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Pro Tools | S3

16-FADER CONTROL SURFACE

SMALL FORMAT, BIG MIX

Get a streamlined yet versatile mixing system for the modern sound engineer. Based on the award-winning Pro Tools | S6 control surface, Pro Tools | S3 provides intelligent control of all aspects of Pro Tools and other DAWs. All in a more portable and affordable surface. But don't let its small size fool you. Although it is ideal for limited space and mixing on the move, it has powerful features that can handle large sessions and process projects faster. Plus, it pairs perfectly with Pro Tools | Dock and the Pro Tools | Control app to extend your workflow further. 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

GET FULL HANDS ON CONTROL

Gain better control over your mix whether you’re making music or sweetening soundtracks. Interact with 16 touch-sensitive motorized faders to bring more life to your mix. Start recording directly from the surface. Solo, select and mute channels. Change the automation mode. Navigate projects using the touch strip transport controls. And monitor your level through the built-in meter.

 

ACCESS EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR MIX

View, access, and adjust multiple facets of your music or soundtrack project quickly using the 32 touch-sensitive, push-button style rotary encoders. Use the top-row channel control encoders to make changes to inputs, inserts, sends, groups, and more. Use the second row of assignable channel encoders separately to control plugins, pan, EQ, compressor, and other parameters. And view names, settings, status, channel metering, and more through the 32 OLED displays.


PLUG IN AND RECORD

No need to use a separate audio interface to record and monitor sessions. Pro Tools | S3 features a built-in 4-input, 6-output AVB Core Audio interface to connect your studio (Mac only). Record vocals and instrument performances through two high-quality XLR mic/line inputs and two TRS line inputs. And connect studio speakers, headphones, and other gear to four line outputs and one stereo headphone output.

 

GAIN GREAT MIXING FLEXIBILITY

Pro Tools | S3 supports EUCON, a high-speed Ethernet-based technology that enables the hardware to communicate directly with any EUCON-enabled application—and vice-versa. That means you can use it to control Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic Pro, and other audio software to speed and ease recording and mixing tasks. And when paired with Pro Tools | Dock and/or the free Pro Tools | Control iPad app, you gain full monitor control capabilities, touchscreen workflows, and customizable soft keys.

NEW FEATURES

BRING S3 TO YOUR ATTENTION

With the latest EUCON software, you can now set how S3 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 S3 will automatically attention that same track on its surface. Or select “Fader” and whenever you click on a fader in your software, S3 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 S3 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 S3 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 S3 SURFACE

Using the Pro Tools | Control iPad app or Pro Tools | Dock with your Pro Tools | S3? Tap on any VCA master in the Pro Tools | Control app and its slaves will spill directly onto your S3 surface for easy access and control. When finished, simply retap the VCA master to "unspill" the tracks.

 



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