On Tour with the Supergroups
These new industry connections resulted in an association with Supertramp’s sound rental company “Delicate Productions” and Jeff Byers going on the road with Supertramp on their “Crime of the Century” tour alongside engineer Russell Pope in 1974. The experience gained on this tour resulted in the first MIDAS console to have major success, a small modular mixer called the PR System, often referred to as PRO4. The console’s name came from the name of the flagship PR 004 input module, which offered an exceptional microphone preamplifer and high-quality channel equalisation.
1975 saw the first dedicated MIDAS monitor console, with early customers including Clair Brothers Audio for clients including Elvis Presley, Yes, Billy Joel and The Beach Boys. Another innovation of early MIDAS consoles was a built-in active crossover, which became necessary for the new multi-way active sound systems gaining popularity in the UK.
Whilst the streets of the UK may have been reverberating to the new sound of anarchy in the mid-seventies, elsewhere in the world British rock supergroups reigned supreme. MIDAS supplied a On Tour with the Supergroups.
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