Trade up from ICON to S6 and Save Big - Special Offer - Avid

Promotion: Trade up from ICON to S6 and Save Big

May 15, 2018 - 11:49



Unfortunately Avid will no longer offer support or repairs for ICON after August 31, 2018. While future versions of Pro Tools will still work with ICON for the foreseeable future, there are no plans on adding new features or functionality to the family, and any new issues that arise may not be addressed.

If you want to stay at the forefront of professional music and audio mixing, you can greatly expand your capabilities and opportunities with Pro Tools | S6. Even better, we offer a generous ICON trade-in program, so not only will you get better ergonomics, expanded DAW control, and surface customizability with S6, but great savings too.

Why trade up to Pro Tools | S6?

  • Get better visual feedback with extensive metering, scrolling waveforms, and more
  • Experience the most efficient hands-on Dolby Atmos mixing workflows in the industry
  • Customize and scale the modular surface for your mixing preferences and needs
  • Mix faster and more intuitively with full touchscreen control, custom layouts, and programmable soft keys
  • Take control of Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Nuendo, and other DAWs simultaneously
  • Remote control your mix from anywhere in the studio using an iPad

 
 
See what Mediaspec customer, Kahl Henderson from Savalas post-production studio in Glasgow, has to say about his experience with S6 control surface.   Hear why Germany’s historic music recording facility Bauer Studios chose S6 to expand their capabilities into Dolby Atmos immersive music and audio post mixing.
   
 
   
NYC's award-winning post house Gigantic Studios moved from ICON to S6 - see why S6 proved to be, literally, a stand up solution to serve independent filmmakers.   See how Grammy-nominated producer/mixer Yaron Fuchs (Herbie Hancock, John Meyer, Talib Kweli) uses Pro Tools and S6 to bring musicians together.

Compare ICON vs. Pro Tools | S6

ICON D-Command ICON D-Control Pro Tools | S6

 

Metering  
Meter Bridge:
Dual 30-segment LED meters
  Meter Bridge:
Dual 30-segment LED meters
 

Display Module:

High-resolution TFT displays with scrolling waveforms, EQ, pan plots, and automation breakpoints

Fader Module:
Dual 30-segment LED meters on faders with gain reduction

Master Module:
Scrolling meter bridge and track scroller

 
 
 

 
Color Coding  
None
  None  

Track colors and color-coded functions on knob tops, including dynamics, EQ, and pan


Color coding for track state, including Record, Input, Solo, and Mute

 
           

 
EQ and Dynamics  
Small dedicated EQ and dynamics controls (requires paging)
  Full dedicated EQ and dynamics controls in large center section  

Full set of predictable EQ and dynamics controls through color-coded knobs, accessible within any section of the control surface

 
           

 
Channel Scalability   Fixed channel strip configuration with a minimum 8 faders + master, expandable with two 16-channel fader modules   Fixed channel strip configuration with a minimum 8 faders + master, expandable with multiple 16-channel fader modules  

Flexible, modular channel strip configuration with a minimum 8 faders + master, expandable with multiple 8-channel fader modules


Choice of 1, 5, or 9 assignable encoders per channel

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Workstation Control   Switched control of up to two Pro Tools workstations   Switched control of up to four Pro Tools workstations  

Intelligent control of up to 8 workstations, including Pro Tools, Logic, Nuendo, and Pyramix with KVM integration

Aggregate tracks from any connected EUCON workstations on a single surface 

 
           

 
Surround Mixing, including Dolby Atmos   No integrated joystick option—external third-party surround panner option only

No pan plot display
  Optional surround panner with dual touch-sensitive joysticks

Limited pan display on Joystick Module only
 

Full support for Dolby Atmos immersive audio, with 2D and 3D panning views

Integrated surround panning from the Master Module touchscreen and with the optional Joystick Module

Pan positional views can be displayed on Display Modules, Master Module, and Joystick Module 

 
           

 
Soft Keys   Limited surface functions only

No customization or macro support
  Limited surface functions only

No customization or macro support
 

Comprehensive, color-coded, and organized by workflow

Fully user-customizable, including macros composed of EUCON and keyboard functions across multiple workstations

 
           

 
Monitoring   XMON analog monitoring with up to 7.1 support + communications system   XMON analog monitoring with up to 7.1 support + communications system  

Customizable Pro Tools | MTRX analog/digital audio I/O (mix and match mic, line, MADI, Dante, AES3, SDI, and more) with versatile 5.1, 7.1, 9.1, and up to 64 channels of immersive audio monitoring + routing control and communications system

 

 

Mix faster, easier, and the way you want — plus expand your opportunities — when you trade up to Pro Tools | S6 today. 

If this offer is of interest to you contact Mediaspec on 01355 272 500 or email info@mediaspec.co.uk for more details.
To qualify orders must be placed by June 15th.