14 June 2012
Midas has announced the launch of the Pro1 live audio system, which the company is describing as ‘breaking new ground for Midas digital consoles in several areas’.
The desk – which represents Midas targeting its lowest ever price point – was launched by Midas on the eve of the Infocomm 2012 exhibition in Las Vegas.
Billed as the ‘first standalone Midas digital console’ with comprehensive onboard I/O, the Pro1 also boasts an all-new, lightweight aluminium frame intended to help ‘set new standards of portability and performance for a compact digital console’. It is compatible with the complete Midas digital range, supporting existing show files.
The Pro1 opens new territory for Midas on a number of different levels,’ explained brand development manager Richard Ferriday. ‘New manufacturing materials and techniques, the first standalone Midas digital console, with comprehensive I/O on the back, and a previously undreamed-of price point. The Pro1 will be accessible to freelance engineers, small music venues, and anyone who actually cares about audio quality, reliability and portability.’
Other features on the compact, 24-channel board include 40-input channels, a daylight variable 15-inch TFT screen, 28 Klark Teknik DN370 31-band graphic equalisers, six Population Groups, 96kHz 40-bit floating-point processing throughout, and three AES50 ports for further I/O options.