Lititz, PA (May 20, 2008)–Clair Showco has purchased and taken delivery of two Midas XL8 Live Performance Systems. The SR company was involved in the XL8’s development, with delegations from Midas paying regular visits to Clair’s PA headquarters the project’s start in early 2004.
A statement from ClairShowco on the purchase noted, “With so many of our long-term clients in love with the legendary analogue ‘Midas’ sound, we were excited to be involved in the birth of their first digital console, the XL8. The large scale networked design offers the user a massive amount of accessible input/output creative flexibility together with absolute redundancy designed in as standard. It is no easy task to retain that absolute analogue ‘sound’ in a digital console design, so for us, the real surprise is the number of test drivers who walk away from our XL8s saying ‘it doesn’t sound digital; it sounds like a Midas’. Purchasing our first Midas XL8s is a natural step in our company’s ongoing policy of offering the latest cutting edge technology to all of our many worldwide touring clients.”
Midas’ sales and marketing director David Cooper remarked, “We have always been very proud to have Clair Brothers Showco as a long term Midas customer; it was therefore very important to keep them up to speed at all stages during our digital development program. The ClairShowco final seal of approval is extremely important to us. This purchase sends a very clear signal that the Midas XL8 is fast establishing itself as the digital standard at the highest level of touring production.”
The Midas flagship joins Clair Brothers’ XL4 and Heritage 3000 rental inventory, which continue to be used daily on major touring productions, both across America and throughout the world.