Avid D-Command ES Main Unit  From Avid

More than a big mouse. You can control every aspect of your recording chain with this touch-sensitive digital control surface!


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Manufacturer's Description from Avid

Speed up recording and mixing by taking powerful, hands-on control over projects of any size. With the compact yet expandable D-Command ES console, you get the exclusive deep Pro Tools control and extended functionality of an ICON control surface packaged in a smaller footprint that fits nicely in small to midsize studios.

D-Command ES works with any Pro Tools|HD family system (including Pro Tools|HDX and Pro Tools|HD Native), as well as Pro Tools systems with the Complete Production Toolkit option installed.

Get unrivaled control, power, and reliability from a compact yet expandable digital console. Designed for small to mid-sized rooms, the ICON D-Command ES console gives you the ultimate in hands-on Pro Tools HD control, plus provides extended Pro Tools functionality

Key features

  • Sleek ergonomic console, with dark color scheme added to the original award-winning design
  • Eight touch-sensitive, motorized faders in base configuration; expandable to 40 faders/ channels with optional 16-channel D-Command ES Fader Modules
  • Exclusive ICON-only access to Pro Tools HD recording, editing, routing, mixing, plug-ins, automation, recall, and other functions
  • Two touch-sensitive, multipurpose rotary encoders per channel strip, each with an LED ring, 6-character alphanumeric LCD, and tricolor automation indication LED
  • 15 illuminated pushbuttons and one channel name display per channel strip
  • Dedicated center section houses EQ and Dynamics controls for optimal monitoring while mixing
  • Two 32-segment bargraph meters per channel; eight 32-segment bargraph meters in the master section
  • Includes XMON analog monitoring (up to 5.1 surround) and communications system
  • Patent-pending Ethernet protocol provides high-speed connection between the console and Pro Tools mix engine

Dedicated center section

Fine-tune the EQ and other plug-in parameters without leaving the monitoring “sweet spot.” D-Command ES features dedicated EQ and Dynamics center sections, allowing you to perfect your mix while seated in the optimal listening position.

Expand your control

Need more faders to handle larger projects? You can expand your base console up to 40 faders/channel strips with 16-channel D-Command ES Fader Modules for maximum control. Plus, with the console’s easy banking features, you can mix even larger sessions that go beyond the console’s physical 40-fader capacity.

Powered by Pro Tools|HD

With Pro Tools HD 10, you can turn your Mac or PC into a professional, high-performance audio production system, and create and deliver music and audio projects in amazing sound quality. Add D-Command ES to your system, and you gain exclusive hands-on Pro Tools control and functionality not found with any other console, allowing you to maximize your productivity— and creativity—to the fullest.

Get more options

Whether you need more faders/channels to support larger sessions, want to mix in surround with full tactile control, or something else, you can customize your ICON console with options to suit your workflow and session needs.


About Manufacturer

From award-winning producers, of music and film, to producers of personal at home productions, Avid creates technology that people use for their music to be heard or videos to be seen on any platform. The shows, commercials, and news programs you watch on TV. The entertaining video and film stories you see on the web and on the big screen.  The personal audio and video treasures that people make at home to preserve their favorite moments in life. Avid has a myriad of products to fill your production needs.


Console height

  • Front: 2.6" / 6.5 cm
  • Rear: 10.2" / 26cm

Console width

  • 8-fader console: 32.3" / 82 cm
  • 24-fader console: 55.6" / 141.2 cm

Console depth

  • 29.2" / 74.3 cm

Main unit weight

  • 58 lbs / 26.4 kg

Main unit power

  • AC:100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz, .54 A

Fader module weight

  • 49.5 lbs / 22.5 kg

Fader module power

  • AC:100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz, .70 A





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