AVID Pro Tools | Dock Control Surface

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  • AVID Pro Tools | Dock Control Surface, accelerate your editing and mixing tasks in creative new ways.
  • Based on the advanced touchscreen workflows of the award-winning Avid S6 and hybrid command of the bestselling Artist Control, Avid Dock (formerly Pro Tools | Dock).
  • Provides intelligent studio control in a portable, ergonomic, and affordable surface.
  • Working together with your iPad or Android tablet, you get the quick touchscreen access and tactile precision control you need to navigate and control music and post projects faster using your favourite DAWs.
  • And when paired with Avid S1 or S3, you gain new timesaving touch workflows and custom control.
  • Mixing deadlines have met their match.
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AVID Pro Tools | Dock Control Surface


Mini footprint. Massive control.

Accelerate your editing and mixing tasks in creative new ways. Based on the advanced touchscreen workflows of the award-winning Avid S6 and hybrid command of the bestselling Artist Control, Avid Dock (formerly Pro Tools | Dock) provides intelligent studio control in a portable, ergonomic, and affordable surface. Working together with your iPad or Android tablet, you get the quick touchscreen access and tactile precision control you need to navigate and control music and post projects faster using your favourite DAWs. And when paired with Avid S1 or S3, you gain new timesaving touch workflows and custom control. Mixing deadlines have met their match.

 

Mix with speed and precision

Mixing can be tedious with a keyboard and mouse alone. Or lacking in tactile feedback with just a touchscreen. With the combination of touchscreen, fader, knob, and switch control, you gain incomparable navigation speed and tactile precision to create better-sounding mixes faster. Jump to any track or section with a touch. Create custom macros to perform complex tasks instantly. And mix with your ears—not your eyes—with ergonomic controls you can feel at your fingers.

 

Expand your versatility

Forget limiting yourself to a single application, workflow, or industry. With the Avid Dock and your iOS or Android tablet, you can boost your creative opportunities. Work with multiple software tools in parallel instead of porting projects. Get extensive audio, video, and monitoring software integration and control from the surface. Take control of DAWs and video editing applications to mix music or audio post projects. And powerfully extend the capabilities of Avid S1 or S3. All from a single integrated control surface.

 

Work with your favourite creative tools

Experience the deepest level of integration and control with Pro Tools and Pro Tools | Ultimate. Plus, get exceptional control of Logic Pro X, Cubase, and other EUCON-enabled DAWs. Because the Dock is EUCON-aware, it automatically switches its controls to the application in focus on your computer. Or you can lock down parts of the surface to specific software for multi-application control.

 

Get major control at a minor price

No other control solution offers the incredible power of integrated tactile and touch control, previously only found in the acclaimed Avid S6, at a fraction of its size and price. Gain powerful touchscreen capabilities, Attention Channel control, and Soft Knob mapping when you dock your tablet running the free Avid Control (formerly Pro Tools | Control) app. Plus, access software key commands, functions, and shortcuts, as well as interact with EQ, dynamics, and other parameters right from the surface.

 

New Features:

Work with iOS and Android devices

In addition to iPad, the Avid Control app now works with Android devices too, giving you more choice and cost flexibility. And not just tablets—you can use the app on your smartphone too. Plus, the app features a new Meters view, which not only gives you an expanded view of your levels, including gain reduction meters, it follows your control surface banking manoeuvres too.

 

Gain full monitoring control

Take control with any EUCON-enabled monitoring system—including XMON, Pro Tools | MTRX, D-MON, and monitor sources in your DAW—right from the Dock surface or in the Avid Control app on your tablet. Control source selections, speaker cuts, talkback, and cues. You can even lock parts of the Dock to your monitoring application for dedicated monitor control while controlling another DAW with the rest of the surface for mixing.

 

Bring the Dock to your attention

You can set how Avid Dock reacts to actions you perform in your DAW. For example, if you select “Name” to be actionable, you can click on any track name in your DAW and the Dock will automatically attention to that same track on its surface. Select “Fader” and whenever you click on a fader in your software, the Dock will automatically put that fader into focus.

 

Work faster and more flexibly

Set Plugin, 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 the 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 with the latest EUCON software, you can open and close Pro Tools Folder Tracks right from the surface, greatly speeding up session navigation.

 

Control surface features:

Speed up your workflow

Avid Dock features EUCON, a high-speed Ethernet-based technology that enables the hardware to communicate directly with many popular applications, including Pro Tools, Media Composer, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Nuendo, Premiere, and more. From accessing hundreds of software functions and commands to navigating projects, adjusting plugins, and automating tracks, Dock gives you touch and tactile control right from the surface.

 

Get hybrid touch and tactile control

While Avid Dock can be used standalone, it provides deeper control of your software when used with the free Avid Control app on your tablet. The app offers a host of views, controls, and visual feedback to speed up your efficiency. Navigate huge sessions with the Universe Scroller. See up to 96 tracks at a time and bring a track immediately to the surface in Tracks view. And make tweaks to tracks, EQ, dynamics, and plugins in the Mixer and Channel views.

 

Adjust parameters with a twist

Edit and mix tracks with eight push-top, touch-sensitive Soft Knobs that interact with whatever knobset you’ve chosen in the Avid Control app. Select an EQ, plugin, send, pan, or another 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 surface Soft Keys or the Avid Control Soft Keys to do the tedious work for you. Trigger menu commands and other software functions and recall layouts at the press or tap of a button. You can also adapt the Dock to your unique workflow by grouping Soft Keys and programming macros to perform more complex tasks.

 

Get your hands on important channels

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 | Ultimate 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.

 

Bring enhanced touch workflows to S1 and S3

Pair Avid Dock with an Avid S1 or S3 control surface and you gain even more time-saving workflows. Speed up tasks with physical transport, jog, shuttle and focus fader capabilities. Enable more flexible touchscreen workflows. Customize and recall layouts quickly. Work with VCA groups more easily. And trigger frequently performed functions and macros with dedicated Soft Keys as you continue mixing on S1 or S3.

 

Navigate your project your way

Get full transport controls, an assignable weighted jog wheel, and right-side switches to navigate, jog, shuttle, zoom, bank, switch workstations, and more. Scroll through projects or perform custom tasks with the two programmable touch strips. Get ICON-favourite “Scroll to Track” and “Scroll into View” features when using Pro Tools. And quickly access any channel in Tracks view or the Universe Scroller in Avid Control—no matter how huge the session.

 

Take control with EUCON

Whether you create music, sound for picture, or use Pro Tools or a third-party DAW, Avid offers the industry's most tightly integrated workflows through EUCON. This high-speed Ethernet control protocol enables all Avid Pro Mixing surfaces to connect and communicate with Avid and third-party audio, video, and monitoring applications, giving you unmatched hands-on control of your favourite creative tools.

 

Supported EUCON-enabled applications:

  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Avid Media Composer | Ultimate
  • Avid Media Composer | Enterprise
  • Avid XMON EUCON
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Digital Audio Denmark DADman
  • Harrison Mixbus
  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Magix Samplitude
  • Magix Sequoia
  • Merging Technologies Pyramix
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Steinberg Nuendo
  • Trinnov Audio D-MON

 

Supported Mackie Control/HUI-enabled applications:

  • Ableton Live
  • Cockos REAPER
  • Propellerhead Reason
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Specifications
  • Channel strips/faders: 1 “attention” channel with a touch-sensitive, motorized fader
  • Encoders: 9 total - 8 push-top, touch-sensitive channel control encoders; 1 monitoring control encoder
  • Metering: 1 10-segment meter with pre-and post-fade metering options
  • Navigation: Jog wheel with a full transport control section
  • Additional controls: 32 hardware buttons for various mode selection functions, 2 programmable touch strips, 16 programmable Soft Keys
  • Ancillary I/O: 1 USB 2.0 port (for tablet charging), 1 footswitch port (1/4-inch TRS), 1 Ethernet port, Kensington lock slot
  • Height (front, rear w/knobs): 1 inch, 5.4 inches (2.7 cm, 13.8 cm)
  • Width: 13.9 inches (35.2 cm)
  • Depth: 14.1 inches (35.9 cm)
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)