Avid Artist Mix Control Surface


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The Avid Artist Mix Control Surface is designed to take your mixing to a new level. It offers to adjust audio levels, plug-in parameters, panning, automation modes, and much more with excellent visual feedback all in a compact footprint that fits perfectly between your keyboard and screen.

Take your mixing to a new level with the Avid Artist Mix Control Surface, a sleek control surface that gives you the feel and deep software integration of a professional console at a more affordable price. Mix with a level of speed and control simply not possible when mixing with just a mouse. And get fast access to a variety of software functions right from the surface to adjust audio levels, plug-in parameters, panning, automation modes, and much more""with excellent visual feedback""all in a compact footprint that fits perfectly between your keyboard and screen.

Artist Mix features EUCON (Extended User Control), a high-speed open control protocol that has been adopted by many of the world's leading software developers. Pro Tools, Media Composer, Apple Logic, Apple Final Cut Pro, Steinberg Cubase, and many other applications support EUCON, giving you highly responsive control over almost all software functions. You gain a tightly connected experience in which the control surface acts and feels like a physical extension of your software.

With Artist Mix, you gain deep, integrated control over your favorite EUCON-enabled creative applications, such as Pro Tools, Media Composer, Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Maestro, and more. EUCON carries high-resolution control information for faders, knobs, displays, and more between Artist Mix and whatever application is in focus on your computer. This enables you to quickly switch between multiple applications""and even workstations""at the touch of a button, with all controls and displays automatically matching the selected application.

Get accurate and smooth mixing control through eight high-quality, motorized, touch-sensitive, 100mm long throw faders. Easily select tracks for editing just by touching the corresponding fader. Use the "Fader Flip" function to tweak plug-in parameters with the faders""perfect for filter sweeps. Bank tracks (eight at a time) or nudge tracks (one at a time) using dedicated keys that help you navigate through your project. You can even lock individual tracks to faders and store them as Layouts, which are saved with your project for easy recall (up to 48 per project), making mixing large projects a breeze. Save multiple Layouts to mix drums, keyboards, guitars, and so on, or just lock a fader to act as a master fader.

Control everything from panning and gain to plug-in parameters, EQ settings, and more using the eight touch-sensitive rotary encoders, with instant positional feedback displayed on the high-resolution OLED displays. With the touch-sensitivity, you can write automation quickly and intuitively. The encoders are also velocity-sensitive, enabling you to quickly sweep from minimum to maximum parameter values in one turn, or make very precise adjustments by turning the encoder slowly. Press the encoder tops to instantiate plug-ins, sends, and more, as well as navigate through parameters.

Easily view track names/numbers, detailed metering data (from mono to 5.1 surround), parameter names/values, current automation mode, and more through eight 128 x 64-pixel OLED displays. Get instant feedback about the item you"?re modifying the moment you move the corresponding rotary encoder.

Because Artist Series controllers are modular, you can combine them in a variety of configurations to suit your workflow. Customize your Artist Series system with up to one Artist Control, four Artist Mixes, one Artist Transport, and one Artist Color for total flexibility""up to 36 faders total. Simply clip the units together to form a seamless surface""or use them separately""as each has its own Ethernet connection.

Avid Artist Mix Control Surface Features

  • 8 touch-sensitive 100mm long throw motorized faders
  • 8 touch-sensitive rotary encoders
  • 8 high-resolution OLED displays
  • Ethernet connectivity for high-speed, high-resolution control
  • Footswitch jack to punch in and out of recording
  • Supports EUCON, HUI and Mackie Control protocols
  • Controls multiple applications & workstations
  • Slim, compact design for easy studio integration and portability

Avid Artist Mix Control Surface Specifications

  • Dimensions: 16.8" x 9.5" x 1.2" (420mm x 238mm x 30mm)
  • Weight: 4.8 lbs (2.2kg)
  • Line voltage: 100 - 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Included
    • Artist Mix controller
    • Artist Series DVD-ROM (includes software and electronic user guides)
    • Ethernet crossover cable
    • Riser brackets (2)
    • Universal AC power adapter
    • Quick Setup guide
    • Registration card

Avid Artist Mix Control Surface System Requirements

  • Mac
    • Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (32- or 64-bit)
    • Intel processor (no PowerPC support)
    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
    • 500 MB free hard disk space
    • 1 available 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port (Ethernet hub or switch required to connect additional units or to connect to a network)
  • PC
    • Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit)
    • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • 1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    • 500 MB free hard disk space
    • 1 available 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port (Ethernet hub or switch required to connect additional units or to connect to a network)

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  • 5
    Great Controller
    Scott M

    Better construction/build quality than I was lead to believe from some reviews I read. Set up and installation was easy & fast. Eucon software (3.2.2 on Mac 10.8.5) seems to work very well, no issues so far. Functionality is great, integration with PT is super cool. Many functions can be accessed from the controller, created a better and faster workflow for me.

  • 5
    Love it
    Lamont Lively

    Love it, even though i only get to use HUI within Studio One, It's a smooth mixing process. Track names show up. There is no lag between hardware and software communication. I use it with an "Artist Control". Seeing that it only banks by 8 within studio one, i put my FX tracks at the right end of my console so i can bank all the way through seeing i use SENDS and keep FX tracks sliders at ZERO. It has increased my workflow 10 fold especially in larger sessions. Also allows someone else to use the mouse and edit plug ins or create while i level out and pan the mix!