14th Jun 2012
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.