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Avid S3L for live sound and recording in a compact, networked architecture

Avid introduces the Avid S3L which delivers the performance and features of Avid live systems in a new modular, networked design. The open and flexible 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.
For artists and musicians, S3L delivers the familiar studio processing they need to sound and perform at their best. For engineers, having a high-performance engine at the core empowers them to create richly layered mixes quickly without worrying about technical limitations. The networked design simplifies system set-up and configuration with drag-and-drop functionality, while direct Pro Tools recording and mixing capabilities open opportunities for live album releases.
“Avid S3L delivers all of the renowned qualities that Avid live sound users have come to rely on in an all-new networked architecture,” said 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 System is easy to take on tour or install in a club, theater, house of worship, or other performance venue to efficiently respond to a range of demands.
S3L further features include fault-tolerant Gigabit Ethernet network using open Ethernet AVB and EuCon standards. Thanks to its modularity the system can be configured with up to four Stage 16 remote boxes providing up to 64 microphone inputs. S3L uses 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. 64 channels of direct recording/playback are avaialable to Pro Tools or other DAW through a laptop Ethernet port. The system also allows for direct stereo recording/playback with any standard USB flash drive.
The S3L System will be available in a variety of configurations for different I/O needs, from 16 to 64 inputs. All systems include Avid S3 control surface, Avid E3 engine, one or more stage 16 remote I/O boxes, Venue software, Pro Tools software, plug-in bundle as well as cables, accessories, and guides.
S3L was highlighted at PLASA 2013, London, at 135th AES in New York, and will be showcased at ISE 2014, Amsterdam, stand 7-H195.
Avid S3L for live sound and recording in a compact, networked architecture
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