Sir Cliff Richard’s FOH engineer Mike ‘Bunny’ Warren with the Midas PRO6 at the Royal Albert Hall
14 November 2011
Britannia Row Productions is enjoying a busy autumn and winter season, with its entire Midas digital inventory out on major international tours.
Two XL8s continue on Jamiroquai’s world tour, with Rick Pope at FOH and Tristan Farrow on monitors. “Out of all the digital boards that I’ve used in the live environment, the XL8 is sonically by far the best,” says Pope of the XL8. “The definition in one’s mix can only be described as 3D; I have not heard separation like this before.”
Another XL8 has been out with Cliff Richard, with James ‘JJ’ John on monitors, while FOH engineer Mike ‘Bunny’ Warren has ben using a PRO6. An XL8/PRO6 combination is now being used on Kasabian under the control of FOH engineer Paul Ramsey, with a PRO6 being used by monitor engineer Yogi.
PRO Series consoles are also out on other BRP tours including a PRO9 on Tinie Tempah, with Mark Kennedy at front of house; a PRO6 on Beady Eye with Spooner on monitors and two PRO6s on Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds tour, with Antony King at FOH and Nahuel Gutierrez on monitors. A further PRO6 continues on Foo Fighters’ world tour, with Ian Beveridge at FOH. “It’s the best sounding console I have ever used, bar none,” says Beveridge. “The band themselves commented on the sonic improvement the moment the PRO6 arrived.”
Nahuel Gutierrez with the Midas PRO6
Mark Kennedy with a Midas Pro9 at FOH for Tinie Tempah
“It’s great to see such an iconic brand coming to the forefront again, and deservedly so,” says BRP managing director Bryan Grant. “We’ve always believed that engineers were looking for that Midas audio quality and this is obviously happening.”