There's no better time to upgrade your Avid D-Command or D-Control

Thursday 31st May 2018

There's no better time to upgrade your Avid D-Command or D-Control
With Avid’s support* for the D-Control and D-Command ending on 30th August 2018, this is the perfect time to consider future proofing your studio with an Avid Pro Tools S6 M40 Control Surface. Especially when Avid are offering up to £15k off an Avid Pro Tools S6 M40 if you order before June 15th.

The S6 is the perfect transition to stay at the peak of professional audio whilst improving your workflow and increasing your studios capabilities.

PLEASE VISIT OUR S6 BUILDER HERE TO SEE YOUR OPTIONS IN MORE DETAIL

What can the S6 offer you that the D-Control and D-Command can’t?

• Get stronger visual feedback with detailed metering, scrolling waveforms, and more.
• Experience the most efficient hands-on Dolby Atmos mixing workflows available.
• Customise and scale your modular surface to suit your mixing needs.
• Intuitive and fast mixing with touchscreen control, customisable layouts and soft keys.
• Simultaneous control of Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Nuendo, and other DAWs.
• Control your mix from anywhere in the studio using an iPad.

Please take a look at our table below for a side by side comparison of the ICON and S6.

For further information about the upgrade options or to book your S6 demonstration in one of our dedicated facilities based in London please contact HHB on 020 8962 5000 or our post production specialists Scrub on 020 7025 6020.

*Including repairs and spares
Note: offer closes on June 15th

ICON vs. Pro Tools | S6

 

ICON D-Command

ICON D-Control

Pro Tools | S6

Metering

Meter Bridge:
Dual 30-segment LED meters

Meter Bridge:
Dual 30-segment LED meters

Display Module:
High-resolution TFT displays with scrolling waveforms, EQ, pan plots, and automation breakpoints

Fader Module:
Dual 30-segment LED meters on faders with gain reduction

Master Module:
Scrolling meter bridge and track scroller

Color Coding

None

None

Track colors and color-coded functions on knob tops, including dynamics, EQ, and pan

Color coding for track state, including Record, Input, Solo, and Mute

EQ and Dynamics

Small dedicated EQ and dynamics controls (requires paging)

Full dedicated EQ and dynamics controls in large center section

Full set of predictable EQ and dynamics controls through color-coded knobs, accessible within any section of the control surface

Channel Scalability

Fixed channel strip configuration with a minimum 8 faders + master, expandable with two 16-channel fader modules

Fixed channel strip configuration with a minimum 8 faders + master, expandable with multiple 16-channel fader modules

Flexible, modular channel strip configuration with a minimum 8 faders + master, expandable with multiple 8-channel fader modules

Choice of 1, 5, or 9 assignable encoders per channel

Workstation Control

Switched control of up to two Pro Tools workstations

Switched control of up to four Pro Tools workstations

Intelligent control of up to 8 workstations, including Pro Tools, Logic, Nuendo, and Pyramix with KVM integration

Aggregate tracks from any connected EUCON workstations on a single surface

Surround Mixing, including Dolby Atmos

No integrated joystick option—external third-party surround panner option only


No pan plot display

Optional surround panner with dual touch-sensitive joysticks

Limited pan display on Joystick Module only

Full support for Dolby Atmos immersive audio, with 2D and 3D panning views

Integrated surround panning from the Master Module touchscreen and with the optional Joystick Module

Pan positional views can be displayed on Display Modules, Master Module, and Joystick Module

Soft Keys

Limited surface functions only

No customization or macro support

Limited surface functions only

No customization or macro support

Comprehensive, color-coded, and organized by workflow

Fully user-customizable, including macros composed of EUCON and keyboard functions across multiple workstations

Monitoring

XMON analog monitoring with up to 7.1 support + communications system

XMON analog monitoring with up to 7.1 support + communications system

Customizable Pro Tools | MTRXanalog/digital audio I/O (mix and match mic, line, MADI, Dante, AES3, SDI, and more) with versatile 5.1, 7.1, 9.1, and up to 64 channels of immersive audio monitoring + routing control and communications system


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