The power of VENUE—everywhere
Go from stage to studio and beyond. With VENUE | S3L-X, you get the incredible sound clarity, power, and efficiency of VENUE in an ultra compact system. But that’s not all. Archive shows directly to Pro Tools. Streamline FOH, monitor, and broadcast workflows by sharing the same I/O across multiple networked systems. You can even set up a mobile recording/mixing studio using just the control surface and Pro Tools on your laptop, making S3L-X the most versatile system in live sound.
Mix big on a small surface
From major festivals to small clubs, S3L-X gives you the power and flexibility to handle anything. Scale the modular, Ethernet AVB-networked system to accommodate any size performance—from 16–64 mic preamps. Easily fit the control surface into the tightest FOH spaces. And get great versatility, reliability, and value for the stage, studio, and beyond.
Get the renowned sound of VENUE
Artists and engineers alike use VENUE because of its amazing sound quality and clarity. S3L-X is no different. From its premium mic preamps and digital converters, to supporting the same audio plug-ins used in countless recording studios, S3L-X makes it easy to re-create the sound of the studio—live.
Go from stage to studio
S3L-X is more than just a powerful yet easy-to-use live mixing system. The S3 control surface also does double duty as a full-featured recording studio. Just pair it with Pro Tools running on your laptop. Then connect mics, instruments, and more to the built-in audio interface for direct recording, editing, and mixing. It’s the ideal cost-effective mixing/recording setup to take to any gig—in any size space—as it easily loads into a car, bus, or plane.
Mix anything, anywhere
It may be small, but it’s mighty. From major festivals to clubs with the tiniest FOH spaces, the compact S3L-X can handle even the most demanding live productions. Experience exceptional performance when handling plug-in-heavy mixes. Mix and record live shows with the utmost efficiency. And easily scale your system to accommodate any size production.
Achieve incredible sound—live
VENUE systems are respected for their sound quality. The clarity. The warmth. S3L-X is no different, offering professional-grade I/O, transparent preamps, and EQ and dynamics on all outputs. And with direct support for the same plug-ins used in top recording studios, you can easily re-create an artist’s signature studio sound live. And eliminate expensive outboard gear and cumbersome external plug-in “servers.”
Set up a mobile studio
You archive every live show. But what happens to the recordings? With S3L-X, you can use the S3 as a standalone control surface with your laptop to remix shows to share with fans or for future commercial release. Not just Pro Tools sessions, but projects created in Logic, Cubase, and other DAWs too. What’s more, you even record overdubs and more through the S3’s built-in 4×6 audio interface.
Reduce complexity and cost
Forget fussing with bulky analog splits. With S3L-X, you can share the same I/O across multiple networked systems—without any loss of audio quality. This alone can save you thousands by reducing I/O and cable requirements, set-up time, and transportation costs. Plus, True Gain technology automatically manages gain compensation to ensure the proper signal levels in each engineer’s mix.
Scale up without being weighed down
With S3L-X, you can easily scale the system to meet your needs. Go from 16 mic pres with one Stage 16 box up to 64 with four. Rack your I/O in one location for easy supervision, or place each box closer to sources throughout the venue—up to 328 feet (100 meters) away. And with Ethernet AVB connectivity, all you need are lightweight, inexpensive Cat5e cables, putting an end to expensive, bulky analog snakes.
Get quick ’n’ easy USB drive recording
Don’t need a full Pro Tools multitrack session? Get 2-track recording and playback by connecting a USB Flash drive to the E3 engine. Archive stereo recordings of your board mix. Organize playlists in VENUE software to play pre-show or walk-up music. You can even integrate audio files with VENUE snapshots and events to trigger spot effects, cues, and music beds for theater performances.