Kidderminster, UK (September 22, 2006)–The final XL4 mixing consoles left Midas’ Kidderminster factory this summer en route to customers in Korea, marking the end of 12 years of production for the desk. The XL4s, sold through Korean distribution company Young Nak So Ri Sa, have joined the inventories of PA rental companies, C2 Sound and Green Sound. Both companies deployed the consoles on the Metallica concert in Seoul in August, where they were used by FOH engineer Big Mick Hughes.
Big Mick Hughes with one of the last Midas XL4s produced.Created by Midas designer Alex Cooper and launched in the summer of 1995, the XL4 quickly became popular in the touring sector, and also made inroads into the broadcast and fixed install markets. Reportedly, the most recent XL4 to appear on Midas’ approved used consoles online service was sold within 24 hours to Fotis Sound in Poland, and there is now a waiting list for clients wishing to purchase a previously-owned XL4.