# I just snuck a peek at my school's new mixer... VENICE?

#### tenor_singer

##### Active Member
I have never heard of that brand. Does anybody have any information on it?

Thanks!

Tenor

#### mbenonis

##### Wireless Guy
Oh my, you are very lucky to have a Midas Venice to mix on next year! Midas is one of the premier brands in sound consoles, and is used by many professionals on many major shows. The Venice line was designed for smaller applications where the system designer still wanted the Midas sound. Enjoy!

#### Eboy87

##### Well-Known Member
You're getting a Midas? Damn am I jealous. I got to use one for about 5 minutes, granted it was a Heritage 3000, but, man you're lucky.

#### len

##### Well-Known Member
The sound guys I work with all like Midas.

I thot Heritage was a totally different brand that was like $100,000 and up, but I guess I'm confused (which is probable). #### avkid ##### Not a New User Fight Leukemia len said: The sound guys I work with all like Midas. I thot Heritage was a totally different brand that was like$100,000 and up, but I guess I'm confused (which is probable).

Heritage is a model line or series much like car makers have different lines or "brands" ex: GM has Pontiac,Chevrolet and GMC trucks in the US.

As for price, i'll look in to it.

#### cutlunch

##### Active Member
tenor_singer said:
I have never heard of that brand. Does anybody have any information on it?

Thanks!

Tenor

Tenor. If it is a a Midas Venice then as the others have said, you have got a good board. If you go to the link Radman posted you can download the manual.

At the school I work at part-time we have one of these boards in the new theatre. I must admitt we haven't given it a full work out yet ie full band mike up etc. But we use it for playing CD's, DVD's, Powerpoint, Presentations etc.

There are two traps for young players.

1) The phantom power is switched individually on each channel but the thing to note is: The switches are on the back of the board just above the XLR connectors.

2) The eq on a channel has an on/off switch. This is designed so you can easily swap between eq'd and non- eq'd so you can hear the difference. It can be easy to forget to turn on the eq.

#### BNBSound

##### Active Member
Think of it this way, the Venice 240 is the same size mixer as a Mackie 24-4-2, but the Mack costs $1200 and the Midas costs$5000. Good stuff in there.

#### TassieBogan

##### Member
Definitely good stuff, but i found a bit of a shortage of aux outs and channels a bit of an annoyance, and that was the largest model.

Still a V. nice sounding mixer, but you probably would have been better off with a different brand, and get more for the same price with slightly less quality.

#### Hughesie

##### Well-Known Member
Hey great desk i used one during a production i did

great but the faders were very loose (it was new at the time)

but a great desk (execpt for the cd volume placement

#### avkid

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Fight Leukemia
I would like to second that!!!!!!

#### Hughesie

##### Well-Known Member
i have sorry i made a mistake

but that is a Midas XL4

(it is huge)

#### avkid

##### Not a New User
Fight Leukemia
Sorry if we were rude, thanks for changing!