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The Unprecedented Power of VENUE!

Revolutionize your live sound with Avid's VENUE SC48! This system combines the second-to-none sound quality and road-ready reliability of Avid's renowned VENUE systems into a single console with built-in I/O, so it's both the most affordable and the most portable Avid VENUE system ever. The VENUE SC48 boasts Pro Tools plug-in support plus 100% seamless integration with Pro Tools LE. In all, you've got 48 mic/line XLR inputs, 16 line outputs (with an expansion slot for future growth), and the unprecedented workflow prowess of Avid VENUE: it's all inside the Avid VENUE SC48.

Gives you the power of VENUE in a portable, all-in-one system

Setting a new standard for sound quality, size efficiency, and price, VENUE SC48 packs all I/O, digital signal processing, and mixing control into a single compact console. The fully integrated system enables you to travel light and bring the unprecedented sound quality and creativity of VENUE to any event, or easily replace an analog console by simply dropping SC48 right into the existing cabling system. With its versatility and small footprint, you can connect stage mics and other inputs and outputs directly to the console. You can also integrate Pro Tools LE recording and playback for Virtual Soundcheck and show archiving, control all software functions remotely over a wired or wireless Ethernet device, and mix front-of-house and monitors using studio-quality processing. It's an unbelievably efficient and powerful centerpiece to your professional audio system.

Amazing sound quality with full plug-in support

Don't let its small size fool you. SC48 is a powerful performer, letting you create and deliver everything from simple to complex mixes in stunning sound quality. Its studio-grade microphone preamplifiers preserve audio fidelity and imaging for complete transparency, while built-in processing - including high-quality graphic EQ and dynamics - optimize clarity. And with support for professional plug-ins built right into the console, you can easily re-create and instantly recall an artist's signature studio sound live onstage. You'll have an enormous number and breadth of sound processing choices available at your fingertips.

Seamless Pro Tools integration

SC48 features a built-in Pro Tools FireWire interface, making it easy to connect a computer (sold separately) running Pro Tools software (included with SC48) to record and archive live performances or for audio playback. With VENUE and Pro Tools, you can also perform Virtual Soundcheck - a time saving process that lets you play tracks recorded from a previous live performance, and fine-tune your mix settings before an actual show or rehearsal. You can do that all without requiring the band or performers to be there.

Powerful workflow innovations

SC48 introduces several new features - some of which you'll only find from Avid - to optimize your workflow. Using the exclusive Channel Control, a single button press gives you immediate access and control over any channel strip function, including input parameters, EQ and dynamics, and Aux sends, using the console's eight color-coded rotary encoders. Use the unique Flex Channel in latch mode to assign and gain perpetual access to a key channel, and never lose sight of the star of the show. Take advantage of VCA Spill, which gives you unprecedented access to specific channels within your mix without banking. And maximize your efficiency using the console's General Purpose Interface (GPI) I/O and D-Show software to create custom macros, enabling you to perform multiple functions by simply pressing a button, stomping a footswitch, or moving a fader.

The identical VENUE software platform

All VENUE systems operate under one common software platform - VENUE D-Show software. D-Show software sets new standards in operational efficiency and workflow, giving you instant access to and full control over any function of the system. Just a simple button push on the console or click from the screen gives you access to inputs, outputs, filing operations, snapshots, the digital patch bay, plug-ins, and user options. And because all VENUE systems share this same software platform, engineers only need to learn it once to mix on any VENUE system, big or small, and can create and load show files for use on any VENUE system.


  • Redundant Power Supply
  • Fully integrated console offers built-in I/O for stage and ancillary sources, DSP, and tactile control for ultimate portability
  • Compact footprint fits small- to mid-size clubs, houses of worship, theaters, corporate events, and more
  • First-rate VENUE sound quality provides amazing audio clarity in any room
  • Supports professional audio plug-ins for creating studio-quality mixes live
  • Pro Tools FireWire interface and software included for audio recording and playback system connection
  • VENUE D-Show software, the industry's easiest, most comprehensive control software
  • 48 analog mic/line XLR inputs, 16 analog line outputs (expandable to 32)
  • Single expansion slot for maximizing output count or adding A-Net connectivity
  • 16 Aux Sends, 8 Groups, plus 8 mono matrixes (linkable as up to 4 stereo matrixes)
  • Choice of Left-Right plus Mono or Left-Center-Right Mains bus configuration
  • 26 touch-sensitive, motorized faders: 16 input, 8 output master, 1 Flex Channel, and 1 Mains
  • 16 assignable, push-switch rotary encoders with multi-segment LED rings enable immediate access to key parameters
  • Additional I/O, including talkback, analog and digital 2-track, GPI, MIDI, and Word Clock

Avid VENUE SC48 Hardware Specifications:

  • Maximum Height (front): 3.9 inches (100 mm)
  • Maximum Height (rear): 7.3 inches (186 mm)
  • Maximum Width: 38.95 inches (989 mm) with endcaps
  • Maximum Depth: 28.15 inches (715 mm)
  • Weight: 125 lbs. (56.7 Kg)
  • Power Requirements: 100-240 V, 50-60Hz, 200 W
  • USB Ports (5): USB 2.0
  • IEEE-1394 Port: FireWire (for Pro Tools LE only)
  • GPI Port: DB9 female
  • Footswitch Connectors (2): 1/4-inch TRS
  • MIDI In/Out: 5-pin DIN female
  • Word Clock I/O: BNC female
  • VGA Port:dB-15 mini-female (1024 x 768 resolution, mirrored display mode)
  • DVI Port: DVI female (1024 x 768 resolution, mirrored display mode)
  • ECx Ethernet Control: RJ-45 (for ECx remote control)
  • Console Light Connectors (2): XLR3-F

Avid VENUE SC48 General Audio Specifications:

  • Internal Sample Frequency: 48kHz
  • External Sample Frequency: 48kHz +/-10 ppm (Word Clock input)
  • Processing Delay: Less than 2.3 ms (48 channels, stage input through L-R bus to stage output)
  • Internal Processing: Up to 48-bit, fixed point (288dB internal dynamic range)
  • Frequency Response: +/-0.2dB (22Hz - 20kHz BW, relative to 1kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 108dB typ
  • Crosstalk: -100dB typ (adjacent stage inputs to L-R bus, @ 1kHz)
  • Residual Output Noise: -90dBu typ (20Hz - 20kHz BW)

Avid VENUE SC48 Stage I/O (standard configuration):

AI16 Analog Input Cards (3)

  • Connector (x16): XLR3-F, balanced
  • Phantom Power: +48V (individually switchable per channel via software), 10mA max
  • Maximum Input Level: +32dBu with pad
  • Pad: 20dB
  • Gain: +10dB to +60dB
  • Input Impedance: pad off: 5.5k Ohm, leg to ground, pad on: 3.8k Ohm, leg to ground
  • EIN: -126dBu typ (maximum gain, 150 Ohm source, 20Hz - 20kHz BW, unweighted)
  • A/D Converter: 24-bit, delta sigma

AO16 Analog Output Card (1)

  • Connector (x16): XLR3-M, balanced
  • Maximum Output Level: +24dBu
  • Output Impedance: 50 Ohm, leg to ground
  • D/A Converter: 24-bit, delta sigma, 128x oversampling


Talkback Mic Input

  • Connector: XLR3-F
  • Phantom Power: +15V @ 6mA (switchable)
  • Sensitivity: -2dBu to -32dBu (variable in 6 gain steps)
  • Input Impedance: 4k Ohms

2-track Analog Inputs

  • Connector: 1/4-inch TRS
  • Maximum Input Level: +24 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 10k Ohms

2-track Analog Outputs

  • Connector: 1/4-inch TRS
  • Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 50 Ohms

2-Track Digital AES Inputs

  • Connector: XLR3-F
  • Format: AES/EBU
  • Word Length: 24-bit
  • Sample Rate: 48kHz
  • Sample Rate Conversion: 3:1 ratio

2-Track Digital AES Outputs

  • Connector: XLR3-M
  • Format: AES/EBU
  • Word Length: 24-bit
  • Sample Rate: 48kHz
  • Dithering: None
  • Channel Status Info: Pro, Audio 48K, No Emphasis
  • Headphone Output
  • Connector (1): 1/4-inch TRS, unbalanced
  • Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Maximum RMS Power Output (at +21 dBu): 106mW (with 32-ohm headphones) 130mW (with 600-ohm headphones)

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