System features

Achieve amazing sound—live

SC48 Remote is a powerful performer, enabling you to create multifaceted mixes in stunning sound quality. Get incredible audio fidelity and sound transparency through studio-grade mic preamps. Optimize clarity through built-in EQ and dynamics. And with direct support for the same plug-ins used in top recording studios, you can easily re-create an artist’s signature studio sound live.

Go the distance with Stage 48

Place your I/O closer to your sources and achieve maximum audio fidelity. With the Stage 48 remote I/O box, you can connect up to 48 inputs and 32 outputs on stage—up to 100 meters away from your console. This eliminates signal degradation that can occur with longer cable runs. And because it uses lightweight Cat5e cable over reliable Ethernet AVB, you eliminate the bulk and cost of an analog snake. Plus, you can also expand and customize the I/O for your needs.

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Boost your mix efficiency

Get immediate access to and control over any channel strip function, from inputs to Aux sends, using the Channel Control encoders. Control all software functions remotely over a wired or wireless Ethernet device. And maximize your efficiency by triggering macros to perform complex functions with a simple button press, footswitch stomp, or fader move.

Focus on your VIP

Never lose sight of your most important performer on the stage. Simply latch that performer’s channel to the centrally located Flex Channel for continuous control—even when you change fader banks or select another channel. This special fader strip includes a dedicated fader, encoder, LCD display, and solo, mute, and select switches.

Mix big, travel light

With SC48 Remote, all I/O, digital signal processing, and mix control are packed into two compact components. Move inputs and outputs between your Stage 48 box and console to customize your setup. Get the power and performance to handle up to 64 processing channels. And easily replace an analog console by dropping SC48 right into the existing cabling system.

Software features

Learn once, mix anywhere

When it comes to mixing live sound, being able to present the highest quality audio possible is critical. Avid 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 a Virtual Soundcheck using a mix from a previous show’s recording as a starting point. 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.

Record straight into Pro Tools

Experience the most powerful live recording and playback capabilities in the industry. Just connect a laptop. Create a Pro Tools session automatically from your current VENUE show file in seconds—complete with all track names and patching. Record and play back up to 32 tracks through the built-in FireWire interface. And control your live mixing and recording rigs as one.

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Save time with Virtual Soundcheck

When sound checks get compressed or scrapped, show time becomes stress time. With timesaving Virtual Soundcheck, you can get a head start on your mix using Pro Tools recordings from a previous night’s performance in place of the live mics. Then fine-tune from there. And because it doesn’t require the presence of any performer, it’s also a great way to prep a show, from programming snapshots to experimenting with different plug-ins.

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

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

* 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