Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that legendary German hip hop band, Die
Fantastischen Vier, also known as Fanta 4, have used the award-winning Avid
VENUE | S6L system on their 2017 European tour. The band’s veteran front of house
engineer, Klaus Scharff, continues to utilize the unprecedented processing
capabilities of the latest Avid VENUE system to bring the electrifying shows to life.

With over 20 years of his career spent working with Fanta 4 both in the studio and
on the road, Scharff has always been a veteran member of Avid’s preeminent client
and user community that continues to shape our collective future. He knows what
the band wants when it comes to a live production and has always relied on Avid
VENUE systems to mix Fanta 4’s hip hop extravaganzas. In 2017, Scharff opted to
take the cutting-edge VENUE | S6L out on the road – powered by the same easy-to-
use VENUE software as other Avid live sound systems, the new desk enabled him to
quickly transition from the VENUE Profiles he’s used on previous shows to the new

VENUE systems have always been respected for their world-class sound quality, and
the S6L is no different. The VENUE | S6L functions as the perfect front-end to the
Avid MediaCentral™ Platform, the industry’s most open, tightly integrated and
efficient platform designed for media. As one of the most comprehensive workflow
solutions to create, distribute and optimize media, VENUE | S6L provides seamless
Pro Tools® recording and playback, and offers the most powerful and integrated
live recording capabilities on the market.

Scharff is utilizing the S6L’s integration with Pro Tools and VENUE’s Virtual
Soundcheck feature to fine-tune FOH mixes and during rehearsals. He explains, “Pro
Tools and the synergy that Pro Tools offers both FOH and artists is second to none.
Upon arriving at each venue, I set up the S6L and Pro Tools and record everything
the band does in pre-production. We then review and fine-tune the mix to give the
audience the best experience we can.’

VENUE | S6L offers unmatched power to handle huge channel counts while ensuring
maximum stability and the lowest-possible latency. Configured with 32 faders and
featuring the most advanced live sound engine on the market, the E6L, Scharff has
the power and flexibility to handle complex stage connections. The Stage 64 rack
features a high-performance preamp design allowing Scharff to present even higher
quality mixes with incredible presence. “I can access all the vital channels on the
first layer of the surface and adjust the mix instantly when necessary – it makes for
a very smooth sound, and can almost inaudibly balance even large dynamic