Avid has announced the availability of key updates to its professional mixing solutions that form part of the Avid Artist Suite of creative tools for audio, video and live sound production. The new versions of Pro Tools S6 and System 5 are designed to deliver streamlined workflows and increase efficiency.
The System 5 version 6.0 software update provides full support for and integration with Dolby Atmos. It includes support for: 9.1 panning of bed channels; integrated monitor control of the Dolby Rendering and Mastering Unit (RMU); and object metadata panning either direct from the console or through plug-in control. It also boasts direct Atmos plug-in control in Pro Tools from System 5, and deeper integration with EUCON control including VCA Spill and automation control.
Pro Tools S6 software version 1.2 now delivers more flexible workflows that pro mixers have asked for, the company claims, with new features including: Multi-Workstation Layouts – the ability to map channels onto the surface from any of EUCONTM-connected DAW – side by side; VCA Spill – ability to spill VCA slaves onto the surface from a VCA master to access and update as necessary; and Audio Editing from an S6 Channelstrip.
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.