Pro Tools | S3 has landed, in all its compact and streamlined, yet versatile glory. Based on Pro Tools S6, Avid describe S3 as a ‘compact, EUCON-enabled, ergonomic desktop control surface’. Here’s some more of what Avid have to say about it…
The good stuff
– Like the S6, the S3 delivers intelligent control over every aspect of Pro Tools and other DAWs.
– 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.
Key features of the S3
Take complete control of your studio
The S3 has an intelligent, ergonomic design and full EUCON support, which brings tightly integrated recording, editing, and mixing control right to your fingertips, enabling you to work smarter and faster. The compact footprint fits easily into any space, giving you full reign of the ‘sweet spot’.
Work smarter and faster
Combining the traditional console layout design with the advancements of the Artist Series, C24, and Pro Tools S6 control surfaces, ensuring highly intuitive operation regardless of your experience level. Pair the S3 with Pro Tools for faster workflows and unique features that accelerate your efficiency every step of the way.
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 customise the surface for your task at hand. Create up to 12 custom mixer layouts and recall them to the surface at any time, plus, switch between applications with ease.
Proven and trusted technology
The s3 delivers incredible workflow acceleration, highly responsive handling, and deep DAW integration, built on proven technology and trusted by top audio professionals, in highly demanding production environments.
In addition to being a control surface, the S3 also has a four input, six output audio interface built in. The interface part includes two mic preamps and two line-level inputs, and has six outputs for connecting multiple pairs of speakers. The outputs feature monitor controls such as level control, dim and sum to mono functionality.
The audio interface part is Mac only and uses AVB (ethernet) to communicate with the computer. The audio connections can also be used standalone to function as a dedicated monitor controller if you don’t want to use it as an interface or if you have a PC – you just plug the outputs of your audio interface into the inputs and your speakers into the outputs.
When can I get it?
Shipping in November, you can pre-order the Pro Tools S3 Control Surface on our website now for £3229 (£3874.80 inc VAT).