Eiffel Tower ‘gig’ for Midas PRO310 May 2011
Provided by French distributor EVI Audio, a Midas PRO3 live audio system has been installed in the Gustave Eiffel room, located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The 300-capacity venue offers 360-degree panoramic views of the city and hosts a wide variety of events, including showcases, seminars, product presentations and business conferences.
“For a venue this unique, we have to have the best,” said Alain Phillipon, the Eiffel Tower’s resident sound engineer, who previously worked on a Midas Heritage 1000. “I wanted the versatility of digital as we host so many different kinds of events here that we need maximum flexibility. But I also wanted to keep the warmth of the Midas sound. The PRO3 offered the perfect solution.”
Once the PRO3 was installed, the sound team at the Eiffel Tower underwent a programme of training. “The team handled the console easily,” noted Phillipon, pictured here with Marie-Paule Dauphin, manager of the Gustave Eiffel room. “The system architecture is clearly laid out, making FOH mixing easy to handle. The sound is really clear and warm. We are now ready to challenge it!”
Features praised by Phillipon include the user-friendly design and the comprehensive package of effects, EQ and dynamics.
The system’s flexibility is enhanced by two DL451 modular I/O units purchased with the system, allowing connections in remote rooms.