Sydney, Australia (April 19, 2004)–Sydney Olympic Park, the home of the 2000 Olympics, recently saw the first outing for the new Midas Verona mixing console in Australia. The event was a concert entitled ‘Would you like Music with That’ and featured many restaurants and eateries setting up stalls to sell their wares. Naturally the concert provided the music to go with the food and featured artists such as Eon Groove Orchestra, Swing City and OzOpera.
The console was a Verona 560 fitted with 48 mono inputs and 8 multi function inputs. The production for the event was supplied by Sydney-based rental company Coda Audio. Meanwhile, Sydney production company Action Sound is now the proud owner of the very first Verona to be sold in Australia. Complementing an existing inventory of Midas Venice consoles, Action Sound has just taken delivery of a Verona 400 featuring 32 mono inputs and 8 multi-function inputs, supplied complete with a purple Midas roadcase.
The console made its debut three days after delivery in March when it performed FOH duties for English folk legends Ralph McTell and Steeleye Span. The concert was held in Sydney’s ‘The State’ theatre venue; other gear on-hand included a Dynacord Cobra line array system, ElectroVoice foldback and microphones, and Klark Teknik processing.