Pro Tools | Dock Now Available!

By in Music Creation, Pro Mixing

Mini Footprint. Massive Control.

Announced at AES NY in October, the highly anticipated latest addition to the Avid Pro Mixing family; Pro Tools | Dock, (affectionately called ‘The Dock’), is now widely available and ready for action.

What is Pro Tools | Dock?

The Dock is a compact, ergonomic, EUCON control surface for integrating our free iPad app, Pro Tools | Control. It’s based on the advanced touchscreen workflows on the Master Touch Module of the award-winning Pro Tools | S6, This system demonstrates our philosophy that mixers need the best of physical faders, knobs, and switches in conjunction with touchscreen technology for things like fast navigation, metering, and on-screen plug-in control – a true hybrid approach.  It’s equally adept at editorial and mixing workflow enhancement. And, when the Dock is paired with Pro Tools | S3, you gain complimentary and enhanced functionality with the dedicated automation switches, transport controls, weighted aluminum jog wheel,  color-coded Soft Key switches, and more.

 

Here are some of the key features and areas highlighted on the Dock

The image you see below of the iPad screen shows you the key concept of a ‘super’ Channel view. The Dock’s eight soft knobs can be used to control parameters like EQ, Dynamics, Panning, and Sends on the Attentioned (focused) channel – ala the S6 Master Touch Module.  This new ‘super’ Channel view on Pro Tools | Control is also now available in the free iOS app! A better view of what that cool, new expanded Channel view will be can be seen below:

A highly requested enhancement, that will also be free to all Control app users, is the color mapped Soft Keys larger view, (pictured below on connected to the Dock). The two rows of LED color-coded buttons on the Dock right below the screen change colors and map to the Soft Keys in the smaller view on your iPad – lining up directly underneath the matching soft button onscreen.

The iPad and Pro Tools | Control app are also now qualified to work as a wired direct connection to your Ethernet network with a 2 adapters from Apple (the wired Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter + USB 2 to Ethernet Adapter) for connection of Ethernet cable.

Be sure to get your hands on a demo of the Dock at a retailer near you, I think you will really be impressed with it’s enhanced level of editorial and mix control. It works standalone with an iPad and retails for $ 1,199 – (iPad sold separately). The Dock also pairs with the S3 as mention above to offer a powerful, integrated, ergonomic, editing and mixing system for under $ 6,200 retail. Look for more info and videos coming on the new Pro Tools | Dock in the coming months.

Pro Tools | Dock Now Available

Mixing deadlines have met their match. Pro Tools | Dock provides intelligent studio control in a portable, affordable surface. Working together with your iPad, you get the touchscreen access and tactile precision control you need to edit and mix projects faster.

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Marketing manager for Avid Post Audio and Pro Mixing, I am also a veteran engineer/recordist/editor. I've worked on music scores for dozens of feature films, including Ice Age, Collateral, and The Spirit.
  • Alessandro Ratoci

    AVID will have no money from me until they fix Sibelius

    • Finale is calling your name with loving, open arms.

      • Alessandro Ratoci

        I wanted to move on something better, not worst 😀
        Let’s hope in the London guys with Japan/German capitals…

  • Lizardpoint

    Can I use the new Pro Tools Dock along side my existing Artist Series controllers?

  • Ezra Savadious

    What the!!!??? WOW