Midas launches VeniceF
Midas has launched the VeniceF, a new ‘digi-log’ mixing console with FireWire multi-channel digital audio interface, XL3 EQ and Propellerhead recording and processing trial software bundle.
The VeniceF is the first all-new Midas product to be unveiled following the Music Group’s acquisition of Midas Klark Teknik. It features the functionality of the Midas XL3 EQ and filter section, Midas mic preamps, 100mm faders, increased channel and input count, a dual 7x2 matrix and a reorganised master section layout.
The VeniceF’s 32x32 FireWire capability adds 32 channels of multitrack recording and playback using any suitable FireWire-equipped computer, without the need for additional interfaces. This also offers the possibility of virtual soundchecking, and allows third-party plug-ins to be run as channel inserts and third-party effects routed via aux sends and returns. Inputs, groups, auxes, matrixes and masters can be routed to the FireWire interface.
The software bundle includes a 60-day trial version of Propellerhead’s Record software and a low latency Midas ASIO driver for PC and Mac. Record offers both multitrack record/edit/replay software and signal processing modules, including dynamics and reverbs which can be inserted into the VeniceF signal paths.
Also new from the manufacturer is a range of standalone digital snake and audio distribution products. Models range from a 16in/8out system up to 64in/64out channels with up to 3,000m range, and include a fixed-format 48in/16out model.
There is a choice of four hardware options including the DL431 24-channel, 5-way active digital/analogue input splitter. Each of its 24 inputs features three Midas mic pres, completely isolated from each other. The DL351 64 channel and DL451 24 channel units support a range of five different I/O modules. Options include the Midas remote controlled mic pres, line in/out on various connectors and AES3 digital audio with sample rate conversion and local synchronisation capability.
The DL251 and DL252 provide a fixed-format, 48-in 16-out, all-analogue remote stagebox which feature Midas mic pre’s and dual-redundant power supplies. Remote control of mic amp functions is achieved from any Midas digital console, or via a PC computer running the appropriate Midas software.
All the systems are connected using standard Cat-5e cables carrying the AES50 multichannel audio and control protocol and provide a standard 100m range. This can be extended up to 3,000m with the Klark Teknik DN9650 network bridge.
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