Artist Mix from Avid is a EUCON enabled control surface that delivers the feel and deep software integration of a professional console, but in a cost effective and compact package. Eight motorized, touch-sensitive, 100mm long throw faders, and eight touch- and velocity-sensitive rotary encoders provide fast access to a variety of software functions, from adjusting audio levels, plug-in parameters, panning, automation modes, and much more, with excellent visual feedback.
The EUCON protocol carries high-resolution control information for faders, knobs, displays, and more between the control surface and whatever application is in focus on the computer. This enables the user 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. Instant positional feedback is displayed on the high-resolution OLED displays.
A "Fader Flip" function allows for controlling plug-in parameters with the faders. Bank tracks (eight at a time) or nudge tracks (one at a time) using dedicated keys that assist in navigation through a project. Individual tracks can be locked to faders and stored as Layouts, which are saved with the 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.
The eight 128 x 64-pixel OLED displays allow for easily viewing track names/numbers, detailed metering data (from mono to 5.1 surround), parameter names/values, current automation mode, and more. And because the Artist Series controllers are modular, they can be combined in a variety of configurations to form larger control surfaces. Simply clip the units together to form a seamless surface, or use them separately.