AVID Pro Tools | S3 Control Surface Studio

AVID Pro Tools | S3 Control Surface Studio

Small format, big mix.  Take complete control of your studio Get a streamlined yet versatile mixing system for the modern sound engineer. Based on the...

Vendor :AVID

Type :Digital Consoles


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Small format, big mix. 

Take complete control of your studio

Get a streamlined yet versatile mixing system for the modern sound engineer. Based on the award-winning Pro Tools | S6 control surface, Pro Tools | S3 delivers intelligent control over every aspect of Pro Tools and other DAWs. All in a more portable and affordable surface. But don’t let its small size fool you. While it’s ideal for space-confined and on-the-go mixing, it packs enormous power to handle large sessions and turn around projects faster. Plus, you can pair it with Pro Tools | Dock and the Pro Tools | Control app to extend your workflow further.

Gain better control over your mix whether you’re making music or sweetening soundtracks. Interact with 16 touch-sensitive, motorized faders to bring more life to your mix. Record-enable tracks right from the surface. Solo, select, and mute channels. Change automation modes. Navigate projects using the touch strip transport controls. And keep an eye on your levels with the built-in meters.

View, access, and adjust multiple facets of your music or soundtrack project quickly using the 32 touch-sensitive, push-button style rotary encoders. Use the top-row channel control encoders to make changes to inputs, inserts, sends, groups, and more. Use the second row of assignable channel encoders separately to control plug-ins, pan, EQ, compressor, and other parameters. And view names, settings, status, channel metering, and more through the 32 OLED displays.

No need to use a separate audio interface to record and monitor sessions. Pro Tools | S3 features a built-in 4-input, 6-output AVB Core Audio interface to connect your studio (Mac only). Record vocals and instrument performances through two high-quality XLR mic/line inputs and two TRS line inputs. And connect studio speakers, headphones, and other gear to four line outputs and one stereo headphone output.


Tech Specs:


OS: Windows 7** (32- or 64- bit), Windows 8
Processor:  1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
RAM:  1 GB (32-bit) / 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space:  500 MB
Ethernet port:  10/100 Base-T***
OS Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher (32- or 64-bit)
 Processor:  Intel processor
 RAM:  1 GB (2 GB or more recommended)
 Hard disk space:  500 MB
 Ethernet port:  10/100 Base-T**


Channel strips/faders

16 (up to 6 fader banks)
 Encoders 32 total (each with high-resolution OLEDs and tri-color function indicator)—16 assignable encoders, 8 channel control encoders, 8 global control encoders  
 Metering  16 10-segment meters, with pre- and post-fade metering options
 Analog inputs  4 total—2 XLR mic/line inputs and 2 TRS line inputs for connecting mics, instruments, and other devices for recording
 Analog outputs   4 total—2 XLR line outputs and 2 TRS line outputs for connecting studio monitors
 Headphone output   1 (1/4-inch TRS) with level control
 Ancillary I/O  2 USB 2.0 ports (for connecting a keyboard and mouse ), 1 footswitch port (1/4-inch TRS), Kensington lock slot
 Height (front, rear w/knobs)  1.3 inches, 2.8 inches (3.2 cm, 7.2 cm)
 Width  28 inches (71 cm)
 Depth  14.3 inches (36.3 cm)
 Weight  13.8 lbs (6.2 kg)


Pro Tools 11.2.1 or higher
 Pro Tools | HD 11.2.1 or higher
Media Composer 8.1 or higher
Apple Logic Pro X
 Steinberg Cubase 7 or higher
 Steinberg Nuendo 6.5 or higher
 See the latest, complete list of supported software

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