Avid announced that the NewTek TriCaster 8000 now supports Avid’s EUCON protocol, enabling content creators to use Avid Artist Mix to take deep, hands-on control over the audio features of NewTek’s live production system.
The portable Artist Mix control surface can be used standalone or in tandem with the TriCaster 8000 control surface to provide operators with highly responsive control over fader levels and panning.
EUCON is Avid’s open, high-speed Ethernet control protocol that enables the Avid Artist Series and other EUCON-enabled Avid consoles and control surfaces to connect to and communicate with a variety of third-party creative audio and video software systems. This integration enables engineers, editors and mixers to take hands-on control over a wide variety of features across multiple applications and workstations.
EUCON is currently supported by a wide cross section of Mac- and Windows-based applications from companies such as Adobe, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Digital Vision and Steinberg.
“Today’s announcement marks another milestone in Avid’s progress to develop partnerships across the industry and grow an open ecosystem of third-party workflows based around the EUCON protocol,” said Martin Kloiber, vice president of products and solutions at Avid.
“It’s our goal to provide our users with the flexibility to develop a workflow that is perfect for them,” said Andrew Cross, CTO of NewTek. “That’s why we chose to implement the Avid Artist Mix audio control surface for the TriCaster 8000. Using Avid EUCON technology, we are able to provide complex secondary audio control – including fader volume, solo, mute, panning, and balance of audio sources – along with mixer presets and audio monitoring. It’s an ideal complement to a TriCaster system.”