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Stardraw/Midas Conquer with Eddy

The Heritage Theatre software, developed by Stardraw for Midas, was one of just five outstanding new products to be singled out for an EDDY award for major technical advancement in the field of professional audio.

David Snipp, Managing Director of Stardraw, described the system. “The Heritage Theatre software sits on top of the Stardraw platform and enables offline editing of any scenes and settings for the Heritage 1000 console. For this system we use MIDI and RS232 to communicate with the desk, but the Stardraw engine is a totally flexible, componentised, fully customisable platform – it can communicate with any other hardware or software using any protocol.”

Snipp continued “We provided Midas with an SDK [software development kit – ed.] which can be used by any manufacturer to develop add-ins for their specific products. This architecture is very powerful and offers a cost-effective solution for manufacturers developing control applications because they don't have to touch the engine: they simply write the add-in for their product (or have us do it for them) and all the hard work is done by the Stardraw engine. In practice it means that Midas now have an award-winning application produced at a fraction of the expense of traditional development. We're delighted for them.”

The same system is used throughout the Klark Teknik Group for all their software-controlled products.

When asked to comment on the Eddy award, MD of Midas, Bob Doyle, commented, “This is a milestone award for Midas and the Heritage Theatre software under Stardraw. They say software is never finished and it can be difficult for judges to make an award. In this case the Stardraw team worked very hard in conjunction with Midas to deliver the system on time and I hope everyone has as much fun using it as we did developing it.”

The EDDY was presented in New York on December 7th 2001. More information on Stardraw can be found at

Notes to Editor

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