Avid Artist Control

DAW Control Surface with Programmable Touchscreen, 4 Touch-sensitive Motorized Faders, Programmable Knobs and Buttons, Transport Controls, and Monitoring Software - Mac/PC
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Take Command of Your DAW with This Compact Controller!

The Avid Artist Control v2 control surface combines the functionality of motorized faders, programmable knobs and buttons, and an incredible customizable touchscreen interface for maximum control over your DAW. Designed as a compact "nerve center" for your studio, the Artist Control v2 fits between your keyboard and computer monitor. Its high-resolution touchscreen lets you easily access and set up functions, while four touch-sensitive motorized faders, 12 Smart Keys, and eight programmable rotary encoders make the Artist Control v2 a powerful, flexible DAW controller!

The Avid Artist Control v2's high-resolution 800 x 480-pixel touchscreen interface displays all of your project's top-level information, including track names/numbers, metering (from mono to 5.1 surround data), fader/pan values, automation mode, etc. It also lets you quickly access all plug-in and EQ parameters, effortlessly setup macro commands for any function (or sequence of functions), and much more.

What's more, you can use the Artist Control v2's Smart Keys to trigger everything from simple keystroke commands to complex custom macros displayed on the touchscreen interface above - use the up/down arrows to scroll through an unlimited number of commands. Touch-sensitive rotary encoders offer direct control over everything from panning and gain, to editing your most powerful plug-ins and EQ. These knobs can also be pressed to select/deselect and navigate through parameters. High-quality ALPS 100mm long-throw faders offer accurate and smooth mixing; touching a fader will automatically select the corresponding track.

Take advantage of the included Studio Monitor Express software. It provides professional monitoring (from stereo up to 5.1 surround) as well as complete talkback controls via any CoreAudio-compliant interface. Application Change and Workstation Change functions let you easily cycle through applications and switch between multiple workstations.

The Artist Control v2's ergonomic layout puts transport controls and a data-entry wheel at your fingertips, as well as keys to quickly select what parameter the wheel will modify (zoom horizontally/vertically, jog/shuttle, trimming clip head and tail, setting clip gain, crossfading, and more).

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
  • Eight touch-sensitive rotary encoders
  • Four 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
The Avid Artist Control v2 puts you in command of your DAW!

Additional Media

Artist Control Quick Setup
Artist Control User Guide
EUCON Applicaiton Setup

Tech Specs

Type DAW Control Surface
Faders 4 x 100mm (Touch Sensitive, Motorized)
Number of Knobs 9
Knob Type Touch Sensitive rotary encoders
Number of Soft Keys 35 dedicated soft keys, 12 assignable soft keys
Transport Controls Yes
Computer Connectivity Ethernet (EuCon)
Control I/O 1 x 1/4" (footswitch)
Compatibility Pro Tools 10/11, Logic Pro X, Sonar, Digital Performer, Cubase, Nuendo
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.5 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7/8
Power 15V DC power supply
Height 1.2"
Depth 9.5"
Width 20"
Weight 5.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 9900-65171-10

Customer Reviews

3/5
Based on 23 reviews
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5/5

Great Controller

I purchased the Avid Artist Control and 3 Artist Mix for my new Pro Tools 11 recording system and I am simply amazed at the ease of use and incredibly small learning curve needed to fully utilize the features. I rarely touch my keyboard and mouse. Setup was simple. My PT11 and I love these controllers. My sales engineer Mike Godlove steered me in the right direction. His advise and after purchasd support has been wonderful. I can access all the features and plug ins in PT 11 and they even work well with my Ableton Live and my Sonar 3 which was an unexpected plus.
Music background: Recording Engineer
5/5

Sweet Product!

Really great product! I cannot say enough about my time using this. Mixing is fun again!
5/5

What a time saver!

After receiving my Euphonix Control and setting up a few macros for Logic Pro , I was ready to give it a test run, and WOW what would have taken me at least 10 minutes to create a new track with the different plugins that I wanted it took less than 5 seconds with a push of a button. I was amazed the ease of installation and the quality of the product
Music background: Musician
5/5

Euphonix Artist Control

this is the best equipment i have purchaced so far
Music background: recording engineer
5/5

Total Contol... Wow!!!

I really did my research on the Artist Control before I made my purchase. This by far is the most intuitive controller to date in this price range. I was actually going to spend a lot more money on another product, but this one caught my eye. I demo's it, and fell in love. I use Protools and Logic extensively. I really needed to step up from my aging Mackie Controls and this was the perfect controller. I have access to everything...I mean everything. It's all at your fingertips so to speak. The touch screen is really like having another computer monitor dedicated to the access of shortcuts. It's quite remarkable. I am stubborn and hard to please when it comes to equipment, but the Artist control is amazing. It's smooth and the resonse is great. It took a bit of getting used to the Jog/Shuttle and playback control, but only because I was used to the Mackie. I am adding 4 Artist mix controllers to this and I will be set. This will be my new controller. I've read so/so reviews, but my experience with the Artis control has been without any problems. The setup took me 10 minutes. That's it and I was mixing a project. It was easy to navigate the controller too. It's very well constructed and a lot of thought went into it's creation.
Music background: Pro Musician, Composer, Producer, Engineer

Sweetwater Advice

Kenny Bergle

The Avid Artist Control has so much more functionality than my Command8 that it's made my workflow way more enjoyable. Besides the jog/shuttle wheel (which has changed my recording life), the touch screen commands are simply amazing. Embarrassed to say that I learned a bunch of new Pro Tools commands just by reading the touchscreen. Been using ProTools since version 1.0 and this is the biggest help/boon to Pro Tools that I have ever seen.
See also: Mixer Controllers, Avid, Avid Mixing Control Surfaces, Avid Pro Tools Control Surfaces