U.K.—Emphasizing the trend toward building digital audio consoles with smaller footprints—and lower pricetags— Midas has launched its PRO6 live mixing system. The PRO6 uses the same microphone pre-amp design used in Midas’ flagship XL8 digital console as well as in its industry standard
Midas PRO6 live mixing system analog boards such as the XL3, XL4, and Heritage, while its designers used the company’s 32-channel Verona console as a template for the size of the control surface.
“Our roadmap always had the XL8 as the launch digital product, to be followed by smaller and more cost-effective consoles,” John Oakley, Managing Director, Midas, told SCNAsia. “The PRO6 is the logical next step and we believe it sounds as good as any console we’ve ever built.”
Like the XL8, the PRO6 uses the international AES50 audio networking standard, featuring feed-forward error correction which, Midas says, provides superior protection against lost data packets and synchronization issues when compared to Ethernetbased systems.
The idea of an ‘affordable’ XL8- style console has already proved a popular one, with Midas reportedly taking over 100 orders since the PRO6’s launch last month.