MIDAS PRO digital consoles have been installed in one of Barcelona’s most prestigious music venues. The magnificent L’Auditori is one of the Spanish city’s most iconic cultural institutions dedicated to musical events. Past programming has included a long list of international artists.
MIDAS’ partner in Spain, Seesound S.L. supplied a PRO6 digital mixing system for larger events, complemented by a PRO2 console for monitors and more intimate shows. Both systems can be interconnected via CAT5 cables, so they share the microphone preamps and all audio signals.
Carles Ribo, product manager for Seesound commented: “L’Auditori wanted to implement the best possible audio quality with a user friendly control and flexibility. With this in mind, the technical team of L’Auditori immediately chose the digital MIDAS PRO Series, especially considering the sound quality the system delivers.”
The venue is a busy centre of performance, teaching and research. It offers three different performance spaces — the 2,200-seater Sala 1 Pau Casals, the 600-seater Sala 2 Oriol Martorell, and the 400-seater Sala 3 Tete Montoliu.
All spaces are frequently home to performances by some of the most talented international artists, often within the classical genre. This demanding environment requires a sound system which is sensitive enough to reproduce complex sound in a warm, clear, natural way. The analogue feel of the digital boards from MIDAS made the PRO consoles a natural choice.
At the heart of the PRO Series, the PRO6 provides up to 64 simultaneous input processing channels. The ever-popular VCAs and POPulation groups allow efficiency and flexibility-particularly when dealing with large orchestras, which often require a large number of layers and channels.
The PRO2 is small and powerful, making it the ideal portable console for moving between different venues and spaces. With its intuitive interface and 64-channel capacity, it caters to a broad variety of performance needs, from simple setups to more ambitious shows.
SeeSound invited Richard Ferriday, Brand Development Manager from MIDAS, to come to L’Auditori and personally demonstrate the advantages of the system, its control options and to answer to any questions in depth.
Richard adds: “The fact that so many prestigious venues are now installing MIDAS digital at the heart of their audio systems emphasizes we are now producing the best-sounding, most intuitive, flexible and greatest value proposition products available today. L’Auditori joins a fast-growing list of the world’s most iconic venues who are taking full advantage of what we at MIDAS have to offer.”