London, (September 14, 2010)–Midas has launched the VeniceF, an ultra-compact analog console with FireWire multi-channel digital audio interface.
The VeniceF is the first all-new Midas product to be unveiled following the Music Group’s acquisition of Midas Klark Teknik last winter. It features the Midas XL3 EQ and filter section, Midas mic preamps, 100mm faders, increased channel and input count, a dual 7×2 matrix and a reorganized master section layout.
The VeniceF’s 32×32 FireWire capability adds 32 channels of multitrack recording and playback (VeniceF 320) using any suitable FireWire-equipped computer. Using it, virtual soundchecking is possible and the desk 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 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.
“VeniceF is the first professional analogue live sound console to feature a multi-channel digital audio FireWire interface, and, as such, heralds the creation of a new genre of hybrid live audio consoles,” say Midas and Klark Teknik brand development manager Richard Ferriday.
The VeniceF will begin shipping from Kidderminster in October.