The Music Group (owned by Uli Behringer) has purchased Midas and Klark from Bosch. Today I was talking to my EV rep. He says that the guys at Midas are actually ok with it as long as they get to continue designing top shelf stuff. There is no denying the future IMO. We will see cheaper Midas stuff manufactured in Asia. The Venice is manufactured by Dynacord in Germany. I guess that will change since Dynacord is the design and manufacturing division for EV. Now it is legal for Behringer to rip off the cheap Venice clone console that they have been selling.