Avid VENUE | FWx Option Card


Integrate Pro Tools recording and playback directly into your Avid VENUE workflow. The FWx Option Card is a FireWire-based option for Profile, D-Show, and Mix Rack Systems. With it, you can record and play back up to 32 Pro Tools audio channels. Simply connect a Mac or Windows-based laptop with Pro Tools installed directly to your Avid VENUE system.

Record and archive live performances using your system as the audio interface. Play back prerecorded Pro Tools tracks alongside your live inputs. And perform Virtual Soundchecks—a timesaving process that enables you to use a previous show’s recordings instead of live inputs to get started with your mix—without requiring the presence of the performers.


  • No Pro Tools interface required

    The FWx card acts as a 24-bit/48 kHz FireWire audio interface, bridging the workflow between your Avid VENUE system and a computer running Pro Tools software

  • Track up to 32 channels

    Using the latest Avid VENUE software, you can record and play back up to 32 channels of audio to and from your Pro Tools-based computer

  • Pro Tools included

    No need to buy the software—the FWx card comes with a copy of Pro Tools that works with both Mac and Windows

  • FireWire connectivity

    Simply connect a FireWire-equipped computer to the installed card (cable included) and you’re ready to rock

System requirements

One of the following systems: 
Avid VENUE | Profile System
Avid VENUE | Profile System
Avid VENUE | Mix Rack System
Plus, an Avid-qualified computer to run Pro Tools