Avid S3

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Avid S3

Postby charlienyc » Tue Dec 30, 2014 22:38

hi,
has anyone had any experience with the new Avid S3? i haven't yet used any controller built in this decade, so i'm a bit of a newbie. is there any chance it will work with Pyramix?

i have noticed any device connected to the second (non-Merging) ethernet port on my DAW will show up in EasyConnect. for instance my NAS displays as an unknown device. the IP addresses are different, and there isn't anything special (like ethernet connection bridging) configured in Windows. anyway it makes me curious if there would be any conflicts with an ethernet-based controller on a Ravenna-based system.

cheers,
-charlie
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Re: Avid S3

Postby klaukholm » Fri Mar 13, 2015 20:33

There is a simple way to configure the network cards so ravenna and eucon are happy.
Loook for the Avid document win7_64bit_dual_ethernet_eucon
http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_U ... connecting
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Re: Avid S3

Postby Julian Gough » Sat Mar 21, 2015 20:39

I spoke to my dealer on this subject a few days ago. Though he does not have direct experience, the word on the dealer grapevine is that the experience is disappointing.

I understand that the faders work but all that's about all.

So at the moment you would be better off getting two Avid Artist Mix units for considerably less cost.

If anyone has more recent experience or knowledge about this, I would be interested to hear.

Julian


charlienyc wrote:hi,
has anyone had any experience with the new Avid S3? i haven't yet used any controller built in this decade, so i'm a bit of a newbie. is there any chance it will work with Pyramix?

i have noticed any device connected to the second (non-Merging) ethernet port on my DAW will show up in EasyConnect. for instance my NAS displays as an unknown device. the IP addresses are different, and there isn't anything special (like ethernet connection bridging) configured in Windows. anyway it makes me curious if there would be any conflicts with an ethernet-based controller on a Ravenna-based system.

cheers,
-charlie
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Re: Avid S3

Postby charlienyc » Mon Mar 23, 2015 16:18

that's disappointing news. i'm trying to find a hardware controller that will suit our needs into the future. thanks for the responses though.
2x MassCore v10.1.4 Win7/64 i5-3450
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Native v10.1.4 Win10 Bootcamp Mac Mini i5-4278U 2.6GHz
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Re: Avid S3

Postby charlienyc » Thu Jun 18, 2015 20:29

i've heard the S3 works well with V9 now.
are there hardware controller options with 24 or more faders on one layer?
2x MassCore v10.1.4 Win7/64 i5-3450
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Re: Avid S3

Postby klaukholm » Fri Jun 19, 2015 13:11

Merging has an S3 in the shop now as of last month so I expect integration to be quite good in the near future. I have not tried it with the 10 beta myself. Ask your distributor or dealer and they can get the latest word from the merging team.
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Re: Avid S3

Postby Kees de Visser » Sat May 28, 2016 11:12

Hi, it's may 2016 now.
We've just installed an AVID S6 with Pyramix 10 and although it's a bit early to tell, it seems to work very well. Starting serious work soon.
Some S6 features are apparently ProTools only (e.g. waveform display in meters) but most of the essential functions are there.
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Re: Avid S3

Postby Julian Gough » Sat May 28, 2016 11:34

Kees de Visser wrote:Some S6 features are apparently ProTools only (e.g. waveform display in meters) but most of the essential functions are there.


Hi Kees de Visser, let us know how you get on. especially the "ProTools only" functions, I hope there are not too many of those. I wouldn't want to go to the expense of buying an S6 and then finding that not all of it works as expected.

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

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Re: Avid S3

Postby charlienyc » Sat Oct 15, 2016 02:57

I'm running the S3 now and it's been a wonderful addition. Does anyone know if the designated solo clear key can work in Pyramix, or if there's a workaround to have a user-assigned key mapped to this function?
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