Avid have announced the release of EUCON 2018.3 software update (formerly called “EUCON 3.8”). Announced alongside Pro Tools 2018.3, this new EUCON update not only brings a number of major features to the Pro Tools | S6 control surface, but also includes new functionality and stability fixes across all EUCON-enabled control surfaces. Plus, it also include a new Unified Workstation software installer. Let's take a look at some of the the key features in EUCON 2018.3 Update
The EUCON 2018.3 software update includes:
- The ability to connect the Pro Tools | Control App to S6 Control Surface
- Multi Workstation Softkey Macros for S6 that enable instantaneous control over multiple DAW’s
- New Unified Workstation Installer increasing reliability and efficiency
- Ability to save and load user Softkey Appsets from EuControl
- Performance enhancements to S6, particularly Layout Recall speed
- Flexible Auto Insert EQ and Dyn and Cycling preferences in Pro Tools
- Pro Tools | Dock Knob acceleration and automation record feedback
- Meters on S6 Expand Faders
- Numerous bug fixes
Unified Workstation InstallerContinuing the merge of the different EUCON teams and Products that has already shown great improvements in efficiency, reliability and feature commonality during 2017. EUCON 2018.3 (also referenced as “v18.3”) introduces a single streamlined Unified Workstation Installer that prevents incompatible versions, stale preference files and several other issues. This release now follows the new Avid versioning of year and month (in the case of this release, “2018” for year and “.3” for the month of release). This new versioning scheme matches the versioning for Pro Tools and other Avid software.
iPad Pro Tools | Control App on S6S6 customers can now connect and use the iPad Control App with S6. Using the Pro Tools | Control app has many uses when used in conjunction with S6, from providing an extra set of Softkeys, to offering Transport Control and remote recording and monitor cue mixing. The new unified installer make setup a breeze.
Multiple DAW Softkey Macros for S6If you work with multiple DAW’s connected to your S6, then you will find the new Multi DAW Softkey Macros a major workflow enhancement. Any combinations of commands and feedback can be sent to all your connected DAW’s simultaneously. Matching out of Automation across multiple DAWs is now possible. For example, you could match out on DAW’s 1 to 3, punch out of record on DAW 4, and save on all four DAW’s with a single Softkey press.
Availability and installationEUCON 2018.3 is available now for download. To install the EUCON 2018.3 software update on S6, your console needs to be on a current Avid Support Plan. Your console came with 1 year of Avid Advantage ExpertPlus support with Hardware Coverage so please check your support plan expiration date. There are several options for renewing coverage (even if your plan has recently expired). Contact your RSPE sales engineer for more information.
For S3, Dock, and Pro Tools | Control customers, simply log in to your Avid Account to download the new software. For Artist Series controllers, log in to the My Artist portal to download the new software.