VENUE 110V: Live Sound Production I focuses on the essential skills required to operate a VENUE system in a live sound environment. This course covers system operation using both the VENUE D-Show software and a VENUE control surface. This course is designed for live sound students and engineers who have limited experience using a VENUE system. The course requires a basic knowledge of live sound principles. Advanced students and working professionals may want to combine this course with VENUE 210V.
Who Is This Course Aimed At?
This course is aimed at Live Sound Engineers wishing to learn the fundamental operation of Avid's Venue systems. It will not teach you how to become a Live Sound Engineer.
This course explores the basic integration of a Pro Tools system with the AVID Venue system for Virtual Soundcheck. Though not a required prerequisite, a basic knowledge of Pro Tools would therefore be useful if you plan to use this feature on the road. If you are looking to quickly gain a thorough understanding of Pro Tools basics then we can recommend the following modules:
- Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools
- Pro Tools 110: Essentials of Pro Tools
- The VENUE concept — The VENUE product line and design goals, differences between analog and digital console architecture, components of a VENUE system
- D-Show control software — Software functions; using the software in stand-alone mode; the D-Show user interface; system configuration; using busses; saving, loading, and transferring Show files
- Control surface overview — Differences between the D-Show, Profile, and SC48 control surfaces; input channel controls and encoders; Assignable Channel Section controls; the SC48 Flex Channel; output section controls; master and global controls
- Built-in effects processing — Dynamics processing (compressor/limiter, expander/gate, settings and presets), standard EQ processing (EQs for inputs, graphic EQs for outputs, settings and presets), signal routing through on-board processing (changing the processing order, bypassing effects with Input Direct, using multi-select)
- TDM plug-ins and VENUE — Overview of included plug-ins, installing plug-ins, plug-in rack overview, assigning and routing plug-ins, controlling and adjusting plug-in parameters, saving and loading plug-in presets
- Mixing with VENUE — Configuring busses for mixing (main bus configuration, center divergence, aux/group bus configuration); using groups; using aux busses; using mute groups; talkback, 2-track, and oscillator controls
- Matrix Mixers — Matrix mixer overview, configuring user inputs for a matrix mixer, working with matrix input channels (routing inputs, enabling input channels, copying/resetting/clearing mixes), routing and adjusting matrix outputs
- VENUE and Pro Tools LE — Overview of the VENUE-to-Pro Tools connection, interface options, recording a show to Pro Tools LE, playing back tracks from Pro Tools (supplemental playback and virtual soundcheck)
To become a Certified VENUE Operator, you must schedule an exam with an Avid Authorized Training Partner once required classes and hands-on exercises have been completed. The VENUE Operator Exam is delivered electronically by the same Avid Authorized Training Partner where your prerequisite courses were taken. To take the exam you must:
- Complete all VENUE 100- and 200-level courses and course projects/exercises at an official Avid Authorized Pro School
- Pass each course completion exam and pass the final Pro Tools Operator certification exam at an Avid Authorized Training Partner
A Certified VENUE Operator is in the driver’s seat of a state-of-the-art live sound production environment that delivers studio-grade sound, unprecedented reliability, powerful performance, and complete ease of use. VENUE certification clearly demonstrates to the live sound industry that you know how to make the most from the widest array of TDM processing in the industry. VENUE is shaping the future of live sound, and you are the director.
A Certified VENUE Operator credential provides immediate industry recognition of proven expertise. By holding a VENUE Operator’s Certification, you demonstrate that you have a deep and clear understanding of the widest array of TDM processing in the industry. Specifically that you:
• Understand expanded VENUE systems - how to install option cards in Mix Rack, make VENUE connections, mix engine configurations, and install mix engine cards
• Can operate input section controls, leverage control surface techniques to reset channels and parameters, and use ECx for remote control of VENUE
• Can leverage advanced built-in and TDM processing concepts including advanced plug-in management
• Know and can work with advanced mixing concepts including advanced group options, how to work with Simple and Expert modes and how to use VCAs
• Can operate VENUE’s monitor mixing options; including set up and work with Personal Q (PQ) systems
• Have advanced working knowledge and the ability to leverage the power of Snapshots and Events
Additionally, with your approval you will appear in Avid’s searchable online Certification Directory.
|It is advisable to bring a notepad and a pen to take notes during the course. Everything else will be provided for you!|
This venue for this course it at our Windsor Centre facility in Islington.
Alchemea, The Windsor Centre, Windsor Street, London, N1 8QG
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