Avid Showcases Breakthrough VENUE and MADI innovations at PLASA 2016

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At the upcoming PLASA Show, running from 18-20 September at London’s Olympia, Avid’s arsenal of award-winning live sound innovations for audio professionals will be out in force. Joining Avid reseller SSE Audio Group on stand J20, visitors will have the opportunity to get hands on with our latest live sound audio consoles and software.

Taking centre stage is the live sound powerhouse, Avid VENUE | S6L. The fully modular, scalable live sound mixing system delivers best-in-class functionality for a range of live sound mixing applications, including front-of-house, monitor, broadcast, theatre, and more.

With two VENUE | S6L consoles on display loaded with the brand new version of VENUE software, VENUE 5.3, live sound professionals can learn about the new features the update has to offer. These include the ability to record and playback up to 128 tracks to and from Pro Tools over Ethernet AVB with no separate interface required and new multiple layouts, allowing the engineer to instantly recall any mixture of input and output faders either by snapshots or 24 manually triggered soft keys.

These provide live sound engineers with the most powerful and streamlined way to record and playback performances for archiving and performing Virtual Soundchecks.

Also on show is the MADI-192 Option Card which brings industry-standard, high-channel MADI connectivity to VENUE | S6L systems. With this easy-to-install audio interface card, engineers can easily add high-channel, high-quality MADI connectivity to VENUE | S6L. They can also send and receive up to 64 channels of 96 kHz audio per card between S6L and any MADI audio device, such as an external audio mixer, recorder, or processor, including Waves SoundGrid systems.

The MADI Option Card makes it easy to support the largest live audio productions. Each card can provide up to 64 channels of bi-directional audio channels at 96 kHz. Install up to four MADI cards in the E6L-144 or E6L-192 engine for up to 256 channels of bi-directional audio.

Additionally, VENUE 5.3 delivers the much anticipated Multiple Fader Layouts functionality and range of control surface workflow enhancements empowering live sound engineers to navigate more efficiently and mix faster.

For those who need some expert advice, leading FOH engineer and Avid live sound specialist, Robb Allan will be on hand at PLASA discussing the latest innovations and current industry trends. After spending the past summer back on the road again with Massive Attack, Robb will showcase how Avid’s technology continues to deliver new and exciting dimensions to touring and live sound.





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