On September 11, 2014, at the IBC show in Hall 7, Booth #J20, Avid announced the Avid VENUE | S3L-X compact live sound system, which enables engineers to mix and record live shows with power and efficiency, and create new material or mix down live recordings for commercial purposes.
When used together, Avid VENUE | S3L-X and Pro Tools | Software—both part of the Avid Artist Suite of solutions and powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform—deliver a streamlined, economical and tightly integrated approach to mixing and recording live productions.
The system offers expanded networking, control and processing to meet a range of live performance demands. Customers can reduce complexity and cost by sharing the same I/O across multiple S3L-X Systems, with full automatic gain compensation. With support for 64-bit AAX DSP plug-ins, plus the open EUCON and Ethernet AVB network protocols, Avid VENUE | S3L-X ensures compatibility with a variety of Avid and third-party products—now and in the future.
Avid VENUE | S3L-X features new VENUE 4.5 software, records directly to Pro Tools (or another DAW) through a laptop Ethernet connection and offers 64-bit AAX DSP plug-in support. It allows live sound professionals to share the same I/O across two or more Avid S3L-X Systems, with complete auto gain compensation, as well as mix DAW sessions using Avid S3 as a stand-alone mixing surface and 4x6 audio interface. The scalable modular system can accommodate any size performance, from 16 to 64 mic preamps and offers a high-output, low-noise headphone amp. It promises exceptional sound quality, plus reliable Ethernet AVB connectivity, without the cable bulk. S3L-X has 2x more RAM compared to Avid S3L
Avid VENUE | S3L-X will be available early Q4 2014 through Avid resellers worldwide. VENUE 4.5 software upgrade will be available in late Q3 2014 to current S3L System customers.