AVID ARTIST MIX
Mix sound in audio and video software with a compact 8-fader control surface
Accelerate your mix
Mix music projects and sound for picture with greater speed and ease than a mouse. With Artist Mix, you have eight high-quality faders, eight knobs, transport controls, and multiple dedicated switches that provide precision control over your favorite EUCON-enabled audio and video applications. Get fast access to a variety of software functions right from the surface—with excellent visual feedback—all in a compact footprint that fits perfectly between your keyboard and screen. Plus, it pairs perfectly with Pro Tools | Dock and the Pro Tools | Control app to extend your workflow further.
Select tracks with a touch
Artist Mix features eight touch-sensitive faders, enabling you to call attention to a track in the software by simply touching a fader. Used in combination with the Bank and Nudge keys, you can navigate large mixes quickly, without clicking through your software. You can also record-enable, mute, solo, and assign tracks right from the surface. In addition, the mute and solo keys do double duty as transport control keys too.
Control plugins, EQ, and more
The eight touch-sensitive knobs at the top of the surface can be used to control multiple functions. In normal mode, use the knobs to pan tracks. In channel mode, the knobs can be used to adjust individual parameters for plugins, EQ, dynamics, aux sends, VCA groups, and more. You can even flip control from the knobs to the faders, providing an alternative way of adjusting parameters for things like a graphic EQ.
Get detailed feedback
View track information, status, and feedback for each fader strip through eight OLED screens. Each display shows the track’s name and name of the parameter currently assigned to the knob, along with a graphical display of the parameter setting. Plus, you can view meters (clip, peak, and normal) for mono, stereo, or surround tracks, as well as the track’s automation mode.
Bring Artist Mix to your attention
With the latest EUCON software, you can now set how Artist Mix reacts to actions you perform in your DAW. Simply select the behaviors and DAW areas you’d like to engage to attention in your EUCON General settings. For example, if you select “Name” to be actionable, you can click on any track name in your DAW and Artist Mix will automatically attention that same track on its surface. Or select “Fader” and whenever you click on a fader in your software, Artist Mix will automatically put that fader into focus.
Work faster and more flexibly
You can also now set Plug-in, Pan, and Send windows to open and close automatically whenever you select them for editing to speed things along. You can also suspend all faders from following automation, view fader values in track name displays for a custom length of time, and enable/disable all plugin automation with a surface shortcut. And when using Artist Mix with Pro Tools | Dock and/or Pro Tools | Control, you can take full control of any EUCON-based monitoring system, including Pro Tools | MTRX, XMON, D-MON, and monitor sources in your DAW.
Navigate sessions more easily
When using Artist Mix with Pro Tools, the surface now fully supports ICON-favorite “Scroll to Track” and “Scroll into View” features, making it easy to scroll Pro Tools windows and bank your control surface accordingly to get to the tracks you need faster. With Scroll to Track, you can quickly search for and scroll to a track by typing the first few letters of the track’s name. With Scroll into View, you can quickly scroll a track into view by clicking on the track name.
Spill VCAs on the surface
Using the Pro Tools | Control iPad app or Pro Tools | Dock with your Artist Mix? Simply tap on any VCA master in the Pro Tools | Control app and its slaves will spill directly onto your Artist Mix surface for easy access and control. When finished, simply retap the VCA master to “unspill” the tracks.
CONTROL SURFACE FEATURES
Grab hold of your mix
Why edit and mix one thing at a time with a keyboard and mouse? Artist Mix greatly accelerates your workflow so you can complete projects faster—without having to click around a software interface. Record-enable, solo, mute, and automate tracks from the surface. Adjust volume levels across multiple tracks simultaneously. Fine-tune compressors, gates, EQ, and more with a twist. You can even punch in and out of recordings by connecting a footswitch.
Quickly navigate projects
No matter how large the session, you can easily get to the tracks you need directly from the surface. Bank through fader strips eight at a time. Or use the Nudge key to navigate through tracks one fader strip at a time. The surface also provides full transport controls. Not only do you get the usual suspects—play, stop, record, fast-forward, and rewind—but also RTZ (return to zero), plus previous and next keys to navigate markers.
Adjust parameters with a twist
Control everything from panning and gain to plugins, EQ settings, and more using the eight press-and-turn knobs. With their touch-sensitivity, you can write automation quickly and intuitively. They’re 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 knob slowly. Press the knob tops to instantiate plugins, sends, and more.
Mix with precision
Get accurate and smooth mixing control through eight motorized, touch-sensitive, 100mm long throw faders. Just touch a fader to select the corresponding track for editing. You can also lock individual tracks to faders and store them as Layouts—up to 48 per project—for easy recall, making mixing large projects a breeze. You can save multiple Layouts to mix groups of tracks, such as drums or backing vocals, or just lock a fader to act as a master fader.
Create a custom surface
All Artist Series controllers are modular, so you can combine them together into a single slimline surface to suit your workflow. Connect up to one Artist Control, four Artist Mixes, one Artist Transport, and one Artist Color in any order for a total of up to 36 faders. Or use them separately, as each controller has its own Ethernet connection.
Extend your workflow with your iPad
Got an iPad? Download our free Pro Tools | Control iOS app for iPad and use it alongside your Artist Mix to work even easier. Like Artist Mix, Pro Tools | Control is powered by EUCON technology, enabling you to take control of your favorite audio and video applications. And when used with Artist Mix, you gain new touchscreen workflows, Soft Keys control, additional visual feedback, a counter display, and customizable layouts.
Experience deep, integrated control
Artist Mix features EUCON, enabling the hardware to fully integrate with your favorite creative applications. This groundbreaking technology communicates control information for faders, knobs, displays, and more between the surface and whatever application is in focus on your computer. And because it’s application-aware, you can work with multiple applications and quickly switch between them at the touch of a button.
Work with your favorite tools
With Artist Mix, you get a versatile control surface that plays extremely well with others. Record, edit, and mix music and audio using Pro Tools, Pro Tools | Ultimate, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Nuendo, and more. And edit and mix projects with Media Composer, Media Composer | Ultimate, Premiere Pro, and more.
Control multiple apps and workstations
With seamless application switching, Artist Mix instantly adapts all controls and displays to your current audio or video software in seconds. You can even lock parts of the surface to one app while using the rest to switch between apps—perfect for monitor and transport controls. You can also control multiple workstations running any EUCON-enabled software on your extended network from one surface—ideal for multi-workstation workflows and facilities with machine rooms.
Get great flexibility for the future
AVID continues to develop EUCON, making it easy for our partners to introduce new features and functionality to your favorite software titles through updates. In fact, EUCON even supports HUI and Mackie Control protocols, giving you even greater versatility in any studio.