Burlington, MA (May 29, 2013)—Breaking from its longstanding Venue series, Avid has introduced its new Avid S3L, a modular, networked live system based around an HDX-powered mix engine running Venue software and AAX DSP plug-ins, a scalable remote I/O, a compact EUCON-enabled control surface, and Pro Tools software for integrated live sound mixing and recording.
“Avid S3L delivers all of the renowned qualities that Avid live sound users have come to rely on in an all-new networked architecture,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Services at Avid. “This innovative system provides our customers with unmatched openness, flexibility, and efficiency to deliver their best sounding mixes anywhere, now and in the future, with uncompromising reliability and performance.”
Focused on creating a streamlined networked design that would simplify system set-up and configuration via drag-and-drop functionality, Avid intends the compact system to be used for tours or corporate/industrial work, as well as installs in HOWs, clubs and so forth. Since the system will sport Venue software, the S3L will have complete Venue show file compatibility with all Avid live systems.
The S3L System will be available in a variety of configurations for different I/O needs, from 16 to 64 inputs. All systems will include the S3 control surface; E3 engine; up to four Stage 16 remote I/O boxes (64 inputs); Venue and Pro Tools software, as well as a plug-in bundle; cables, accessories and guides. Key to the S3L is the HDX-powered floating-point mix engine, as well as its fault-tolerant Gigabit Ethernet network, which will be able to connect all devices using open AVB Ethernet and EUCON standards. Sporting a small footprint, the modular system reportedly takes up little space, and the S3 control surface will double as a EUCON controller, allowing users to run Pro Tools or another DAW. The system will be able to handle up to 64 channels of direct recording/playback through a laptop Ethernet port.
Avid S3L will be available at Avid resellers worldwide in Q3, starting at $17,995.