Mixing console developer Midas says it has “doubled the world population” of its digital consoles in just over three months. Brand development manager Richard ‘Fez’ Ferriday told Pro Sound News Europe that since the PRO2 began shipping at the end of October, over 1,000 units have been sold, matching the total number of digital Midas desks sold since the launch of the XL8 in 2006. A reported “healthy first wave” of sales of the 64 input channel, compact PRO2 (and corresponding PRO2C – PSNE covered its live debut here) console in Benelux is helping propel sales figures forward for Midas. The first PRO2 into the region went to Boerema Geluidstechniek while the Free Baptist Church Bethel based in Drachten, NL, has become the first installation into a place of worship for the system worldwide. In addition, a total of three systems have gone to Amsterdam-based rental company Peak Audio, Hebron Harvest Ministries church and the De Flint theatre in Amersfoort have both ordered PRO2Cs, Flagey Brussels is to install a PRO2 and a PRO2C into its theatre and conference facilities, and music venue Poppodium Gigant has also ordered one of each system. Meanwhile, networked PRO6 and PRO2 systems were deployed for this year’s Brit Awards, held for the second year running at London’s O2 Arena. The PRO2 was used on monitors, while the PRO6 mixed all nine artists who performed that night, including Adele, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Florence and The Machine, Noel Gallagher, Olly Murs and Rihanna. Britannia Row – who supplied the consoles – also supplied Josh Lloyd (pictured), FOH engineer for the show. For more on the Brit Awards, see PSNE’s report here. www.midasconsoles.com
InfoComm double for Music Group: Turbo bought, Midas PRO 1 revealed
Uli Behringer’s Music Group scored a double at InfoComm, with the acquisition of UK-based loudspeaker brand Turbosound, and the launch of the Midas PRO 1 compact console.