Avid S6 Control Surface
Avid redefines mixing once again with the all-new S6 control surface. Leveraging the best of the industry-leading ICON and System 5 product families in a revolutionary new 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.Because S6 can be scaled both horizontally and vertically using an array of surface modules, you can configure it with the modules you need now to fit your budget, with room to expand as your needs grow.
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.
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. Here’s a closer look at these modules.
M40 vs. M10—The engine you choose dictates the number of total modules you can include in your S6, and impacts its overall size and customizability. Choose the high-performance M40 for large-scale productions that require maximum faders and channels, high-resolution metering, and customizability, or the more affordable M10 for productions that need to fit into smaller rooms and budgets.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.
*The following pre-configured S6 surfaces are available to handle most music and post workflows. You can customize any S6 by adding a Producer’s Desk, or customize the surface further with different channel module combinations by choosing an M40 configuration.
M40-based S6 configurations:
With 16 faders, 5 knobs per channel, and TFT displays (S6 M40-16-5-D)
With 24 faders, 5 knobs per channel, and TFT displays (S6 M40-24-5-D)
With 32 faders, 5 knobs per channel, and TFT displays (S6 M40-32-5-D)
With 16 faders, 9 knobs per channel, and TFT displays (S6 M40-16-9-D)
With 24 faders, 9 knobs per channel, and TFT displays (S6 M40-24-9-D)
With 32 faders, 9 knobs per channel, and TFT displays (S6 M40-32-9-D)
M10-based S6 configurations:
With 8 faders, 5 knobs per channel (S6 M10-8-5)
With 16 faders, 5 knobs per channel (S6 M10-16-5)
With 24 faders, 5 knobs per channel (S6 M10-24-5)