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Old 01-19-2017, 03:20 PM
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Default S3L - The early death of a sweet console and what could follow?

Now from the pics and the floor plan it looks like avid isn't even showing the S3L
at the winter namm show 2017, fueled by the ignorance brought to the product and questions about it, despite the fact that some months before there was a statement pro S3L, what will happen now?

This must be the shortest life span of a professional product in that price range I have ever seen....

Doesn't make me feel like investing more into avid, but I have to renew my protools subscription soon.
I am reluctant without knowing what the future brings.

So any of you who was there at the namm show, is there any news of what direction this will take?

I know that no avid official will chime in, at least nobody that is responsible ...
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Old 01-19-2017, 03:52 PM
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I can only say that I have heard absolutely nothing regarding EOL on the S3L.
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: S3L - The early death of a sweet console and what could follow?

It might not be the proffered marked for the system in the US, but not even showing it ?
Complementing the lack of it speaks a clear language to me.... I would love to be proven wrong
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Old 01-19-2017, 06:21 PM
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I'll be there tomorrow, I'll check it out.
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:58 PM
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Thank you :)
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Old 01-20-2017, 12:48 AM
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Default Re: S3L - The early death of a sweet console and what could follow?

I know that they will show both systems s3lx and s6l in the Rai Amsterdam at ISE 2017. So i guess there s3lx is system isn't dead. Though i think in the competition for small console format their loosing ground.

Just as Digico has released an other new console. Which seem to be highly competitive. Kind of waiting for a console which will be kind of new sc48....only with specs that whould make it like a 2017 console. At the moment s3lx seem to be a stepbackwards.

In effort to make s3lx more grown up. Avid should update the following:

-Adopting master live touch screen. would be a great thing for s3lx.
-Inserting dan dugan auto mixer would be necessary if you take a look to other consoles in the same leauge.
-64 mono channels + 8 stereo returns
-32 varible aux groups + 8 matrix
-updating their snapshot system for more convenient control: -recalling selecteble auxes (not just a selection of groups ) -different scope filter per channel with a different colour so you can see it at an blink of an eye. - triggering multiple snapshots from the snapshot page instead of their event page.
- selecteble aux pre pickoff per channel basis (channel 1 aux 1 pre eq post comp. Ch 2 aux 1 pre comp post eq) Instead of Avid global pick-of system which is absolutely useless. And so outdated.
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Default Re: S3L - The early death of a sweet console and what could follow?

Saying that Avid is letting the S3 range go is quite a bit premature.

Why would they do that? Just because a company doesn't show every product they have in a Music Convention doesn't mean anything. And the S3 has a few years on it now so showing something that has been shown several times before might not be Avids main focus. Nothing more nothing less. IMHO of course
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:19 AM
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Default Re: S3L - The early death of a sweet console and what could follow?

I think the S3 as protools controller will continue, I am not so sure about it as part of the Venue live sound range ....


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Old 01-20-2017, 02:22 AM
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Default Re: S3L - The early death of a sweet console and what could follow?

I would be very pissed, if that comes true!
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Default S3L - The early death of a sweet console and what could follow?

I wasn't that big on using the S3 live. It was too hard to see anything, navigation was somewhat awkward. I wonder if we'll see an S4 for live and updated software for the E3.


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