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Avid S6 Choosing the Right Configuration

Avid S6 Control Surfaces - choosing the right configuration

Redefining Your Workflow With The Avid S6

The Avid S6 control surface has completely changed the way audio engineers work in the studio. With its sleek, intuitive workflow, ergonomic design and connectivity options, it’s easier than ever to work faster and produce better quality results. Avid’s S6 allows you to redefine your creative process and reach new heights.

One of the most important features of the S6 is the modular nature of the control surface. Avid enables users to select a format that works for them and scale up as their needs in the studio grow. Utilizing the resources on this page, you’ll be able to find the right Avid S6 for you, whether through a pre-built system or custom building your own configuration.

Prebuilt Avid S6 Configurations

Jeffrey Alan Jones / Alan Audio Works

When you live by the deadline of your next project, it’s important to work on a control surface that allows you to be agile and move swiftly. That’s exactly why Jeffrey Alan Jones of Alan Audio Work opted to work on an S6. Watch our video to learn more about the Los Angeles-based composer and his love for the Avid control surface.

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Jeffery Alan Jones has been a fixture in the post-production industry for several decades. Under the banner of Alan Audio Works, he has worked on over over 150 films, documentaries and commercials. His work includes sound design, original music, ADR, voiceover recording, sound editing, foley, music scoring and so much more.

Avid S6 Configuration Options

Vintage King has constructed six pre-built Avid S6 configurations that will fit the needs of most engineers. Continue reading below to see what's included in each configuration and use our comparison chart to find out if a pre-built model is the best fit for your studio.

If you're interested in a custom Avid S6, our team can also design, build and provide configurations from eight to 192 faders with module, frame and insert options depending on what your studio needs. Contact us to get started today.

Need a more compact solution? Check out what the Avid S4 Control Surface has to offer.

Avid S6 M40-16-5-D Pro Tools Control Surface

Avid S6 M40-16-5-D Pro Tools Control Surface

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  • Avid S6 Chassis
  • M40 Master Touch Module
  • Automation Module
  • 2 Process Modules
  • 2 Fader Modules (16 total faders)
  • 2 Display Modules
  • 2 Knob Modules (total of 5 knobs per channel)
  • All necessary cabling, PSUs, hardware, and accessories
Avid S6 M40-16-9-D Pro Tools Control Surface

Avid S6 M40-16-9-D Pro Tools Control Surface

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  • Avid S6 Chassis
  • M40 Master Touch Module
  • Automation Module
  • 2 Process Modules
  • 2 Fader Modules (16 total faders)
  • 2 Display Modules
  • 4 Knob Modules (total of 9 knobs per channel)
  • All necessary cabling, PSUs, hardware, and accessories
Avid S6 M40-24-5-D Pro Tools Control Surface

Avid S6 M40-24-5-D Pro Tools Control Surface

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  • Avid S6 Chassis
  • M40 Master Touch Module
  • Automation Module
  • 3 Process Modules
  • 3 Fader Modules (24 total faders)
  • 3 Display Modules
  • 3 Knob Modules (total of 5 knobs per channel)
  • All necessary cabling, PSUs, hardware, and accessories
Avid S6 M40-24-9-D Pro Tools Control Surface

Avid S6 M40-24-9-D Pro Tools Control Surface

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  • Avid S6 Chassis
  • M40 Master Touch Module
  • Automation Module
  • 3 Process Modules
  • 3 Fader Modules (24 total faders)
  • 3 Display Modules
  • 6 Knob Modules (total of 9 knobs per channel)
  • All necessary cabling, PSUs, hardware, and accessories
Avid S6 M40-32-5-D Pro Tools Control Surface

Avid S6 M40-32-5-D Pro Tools Control Surface

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  • Avid S6 Chassis
  • M40 Master Touch Module
  • Automation Module
  • 4 Process Modules
  • 4 Fader Modules (32 total faders)
  • 4 Display Modules
  • 4 Knob Modules (total of 5 knobs per channel)
  • All necessary cabling, PSUs, hardware, and accessories
Avid S6 M40-32-9-D Pro Tools Control Surface

Avid S6 M40-32-9-D Pro Tools Control Surface

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  • Avid S6 Chassis
  • M40 Master Touch Module
  • Automation Module
  • 4 Process Modules
  • 4 Fader Modules (32 total faders)
  • 4 Display Modules
  • 8 Knob Modules (total of 9 knobs per channel)
  • All necessary cabling, PSUs, hardware, and accessories

Prebuilt S6 Comparison Chart

Components M40-16-5-D M40-16-9-D M40-24-5-D M40-24-9-D M40-32-5-D M40-32-9-D
Avid S6 Chassis
M40 Master Touch Module
Automation Module
Process Modules 2 2 3 3 4 4
Fader Modules 2 16 total faders 2 16 total faders 3 24 total faders 3 24 total faders 4 32 total faders 4 32 total faders
Display Modules 2 2 3 3 4 4
Fader Modules 2 5 knobs per channel 4 9 knobs per channel 3 5 knobs per channel 6 9 knobs per channel 4 5 knobs per channel 8 9 knobs per channel
Cabling, PSU, Hardware & Accessories
Price $67,830 $78,810 $97,500 $107,330 $114,850 $136,850
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Find The Right Avid S6 Configuration With Vintage King

Vintage King has helped hundreds of recording studios, post-production facilities and educational institutions build the perfect Avid S6 configuration. Our experts can work with you to assess your workflow, studio footprint and budget to design and deliver the control surface that best fits your needs. Fill out the form below and one of Vintage King’s Audio Consultants will be in contact as soon as possible.

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Avid S6 Module Glossary

The Avid S6 is a modular system by design, enabling studio owners and creatives the ability to configure a system that fits their needs with ease. In this section, we will breakdown the modules that make up an S6 and offer insight into the pivotal role they can play in your workflow.

  • Avid S6 Master Module

    Master Touch

    The Control Surface Engine

    As the heart of the S6, the Master Touch Module offers users a touchscreen, rotary encoders, knobs and keys that offer control over plug-ins, monitoring and more. One Master Touch Module can support up to 64 faders and up to three can be installed in the same system.

  • Avid S6 Automation Module

    S6 Automation

    Navigate and Automate

    This module for the Avid S6 gives engineers the ability to navigate and automate their projects. Engineers can do this by using the full transport control section, which features a shuttle wheel, focus fader, shortcuts and switches.

  • Avid S6 Joystick Module

    S6 Joystick

    Surround Sound Control

    For surround sound projects, the S6 Joystick Module enables control via two touch-sensitive joysticks, TFT and OLED screens, top-lit encoders, 16 panning switch and so much more. This module can also be used to control any knob parameter on the S6.

  • Avid S6 Post Module

    S6 Post

    Fast Track Your Mix

    Avid’s S6 Post Module fast tracks the completion of post projects by offering quick switching between recorded tracks and your inputs. The module features two rows of PEC/DIRECT paddles with Solo and Mute buttons and an OLED for viewing track names. With VCA support, engineers can control over 200 tracks via the paddles.

  • Avid S6 Fader Module

    S6 Fader

    Control Track Levels

    This Avid S6 module features eight channel strips that allow you control track levels and more. Each strip features a motorized fader, dual LED meters, attention key, and Mute, Solo, Select, Automation controls. Eight Fader Modules can pair with one Master Touch Module, which means an S6 can have up to 24 Fader Modules with three Master Touch Modules.

  • Avid S6 Knob Module

    S6 Knob

    Adjust and Edit

    As an essential element of any S6 configuration, the Knob Module gives users the ability to adjust and edit any number of parameters. This module also features eight channel strips and each strip has four top-lit knobs that pair with an OLED display and additional navigation switches.

  • Avid S6 Process Module

    S6 Process

    Route and Assign

    Working in collaboration with the S6 Knob module, the Process Module is how you route and assign functions to your knobs. You can assign functions to eight channels by using select switches for inputs, dynamics, EQ, and pan, in addition to expanding parameters all the way across any Knob or Process module.

  • Avid S6 Display Module

    S6 Display

    Monitor Essentials

    Keeping a close eye on your mix is an important part of your job. Use the S6 Display Module to monitor essential details, including audio meters, groups, routing, feedback and more. Each S6 Display Module allows you to monitor eight channels and display your layout in a number of different ways.

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