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MIDAS DIGITAL MIXER M32 40-Input, 25-Bus Digital Mixing Console with 32 Programmable MIDAS Preamps, 25 Motorized Faders, Channel LCD's, FireWire/USB Audio Interface and iPad/iPhone Remote Control
MIDAS DIGITAL MIXER M32 40-Input, 25-Bus Digital Mixing Console with 32 Programmable MIDAS Preamps, 25 Motorized Faders, Channel LCD's, FireWire/USB Audio Interface and iPad/iPhone Remote Control


 
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M32 Digital Console for Live and Studio with 40 Input Channels, 32 MIDAS Microphone Preamplifiers and 25 Mix Buses
•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
•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 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

Industry-Leading 192 kHz Precision

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.
M32 features ultra-sleek styling, offering you a truly luxurious mixing experience.
High-end construction materials including carbon fiber provide unparalleled durability and strength,
plus substantially lower weight than comparable consoles.
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.
The MIDAS M32 is a future-forward console that completely raises the bar for live mixing.

While the MIDAS M32 design, styling, and construction will surely turn a lot of heads,
it's the sound that matters most to engineers and performing artists. And that's where M32 shines even brighter
as the latest in a long line of pristine-sounding MIDAS consoles, it descends from a celebrated lineage that literally set the standard in electrical design and sound quality.
Ever since MIDAS consoles first found fame 40 years ago with acts like Billy Joel, Yes, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd and others, the MIDAS legacy has always been about uncompromising quality and the ultimate in sound reproduction.
Backing the analogue input section are audiophile Cirrus Logic multi-channel 192 kHz capable A/D converters, which boast a 114 dB dynamic range, ensuring impressively low distortion and low noise performance.

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.
The console remembers where you set the faders and instantly recalls them when you select a bus for quick adjustments.

DCA Groups

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.

View Function

Across the M32 you'll find 11 strategically placed View buttons associated with various functions. These buttons enable immediate access to information about that specific function.
For instance, if you press the View button in the Equalizer section, information for that channel's EQ is instantly shown on the main display, providing in-depth editing of all related parameters.
This direct access to visual fine-tuning gives the engineer a level of control previously available only on consoles costing exponentially more.

Assign Section

While some digital consoles offer a few user-definable controls, M32's Assign section sets a new standard by providing a total of 36 fully customizable controls on three separate layers.
As with channels and buses, individual Scribble Strips are provided for immediate identification. Buttons can be defined to toggle parameters on/off, adjust timing of effects by tapping, or jump to specific screen views.
Rotary encoders with LED collars can be assigned to specific channel parameters, or to additional parameters in the Dynamics section relevant to the current channel selection.

"Acoustic Integration" - the Live Sound Revolution

Legendary 40-year old British company TURBOSOUND, famous for producing some of the world's best speaker systems, have teamed up with MIDAS to seamlessly integrate mixer and speaker systems. We call it "Acoustic Integration".
The M32's ULTRANET bus allows streaming up to 16-channels of pristine digital audio to an array of TURBOSOUND iQ speakers - all on a single CAT5 cable, along with control data to set sound presets remotely.
Furthermore, the iQ Series features "True Physical Modeling" of some of the most popular speakers which can be easily remote controlled via the M32, allowing the sound engineer to apply different speaker models in real time from the comfort of the mixing desk.
"Acoustic Integration" is the next live sound revolution.
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.
Switch between the Large RTA view, displaying any available signal in full screen resolution, or the Combined view with the RTA view shown above each of the channel and bus EQ curves. See the results of your filtering choices in the audio spectrum directly. Additionally, the RTA can be displayed on top of the 31-band graphic EQs in the FX rack.
Monitoring and controlling frequencies has never been easier!

16 Breathtaking FX "Plug-Ins" Based on True Physical Modeling

We've added 16 new 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. We also added a cutting-edge 5-band multiband compressor.
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.

Gain Splitting and Remote Control for FOH and Monitoring

A new Gain Split mode separates channel gain (trim) from the head amp gain, allowing both the FOH and/or the monitor engineer to adjust local trim digitally - and independently of the preamp gain.
Additionally, the new HA Gain Remote option allows console gains to be remotely controlled by an external console, such as when using the M32 as a stage box.

More Routing and Processing Flexibility

The M32's routing becomes even more flexible with this recent firmware upgrade. Output signals and XLR outputs are now treated separately, allowing signals from AES50 sources or expansion cards to be routed directly to the M32's analog outputs.
For example, now you can use the outputs from an M32 for directly routing back PA or monitoring signals from a main or FOH console.
New output tap points can be set as pre- or post-mute for greater usability with your P16 personal monitoring mixers. This is very useful in situations where you don't want mute groups to interrupt your signal flow.

Mighty New Tools for Scene and Show Management

Introducing the Cue List, an innovative way to automate the loading of scenes and new "Snippets" at different points during a show.
Each of the 500 Cue entries can load any of the 100 Scenes or Snippets separately or at the same time. This gives you an amazing total of 500 Cues x 100 Scenes x 100 Snippets!
For example, store your favorite EQ settings for drums on channels 1-8 as a Snippet, recallable in an instant as its own preset, completely independent of the console's overall scene.
It's like taking a snapshot of a parameter on an input, return, FX slot, bus, Matrix, Main or DCA group - and saving it for quick access whenever you need it.

The MIDAS PRO FADER- Rated for 1 Million Life Cycles

In our pursuit to lead the industry in every possible aspect, we decided to design the world's most reliable motor fader.
We dove deep into materials science, employing semi-precious metals that offered the durability we desired.
We took painstaking care to design a motorised fader that would provide continuous performance night after night, year after year.
After spending a great deal of time working with metal vendors, we developed precision components that offer high linearity, robustness, and smooth feel during operation.
We needed ultra-straight high-grade steel guide rods with smooth polished surfaces-and we got them. We worked closely with our manufacturing partners to maintain the tolerance of our parts, always choosing the most suitable materials and controlling the processes to ensure consistent moulding quality and eliminating the warping and deformation caused by shrinking as the parts cool.
True, none of this was easy-we spent many long hours developing the MIDAS PRO FADER design.
However the results speak for themselves.
MIDAS PRO FADERS are rated for up to 1,000,000 cycles-three times that of other leading manufacturers.

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.

Virtual Effects Racks

M32 includes an extensive array of onboard effects, rendering outboard processing racks a thing of the past.
The Virtual FX rack features 8 true-stereo, studio-grade effects engines each assignable to any input, group or output mix bus. Choose from high-end FX modules including a range of reverbs, delays, EQs, dynamics and much more.
Each FX algorithm has been completely re-imagined for stunning performance - typically costing several times the price of the M32.
Custom-designed, and physically modeled after some of the most iconic and sought-after processors, all effects run inside the low-latency environment of the M32 mix engine, ensuring flawless performance, flexible routing and the end of cable faults forever!

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.
Native Ethernet control enables remote operation by computer, iPad or iPhone over a wired or wireless network, across the room - or across the planet!
Dual AES50 network ports featuring KLARK TEKNIK SuperMAC technology support up to 96 inputs and 96 outputs over shielded (STP) CAT5 cable, allowing remote stage boxes and sharing signals among several connected M32s and other MIDAS, KLARK TEKNIK and AES50-equipped products.
On-board ULTRANET provides a 16-channel digital mix direct to P16 Personal Monitor Mixers, without added hardware, cost or latency.
Ethernet, USB and MIDI are all standard features on M32.
An additional expansion slot is also included, so that the M32 can connect to current and future digital audio networks and link protocols via a wide range of expansion cards including USB, FireWire*, ADAT*, MADI and Audinate Dante*.

POWERPLAY P16

Personal Monitoring System
Easy as a handshake. Plug the P16-M personal monitor mixer into M32's ULTRANET port with a shielded (STP) CAT5 cable, and let the performer dial in their ideal 16-channel personal monitor mix.
You can daisy-chain additional P16-M units, or use the P16-D ULTRANET distributor to set up a plug and play monitor system that accommodates up to 48 individual P16-M units.

DL16 Digital Snake
The MIDAS DL16 digital stage box closes the gap between stage and FOH (Front of House) by placing 16 fully-programmable, remotely controllable high-end MIDAS mic preamps and 8 analogue, balanced XLR returns at the stage end. Connecting over a single shielded (STP) CAT5 cable, up to three DL16 or MIDAS DL150 stage boxes can be daisy-chained to deliver 48 channels in and 24 out to the stage. Dual AES50 ports on the M32 allow up to 96 input channels to be connected and routed in the same system.
•AES50 network ports featuring KLARK TEKNIK SuperMAC technology for ultra-low latency (in-ear compatible)
•Up to 100 m networking capability via CAT5 cable (not included)
•Dual AES50 ports, each for cascading up to three DL16 units - no merger or router required
•Precise LED metering plus 7-segment displays for signal control on stage
•Phones output assignable to any of the inputs/outputs for on-stage monitoring
•Connectivity for P16-M Personal Monitoring System for in-ear applications (not included)
•Dual ADAT outputs for use in splitter mode and stand-alone digital multi-core applications
•MIDI in/out for bidirectional communication between FOH console and on-stage MIDI devices

What are AES50 and SuperMAC?

AES50 simultaneously provides high channel counts, extremely low and deterministic latencies, accurate phase-aligned networked clock distribution, error detection, network redundancy, with simple deployment and ease of use to meet the needs of the live performance industry.
This unique combination also benefits both live and studio recording applications, as well as post-production, broadcasting and audio routing infrastructure. SuperMAC is a proprietary implementation of AES50 owned by KLARK TEKNIK. Originally developed by Sony Pro-Audio Labs in Oxford, UK, it forms the basis of the Audio Engineering Society's AES50 open standard for digital audio networking - High Resolution Multi-channel Audio Interconnection (HRMAI), as published by the Audio Engineering Society, Inc.

•48 bidirectional audio channels @ 48 kHz over Neutrik etherCON-terminated shielded (STP) CAT5 cable (max. length 100 meters / 328 feet)
•Single cable duplex interconnection for audio and sample clocks
•Ethernet physical layer audio data transmission
•High channel count and ultra-low deterministic latency (2x3 samples = 1/8 ms per node)
•Accurate phase-aligned clock distribution
•Comprehensive error detection and management
•Provision for redundant networking
•Minimal configuration - total ease of deployment and use

Real-Time Recording X-USB

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.

DAW Ready-MIDI Plus Mackie Control* & HUI* Protocols

Thanks to its onboard MIDI ports, the M32 console can function as a high-level, large-format control surface, similar to Mackie Control and HUI, and integrates seamlessly with most popular DAW platforms.
M32's motorised faders can be used to send position information to the onscreen DAW faders, while each bus' mute and solo buttons control their onscreen counterparts.
This powerful control surface relationship, which functions bidirectionally between the M32 and your DAW, allows you to work more quickly and attend to the finer nuances of the overall mix.
After all, mixing with your hands puts you in "touch" with your project, providing a level of finesse that can mean the difference between a good recording session-and a work of art! Or, would you rather use a mouse?

Expansion & Networking - Optional Expansion Cards

The M32's expansion slot provides flexible and expandable connectivity for many different applications.
A wide array of X-Expansion Cards can easily be used in place of the pre-installed X-USB card to release the power of M32 into existing MADI*, Dante* and ADAT networks.
Fully compatible with these widely available audio protocols, the M32 delivers a seamless integration in digital live sound, recording and broadcast environments.
X-ADAT

High-Performance 32-Channel ADAT Expansion Card for M32

The X-ADAT Expansion Card allows you to digitally integrate your M32 with any equipment featuring ADAT I/O. This includes stand-alone recorders, digital audio workstations, and other digital mixers and signal processing gear.
The X-ADAT card provides 32-channels of ADAT inputs and outputs on its 8 fiber-optic Toslink* connectors.
The card features 24-bit signal transmission and operates at both 44.1 and 48 kHz sample rates, maintaining your signal integrity.
The X-ADAT card also has a BNC word-clock in/out capability allowing it to sync with an external clock, or provide the clock signal for other devices. External clock synchronization is possible through the BNC connection, as well as any of the 4 Toslink ports.

X-MADI

High-Performance 32-Channel MADI Expansion Card for M32
The X-MADI Expansion Card brings even more I/O options to the M32 by instantly enabling it for MADI networking.
The MADI or AES10 protocol is quickly becoming an industry standard in many broadcast applications.
X-MADI provides optical duplex SC-plugs (IEC874-19) to connect with fiber-optic MADI devices, with multimode fiber-optic cable lengths of up to 2 km supported. Dual BNC terminals are also provided for transmission via standard 75-Ohm coaxial cable of up to 100 m vlength.
The BNC and fibre optic connectivity can also be used simultaneously, creating a reliable redundancy network with fiber-optic installations.
X-MADI card is the perfect solution for integrating the M32 into current installations using the MADI protocol.

X-DANTE

High-Performance 32-Channel Audinate Dantem Expansion Card for M32

By installing the X-DANTE card in place of the X-USB card, your M32 will interface with Dante networks using virtually any 100Mbit/s or Gigabit Network infrastructure with DSCP-based QoS - providing dependable multi-channel audio that coexist with other IP-based data traffic on the same network.
The X-DANTE card utilizes 24-bit signal transmission with sample-accurate synchronization and low latency, ensuring the highest audio integrity.
And a secondary input allows you to set up a seamless, redundant network.
Full remote control of the M32 is possible using the integrated Ethernet switch.
When the X-DANTE card is connected to a computer, Audinate's Dante Controller application gives you full control over configuration and signal routing among your Dante-enabled devices.

Remote Control - M32 EDITOR (PC and Mac)

Just as in life, you can never have too many connections and this applies to controlling the console itself.
Simply connect the M32 to a laptop or desktop PC and Mac via LAN, wireless network or Ethernet cable.
The M32 EDITOR gives you command of the M32 remotely via computer.
Move a fader on the PC, it moves on the M32; press a button on the computer, the button toggles on the M32.
You'll find this feature extremely helpful for stage of side monitor control, individual control of multiple installed M32s, as well as multiple remote control stations of the same M32.
The M32 EDITOR also lets you create scenes on your PC beforehand to minimise the time required for sound checks.
With the M32 EDITOR software for PC and Mac, your computer becomes your virtual M32.
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.
The M32 MIX App lets you control all 32 mic inputs, 8 AUX inputs and 16 buses-plus the FX stereo returns and the Matrix, Main, and DCA levels.
Select a fader bank on the iPad, slide the virtual faders and M32's motorised faders instantly mirror your action.
Plus, with the Sends on Faders functionality, your iPad now controls 16 independent monitor mixes.
The M32 MIX App gives you the flexibility and mobility to make running sound a breeze!

Download the free M32 MIX App from the Apple App Store.

M32-Q (iPhone and iPod Touch)

M32 CUE is the perfect tool for setting up your personal monitoring mix with the MIDAS M32 Digital Mixing Console.
Compatible with iPhone models and iPod touch devices, each artist can run their own M32 CUE App to adjust and tweak their personal wedge's mix.
M32 CUE includes an assignable MCA (Mix Control Association) feature that makes monitor mixing simple enough to be adjusted during performance.
Assign any input or combination of inputs to one of the 4 MCA controls inside M32 CUE and instantly get "more me", "less band", "more click track". with a single sweep of your finger.

Download the free M32 CUE App from the Apple App Store.

M32-Q (Android)

M32-Q is also available for Android devices, allowing you to set up your personal monitoring mix with the MIDAS M32 Digital Mixing Console.
Compatible with Android mobile devices, each artist can run his own M32-Q Android app to adjust and tweak his personal IEM or wedge monitor mix with an interface similar to the iPhone app.
The app includes an assignable MCA (Mix Control Association) feature for monitor mixing simple enough to be adjusted during performance.
Assign any input or combination of inputs to one of the 4 MCA controls inside M32-Q Android and instantly get "more me," "less band," "more click track." with a single sweep of your finger.








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