Avid Certified Professional: Avid VENUE | S6L

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An Avid Certified Professional in Avid VENUE | S6L is in the driver's seat of a state-of-the-art live sound production environment that delivers studio-grade sound, unprecedented reliability, powerful performance, and complete ease of use. Avid VENUE | S6L certification clearly demonstrates to the live sound industry that you know how to make the most from one of the best advanced professional consoles in the industry. Avid VENUE | S6L is shaping the future of live sound, and you are the director.



The Avid Certified Professional: Avid VENUE | S6L credential provides immediate industry recognition of proven expertise. By holding an Avid VENUE | S6L Professional certification, you demonstrate that you have a deep and clear understanding of one of the most advanced professional consoles in the industry. Specifically, that you:

  • Understand expanded Avid VENUE | S6L systems—how to configure Avid VENUE | S6L Systems and components
  • Can operate all software touchscreens and the console work surface, leverage control surface techniques and set-up advanced console layouts
  • Can leverage advanced built-in and DSP processing concepts including advanced plugin management
  • Know and can work with advanced mixing concepts including groups, VCA’s, Matrix mixers, and advanced plugin routing
  • Can operate Avid VENUE | S6L's expanded monitor mixing options
  • Have advanced working knowledge and the ability to leverage the power of Snapshots and Events
  • Can connect a Mac running Pro Tools | HD software to record and playback audio with an Avid VENUE | S6L

Additionally, with your approval you will appear in Avid's searchable online Certification Directory.


Q-01: Do I need to be Pro Tools Certified to become Avid VENUE | S6L Certified? 

A-01: No. However, Avid VENUE | S6L offers the most streamlined, reliable, and economical approach to integrating Pro Tools' multitrack recording and playback into a live production environment, so a dual certification can be beneficial. With a MacBook Pro or Mac Pro attached to your S6L system with Pro Tools | HD software running, you will have the ability (based on your Mac’s capability) to record up to 128 channels over AVB using a simple Cat 5e connection between your Mac and the Avid VENUE | S6L.

Q-02: How do I become certified as an Avid Certified Professional for Avid VENUE | S6L?

A-02: Two courses are required:

To certify, you must complete each course including course projects/exercises at an official Avid Learning Partner, then pass each course certification exam.

Q-03: Can I refer to study materials during each exam?

A-03: No. Students are not allowed to reference any documentation or study materials during the exam.

Q-04: What is the format of each exam?

A-04: Each Avid VENUE | S6L course exam is comprised of 50 questions and is directly tied to the content of the respective course. The time allotted to complete each exam is 60 minutes.
Test items are presented in the following formats:

  • Multiple Choice: Select the single option that best answers the question
  • Illustration Review: Refer to the illustration (e.g. Avid VENUE | S6L interface) prior to answering the multiple choice question
  • Illustration Response: Select the single image that best answers the question

Q-05: What happens if I take the exam and do not pass?

A-05: Exam results are shown immediately when an exam is completed and submitted for evaluation. Unless a student is banned from retaking the exams for reasons of fraud or rule violations, the following retake policy applies:

  • If a student does not pass an exam, the candidate may retake the exam after 24 hours have passed
  • Once a student has passed an exam, it may not be taken again for that version of the Avid product

Q-06: What will I receive if I successfully pass the exam?

A-06: Along with pride and confidence of becoming a part of an elite group of Avid VENUE | S6L users, you will receive:

  1. Official certificate available for printing or download, proving your Avid Certified Professional status.
  2. Downloadable Logos, for use in your business marketing materials such as business cards and websites.
  3. (Optional with your express consent) Listing of your credentials on Avid.com under>

Q-07: How long is certification good for?

A-07: Your Avid VENUE | S6L certification does not expire. You become certified for a particular version of Avid VENUE | S6L software. You may find it beneficial to update your certification to the current version from time to time. Contact your local Avid Learning Partner for more information.

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