L’Auditori plays to the tune of Midas PRO consoles25 February 2013
Midas PRO digital consoles have been installed in one of Barcelona’s most prestigious music venues, the L’Auditori. The Catalonian venue is one of the Spanish city’s most iconic cultural institutions dedicated to musical events.
As a centre of performance, teaching and research, the venue offers three different performance spaces — the 2,200-seater Sala 1 Pau Casals, the 600-seater Sala 2 Oriol Martorell, and the 400-seater Sala 3 Tete Montoliu. All spaces are frequently home to performances by some of the most talented international artists, often within the classical genre.
This demanding environment required a sound system which was sensitive enough to reproduce complex sound in a warm, clear, natural way. Spanish distributor for Midas SeeSound was enlisted to supply the new technical equipment.
"L’Auditori wanted to implement the best possible audio quality with a user friendly control and flexibility" commented Carles Ribo, product manager for SeeSound. "With this in mind, the technical team of L’Auditori immediately chose the digital Midas PRO Series, especially considering the sound quality the system delivers.”
At the heart of the PRO Series, the PRO6 provides up to 64 simultaneous input processing channels. The VCAs and POPulation groups allow efficiency and flexibility-particularly when dealing with large orchestras, which often require a large number of layers and channels. The PRO2 is small and powerful, making it the ideal portable console for moving between different venues and spaces. With its intuitive interface and 64-channel capacity, it caters to a broad variety of performance needs, from simple setups to more ambitious shows.
SeeSound invited Richard Ferriday, brand development Manager from Midas, to attend L’Auditori and personally demonstrate the advantages of the system, its control options and to answer to any questions in depth. Frriday added: "The fact that so many prestigious venues are now installing Midas digital at the heart of their audio systems emphasises we are now producing the best-sounding, most intuitive, flexible and greatest value proposition products available today. L’Auditori joins a fast-growing list of the world’s most iconic venues who are taking full advantage of what we at Midas have to offer.”