Avid's powerful tools and innovative technology are essential in any media enterprise. Their top of the line platform has helped to create award winning films, television shows, news broadcasts and live concerts. In partnership with NEOTech, i3 had the opportunity to be a part of the S1 refresh project reducing the footprint, giving the aesthetics a refresh and providing a design solution that was manufacturable and easy to assemble.
With the new compact and streamlined design, the modular S1 system can expand the surface depending on the user's needs, connecting up to four units side by side. This modular nature creates the feel of a fixed studio ecosystem, but then can be easily picked up and transfer that studio power anywhere you are.
The Avid S1 came from the desire to create a modular system that can easily grow with the users needs and requirements. It's unparalleled speed, rich visual feedback, and software integration of Avid's high-end consoles in a slimline surface that's an easy fit for any space or budget. Avid S1 gives you deep hands-on control of your favorite audio and video software. Together with the free Avid Control app on your iPad or Android tablet, it provides great ergonomic efficiency, easy touch workflows, and Avid S6-style metering and processing views, so you can mix more intuitively and turn around better sounding mixes fast.
We worked to maintain the overall visual brand language of the surface family. Adding subtle details throughout the product. Adapting to the new requirements before us. The goal was to allow the S1 to fit easily between your display and keyboard and seamlessly accept a variable of tablet sizes. This unit packs a lot of mixing power into its small surface. From motorized faders and knobs that respond to your touch, to fast-access touchscreen workflows and Soft Keys that enable you to perform complex tasks with a single press, S1 provides the speed and versatility to accelerate any music, audio post, or video project.
Avids S1 is powered by EUCON, Avid's high-speed Ethernet control protocol that delivers deep hardware/software integration, giving you full touch and tactile access to a host of Avid and third-party software functions and controls. You can even switch between multiple applications—and workstations—at the touch of a button, providing the most fluid editing and mixing experience.
Connect up to four S1 units together via the magnetic alignment feature allowing you to create an extended, fully integrated control surface that provides more tactile control to handle larger mixes. You can even seamlessly connect Avid Dock to S1 to have dedicated transport controls, a jog wheel, focus fader, and more at your fingertips.