BVE 2016: Avid’s Pro Tools Dock to make UK show debut
Visitors to HHB Communications on stand L45 at BVE 2016 will have the opportunity to witness the UK show debut of the compact Avid Pro Tools Dock, a new EUCON control surface that works with iPad and Avid’s free iOS app, Pro Tools Control. At the show, HHB will pair Pro Tools Dock with the 16-fader Pro Tools S3 control surface to demonstrate more powerful mixing workflows.
Based on the Master Touch Module of the Pro Tools S6 control surface, Pro Tools Dock adds to the touchscreen capabilities of the iPad with a single fader, assignable knobs, switches, jog shuttle wheel, a full transport section, automation mode switches, programmable soft keys and more. Pro Tools Dock provides eight soft knobs that enable users to interact with whatever knob set they have selected in Pro Tools Control. With 12 dedicated automation switches, users can toggle modes and write automation directly from the surface.
With Pro Tools Dock, users can work with EUCON-enabled DAWs and video editing tools including Pro Tools, Media Composer, Logic Pro X, Cubase and Premiere Pro. When paired with Pro Tools or Pro Tools HD, hundreds of key commands, shortcuts, functions and UI elements can be accessed without clicking a mouse. Users can create custom soft keys to perform practically any Pro Tools function and recall Layouts to the surface with a single button press.
When paired with Pro Tools S3, users gain new touch workflows, custom control and additional visual feedback, making it ideal for mixing music and post projects in smaller spaces – and on smaller budgets. John Johnson, CTO at HHB, says: “Pro Tools Dock is a powerful and customisable centre section, great standalone or a perfect addition to the S3! It’s compact and relatively inexpensive, but brings a host of features previously exclusive to ICON and S6.”
Pro Tools Dock is expected to start shipping in spring and is priced at £789 ex VAT. At BVE, HHB will be backed by an extensive list of brands including Avid, Genelec, iZotope, NUGEN Audio, Roland, RTW, Studio Technologies, Yellowtec, Zoom and recent additions DAD and NTP Technology. HHB is hosting a press event on stand L45 at 4pm on Tuesday 23 February.