Midas announces M32R LIVE Digital Mixer
Wednesday November 28, 2018. 02:30 PM , from Gearslutz
Digital Console for Live and Studio with 40 Input Channels, 16 Midas PRO Microphone Preamplifiers and 25 Mix Buses and Live Multitrack Recording
Our goal for M32R LIVE was to combine the best of classic British console designs with advanced modern technology to completely redefine what a rack mountable digital desktop mixing console can offer.
We began the industrial design process by drawing inspiration from a somewhat unexpected source – the luxury and high-performance car industry.
Why High-Performance Cars?
Simply because the design teams at Aston Martin*, Bentley*, Rolls Royce*, and other leading manufacturers are skilled at introducing innovative technological advancements while simultaneously maintaining the feel, essence, and intangible qualities of their cherished brands. And in essence, that’s the challenge we too faced when creating the M32R LIVE console.
So in order to create a future-forward design that took the Midas legacy even further, we enlisted the help of Rajesh Kutty, a leading industrial designer known for his work with celebrated luxury auto manufacturers such as Bentley, etc.
Kutty started by examining the design elements that have made Midas consoles so highly sought after – from the straightforward, logical layout to the unparalleled usability and ergonomics. These are characteristics that live sound engineers around the world have come to rely on, and are key aspects of the Midas legacy.
With these design elements in mind, Kutty set forth to create a styling that would be modern, innovative, futuristic, and stunningly elegant.
Many different construction materials were tested. Countless design variations were explored. And in the end, a styling was chosen that represented the perfect marriage between aerodynamic artistry and uncompromising performance. The design is both ultramodern and distinctly classic at the same time.
A close look at M32R LIVE reveals that the styling is completely new in every sense of the word. Rajesh Kutty’s automotive-inspired design elements mesh perfectly with a recognisable Midas signature, setting the M32R LIVE apart from any other console. Its beautifully streamlined and elegant form factor completely revolutionises the experience of live mixing.
The Midas M32R LIVE construction is equally impressive, and is designed to offer you years of reliable performance while withstanding the demanding environment of live performance venues. M32R LIVE employs a predominantly space-frame construction, with parts of the sub-frame consisting of high-performance aluminium. Multiple alloys have been employed throughout to guarantee maximum component efficiency and an improved performance-to-weight ratio.
The M32R LIVE is an innovative, evolved design that brings together modern construction principles and high-tech materials into a styling destined to go down as a landmark in console history.
At a glance:Live performance and studio recording digital console with up to 40 simultaneous input channels
16 award-winning Midas PRO microphone preamplifiers
25 time-aligned and phase-coherent mix buses
AES50 networking allows up to 96 inputs and 96 outputs
32 bi-directional channels of live recording/playback on dual SD/SDHC (cards not included)
Up to 3 hours of 32 channel PCM recording in one session
- stored as uncompressed WAV files
High-performance aluminium and high-impact steel structure
Rack mount brackets included for ultimate flexibility
40 bit floating point digital signal processing
8 DCA and 6 mute groups
8 digital signal processing effects engines
17 Midas PRO motor faders
Daylight viewable 5” 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
10-Year Warranty Program
Designed and engineered in the U.K.
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