Midas M32 Digital Mixing Console
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The Midas M32 combines the best of classic British console designs with advanced modern technology to completely redefine what a medium-format live console can offer.A close look at M32 reveals that the styling is completely new in every sense of the word. Rajesh Kutty’s automotive-inspired design elements mesh perfectly with a recognizable MIDAS signature, setting the M32 apart from any other console. Its beautifully streamlined and elegant form factor completely revolutionizes the experience of live mixing.
At A Glance:
- 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
- Open architecture allows for future 96 kHz operation
- 192 kHz ADC and DAC converters for outstanding audio performance
- 8 stereo signal processing effects engines
- 25 MIDAS PRO motorised 100 mm faders
- Daylight viewable 7" full colour 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
- 3-Year Warranty Program
- Designed and engineered in England
The groundbreaking M32 console combines legendary MIDAS sound quality with advanced digital technology, future-proof 96 kHz capable open architecture design and industry-leading 192 kHz ADC and DAC converters, creating a revolutionary mid-format live console. The M32 utilises award-winning MIDAS PRO Series microphone preamplifiers and the custom-designed MIDAS PRO motorised faders that are rated for 1 million life cycles-three times more than other leading consoles.
Award-Winning MIDAS Mic Preamplifier
The MIDAS preamplifier design eliminates typical imbalances of gain-setting stages, thereby improving the common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR) and harmonic distortion to an almost immeasurable level. The constant high-frequency bandwidth topology assures excellent stability, RF rejection and noise performance at all gain levels, contributing to its transparent, open and dynamic sound.
The microphone preamplifiers are the very same ones used in the industry standard MIDAS XL4 and HERITAGE 3000 consoles, which many consider to be the greatest analogue live consoles ever built. Over the past decade, the XL4 and HERITAGE 3000 have been utilised by countless top artists including Bon Jovi, Alanis Morrisette, AC/DC, Coldplay, Kid Rock, Metallica, Alicia Keys, Foo Fighters, Christina Aguilera, Sir Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, and many more.
The MIDAS PRO FADER- Rated for 1 Million Life Cycles
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. 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. Intelligent design puts control of vital functions such as Effects, Metering, Routing and much more 1 or 2 button presses away.
Sends On Fader
M32 brings the convenience of digital mixing to your Aux and output bus mixes too, thanks to its integrated Sends on Fader feature. This incredible function allows you to build powerful, dedicated sub-mixes for monitor, secondary zone feeds, and much more – all without affecting the front of house mix or levels. The M32 allows you to send your choice of signals to any Aux or output bus and then dial in the perfect mix via the channel faders.
DCA (Digitally Controlled Amplifier) groups allow control over several signals at once without actually mixing them into a subgroup bus. M32’s 8 DCA groups let you control multiple signals via a single fader, such as the entire drum mix, the horn section, or the backup vocalists, etc. DCA control affects the FOH mix, while allowing the individual buses to remain unchanged. The result is a customizable workflow that provides maximum flexibility, but still allows individual buses and subgroups to serve the purpose they were intended for, such as zone sends, broadcast feeds, etc.
100-Band RTA for all Channel/Bus EQ's
The M32 now includes a high-resolution 100-band Real Time Analyzer (RTA), with full Bar and Spectrograph views. This high-resolution RTA displays the audio energy distribution in 100 frequency bands over time - capturing a sonogram window of a full 10 seconds.
16 Breathtaking FX “Plug-Ins” Based on True Physical Modeling
16 breathtaking FX “Plug-Ins” 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 equalizers etc.
You Are Connected
Each M32 comes loaded with all of the connectivity, I/O and functionality you need, right out of the box – but it doesn’t end there. Onboard USB 2.0 connectivity delivers a full 32 x 32 channels of audio and MIDI to your DAW. Integrated multi-channel digital audio interfaces connect to remote stage boxes and/or the P16 Personal Monitor System.
M32 MIX (iPad)
Front of House is wherever you and your iPad are-thanks to the new M32 MIX App for iPad. Just plug in a wireless router via Ethernet cable to the M32, and then wirelessly connect up to 10 iPad devices, which is especially handy for custom monitor mixes. And Native Ethernet control enables remote operation by computer, iPad or iPhone over a wired or wireless network, across the room – or across the planet!
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Things You Will Get:
- M32 Digital Console
- Power Cable
- Owner's Manual
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- excellent-sounding preamps
- iPad-controlled capability
- reasonable size
- user-friendly layout
- very expandable
- live, in-studio recording
- live sound
- monitor mixing
Comments about Midas M32 Digital Mixing Console:
The Midas M32 is one of the coolest entry-level digital mixers I've ever worked with.
In recent years, a new market of entry-level priced digital mixers has been created for independent and small-time live sound engineers to have the opportunity to dip their feet into owning and operating a nice digital console without having to spend $20,000+ on a major setup. The main companies that have boards in this sub-$5,000 range include Soundcraft, Presonus, Yamaha, Behringer, and Midas.
The M32 by Midas is the best in that category. The layout of the controls is detailed yet user friendly, and the physical size of the board, for being a 32-channel, isn't a monster. The build quality is exceptional, and the sound coming out of this thing is one of the best digital board sounds you can get, as to be expected from Midas. The M32 features the same exact microphone preamps that Midas's PRO series consoles use, which are one of the industry standard boards used for large-scale touring live sound around the world. The PRO series consoles and the M32 are built side-by-side in the same factory, and they share the same parts where it really counts.
The faders function smoothly and reliably, and all the other physical controls are very solidly built. As with all digital boards, there is some learning to be done, but I find the M32 to be more user-friendly than most.
The Midas M32 also has the ability to be controlled via iPad, which makes it easy for one engineer to walk away from the console and up on stage to do monitor mixes and fine-tune other scenarios.
All in all, I highly recommend any sound engineer, young or veteran, to go with the Midas M32 as either their first digital console, or a necessary new tool to add to their gear setup. You'll find this board can handle just about any situation you throw at it.
- Trevor at Sam Ash Music Store in Carle Place, New York
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We recently purchased an M32 for our Church in Houston, Texas. Our system has never sounded better and with the iPad and computer apps our volunteers started working on it in no time!
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|Dynamic Range (SPL)||106dB|
|RCA Phone Inputs||2|
|RCA Phone Inputs||2|
|Computer Connectivity||USB Type A (Audio and Data Import / Export) 1; USB Type B, rear panel, for remote control; Ethernet RJ45, rear panel, for remote control|
|Dimensions||35.1" x 24.1" x 10.1"|
|Send/Return I/O||¼" TRS Balanced|
|I/O Expansion Slots||32 Channel Audio Input / Output: High-Performance 32-Channel MADI Expansion Card; High-Performance 32-Channel Audinate Dante Expansion Card; Hi-Speed FireWire/USB 2.0 Audio Interface; High-Performance 32-Channel ADAT Expansion Card|
|Busses/Groups||25 Mix Buses|
|Faders||25 MIDAS PRO motorized 100 mm faders rated for 1 million life cycles|
|Outputs-Other||Headphones, x 2|
|Combo XLR/TRS Jacks||N/A|