AVID Protools S3 - Based on the award-winning Pro Tools | S6, Pro Tools | S3 is a compact,
EUCON-enabled, ergonomic desktop control surface that offers a
streamlined yet versatile mixing solution for the modern sound engineer.
Like S6, S3 delivers intelligent control over every aspect of Pro Tools
and other DAWs, but at a more affordable price. While its small form
factor makes it ideal for space-confined or on-the-go music and post
mixing, it packs enormous power and accelerated mixing efficiency for
faster turnarounds, making it the perfect fit everywhere, from project
studios to the largest, most demanding facilities.
Take complete control of your studio
Experience the deep and versatile DAW control
that only Avid can deliver. With its intelligent, ergonomic design and
full EUCON support, S3 puts tightly integrated recording, editing, and
mixing control at your fingertips, enabling you to work smarter and
faster—with your choice of DAWs—to expand your mixing capabilities and
job opportunities. And because S3 is application-aware, you can switch
between different DAW sessions in seconds. Plus, its compact footprint
fits easily into any space, giving you full reign of the “sweet spot.”
Work smarter and faster
S3 combines traditional console layout design with the
proven advancements of Pro Tools | S6, ensuring highly intuitive
operation, regardless of your experience level. From record-enabling,
soloing, and muting tracks, to editing plug-ins, recalling snapshots,
and automating mixes, you get the tactile control you need to create
great sounding mixes faster—with much more precision than working with a
keyboard and mouse alone. Plus, when paired with Pro Tools, you gain
the advantage of faster workflows and unique features that accelerate
your efficiency every step of the way. If you know Pro Tools, you’ll
feel right at home with S3.
Experience exceptional integration, ergonomics, and visual feedback
No other surface offers the level of DAW
integration and versatility that Avid control surfaces provide, and S3
is no different. Its intuitive controls feel like an extension of your
software, enabling you to mix with comfort, ease, and speed, with plenty
of rich visual feedback to guide you.
- 16 channel strips, each with a touch-sensitive, motorized fader and 10-segment signal level meter
- 32 touch-sensitive, push-button rotary encoders for panning, gain
control, plug-in parameter adjustments, and more (16 channel control, 16
assignable), each with a tricolor LED function indicator
Create your mix, your way
With EUCON technology at its core, not only can you mix
sessions using Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, and other DAWs, you can
also customize the surface for your task at hand. Create up to 12 custom
mixer layouts and recall them to the surface at any time—ideal for
mixing drums, vocals, dialog, sound effects, and other groupings. Plus,
you can switch between applications with ease, giving you the choice to
work with what you want—and the capability to take on any project that
comes your way.
Set up a studio in any size space
Whether you’re at home, tucked in a small suite, or on
the go, S3’s compact size, power, and extensive DAW control capabilities
put you in the driver’s seat of your studio—wherever you want it to be.
What’s more, S3 features a built-in 4x6 interface, enabling you to
record, mix, and monitor sessions with just the surface and your
laptop—or monitor audio using S3 standalone—no additional audio
Proven and trusted technology
S3 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 the best sounding mix possible—on time,
- 16 touch-sensitive motorized faders make mixing a breeze.
- 10-segment level meters beside each fader give you instant feedback.
of the 16 channel strips includes 2 high-res OLED displays for viewing
information such as track names/numbers, parameter names and values,
automation state and much more.
- Dedicated Solo, Mute, Channel Select Record-enable & Automation keys on every channel.
- Transport controls via a touch strip ribbon controller.
- Many dedicated buttons and switches for navigation, automation, control and adjustment of most aspects of your DAW software.
- Support for multiple DAWs allowing you to use the tool that works best for your workflow.
mixer layouts (upto 12) can be defined and recalled to the surface at
any time making it easy to switch between different groups of tracks
(drums, vocals, dialog, sound effects, etc) instantly.
- Record and monitor right from your S3 using the AVB interface.
16 (touch sensitive)
32 Total: 16 x Assignable, 8 x Channel Control, 8 x Global Control
2 x XLR (Mic/Line), 2 x 1/4" (Line), 1 x 1/4" (Footswitch)
2 x XLR (Line), 2 x 1/4" (Line), 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
2 x Ethernet, 2 x USB Type A (For keyboard and mouse only)
72mm x 363mm x 710mm