Levelland, TX (January 20, 2005)–The Commercial Audio Department of South Plains College in Levelland, Texas prepares students for all aspects of live performance production, so it recently purchased a Midas Heritage 3000 mixing console through Lubbock, TX-based Miller Pro Audio.
Matt Quick, Sound Technology instructor at South Plains College noted, “When we started looking for a large-frame analog desk for hands-on training, the Heritage 3000 was at the top of the list. We already use smaller-format digital consoles, so the students have a sense of operating digital desks. It’s still the case that nothing sounds as good or is as responsive as a big Midas, and everyone in this industry should know their way around one. I know from personal experience as an engineer that this is the board you’ll see most often on both tour riders and rental house equipment lists. Although we might only use half of the output busses on the shows we produce here, using a large-format console means we can set up the desk for production scenarios that students will almost certainly encounter in the future. Even though we use the H3K as a FOH desk, I also teach the students to use it as a monitor desk. I want them to be at home in each position, just like the console–that’s the main reason it made sense to bring one in to the program.”
The Department also has a Midas Venice console, used primarily used for their touring ensemble, which goes out for recruitment at high schools and colleges.