Avid has upgraded its audio software in a bid to give its customers more options to create “flexible, open workflows”.

The firm’s MC Control v2, a desktop controller for audio and video manipulation, and its MC Mix and MC Transport controllers now support Microsoft’s Windows 7.

The upgrade will apply to Windows-based audio applications that support Eucon (extended user control), including Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk Sonar, Merging Pyramix and Magix Sequoia.

“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.

This makes it possible for users to easily switch between multiple applications and work stations, resulting in a more efficient and cost-effective content creation process,” the tech firm said.

Windows support will be available via free download on the Avid website from later this month.