Avid Customer Alpha Audio Leads Australia and New Zealand with First New Avid VENUE | S6L-24C Live Sound System
Melbourne, VIC, – Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID), the leading technology provider that powers the media and entertainment industry, announced today that Melbourne-based Alpha Audiosuppliers of high end audio equipment, solutions and services, is the first company within the Australia and New Zealand region to take delivery of the new Avid VENUE™ S6L-24C control surface.
Forming part of the expanded Avid VENUE™ | S6L unified live sound platform, the Avid VENUE | S6L-24C control surface is a more compact and affordable variant of the popular S6L-24D control surface, providing powerful performance and proven S6L workflows in a streamlined package. Featuring 24 faders, 32 assignable knobs, and an integrated central touchscreen, S6L-24C is perfect for festivals, corporate events, and live sound installations.
The delivery was facilitated by Bruce Johnston from renowned JPJ Audio who has vast experience with the Avid VENUE products and live production, having been in the business since 1970. The new VENUE | S6L-24C provides sound companies and performance venues with greater flexibility to configure the perfect system to meet any production, space or budget requirement.
“Alpha Audio engages predominantly in corporate event work, and we had been contemplating the purchase of a new console for some time,” said Terry Ferguson, Owner and Operator of Alpha Audio. “We road-tested a number of new-to-market consoles and the S6L-24C delivers the perfect footprint and allows for much quicker load-ins and load-outs. Its compact size offers 112 inputs and 48 outputs, which is enough ins and outs for larger events. Using AVB means we can use our pre-existing cat5 multicores instead of purchasing new multicores that would only be relevant to that console.”
The fully modular Avid VENUE | S6L delivers best-in-class functionality for a wide-range of applications including front-of-house, monitor, broadcast, and theatre. It is the industry’s only live sound platform that offers 100% software, hardware and show file compatibility, enabling engineers to scale systems up or down to meet their changing requirements for control, processing, and I/O. The VENUE | S6L platform features the same VENUE software and workflows across every model, so engineers are presented with an identical user experience regardless of system configuration, allowing them to focus on helping their artist to deliver the best performance possible.
“Whilst Alpha Audio is yet to try the Pro Tools® Virtual Soundcheck functionality, we’re confident that the already familiar VENUE software will be encouraging for those moving from older Avid legacy consoles and we look forward to our users reaping the benefits,” said Ferguson.
VENUE | S6L System components are available now. For full details on the Avid VENUE | S6L live sound platform, visit avid.com/S6L.