Meet the VENUE | S6L
The next stage in live sound
Mix and record live productions of any size with ease. Avid VENUE | S6L delivers the unmatched processing power and sound clarity artists and engineers rely on to present the best show possible. From direct AAX and Waves plugin support, 128 tracks of Pro Tools recording, and intelligent touchscreen workflows, to full system modularity and 300+ processing channels, S6L gives you the mixing efficiency and flexibility you need to meet the demands of any gig. And with its newly expanded line of control surface, engine, and I/O options, it’s easy to configure and scale the perfect system for any live sound application.
From small club tours and regional shows, to large concert arenas, festivals, and broadcast events, VENUE | S6L provides the sheer power, unsurpassed sound quality, and proven reliability you need, whether you’re mixing front of house, monitors, or in the remote truck. It supports over 300 processing channels, up to 192 mic inputs, dozens of monitor mixes, and I/O sharing, enabling a single S6L system to support multiple mix engineers working with multiple artists across multiple stages. And it delivers the sound clarity, warmth, operational familiarity, and ease for which VENUE is known, making it easy for live sound engineers to simply plug in their show files to get up and running quickly.
House of worship
S6L brings sonic clarity to services, ensuring that every word is heard. It offers intuitive workflows, snapshot automation, and fully recallable settings, enabling you to switch between sermons, choir performances, and drama presentations with speed and ease. The system also opens up new outreach opportunities, enabling you to record services with Pro Tools and make the audio available to the congregation through the church website or social media. And because it runs on easy-to-use VENUE software, staff and volunteers who already know VENUE will feel right at home mixing on S6L.
S6L makes mixing even the largest, most complex stage productions easy. Stay on top of every performer, act, and scene with high-efficiency workflows that take the stress out of mixing live theater. Take control of over 300 processing channels and put an end to worrying about channel counts. Enable two engineers to mix on the same surface with advanced dual operator workflows. Quickly recall and change mix settings on a per-song or per-scene basis with up to 999 snapshots—all of which can be triggered remotely using the free VENUE | Function Pad iOS app. And with customizable layouts, you can quickly access and control any performer on any channel, without having to bank through multiple layers to reach it. Company confidential 2
Tradeshows, conferences, product rollouts, and other corporate events can be unpredictable, but S6L comes through to help you inform and entertain your audience. With its modular design, plus wide variety of input and output option cards available, S6L makes it easy to ramp up or scale back the I/O for the event at hand. Connect a laptop with Pro Tools or a mobile device to play background or walk-on music—you can even record your entire presentation or event in Pro Tools for archive or other future use.
Do more with a single solution
When it comes to mixing live sound, efficiency, sound clarity, and reliability are of critical importance. Avid VENUE | S6L is the industry’s only live sound system that offers 100% software, hardware, and show file compatibility and interoperability across the entire line. It’s also the only system that offers direct Waves and AAX plugin control from the console to elevate mixes and 128 tracks of built-in Pro Tools recording/playback with Virtual Soundcheck, saving hours of prep time. Plus, you get three years of 24×7 priority support to ensure the show always goes on.
Meet any live sound challenge
Avid VENUE | S6L delivers unrelenting performance through its advanced engine design and intelligent workflows to handle any live production. Its modularity and unmatched flexibility make it easy to scale a system with the control surface, processing power, I/O, and networking options— including AVB, Dante, and MADI—you need to meet the demands of any live sound application. You can even share I/O across multiple systems, providing more workflow possibilities while cutting costs.
Mix and record high-quality audio
With its premium-grade architecture, audio engine, and high-performance preamps, S6L delivers incredible clarity, warmth, and presence throughout the signal path. It also provides the most integrated, cost-effective, and redundant Pro Tools recording workflow, eliminating the need for expensive audio interfaces. And it supports the same audio plugins and emulations of prized outboard gear used in countless recordings, so you can easily re-create the sound of the studio— live.
Pump up performances with massive power
From large concert tours and Broadway shows, to smaller club and corporate events, today’s stage productions are more complex than ever. That’s why we designed a groundbreaking engine for S6L—the VENUE | E6L—which combines two powerhouse technologies that work in concert together. With a state-of-the-art real-time processing engine and dedicated DSP plugin processing, you get unrivaled processing capabilities to handle an extraordinary number of channels—without the complication or stress.