Avid Pro Tools Dock EuCon-Aware Control Surface for iPad

Pop your iPad in Avid's Pro Tools Dock and gain control of your DAW with transport buttons, touchstrips, soft keys, an aluminum jog wheel and channel fader.
Pro Tools Dock is based on the advanced touchscreen workflows of the award-winning Pro Tools S6 and hybrid touchscreen/hardware control of the bestselling Artist Control surface. Working together with your own iPad running the free Pro Tools Control iOS app, Pro Tools Dock provides intelligent, customizable, and versatile studio control -- all from a single portable and affordable ergonomic surface. Navigate large projects quickly and access any track instantly on the iPad touchscreen. Work with your favorite EUCON-enabled DAWs and video editing tools, including Pro Tools, Media Composer, Logic Pro X, Cubase, and Nuendo. And get the tactile precision you need to focus on your mix with your ears -- not your eyes -- to create better sounding mixes faster. And when paired with Pro Tools S3, you gain new timesaving touch workflows, the ability to navigate large sessions more easily, and customizable control. It's ideal for mixing music and post projects in smaller spaces -- and smaller budgets.

Take a tour of the Pro Tools Dock in this video from Avid:


Get extensive touchscreen control

Pro Tools Dock easily connects with your own iPad and Avid's free Pro Tools Control iOS app, providing intelligent control of your audio and video projects. The app offers a host of touch controls and visual feedback to speed up your efficiency. Plus, you can navigate huge sessions with speed and ease using the Universe Scroller. And bring the channels you're looking for quickly to the surface through read more color-coded tiles in Tracks view.

Enhance your existing workflow with EUCON

Why change the tools you love when choosing a control surface? Pro Tools Dock respects the choices you make. That's because it features EUCON, a high-speed Ethernet-based technology that enables the hardware to communicate directly with EUCON-enabled applications. That means you can work on a Pro Tools project, then switch to Logic Pro X, Cubase, Media Composer, and other audio and video software -- in sequence or in parallel -- in seconds.

Get deep Pro Tools integration

When paired with Pro Tools, the Dock becomes an extension of your software. Access hundreds of key commands, shortcuts, and UI elements without clicking a mouse. Record, edit, mix, and automate tracks right from the surface. Adjust EQ, dynamics, plug-ins, and other parameters. Get dedicated access to advanced automation modes. And create custom Soft Keys to perform practically any Pro Tools function, or recall layouts to the surface, with a single button press.

Bring enhanced touch workflows to Pro Tools S3

Pair Pro Tools Dock with a Pro Tools S3 control surface and you'll gain even more timesaving workflows. View and access any track instantly through the touchscreen. Customize and recall layouts to jump right into a track set or workflow quickly. Trigger frequently performed functions and macros with dedicated Soft Keys as you continue mixing on S3. And view tons of additional visual feedback to enhance your mixing experience.

Adjust Parameters With A Twist

The Dock provides eight push-top, touch-sensitive Soft Knobs that interact with whatever knob set you've chosen in the Pro Tools Control app. Select an EQ, plug-in, send, pan, or other item, and all parameters instantly map to the knobs for tweaking. And because you're making adjustments with physical controls, you don't have to focus on your computer screen and can instead really listen to how your adjustments impact your mix.

Speed Up Tasks with Soft Keys

You can click-click-click your way through frequently performed editing and mixing tasks. Or you can assign the 16 Soft Keys to do the dirty work for you. Trigger menu commands and other software functions and recall layouts at the press of a button. Or adapt the Dock to your unique workflow by programming macros to perform more complex tasks.

Navigate Your Project Your Way

Quickly access any channel in Tracks or Universe view -- no matter how huge the session. Get full transport controls, plus an alternate Shift layer to access commands such as back + play and pre/post roll on or off. Use the assignable weighted jog wheel and right-side switches to jog, shuttle, zoom, bank, switch workstations, and more. And scroll through projects or perform custom tasks with the two programmable Touch strips.

Get Your Hands On Important Channels

You can work with multiple tracks in Pro Tools Control. But when you need to focus on a specific track--or want more tactile precision--a single "attention" channel awaits. Select any track from the touchscreen and the channel maps directly to the Dock's surface controls. Adjust levels with the touch-sensitive, motorized fader. Select, record-enable, solo, and mute the track. And keep an eye on your levels with the 10-segment meter.

Automate Tracks with Ease

With 12 dedicated automation switches, you can toggle modes and write automation directly from the surface.
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Minimum System Requirements:

Mac:
- OS X 10.10.5 or higher
- Processor: Intel
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Hard disk space: 500 MB available
- Ethernet port: 10/100 Base-T

Windows:
- Windows 8, Windows 10
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Hard disk space: 500 MB available
- Ethernet port: 10/100 Base-T

iPad:
- iOS 9.3.1 or higher
- Model: iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4. Please note that iPad Pro (12.9-inch) is not currently supported.

Hardware Specifications:

- Channel strips/faders: 1 "attention" channel with a touch-sensitive, motorized fader
Encoders: 9 total (8 push-top, touch-sensitive channel control encoders; 1 monitoring control encoder)
Metering: 10-segment meter with pre- and post-fade metering options
Navigation: Jog wheel with full transport control section
Additional controls: 32 hardware buttons for various mode selection functions, 2 programmable touch strips, 16 programmable Soft Keys
Ancillary I/O: 1 USB 2.0 port (for charging iPad), 1 footswitch port (1/4-inch TRS), 1 Ethernet port, Kensington lock slot
Front height: 1 inch (2.7 cm)
Rear height (with knobs): 5.4 inches (13.8 cm)
Width: 13.9 inches (35.2 cm)
Depth: 14.1 inches (35.9 cm)
Weight: 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)

Qualified Software:

- Avid Pro Tools 12.5 and higher
- Avid Pro Tools | HD 12.5 and higher
- Apple Logic Pro X
- Steinberg Cubase 8.5 and higher
- Steinberg Nuendo 7 and higher

*The software above has been fully tested to support Pro Tools | Dock. However, you can use other EUCON-enabled audio and video software with the surface, though no other titles have been qualified at this time. Please also note that the Channel view in the Pro Tools | Control app is supported only when using Pro Tools or Pro Tools | HD.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 9.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 18 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ADV PROTOOLSDOCK
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 888-456-3444