Avid Venue S6L Expanded & Pro Tools Gets Ultimate Rebrand
Avid has announced a massive expansion to its Venue S6L family of live sound systems, with three new control surfaces, a new engine, and two new I/O racks – all on a unified platform. Offering scalability to meet any size production, space, or budget requirement, Venue S6L is a live sound platform with 100% software, hardware, and show file compatibility across all system components. The new Venue S6L was unveiled today at the fifth annual Avid Connect and will be demonstrated at the NAB Show in Avid’s booth #SU801, April 9-12, and at Prolight + Sound in Avid’s booth #G91 in Hall 3.1, April 10-13.
A choice of five surfaces are now available — including the new S6L-48D, S6L-24C, and S6L-16C — that offer from 16 to 48 faders. These control surfaces can be paired with a choice of three engines, including the new E6L-112, and can be connected to any combination of S6L’s four I/O rack options, including the new Stage 32 and Local 16.
On the recording front, with the release of Pro Tools 2018.4, Avid has announced a much more significant rebrand that sees the HD version of the DAW replaced with the tag Ultimate. Pro Tools Ultimate will also now include the Avid Complete Plug-In Bundle (around 75 plugs) and Pro Tools MachineControl.
It’s important to note that the rebrand to Pro Tools ‘Ultimate’ refers only to the software component of Avid’s recording and mixing ecosystem. Hardware products such as the HDX, HD Native, and HD interfaces retain their names.
All current Pro Tools HD owners with a valid Pro Tools HD upgrade and support plan will be transitioned to Pro Tools Ultimate when 2018.4 is released. Avid will deposit licences for the Avid Complete Plug-In Bundle and Pro Tools Machine Control directly into your iLok account.