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Avid VENUE 5.4 for Avid VENUE

S6L streamlines and accelerates workflows for the most complex theater and other live sound productions.

Avid recently announced the availability of a new version of Avid VENUE™ Software for its award-winning Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system. Building on Avid VENUE | S6L’s success in the theater market, Avid has delivered a host of new workflows and capabilities powered by the MediaCentral® Platform to help sound designers and operators take on the world’s biggest and most complex theater and other live sound productions.

Theater productions are extremely complex, requiring extensive programming of scenes. Based on feedback from Avid’s respected community of leading theater sound designers, operators and system integrators, Avid VENUE 5.4 software delivers a host of updates to the Avid VENUE Snapshot and Events architecture that streamline, accelerate and enhance the programming of theater productions.

Updates to Avid VENUE | S6L’s Snapshot architecture enable sound designers to significantly streamline, speed up and enhance the programming of theater productions. Avid VENUE 5.4 also adds functionality to enable programming and workflows that were previously time intensive, and in some cases, impossible.

Enhancements to Avid VENUE’s Snapshots system include new momentary (non-sequential) snapshots, snapshot groups, and parent/child snapshots, and aux sends (up to 96) can be added to the snapshot Scope. Events updates give sound designers and engineers much greater flexibility to trigger events via external MIDI commands, LTC/MTC timecode values, the channel color and X&Y switches on the control surface, meter levels, and more, making almost all parameters available as triggers and actions. These enhancements are extremely powerful tools to program not only theater productions, but also other complex live sound productions.

Avid VENUE 5.4 also allows users to freely assign outputs between networked S6L systems sharing I/O for better collaborative flexibility, enabling engineers to assign Stage 64 outputs per output card instead of having to assign a Stage 64 entirely to one S6L system or another. This significantly improves the versatility and application of a shared I/O S6L system, for example where a FOH engineer needs dedicated control of a set of outputs that are feeding a PA system, while the rest of the outputs are controlled by a monitor engineer feeding in-ears, monitor wedges, etc.

“These latest innovations to Avid’s VENUE Software are part of Avid’s commitment to providing the most advanced tools and workflow solutions for our esteemed community of live sound customers,” said Dana Ruzicka, Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Avid. “With Avid VENUE | S6L’s growing success in the theater market, Avid VENUE 5.4 Software gives sound engineers the speed, flexibility, and efficiency they need to support the biggest, most complex theater and other live sound productions worldwide.”

Avid VENUE | S6L is a fully modular, scalable live sound mixing system that delivers best-in-class functionality for a range of live sound mixing applications, including front-of-house, monitor, broadcast, theater, and more. Featuring modern, touchscreen workflows and the industry’s most advanced live sound engine, Avid VENUE | S6L offers unprecedented power to easily handle large, complex tours and events. With tight integration with industry-standard Pro Tools®, Avid VENUE | S6L functions as the perfect front-end to the MediaCentral Platform, the most fluid end-to-end media management and distribution platform in the industry.


Customers with a valid Avid support plan can download Avid VENUE 5.4 software from their Avid Account free of charge. For more information, visit avid.com/S6L.


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