Avid has announced the release of VENUE 2.9 software, advancing the art of live sound mixing and recording with enhanced communication between the industry’s leading digital audio workstation (DAW)—Pro Tools®—and VENUE live sound systems through the new VENUE Link feature, along with additional software enhancements.

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With VENUE Link, users can eliminate many of the tedious, manual steps involved in making live recordings, and more easily create recordings for Virtual Soundcheck or remixing.

With this release, engineers can also use the new Redundant Output Mode to get more routing and system backup flexibility than ever. The Redundant Output Mode works in conjunction with VENUE option cards to deliver audio output to two Pro Tools systems simultaneously, or even to mixed formats such as Pro Tools and MADI-equipped systems.

VENUE 2.9 features

  • Save a tremendous amount of set-up time by creating a Pro Tools session from an existing VENUE show—all track names and routing assignments are created automatically. This also ensures that all tracks are captured with 100% accuracy each and every time.
  • Ensure that their Pro Tools session always matches changes to the live show by importing and updating track names from VENUE to an existing Pro Tools session at any time.
  • Easily identify key points in the live performance for subsequent remixing or use in Virtual Soundcheck by synchronizing VENUE snapshots with Pro Tools markers.
  • Create a backup system and get more routing flexibility with the new Redundant Output Mode, which offers simultaneous recording of up to 64 tracks on two Pro Tools|HD systems for failsafe backup. Users can also record to a local Pro Tools system while also sending audio through MADI to another digital console or audio workstation.
  • Get more I/O flexibility at the mix position with the VENUE IOx Option Card, which now works with VENUE Mix Rack—in addition to VENUE FOH Rack— providing a total of eight analog inputs and outputs and eight digital inputs and outputs.

VENUE 2.9 Software is available through VENUE resellers as a $149 USD upgrade for all VENUE owners. The VENUE IOx Option Card is available now through all VENUE resellers.

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