Avid Announces VENUE 7.2 Software Update on September 18, 2023 | Marketing Team Designed to provide more routing capabilities for the VENUE | S6L console, such as the ability to patch any input source from anywhere on the platform or connected network to any input channel.Avid has announced the availability of new VENUE 7.2 software, an update designed to allow more routing capabilities for the VENUE | S6L mixing console, such as the ability to patch any input source from anywhere on the platform or connected network to any input channel, with Automatic Delay Compensation.Further capabilities in VENUE 7.2 include input channels that can be routed directly from six different pickoff points:— Top of channel allows users to get the signal at the raw source, straight from the analog mic pre.— The True Gain pickoff point is designed to ensure consistent gain structure for engineers when sharing the mic pre across multiple systems, regardless of their role in setup. In I/O sharing scenarios without ownership of the analog mic pre, the True Gain pickoff provides real-time compensation for any analog gain stage changes.— Pre-EQ, Insert Return, Pre-Fader Post-Mute and Post Fader allow users to choose which level of processing is applied for the duplicated input.In addition to these internal processing paths, users also have direct access to any physical source on the VENUE | S6L platform, such as stage and local inputs, and sources from any MADI-192 or MILAN-192 option card.“The routing flexibility offered in the latest VENUE software update is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in patching, making the Avid VENUE | S6L the obvious mixing console choice in live sound,” says Francois Quereuil, vice president, Product Management for Audio and Music Solutions at Avid. “With nearly endless input options, S6L users can now craft signal flow in new and innovative ways. We’re excited to see what our creative customers will produce with these enhancements.”Olivier and Tony Award-winning sound designer Gareth Owen adds: “One of the cool ways we use output to input is that we will often duplicate an input channel, with one version going to FOH and one version going to surround. Usually, we do a post insert direct out from the FOH channel, via a plug-in, back into the Surround channel so you automatically get all the processing on both channels. Now we can do this more elegantly without the wasted plug-in slot.”Avid also recently added Soothe Live for S6L, free for a year with a support plan. It helps in addressing common problems in mixing live sound like overly bright instruments, proximity effect in vocals, muddiness and instrument bleed, Soothe Live works in real time and was developed specifically for S6L users.The Avid VENUE 7.2 software update for VENUE | S6L is now available. Go here for more specifics.