Avid Pro Tools | S6: Mixing Redefined

As an authorised Avid Pro Tools | S6 'Elite' reseller, it makes us slightly giddy to announce that we’ve just had a 32 fader/M40 Pro Tools | S6 console installed at our place in Soho. You’ll find our snazzy new piece of equipment in our ‘Steampunk’ demo room where we also have a Dolby Atmos Premix-capable JBL 7.1.4 monitoring system designed to offer the best possible test-drive of the ground breaking S6 in a fully professional real-world mixing environment.

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Launched in September 2013, the Pro Tools | S6 controller has rapidly become a new industry standard with installs in many of the world’s top professional audio facilities. Leveraging the best of the ICON and System 5 product families in a revolutionary modular design, S6 delivers superior ergonomics and intelligent studio control, providing an 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.

S6 Features

- Customise the surface with only the modules you need for great cost efficiency.

- Mix faster and easier with intelligently designed controls, touchscreen, and intuitive layout.

- See your mix in a whole new way with detailed visual feedback and professional metering.

- Experience highly responsive, precision control with high-speed EUCON connectivity.

- Scale the system from mid to large format to match your workflow, with room to grow.

- Access and manipulate multiple aspects of your mix through the master touchscreen.

- Extend your control to Logic Pro, Nuendo, and other EUCON-enabled DAWs.

- Configure, scale, and reconfigure the surface easily through the Ethernet network.

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Revolutionary modular design

S6 is built to grow with you at every stage of your business, both now and in the future. With a first of its kind modular design, you can customise 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, customise the surface even further with different channel control combinations.


Superior ergonomics

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.


Intelligent studio control

Experience the deep DAW control that only Avid can deliver. 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. And extend your control to Logic Pro, Nuendo, and other EUCON-enabled DAWs, enabling you to mix projects on multiple workstations simultaneously and switch out sessions in seconds all from a single control surface.


Proven and trusted technology

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.


Take a look at part two in our series of articles where we explore its modular design.

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