The Midas M32R is a digital console with 40 input channels, 16 Midas PRO microphone preamplifiers and 25 mix buses for live and studio use.
192 kHz Precision
The M32R console 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 with ultra-sleek styling, great durability, and substantially lower weight than comparable consoles.
The M32R utilizes award-winning Midas PRO Series microphone preamplifiers and custom-designed Midas PRO motorized faders.
Legendary MIDAS Sound Quality
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. 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
Built for Tomorrow
The M32R is a console built for today, and tomorrow – its rock-solid proprietary operating system and the 0.8 ms audio engine provide outstanding state-of-the-art audio performance for years to come.
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.
Since pristine sound always begins with the microphone preamplifier, the first point where your signal enters the console, M32R features genuine MIDAS microphone preamplifiers, which faithfully reproduce every sonic detail so no part of a performance will ever be missed. Transparent and pristine sound, low noise and high common-mode rejection are all hallmarks of this classic design.
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 analog live consoles ever built.
What Makes the M32R Possible is – Everything
Whether you come from an analog mixing background or are accustomed to using other digital consoles, your first experience with M32R has been engineered to be intuitive, fluid and straightforward.
The brilliance of the M32R is its simplicity and workflow. Tactile controls allow smooth adjustments to critical elements as the mix progresses while the TFT screen keeps you informed every step of the way. This integration of tactile controls, motorised faders and the array of LCD and TFT displays makes the M32R experience the premiere solution for live, broadcast, studio, and post applications.
M32R changes the game by completely rethinking what is possible in a digital mixer. An intuitive workflow coupled with a fully interactive user interface ensures immediate familiarity and instills confidence. Advanced engineering and meticulous design deliver stellar sonic performance at an extremely affordable price – changing the game entirely.
Above all, M32R is designed to put the power of digital in your hands, without compromise. MIDAS’ singular focus on a matchless value proposition means M32R integrates advanced features such as motorised faders, LCD scribble strips, integrated personal monitor mixing and true high-speed digital audio networking as standard features.
Your “Mind-to-Sound” Interface
Whether you’re accustomed to digital mixers or not, the M32R’s intuitive user interface offers a fluid mixing experience that instantly feels like home.
The M32R 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 MIDAS decades of console design and input from our 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.
5" Main Display
M32R’s 5" 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 only one or two button presses away.
Sends On Fader
M32R 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 M32R 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 (Digitally Controlled Amplifier) groups allow control over several signals at once without actually mixing them into a subgroup bus. M32R’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.
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.
Across the M32R 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 Equaliser 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.
“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 M32R’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, iQ Series loudspeakers feature “True Physical Modelling” of some of the most popular speakers, which can be easily remote controlled via the M32R, allowing the sound engineer to apply different speaker models in real time from the comfort of the mixing desk.
100-Band RTA for all Channel/Bus Eqs
The M32R includes a 100-band Real Time Analyser (RTA) with full bar and spectrograph views on the M32-EDIT control application. This high-resolution RTA displays the audio energy distribution in100 frequency bands over time - capturing a sonogram window of a full 10 seconds.
You can switch between the large RTA view to display any available signal at full screen resolution,or the combined view, which displays the RTA view above each of the channel and bus EQ curves.
This feature lets you 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 FX Plug-Ins Based on True Physical Modeling
This generation of high-end FX “Plug-Ins” is based on true physical modeling of classic audio hardware 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. The M32R also includes a cutting-edge 5-band multiband compressor.
Gain Splitting and Remote Control for FOH and Monitoring
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 HA Gain Remote option allows console gains to be remotely controlled by an external console, such as when using the M32R as a stage box.
Routing and Processing Flexibility
The M32R’s routing is extremely robust and flexible. Output signals and XLR outputs are now treated separately, allowing signals from AES50 sources or expansion cards to be routed directly to the M32R’s analogue outputs.
For example, you can use the outputs from an M32R for directly routing back PA or monitoring signals from a main or FOH console. Plus, 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 Tools for Scene and Show Management
M32R’s Cue List provides an innovative way to automate the loading of scenes and “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
Midas developed precision components that offer high linearity, robustness, and smooth feel during operation.
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 off er 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
M32R 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 M32R.
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 M32R mix engine, ensuring flawless performance, flexible routing and the end of cable faults forever!
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