MIDAS Verona 6pp cover
7/1/04
2:01 pm
Page 2
Midas - A Brief History
Since 1969 Midas has been the premier console brand
throughout the world of professional audio. Midas consoles have
been on the road with acts like Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney,
Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2, Coldplay and Kylie just to name a
few. From the famous Pro Series, the benchmark XL3 and XL4,
and onto the current industry standard Heritage 3000, Midas
remains the first choice for the most discerning of professional
live sound engineers and has set the standard in the industry.
“The Midas sound” is a commonly heard phrase in the world of
pro audio and refers to the sonic performance of Midas consoles
- the mark by which others are judged. It comes simply from a
unique combination of a superb dynamic range, very low noise
floor, flawless audio path transparency and a beautifully warm
EQ and the industries finest microphone pre-amp - plus thirty
years of experience from a design team that not only
understands audio but also loves music.
Midas XL4 and Paul ‘PAB’ Boothroyd
(FOH Engineer for Sir Paul McCartney)
Sonic performance is only part of the reason behind Midas’
success; there is also the outstanding product reliability. Midas
consoles are able to handle thousands of gruelling events and
hundreds of thousands of miles of punishing touring without
major fault. To back up our impeccably solid construction and
proven road-worthiness there is a three year global warranty, so
our support network of dealers and distributors are on call at all
times should any of our products need any kind of after-sales
service.
Midas’ proven technology and track record has made it an
essential tool in numerous applications. Countless theatres,
broadcasting suites, Houses of Worship, conference specialists
and installation companies entrust their live sound requirements
to Midas. The reason for this confidence is simple. It is founded
on the fundamental philosophy behind Midas: totally
uncompromising research, design, engineering and
manufacturing which results in a product synonymous with
excellence.
Midas has been designing and manufacturing live performance mixing consoles
for the world’s most demanding sound engineers, performers and production
rental companies since the early 1970s.
The evolution of Midas consoles throughout the 30-year history of this classic
marque has always paralleled, and often led, increasingly sophisticated audio
innovations for the world-wide entertainment technology industry. Raising the
standards of sonic quality through continual research and development has
always been - and still remains - our overall aim.
Equally important to us is the design and implementation of many new areas of
control functionality and user-friendly desk operation to anticipate and
accommodate the rapidly changing and expanding needs of audio professionals
who specify Midas consoles for their major tours, festivals, international events,
broadcast projects and prestigious fixed installations.
The Midas design pedigree has, since our birth, been founded upon a track
record of achieving a unique symbiosis with working sound engineers around
the planet - engineers who respect and endorse our proven technology in the
light of their responsibilities to their internationally-based clients who are
themselves the leading lights of our industry.
Klark Teknik Group, Walter Nash Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7HJ. England.
Tel: +44 1562 741515 Fax: +44 1562 745371
email: [email protected] www.midasconsoles.com
designed and printed in england by Veldonn Printers Limited tel: +44 1562 68477 fax: +44 1562 829026 email: [email protected] web: www.veldonn.co.uk
MIDAS Verona 6pp cover
Verona series
Midas XL4 and Daniel Green
(FOH Engineer for Coldplay)
Verona - A Step Above The Ordinary
Verona is, quite simply, the desk the industry has been asking
Midas for. It takes the concept of the ultra-compact Venice,
Midas’ best selling console of all time, and elevates it to the next
level. Verona delivers more inputs, more features, along with
legendary Midas quality in a package that revolutionises the 8
buss market. Visually, the console looks stunning; despite it’s
physically modest proportions, it feels like a full-sized Midas to
work on; and of course, most importantly of all, it sounds as
good as it looks.
live sound
installation
audio visual
broadcast
So what exactly is Verona?
Firstly, it’s a truly professional desk aimed squarely at the
professional market. Mechanically and electronically Verona is
much more than just another 8-bus console. If you are primarily
motivated by audio quality, rigid mechanical construction, longterm reliability and high residual values, then it is THE 8-buss
console.
The Verona series consists of 6 models ranging from 24 up to a
massive 64 inputs, and incorporates all the features and
components that make it look, sound and feel like a true Midas.
It has been designed from the ground up by the same team
responsible for the XL4 and the Heritage Series consoles,
including the industry-standard Heritage 3000.
Anyone who has ever bought a Venice and loved it is going to
be captivated by the Verona – you get more inputs, more
features and that all-important Midas quality. Available as an
install or touring package the Verona will handle anything from
houses of worship to broadcast / recording, theatre to corporate
applications, and of course concert sound.
Midas XL4 and Robbie McGrath
(FOH Engineer for The Rolling Stones)
7/1/04
2:01 pm
Page 2
Midas - A Brief History
Since 1969 Midas has been the premier console brand
throughout the world of professional audio. Midas consoles have
been on the road with acts like Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney,
Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2, Coldplay and Kylie just to name a
few. From the famous Pro Series, the benchmark XL3 and XL4,
and onto the current industry standard Heritage 3000, Midas
remains the first choice for the most discerning of professional
live sound engineers and has set the standard in the industry.
“The Midas sound” is a commonly heard phrase in the world of
pro audio and refers to the sonic performance of Midas consoles
- the mark by which others are judged. It comes simply from a
unique combination of a superb dynamic range, very low noise
floor, flawless audio path transparency and a beautifully warm
EQ and the industries finest microphone pre-amp - plus thirty
years of experience from a design team that not only
understands audio but also loves music.
Midas XL4 and Paul ‘PAB’ Boothroyd
(FOH Engineer for Sir Paul McCartney)
Sonic performance is only part of the reason behind Midas’
success; there is also the outstanding product reliability. Midas
consoles are able to handle thousands of gruelling events and
hundreds of thousands of miles of punishing touring without
major fault. To back up our impeccably solid construction and
proven road-worthiness there is a three year global warranty, so
our support network of dealers and distributors are on call at all
times should any of our products need any kind of after-sales
service.
Midas’ proven technology and track record has made it an
essential tool in numerous applications. Countless theatres,
broadcasting suites, Houses of Worship, conference specialists
and installation companies entrust their live sound requirements
to Midas. The reason for this confidence is simple. It is founded
on the fundamental philosophy behind Midas: totally
uncompromising research, design, engineering and
manufacturing which results in a product synonymous with
excellence.
Midas has been designing and manufacturing live performance mixing consoles
for the world’s most demanding sound engineers, performers and production
rental companies since the early 1970s.
The evolution of Midas consoles throughout the 30-year history of this classic
marque has always paralleled, and often led, increasingly sophisticated audio
innovations for the world-wide entertainment technology industry. Raising the
standards of sonic quality through continual research and development has
always been - and still remains - our overall aim.
Equally important to us is the design and implementation of many new areas of
control functionality and user-friendly desk operation to anticipate and
accommodate the rapidly changing and expanding needs of audio professionals
who specify Midas consoles for their major tours, festivals, international events,
broadcast projects and prestigious fixed installations.
The Midas design pedigree has, since our birth, been founded upon a track
record of achieving a unique symbiosis with working sound engineers around
the planet - engineers who respect and endorse our proven technology in the
light of their responsibilities to their internationally-based clients who are
themselves the leading lights of our industry.
Klark Teknik Group, Walter Nash Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7HJ. England.
Tel: +44 1562 741515 Fax: +44 1562 745371
email: [email protected] www.midasconsoles.com
designed and printed in england by Veldonn Printers Limited tel: +44 1562 68477 fax: +44 1562 829026 email: [email protected] web: www.veldonn.co.uk
MIDAS Verona 6pp cover
Verona series
Midas XL4 and Daniel Green
(FOH Engineer for Coldplay)
Verona - A Step Above The Ordinary
Verona is, quite simply, the desk the industry has been asking
Midas for. It takes the concept of the ultra-compact Venice,
Midas’ best selling console of all time, and elevates it to the next
level. Verona delivers more inputs, more features, along with
legendary Midas quality in a package that revolutionises the 8
buss market. Visually, the console looks stunning; despite it’s
physically modest proportions, it feels like a full-sized Midas to
work on; and of course, most importantly of all, it sounds as
good as it looks.
live sound
installation
audio visual
broadcast
So what exactly is Verona?
Firstly, it’s a truly professional desk aimed squarely at the
professional market. Mechanically and electronically Verona is
much more than just another 8-bus console. If you are primarily
motivated by audio quality, rigid mechanical construction, longterm reliability and high residual values, then it is THE 8-buss
console.
The Verona series consists of 6 models ranging from 24 up to a
massive 64 inputs, and incorporates all the features and
components that make it look, sound and feel like a true Midas.
It has been designed from the ground up by the same team
responsible for the XL4 and the Heritage Series consoles,
including the industry-standard Heritage 3000.
Anyone who has ever bought a Venice and loved it is going to
be captivated by the Verona – you get more inputs, more
features and that all-important Midas quality. Available as an
install or touring package the Verona will handle anything from
houses of worship to broadcast / recording, theatre to corporate
applications, and of course concert sound.
Midas XL4 and Robbie McGrath
(FOH Engineer for The Rolling Stones)
MIDAS Verona 6pp cover
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Page 1
Module Reference
Ergonomic Worksurface
Verona Performance Specifications
This page is to be used in conjunction with the rest of the brochure as a reference and you may find it helpful to leave it folded out.
Input Impedance
Mic
Line
1K5 Balanced
10K Balanced
Mic
Mic + Pad
Mono Channel
Line Inputs
Continuously variable from +15dB to + 60dB
Continuously variable from 0dB to + 45dB
Continuously variable from + 20dB to off
Continuously variable from + 20dB to off
Maximum Input Level
Mic
Mic + Pad
Mono Channel Line
Stereo Channel Line
+
+
+
+
CMR at 100Hz
Mic (gain + 40dB)
Mic + Pad (gain 0dB)
Line (gain 0dB)
Typ 95dB
Typ 80dB
Typ 80dB
CMR at 1KHz
Mic (gain + 40dB)
Mic + Pad (gain 0dB)
Line (gain 0dB)
Typ 95dB
Typ 80dB
Typ 80dB
Frequency Response (20 to 20KHz)
Mic to Mix (gain + 40dB)
+ 0dB to - 1dB
Noise (20 to 20KHz)
Mic EIN ref.
150 Ohms (gain + 60dB)
- 129dBu
Superior Midas Sound
As with all our consoles we are continually striving to improve our sonic
circuits. Verona uses a brand new premium performance mic amp design,
with very high CMR performance providing simple, noise free
interconnections.
High performance audio summing busses are used throughout and all
main outputs are fully balanced with high current capability for noise free
interconnections.
Simple, Intuitive, Effective
Standing-up or sitting down? Either way – relax! Your driving a MIDAS,
the controls feel right and it’s an absolute pleasure. Whether it’s the
highly accurate 4-band EQ, the superb 100mm monorail faders or the
simple layout, Verona is designed to make the live sound engineer feel at
home. Mix the show of your life with confidence!
Two Functions, One Desk
Easy set-up for FOH or monitors: the Group/Aux changeover switch,
allow the choice of any combination of the aux outputs to be controlled
via a 100mm fader including insert point. This flexibility is supported by
the front panel Aux EQ defeat switch - when pressed any auxes assigned
pre fader will be sent pre EQ.
EQ
Highly accurate and musical swept 4-band EQ on every mono channel.
The stereo channel is the same variety with swept mids. There is a
switched high pass filter on every channel plus swept frequency on mono
inputs.
- 80dB
- 75dB
Mic to Mix (+ 40dB
gain, 0dBu output)
< 0.03%
Crosstalk at 1KHz
Channel to Channel
Mix to Mix
Channel to Mix
Maximum Fader attenuation
Maximum Mute attenuation
<
<
<
>
>
Output Impedance
All Line Outputs
Headphones
50 Ohms Balanced Source to drive > 600 Ohms
To drive > 100 Ohms
Maximum Output Level
All Line Outputs
Headphones
+ 21dBu
+ 21dBu
Nominal Signal Level
Mic
Line
Headphones
- 60dBu to 0dBu
0dBu
+ 10dBu
Equaliser
Hi pass slope
Hi pass frequency
Treble Gain
12dB / Oct.
Continuously variable
Continuously variable
Centre detent = 0dB
Continuously variable
Continuously variable
Centre detent = 0dB
Continuously variable
1 Oct.
Continuously variable
Centre detent = 0dB
Continuously variable
1 Oct.
Continuously variable
Centre detent = 0dB
Continuously variable
Six Models - Verona 240 to Verona 640
Verona frames range from 24 inputs, and increment in blocks, of 8 up to
a maximum of 64!
Summing Noise
(48 channels routed with faders down)
6dBu
21dBu
36dBu
26dBu
Line to Mix Noise
(48 channels routed at 0dB, pan centre)
Distortion at 1KHz
Verona Key Features
Continuously variable from 0dB to + 45dB
(-15dB to +30dB with pad)
Stereo Channel
Line Inputs
Direct Inputs
System Noise
(20 to 20KHz)
MULTI FUNCTION INPUT
MASTER
MATRIX AUX AND GROUPS
MONO INPUT
Input Gain (all faders at 0dB)
Treble Freq.
Hi Mid Gain
Hi Mid Freq.
Hi Mid Bandwidth
Lo Mid Gain
Lo Mid Freq.
Lo Mid Bandwidth
Bass Gain
Bass Freq.
- 90dB
- 90dB
- 90dB
100dB
100dB
Channel Inserts
Front panel switchable insert points on each mic input.
* Due to a policy of continual improvement Midas reserves the right to alter the specification and performance at any time without prior notification.
- 3dB point from 20Hz to 400Hz
+ 15dB to - 15dB
- 3dB point from 2K to 20K
+ 15dB to - 15dB
centre from 400Hz to 8K
+ 15dB to - 15dB
centre from 100Hz to 2K
+ 15dB to - 15dB
- 3dB point from 20Hz to 200Hz
MIDAS Verona 6pp cover
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Page 1
Module Reference
Ergonomic Worksurface
Verona Performance Specifications
This page is to be used in conjunction with the rest of the brochure as a reference and you may find it helpful to leave it folded out.
Input Impedance
Mic
Line
1K5 Balanced
10K Balanced
Mic
Mic + Pad
Mono Channel
Line Inputs
Continuously variable from +15dB to + 60dB
Continuously variable from 0dB to + 45dB
Continuously variable from + 20dB to off
Continuously variable from + 20dB to off
Maximum Input Level
Mic
Mic + Pad
Mono Channel Line
Stereo Channel Line
+
+
+
+
CMR at 100Hz
Mic (gain + 40dB)
Mic + Pad (gain 0dB)
Line (gain 0dB)
Typ 95dB
Typ 80dB
Typ 80dB
CMR at 1KHz
Mic (gain + 40dB)
Mic + Pad (gain 0dB)
Line (gain 0dB)
Typ 95dB
Typ 80dB
Typ 80dB
Frequency Response (20 to 20KHz)
Mic to Mix (gain + 40dB)
+ 0dB to - 1dB
Noise (20 to 20KHz)
Mic EIN ref.
150 Ohms (gain + 60dB)
- 129dBu
Superior Midas Sound
As with all our consoles we are continually striving to improve our sonic
circuits. Verona uses a brand new premium performance mic amp design,
with very high CMR performance providing simple, noise free
interconnections.
High performance audio summing busses are used throughout and all
main outputs are fully balanced with high current capability for noise free
interconnections.
Simple, Intuitive, Effective
Standing-up or sitting down? Either way – relax! Your driving a MIDAS,
the controls feel right and it’s an absolute pleasure. Whether it’s the
highly accurate 4-band EQ, the superb 100mm monorail faders or the
simple layout, Verona is designed to make the live sound engineer feel at
home. Mix the show of your life with confidence!
Two Functions, One Desk
Easy set-up for FOH or monitors: the Group/Aux changeover switch,
allow the choice of any combination of the aux outputs to be controlled
via a 100mm fader including insert point. This flexibility is supported by
the front panel Aux EQ defeat switch - when pressed any auxes assigned
pre fader will be sent pre EQ.
EQ
Highly accurate and musical swept 4-band EQ on every mono channel.
The stereo channel is the same variety with swept mids. There is a
switched high pass filter on every channel plus swept frequency on mono
inputs.
- 80dB
- 75dB
Mic to Mix (+ 40dB
gain, 0dBu output)
< 0.03%
Crosstalk at 1KHz
Channel to Channel
Mix to Mix
Channel to Mix
Maximum Fader attenuation
Maximum Mute attenuation
<
<
<
>
>
Output Impedance
All Line Outputs
Headphones
50 Ohms Balanced Source to drive > 600 Ohms
To drive > 100 Ohms
Maximum Output Level
All Line Outputs
Headphones
+ 21dBu
+ 21dBu
Nominal Signal Level
Mic
Line
Headphones
- 60dBu to 0dBu
0dBu
+ 10dBu
Equaliser
Hi pass slope
Hi pass frequency
Treble Gain
12dB / Oct.
Continuously variable
Continuously variable
Centre detent = 0dB
Continuously variable
Continuously variable
Centre detent = 0dB
Continuously variable
1 Oct.
Continuously variable
Centre detent = 0dB
Continuously variable
1 Oct.
Continuously variable
Centre detent = 0dB
Continuously variable
Six Models - Verona 240 to Verona 640
Verona frames range from 24 inputs, and increment in blocks, of 8 up to
a maximum of 64!
Summing Noise
(48 channels routed with faders down)
6dBu
21dBu
36dBu
26dBu
Line to Mix Noise
(48 channels routed at 0dB, pan centre)
Distortion at 1KHz
Verona Key Features
Continuously variable from 0dB to + 45dB
(-15dB to +30dB with pad)
Stereo Channel
Line Inputs
Direct Inputs
System Noise
(20 to 20KHz)
MULTI FUNCTION INPUT
MASTER
MATRIX AUX AND GROUPS
MONO INPUT
Input Gain (all faders at 0dB)
Treble Freq.
Hi Mid Gain
Hi Mid Freq.
Hi Mid Bandwidth
Lo Mid Gain
Lo Mid Freq.
Lo Mid Bandwidth
Bass Gain
Bass Freq.
- 90dB
- 90dB
- 90dB
100dB
100dB
Channel Inserts
Front panel switchable insert points on each mic input.
* Due to a policy of continual improvement Midas reserves the right to alter the specification and performance at any time without prior notification.
- 3dB point from 20Hz to 400Hz
+ 15dB to - 15dB
- 3dB point from 2K to 20K
+ 15dB to - 15dB
centre from 400Hz to 8K
+ 15dB to - 15dB
centre from 100Hz to 2K
+ 15dB to - 15dB
- 3dB point from 20Hz to 200Hz
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Verona: Practicality
Verona Statistics
The Verona can be shipped as a touring package which
includes flightcase, Littlites and dustcover. For those of
you who will be using the Verona in a fixed installation it
can be shipped as an install package, without the
expense of a flight case.
The Verona is a 22 buss console with an additional 12 X 4 output matrix. The busses are
as follows:-
Verona: Versatility
Due to Verona’s intelligent design the desk can be
loaded with as many multifunction modules as you
require. Each module has eight multi function inputs.
Verona: Capability
Every Verona console has backup PSU capability. Verona
400, 480, 560 and 640 models have redundancy as
standard. Internal PSU’s are auto-voltage sensing,
current-sharing and auto-changeover.
8 groups
8 aux
1 stereo master
1 mono master
1 stereo AFL
1 mono PFL
TOTAL
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
8
8
2
1
2
1
22
The Verona has 4 automute sub groups and a Solo In Place mute group.
The Verona 480 has 48 mic input channels plus an additional 16 (8 stereo) line inputs and
4 direct inputs on the master module.
The Verona 480 has a total XLR input count of 50 as follows:-
All Verona consoles have a connector for an optional
external PSU.
48 channel mic inputs
1 talk external input
1 talk line input
Verona: Spatial Image System™
The Verona 480 has a total XLR output count of 27 as follows:-
The benefits of S.I.S.™ can only be realised with a
console that is built for the task.Conventional consoles
can be used for three channel mixing, but the methods
for doing so are complicated and unorthodox, forcing
the engineer to work in unaccustomed ways, limiting
creative flexibility, making use by visiting operators
impractical.
When using Midas S.I.S.™ capable mixing consoles the
pan controls may be switched for either conventional or
S.I.S.™ operation on each input channel. In S.I.S.™
mode the centre position of the control routes the input
to a separate channel output, in this case it pans from
left to centre or right to centre. Back up vocalists can be
panned slightly into the centre cluster to improve
intelligibility while keeping the featured vocal ‘front and
centre’. Musical instruments can be placed in a
conventional mix then easily switched to the centre for
solos. In theatrical productions S.I.S.™ gives the ability to
pan an actor’s voice across three channels following their
on stage movements. In stereo only productions the
centre output can be used to provide a mono to sub
base feed activating a single ‘L + R to Centre’ switch.
8
8
4
3
3
1
audio group outputs
aux bus outputs
matrix outputs
master outputs
solo outputs
talk external output
The Verona 480 has a total of 60 1/4 inch balanced input jacks as follows:56 channel line inputs
4 matrix direct inputs
The Verona 480 has a total of 63 1/4 inch (send and return) jacks for inserts as follows:48 input channel inserts
8 audio group inserts
4 matrix inserts
3 master inserts
The Verona 480 has a total of 40 1/4 inch impedance matched output jacks as follows:40 input channel direct outputs
The Verona 480 has a total of 4 RCA phono connections as follows:2 tape inputs
2 tape outputs
The Verona 480 has 59 long throw faders for mix control.
8 Audio Sub Groups
4 Mute Groups
Assigned from individual routing buttons (pre/post pan) from the input
channel.
Easy to programme, easy to re-call mutes created from inputs. The soft
mute circuit has silent operation and LED indication.
8 Aux Outputs
Multi Function Modules
2 Aux busses with individual Pre/Post Fader switches and 6 Aux busses
with global master Pre/Post fader assign.
Verona includes 8 multi function inputs as standard. These inputs can be
mono mic, stereo line or both. The stereo line jacks are for use with
either balanced or unbalanced line level signals and are protected from
48V phantom. The mono mic amp input incorporates a phase switch and
a front panel switched insert.
Spatial Image System™ (S.I.S.™)
The Verona 480 has a total of 62 peak program meters with 16 LED segments on all 14
output meters and 4 LED segments on input channels.
Spatial Image System utilises a central cluster with a left-right system to
form three discrete channels. Available from channels and groups.
12 x 4 Matrix
Fed from the Groups (or Auxes dependant on c/o switch), LR & C and
external input on rotary controls. The external input can be individually
routed directly to LR & C if required.
PSU’s
The current sharing, voltage sensing, auto-switching PSU’s are internally
mounted. The “no hum” design saves the need for external racking and
cabling. Verona 240 and 320 come with one internal PSU whilst Verona
400, 480, 560 and 640 come with two internal PSU’s. Each frame
includes an external connection port for an optional external PSU.
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GROUP/MATRIX
Live Music:
Touring And Install
The benefits of a Midas console are well known in the world of live music production.
Performance, reliability, and audio quality, the Verona represents all the classic values of the
brand, with the added advantages of smaller footprint, lighter frame, and true multifunctionality. These features, when combined with the audio quality of the Verona, ensure it
will sit comfortably alongside it's larger brothers.
The facing page highlights features which are most relevant to this application.
MASTER
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MONO INPUT
VERONA FEATURE SET
LIVE APPLICATION BENEFITS
PREMIUM QUALITY PREAMP
Premium Quality Preamp - The Verona mic amps can handle input
levels up to +21dB. The high CMR means the Verona performs
excellently with long multicore runs and passive mic splits.
DIRECT OUTPUTS
SWITCHABLE INSERT POINTS
SWEPT HPF (MONO INPUT ONLY)
MIDAS 4-BAND SWEPT EQ
PREFADE AUX EQ BYPASS
8 AUX SENDS/OUTPUTS
GROUP ROUTING
SPATIAL IMAGING SYSTEM
SELF-CLEANING 100mm MONORAIL FADER
Switchable Inset Points - Invaluable for hurried set-ups. Doubles as a
direct output on multi-function channels.
Midas 4-Band Swept EQ - Verona EQ has been designed to give the
same legendary power, response and “feel” as the world-renown XL and
Heritage series consoles.
8 Aux Sends - Six of the 8 Aux sends are globally switchable pre/post
fade on a buss-by-buss basis. Auxes 7& 8 are individually switchable
pre/post fade. This format combines maximum flexibility with minimum
set-up time. Use prefade with buss changeover* for foldback sends.
4 “SOFT-CIRCUIT” MUTE GROUPS
12x4 MATRIX
MULTI FUNCTION INPUT
Self - Cleaning 100mm Monorail Faders - Highly accurate and
beautifully weighted.
DIRECT INPUTS
GROUP/AUX CHANGEOVER
EXTREMELY LOW NOISE
REDUNDANT PSU CAPABILITY
ERGONOMIC LAYOUT
TALKBACK BUSS
STEREO SOLO BUSS WITH SOLO-IN-PLACE
LEFT, RIGHT & MONO MASTER OUTPUTS
CLEAR, COMPREHENSIVE METERING
Redundant PSU Capability - Every Verona console has backup PSU
capability. Verona 400, 480, 560 and 640 models have redundancy as
standard. Internal PSU’s are auto-voltage sensing, current-sharing and
auto-changeover.
Left, Right & Mono Master Outputs - Use the mono as a L&R sum, or
discrete buss for driving centre cluster or Subs.
8 multi-function inputs - Multi-function channels can be mono mic,
stereo line, or BOTH. Use for pre-show music, FX returns, stereo line
inputs, or, using the insert send as a direct output, mono input and
stereo effect simultaneously on ONE FADER.
8 MULTI-FUNCTION INPUTS
MONITOR APPLICATION BENEFITS
8 Aux Outputs - Aux Outputs feature the same high-quality output
drivers as used on the master outputs, and deliver up to +21dB. Never
run out of “drive”.
Group/Aux changeover* - The “Buss changeover” function not only
switches the Aux buss to the Group fader and insert point, but also
routes the Aux to the Matrix, and the Master outputs, allowing the
engineer to create more mixes.
4 “Soft-Circuit” Mute Groups - Quick, silent muting/unmuting of
multiple inputs.
Clear And Comprehensive Metering - 16-segment output meters that
can be individually switched to show Aux levels instead of group or
Matrix busses and four segment LED input meters on all input channels.
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Installation:
Theatre And House Of Worship
Theatre and Houses of Worship present a unique set of challenges to the engineer, requiring
that amplified sound be transparent, intelligible, and without extraneous noise. The Verona
excels in all these important criteria, and it's compact frame means minimum space is
required in control room or auditorium. Features such as Stereo Imaging System, individual
routing to groups, flexible Matrix, and a clear ergonomic control surface, make the Verona
an obvious choice for front-of-any-house.
The facing page highlights features which are most relevant to this application.
Weights And Dimensions
Verona 240
24 mic inputs
dimension A
1085.00mm/42.72”
weight* 45kg/99.23lbs
Verona 320
32 mic inputs
dimension A
1327.00mm/52.24”
weight* 55kg/121.25lbs
Verona 400
40 mic inputs
dimension A
1569.00mm/61.78”
weight* 65kg/143.30lbs
Verona 480
48 mic inputs
dimension A
1811.00mm/71.30”
weight* 75kg/165.34lbs
Verona 560
56 mic inputs
dimension A
2053.00mm/80.83”
weight* 85kg/187.39lbs
Verona 640
64 mic inputs
dimension A
2295.00mm/90.35”
weight* 95kg/209.44lbs
* estimated weight out of flight case
Multi Function Input Connectors
Output Section Connectors
The Main XLR input is for use with balanced Mic (or line) level signals.
The Group XLR output provides a balanced, 50R source, line level signal.
The Line Jacks are for use with stereo balanced or unbalanced line level
signals and are protected from 48V phantom.
The Group Insert Jack is normalised and unbalanced with the send on the
tip and the return on the ring.
The Insert Jack is normalised and unbalanced with the send on the tip
and the return on the ring. The insert position is pre EQ acting on the mic
input only.
The Matrix XLR output provides a balanced, 50R source, line level signal.
Output Module
High performance audio summing busses are used throughout.
2 Aux busses with individual Pre/Post Fader switches.
The Aux Send XLR output provides a balanced, 50R source, line level
signal.
The Direct Input Jack is for use with balanced or unbalanced line level
signals.
6 Aux busses with global master Pre/Post Fader assign.
The Stereo Master XLR outputs provide a balanced, 50R source, line level
signal.
Front pan (per channel) switch for Pre/Post EQ selection for any of the 6
“global” auxes that are set in pre fader mode.
The Stereo Master Insert Jacks are normalised and unbalanced with the
send on the tip and the return on the ring.
8 individually assigned Group busses with optional pan.
The Mono Master XLR outputs provide a balanced, 50R source, line level
signal.
Stereo and Mono Master busses with optional LCR panning (SIS™).
4 Auto mute busses individually selectable to act on any input channel as
required.
All main outputs are fully balanced with high current capability for noise
free interconnections.
The Mono Master Insert Jack is normalised and unbalanced with the send
on the tip and the return on the ring.
The Tape Phono inputs and outputs are unbalanced and can operate at a
nominal 10dB below line level if required.
The Local XLR outputs provide a balanced, 50R source, line level signal.
14 Output LED bar graphs with 16 segments.
The Talk input and output XLR’s are balanced line level signals.
Fader change over for Aux and Group outputs (for monitor applications).
The Talk XLR input is for use with balanced Mic level signals.
12 input, 4 output Matrix section.
Comprehensive PFL and stereo AFL solo system including solo in place.
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232.34mm/9.15”
45.50mm/1.79”
70.87mm/2.79”
1:55 pm
28.35
mm/
72.04
7/1/04
781.25mm/30.76”
VERONA FEATURE SET
INSTALLATION APPLICATION BENEFITS
PREMIUM QUALITY PREAMP
Premium Quality Preamp - High-stability, low-noise mic amps allow the
engineer to squeeze the last available dB out of difficult lavaliere & lectern
mics.
DIRECT OUTPUTS
SWITCHABLE INSERT POINTS
dimension A
SWEPT HPF (MONO INPUT ONLY)
MIDAS 4-BAND SWEPT EQ
PREFADE AUX EQ BYPASS
8 AUX SENDS/OUTPUTS
GROUP ROUTING
SPATIAL IMAGING SYSTEM
Verona Overview
Mono Inputs Module
SELF-CLEANING 100mm MONORAIL FADER
4 “SOFT-CIRCUIT” MUTE GROUPS
Unique Module Construction
A brand new premium performance, mic amp design with very high CMR
performance providing simple, noise free interconnections.
Semi modular construction in 8 channel blocks.
Mic phase change over switch on every channel.
Modules blocks feature a structural sub chassis carrying 2 PCBs and a
separate (non structural) dress facia.
Switched high pass filter on every channel plus swept frequency on mono
inputs.
This construction eliminates the need for long ribbon cables or expensive
back planes and improves both reliability and crosstalk without sacrificing
serviceability.
Switched insert points on every channel.
REDUNDANT PSU CAPABILITY
4 LED input metering on every channel.
ERGONOMIC LAYOUT
The sub chassis provides electrical screening under the pcbs protecting
busses from noise pickup and allowing the use of internal power supplies
without interference.
PCBs are produced with all surface mount components on the underside
so that they are not affected by the build up of debris after years of use.
Electrolytic capacitors are mounted conventionally on the top of the
board which provides them with a high degree of thermal protection
increasing reliability and life time.
The non structural front panel can be easily removed allowing direct
access to the pcbs for service. All major circuit nodes are marked as test
points on the top of the board to simplify fault diagnosis at system level
or down to component level in situ.
Highly accurate and musical swept 4 band EQ on every mono channel.
Soft mute circuit with silent operation and led indication.
AUX EQ defeat switch.
100mm monorail faders.
12x4 MATRIX
DIRECT INPUTS
GROUP/AUX CHANGEOVER
EXTREMELY LOW NOISE
TALKBACK BUSS
STEREO SOLO BUSS WITH SOLO-IN-PLACE
LEFT, RIGHT & MONO MASTER OUTPUTS
CLEAR, COMPREHENSIVE METERING
Direct outputs - On every Mono channel. Use for driving dedicated FX
processor, multitrack recording, paralleling inputs, etc. Direct outputs are
post EQ as standard and can be set pre EQ via an internal jumper.
Midas 4-Band Swept EQ - Precise, powerful control of input frequency
response. Swept HPF (mono input only) for exceptional control of
unwanted low-frequency content.
Prefade Aux EQ Bypass - mixes can be independent of input EQ (Auxes
1-6). Use for recording, foldback, etc. in conjunction with group/aux
changeover*.
Group Routing - Subgroups can be used independently of the main
outputs and the PAN control.
Spatial Imaging System™ - The use of a S.I.S™ makes it possible for
regional theatres to achieve results approaching the quality of Broadway
productions. For Houses of Worship it provides excellent voice reproduction
and the ability to handle all the musical requirements.
4 “Soft-Circuit” Mute Groups - Quick, silent muting/unmuting of
multiple inputs.
12x4 Matrix - Create different mixes for balcony, front rows, show relay,
foyer, recording, etc. Each subgroup has an assign to matrix switch, and
can be pre or post fade. Each Matrix output features a direct input, with
level control, which can be routed to matrix, stereo, and mono busses, and
can be used as an additional input for house announcements, paging, etc.
The Main XLR input is for use with balanced Mic or Line level signals.
Group/Aux changeover* - The Group/Aux changeover function not only
switches the Aux. buss to the Group fader and insert point, but also routes
the Aux to the Matrix, allowing the engineer to create a matrix mix of
combined subgroup and aux busses.
The Line Jack is for use with balanced or unbalanced line level signals and
is protected from 48V phantom.
Extremely Low Noise - The Verona is QUIET, no unwanted noise during
your show.
The Insert Jack is normalised and unbalanced with the send on the tip
and the return on the ring. The insert position is pre EQ.
Redundant PSU Capability - Every Verona console has backup PSU
capability. Verona 400, 480, 560 and 640 models have redundancy as
standard. Internal PSU’s are auto-voltage sensing, current-sharing and
auto-changeover.
Mono Input Connectors
The Direct Output Jack is impedance balanced with hot on the tip and
cold on the ring. The signal is post EQ but pre mute and fader.
Multi Function Module
Each frame size is loaded with 8 line input stereo modules with 4 band
(swept mid’s) EQ as standard.
Additional mono mic amp input with phase switch and switched insert
on every stereo module.
8 MULTI-FUNCTION INPUTS
Ergonomic Layout - The control surface is clearly laid out, uncluttered,
and intuitive. The console is easy to operate, even for a novice engineer.
Talkback Buss - Use to connect stage manager’s talkback to console.
Solo buss - Stereo solo buss with separate mute and level control for
headphone and local speaker outputs.
8 multi-function inputs - Multi-function channels can be mono mic,
stereo line, or BOTH. Use for playback, FX returns, stereo, mono, or dual
mono line inputs, in conjunction with WIDTH control.
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1:55 pm
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Corporate:
Conference, AV and Broadcast
The corporate audio industry requires a console which is capable of handling the rapidly
changing demands of contemporary events. The Verona brings all the large console
experience at Midas to the compact console. Verona makes for quick, easy setups, simple
operation, and professional results. All with Midas quality and reliability built-in.
The facing page highlights features which are most relevant to this application.
VERONA FEATURE SET
PREMIUM QUALITY PREAMP
DIRECT OUTPUTS
SWITCHABLE INSERT POINTS
SWEPT HPF (MONO INPUT ONLY)
MIDAS 4-BAND SWEPT EQ
PREFADE AUX EQ BYPASS
8 AUX SENDS/OUTPUTS
GROUP ROUTING
SPATIAL IMAGING SYSTEM
SELF-CLEANING 100mm MONORAIL FADER
4 “SOFT-CIRCUIT” MUTE GROUPS
12x4 MATRIX
DIRECT INPUTS
GROUP/AUX CHANGEOVER
EXTREMELY LOW NOISE
REDUNDANT PSU CAPABILITY
ERGONOMIC LAYOUT
TALKBACK BUSS
STEREO SOLO BUSS WITH SOLO-IN-PLACE
LEFT, RIGHT & MONO MASTER OUTPUTS
CLEAR, COMPREHENSIVE METERING
8 MULTI-FUNCTION INPUTS
CORPORATE APPLICATION BENEFITS
Premium Quality Preamp - High-stability, low-noise mic. amps allow
the engineer to squeeze the last available dB out of difficult lavaliere &
lectern mics.
Midas 4-Band Swept EQ - Precise, powerful control of input frequency
response. Swept HPF (mono input only) for exceptional speech
intelligibility. Swept mids on dual-purpose inputs improves the quality of
even the worst intro cassette tape.
Self - Cleaning 100mm Monorail Faders - Highly accurate and
beautifully weighted.
Spatial Imaging System™ - Mix in true 3-channel audio, centre
speaker for speech, stereo system for music and sound effects.
4 “Soft-Circuit” Mute Groups - Quick, silent muting/unmuting of
multiple inputs.
12x4 Matrix - Create different mixes for delays, front rows, recording,
etc. Each group has an assign to matrix switch, and can be pre or post
fade. Each Matrix output features a direct input, which can be routed to
matrix, stereo, and mono busses. Matrix Outputs feature the same highquality output drivers as used on the master outputs, and can deliver up
to +21dB. Never run out of “drive”.
Group/Aux changeover* - The Group/Aux changeover function not
only switches the Aux buss to the Group fader and insert point, but also
routes the Aux to the Matrix, allowing the engineer to create a matrix
mix of combined subgroup and aux busses.
Extremely Low Noise - The Verona is QUIET, minimising distracting
noise during sensitive conferences.
Redundant PSU Capability - Every Verona console has backup PSU
capability. Verona 400, 480, 560 and 640 models have redundancy as
standard. Internal PSU’s are auto-voltage sensing, current-sharing and
auto-changeover.
Ergonomic Layout - The control surface is clearly laid out, uncluttered,
and intuitive. The console is easy to operate, even for a novice engineer.
8 multi-function inputs - Multi-function channels can be mono mic,
stereo line, or BOTH. Use for playback (CD, MD, DAT, Cassette, PC
Audio), FX returns, stereo or dual mono line inputs, in conjunction with
WIDTH control.
Clear And Comprehensive Metering - 16-segment output meters that
can be individually switched to show Aux levels instead of group or
Matrix busses and four segment LED input meters on all input channels.
MIDAS Verona inners planned
7/1/04
1:55 pm
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Corporate:
Conference, AV and Broadcast
The corporate audio industry requires a console which is capable of handling the rapidly
changing demands of contemporary events. The Verona brings all the large console
experience at Midas to the compact console. Verona makes for quick, easy setups, simple
operation, and professional results. All with Midas quality and reliability built-in.
The facing page highlights features which are most relevant to this application.
VERONA FEATURE SET
PREMIUM QUALITY PREAMP
DIRECT OUTPUTS
SWITCHABLE INSERT POINTS
SWEPT HPF (MONO INPUT ONLY)
MIDAS 4-BAND SWEPT EQ
PREFADE AUX EQ BYPASS
8 AUX SENDS/OUTPUTS
GROUP ROUTING
SPATIAL IMAGING SYSTEM
SELF-CLEANING 100mm MONORAIL FADER
4 “SOFT-CIRCUIT” MUTE GROUPS
12x4 MATRIX
DIRECT INPUTS
GROUP/AUX CHANGEOVER
EXTREMELY LOW NOISE
REDUNDANT PSU CAPABILITY
ERGONOMIC LAYOUT
TALKBACK BUSS
STEREO SOLO BUSS WITH SOLO-IN-PLACE
LEFT, RIGHT & MONO MASTER OUTPUTS
CLEAR, COMPREHENSIVE METERING
8 MULTI-FUNCTION INPUTS
CORPORATE APPLICATION BENEFITS
Premium Quality Preamp - High-stability, low-noise mic. amps allow
the engineer to squeeze the last available dB out of difficult lavaliere &
lectern mics.
Midas 4-Band Swept EQ - Precise, powerful control of input frequency
response. Swept HPF (mono input only) for exceptional speech
intelligibility. Swept mids on dual-purpose inputs improves the quality of
even the worst intro cassette tape.
Self - Cleaning 100mm Monorail Faders - Highly accurate and
beautifully weighted.
Spatial Imaging System™ - Mix in true 3-channel audio, centre
speaker for speech, stereo system for music and sound effects.
4 “Soft-Circuit” Mute Groups - Quick, silent muting/unmuting of
multiple inputs.
12x4 Matrix - Create different mixes for delays, front rows, recording,
etc. Each group has an assign to matrix switch, and can be pre or post
fade. Each Matrix output features a direct input, which can be routed to
matrix, stereo, and mono busses. Matrix Outputs feature the same highquality output drivers as used on the master outputs, and can deliver up
to +21dB. Never run out of “drive”.
Group/Aux changeover* - The Group/Aux changeover function not
only switches the Aux buss to the Group fader and insert point, but also
routes the Aux to the Matrix, allowing the engineer to create a matrix
mix of combined subgroup and aux busses.
Extremely Low Noise - The Verona is QUIET, minimising distracting
noise during sensitive conferences.
Redundant PSU Capability - Every Verona console has backup PSU
capability. Verona 400, 480, 560 and 640 models have redundancy as
standard. Internal PSU’s are auto-voltage sensing, current-sharing and
auto-changeover.
Ergonomic Layout - The control surface is clearly laid out, uncluttered,
and intuitive. The console is easy to operate, even for a novice engineer.
8 multi-function inputs - Multi-function channels can be mono mic,
stereo line, or BOTH. Use for playback (CD, MD, DAT, Cassette, PC
Audio), FX returns, stereo or dual mono line inputs, in conjunction with
WIDTH control.
Clear And Comprehensive Metering - 16-segment output meters that
can be individually switched to show Aux levels instead of group or
Matrix busses and four segment LED input meters on all input channels.
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7/1/04
1:55 pm
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MONO INPUT
VERONA FEATURE SET
LIVE APPLICATION BENEFITS
PREMIUM QUALITY PREAMP
Premium Quality Preamp - The Verona mic amps can handle input
levels up to +21dB. The high CMR means the Verona performs
excellently with long multicore runs and passive mic splits.
DIRECT OUTPUTS
SWITCHABLE INSERT POINTS
SWEPT HPF (MONO INPUT ONLY)
MIDAS 4-BAND SWEPT EQ
PREFADE AUX EQ BYPASS
8 AUX SENDS/OUTPUTS
GROUP ROUTING
SPATIAL IMAGING SYSTEM
SELF-CLEANING 100mm MONORAIL FADER
Switchable Inset Points - Invaluable for hurried set-ups. Doubles as a
direct output on multi-function channels.
Midas 4-Band Swept EQ - Verona EQ has been designed to give the
same legendary power, response and “feel” as the world-renown XL and
Heritage series consoles.
8 Aux Sends - Six of the 8 Aux sends are globally switchable pre/post
fade on a buss-by-buss basis. Auxes 7& 8 are individually switchable
pre/post fade. This format combines maximum flexibility with minimum
set-up time. Use prefade with buss changeover* for foldback sends.
4 “SOFT-CIRCUIT” MUTE GROUPS
12x4 MATRIX
MULTI FUNCTION INPUT
Self - Cleaning 100mm Monorail Faders - Highly accurate and
beautifully weighted.
DIRECT INPUTS
GROUP/AUX CHANGEOVER
EXTREMELY LOW NOISE
REDUNDANT PSU CAPABILITY
ERGONOMIC LAYOUT
TALKBACK BUSS
STEREO SOLO BUSS WITH SOLO-IN-PLACE
LEFT, RIGHT & MONO MASTER OUTPUTS
CLEAR, COMPREHENSIVE METERING
Redundant PSU Capability - Every Verona console has backup PSU
capability. Verona 400, 480, 560 and 640 models have redundancy as
standard. Internal PSU’s are auto-voltage sensing, current-sharing and
auto-changeover.
Left, Right & Mono Master Outputs - Use the mono as a L&R sum, or
discrete buss for driving centre cluster or Subs.
8 multi-function inputs - Multi-function channels can be mono mic,
stereo line, or BOTH. Use for pre-show music, FX returns, stereo line
inputs, or, using the insert send as a direct output, mono input and
stereo effect simultaneously on ONE FADER.
8 MULTI-FUNCTION INPUTS
MONITOR APPLICATION BENEFITS
8 Aux Outputs - Aux Outputs feature the same high-quality output
drivers as used on the master outputs, and deliver up to +21dB. Never
run out of “drive”.
Group/Aux changeover* - The “Buss changeover” function not only
switches the Aux buss to the Group fader and insert point, but also
routes the Aux to the Matrix, and the Master outputs, allowing the
engineer to create more mixes.
4 “Soft-Circuit” Mute Groups - Quick, silent muting/unmuting of
multiple inputs.
Clear And Comprehensive Metering - 16-segment output meters that
can be individually switched to show Aux levels instead of group or
Matrix busses and four segment LED input meters on all input channels.
MIDAS Verona inners planned
7/1/04
1:54 pm
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GROUP/MATRIX
Live Music:
Touring And Install
The benefits of a Midas console are well known in the world of live music production.
Performance, reliability, and audio quality, the Verona represents all the classic values of the
brand, with the added advantages of smaller footprint, lighter frame, and true multifunctionality. These features, when combined with the audio quality of the Verona, ensure it
will sit comfortably alongside it's larger brothers.
The facing page highlights features which are most relevant to this application.
MASTER
MIDAS Verona inners planned
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”
232.34mm/9.15”
45.50mm/1.79”
70.87mm/2.79”
1:55 pm
28.35
mm/
72.04
7/1/04
781.25mm/30.76”
VERONA FEATURE SET
INSTALLATION APPLICATION BENEFITS
PREMIUM QUALITY PREAMP
Premium Quality Preamp - High-stability, low-noise mic amps allow the
engineer to squeeze the last available dB out of difficult lavaliere & lectern
mics.
DIRECT OUTPUTS
SWITCHABLE INSERT POINTS
dimension A
SWEPT HPF (MONO INPUT ONLY)
MIDAS 4-BAND SWEPT EQ
PREFADE AUX EQ BYPASS
8 AUX SENDS/OUTPUTS
GROUP ROUTING
SPATIAL IMAGING SYSTEM
Verona Overview
Mono Inputs Module
SELF-CLEANING 100mm MONORAIL FADER
4 “SOFT-CIRCUIT” MUTE GROUPS
Unique Module Construction
A brand new premium performance, mic amp design with very high CMR
performance providing simple, noise free interconnections.
Semi modular construction in 8 channel blocks.
Mic phase change over switch on every channel.
Modules blocks feature a structural sub chassis carrying 2 PCBs and a
separate (non structural) dress facia.
Switched high pass filter on every channel plus swept frequency on mono
inputs.
This construction eliminates the need for long ribbon cables or expensive
back planes and improves both reliability and crosstalk without sacrificing
serviceability.
Switched insert points on every channel.
REDUNDANT PSU CAPABILITY
4 LED input metering on every channel.
ERGONOMIC LAYOUT
The sub chassis provides electrical screening under the pcbs protecting
busses from noise pickup and allowing the use of internal power supplies
without interference.
PCBs are produced with all surface mount components on the underside
so that they are not affected by the build up of debris after years of use.
Electrolytic capacitors are mounted conventionally on the top of the
board which provides them with a high degree of thermal protection
increasing reliability and life time.
The non structural front panel can be easily removed allowing direct
access to the pcbs for service. All major circuit nodes are marked as test
points on the top of the board to simplify fault diagnosis at system level
or down to component level in situ.
Highly accurate and musical swept 4 band EQ on every mono channel.
Soft mute circuit with silent operation and led indication.
AUX EQ defeat switch.
100mm monorail faders.
12x4 MATRIX
DIRECT INPUTS
GROUP/AUX CHANGEOVER
EXTREMELY LOW NOISE
TALKBACK BUSS
STEREO SOLO BUSS WITH SOLO-IN-PLACE
LEFT, RIGHT & MONO MASTER OUTPUTS
CLEAR, COMPREHENSIVE METERING
Direct outputs - On every Mono channel. Use for driving dedicated FX
processor, multitrack recording, paralleling inputs, etc. Direct outputs are
post EQ as standard and can be set pre EQ via an internal jumper.
Midas 4-Band Swept EQ - Precise, powerful control of input frequency
response. Swept HPF (mono input only) for exceptional control of
unwanted low-frequency content.
Prefade Aux EQ Bypass - mixes can be independent of input EQ (Auxes
1-6). Use for recording, foldback, etc. in conjunction with group/aux
changeover*.
Group Routing - Subgroups can be used independently of the main
outputs and the PAN control.
Spatial Imaging System™ - The use of a S.I.S™ makes it possible for
regional theatres to achieve results approaching the quality of Broadway
productions. For Houses of Worship it provides excellent voice reproduction
and the ability to handle all the musical requirements.
4 “Soft-Circuit” Mute Groups - Quick, silent muting/unmuting of
multiple inputs.
12x4 Matrix - Create different mixes for balcony, front rows, show relay,
foyer, recording, etc. Each subgroup has an assign to matrix switch, and
can be pre or post fade. Each Matrix output features a direct input, with
level control, which can be routed to matrix, stereo, and mono busses, and
can be used as an additional input for house announcements, paging, etc.
The Main XLR input is for use with balanced Mic or Line level signals.
Group/Aux changeover* - The Group/Aux changeover function not only
switches the Aux. buss to the Group fader and insert point, but also routes
the Aux to the Matrix, allowing the engineer to create a matrix mix of
combined subgroup and aux busses.
The Line Jack is for use with balanced or unbalanced line level signals and
is protected from 48V phantom.
Extremely Low Noise - The Verona is QUIET, no unwanted noise during
your show.
The Insert Jack is normalised and unbalanced with the send on the tip
and the return on the ring. The insert position is pre EQ.
Redundant PSU Capability - Every Verona console has backup PSU
capability. Verona 400, 480, 560 and 640 models have redundancy as
standard. Internal PSU’s are auto-voltage sensing, current-sharing and
auto-changeover.
Mono Input Connectors
The Direct Output Jack is impedance balanced with hot on the tip and
cold on the ring. The signal is post EQ but pre mute and fader.
Multi Function Module
Each frame size is loaded with 8 line input stereo modules with 4 band
(swept mid’s) EQ as standard.
Additional mono mic amp input with phase switch and switched insert
on every stereo module.
8 MULTI-FUNCTION INPUTS
Ergonomic Layout - The control surface is clearly laid out, uncluttered,
and intuitive. The console is easy to operate, even for a novice engineer.
Talkback Buss - Use to connect stage manager’s talkback to console.
Solo buss - Stereo solo buss with separate mute and level control for
headphone and local speaker outputs.
8 multi-function inputs - Multi-function channels can be mono mic,
stereo line, or BOTH. Use for playback, FX returns, stereo, mono, or dual
mono line inputs, in conjunction with WIDTH control.
MIDAS Verona inners planned
7/1/04
1:55 pm
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Installation:
Theatre And House Of Worship
Theatre and Houses of Worship present a unique set of challenges to the engineer, requiring
that amplified sound be transparent, intelligible, and without extraneous noise. The Verona
excels in all these important criteria, and it's compact frame means minimum space is
required in control room or auditorium. Features such as Stereo Imaging System, individual
routing to groups, flexible Matrix, and a clear ergonomic control surface, make the Verona
an obvious choice for front-of-any-house.
The facing page highlights features which are most relevant to this application.
Weights And Dimensions
Verona 240
24 mic inputs
dimension A
1085.00mm/42.72”
weight* 45kg/99.23lbs
Verona 320
32 mic inputs
dimension A
1327.00mm/52.24”
weight* 55kg/121.25lbs
Verona 400
40 mic inputs
dimension A
1569.00mm/61.78”
weight* 65kg/143.30lbs
Verona 480
48 mic inputs
dimension A
1811.00mm/71.30”
weight* 75kg/165.34lbs
Verona 560
56 mic inputs
dimension A
2053.00mm/80.83”
weight* 85kg/187.39lbs
Verona 640
64 mic inputs
dimension A
2295.00mm/90.35”
weight* 95kg/209.44lbs
* estimated weight out of flight case
Multi Function Input Connectors
Output Section Connectors
The Main XLR input is for use with balanced Mic (or line) level signals.
The Group XLR output provides a balanced, 50R source, line level signal.
The Line Jacks are for use with stereo balanced or unbalanced line level
signals and are protected from 48V phantom.
The Group Insert Jack is normalised and unbalanced with the send on the
tip and the return on the ring.
The Insert Jack is normalised and unbalanced with the send on the tip
and the return on the ring. The insert position is pre EQ acting on the mic
input only.
The Matrix XLR output provides a balanced, 50R source, line level signal.
Output Module
High performance audio summing busses are used throughout.
2 Aux busses with individual Pre/Post Fader switches.
The Aux Send XLR output provides a balanced, 50R source, line level
signal.
The Direct Input Jack is for use with balanced or unbalanced line level
signals.
6 Aux busses with global master Pre/Post Fader assign.
The Stereo Master XLR outputs provide a balanced, 50R source, line level
signal.
Front pan (per channel) switch for Pre/Post EQ selection for any of the 6
“global” auxes that are set in pre fader mode.
The Stereo Master Insert Jacks are normalised and unbalanced with the
send on the tip and the return on the ring.
8 individually assigned Group busses with optional pan.
The Mono Master XLR outputs provide a balanced, 50R source, line level
signal.
Stereo and Mono Master busses with optional LCR panning (SIS™).
4 Auto mute busses individually selectable to act on any input channel as
required.
All main outputs are fully balanced with high current capability for noise
free interconnections.
The Mono Master Insert Jack is normalised and unbalanced with the send
on the tip and the return on the ring.
The Tape Phono inputs and outputs are unbalanced and can operate at a
nominal 10dB below line level if required.
The Local XLR outputs provide a balanced, 50R source, line level signal.
14 Output LED bar graphs with 16 segments.
The Talk input and output XLR’s are balanced line level signals.
Fader change over for Aux and Group outputs (for monitor applications).
The Talk XLR input is for use with balanced Mic level signals.
12 input, 4 output Matrix section.
Comprehensive PFL and stereo AFL solo system including solo in place.
MIDAS Verona inners planned
7/1/04
1:54 pm
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Verona: Practicality
Verona Statistics
The Verona can be shipped as a touring package which
includes flightcase, Littlites and dustcover. For those of
you who will be using the Verona in a fixed installation it
can be shipped as an install package, without the
expense of a flight case.
The Verona is a 22 buss console with an additional 12 X 4 output matrix. The busses are
as follows:-
Verona: Versatility
Due to Verona’s intelligent design the desk can be
loaded with as many multifunction modules as you
require. Each module has eight multi function inputs.
Verona: Capability
Every Verona console has backup PSU capability. Verona
400, 480, 560 and 640 models have redundancy as
standard. Internal PSU’s are auto-voltage sensing,
current-sharing and auto-changeover.
8 groups
8 aux
1 stereo master
1 mono master
1 stereo AFL
1 mono PFL
TOTAL
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8
8
2
1
2
1
22
The Verona has 4 automute sub groups and a Solo In Place mute group.
The Verona 480 has 48 mic input channels plus an additional 16 (8 stereo) line inputs and
4 direct inputs on the master module.
The Verona 480 has a total XLR input count of 50 as follows:-
All Verona consoles have a connector for an optional
external PSU.
48 channel mic inputs
1 talk external input
1 talk line input
Verona: Spatial Image System™
The Verona 480 has a total XLR output count of 27 as follows:-
The benefits of S.I.S.™ can only be realised with a
console that is built for the task.Conventional consoles
can be used for three channel mixing, but the methods
for doing so are complicated and unorthodox, forcing
the engineer to work in unaccustomed ways, limiting
creative flexibility, making use by visiting operators
impractical.
When using Midas S.I.S.™ capable mixing consoles the
pan controls may be switched for either conventional or
S.I.S.™ operation on each input channel. In S.I.S.™
mode the centre position of the control routes the input
to a separate channel output, in this case it pans from
left to centre or right to centre. Back up vocalists can be
panned slightly into the centre cluster to improve
intelligibility while keeping the featured vocal ‘front and
centre’. Musical instruments can be placed in a
conventional mix then easily switched to the centre for
solos. In theatrical productions S.I.S.™ gives the ability to
pan an actor’s voice across three channels following their
on stage movements. In stereo only productions the
centre output can be used to provide a mono to sub
base feed activating a single ‘L + R to Centre’ switch.
8
8
4
3
3
1
audio group outputs
aux bus outputs
matrix outputs
master outputs
solo outputs
talk external output
The Verona 480 has a total of 60 1/4 inch balanced input jacks as follows:56 channel line inputs
4 matrix direct inputs
The Verona 480 has a total of 63 1/4 inch (send and return) jacks for inserts as follows:48 input channel inserts
8 audio group inserts
4 matrix inserts
3 master inserts
The Verona 480 has a total of 40 1/4 inch impedance matched output jacks as follows:40 input channel direct outputs
The Verona 480 has a total of 4 RCA phono connections as follows:2 tape inputs
2 tape outputs
The Verona 480 has 59 long throw faders for mix control.
8 Audio Sub Groups
4 Mute Groups
Assigned from individual routing buttons (pre/post pan) from the input
channel.
Easy to programme, easy to re-call mutes created from inputs. The soft
mute circuit has silent operation and LED indication.
8 Aux Outputs
Multi Function Modules
2 Aux busses with individual Pre/Post Fader switches and 6 Aux busses
with global master Pre/Post fader assign.
Verona includes 8 multi function inputs as standard. These inputs can be
mono mic, stereo line or both. The stereo line jacks are for use with
either balanced or unbalanced line level signals and are protected from
48V phantom. The mono mic amp input incorporates a phase switch and
a front panel switched insert.
Spatial Image System™ (S.I.S.™)
The Verona 480 has a total of 62 peak program meters with 16 LED segments on all 14
output meters and 4 LED segments on input channels.
Spatial Image System utilises a central cluster with a left-right system to
form three discrete channels. Available from channels and groups.
12 x 4 Matrix
Fed from the Groups (or Auxes dependant on c/o switch), LR & C and
external input on rotary controls. The external input can be individually
routed directly to LR & C if required.
PSU’s
The current sharing, voltage sensing, auto-switching PSU’s are internally
mounted. The “no hum” design saves the need for external racking and
cabling. Verona 240 and 320 come with one internal PSU whilst Verona
400, 480, 560 and 640 come with two internal PSU’s. Each frame
includes an external connection port for an optional external PSU.
MIDAS Verona 6pp cover
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Module Reference
Ergonomic Worksurface
Verona Performance Specifications
This page is to be used in conjunction with the rest of the brochure as a reference and you may find it helpful to leave it folded out.
Input Impedance
Mic
Line
1K5 Balanced
10K Balanced
Mic
Mic + Pad
Mono Channel
Line Inputs
Continuously variable from +15dB to + 60dB
Continuously variable from 0dB to + 45dB
Continuously variable from + 20dB to off
Continuously variable from + 20dB to off
Maximum Input Level
Mic
Mic + Pad
Mono Channel Line
Stereo Channel Line
+
+
+
+
CMR at 100Hz
Mic (gain + 40dB)
Mic + Pad (gain 0dB)
Line (gain 0dB)
Typ 95dB
Typ 80dB
Typ 80dB
CMR at 1KHz
Mic (gain + 40dB)
Mic + Pad (gain 0dB)
Line (gain 0dB)
Typ 95dB
Typ 80dB
Typ 80dB
Frequency Response (20 to 20KHz)
Mic to Mix (gain + 40dB)
+ 0dB to - 1dB
Noise (20 to 20KHz)
Mic EIN ref.
150 Ohms (gain + 60dB)
- 129dBu
Superior Midas Sound
As with all our consoles we are continually striving to improve our sonic
circuits. Verona uses a brand new premium performance mic amp design,
with very high CMR performance providing simple, noise free
interconnections.
High performance audio summing busses are used throughout and all
main outputs are fully balanced with high current capability for noise free
interconnections.
Simple, Intuitive, Effective
Standing-up or sitting down? Either way – relax! Your driving a MIDAS,
the controls feel right and it’s an absolute pleasure. Whether it’s the
highly accurate 4-band EQ, the superb 100mm monorail faders or the
simple layout, Verona is designed to make the live sound engineer feel at
home. Mix the show of your life with confidence!
Two Functions, One Desk
Easy set-up for FOH or monitors: the Group/Aux changeover switch,
allow the choice of any combination of the aux outputs to be controlled
via a 100mm fader including insert point. This flexibility is supported by
the front panel Aux EQ defeat switch - when pressed any auxes assigned
pre fader will be sent pre EQ.
EQ
Highly accurate and musical swept 4-band EQ on every mono channel.
The stereo channel is the same variety with swept mids. There is a
switched high pass filter on every channel plus swept frequency on mono
inputs.
- 80dB
- 75dB
Mic to Mix (+ 40dB
gain, 0dBu output)
< 0.03%
Crosstalk at 1KHz
Channel to Channel
Mix to Mix
Channel to Mix
Maximum Fader attenuation
Maximum Mute attenuation
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Output Impedance
All Line Outputs
Headphones
50 Ohms Balanced Source to drive > 600 Ohms
To drive > 100 Ohms
Maximum Output Level
All Line Outputs
Headphones
+ 21dBu
+ 21dBu
Nominal Signal Level
Mic
Line
Headphones
- 60dBu to 0dBu
0dBu
+ 10dBu
Equaliser
Hi pass slope
Hi pass frequency
Treble Gain
12dB / Oct.
Continuously variable
Continuously variable
Centre detent = 0dB
Continuously variable
Continuously variable
Centre detent = 0dB
Continuously variable
1 Oct.
Continuously variable
Centre detent = 0dB
Continuously variable
1 Oct.
Continuously variable
Centre detent = 0dB
Continuously variable
Six Models - Verona 240 to Verona 640
Verona frames range from 24 inputs, and increment in blocks, of 8 up to
a maximum of 64!
Summing Noise
(48 channels routed with faders down)
6dBu
21dBu
36dBu
26dBu
Line to Mix Noise
(48 channels routed at 0dB, pan centre)
Distortion at 1KHz
Verona Key Features
Continuously variable from 0dB to + 45dB
(-15dB to +30dB with pad)
Stereo Channel
Line Inputs
Direct Inputs
System Noise
(20 to 20KHz)
MULTI FUNCTION INPUT
MASTER
MATRIX AUX AND GROUPS
MONO INPUT
Input Gain (all faders at 0dB)
Treble Freq.
Hi Mid Gain
Hi Mid Freq.
Hi Mid Bandwidth
Lo Mid Gain
Lo Mid Freq.
Lo Mid Bandwidth
Bass Gain
Bass Freq.
- 90dB
- 90dB
- 90dB
100dB
100dB
Channel Inserts
Front panel switchable insert points on each mic input.
* Due to a policy of continual improvement Midas reserves the right to alter the specification and performance at any time without prior notification.
- 3dB point from 20Hz to 400Hz
+ 15dB to - 15dB
- 3dB point from 2K to 20K
+ 15dB to - 15dB
centre from 400Hz to 8K
+ 15dB to - 15dB
centre from 100Hz to 2K
+ 15dB to - 15dB
- 3dB point from 20Hz to 200Hz
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Midas - A Brief History
Since 1969 Midas has been the premier console brand
throughout the world of professional audio. Midas consoles have
been on the road with acts like Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney,
Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2, Coldplay and Kylie just to name a
few. From the famous Pro Series, the benchmark XL3 and XL4,
and onto the current industry standard Heritage 3000, Midas
remains the first choice for the most discerning of professional
live sound engineers and has set the standard in the industry.
“The Midas sound” is a commonly heard phrase in the world of
pro audio and refers to the sonic performance of Midas consoles
- the mark by which others are judged. It comes simply from a
unique combination of a superb dynamic range, very low noise
floor, flawless audio path transparency and a beautifully warm
EQ and the industries finest microphone pre-amp - plus thirty
years of experience from a design team that not only
understands audio but also loves music.
Midas XL4 and Paul ‘PAB’ Boothroyd
(FOH Engineer for Sir Paul McCartney)
Sonic performance is only part of the reason behind Midas’
success; there is also the outstanding product reliability. Midas
consoles are able to handle thousands of gruelling events and
hundreds of thousands of miles of punishing touring without
major fault. To back up our impeccably solid construction and
proven road-worthiness there is a three year global warranty, so
our support network of dealers and distributors are on call at all
times should any of our products need any kind of after-sales
service.
Midas’ proven technology and track record has made it an
essential tool in numerous applications. Countless theatres,
broadcasting suites, Houses of Worship, conference specialists
and installation companies entrust their live sound requirements
to Midas. The reason for this confidence is simple. It is founded
on the fundamental philosophy behind Midas: totally
uncompromising research, design, engineering and
manufacturing which results in a product synonymous with
excellence.
Midas has been designing and manufacturing live performance mixing consoles
for the world’s most demanding sound engineers, performers and production
rental companies since the early 1970s.
The evolution of Midas consoles throughout the 30-year history of this classic
marque has always paralleled, and often led, increasingly sophisticated audio
innovations for the world-wide entertainment technology industry. Raising the
standards of sonic quality through continual research and development has
always been - and still remains - our overall aim.
Equally important to us is the design and implementation of many new areas of
control functionality and user-friendly desk operation to anticipate and
accommodate the rapidly changing and expanding needs of audio professionals
who specify Midas consoles for their major tours, festivals, international events,
broadcast projects and prestigious fixed installations.
The Midas design pedigree has, since our birth, been founded upon a track
record of achieving a unique symbiosis with working sound engineers around
the planet - engineers who respect and endorse our proven technology in the
light of their responsibilities to their internationally-based clients who are
themselves the leading lights of our industry.
Klark Teknik Group, Walter Nash Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7HJ. England.
Tel: +44 1562 741515 Fax: +44 1562 745371
email: [email protected] www.midasconsoles.com
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Verona series
Midas XL4 and Daniel Green
(FOH Engineer for Coldplay)
Verona - A Step Above The Ordinary
Verona is, quite simply, the desk the industry has been asking
Midas for. It takes the concept of the ultra-compact Venice,
Midas’ best selling console of all time, and elevates it to the next
level. Verona delivers more inputs, more features, along with
legendary Midas quality in a package that revolutionises the 8
buss market. Visually, the console looks stunning; despite it’s
physically modest proportions, it feels like a full-sized Midas to
work on; and of course, most importantly of all, it sounds as
good as it looks.
live sound
installation
audio visual
broadcast
So what exactly is Verona?
Firstly, it’s a truly professional desk aimed squarely at the
professional market. Mechanically and electronically Verona is
much more than just another 8-bus console. If you are primarily
motivated by audio quality, rigid mechanical construction, longterm reliability and high residual values, then it is THE 8-buss
console.
The Verona series consists of 6 models ranging from 24 up to a
massive 64 inputs, and incorporates all the features and
components that make it look, sound and feel like a true Midas.
It has been designed from the ground up by the same team
responsible for the XL4 and the Heritage Series consoles,
including the industry-standard Heritage 3000.
Anyone who has ever bought a Venice and loved it is going to
be captivated by the Verona – you get more inputs, more
features and that all-important Midas quality. Available as an
install or touring package the Verona will handle anything from
houses of worship to broadcast / recording, theatre to corporate
applications, and of course concert sound.
Midas XL4 and Robbie McGrath
(FOH Engineer for The Rolling Stones)
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