Tracker

1998

MIDAS’ HERITAGE Made Real

It was however the next project that would capitalise on the success of XL3 and XL4 and for several years gave MIDAS near-total dominance of the concert touring business – the HERITAGE series.

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The extremely capable HERITAGE 3000 was suited to both Front of House and monitoring applications, whilst the companion HERITAGE 2000 was specifically aimed at Front of House mix duties. The H3000 and H2000 launched in 1998 and 1999 respectively.

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The HERITAGE 3000 became the concert touring’s industry standard and formed the focal point, along with the XL4, for most major tours for the following decade including acts such as Bon Jovi, Alanis Morrisette, AC/DC, Coldplay, Kid Rock, Metallica, Alicia Keys, Foo Fighters, Christina Aguilera, Sir Paul McCartney and Pearl Jam.

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Two further HERITAGE consoles were launched, the smaller theatre-oriented HERITAGE 1000 appeared in 2000, followed a couple of years later by the giant HERITAGE 4000 monitor console, essentially an H3000 with an additional pod to increase the number of auxiliary send buses to meet the demands made by the rapidly increasing use of in - ear monitors.