New Avid S3L Live Mixing System Now Shipping

Includes HDX-powered DSP engine, modular design, AVB Ethernet and EUCON open network standards

The new Avid Avid S3L compact live mixing system, offering an all-new modular, networked design, is now shipping

The 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.

“Avid S3L delivers all of the renowned qualities that Avid live sound users have come to rely on in an all-new networked architecture,” says 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 performance.”

The compact S3L is designed for clubs, theaters, houses of worship, and other performance venues presenting a broad range of demands.

S3L Highlights
o   Advanced, flexible system architecture
o   HDX-powered floating-point mix engine
o   Fault-tolerant Gigabit Ethernet network connects all devices using open AVB Ethernet and EUCON standards
o   Modularity—system can be configured with up to four Stage 16 remote boxes (up to 64 mic inputs)
o   Compact design transports with ease
o   Pro Tools and other DAW control using the S3 control surface as a EUCON controller (feature coming soon)

VENUE Software
o   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
o   64 channels of direct recording/playback to Pro Tools (or other DAW) through a laptop Ethernet port
o   Direct stereo recording/playback with any standard USB flash drive
o   Total VENUE show file compatibility with all Avid live systems

System Configurations
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
–  E3 engine
–  One or more Stage 16 remote I/O boxes
–  VENUE software
–  Pro Tools software
–  Plug-in bundle
–  Cables, accessories, and guides

The Avid S3L is available from authorized Avid resellers.


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