S4 Overview

S4 Overview

Avid S4

It would be a dis-service to the S4 to call it the baby brother of the S6. It is a customisable and powerful console that adds many features for  creating music, designing sound, mixing immersive audio, and teaching audio production.

 

The Avid S4 provides you with the mixing power of industry-standard Avid S6 in a more compact control surface for budget-conscious pros and smaller audio post and music facilities. Boost your mixing efficiency with the same award-winning workflows in a more streamlined, semi-modular surface that provides intelligent DAW control. Whether creating music, designing sound, mixing immersive audio, or teaching audio production, it's the perfect fit for any project.

 

Accelerate your mix

Get the mixing power of industry-standard Avid S6 in a more compact control surface for budget-conscious pros and smaller audio post and music facilities. Avid S4 boosts your mixing efficiency with the same award-winning workflows in a more streamlined, semi-modular surface that provides intelligent DAW control. Whether creating music, designing sound, mixing immersive audio, or teaching audio production, it's the perfect fit for any project.

 

Mix with confidence

Get unprecedented visual feedback of your mix—including Pro Tools waveforms and advanced metering—with support for up to four Display Modules, enabling you to make more informed mixing decisions.

 

Work with multiple DAWs

Expand your creative capabilities with a versatile solution that accelerates music and audio post workflows across Pro Tools | Ultimate, Nuendo, Pyramix, Logic Pro, Cubase, and other audio software. You can even mix tracks from two different DAWs simultaneously, enabling hybrid mixing.

 

Create Dolby Atmos mixes with ease

Experience the most efficient hands-on Dolby Atmos mixing workflows in the industry when paired with Pro Tools | Ultimate, providing extensive integration for faster project turnaround. Plus, its compact size makes it easy to outfit smaller rooms for immersive audio.

 

Customize the surface for your needs

With its compact, semi-modular design, you can configure S4 with up to 24 faders—plus three module options that offer dual joysticks, PEC/Direct controls, or additional knobs—to meet your workflow needs, without dominating studio space.

 

Get comprehensive monitor control

Easily assign and control talkback, listenback, and speaker sources and levels right from the surface to handle everything from simple cue mixes for music recording, to monitoring immersive audio projects.

 

Get unmatched hands-on control

S4 is EUCON-enabled, providing deep DAW integration and control, so you can mix faster and more intuitively with an ergonomic surface that acts and feels like a physical extension of your software. No matter what DAW you use.

 

Get super-simple setup

Get up and running quickly with the fully integrated Channel Strip Module and preassembled 3-, 4-, or 5-foot frame, streamlining configuration and setup.

 

Get extensive software control

Unlike the HUI protocol which provides only cursory control, EUCON goes deeper, minimizing tedious mouse clicking, so you can work faster. Mute, solo, and record-enable tracks. Edit waveforms. Assign and edit plugins. Navigate projects. Write automation. Trigger macros. Access VCA groups. Perform surround and 3D panning. Create and recall layouts. And a whole lot more—right from the surface.

 

Take total control of all monitoring

EUCON not only speeds up the tracking, editing, and mixing process, it's also integrated into Pro Tools | MTRX, XMON, D-MON, DADman, and other monitoring solutions. Remotely control source selections, speaker cuts, fold downs, monitor profiles, signal routing, talkback, cues, and more for any monitoring situation—from mono to immersive audio.

 

Work with your favorite creative tools

From Pro Tools and Media Composer, to Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Premiere, DADman, Pyramix, and more, a wide variety of audio and video applications support EUCON. Get the deepest level of integration when using Avid's creative tools. You can also control multiple applications and workstations from a single surface and quickly switch between them with the touch of a button. Or even place tracks from different DAWs on the surface simultaneously.

 

Gain better insight into your mix

EUCON isn't just about physical and touch control; it also enables your control surface to display extensive visual feedback of your session. From track names, channel metering, automation statuses, and plugin settings, to gain reduction meters, EQ graphs, and scrolling Pro Tools waveforms, you get the detailed information you need to create better mixes faster.

 

Supported EUCON-enabled applications

 

  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Avid Media Composer | Ultimate
  • Avid Media Composer | Enterprise
  • Avid XMON EUCON
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Digital Audio Denmark DADman
  • Harrison Mixbus
  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Magix Samplitude
  • Magix Sequoia
  • Merging Technologies Pyramix
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Steinberg Nuendo
  • Trinnov Audio D-MON

 

 

 

 

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