Avid EUCON Control Surface Update
Update introduces new level of customisation, visual feedback and custom plugin mapping and features to Avid control surfaces
Avid announces a major update to the Avid EUCON ethernet protocol that powers Avid control surfaces used in Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo and other digital audio workstations (DAW), from the free Avid Control app to the flagship Avid S6. Now, thanks to EUCON 2021.6, audio creators can customise everything from knob layouts for all their favourite plugins to the metering information displayed in the Avid Control app. These features offer unparalleled tactile control and visual feedback over all aspects of a mix.
This version of EUCON includes a highly requested feature that enables users of any EUCON-enabled DAW customise how they interact with all plugins from the control surface to suit their specific workflows and projects. Users can set up custom knob layouts for their preferred plugins, any way they want, to ensure that the most-used plugin parameters are always right where they want them located, significantly speeding up their mixing workflows. Separate custom layouts can be optimised for various control surface knob configurations; for example, 1×8 for Avid S1, 2×4 for the Avid Dock, as well as 1×8, 2×4, and 4×8 for Avid S4 and S6.
Avid S1, Avid S3, and Dock control surfaces tightly integrate with the free Avid Control app, which brings highly-detailed S6-style metering from mono to surround formats. With EUCON 2021.6, users can create their own meter strip layouts to optimise the visual information presented while mixing to include exactly the parameters that they want to see, in whatever order they want, without cluttering up the mixer view with unneeded elements.
Along with custom knob layouts and meters, EUCON 2021.6 delivers several other capabilities, including Pro Tools Auto Match Indicators in Avid Control to aid in smoother automation writing (previously only offered in Avid S4 and S6), Solo/Mute clear buttons, GPO Fader Start for Avid S4 and S6, and many more enhancements.
EUCON is Avid’s high-speed Ethernet control protocol that allows its control surfaces to connect to a variety of Avid and third-party creative audio and video software solutions. The protocol delivers integrated control over multiple applications and workstations, resulting in increased efficiencies and cost-effective workflow expansions. EUCON is currently supported by a wide variety of creative software, including Pro Tools, Media Composer, Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, and many more.