Barcelona (January 23, 2007)–A pair of Midas Heritage 3000 consoles with 16-channel extensions have been used all over L’Auditori de Barcelona, one of the city’s leading cultural centers, which houses several music halls. One of the H3000s is for mobile use and can be moved wherever it is needed, though mainly it’s based in the 2,340-capacity Symphonic Hall; the other desk has a permanent home in the 700-capacity Chamber Music Hall.
One of two Midas Heritage 3000 desks at L’Auditori de Barcelona.Spanish installation company Twin Cam was responsible for commissioning the new desks into the halls, together with a package of Klark Teknik equipment including 24 channels of Helix DN9340 dual digital EQ and Helix DN9331 Rapide graphic controller. A total of DN360 graphic eqs and four DN1248 Plus mic splitters join the second H3000 in the Chamber Music Hall. The Helix EQs were configured as part of a Show Command system, with the H3000’s Solo Tracking System (STS), Rapide and a tablet PC running Elgar software, working together for monitor EQ access.
Klark Teknik and Midas’ STS function allows engineers to gain access to the EQ curves displayed on the Rapide, or as an option on a wireless tablet PC, by hitting the solo buttons on the console, giving them complete control of all the EQ functions for that output.
Since installation, the Heritage 3000s have been used for concerts by Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé, the Barcelona Jazz Festival featuring Jamie Cullum, Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra.