Las Vegas, NV (April 13, 2015)—Avid has introduced a new flagship live sound mixing system, dubbed the Venue S6L—a modular, scalable, touchscreen-based interface that, as might be expected, offers tight integration with the company’s Pro Tools DAW and MediaCentral management/distribution platform. The new mixing system is based around the E6L live sound engine, designed to handle large channel and plug-in counts while providing low latency and 96 Hz processing.
The new system is based around a number of varied components, allowing users to build configurations that best fit their needs. The S6L control surface features high-resolution, daylight-visible touchscreens and OLED displays, and comes in three versions, starting with the flagship S6L-32D, which provides 32 + 2 faders, 96 assignable knobs, an integrated Master Touchscreen, and three integrated Channel Touch Modules. The next model, the S6L-24D, offers 24 + 2 faders, 64 assignable knobs, an integrated Master Touchscreen, and a pair of integrated Channel Touch Modules. Finally, the S6L-24 fields 24 + 2 faders, 64 assignable knobs and an integrated Master Touchscreen.
Meanwhile, the VENUE | E6L engine will be available in two configurations—the E6L-192, which offers 192 processing channels, 96 mix busses + LCR, and the E6L-144, providing 144 processing channels, 64 mix busses + LCR. Tying all this to the stage will be the Stage 64 I/O rack; users can use multiple Stage 64 racks with Venue S6L, with a choice of analog, digital, and networking options, including Ethernet AVB, Dante, MADI, Thunderbolt and more via option cards.
Avid has begun taking pre-orders for the S6L, which will ship in Q3 2015.