A Midas PRO3 live audio system has been installed in the Gustave Eiffel room, located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Supplied by EVI Audio, the console will help the 300-capacity venue to accommodate a wide variety of events, ranging from showcases and product demonstrations to seminars and business conferences.
“For a venue this unique, we have to have the best,” said Alain Phillipon, the Eiffel Tower’s resident sound engineer for the past eight years, who previously worked on a Midas Heritage 1000. “I wanted the versatility of digital as we host so many different kinds of events here that we need maximum flexibility. But I also wanted to keep the warmth of the Midas sound. The PRO3 offered the perfect solution.”
Features praised by Phillipon include the system’s user-friendly design and comprehensive package of effects, EQ and dynamics. The PRO3’s flexibility is further enhanced by two DL451 modular I/O units purchased with the system, allowing connections in remote rooms.
The sound team at the Eiffel Tower has since undergone training. “The team handled the console easily,” said Phillipon, pictured here (right) with Gustave Eiffel room manager Marie-Paule Dauphin. “The system architecture is clearly laid out, making FOH mixing easy to handle. The sound is really clear and warm. We are now ready to challenge it!”