North Oxfordshire-based W E Audio is a long-time Midas user and deployed its two Midas Heritage H3000s on all of the festivals it supplied to last year. It has now extended its Midas inventory with the purchase of two Midas PRO2 consoles from LMC Audio.
“We have always loved what Midas put into their consoles, especially the XL3 & XL4 and of course the H3000,” explains Rylan Machin, project manager at W E Audio (pictured here, left, with Paul Hinkly, MD at LMC Audio, centre, and Wayne Barker, MD at W E Audio). “So when we saw what Midas had done with the PRO2, bringing out a console with a small footprint, a respectable channel count, and the same Midas quality and attention to detail, we knew there would be high demand for hire on this console again.”
The decision to invest in PRO2 came after managing director Wayne Barker and his team saw it at PLASA 2011, taking full advantage of the PRO2 demo sessions available on the Midas stand throughout the show.
“It’s great to see long standing Midas customers like W E Audio making the move over to Midas digital, and I am sure the Pro 2 consoles will be a huge success for them, “ says Rob Hughes, UK customer support manager at Midas/Klark Teknik. “The demand for the PRO2 and PRO2C consoles has been fantastic; and it is set to become one of the fastest selling Midas consoles of all time.”
As well as adding the desk to their hire stock for touring and events, Machin says the company will be offering what it calls “The Bus Package” which is aimed at tours requiring a high quality small footprint console on a tour bus with a trailer.
“The Bus Package will include our fully patchable stage box that we are very proud to have incorporated into the Midas DL251 with satellite boxes and breakouts, so that the console can be put into house systems and local supplym” he reveals. “We hope that this package will offer a quick get-in and get-out option to engineers who are touring through different venues with a limited amount of space in a trailer.”
In other news, James Lawford has returned to LMC Audio following a period in UK sales at console manufacturer DiGiCo. Lawford joins the team in LMC’s Birmingham office in his new role as sales manager.