Avid has announced the availability of Avid VENUE 5.5, a new software update for the Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system.

Updates in Avid VENUE Software include support for the Avid Stage 16 Remote I/O box for S6L and new control surface capabilities.

As the perfect front-end to the MediaCentral® Platform – the most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media – Avid VENUE | S6L with the new Avid VENUE Software update gives customers greater flexibility to take on the biggest live sound productions and to mix more efficiently.

As part of its commitment to bring the most comprehensive tools and solutions to its preeminent live sound user community, Avid continues to add significant functionality to its flagship live sound system. Previously available for use solely with Avid VENUE | S3L-X systems, the Stage 16 Remote I/O box is now supported for use with Avid VENUE | S6L systems running Avid VENUE 5.5. This enables engineers to use Avid Stage 16 Remote I/O boxes in addition to the Stage 64 rack to deliver greater networked I/O distribution flexibility. Each Stage 16 box provides 16 analog inputs, eight analog outputs, and four digital outputs, making it an ideal compact solution for expanding or distributing I/O across any performance space. Up to four Stage 16s and two Stage 64s can be used simultaneously to support up to 192 analog inputs. Additionally, Avid VENUE 5.5 adds a Meters view and System and Troubleshooting buttons on the Master Touch Screen for all three control surface configurations. This feature provides users with a continuous view of channel metering across all S6L console screens as well as quick access to run system tests and more, directly from the control surface.

Avid VENUE | S6L is a fully modular, flexible 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. Offering unprecedented processing capabilities—with over 300 processing channels—S6L delivers unrelenting performance and reliability through its advanced engine design, backed up by modern touchscreen workflows and the scalability to easily handle large, complex tours and events. Like all Avid VENUE systems, S6L provides seamless Avid Pro Tools® integration and on-board industry-standard plug-ins, with higher track counts and more processing power than ever before. With a comprehensive array of network and I/O offerings, users can easily configure the system to meet the demands of any type of show.

Avid VENUE 5.5 Software works with Avid VENUE | S6L systems exclusively and will be made available to download at no charge for all Avid VENUE | S6L customers with a valid Avid Advantage Elite Live support contract.

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