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New Avid VENUE 7.1 software is designed to provide full compatibility between VENUE | S6L consoles and Waves V14 plugins.

Avid VENUE 7.1 Expands Integration Of VENUE | S6L Consoles & Waves V14 Plugins

Update provides access to V14 plugins directly from the VENUE S6L control surface without requiring an additional host computer. 

Avid announced the availability of Avid VENUE 7.1 software that’s designed to enable full compatibility between Avid VENUE | S6L consoles and the latest version of Waves plugins (V14) via the Waves SoundGrid Rack. The update provides access to Waves plugins directly from the VENUE S6L control surface without requiring an additional host computer. 

The compatibility of VENUE 7.1 and V14 plugins is designed to provide users with access to all the parameters of a suite of creative tools along with enhanced detail precision of show programming with the ability to store all Waves parameters within the 1,000 snapshots available within VENUE | S6L consoles. Included in the offering are 128 voices, with each supporting a chain of up to eight plugins available in the VENUE | S6L and SoundGrid.

“Waves is delighted with the new compatibility of Waves V14 plugins with Avid VENUE | S6L consoles,” says Mick Olesh, Waves managing director and EVP of sales. “Consistent with Waves’ ongoing support for the live community, we are gratified to enable professional excellence and significantly enhance the workflow of front-of-house engineers using S6L consoles.”

Live acts utilizing VENUE | S6L and V14 plugins include front-of-house engineers Sean “Sully” Sullivan (Rage Against the Machine), Andrew Newton (Harry Styles), Greg Price (Black Sabbath), Lance Reynolds (alt-J), and Bryan “Froggy” Cross (Doobie Brothers), as well as by the audio teams in large houses of worship, such as Christ Church of the Valley, directed by lead engineer Blair Drake.

“Avid is fully committed to expanding our partner ecosystem and the compatibility of our industry-standard audio solutions,” adds Robb Allan, senior principal product manager, live sound at Avid. “The release of the VENUE 7.1 software update further expands Avid’s collaboration with Waves, providing Avid customers with the tools and solutions they need to power the biggest and best live shows today.”

The Avid VENUE 7.1 software update for Avid VENUE | S6L systems is now available. Go here for more specifics.


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