Midas goes Dutch with Focus
Thursday, 5 July 2001
Focus Show Equipment, one of Holland's leadingr rental companies, particularly in the theatre market, has recently taken delivery of an XL4 and a Heritage 2000 supplied by Dutch distributor TM Audio. The two consoles were bought specifically for the show Saturday Night Fever which has just opened at the Queen Beatrix theatre in Utrecht. The show, which is anticipated to run for at least two years at the venue, specified both consoles for FoH duties, but even then some of the monitor channels on the XL4 have been replaced with stereo channels.

Focus SE's Piet Meekel commented: "Like me, the sound designer, Jeroen Ten Brinke, is a great fan of Midas consoles, so even with the modifications, it wasn't a difficult choice to go with Midas for this show. In fact, the very first console I bought when I started Focus Show Equipment 30 years ago was a Midas console, and it's still going strong today." As well as being a rental company, Focus SE also owns some 2,500sq.ft of rehearsal rooms which is a great bonus for clients. Most of the big shows that come to Holland have used them at some point including famous names like the Rolling Stones, and all the big theatre shows such as Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera and many others. In fact, Saturday Night Fever held all of its auditions and rehearsals there before opening in Utrecht.

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