Avid S3LX Software Update With New Touch Screen & iPad Remote Control
We are excited to announce the new VENUE 4.6 software update for VENUE | S3L-X—a major update to this powerful and ultra-compact system. Not only does VENUE 4.6 deliver significant new capabilities to speed up your mixing workflows—including one of the most user-requested features, an iOS app for Personal Monitor Control—but the VENUE 4.6 update also fixes over 100 bugs that have been identified since the last release.
VENUE 4.6 is available at no charge to all VENUE | S3L-X customers. To download the software, please log in to your Avid Account and find the installer link in your account. You’ll also find links to get 19 additional plug-ins—previously only available through an Avid Advantage ExpertPlus support plan—at no additional charge, including Pro Multiband Dynamics, Pro Subharmonic, and classic stompbox effects from Eleven Rack.
With VENUE 4.6, S3L-X users can:
- Use the new VENUE | On Stage iOS app and step away from the console to fine-tune individual monitor mixes remotely on stage, or even let performers control their monitor mixes using their own mobile devices.
- Navigate and mix faster with new touch-based workflows and touchscreen display support first introduced in S6L—engineers can touch areas of the external screen to quickly place parameters on the S3 control surface’s Channel Control encoders and adjust faders and other parameters directly on the touchscreen.
- Experience the highest level of performance and stability when using VENUE | S3L-X through many system optimizations and improvements.
VENUE | On Stage Personal Monitor Mixing iOS App
You may have seen this recently released for VENUE | S6L, and now S3L-X users can enjoy the same control. With mobile devices in the hand of every musician and engineer, empowering the musician to control their own mixes eases up the workload on the monitor engineer and removes the need for a heap of hardware and cables. At the request of users, we’ve developed a free app that works on all iOS devices (running iOS 10 or newer), allowing control of all levels and pan to aux mixes, as well as level, pan and mute control of the mains mix.
Using this simple app, up to 16 users can simultaneously connect to a single VENUE | S3L-X system and each choose a mix to control. It’s as simple as plugging in a WiFi Router to your E3L Engine’s ECx port, connecting to that WiFi network with your iOS device, and opening the app. Every connected VENUE system will show up as a system available for connection—just click the system you wish you connect to, and you will be shown a list of available mixes on that system. Choose the mix you wish to modify and you will see all of the member faders of that mix on your screen. Scroll to any send you wish to modify and turn it up or down. If you’re modifying a stereo mix, you’ll see a pan knob above each fader. To pan any send, just click the pan knob and a large pan encoder will pop up, then click the center of this encoder and drag in the direction of the desired pan. Additionally, the app offers a ‘Fine Mode’ for those of us with smaller devices to allow users to make detailed changes to levels.