Avid takes wraps off Master Joystick Module

Device delivers greater control for surround sound mixing on Pro Tools | S6
The joystick is designed for use with ProTools l 6
The joystick is designed for use with ProTools l 6


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Avid has introduced the new Pro Tools | S6 Master Joystick Module, giving professional audio mixers the hands-on control they need to quickly create high-quality surround sound mixes for demanding projects.

Today, more hit movies and TV shows are being mixed in surround using the Pro Tools | S6 console, and the new joystick module enables mixing engineers to position sounds anywhere within the room without looking down from the big screen. Mixers can grab both joysticks with one hand to control a pair of sounds together, while the other hand is free to control other elements like the LFE level. The module can also be used to control any other set of knob parameters on S6 to create a wide range of effects.

The Pro Tools | S6 Master Joystick Module features dual non-motorised, touch-sensitive joysticks for surround sound mixing with Pro Tools | S6. The module is an option for both M10- and M40-based S6 systems, and includes a 3.2-inch TFT display that displays current pan and joystick locations.

The module also includes Strip Control and Knob Cell sections for each Joystick which are similar to those used on the Pro Tools | S6 Knob- and Process-Modules. These feature two multicolour LED top-lit encoders, four OLED displays for detailed visual feedback and panning control switches for controlling LFE, divergence, and more with precision. Plus, 16 panning mode switches with colour LEDs for further enhanced panning workflows.

Pro Tools | S6 is the world’s most modular, flexible, and expandable audio control surface, delivering superior ergonomics and intelligent studio control through the EUCON protocol for an intuitive, immersive mixing experience.

Customers can customise the surface with the modules they need to match their current workflow for the greatest cost efficiency. Built on proven technology and trusted by top audio professionals in the most demanding production environments, S6 delivers the performance sound mixers need to complete projects faster and deliver the best sounding mixes possible.

The Pro Tools | S6 Master Joystick Module will be available in Fall 2015. It will be available to purchase online and through authorised Avid resellers.

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