Avid has announced Windows 7 support for its Artist Series products.

Offering audio customers more options to create flexible, open workflows powered by Avid’s EUCON™ open Ethernet control protocol, Avid® today announced that Avid MC Control v2, MC Mix and MC Transport controllers support the Windows 7 operating system (OS). Now, professionals using Windows-based audio applications that support EUCON, including Pro Tools®, Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk SONAR, Merging Pyramix, MAGIX Sequoia, and others, can work faster and more intuitively using Artist Series solutions—which offer highly responsive control over software functions, and a tightly connected experience in which the control surface acts and feels like a physical extension of their software.

EUCON is an open, high-speed Ethernet control protocol that allows Avid Artist and Pro Series controllers and consoles to connect to a variety of third party creative audio and video software solutions, making it possible for users to easily switch between multiple applications and workstations, resulting in a more efficient and cost-effective content creation process. Many of the world’s leading software companies have adopted EUCON as a standard for developing and tailoring open implementations that best suit the workflow needs of their customers. Today’s announcement further supports Avid’s commitment to driving openness across the industry.

Windows support will be available to all customers via free download on the Avid website in late January.

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