Avid Pro Tools | S6
Avid Pro Tools | S6
Experience the most intuitive, immersive mixing workflows for modern sound engineers. The revolutionary Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface leverages the best of the industry-leading ICON and System 5 product families, providing superior ergonomics and intelligent studio control. S6 is built on proven technology, trusted by top audio professionals, so you can create the best sounding mixes possible—faster. And with new Dolby Atmos integration, delivering the most immersive audio experience to audiences is easier than ever.
Design the perfect mixing surface for your workflow. Choose a preconfigured system or build your own with an accompaniment of Fader, Knob, Process, and Display Modules. Add optional modules for surround and post mixing. Personalize it further with a variety of accessories, from keyboard and script trays to speaker mounts. And because it can be scaled horizontally and vertically, you can configure S6 with the modules you need now to fit your budget, with room to expand in the future as your needs grow.
The Master Touch Module serves as the engine of your entire surface and central hub of operation. With its 12.1-inch tilting multipoint touchscreen, knobs, and other controls, you can quickly access and control different aspects of your mix and system. Navigate and edit tracks and plug-ins fast. Select, mute, solo, and record-enable channels. View metering and parameter statuses. Monitor and route signals. Configure and manage your S6 setup. And much more.
Stay on top of your mix with one or more Display Modules, which provide extensive and unique visual feedback. Not only can you view multiple channel meters, track names, routing, groups, and other information, but also insightful data that will elevate your mixing experience. View high-resolution scrolling Pro Tools waveforms, which you can edit right from the surface. And display track automation data, gain reduction metering, EQ curves, and more.
You have a lot of choices when it comes to the tools you use to create music, sound for picture, or videos. So why not use a control surface that respects the choices you make? Pro Tools | S6 does. That’s because it features EUCON, a high-speed Ethernet-based technology that enables the hardware to communicate directly with any EUCON-enabled application—and vice-versa. And because it’s application-aware, you can switch from a Pro Tools project to Logic Pro, Cubase, and other audio software in seconds.
Immerse yourself in Dolby Atmos®—just added
Today’s moviegoers have high expectations, demanding more bang for their buck. That’s why Dolby Atmos is the hottest thing in cinema and home theater, delivering bigger, more immersive audio experiences to viewers. And now you can get hands-on access to the most efficient Dolby Atmos mixing workflows in the industry—right from any Pro Tools | S6 surface and in Pro Tools | HD.
Gain flexibility with the modular design
S6 is built to grow and change with you at every stage of your business. With a first-of-its-kind modular design, you can customize/modify the surface at any time with the modules, options, and accessories you need to match your current workflow for the greatest cost efficiency. Then scale the surface—horizontally and vertically—as your business grows in the future. Get started fast with a preconfigured surface or design your own custom desk and go from there.
Work faster with superior ergonomics
S6 acts and feels like a physical extension of your software, providing a truly immersive experience. Turn around projects fast with efficient editing and mixing control. Quickly navigate hundreds of tracks and access and edit plug-ins, pans, and more with the touchscreen. Position sounds exactly where you want or move them around through time with tactile precision. And see every mix detail with unprecedented visual feedback, including Pro Tools waveform scrolling.
Expand control across your network
Through EUCON, S6 communicates directly with Pro Tools and other DAWs on your network. Simultaneously control up to eight audio workstations with an M40 Master Touch Module-based surface, or two workstations with an M10-based surface. Even workstations in other rooms across your facility. With incredible responsiveness. All from one control surface. Plus, this networked communication makes it easy to configure, scale, and reconfigure the surface at whim.
Control your entire studio
In addition to Pro Tools, you can mix tracks from Logic, Cubase, and other DAWs. And not just one DAW at a time. You can mix and match channels from different DAWs—side by side—on the surface. Create up to 96 custom layouts using multiple tracks from different systems, and instantly recall them from the touchscreen. It’s the only professional control surface that lets you simultaneously mix multiple music and/or audio post projects across different audio workstations.
Get extensive visual feedback
Get the critical visual insight you need to mix with confidence and speed. Note channel modes from the top-lit, multicolor knobs. View tracks, meters, panning, and other visuals on the master touchscreen. See track names, automation status, and other info through color OLEDs. And on S6 M40 surfaces with the Display Module, you can see channel names, multifunction meters, processing graphs, variable speed Pro Tools waveform scrolling, incoming clip names, and more.
Mix intuitively with proven technology
S6 delivers incredible workflow acceleration, highly responsive handling, and deep DAW integration. And it’s all built on proven technology, trusted by top audio professionals in the most demanding production environments. The result? You get the exceptional, dynamic performance you need to deliver your best sounding mix possible—on time. Every time.
Take intelligent control of Pro Tools
Pair S6 with Pro Tools and get extended visual feedback and unique features to accelerate your efficiency every step of the way.Automate tracks and edit plug-ins. Access parameters quickly by expanding plug-ins across knob modules. Access all channels in a VCA Master by “spilling” them across multiple channel strips. View gain reduction and scrolling waveforms (on S6 M40 surfaces with a Display Module only). You can even edit clips directly from a channel strip.