S6 delivers the performance you need to complete projects faster and deliver the best sounding mixes possible. With 16 faders, 5 knobs per channel, and TFT displays (S6 M40-16-5-D)
For over 20 years, Avid® has led the way in mixing innovation, and now it redefines it once again with the Pro Tools® | 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.
Revolutionary modular design
S6 is built to grow with you at every stage of your business-now and in the future. With a first-of-its-kind modular design, you can customize the surface with the modules you need to match your current workflow for the greatest cost efficiency, and scale the surface-horizontally and vertically-as your business grows. Choose a pre-configured S6 M10 or S6 M40 surface with the options you need or, with S6 M40, customize the surface even further with different channel control combinations.
Mix smarter with superior ergonomics
S6 acts and feels like a physical extension of your software, providing a truly intuitive and immersive experience. Turn around projects faster with high- precision editing and mixing control at your fingertips. Quickly access and edit plug-ins, surround panning, and more with the multipoint touchscreen or optional joystick control. And see every detail of your mix with unprecedented visual feedback, including waveform scrolling at variable speeds, top-lit status knobs, and color OLED info screens.
Get intelligent studio control
Experience the deep DAW control that only Avid can deliver. Pair S6 with Pro Tools and you gain the Avid advantage of faster workflows, extended visual feedback, and unique features to accelerate your efficiency every step of the way. And extend your control to Logic Pro, Nuendo, and
other EUCONTM-enabled DAWs, enabling you to mix and control multiple music and/or audio post projects created on different audio workstations simultaneously-all from a single control surface.
Proven and trusted technology
S6 delivers incredible workflow acceleration, highly responsive handling, and deep DAW integration-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.
Master modules-The control surface engines
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 total number of 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 channels, high-resolution metering screens, 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.
High-end professionals and facilities that need great scalability and customizability
Budget-conscious pros and small- to mid-size facilities
Maximum number of modules: 41Maximum number of faders: 64Maximum knobs per channel: 9Number of simultaneous workstations supported: 8High-resolution S6 Display Module support: YesConfiguration availability: Pre-configured and custom
Customize the surface with only the modules you need for great cost efficiencyScale the system from mid- to large-format to match your workflow, with room to growMixfasterandeasierwithintelligentlydesigned controls, touchscreen, and intuitive layoutAccess and manipulate multiple aspects of your mix through the master touchscreenSee your mix in whole new ways with detailed visual feedback, variable-speed scrolling waveforms, and professional meteringGet the deep, integrated Pro Tools mixing control only Avid can provideExtend your control to Logic Pro, Nuendo, and other EUCON-enabled DAWsExperiencehighlyresponsive,precisioncontrol with high-speed EUCON connectivityMix, match, and control channels from up to 8 DAWs simultaneously-side by side on the surface-even from across the facilityConfigure, scale, and reconfigure the surface easily through the Ethernet networkGet quick access to channels and settings with VCA Spill and Plug-in Expand modeEdit clips directly from the channel stripsSave and recall up to 256 surface layouts instantly
S6 requires at least one connected EUCON-enabled workstation; it has been tested and qualified for the following applications:
Avid Pro Tools | HD 11 and higherAvid Media Composer 5.5 and higherAvid Studio Monitor ProAvid XMON S6Apple Logic Pro 9 and Express 9 and higherMerging Pyramix 8 (native)Merging Pyramix 9 (native and DSP)Steinberg Cubase 6.5 and higherSteinberg Nuendo 5.5 and higher