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Avid VENUE 5.3 Software for VENUE | S6L

Enhancements include 128-track Pro Tools recording and MADI support, offering flexibility and efficiency for live sound engineers.

Avid in Burlington, Mass., announces a new version of Avid VENUE software for its Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system. Customers with a valid Avid support plan can download VENUE 5.3 software from their Avid Account free of charge. VENUE 5.3 software gives engineers the ability to record and play back up to 128 tracks to and from Pro Tools over Ethernet AVB with no separate interface required, allowing live sound engineers to record and playback performances for archiving and performing Virtual Soundchecks.

VENUE 5.3 expands S6L’s user-definable fader layouts feature, enabling users to create and recall up to 24 custom fader layouts directly from the control surface. Engineers can assign inputs, outputs, VCAs and groups to any fader and instantly recall them with the push of a button, allowing the creation of custom layouts for all key workflows to keep the most critical channels at their fingertips for maximum flexibility. Another control surface enhancement in VENUE 5.3 is Matrix Spill, which provides quick control of the members of each matrix using the faders.

VENUE 5.3 also supports the new MADI-192 MADI Option Card that offers bi-directional MADI connectivity to a host of industry devices, including Waves SoundGrid systems. Engineers can now run Wave plug-ins alongside VENUE | S6L’s onboard AAX DSP plug-ins for sound processing power and flexibility.

VENUE | S6L is a fully modular, scalable 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. Featuring modern, touchscreen workflows and the industry’s most advanced live sound engine, VENUE | S6L offers unprecedented power to easily handle large, complex tours and events. With tight integration with industry-standard Pro Tools, VENUE | S6L functions as the front-end to Avid’s MediaCentral Platform.

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