Written by Guitar Chalk Editorial
The Avid S1 is a compact and simplified DAW controller for programs like Logic and Pro Tools.
It's part of a series of control surfaces by Avid that make up some of the most comprehensive and capable systems available for small recording studios. The S1 is the smallest of this series and compatible with iPad and Android tablets.
In this article, we're going to look at the dimensions of the Avid S1, to see how big it is and where it might fit in your desktop setup.
Let's start with a quick product comparison.
Compare Avid Units
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Avid S1 EUCON Controller
Avid S4 8-Channel Controller
Avid S4 16-Channel Controller
Avid S1 Dimensions
The Avid S1 dimensions are as follows:
- Width: 12.3"
- Depth: 14.9"
- Height: 1.2" - 3.8"
Dimensions with iPad
Obviously the addition of a tablet, which the Avid S1 is made to accommodate, makes the height of the unit considerably more, at least on the thicker end.
Here's an image of the Avid S1 with an iPad attached:
This makes the unit somewhere between six and eight inches high and 16-17 inches deep.
- Width: 12.3"
- About: 17"
- About: 8"
Here's the angle you'd be working with to attach the iPad:
You can see this also makes the S1 a bit deeper.
Compared to the Avid S4
At roughly one foot wide, the Avid S1 is far smaller than its three, four, and five foot Avid S4 cousins.
- Avid S4 8-Channel Configurations: 3 foot frame width
- Avid S4 16-Channel Configuration: 4 foot frame width
- Avid S4 24-Channel Configuration: 5 foot frame width
- Avid S1 Controller: 12.3 inches wide
You can checkout more Avid S4 dimensions here.
Much of the functionality of the larger unit is paired down and condensed into the relatively small S1.
You can connect up to four Avid S1 controllers together for more expansive DAW control, adding 12.3" of width for each S1 added.
The simple answer is that the Avid S1 is about one foot wide, though as you can see there's a little more to the story. It depends on whether you use an iPad or not, and whether you're planning to scale the setup. We like the S1 for the far cheaper price and the smaller side that makes it an easy fit for most desktops, small studios, and offices.
Do you have questions about the Avid S1 dimensions?
If so, we'd recommend checking out the Sweetwater entry and/or the Avid product page for the S1 linked below.
Otherwise, feel free to drop a question in the comments section below and we'll help you out as best we can.