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The touring market's first Midas Siena has been sold to IPB Audio (Hampshire, UK) and has recently toured with Porcupine Tree and Marillion. Says company 7/01/2005 8:00 AM Eastern

Rat Sound Systems (Oxnard, Calif.) provided 12 QSC PL 236 amps to power Radian Micro­Wedge 12 enclosures for Bimbos 365 Club’s (S.F.) recent upgrade.

The touring market's first Midas Siena has been sold to IPB Audio (Hampshire, UK) and has recently toured with Porcupine Tree and Marillion. Says company founder Ian Bond, the system “affords a huge amount of versatility. Just two days after Porcupine Tree — who use four stereo in-ears with a pair of stereo wedges and a mono drum fill — finished touring, the Siena [went] on the road with The Bays, who are mostly wedge-based.”…Broadway's Little Women welcomed two Lake Contour and two Lake Mesa units to the stage, which were supplied by ProMix (NYC). Sound designer Peter Hylenski notes that the orchestral speaker system was positively affected by the installation and opened the range of the MSL-2s. He adds, “We still had extreme clarity with no smearing.”…MediaMatrix recently hosted its first NION Technology & Applications seminar, featuring lectures, presentations and hands-on exercises. According to operations manager Will Roland, “There is an inherent challenge to ensure that system designers are able to get a solid base of fundamentals under their belt. Many of today's designers are not fully aware that [the NION product line] can change the entire design process.”