PLASA 2012: Midas honours Britannia Row
18 September 2012
UK - Midas Consoles has presented live audio specialists Britannia Row with a special 'Pushing the Boundaries' award for its work on the Queen's Jubilee Concert earlier in the year.
Midas announced the gong during a pre-PLASA distributor's dinner and then later in the week on the Midas PLASA Stand during the European press launch of the PRO1 and VeniceU.
"The award was made in recognition of Britannia Row's design and application of the largest, most complex network of Midas consoles to date," explains brand manager Richard Ferriday. "The system was used on the hugely demanding Queen's Jubilee Concert where more than 250,000 people packed into The Mall, St. James's Park and at the Queen Victoria Memorial, to watch the stellar line up of bands, who performed in quick succession, as millions more watched around the world on TV."
"We are delighted to be given this Award by Midas," comments Bryan Grant of Britannia Row. "Since the launch, this time last year, of the PRO2 and PRO2C Britannia Row has substantially increased its stock of PRO consoles.
"The Queen's Jubilee system was designed and supervised by one of our top systems engineers, Josh Lloyd, and included PRO9 and PRO2C consoles front of house and XL8, PRO9 and PRO6 consoles in monitor land. In addition Josh employed 14 Midas DL431 digital mic splitters to take care of house band plus orchestra, plus guest bands, the most impressive patch I've ever seen! All the consoles and split systems proved themselves to be robust, reliable and ideal for meeting the challenges of an epic, multi band, fast turnaround show."
Ferriday adds, "Everyone at Midas was delighted to see the consoles deployed in such a clever and creative way by Britannia Row. The company's efforts had to be acknowledged. Britannia Row's decision to apply Midas's integrated networking capabilities on a gig as important (and public) as the Queen's Jubilee Concert is a fantastic endorsement for the system."
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