Japan (April 24, 2007)–The second Midas XL8 live performance system to be sold in Japan has been delivered to PA company Zero-db by EVI Audio Japan. Established in 1997, Zero-db has invested heavily in Midas technology over the past decade, with analog consoles including XL3, XL250 and Heritage featuring on its inventory. Zero-db is now the first Japanese PA company to own an XL8.
Looking after the new Midas XL8 desk at Zero-db are (l-r): Junya Ito, engineer; Hiroaki Omiya,engineer; Nozomu Okada, technical support and engineer; Yasushi Iwashina, interpreter; Shunji Izawa, president; Kaori Shigeno, engineer; Masahiko Hayashi, engineer”When we heard that Midas was to launch its digital console, I instantly decided to add it to our rental stock,” said Zero-db president Mr. Shunji Izawa. “As I’ve been using Midas products for a long time, I was assured of its ease of use and reliability of operation. Perhaps most importantly, we also know we can rely on the Midas philosophy towards concert sound and the audio quality we’ve come to enjoy from their consoles.”
EVI Audio Japan held a training session on the system’s arrival into the country, and the XL8 had its debut at a rock concert in Tokyo. The desk then embarked on its first major project for veteran Japanese rock band Moon Riders, who performed concerts in Tokyo and Osaka.