Canadian hard rock band Kobra and the Lotus just finished a 35-date tour of Europe that saw the 5-piece group visit 18 countries. Helping the band travel lightly on the road was a Midas M32C digital rack mixer and DL32 stage box to handle in-ear monitor mixing.
Production manager Andrew Peters, who also recently completed a stint of shows in the U.S. with metal band DragonForce, also made use of the M32C, stating, “Ease of transportation is the major selling point for me and the bands I work with, so this is the ultimate mixing system.”
Lead singer Kobra Paige adds, “The result for us has been incredible; this is the first time we’ve been able to get hands on with our in-ear mixes and take full control of the show.”
Inputs and outputs were run via the DL32, with an AES50 port from the stage box feeding the M32C and a router connected via Ethernet, allowing for internet connectivity to the unit. Each member of the band then used the M32 Edit App to adjust their own mixes.
“As we travel light, I make use of each venue’s front of house console,” Peters notes. “The highlight has been mixing on the flagship Midas PRO X console at Backstage Munchen in Germany. Also, getting to mix on the M32 at Yo-Talo in Helsinki was sweet, especially to have our entire sound run on the Midas M Series.”