AVID S6L 16C Digital Mixing System

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The next stage in live sound

Mix and record live productions of any size with ease. Avid VENUE | S6L delivers the unmatched processing power and sound clarity artists and engineers rely on to present the best show possible. From direct AAX and Waves plugin support and 128 tracks of Pro Tools recording, to full system modularity and 300+ processing channels, the S6L unified platform gives you the mixing efficiency, creativity, and flexibility you need to meet the demands of any gig. And now with its newly expanded line of five control surfaces, three engines, and four I/O racks to choose from—with 100% hardware, software, and show file compatibility across all—it’s easy to configure and scale the perfect system for your needs.

S6L-16C provides the mixing control and ease you need to support any live sound application in a 16-fader control surface.

  • 16 channel faders across 2 Channel Fader Modules, plus 2 assignable faders in the Master Live Module
  • 32 assignable channel knobs (encoders) across 1 Channel Knob Modules
  • 1 Master Live Module (provides control over global system parameters, such as channel banking, snapshots, and monitoring)
  • Local analog I/O, digital I/O, and ancillary I/O, including ECx for remote control and DVI for connecting an external monitor (sold separately) for VENUE software display


Choose Your Engine

All S6L Systems are avilable with the choice of E6L-112, E6L-144 or E6L-192 engines offering 112, 144 and 192 input channels respecitvely - simply choose the engine that suits your needs.  Showfiles are compatabile between all components of the S6L ecosystem making for excellent portability of your show between different consoles.

ENGINE E6L-192 E6L-144 E6L-112
Sample rates 96 kHz
Input channels 192 144 112
Input processing HPF, LPF, 4-band PEQ, Expander/Gate, Compressor/Limiter, Delay, 4 plugin inserts, hardware insert
Mix busses 96 + LCR 64 + LCR 48 + LCR
Output processing 7-band PEQ, Compressor/Limiter, Delay, 4 plugin inserts, hardware insert
Matrix 24 x 24 16 x 16
VCAs 32 24
Stereo solo busses 2, with independent control
Graphic EQs (31-band) 32
Digital signal processing Supports up to four HDX-192 DSP Expansion Cards for plugin processing; includes one card Supports up to two HDX-192 DSP Expansion Cards for plugin processing; includes one card
Plugin support 64-bit AAX DSP; also supports Waves SoundGrid systems through the WSG-HD Option Card for full integration with S6L, or over MADI
Plugin slots 200 125 100
Pro Tools integration Record/play back up to 128 audio tracks via Ethernet AVB
Expansion Option Card slots 4 max 2 max
Ethernet AVB ports Includes one AVB-192 Ethernet AVB Network Card with two ports (up to two AVB cards supported), selectable as etherCON (copper) or SFP (fiber), with redundant ring topology
I/O sharing Supports up to three Stage 64 and four Stage 16 racks, up to 192 inputs total (requires two AVB-192 Ethernet AVB Network Cards to share I/O)
Word Clock I/O Clock I/O BNC, 75 Ohm coaxial
USB ports 5 USB 2.0 ports (2 front, 2 back, 1 internal)
Power supply N+1 redundant, internal hot-swappable PSUs Dual redundant, internal*

Stage 64 I/O Included

All system bundles* include the Stage 64 I/O pre-loaded with 48 inputs and 8 outputs, with room to expand up to 64x32 using Analogue, AES or Dante Cards.
The Stage 64 also features a full time MADI split for splitting to external feeds or recording, as well as a local monitoring output for checking inputs without the need for a console connection.

*excluding 16C-Stage16 Bundle

  • Supports up to 64 inputs and 32 outputs (choose from a variety of analog I/O, digital I/O, and Dante card options—see what’s available)
  • 64-channel MADI split
  • 10U rack
  • Network up to three Stage 64 racks together to reach the maximum 192 inputs supported by the E6L-192 engine
  • Scale your I/O, get more I/O distribution flexibility, or add local I/O by mixing and matching Stage 64 with other VENUE | S6L I/O racks