Digidesign announced that its VENUE live sound environment is now shipping. Basic VENUE systems start at $55,000 and expanded configurations come with up to $10,000 in TDM effects processing plug-ins for free.
VENUE was specifically developed to meet the specialized requirements of modern sound reinforcement. Input was gathered from a wide variety of seasoned live sound professionals and VENUE was rigorously road-tested on a variety of tours.
Testimony by engineers using VENUE on the road include Dave Skaff, a longtime mixing engineer who has worked with Alicia Keys, Shania Twain, U2 and many others. Says Skaff, “VENUE is the missing link in the evolution from analog to digital live mixing consoles. It has the sound and feel of your favorite analog console, along with reliable digital control, ease of use, powerful plug-ins and Pro Tools compatibility.”
“Digidesign’s VENUE pushes state-of-the-art technology to a new level with sonic superiority and plug-in options,” states Michael Prowda, David Bowie’s long-standing monitor engineer who is currently working with Nine Inch Nails.
“Mixing on VENUE has been the best mix experience in my 22-year career,” exclaims Doug Nightwine, front-of-house engineer for Joe Satriani. “It sounds fat and punchy. Then there’s the plug-ins: I mean, come on, game over!”
“I am amazed by the power and flexibility of Venue,” says Dave Haines, front-of-house engineer for the Black Eyed Peas. “I learned how to use the system in less than two hours, and our show ran flawlessly and sounded great!”
For more information about VENUE live sound systems and plug-in bundles, visit www.digidesign.com/venue.