The Perfect Nerve Center for Your System!
So, what's so special about the Avid Artist Control? let's start with the basics. Almost every control surface out there uses the standard MIDI protocol, adhering to a standard that gives each parameter only 128 discrete steps. Now, that may have been good enough for 1983 or even 1993... by 2003 it was tired and NOW??? Forget it! That's why Avid invented the EuCon communications system, with 250 times the speed and over 8 times the resolution of MIDI. Plus, EuCon lets the Artist Control instantly jump from task to task, program to program, plug-in to plug-in - constantly adapting to your needs. And EuCon even lets you add Avid MC Mix units on to your Artist Control for additional banks of 8 faders, so your system can grow with your demands.
Now, check out the hardware itself. First off, the Artist Control is the perfect size to fit between your keyboard and your monitor. And only the best high-quality components are good enough for Avid. The Artist Control's got an awesome 800 x 480 high-resolution touchscreen - perfect for keeping an eye on your track names and values as you make subtle adjustments. Add to that 12 Smart Keys, 8 rotary encoders, a complete jog wheel and transport section - all of the basic functions in any production software instantly become a breeze. And check out these faders! You get 4 genuine ALPS 100mm long-throw faders that respond instantly to your touch, selecting the corresponding track as soon as you touch them. You'll find these same faders on only a few other control surfaces, most of which cost THOUSANDS of dollars more than the Artist Control. All of these reasons are what make the Artist Control the mothership of all affordable control surfaces!
Avid Artist Control v2 Control Surface with Programmable Touchscreen Features at a Glance:
- Customizable touchscreen interface (800 x 480 pixels)
- v2 is more rugged than the original version
- 8 touch-sensitive rotary encoders
- 4 touch-sensitive motorized faders
- 12 assignable soft keys
- Transport controls and jog/shuttle/zoom wheel
- Studio Monitor Express software
- High-speed EuCon Ethernet protocol
- Mac OS X and Windows 7 compatible