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Live Sound Mixing Fast Start: Avid SC48

with Zach Varnell

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    03:11
  •   02 Hardware Overview

    07:45

Class duration: 3h 5m

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About The Class

get to know one of the most popular digital consoles on the market.

Digital live mixing consoles have revolutionized the live sound mixing environment by providing access to scenes and screenshots, hundreds of on-board digital effects, and expanded routing and i/o flexibility. In this class, we will break down one of the most popular in venue live sound consoles, the Avid SC48.

Built around Avid's VENUE software, the SC48 is the more affordable and popular version of the Profile, Mix-Rack and D-Show live sound systems. In this course, we will cover:

  • Routing and I/O Capabilities
  • The SC48 Channel Strip
  • Aux, Matrix and Groups Routing
  • Monitor Mode
  • Using plugins and effects
  • Saving and recalling shows, scenes, and snapshots
  • Pro Tools Integration and Virtual Soundcheck
If you are a live sound engineer or just breaking into mixing front of house or monitors, get to know one of the most popular and versatile digital consoles on the market.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    03:11
  2. 02

    Hardware Overview

    07:45
  3. 03

    System Settings

    23:31
  4. 04

    The ACS Channel Strip

    17:59
  5. 05

    Channel Faders

    27:11
  6. 06

    Output Faders

    22:09
  7. 07

    The Patchbay

    08:11
  8. 08

    Metering

    03:06
  9. 09

    Solo and Monitoring

    24:42
  10. 10

    Plugins

    12:32
  11. 11

    Show Folders and Snapshots

    26:32
  12. 12

    Events

    08:37

Meet Your Expert

Zach Varnell

Zach Varnell has been recording since he was 13 years old, from a 2 track reel to reel in his parents basement in Denver to studios like London Bridge and Bear Creek in Seattle. In 2000, Zach was hired as ... read more

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  • lowbass5

    lowbass5

    May 2016

    great class, lot's of great tips for who's starting to mix on avid consoles thanks Zach and Creative Live greetings from Romania Adrian

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