System features

Have everything all in one

With SC48, you can mix big and travel light, as all I/O, digital signal processing, and mix control are packed into a single compact console. Connect stage mics and other gear directly to the console. 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.

Achieve amazing sound—live

SC48 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.

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.

Get the ins and outs you need

Connect mics, devices, and more through a variety of inputs and outputs on the back of the console. Control up to 48 mic inputs. Expand your analog output count from 16 up to 32. Communicate with artists through the talkback input. Play pre-show or walk-on music by connecting a music player to the 2-track analog or digital ins. Create stereo recordings by connecting a recorder to the 2-track analog or digital outs. And add remote I/O capabilities with the optional Stage 48 box.

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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 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.