Avid Artist Control v2  From Avid

Artist Control is a compact 4-fader control surface with a built in touchscreen that offers unmatched integration and programmability to accelerate editing and mixing tasks in any EUCON-enabled audio or video application. Speed up and enhance your workflow with functionality far beyond what a mouse and keyboard can provide, so you can focus on being creative.


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With Artist Control, you gain deep, integrated control over your favorite creative applications, such as Pro Tools, Media Composer, Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Maestro, and more. EUCON carries high-resolution control information for faders, knobs, displays, and more between Artist Control and whatever application is in focus on your computer. This enables you 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.

Take control with the touchscreen

With the touchscreen interface, you get comprehensive visibility and quick control over your project. Not only can you view top-level information such as track names/numbers, metering (from mono to 5.1 surround data), fader/pan values, and automation modes, but you can also quickly access all of your plug-in and EQ parameters, trigger macro commands, perform surround panning, and much more. The high-resolution, LED-backlit display offers a wide viewing angle, bright graphics, and excellent color consistency...


Quickly and easily navigate projects

With its ergonomic layout, Artist Control puts the data entry wheel and transport controls right at your fingertips for easy navigation

You can also assign functions to the data wheel—such as horizontal or vertical zoom, jog, shuttle, and more—for custom control. And use the Soft Keys to assign additional custom data wheel and transport functions for even greater flexibility in editing and navigating your project.


Mix with precision

Get accurate and smooth mixing control through four high-quality, motorized, touch-sensitive, 100mm long throw faders. Easily select tracks for editing just by touching the corresponding fader.

Use dedicated keys to bank tracks (four at a time) or nudge tracks (one at a time) to quickly navigate through projects. You can even lock individual tracks to faders and store them as Layouts (up to 48 per project). Layouts are saved with your project for easy recall, 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.


Customize your control surface

Because Artist Series controllers are modular, you can combine them in a variety of configurations to suit your workflow. Customize your Artist Series system with up to one Artist Control, four Artist Mixes, one Artist Transport, and one Artist Color for total flexibility—up to 36 faders total. Simply clip the units together to form a seamless surface—or use them separately—as each has its own Ethernet connection.

Avid Mix and Avid Control Demo with Pro Tools 9 - Using Automation Controls Part 2

The Artist Series from Avid (formally Euphonix Artist Series) are versatile audio control interfaces that are also extremely useful in other Pro Applications such as Logic, Final Cut Pro, and many more. The new Eucon support has allowed for even more control with these incredible units. Luke Smith demonstrates how simple it is to write volume automation in Pro Tools 9 on this sample track by Rachelle Ferrell. To talk to a specialist today call SoundPure at 919.682.5552 or 888.528.9703 and learn how beneficial these audio interfaces can be in your studio!

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Manufacturer's Description from Avid

Artist Control brings the unparalleled speed, resolution and DAW integration of Avid's high-end pro consoles to the personal studio in a revolutionary ergonomic, slim-line design. Artist Control fits perfectly between keyboard and screen, and can be connected to additional Artist Mix units to create a larger mixing control surface

Artist Control is loaded with power features to speed up and enhance your creativity with any media application.

Effortlessly switch between multiple applications and workstations at the touch of a button.

The Artist Control's high-resolution touch-screen interface, motorized faders and arsenal of rotary encoders, soft keys and transport controls instantly snap to the selected application to put multi-format metering, plug-in parameters, track information and much more at your fingertips.

Most importantly, software developers like Apple, Steinberg, MOTU and others have worked closely to integrate native support for Avid's EuCon control protocol into their DAWs to deliver an unmatched editing and mixing experience.


1. Customizable Touch-screen Interface
2. Record/Automation Keys
3. Select/Assign Keys
4. Function Keys (Shift Keys)
5. Ethernet Port
6. Footswitch Jack
7. Transport Controls Jog/Shuttle/Zoom Wheel
8. Track Navigation
9. Application/Workstation Change
10. Monitor/Control Room Level
11. Assignable Soft Keys (12)
12. Touch-sensitive Rotary Encoders (8)
13. Touch-sensitive Motorized Faders (4)

EuCon is a high speed Ethernet control protocol developed by Euphonix that allows the Artist Mix to connect to any Mac OS X application. EuCon carries control information for faders, knobs, displays and more between the Artist Mix and whatever application is in focus on your computer.

EuCon is MIDI on steroids and is the next generation control protocol for working with music and video applications.

The EuControl application manages the Artist Mix's connection to the Mac, and the Artist Client application connects the EuCon control data to all the applications. The Artist Mix can connect to any application, but for fader and knob control, the application must be able to support either EuCon, HUI, or Mackie Control protocol.

DAWs and Video Edit applications which include EuCon, HUI or Mackie Control protocol include:

* Logic Pro
* Final Cut Pro
* Soundtrack Pro
* Cubase
* Nuendo
* Digital Performer
* Pro Tools
* Reason
* Live
* and more...


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.


  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 20 x 9.5 x 1.2 inches (50.8 x 24.1 x 3 cm)
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
  • Screen size: 6 x 3.62 inches (15.2 x 9.1 cm)
  • Line voltage: 100—240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz