HDX-powered DSP engine, modular design, AVB Ethernet and EUCON open
network standards redefine professional live sound mixing and recording
BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
AVID) today introduced the new Avid S3L, which delivers the
sound quality, performance, and features of Avid live systems in an
all-new modular, networked design. The open and flexible system is
comprised of a high-performance HDX-powered mix engine running VENUE
software and AAX DSP plug-ins, scalable remote I/O, a compact
EUCON-enabled control surface, and Pro Tools® software for integrated
live sound mixing and recording.
For artists and musicians, S3L delivers the audio clarity and familiar
studio processing they need to sound and perform at their best. For
engineers, having a high-performance engine at the core empowers them to
create richly layered mixes quickly and champion their clients'
signature sounds, without worrying about technical limitations. The
streamlined networked design simplifies system set-up and configuration
with drag-and-drop functionality, while direct Pro Tools recording and
mixing capabilities open opportunities for live album releases.
"Avid S3L delivers all of the renowned qualities that Avid live sound
users have come to rely on in an all-new networked architecture," said
Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Services at Avid.
"This innovative system provides our customers with unmatched openness,
flexibility, and efficiency to deliver their best sounding mixes
anywhere, now and in the future, with uncompromising reliability and
The compact S3L system is easy to take on tour or install in any club,
theater, house of worship, or other performance venue to efficiently and
easily respond to a broad range of demands.
Key S3L features include:
Advanced, ultra-flexible system architecture
HDX-powered floating-point mix engine for uncompromising
Fault-tolerant Gigabit Ethernet network connects all devices using
open AVB Ethernet and EUCON standards
Total modularity—system can be configured with up to four Stage 16
remote boxes (up to 64 mic inputs)
Ultra-compact design fits anywhere and transports with
ease—perfect for fly gigs and bus tours
Pro Tools and other DAW control using the S3 control surface as a
EUCON controller (feature coming soon)
Proven VENUE software
On-board Pro Tools AAX plug-ins from Avid and third-party
developers to re-create the sound of the studio in a live setting
64 channels of direct recording/playback to Pro Tools (or other
DAW) through a laptop Ethernet port
Direct stereo recording/playback with any standard USB flash drive
Total VENUE show file compatibility with all Avid live systems
The S3L System will be available in a variety of configurations for
different I/O needs, from 16 to 64 inputs. All systems will include:
S3 control surface
One or more Stage 16 remote I/O boxes
Pro Tools software
Cables, accessories, and guides
Availability & Pricing
Avid S3L will be available at Avid resellers worldwide in Q3. Avid S3L
starts at $17,995 GRP.
Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the
most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world — from
the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings,
television shows, to live concert tours and news broadcasts. Some of
Avid's most influential and pioneering solutions include Media
Composer®, Pro Tools®, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Sibelius®, and System
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Sara Griggs, 310-821-0801
Source: Avid Technology, Inc.
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