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Quebec, Meet Midas

The Midas XL8 live performance system was demo’d to some of Quebec’s top pro audio professionals at a series of sessions held in Montreal during the last week of October.

From left: Daniel Petit (Cirque du Soleil), Bob Barbagallo (Solotech), Mario Duchesne (Solotech), Charles Ethier (Cirque du Soleil), Jim Pfitzinger (Midas), Jean-Michel Caron (Cirque du Soleil) and Mitch Mortenson (Midas)

Hosted by Eastern Canada Midas sales representative Gilles Elhadad, session attendees included representatives from Cirque du Soleil, Place des Arts (Montreal), Le Grand Theatre de Quebec (Quebec City), Solotech (exclusive Midas XL8 dealer in Quebec) and consultants Arttech Multimedia, XYZ and Le Mot Dit Piton.

Midas representatives Richard Ferriday, Jim Pfitzinger, Mitch Mortenson and Mick Whelan were on hand to help introduce all angles of the XL8 system to the attendees, with technical, operational, support and business-oriented presentations, Q&A sessions and a test drive.

According to Franck Fabry, director of Americas export sales for Telex Pro Audio Group, “The XL8 met with wide-eyed interest from such seasoned sound engineers as Jean-Charles Ethier (Cirque du Soleil), Mario St.-Onge (Solotech) and Richard Lachance (Solotech)—the excitement was palpable throughout the demo room. In fact, during the presentations, many of our guests couldn’t keep their attention off the XL8 sitting behind them—everyone was itching to get their hands on the work surface!”

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