Avid MC Control V2, Artist Series
Turn around projects faster with a portable and affordable control surface. With Artist Control, you gain hands-on command over and unmatched integration with your favorite EUCON-enabled audio and video
applications. Access functions and settings using the built-in touchscreen. Program soft keys to perform time-consuming tasks at the press of a button. Plus, its functionality goes far beyond what you can do with just a mouse and keyboard alone, so you can work faster—without losing your creative focus.
Grab hold of your mix
Why edit and mix one thing at a time with a keyboard and mouse? Artist Control greatly accelerates your workflow so you can complete projects faster—without having to click around a software interface. Record-enable, solo, mute, and automate tracks from the surface. Adjust volume levels across multiple tracks simultaneously. Fine-tune
compressors, gates, EQ, and more with a twist. You can even punch in and out of recordings by connecting a footswitch.
Take control with the touchscreen
The high-resolution color touchscreen offers a wide viewing angle, giving you comprehensive visibility and quick control over your entire project. View top-level information such as track names, metering, fader/pan values, and automation modes. Instantly access any track and adjust plug-in and EQ settings. Assign and trigger keyboard shortcuts and macro commands using unlimited Soft Keys. And perform surround mixing directly on the display.
Quickly navigate projects
Edit and mix the largest, most complex projects easily with an ergonomic Jog Wheel and transport controls right at your fingertips for fast navigation. You can customize the Jog Wheel to perform such functions as horizontal or vertical zoom, jog, shuttle, and more to tailor the surface to your work style. And use the Soft Keys to assign additional custom Jog Wheel and transport functions for even greater flexibility in editing and navigating your project.
Adjust parameters with a twist
Control everything from panning and gain to plug-ins, EQ settings, and more using the eight press-and-turn knobs. With their touch-sensitivity, you can write automation quickly and intuitively. They’re also velocity-sensitive, enabling you to quickly sweep from minimum to maximum parameter values in one turn. Or make very precise adjustments by turning the knob slowly. Press the knob tops to instantiate plug-ins, sends, and more.
Mix with precision
Get accurate and smooth mixing control through four motorized, touch-sensitive, 100mm long throw faders. Just touch a fader to select the corresponding track for editing. You can also bank tracks four at a
time to navigate through projects quickly. And lock individual tracks to faders and store them as Layouts—up to 48 per project—for easy recall, making mixing large projects a breeze. You can save multiple Layouts to
mix groups of tracks, such as drums or backing vocals, or just lock a fader to act as a master fader.
Experience deep, integrated control
Artist Control features EUCON, enabling the hardware to fully integrate with your favorite creative applications. This groundbreaking technology communicates control information for faders, knobs, displays,and more between the surface and whatever application is in focus on your computer. And because it’s application-aware, you can work with
multiple applications and quickly switch between them at the touch of a button.
Work with your favorite tools
With Artist Control, you get a versatile control surface that plays extremely well with others. Record, edit, and mix music and audio Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Audition, Cubase, Nuendo, SONAR, Digital Performer, and more. And edit and mix projects with Media Composer, the Symphony Option, and more.
Control multiple apps and workstations
With seamless application switching, Artist Control instantly adapts all controls and displays to your current audio or video software in seconds. You can even lock parts of the surface to one app while using the rest to switch between apps—perfect for monitor and transport controls. You can also control multiple workstations running any
EUCON-enabled software on your extended network from one surface—ideal for multi-workstation workflows and facilities with machine rooms.
Get great flexibility for the future
Avid continues to develop EUCON, making it easy for our partners to introduce new features and functionality to your favorite software titles through updates. For the latest integration details, check with your software manufacturer.