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Alpha Audio Takes Avid’s Latest Venue Control Surface

Avid has announced that Melbourne-based Alpha Audio, suppliers 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 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 suited to festivals, corporate events, and live sound installations.

The delivery was facilitated by Bruce Johnston from JPJ Audio who has vast experience with the Avid VENUE products and live production, having been in the business since 1970.

“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 is suitable for a wide-range of applications including front-of-house, monitor, broadcast, and theatre. It 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.

“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. 


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