Avid VENUE Software Update Delivers Greater I/O Flexibility for Avid VENUE | S6L

Avid VENUE Software Update Delivers Greater I/O Flexibility for Avid VENUE | S6L


The latest software update for Avid VENUE | S6L introduces support for the Avid Stage 16 Remote I/O box in addition to new control surface capabilities, giving live sound engineers even greater flexibility and efficiency

Burlington MA, June 29, 2017 – Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID), a game-changing global media technology provider for media asset creation, distribution and optimization, today announced the availability ofAvid VENUE™ 5.5, a new software update for the Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system. Updates in Avid VENUE Software include support for the Avid Stage 16 Remote I/O box for S6L and new control surface capabilities. As the perfect front-end to the MediaCentral® Platform – the most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media – Avid VENUE | S6L with the new Avid VENUE Software update gives customers greater flexibility to take on the biggest live sound productions and to mix more efficiently.


As part of its commitment to bring the most comprehensive tools and solutions to its preeminent live sound user community, Avid continues to add significant functionality to its flagship live sound system. Previously available for use solely with Avid VENUE | S3L-X systems, the Stage 16 Remote I/O box is now supported for use with Avid VENUE | S6L systems running Avid VENUE 5.5. This enables engineers to use Avid Stage 16 Remote I/O boxes in addition to the Stage 64 rack to deliver greater networked I/O distribution flexibility. Each Stage 16 box provides 16 analog inputs, eight analog outputs, and four digital outputs, making it an ideal compact solution for expanding or distributing I/O across any performance space. Up to four Stage 16s and two Stage 64s can be used simultaneously to support up to 192 analog inputs. Additionally, Avid VENUE 5.5 adds a Meters view and System and Troubleshooting buttons on the Master Touch Screen for all three control surface configurations. This feature provides users with a continuous view of channel metering across all S6L console screens as well as quick access to run system tests and more, directly from the control surface.


Avid VENUE | S6L is a fully modular, flexible live sound mixing system that delivers best-in-class functionality for a range of live sound mixing applications, including front-of-house, monitor, broadcast, theater, and more. Offering unprecedented processing capabilities—with over 300 processing channels—S6L delivers unrelenting performance and reliability through its advanced engine design, backed up by modern touchscreen workflows and the scalability to easily handle large, complex tours and events. Like all Avid VENUE systems, S6L provides seamless Avid Pro Tools® integration and on-board industry-standard plug-ins, with higher track counts and more processing power than ever before. With a comprehensive array of network and I/O offerings, users can easily configure the system to meet the demands of any type of show.


Avid VENUE 5.5 Software works with Avid VENUE | S6L systems exclusively and will be made available to download at no charge for all Avid VENUE | S6L customers with a valid Avid Advantage Elite Live support contract. For more information, visit http://www.avid.com/products/venue-s6l-system.


Note to editors
Avid VENUE 5.5 Software updates enable users to:
  • Expand the I/O complement of Avid VENUE | S6L with the compact Avid Stage 16 Remote I/O box:
    • Connect up to four Stage 16 devices to S6L in addition to two Stage 64 I/O racks
    • Get full support for Avid’s I/O sharing with True Gain functionality with Stage 16 in S6LSupport Stage 16 at 96kHz with S6L and integrate it into the network infrastructure of S6L, allowing Stage 16 and Stage 64 to exist on the same AVB ring
  • Enjoy improved metering and faster access to key system commands from the Master Touch Screen (MTS)
    • Use Meters view as well as System and Troubleshooting buttons (shutdown, info, update, lock, clear console, run system test) on the MTS for all three control surface configurations
About Avid

Through Avid Everywhere™Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption. Avid’s preeminent customer community uses Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world—from prestigious and award-winning feature films, to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts. With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avid’s industry-leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, Avid NEXIS®, Interplay®, ProSet™ and RealSet™, Maestro™, PlayMaker™, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube,  LinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

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