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Compact control surface for color grading apps (formerly Euphonix MC Color)

Artist Color


When it comes to color grading, using a mouse can leave you seeing red—literally. With the compact, ergonomic Artist Color, you gain deep hands-on control to get the look you're after—with great precision and speed. Whether you use Color, Smoke for Mac, STORM, or REDCINE-X, you get the superior feel and control of high-end grading hardware at a fraction of the cost, plus unparalleled access to all software color functions. And with programmable Soft Keys, you can customize the surface to speed your workflow.

Artist Color features EUCON (Extended User Control), a high-speed open control protocol that has been adopted by many of the world’s leading software developers. Apple Color, Autodesk Smoke, RED REDCINE-X, The Foundry STORM, and other applications support EUCON™, giving you highly responsive control over almost all software functions. You gain a tightly connected experience in which the control surface acts and feels like a physical extension of your software.

Key Features

* 3 optical, high-resolution trackballs
* 3 optical, high-resolution trackwheels
* 6 touch-sensitive rotary encoders
* 6 high-resolution OLED displays
* 9 programmable Soft Keys to trigger keyboard shortcuts, macro commands, and more
* Transport and navigation controls
* Ethernet connectivity for high-speed, high-resolution control
* Supports EUCON, HUI, and Mackie Control protocols
* Controls multiple applications and workstations
* Slim, compact design for easy studio integration and portability

Key Features

Artist Color

* OLED Displays (6)
* Touch-Sensitive Rotary Encoders (6)
* Page Buttons
* Application/Workstation Change
* Soft Keys (9)
* Reset Keys (6)
* NAV Key
* Trackballs and Trackwheels (3)
* Transport and Navigation Controls
* Copy/Paste Grade Buttons
* Bank Buttons

Take control with EUCON

With Artist Color, you gain deep, integrated control over your favorite EUCON-enabled creative applications. EUCON carries high-resolution control information for trackballs, trackwheels, knobs, displays, and more between Artist Color and whatever application is in focus on your computer. This enables you to quickly switch between multiple applications—and even workstations—at the touch of a button, with all controls and displays automatically matching the selected application.

High-resolution, high-speed control

With 8x the resolution and 250x the speed of MIDI, EUCON gives you powerful, highly responsive tactile control that feels like working on a high-end grading system.

Work with multiple applications

Speed up modern, multi-app workflows. With Artist Color, you can switch applications directly from the surface, and all controls and displays will instantly match your current application.

Control multiple workstations

Access any workstation running EUCON-enabled software on your extended network, with keyboard and mouse commands automatically forwarded to the selected workstation—ideal for multi-workstation workflows and facilities with machine rooms.

Customize for your needs

Connect multiple Artist Series controllers to function as one extended control surface—or use them independently. You can even customize the controls to meet your needs, such as setting the control sensitivity and more.

Future proof

Avid and its development partners continue to develop EUCON, making it easy to add new features and functionality for your favorite software through software updates. EUCON even supports HUI and Mackie Control protocols for even greater flexibility with other creative apps.

Get precision control

With three highly responsive optical trackballs and trackwheels at your fingertips, you get the same tactile feedback and precision usually found on only high-end color grading solutions. You can even toggle the center trackball on the fly to work as a mouse—your hands never have to leave the surface during grading. You can also adjust the control sensitivity directly from the surface to suit your preferences.

View feedback in high-resolution

Easily view parameter names and values on the six 128 x 64-pixel OLED displays as you make changes with the trackballs, trackwheels, and six encoders. These displays also show you room or view names when in NAV Mode.

Control playback with ease

Play, stop, go forward or backward, jump to the next clip or previous clip, and more using dedicated transport controls that provide effortless project navigation. You can also use the Soft Keys to trigger additional transport and navigation functions for even greater flexibility in editing and navigating your project.

Customize your control surface

Because Artist Series controllers are modular, you can combine them in a variety of configurations to suit your workflow. Customize your Artist Series system with up to one Artist Control, four Artist Mixes, one Artist Transport, and one Artist Color for total flexibility. Simply clip the units together to form a seamless surface—or use them separately—as each has its own Ethernet connection.