System features

Gain modular flexibility

The VENUE | Mix Rack System is comprised of two components that offer great customizability in a smaller footprint to meet your needs. Take control of large mixes easily with the 24-fader Profile console. And get scalable processing power and stage connectivity with the all-in-one Mix Rack processing and I/O component.                 

Present amazing sound clarity

Achieve studio-quality sound live, with incredible warmth and smoothness. Thanks to premium-grade mic preamps and digital audio converters in the Mix Rack, you get pristine audio fidelity to present mixes with exceptional sound clarity. And with the Mix Rack System's onboard EQ and dynamics, plus support for the same plug-ins used in top recording studios, achieving great sounding mixes becomes easy.

Boost your mixing efficiency

If you’re familiar with mixing on an analog console, you’ll feel right at home with the Profile control surface. It features advanced digital technology under the hood to accelerate your workflow. Access channels, groups, and plug-ins from the surface. And perform multiple functions with a single button push, encoder twist, footswitch press, or fader movement.

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Get exceptional performance

The 11-space Mix Rack component handles the system’s central processing. It features an embedded computer running VENUE software, which functions as mission control for your entire Mix Rack System. Thanks to its DSP Mix Engine Cards, you gain unparalleled power and headroom for onboard processing. It also provides local I/O, remote control capability, and dedicated 2-track connections.

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Scale your I/O

The Mix Rack also does double-duty as the system’s remote I/O component to handle all mic and line-level stage connections. Mix, match, and connect up to 48 inputs and up to 32 outputs through a choice of analog and digital connection cards. And if you need more flexibility, you can expand your I/O distribution even further by adding a Stage 48 remote box and Ethernet Snake Card to your setup.

Customize your system

Not only can you customize your I/O, but you can install option cards to expand your creative opportunities too. Integrate Pro Tools recording and play back with an HDx or FWx card. Expand your system's processing power by installing up to three DSP Mix Engine Cards. Add personal monitoring capabilities with the AT16 A-Net Card. Integrate automixing capabilities into your workflow. And more.

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Software features

Learn once, mix anywhere

When it comes to mixing live sound, being able to present the highest quality audio possible is critical. VENUE software makes it easy. As the common platform across all VENUE systems, it speeds up all aspects of live mixing and recording, eliminating complexity. So you can focus more on what matters—your mix.

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Tackle any challenge

Last-minute set changes. Abbreviated sound checks. Feedback. Stuff happens. But you’ll always be prepared with VENUE software at the core of your system. Switch mix settings instantly with snapshot automation. Perform multiple actions with the press of a switch. And knock out feedback with an army of EQs, filters, and other plug-ins at your disposal.

Get studio-quality sound—live

What can you do to help artists put on a phenomenal show? Give them the same sounds that inspired them in the recording studio—live on stage. VENUE is the only live mixing system that directly supports the same plug-ins used in the world’s top recording studios. What’s more, every VENUE system comes with a pack of studio-coveted plug-ins (see below) to help you present your best mix possible.

Integrate Pro Tools recording

Get the most powerful live recording capabilities in the industry. Just add an optional HDx or FWx card to your system to record and play back up to 64 or 32 Pro Tools tracks, respectively. Create a Pro Tools session automatically from your current VENUE show file in seconds. Perform timesaving Virtual Soundchecks to get a headstart on your mix—without requiring the presence of the performers. And control your live mixing and recording rigs as one.

Boost your efficiency

With Snapshots, you can store and recall console and plug-in settings instantly. Set multiple snapshots to handle changes for every song in a set list. Or quickly switch settings for different performers or scenes. You can also trigger time-consuming but frequently performed actions using Events. And get immediate access to all channels in a VCA or group across the console with VCA spill.

Take your mix to go

All VENUE systems use the same software, so you can load any VENUE show file into any VENUE system and be ready to rock. This makes it easy to transition from one console to another, like when going from a club tour to a big festival. Just copy your show files to a USB key and load them into any VENUE system. VENUE software adapts the settings to fit within the available hardware and software feature set of the given VENUE system configuration, from S3L-X up to S6L.

Expand your sonic palette

All of those great-sounding plug-ins that come with your VENUE system? Those are just the start. To achieve your best mix possible, expand your creative possibilities even further with renowned plug-ins from Avid, Waves, Sonnox, McDSP, and other top audio designers. Get unbelievable emulations of modern and vintage hardware processors. Shape sounds to perfection with a wide array of EQs and filters. Create stunning sound effects. And more…

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Included plug-ins

Solid-state compression emulation

Classic Compressors Bundle
Includes BF-2A, BF-3A, Purple Audio MC77, Fairchild 660, and Fairchild 670

Dynamics III
Includes Compressor/Limiter, Expander/Gate, and De-Esser

Reverb and ambience processing

Hyper-realistic guitar amp emulation

1-, 4-, and 7-band parametric EQ

Flux:: Pure Analyzer Essential*
Network-driven, real-time signal analyzing software and modules

Focusrite d2 and d3
High-quality, multi-band EQ and compressor/limiter bundle

Console-style mix bus compression

SC2 compressor and VC5 Meequalizer

Line 6 Echo Farm
Vintage echo

Mod Delay II
Variable delay processing

Moogerfooger Bundle
Authentic analog emulations combining audio effects with vintage synth modules

* Flux:: Pure Analyzer Essential requires a separate Mac- or Windows-based computer/ laptop and a second iLok USB key to run the analysis software. VENUEPack 4 also includes a 60-day free trial of Flux’s three optional analyzer modules: Pure Analyzer Live, Pure Analyzer Metering, and Pure Analyzer Multichannel. For more information visit the Flux:: Pure Analyzer webpage.
Transposing and correction tool

Pultec Bundle
Analog EQ simulator

Reel Tape Suite
Analog tape emulation

Reverb One
World-class reverb processing

Room-modeling reverb

Signal Generator
Audio test tones utility

SignalTools PhaseScope
Multichannel metering and analysis tool

Slightly Rude Compressor
Custom compressor

Fool-proof compressor and limiter

TL Aggro
Vintage analog compression emulation

Time Adjuster
Delay compensation, gain compensation, and phase inversion

Audio signal attenuator

Voce Bundle
Voce spin and chorus/vibrato