Allstar Sound just added another Avid S6L to it’s inventory of rental equipment. we also updated out stage racks and now each rack has 64 inputs with 24 or 32 outputs. Now with all the Avid software updates this console has become a very powerful tool in the live mixing world.
The VENUE 5.3 software update for S6L brings significant new capabilities to our flagship system, including:
128 tracks of Pro Tools recording and playback over Ethernet AVB
Multiple user-definable fader layouts
Select follows Solo
Toggle EQ gain & frequency in Vertical Channel Strip Mode
Pro Tools 128 track recording/playback
With VENUE 5.3 the channel capacity over Ethernet AVB between S6L and Pro Tools increases to 128 channels (from 64 channels)—that’s 128 channels of simultaneous record and playback via an Ethernet AVB connection over a single CAT5e cable. Simply plug a supported Mac Pro with Pro Tools (and Live Sound Production Toolkit) into the Ethernet Pro Tools port on the back of the S6L control surface to enjoy 128 channels of recording and playback, including per-channel Virtual Soundcheck. Note that you will need to have two AVB-192 Ethernet AVB Option Cards installed in the E6L engine to support the increased bandwidth required on the network for 128 channels. Everything is pretty much plug and play. All of the VENUE patchbay functionality, the global virtual sound check functionality, the per-channel virtual sound check, the gain propagation workflows, transport control from S6L—all of that stuff that you got with 64 channels you’ve now got with 128. And this of course is really important because the I/O capacity of S6L is significant. This increased recording capacity covers all but the most demanding channel counts.