Avid has made updates to its professional mixing systems in its live sound production, with new versions of Pro Tools S6 and System 5.

As part of the Avid Artist Suite, Pro Tools S6 and System 5 are run on the Avid MediaCentral Platform. Among the new features, System 5 v6.0 software provides support for and integration with Dolby Atmos.

System 5 v6.0 key features:

· 9.1 panning of ‘bed’ channels
· Integrated monitor control of the Dolby Rendering and Mastering Unit (RMU)
· Object metadata panning direct from the console or via plug-in control
· Direct Atmos plug-in control in Pro Tools from System 5.
· Deeper integration with EuCon control including VCA Spill and automation control

Pro Tools S6 v1.2 delivers key features:

· VCA Spill – ability to spill VCA slaves onto the surface from a VCA master to access and update as necessary
· Multi-Workstation Layouts – ability to map channels onto the surface from any EuCon-connected DAW.
· Expand Mode – ability to expand a plug-in and its parameters across a single or double knob module, providing 32 or 64 knobs to access all controls at once
· Audio Editing from an S6 Channelstrip –fade in or out a clip, trim the head or tail, slip or nudge it in time and adjust clip gain
· Vary Scrolling Waveform Speed
· Gain Reduction Enhancements – high-resolution gain reduction meters are now on both the channel display modules and the master module home page. There are also GR meters on the fader module between the two level meters and new dynamics graph with bouncing ball level indication
· Integrated DVI Switcher Control – ability to switch multiple workstation screens to one TFT has been added via the serial control of either a Gefen or Guntermann & Drunck switcher
· Automation LED indicators on knob modules
· Soft Key Editor to customise the four banks of softkeys

Some features currently require Pro Tools and/or an S6 M40 system with Display Modules.

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