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Avid Artist Mix Software Controller

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Take your mixing to a new level with Avid Artist Mix, a sleek software controller 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.

Avid 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 software controller acts and feels like a physical extension of your software.

Key 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

Touch-sensitive Rotary Encoders and Knob Select/On Keys (8)
Touch-sensitive Motorized Faders (8)
Record/Automation Keys
Select/Assign Keys
Knob Set Selector Keys
Shift Keys
Footswitch Jack
Ethernet Port
Application/Workstation Change
Solo/Mute/Transport Keys
Track Navigation
OLED Displays (8)

Take control with EUCON
With Artist Mix, you gain deep, integrated control over your favorite EUCON-enabled creative applications, such as Pro Tools 9, 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.

Mix with precision
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.

Adjust parameters with a twist
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.

View feedback in high resolution
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.

Customize your software controller
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.

Compatible Software
For the deepest, most integrated hardware/software experience, use Artist Mix with any EUCON-enabled audio or video software. In addition, the Artist Mix supports the HUI and Mackie Control protocols for even greater flexibility with other creative apps.

EUCON-enabled software
Pro Tools
Pro Tools 9 and higher software feature EUCON integration, enabling you to take comprehensive control over your DAW. Simply install the EuControl software, choose Ethernet Controllers from the Pro Tools Setup > Peripherals menu, and you're ready to go. If you're using an older version of Pro Tools, the Artist Series also supports the HUI control protocol, giving you much more responsive control through Ethernet than standard HUI controllers that use MIDI.

Artist Mix features in Pro Tools:
Gain editing and mixing accuracy using high-resolution faders and rotary encoders
Assign and edit plug-ins, EQs, dynamics, instruments, sends, inputs, and mix destinations directly from the surface
Flip any editable parameter from the rotary encoders to the faders
View track names, parameter values, and other info on the high-resolution OLED displays
Lock any surface fader to any Pro Tools track using the Direct Assign feature
Create and save up to 48 different fader configurations as Layouts with your project file
Toggle automation modes for each channel from the surface
Name tracks and parameters with up to nine characters
Access VCA group members from the rotary encoders via the Mix knobset - flipping these controls to the faders gives you the same functionality as VCA spill on the ICON software controllers (Pro Tools HD 10 or Pro Tools 10 with the Complete Production Toolkit only)
Toggle between the Mix and Edit windows using the "Mixer" button (Pro Tools/Pro Tools HD 10 only)

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

System Requirements


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*

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

What's Included
Artist Mix controller
Artist Series DVD-ROM (includes software and electronic user guides)
Ethernet crossover cable
Riser brackets (2)
Universal AC power adaptor
Quick Setup guide
Registration card

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AVID warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.