Directly control Waves plug-ins—coming soon
With the new WSG-HD Option Card, you can run Waves SoundGrid systems with Avid VENUE | S6L and experience full unrivaled integration, enabling you to access and control Waves plug-ins directly from the S6L surface and VENUE software. Just as easily as and right alongside your AAX plug-ins. It’s super-simple to set up, supports Snapshot automation, and provides full system redundancy for the utmost reliability. You can even open older VENUE (TDM) show files that use Waves plug-ins right in S6L and have all of your settings ready to go.
Mix monitors on your iPhone or iPad—just added
Wish you could step away from S6L and fine-tune individual monitor mixes on stage? You can with the new VENUE | On-Stage iOS app, which enables you to control Aux master levels, Aux send levels, and Aux pans remotely through its VENUE-style interface. You can even let performers control their monitor mixes using their own mobile device. Best of all, it's a free download from the Apple App Store.
Accelerate monitor mixing—just added
In addition to its On-Stage app support, VENUE 5.6 and later software brings new features and enhancements to S6L to make mixing monitors easier. Access sends or members of a mix quickly with the new Sends on Faders button. Maintain the Aux, Group, Matrix, or VCA master fader position when spilling its members for better efficiency. Set up simple coms by feeding monitor busses A and B to the matrix with other channel types. Get better visibility into VCA members in Meters view. Simplify your channel display to streamline information and gain better control. And more.
Get better insight into your mix
With the Meters view on the Master Touchscreen, you can now get an uninterrupted continuous view of your channel metering across all of your S6L console screens. This view provides all of the same functionality as the Meters view on your Channel Touch Modules.
Gain more I/O flexibility
You can now use Avid Stage 16 remote I/O boxes in addition to your Stage 64 rack, giving you more networked I/O distribution flexibility. Each Stage 16 box provides 16 analog inputs, 8 analog outs, and 4 digital outs, making it an ideal compact solution for expanding or distributing I/O across any performance space. Connect up to four Stage 16s and two Stage 64s to support up to 192 analog inputs.
Access key commands faster
Need a quick way to run a system test, lock your console, or shut things down? With the new System button on the Master Touchscreen, you can quickly access such system commands as Shutdown, Info, Update, Lock, and Clear System. And if things aren’t working as expected, the Troubleshooting button enables you to quickly access and run system tests and more, directly from the control surface.
Mix theater productions with ease
Stay on top of every performer, act, and scene with new workflow enhancements that take the stress out of mixing live theater. Add any of the 96 aux sends to your snapshot Scope. Gain greater efficiency with numerous snapshot advancements. And perform complex mixing adjustments with speed and ease thanks to significant updates to the intuitively programmable Events system.
Take ownership of any output
When sharing Stage 64 I/O racks across two S6L systems, all outputs are no longer "owned" by a master system. With the latest VENUE software, any sound engineer on your network can take ownership of the shared Stage 64 outputs on a per-option card basis, giving you even more versatility and workflow possibilities.
Mix faster, the way you want
VENUE software provides many other new control surface and software workflow enhancements to simplify and let you customize your mixing experience. Drag and drop output channels. See the name of the Event your Function keys will trigger in the MLM and the user-defined names of your devices in the Patchbay. Get faster access to the functions and controls you need. And so much more.