Avid Pro Tools | Dock Control Surface
A compact, EUCON-enabled, control surface designed to integrate with Avid's free iPad app
Avid Pro Tools | Dock is a compact, ergonomic, EUCON control surface for integrating Avid's free iPad app, Pro Tools | Control. The Dock is based on the advanced touchscreen workflows on the Master Touch Module of the award-winning Pro Tools | S6. Both systems demonstrate a philosophy that mixers need the best of physical faders, knobs, and switches in conjunction with touchscreen technology for things like fast navigation, metering, and on-screen plug-in control – a true hybrid approach. And, when the Dock is paired with Pro Tools | S3, you gain complimentary and enhanced functionality with the dedicated automation switches, transport controls, weighted aluminum jog wheel, color-coded Soft Key switches, and more. Mixing deadlines have met their match!
Avid S3 Control Surface Key Features
- Hybrid control surface combines both hardware- and touchscreen-based controls
- Seamless integration with free Pro Tools | Control iPad app
- Full transport section with aluminum jog wheel
- Dedicated EUCON monitor control button
- 16 soft keys
- Dedicated automation controls
- Programmable touch strips
- 8 soft knobs for control over EQ, dynamics, panning and more
- Pair with a Pro Tools | S3 control surface (sold separately) for even more in-depth control
Get extensive touchscreen control
Pro Tools | Dock easily connects with your own iPad and our free Pro Tools | Control iOS app, providing intelligent control of your audio and video projects. The app offers a host of touch controls and visual feedback to speed up your efficiency. Plus, you can navigate huge sessions with speed and ease using the Universe Scroller. And bring the channels you're looking for quickly to the surface through color-coded tiles in Tracks view.
Enhance your existing workflow with EUCON
Why change the tools you love when choosing a control surface? Pro Tools | Dock respects the choices you make. That's because it features EUCON, a high-speed Ethernet-based technology that enables the hardware to communicate directly with EUCON-enabled applications. That means you can work on a Pro Tools project, then switch to Logic Pro X, Cubase, Media Composer, Premiere Pro, and other audio and video software - in sequence or in parallel - in seconds.
Get deep Pro Tools integration
When paired with Pro Tools, the Dock becomes an extension of your software. Access hundreds of key commands, shortcuts, and UI elements without clicking a mouse. Record, edit, mix, and automate tracks right from the surface. Adjust EQ, dynamics, plug-ins, and other parameters. Get dedicated access to advanced automation modes. And create custom Soft Keys to perform practically any Pro Tools function, or recall layouts to the surface, with a single button press.
Bring enhanced touch workflows to Pro Tools | S3
Pair Pro Tools | Dock with a Pro Tools | S3 control surface and you'll gain even more timesaving workflows. View and access any track instantly through the touchscreen. Customize and recall layouts to jump right into a track set or workflow quickly. Trigger frequently performed functions and macros with dedicated Soft Keys as you continue mixing on S3. And view tons of additional visual feedback to enhance your mixing experience.
Adjust parameters with a twist
The Dock provides eight push-top, touch-sensitive Soft Knobs that interact with whatever knobset you've chosen in the Pro Tools | Control app. Select an EQ, plug-in, send, pan, or other item, and all parameters instantly map to the knobs for tweaking. And because you're making adjustments with physical controls, you don't have to focus on your computer screen and can instead really listen to how your adjustments impact your mix.
Speed up tasks with Soft Keys
You can click-click-click your way through frequently performed editing and mixing tasks. Or you can assign the 16 Soft Keys to do the dirty work for you. Trigger menu commands and other software functions and recall layouts at the press of a button. Or adapt' the Dock to your unique workflow by programming macros to perform more complex tasks.
Navigate your project your way
Quickly access any channel in Tracks or Universe view - no matter how huge the session. Get full transport controls, plus an alternate Shift layer to jump to a marker, mark points in or out, or toggle the pre/post roll on or off. Use the assignable weighted jog wheel and right-side switches to jog, shuttle, zoom, bank, switch workstations, and more. And scroll through projects or perform custom tasks with the two programmable Touchstrips.
Get your hands on important channels
You can work with multiple tracks in Pro Tools | Control. But when you need to focus on a specific track - or want more tactile precision - a single "attention" channel awaits. Select any track from the touchscreen and the channel maps directly to the Dock's surface controls. Adjust levels with the touch-sensitive, motorized fader. Select, record-enable, solo, and mute the track. And keep an eye on your levels with the 10-segment meter.
Automate tracks with ease
With 12 dedicated automation switches, you can toggle modes and write automation directly from the surface. Press the ALT key and you have access to additional Pro Tools | HD functions using the same keys, including Preview, Join, Punch Capture, and Write to Punch. You can even attach a footswitch to the Dock to control punch recording.