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Brand New Avid VENUE S6L Added to BNP Console Inventory

Brown Note Productions just added the Avid VENUE S6L to our fleet of Avid consoles. The S6L joins the ranks of the Profile, SC48, and D-Show as the newest console in Avid’s VENUE series. The large-format console boasts over 300 processing channels, advanced engine design, and access to a larger pool of plug-ins than ever before.

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S6L delivers unrelenting performance and reliability through its advanced engine design and backs it up with highly efficient touchscreen workflows and easy scalability to meet even the most demanding live productions. Like all VENUE systems, S6L provides onboard industry-standard plug-ins and Pro Tools integration, but with more processing power and track counts than ever before. Plus, with a comprehensive array of network and I/O offerings, you can easily configure the system for any application.

Artists and engineers alike use VENUE systems because of their amazing sound quality and clarity. S6L is no different—yet it elevates your live sound possibilities even further. Present the best sound quality possible with high-performance preamps running at high sample rates. Get incredible clarity, warmth, and presence throughout the signal path. And easily re-create the sound of the studio—live—using the same audio plug-ins used in countless recording studios.

Take intelligent control of your mix

When you’re mixing live, there are no do-overs. You have to anticipate and react fast. With VENUE | S6L, you get instant access to every facet of your mix. View detailed information across high-res displays—in even the brightest outdoor conditions. Access and adjust your mix, including plug-ins and VCA groups, using the touchscreen and surface controls. And gain insight into every input, aux, and more through the Universe screen.

Experience unprecedented power

From Broadway to broadcast, many live shows require hundreds of channels. With the VENUE | E6L engine, you have the power to support over 300 processing channels. The real-time processing engine handles all routing, channel, and mixing functions. The HDX-powered DSP engine manages all plug-in processing, with full automatic delay compensation, so you can create bigger, better sounding mixes—with no round trips to external servers. Simply put, it outperforms the competition—hands down.

Achieve pristine sound—live

VENUE systems have always been respected for their unprecedented sound quality. The clarity. The warmth. S6L is no different—yet it totally is. And it starts at the source. To handle stage connections, the Stage 64 rack features an all-new high-performance preamp design. So you can present even higher quality mixes, with incredible presence.

Expand your creativity

Mix with the same sound processors used in top studios to get the sounds you want. Or re-create an artist’s signature studio sound live. Because S6L directly supports Avid and third-party 64-bit AAX DSP plug-ins, you’ll have far more creative choices at your fingertips than any other live mixing system. Plus, you’ll be able to use way more plug-ins in your mix, thanks to the system’s dedicated, scalable HDX-powered DSP processing.

Create your dream system

You wouldn’t use the same setup to mix a music festival as you would a club tour. That’s why S6L is both modular and scalable, so you can configure your system for the show at hand. Choose from three control surfaces to meet your needs. Select the ideal E6L engine to support your channel count requirements. And go beyond a maximum 64 mic inputs with one Stage 64 by connecting additional I/O racks.

Choose your ins and outs

Customize one or more Stage 64 racks with the I/O you need. You can stock each with up to 64 inputs and 32 outputs. Choose from a variety of analog and digital I/O, including mic/line XLR, AES/EBU, and ADAT connectivity. You also have additional I/O built into the control surface for added flexibility, including 8×8 analog I/O, 8×8 AES I/O (4 pairs), two headphone outputs, MIDI I/O, and GPIO.

Connect with everything

S6L offers extremely reliable Ethernet AVB connectivity across all system components—no matter how long the cable runs. Put an end to expensive, bulky analog snakes. Use lightweight, inexpensive Cat5e cables for runs up to 100 meters. Or use fiber-optic cable for longer runs up to 500 meters. Need to connect to MADI, or Dante devices? Just add option cards to integrate S6L into your existing environment.

Share I/O

Forget fussing with bulky analog splits. You can share the same I/O across multiple networked S6L systems—without any loss of audio quality. This alone can save you thousands by reducing I/O and cable requirements, set-up time, and transportation costs. Plus, True Gain technology automatically manages gain compensation to ensure the proper signal levels in each engineer’s mix.

Mix monitors with ease

Help artists deliver great performances. S6L makes it easy to handle dozens of monitor mixes on the fly. Get one-touch access to any mix on the faders, whether in-ear, a wedge, or backline. Integrate Aviom personal monitoring systems over Dante. Monitor two independent stereo solo busses, which can be assigned to a cue belt pack and/or listen wedge. Plus, get two built-in headphone jacks for local monitoring.

Have peace of mind

Across the biggest tours, festivals, and installations, more live sound professionals choose VENUE than any other system. Why? Because it’s designed to deliver maximum service and reliability. VENUE | S6L is no exception. It’s built to withstand the rigors of the road. It’s been tested in the most extreme environments. And it ensures that the show always goes on through redundant power supplies and network configurations.