New features

Create custom knob layouts—NEW

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With the latest EUCON update, you can now map the controls of an inserted plugin to your surface—for any plugin, from any EUCON-enabled DAW. This makes it easy to create custom knob layouts for all of your favorite plugins, so you always have your favorite parameters at your fingertips exactly where you want them. Even the default EQ and DYN function maps can be rearranged.

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View meters on your computer display

Desktop app

Avid Control is also available in a desktop version for macOS and Windows, enabling you to display the app's Meters view—in conjunction with your DAW—on your computer screen. This provides another way of displaying meters when using multiple Avid S1 surfaces or an S3. You can also design your own meter layouts, independently, for both the Avid Control mobile and desktop apps.

Speed up your workflow

Folder tracks in PT UI

Not only can you spill out VCA Masters, you can also open, close, and spill out Folder Tracks directly from the Avid Control app—in exactly the same way as VCA Spill—enabling you to get to any track fast. Cycle through EQ and dynamics plugin slots fast by tapping the EQ or DYN button. And rename Pro Tools tracks by double-tapping a track in Avid Control.

Take remote control of any project

Track and mix with just a touch

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Avid Control turns your touchscreen tablet into a powerful control surface that helps speed up recording, editing, monitoring, and mixing tasks. Through its onscreen faders, knobs, buttons, Soft Keys, and transport controls—plus graphical displays that provide extensive visual feedback—you can create better mixes faster using many of the same touchscreen workflows and views found on our flagship S6 control surface.

Get intelligent control

Powered by EUCON, Avid Control acts like an extension of your software, providing deep control. Access hundreds of functions and commands without a mouse. Adjust plugins. Toggle automation. Work with VCA groups. And perform complex macros with a single tap. It also automatically adapts its controls to the EUCON-enabled application in focus on your computer, giving you great flexibility.

Free yourself from the cables that bind

With full wireless control, you can work in ways not possible with a mouse or cable-connected control surface. Record yourself in a different room from your DAW, such as an isolation booth. Control up to two networked audio/video workstations from across the facility. Trigger playback or recording while on stage. Even take stealth control of a Foley or ADR session in the same room as your talent, without audible key presses or mouse clicks.

Work with your favorite devices

In addition to iPad, the Avid Control app works with Android and Fire OS devices too, giving you more choice and cost flexibility. And not just tablets—you can use the app on your smartphone too. Plus, the app features a Meters view, which not only gives you an expanded view of your levels, including gain reduction meters, it follows your control surface banking maneuvers too.

See your mix in different ways

With six primary screen views (see below), you can view, navigate through, and interact with your project in many ways. In addition, the Tab Bar at the top provides a counter display, track filtering, Layout selection, and Universe Scroller, while the Toolbar at the bottom houses transport controls and primary Soft Keys. All views work in landscape and portrait mode, so you can hold and orient your tablet any way you want.

Extend your Avid control surface workflow

Got Avid S1, S3, Dock, or Artist Mix? Avid Control adds touchscreen operation, extensive visual feedback, S6-style views, better Soft Keys control, a counter display, customizable layouts, and more to your workflow. Not only does it provide timesaving features and customizability, it offers a convenient way to recall layouts and trigger functions as you mix on your control surface.

Speed up tasks with a variety of views

Mixer view

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Adjust and view track levels, statuses, pan positioning, and other parameters using onscreen controls in a virtual channel strip layout. From faders, panning knobs, automation indicators, and Mute and Solo switches, to level meters, gain reduction meters, and graphs for EQ and Dynamics, you have the control familiarity you need to speed up recording and mixing tasks.

Tracks view

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Big mix? No problem. Display a bank of up to 96 tracks at a time as tiles, making it easy to visually assess and navigate through the largest mixes. A simple swipe up or down gives you access to additional tracks. You can also record-enable, solo, and mute multiple tracks, as well as keep an eye on levels across a larger number of them.

Channel view

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View, select, and edit a variety of parameters to enhance any selected track. Insert and adjust plugins. Fine-tune EQ and dynamics with visual graph displays. Assign inputs, sends, and groups. Position sounds in up to 7.1.2 surround. You can even display a hybrid Channel and Tracks view in Grid Tracks mode, enabling you to bounce between tracks quickly for faster editing.

Meters view

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When using Avid Control with the Avid S1 control surface, this view functions like a meter bridge. It provides an expanded view of your level meters, plus gain reduction—along with function graphs, automation status, and other indicators, depending on the mode you choose—eight tracks at a time.

Soft Keys view

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Perform functions, shortcut commands, and trigger your own custom macros with a simple tap. Avid Control comes with a default Appset of Soft Keys, displayed across multiple pages, that covers many common tasks to get you started. You’re free to edit, rearrange, and make your own to automate repetitive tasks, so you can spend more time in your creative zone.

Monitoring view

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Assign and manage monitor controls in any EUCON-enabled monitoring system, as well as monitor sources in Pro Tools and other DAWs. Control source selections, speaker cuts, talkback, and cues. You can even lock parts of the interface to your monitoring application for dedicated monitor control while mixing another DAW with the rest of the controls.

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