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How to control Avid Media Composer’s Audio Mixer in real-time with an iPad

I saw a request on Facebook or Twitter for a tutorial about the Avid Mixer. What does LIVE MODE do?

That got me thinking that I miss having a control device – like an Avid Artist Mix. I’d done an old tutorial showing how the iPad could control the color trackballs on some color grading software, and thought that there must be something like that for audio.

Well, there is. You can download the PT Control (ProTools) app from the iPad/iTunes App store and connect it via WiFi to your Avid Media Composer and – using the multi-touch capabilities of the iPad – control faders on an iPad that control levels inside of Avid’s audio mixer.

Let me know what you think.

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Steve Hullfish has been producing and editing award-winning television since the mid-1980s. He has written six books, and edited four theatrical feature films (including two Number One New Movies in the US). He has lectured…

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Thanks for the tutorial!
Is it possible to use other controllers than the ipad?
I’d like to control the mixer with a midi controller for example, been wanting to do that for years.

Thanks – Olaf


Nice! Any android app that does the job? Thanks!

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Thanks Steve. I’m thinking about using this on my next show. Is the audio talking about Marianna?