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Industry-trusted systems that deliver amazing sound, ease of use, proven reliability, and maximum flexibility

On-demand Webinar: Avid S3L Live System

Get an in-depth look at the groundbreaking new S3L and see what this powerful system can do for your live mixes.

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Join veteran live engineer Robert Scovill and automixing pioneer Dan Dugan as they demonstrate the groundbreaking Dugan-VN16.

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A revolution in live sound

From concerts and performances to worship services and corporate events, Avid VENUE digital live sound systems deliver amazing sound quality, reliability, flexibility, and ease of use. Designed with direct input from leading mix engineers, Avid VENUE systems bring pure innovation to the modern live sound workflow, removing complexity to empower greater efficiency and creativity.

From direct support of the same professional plug-ins used in top recording studios, to seamless Pro Tools integration and customizable I/O options, Avid is shaping the future of live sound. That’s why more live sound professionals trust Avid systems for festivals, tours, clubs, houses of worship, theaters, and broadcast events than any other.

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Explore our live sound solutions

VENUE | S3L-X System

Get versatility for the stage and studio with the ultra-portable, modular VENUE | S3L-X System, featuring an HDX-powered processing engine.

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VENUE | Profile System

Enjoy studio-quality sound, powerful performance, and scalable I/O with the most requested live system for major tours.

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VENUE | Mix Rack System

Get the mixing features of the best-selling Profile System in a more portable and affordable solution.

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VENUE | SC48

Enjoy studio-quality plug-in support, a built-in Pro Tools recording interface, and easy portability with one of the most affordable entries into Avid live sound.

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VENUE | Software

Speed up all aspects of live mixing and recording with the common software platform across all VENUE live sound systems.

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Get the power and flexibility to handle any concert or broadcast performance

From small club tours and regional shows to large concert arenas, festivals, and broadcast events, more FOH and monitor engineers choose VENUE systems than any other for their unsurpassed sound quality, versatility, and rugged reliability. That’s why Avid live systems are #1 in concert touring. With Avid live systems, you can benefit from studio-standard Pro Tools plug-ins and recording workflows, gaining the power and flexibility to handle any concert or broadcast performance.

Learn how Avid VENUE live systems address your needs:

+-Create great-sounding mixes quickly and easily

When it comes to mixing live sound, having the tools you need to present the highest-quality audio possible—quickly, easily, and reliably—is of the utmost importance.VENUE software is the common platform across all Avid live sound systems, making mixing the creative and rewarding experience it was meant to be.

VENUE software enables you to speed up all aspects of live mixing and recording—no matter which Avid live sound system you use. Learn it once, and you’ll be able to mix on any Avid live system. Plus, all Avid live sound systems directly support the same Pro Tools plug-ins used in countless top recording studios, enabling you to use familiar, trusted tools to create the best sounding mix.

Mix faster using an intuitive interface

Get fast access to features and controls on the monitor screen and directly from your Avid live sound console. VENUE software features a simple tabbed interface and streamlined pages so you can access and perform changes and tasks fast, giving you more time to concentrate on your mix.

+-Speed up soundcheck and overcome short prep times

Live concert tours and festivals feature multiple acts, and engineers have to deal with limited preparation time between sets. Working in conjunction with Pro Tools, the Virtual Soundcheck feature in VENUE software enables you to ring out a room before the band arrives and dial in a mix based on a previous show’s performance, without requiring the band to be present. In addition, VENUE show file portability enables you to carry all show settings on a USB key, which you can then plug into any Avid live system, launch your settings, and start mixing.

+-Get the sounds of the studio-live
Today’s music fans expect their favorite artists to deliver high-caliber live sound. Avid live solutions directly support the same audio plug-ins used in professional Pro Tools studios, allowing you to exercise your creativity with the greatest flexibility, and perfectly re-create album sounds in a live setting. All Avid live sound systems come with a comprehensive plug-in collection, from EQ, reverb, and dynamics processors, to unbelievable emulations of classic outboard gear and guitar amps.
+-Record, archive, and monetize live performances

Music fans are always hungry for new material. In order to keep audiences engaged, artists need a way to easily record live shows and make them available for purchase or promotion. Avid live systems seamlessly integrate with industry-standard Pro Tools | Software—either through a direct laptop connection or an option card—for complete multitrack recording and playback. Plus, with the VENUE Link feature in VENUE software, you can control your live mixing and recording systems simultaneously. The feature automates Pro Tools session set-up from your VENUE mix, so you can start recording in seconds.

The Avid S3L System, SC48, and SC48 Remote System all feature built-in Pro Tools recording/playback integration and come with Pro Tools | Software—simply connect a laptop, with Pro Tools installed, to the system.

With the D-Show System, Profile System, and Mix Rack System, simply add an HDx Option Card or FWx Option Card to record and play ba

+-Get piece of mind with a system that simply won't fail
In the high-pressure world of live performance, venues, touring bands, and artists need live systems that won’t fail. Avid’s proven and trusted live sound solutions contain the most fault tolerant architecture of any live system, and are proven to withstand the rigors of the road and extreme environmental conditions. Avid live sound solutions are built on the most open and tightly integrated platform, enabling performance creativity, while delivering the industry’s most reliable performance.

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VENUE | S3L-X System

Get versatility for the stage and studio with the ultra-portable, modular VENUE | S3L-X System, featuring an HDX-powered processing engine.

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VENUE | D-Show System

Meet the requirements of any performance with a fully customizable system that offers flexibility and expandability, plus easy Pro Tools recording options.

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VENUE | Profile System

Enjoy studio-quality sound, powerful performance, and scalable I/O with the most requested live system for major tours.

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VENUE | Mix Rack System

Get the mixing features of the best-selling Profile System in a more portable and affordable solution.

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VENUE | SC48 Remote System

Eliminate bulky cable clutter and gain portability, affordability, and more I/O versatility with the SC48 Remote System, featuring built-in Pro Tools recording.

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Bring sonic clarity to worship services

For houses of worship large and small, Avid VENUE live solutions provide excellent sound quality and dependable performance to ensure your services are heard loud and clear. Give performers and worship leaders the best audio mixes possible. Switch between sermons and performances quickly and easily. Accommodate guest speakers and special presentations with flexible systems. And open up new outreach opportunities by recording your services for broadcast and distribution.

Learn how Avid VENUE live systems address your needs:

+-Ensure that every word is heard

Your congregation cares about your message, and you need a live system that makes sure it comes through clearly. Avid live systems, coupled with studio-quality plug-ins, bring sonic clarity to services to ensure that every word is heard.

The systems make A-Net integration easy (simply add an optional ANO A-Net Card or AT-16 A-Net Output Card), enabling the worship leader and performers to use Aviom Pro16 Series devices to control their own personal monitor mixes on stage, inspiring better performances.

In addition, you can bring automixing capabilities to your services with the Dugan-VN16 Option Card, which automatically mixes multiple mics, eliminating the need to ride faders while keeping track of who is speaking or performing.

+-Switch between performances, sermons, and presentations quickly
Today’s worship services are often dynamic, and you need a live system that allows you to switch between different elements of your service with minimal downtime. Avid live systems offer intuitive workflows and fully recallable settings to take the complexity out of mixing multifaceted services, enabling you to switch between sermons, choir performances, and drama presentations with ease. VENUE software enables you to save snapshots of mixes, which can easily and quickly be recalled at the start of the next event, minimizing set-up time.
+-Open up new outreach opportunities

Avid live sound solutions open up new outreach opportunities by way of seamless Pro Tools | Software integration. By recording services directly to Pro Tools, you can capture, mix, and then distribute the content to your congregation—or to wider audiences through online sharing and downloads.

The Avid S3L System, SC48, and SC48 Remote System all feature built-in Pro Tools recording/playback integration and come with Pro Tools | Software—simply connect a laptop, with Pro Tools installed, to the system.

With the D-Show System, Profile System, and Mix Rack System, simply add an HDx Option Card or FWx Option Card to record and play back up to 128 tracks in Pro Tools.

+-Accommodate visiting performers or speakers with flexible systems
Houses of worship need flexible workflows that can accommodate last-minute program additions, guest speakers, and special performances. Avid live systems enable you to scale and customize the I/O, locally and remotely, to handle even the largest ensembles quickly and easily. And because all Avid live systems run on easy-to-use VENUE Software, staff and volunteers only need to learn the system once and then leverage that knowledge to operate any size Avid live system, helping keep things simple in large, multi-room facilities.

Explore our live sound solutions

VENUE | S3L-X System

Get versatility for the stage and studio with the ultra-portable, modular VENUE | S3L-X System, featuring an HDX-powered processing engine.

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VENUE | Profile System

Enjoy studio-quality sound, powerful performance, and scalable I/O with the most requested live system for major tours.

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VENUE | Mix Rack System

Get the mixing features of the best-selling VENUE | Profile System in a more portable and affordable solution.

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VENUE | SC48

Enjoy studio-quality plug-in support, a built-in Pro Tools recording interface, and easy portability with one of the most affordable entries into Avid live sound.

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VENUE | SC48 Remote System

Eliminate bulky cable clutter and gain portability, affordability, and more I/O versatility with the SC48 Remote System, featuring built-in Pro Tools recording.

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Handle any size theater performance with flexible workflows

From community theaters to Broadway and London’s West End, Avid VENUE live sound systems offer great flexibility and innovative workflows to handle practically any size show production. Using the systems’ comprehensive automation capabilities, you can quickly and easily change mix settings by recalling snapshots on a per-song or per-scene basis, and then fine-tune the mix from there.

Learn how Avid VENUE live systems address your needs:

+-Quickly build dramatic mixes with great sound quality

Today’s theater audiences expect a full, immersive audio experience that enhances what’s happening on stage. You need a live system that enables you to dial in and recall settings to present great sounding mixes quickly and easily. VENUE software enables you to save snapshots and program events to cater your mix to the scene and perform frequently used complex tasks with ease. Since you can store up to 999 snapshots, you’ll be able handle even the most complex stage productions. And with VCA Groups, you can easily separate the band or orchestra from the stage performers.

+-Ensure every word and lyric is heard and no cue is missed
For your production to run smoothly, it’s essential that performers and audiences hear every word of dialogue and every note of music, without exception. Avid live systems, coupled with studio-quality plug-ins, bring sonic clarity to productions to ensure that every element of your production is heard.

The systems make A-Net integration easy (simply add an optional ANO A-Net Card or AT-16 A-Net Output Card), enabling performers to use Aviom Pro16 Series devices to control their own personal monitor mixes on stage, inspiring better performances.

In addition, you can bring automixing capabilities to your theater production with the Dugan-VN16 Option Card, which automatically mixes multiple mics, eliminating the need to ride faders while keeping track of who is speaking or performing.
+-Trigger sound effects on cue

If your sound effects don’t match what’s happening on stage, the results can confuse your audience and throw off the entire performance. By combining Pro Tools | Software playback with VENUEsnapshots, you can trigger sound effects accurately and on cue. So whether the desired effect is designed to get a laugh or increase dramatic tension, you can be confident it will be delivered at the correct moment.

The Avid S3L System, SC48, and SC48 Remote System all feature built-in Pro Tools recording/playback integration and come with Pro Tools | Software—simply connect a laptop, with Pro Tools installed, to the system.

With the D-Show System, Profile System, and Mix Rack System, simply add an HDx Option Card or FWx Option Card to record and play back up to 128 tracks in Pro Tools.

Explore our live sound solutions

VENUE | S3L-X System

Get versatility for the stage and studio with the ultra-portable, modular VENUE | S3L-X System, featuring an HDX-powered processing engine.

Learn more
VENUE | Profile System

Enjoy studio-quality sound, powerful performance, and scalable I/O with the most requested live system for major tours.

Learn more
VENUE | Mix Rack System

Get the mixing features of the best-selling VENUE | Profile System in a more portable and affordable solution.

Learn more
VENUE | SC48

Enjoy studio-quality plug-in support, a built-in Pro Tools recording interface, and easy portability with one of the most affordable entries into Avid live sound.

Learn more
VENUE | SC48 Remote System

Eliminate bulky cable clutter and gain portability, affordability, and more I/O versatility with the SC48 Remote System, featuring built-in Pro Tools recording.

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Deliver your message flawlessly at corporate events with easy-to-use systems

Tradeshows, conferences, product launches, and other corporate events are often unpredictable, but Avid VENUE live sound systems come through with great performance to get your message heard—and are flexible enough to keep up with the pace.

Learn how Avid VENUE live sound systems address your needs:

+-Accommodate a variety of uses

Your presentation requirements may change event-to-event, and you need a live system with the power and flexibility that enables your team to excel in any situation. Avid live systems are scalable and customizable, so you can accommodate different numbers of presenters and connect to existing infrastructures at the venue.

Add channels and swap between analog and digital inputs and/or outputs. Gain quick access to all inputs, outputs, and external gear with the VENUE software digital patchbay. And satisfy extensive signal distribution needs with VENUE’s flexible Matrix system.

+-Make an impression with your audience
To add something extra to your presentation and impress your audience, Avid live solutions enable you to easily add Pro Tools | Software playback or connect a music device for playing background or walk-on/walk-off music. This enables you to set your event apart, and gain the confidence of knowing that you’re able to present your message, your way. With Pro Tools, you can also record your entire presentation or event for archive and other future reuse.

The Avid S3L System, SC48, and SC48 Remote System all feature built-in Pro Tools recording/playback integration and come with Pro Tools | Software—simply connect a laptop, with Pro Tools installed, to the system.

With the D-Show System, Profile System , and Mix Rack System, simply add an HDx Option Card or FWx Option Card to record and play back up to 128 tracks in Pro Tools.
+-Easily carry your system from event to event

In order to ensure great sound at your events anywhere in the world, you need a live sound system that combines powerful performance with a compact size. Avid live solutions include several modular consoles that are designed to deliver great sound with convenient portability.

Get high performance and easy portability with the S3L System

The ultra-compact and modular Avid S3L System is comprised of a high-performance HDX-powered processing engine running AAX plug-ins, scalable remote I/O that can live on stage or in a rack, and a head-turning, lightweight control surface that can be easily carried, but is built tough for the road.

Get a fully integrated, compact system with the SC48

SC48 is a fully integrated system that combines all I/O, digital signal processing, and tactile control into a single console. Featuring studio-quality plug-in support, a built-in Pro Tools recording interface, and easy portability, SC48 delivers innovative workflows that enable you to concentrate on your event instead of operating the board.

 

+-Mix perfectly balanced speech and dialog across multiple live mics
For corporate events, you need the ability to create high-quality dialog mixes—without having to ride faders or intently follow the conversation. The Dugan-VN16 Option Card brings industry-leading automixing capabilities to Avid live sound systems, offering the easiest way to mix perfectly balanced speech and dialog across multiple live mics. The card automatically detects active mics and adjusts volumes accordingly, minimizing feedback, comb filtering, and background noise.

Explore our live sound solutions

VENUE | S3L-X System

Get versatility for the stage and studio with the ultra-portable, modular VENUE | S3L-X System, featuring an HDX-powered processing engine.

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VENUE | SC48

Enjoy studio-quality plug-in support, a built-in Pro Tools recording interface, and easy portability with one of the most affordable entries into Avid live sound.

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Dugan-VN16 Option Card

Mix perfectly balanced speech and dialog across multiple live mics using industry-leading automixing capabilities.

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