Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 15, 2014)—Avid announced its new Avid Venue | S3L-X compact live sound system at IBC.
Like S3L, S3L-X is a scalable, Ethernet AVB-networked modular system that lets users you mix and record live shows, but now the same I/O can be shared across multiple S3L-X Systems, with full automatic gain compensation. The desk can double as a mobile recording/mixing studio using just the Venue | S3 surface and Pro Tools on a laptop.
The system offers 64-bit AAX DSP plug-in support, provides 16–64 mic press and sports two-times more RAM than the original S3L. With support for 64-bit AAX DSP plug-ins, plus the open EUCON and Ethernet AVB network protocols, Avid Venue | S3L-X provides compatibility with a variety of Avid and third-party products.
“Live sound professionals face tight budgets, pressure to get more value from their assets, and a multitude of technology choices,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Technology at Avid. “When we first introduced the S3L, our customers immediately embraced it at major festivals, clubs, and tours for its sheer sound quality, power, and mixing creativity. Now with the Avid Venue | S3L-X, we’re enabling them to use one system for both live sound performance and mixing down final assets to monetize.”
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.