The Midas M32R is a Digital Console for Live and Studio with 40 Input Channels, 16 MIDAS PRO Microphone Preamplifiers and 25 Mix Buses.
Designing A Future Classic
Our goal for M32R 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 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.
The Landmark in Console History
A close look at M32R 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 apart from any other console. Its beautifully streamlined and elegant form factor completely revolutionises the experience of live mixing.
The MIDAS M32R construction is equally impressive, and is designed to off er you years of reliable performance while withstanding the demanding environment of live performance venues. M32R 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 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.
Legendary MIDAS Sound Quality
While the MIDAS M32R 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 M32R 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.
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
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 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 motorised 100 mm 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*