Midas M32 LIVE Mixer Digital 40 Channel
The Midas M32 LIVE Digital Mixer combines legendary Midas sound quality with advanced digital technology, future-proof floating point audio engine, extremely low-latency design and industry-leading 192 kHz ADC and DAC converters, creating a revolutionary mid-format live console.
M32 features ultra-sleek styling, offering you a truly luxurious mixing experience. High-end construction materials include carbon fibre provide unparalleled durability and strength, plus substantially lower weight than comparable consoles. The M32 utilizes award-winning Midas PRO Series microphone preamplifiers and the custom-designed Midas PRO motorized faders that are rated for 1 million life cycles.
AWARD-WINNING MIDAS MIC PREAMPLIFIER
The MIDAS mic preamp is considered by leading live sound and recording engineers to be the very essence of the famous MIDAS sound. More than 40 years of design experience paired with the finest choice of premium-grade components lead to the acclaimed warmth and depth, bring out subtle ambience, maintain spatial positioning, and more effectively capture a precise image. The acclaimed sound of the award-winning MIDAS microphone preamplifier has inspired generations of live sound engineers to their best work, creating sonic landscapes that have captivated audiences worldwide.
The M32 Channel Strip puts the most important channel processing parameters into one section so that no matter which channel you are working on, the controls are always the same.
This highly-efficient layout stems from decades of console design and input from Midas users. Optimized control illumination ensures a clear indication of levels or status from any viewing angle.
Illuminated rotary encoders and switches give you control of preamp settings, frequency shelving, dual dynamics sections, as well as multi-mode fully parametric EQ, bus sends, main, mono and stereo panning.
7″ MAIN DISPLAY
M32’s 7″ day-viewable color TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) display shows the setting parameters you need when you need them.
Selected for its high-contrast performance and outdoor visibility, TFT is ideal for concert and open air festival venues. Flanked by high-precision, context-sensitive tactile encoders, the screen comes to life and immediately reports in high definition all adjustments applied to a wide range of parameters.
Intelligent design puts control of vital functions such as Effects, Metering, Routing and much more 1 or 2 button presses away.
16 FX “PLUG-INS” BASED ON TRUE PHYSICAL MODELING
16 FX “Plug-Ins” have been added to the M32, giving you access to a total of 50+ effects that would otherwise cost tens of thousands of dollars in hardware.
This new generation of high-end FX “Plug-Ins” is based on True Physical Modeling of classic audio hardware. We essentially “rebuilt” classic analog gear in the digital domain and included models of legendary processors such as Urei’s 1176, Teletronix LA-2A and Fairchild 670 compressors as well as the legendary Pultec EQP-1a and EQ5 equalisers etc.
Last but not least, the M32 can now run 4 studio-quality stereo reverbs together with 8 channels of 31-band graphic EQ. This allows you to replace your old outboard gear with a fully recallable onboard solution.
LCD SCRIBBLE STRIPS
A total of 29 programmable LCD Scribble Strips offer channel/bus identification that mirrors what is being controlled.
Use them to enter input/output tags, plus add icons you recognize at-a-glance. Then assign colors to create visual groups for immediate, on-the-fly recognition of similar inputs.
Simple, elegant and effective – plus you’ll never need masking tape again.
A versatile powerhouse of a live console, the M32 also provides robust studio functionality. Record and play back up to 32 tracks which run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 operating systems or Mac computers via integrated USB 2.0 connectivity. M32 supports a variety of sample rates, allowing you to record up to 32 tracks of live audio directly to your computer for mixing down later. Take advantage of M32’s built-in FX engines to augment your DAW’s plug-in collection, or to free up valuable computer resources.
M32’s recall capability makes it easy for both project and professional studio engineers to stay organised by storing projects as scenes, either internally or externally on a USB stick.
- Live performance and studio recording digital console with up to 40 simultaneous input channels
- 32 award-winning Midas microphone preamplifiers
- 25 time-aligned and phase-coherent mix buses
- AES50 networking allows up to 96 inputs and 96 outputs
- 192 kHz ADC and DAC converters for outstanding audio performance
- Industry-leading design by Bentley Motors Designer
- High-performance carbon fibre, aluminium and high-impact steel structure
- 40 bit floating point digital signal processing
- 8 DCA and 6 mute groups
- 8 stereo signal processing effects engines
- 25 Midas PRO motorised 100 mm faders
- Daylight viewable 7” full-color TFT display screen
- 32 x 32 channel USB 2.0 audio interface
- DAW remote control emulations of Mackie Control* and HUI protocols
- Optional wireless remote control with Midas Apps for iPhone and iPad
- Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply
- 10-Year Warranty Program
- Designed and engineered in the U.K.
|Input Processing Channels||32 Input Channels, 8 Aux Channels, 8 FX Return Channels|
|Output Processing Channels||16|
|16 aux buses, 6 matrices, main LRC||100|
|Internal Effects Engines (True Stereo / Mono)||16|
|Internal Show Automation (structured Cues / Snippets)||500 / 100|
|Internal Total Recall Scenes (incl. Preamplifiers and Faders)||100|
|Signal Processing||40-Bit Floating Point|
|A/D Conversion (8-channel, 96 kHz ready)||114 dB Dynamic Range (A-weighted*)|
|D/A Conversion (stereo, 96 kHz ready)||120 dB Dynamic Range (A-weighted*)|
|I/O Latency (Console Input to Output)||0.8 ms|
|Network Latency (Stage Box In > Console > Stage Box Out)||1.1 ms|
|MIDAS PRO Series Microphone Preamplifier (XLR)||32|
|Talkback Microphone Input (XLR)||1|
|RCA Inputs / Outputs||2|
|Monitoring Outputs (XLR / ¼” TRS Balanced)||2|
|Aux Inputs/Outputs (¼” TRS Balanced)||6|
|Phones Output (¼” TRS)||2 (Stereo)|
|Digital AES/EBU Output (XLR)||1|
|AES50 Ports (KLARK TEKNIK SuperMAC)||2|
|Expansion Card Interface||32 Channel Audio Input / Output|
|ULTRANET P-16 Connector (No Power Supplied)||1|
|MIDI Inputs / Outputs||1|
|USB Type A (Audio and Data Import / Export)||1|
|USB Type B, rear panel, for remote control||1|
|Ethernet, RJ45, rear panel, for remote control||1|
Mic Input Characteristics
|Design||MIDAS PRO Series|
|THD+N (0 dB gain, 0 dBu output)||<0.01% (unweighted)|
|THD+N (+40 dB gain, 0 dBu to +20 dBu output)||<0.03% (unweighted)|
|Input Impedance (Unbalanced / Balanced)||10 kO / 10 kO|
|Non-Clip Maximum Input Level||+23 dBu|
|Phantom Power (Switchable per Input)||+48 V|
|Equivalent Input Noise @ +45 dB gain (150 ? source)||-125 dB (22 Hz-22 kHz, unweighted)|
|CMRR @ Unity Gain (Typical)||>70 dB|
|CMRR @ 40 dB Gain (Typical)||>90 dB|
|Frequency Response @ 48 kHz Sample Rate||0 dB to -1 dB (20 Hz-20 kHz)|
|Dynamic Range, Analogue In to Analogue Out||106 dB (22 Hz-22 kHz, unweighted)|
|A/D Dynamic Range, Preamplifier and Converter (Typical)||109 dB (22 Hz-22 kHz, unweighted)|
|D/A Dynamic Range, Converter and Output (Typical)||109 dB (22 Hz-22 kHz, unweighted)|
|Crosstalk Rejection @ 1 kHz, Adjacent Channels||100 dB|
|Output level, XLR Connectors (Nominal / Maximum)||+4 dBu / +21 dBu|
|Output Impedance, XLR Connectors (Unbalanced / Balanced)||50 O / 50 O|
|Input impedance, TRS Connectors (Unbalanced / Balanced)||20 kO / 40 kO|
|Non-Clip Maximum Input Level, TRS Connectors||+21 dBu|
|Output Level, TRS (Nominal / Maximum)||+4 dBu / +21 dBu|
|Output Impedance, TRS (Unbalanced / Balanced)||50 O / 50 O|
|Phones Output Impedance / Maximum output Level||40 O / +21 dBu (Stereo)|
|Residual Noise Level, Out 1-16 XLR Connectors, Unity Gain||-85 dBu 22 Hz-22 kHz unweighted|
|Residual Noise Level, Out 1-16 XLR Connectors, Muted||-88 dBu 22 Hz-22 kHz unweighted|
|Residual Noise Level, TRS and Monitor out XLR Connector||-83 dBu 22 Hz-22 kHz unweighted|
|Main Screen||7″ TFT LCD, 800 x 480 Resolution, 262k Colours|
|Channel LCD Screen||128 x 64 LCD with RGB Colour Backlight|
|Main Meter||24 Segment (-57 dB to Clip)|
|Switch-Mode Power Supply||Auto-Ranging 100-240 VAC (50/60 Hz) ± 10%|
|Power Consumption||120 W|
|Standard Operating Temperature Range||5°C – 40°C (41°F – 104°F)|
|Dimensions||891 x 612 x 256 mm (35.1 x 24.1 x 10.1″)|
|Weight||25 kg (55 lbs)|