A Revolution in Live Sound
With the Avid VENUE | S6L live mixing system, you'll feel empowered to take on any type of live production. Sporting a robust E6L-144 engine and Avid's battle-tested VENUE software, the S6L provides you with the processing power to support system scalability, seamless Pro Tools integration, and onboard plug-ins — all with channel counts into the hundreds. That processing power culminates in a sleek yet rugged 32-fader control surface that utilizes a quartet of multi-touch screens and customizable workflow to deliver you a totally modern live-mixing experience. And since you can configure your system using a choice of industry-standard networking and I/O components (sold separately), you can easily integrate the VENUE | S6L into the PA you already have or employ it as the foundation of a new system tailored to meet the challenges and demands of any mix situation.
S6L control surface provides extensive mix control
Sporting four multi-touch screens, four banks of eight faders, and three banks of 32 knobs, the VENUE | S6L control surface gives you the extensive mix control that modern live sound mixing demands. The Master multi-touch screen gives you access to the Universe and other pages for main output processing, mix and matrix routing, and many other parameters. Three Channel Touch modules provide you with Meters view, various Channel views, and Parameter view. The Master Live central module gives you all the functions you need in a mixer's master section; fader banking, monitoring, recallable fader layouts, user-assignable flex-faders, and more, including a dedicated transport section for easy recording control. Each Channel Fader module gives you eight faders with channel and dynamics meters and channel name displays all with easy-to-see high-resolution OLEDs. You'll also have all of the usual channel controls you need at your fingertips including mute, solo, and safe functions. For total control of your sound, the Channel Knob modules provide 32 touch-sensitive, tri-color encoders for parameter control, individual OLED displays, a switch that allows you to select each knob individually, and one that lets you insert or remove a knob's specific parameter from your signal path.
- Master multi-touch screen
- Master Live central module
- Three Channel Touch modules
- Four Channel Fader modules with eight faders each (total of 32)
- Three Channel Knob modules with 32 knobs each (total of 96)
E6L-144 mix engine is a processing powerhouse
Whether onstage or in a broadcast studio, live productions are more complex than ever, requiring truckloads of processing power to get the job done. The VENUE | S6L's 144-channel-capable E6L-144 mix engine is up to the task and gives you plenty of juice to spare. The E6L-144's state-of-the-art real-time processing engine handles all routing, channel, and mixing functions for maximum stability and power, while its HDX-powered DSP engine manages all AAX plug-in processing with full automatic delay compensation. This allows you to create massive, great-sounding mixes with a plethora of processing channels and mix buses all while experiencing tight, robust plug-in performance. And because all of the processing happens inside of the E6L-144, there are no round trips to external servers, providing you with amazingly low latency.
- Real-time processing engine handles mixing functions
- DSP engine manages AAX plug-in processing
- Full automatic delay compensation
- Amazingly low latency
More than your average stagebox
An integral part of the VENUE | S6L, the Stage 64 rack goes beyond a mere stagebox. Offering more than just inputs and outputs, the Stage 64 has the tools and flexibility that professional engineers require to accomplish today's productions. The demands for more channels with better sound along with recording capabilities abound in today's entertainment venues, houses of worship, broadcast productions, and professional A/V environments, and those demands are ever increasing. Avid's VENUE | S6L is the system that will move you away from a pieced-together system that just works and toward one that will serve as a solid foundation for growing productions and advancing technologies. The Stage 64 rack serves this end with 64 microphone preamps that deliver great sound with clarity, warmth, and presence and 32 outputs for monitor mixes, aux-fed subs, and zone mixing, giving you the output flexibility to send audio virtually anywhere you need to.
- 64 great-sounding microphone preamps
- 32 ultra-flexible outputs
- Send audio virtually anywhere you need to
Mix, match, and expand your system
With its ultra-scalable modular system architecture, the VENUE | S6L lets you mix and match your choice of control surfaces, engines, and I/O to support virtually any live sound application. You get 12 I/O card slots, two Ethernet AVB ports, and dual MADI outputs, giving you a direct split of all 64 inputs for a separate monitor mixer. You can add up to four HDX DSP expansion cards for more plug-in processing power, a Thunderbolt card to capitalize on the speed and high channel count of Thunderbolt connectivity, or a Dante card for compatibility with a multitude of sound reinforcement devices. You can connect several Stage 64 racks together for hundreds of I/O channels, or you can use its card slots to add a combination of analog and digital I/O, networked audio operations, or direct integration of your Aviom personal monitor system.
- Mix and match your choice of components
- 12 I/O card slots
- Two Ethernet AVB ports
- Two MADI outputs
- Add up to four HDX DSP cards
- Interface with Dante or Thunderbolt devices
- Connect additional Stage 64 racks for more I/O
Harness the power of VENUE live production software
The brain behind all of the E6L's processing muscle is the VENUE live production software. If you're new to mixing with VENUE, you'll find that its straightforward tabbed-page architecture lets you navigate quickly and easily through the pages essential for mixing and routing. If you're already familiar with VENUE software, there's virtually no learning curve with the S6L system, thanks to Avid's dedication to making your mix experience as uncomplicated as possible. And with increased-visibility updates to the interface, it's just as easy to mix an outdoor music festival in the full sun as it is inside a darkened theater. On top of that, VENUE software offers seamless integration with Pro Tools, providing you with incredibly powerful live recording capabilities. In fact, VENUE software automatically creates a Pro Tools session from your current VENUE show file, complete with all track names and patching, giving you simultaneous control over your live mixing and recording rigs.
- Straightforward tabbed-page architecture
- Navigate pages quickly and easily
- Highly visible, easy-to-see interface
- Seamless integration with Pro Tools
A wealth of plug-in processing power
When you mix on a VENUE | S6L system, you have access to the same effects plug-ins that are used in the world's top recording studios. And you can use lots of them! Thanks to the S6L's HDX-powered DSPs, you've got enough processing power to polish and fine-tune each and every channel of your mix to perfection. Compatible with both Avid and third-party 64-bit AAX DSP plug-ins, the S6L ensures that you have an amazingly vast number of choices for effects and sound processing.
- HDX-powered effects processing
- Compatible with all AAX DSP plug-ins
- Fine-tune each and every channel to perfection
Massive mix bus capacity for powerful monitoring
Thanks to its massive mix bus capacity, the VENUE | S6L system is able to handle dozens of stereo in-ear monitor mixes, wedge mixes, and backline mixes without breaking a sweat all while providing you with immediate one-touch access to any mix on its faders. You get two independent stereo solo buses that are assignable to any physical output, so you can easily connect it to a cue beltpack and/or listen wedge. You also get two built-in headphone jacks on the S6L control surface. With the S6L system, you can monitor with confidence!
- Handles dozens of stereo monitor mixes
- 1-touch access to any mix
- Two independent stereo solo buses
- Two built-in headphone jacks
Powerful features and steadfast reliability
You'll find Avid's VENUE systems powering the biggest tours, festivals, and installations in the world, thanks to their powerful features and steadfast reliability, and the VENUE | S6L is no exception. These robust systems are built to take whatever you throw at them and then some. You get redundant power supplies and network configurations in every component, so you never have to worry about downtime. Having professional production capabilities at your fingertips is more important than ever, so call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer to design the Avid VENUE | S6L live mixing system that's right for you.