Compact Digital Live Console

Midas Pro 2C

Undisputed and highly respected leader on the high-end analog console market, Midas took its time before tackling the growing sector of digital consoles. After a strategic observation period, the British firm finally unveiled in 2007 the XL8, an uncompromising digital mixing system, carrying over all of the audio qualities of its illustrious predecessors (Heritage, XL4, XL3 etc.) but also some new, innovative and original operating solutions. Unfortunately, due to its size and its elitist price positioning, five years after its release, the XL8 is still an object of unfulfilled fantasy and desire for most sound engineers.

TEST BENCH: WASH LED moving head luminaire

AYRTON "WILDSUN 500S"

There are now three models in the Wildsun 500 moving head wash family of luminaires. The 500C, the first in the range, RGBW with a 11° – 45° zoom and an average white of 4000K has met with true success and has already been adopted in the Dushow and Phase 4 parks, among others, and has also been included in the kit for the Bruce Springsteen tour with Morpheus. There is also the 500S (S for Stage), RGBW, with a tighter 8° to 40° zoom and a cooler white at 6700K to provide extra pep to the beams. It is this model that we have chosen to look at more closely.