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VENUE Downloads

Installation instructions and V14 download links can be found in this support Article:

System Requirements:

  • Avid S6L running VENUE and above, with 8GB RAM.
  • The console must be equipped with two AVB cards
  • Supports Waves V14 and V13 plugins
  • System Requirements page

More useful information:

Avid S6L running VENUE 7.0

Avid S6L running VENUE 6.3

Avid S6L running VENUE 6.1 or 6.2


Important: Prepare two ‘ExFat’ formatted USB flash drives for this installation: one for the licenses and one for the offline installer.

If you're running Avid VENUE version 5.7 - 6.0, use SoundGrid Rack for VENUE V9.

What's new

V10 – September 8 2020

  • SoundGrid Rack for VENUE V10: NEW Offline Installer including SoundGrid Rack for Venue now supports VENUE 6.3, with online capabilities of latest Waves Central.

V10 – October 23 2019

  • SoundGrid Rack for VENUE V10: Offline Installer including SoundGrid Rack for Venue now supports VENUE 6.2.

V10 – June 24 2019

  • Fixed: Bug that caused several Waves plugins (e.g. Waves Tune Real-Time, X-FDBK) running in SoundGrid applications to not pass audio or cause SoundGrid server disconnection and reconnection.
  • Fixed: Bug which caused long plugin scan and loading times on computers not connected to the internet, including longer session load times for MultiRack, SoundGrid Rack for Venue, and eMotion LV1.

V10 – February 14, 2019

  • Compatibility with Waves plugins V10, including Abbey Road Chambers, TRACT Sound System Calibration, PRS SuperModels, Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain, Sibilance, CLA MixHub.
  • Test Redundancy feature: When using a redundant SoundGrid Server, you can easily test your backup server to ensure that it is able to handle the session being processed by the main server; simply click the “Test Redundancy” button from the SoundGrid Server menu. This is especially important when the two servers are not identical.
  • Easily rescan licenses: If you’re preparing inserts and routing for a session without access to Waves licenses via a USB flash drive, plugins will load in a disabled state. The plugins won’t process audio, but you can assign inserts and load plugin presets. Once the licenses are connected, select “Rescan all disabled plugins” from SoundGrid Rack’s LOAD Menu and available plugins will be enabled.
  • Bug fixes.


Avid S6L running VENUE 5.7 - 6.0

For SoundGrid Rack for VENUE, SoundGrid Inventory and related downloads, please log in to download this dedicated offline installer .

Important: The current Offline Installer package includes a version of Waves Central that will require an update, and will not operate if your S6L is online. Currently we do not recommend updating the latest version of Central on VENUE S6L.

To install Waves to S6L:

  • Disconnect the console from the Internet
  • Prior to installation, activate your licenses to a USB flash drive, on an online computer as described in the installation instructions
  • Temporarily, activating licenses to your console is not possible. You’ll need to activate licenses to an ExFAT formatted USB flash drive, and leave the USB drive connected to the console

Important: Unzip offline installer on a Windows computer. For complete installation instructions, see here.

Download includes: SoundGrid Rack for VENUE, Waves Central, and all compatible plugins and bundles.