control encoders
Metering: 16 10-segment meters, with pre- and post-fade metering options
Analog inputs: 4 total—2 XLR mic/line inputs and 2 TRS line inputs for connecting mics, instruments, and other devices for recording (supports 48 kHz and 96 kHz, Mac only—get more details)
Analog output: 4 total—2 XLR line outputs and 2 TRS line outputs for connecting studio monitors
(supports 48 kHz and 96 kHz, Mac only—get more details)
Headphone output: 1 (1/4-inch TRS) with level control
Ancillary I/O: 2 USB 2.0 ports (for connecting a keyboard and mouse ), 1 footswitch port (1/4-inch TRS), Kensington lock slot
Height (front, rear w/knobs): 1.3 inches, 2.8 inches (3.2 cm, 7.2 cm)
Width: 28 inches (71 cm)
Depth: 14.3 inches (36.3 cm)
Weight: 13.8 lbs (6.2 kg)
Compatible audio & video software
|EUCON-ENABLED AUDIO OR VIDEO SOFTWARE|
|Pro Tools 11.2.1 or higher|
|Pro Tools | HD 11.2.1 or higher|
|Media Composer 8.1 or higher|
|Apple Logic Pro X|
|Steinberg Cubase 7 or higher|
|Steinberg Nuendo 6.5 or higher|
|See the latest, complete list of supported software|
Avid Pro Tools | S3 Features:
- EUCON-enabled control surface for Pro Tools and other DAWs
- Record and monitor directly via the built-in AVB audio interface
- Compact, ergonomic design fits easily into modern workflows
- Customize up to 12 of your own control layouts for different tasks and recall them instantly
- Simplifies your production workflow, even if you work with multiple DAWs
- Ribbon controller for intuitive transport navigation
- Pair it with the Pro Tools | Dock and FREE Pro Tools | Control app for a whole new level of tactile control
Free pick-up from store - $0.00
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