Midas M32-IP Digital Console for Live and Studio

SKU: M32IP

$4,399.00
$4,399.00
Midas
55.00 LBS

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Midas

M32-IP Digital Console for Live and Studio

  • 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

Designing A Future Classic

Our goal for M32 was to combine the best of classic British console designs with advanced modern technology to completely redefine what a medium-format live 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 M32 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.

The Landmark in Console History

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 recognisable MIDAS signature, setting the M32 apart from any other console. Its beautifully streamlined and elegant form factor completely revolutionises the experience of live mixing.

The MIDAS M32 construction is equally impressive, and is designed to offer you years of reliable performance while withstanding the demanding environment of live performance venues. M32 employs a predominantly space-frame construction, with parts of the sub-frame consisting of durable and lightweight carbon fibre and aluminium. Multiple alloys have been employed throughout to guarantee maximum component efficiency and an improved performance-to-weight ratio.

The M32 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.

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 fibre 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.

 

Legendary MIDAS Sound Quality

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.

Built for Tomorrow

The M32 is a console built for today, and tomorrow – its future-proof 96 kHz capable open architecture design and industry-leading 192 kHz 24 bit ADC and DAC converters provide outstanding state-of-the-art audio performance.

Award-Winning
MIDAS Mic Preamplifier

The MIDAS mic preamp is considered by leading live sound and recording engineers to be the very essence of the famous MIDAS sound. 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, creating sonic landscapes that have captivated audiences worldwide.

What Makes the M32 Possible is
- Everything

Whether you come from an analogue mixing background, or are accustomed to using other digital consoles, your first experience with M32 has been engineered to be intuitive, fluid and straightforward.

The brilliance of the M32 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 M32 experience the premiere solution for Live Sound, Broadcast, Studio Recording and Post Production applications.

M32 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.

Industry-Leading Technology for More than 40 years

MIDAS’ experience spans over 40 years at the very top end of the live audio industry on countless world tours by the greatest artists and the most prestigious events. 40 years of relentless research, development with 300 of the world’s best engineers plus complete control over the manufacturing process. This is what powers the M32.

Above all, M32 is designed to put the power of digital in your hands, without compromise. MIDAS’ singular focus on a matchless value proposition means M32 integrates advanced features such as motorised faders, LCD scribble strips, integrated personal monitor mixing and true high-speed digital audio networking as standard features.

Elements of Flow

Channel Strip

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.

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.

7" Main Display

M32’s 7" 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 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.

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.

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.

16 Breathtaking FX “Plug-Ins” Based on True Physical Modeling

We’ve added 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. We also added a cutting-edge 5-band multiband compressor.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Additionally, thanks to the Sends on Faders functionality, your iPad now controls 16 independent monitor mixes. The M32 MIX App gives you the fl exibility and mobility to make running sound a breeze!

 

M32 CUE (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.

 

M32 CUE (Android)

M32 CUE 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 (2.2 or higher) mobile devices, each artist can run their own M32 CUE Android app to adjust and tweak their 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 CUE Android and instantly get “more me,” “less band,” “more click track…” with a single sweep of your finger.

Technical Specifications

Processing

Input Processing Channels

32 Input Channels, 8 Aux Channels, 8 FX Return Channels

Output Processing Channels

16

16 aux buses, 6 matrices, main LRC

100

Internal Effects Engines (True Stereo / Mono)

16

Internal Show Automation (structured Cues / Snippets)

500 / 100

Internal Total Recall Scenes (incl. Preamplifiers and Faders)

100

Signal Processing

40-Bit Floating Point

A/D Conversion (8-channel, 96 kHz ready)

114 dB Dynamic Range (A-weighted*)

D/A Conversion (stereo, 96 kHz ready)

120 dB Dynamic Range (A-weighted*)

I/O Latency (Console Input to Output)

0.8 ms

Network Latency (Stage Box In > Console > Stage Box Out)

1.1 ms

 

Connectors

MIDAS PRO Series Microphone Preamplifier (XLR)

32

Talkback Microphone Input (XLR)

1

RCA Inputs / Outputs

2

XLR Outputs

16

Monitoring Outputs (XLR / ¼" TRS Balanced)

2

Aux Inputs/Outputs (¼" TRS Balanced)

6

Phones Output (¼" TRS)

2 (Stereo)

Digital AES/EBU Output (XLR)

1

AES50 Ports (KLARK TEKNIK SuperMAC)

2

Expansion Card Interface

32 Channel Audio Input / Output

ULTRANET P-16 Connector (No Power Supplied)

1

MIDI Inputs / Outputs

1

USB Type A (Audio and Data Import / Export)

1

USB Type B, rear panel, for remote control

1

Ethernet, RJ45, rear panel, for remote control

1

 

Mic Input Characteristics

Design

MIDAS PRO Series

THD+N (0 dB gain, 0 dBu output)

<0.01% (unweighted)

THD+N (+40 dB gain, 0 dBu to +20 dBu output)

<0.03% (unweighted)

Input Impedance (Unbalanced / Balanced)

10 kΩ / 10 kΩ

Non-Clip Maximum Input Level

+23 dBu

Phantom Power (Switchable per Input)

+48 V

Equivalent Input Noise @ +45 dB gain (150 Ω source)

-125 dB (22 Hz-22 kHz, unweighted)

CMRR @ Unity Gain (Typical)

>70 dB

CMRR @ 40 dB Gain (Typical)

>90 dB

 

Input/Output Characteristics

Frequency Response @ 48 kHz Sample Rate

0 dB to -1 dB (20 Hz-20 kHz)

Dynamic Range, Analogue In to Analogue Out

106 dB (22 Hz-22 kHz, unweighted)

A/D Dynamic Range, Preamplifier and Converter (Typical)

109 dB (22 Hz-22 kHz, unweighted)

D/A Dynamic Range, Converter and Output (Typical)

109 dB (22 Hz-22 kHz, unweighted)

Crosstalk Rejection @ 1 kHz, Adjacent Channels

100 dB

Output level, XLR Connectors (Nominal / Maximum)

+4 dBu / +21 dBu

Output Impedance, XLR Connectors (Unbalanced / Balanced)

50 Ω / 50 Ω

Input impedance, TRS Connectors (Unbalanced / Balanced)

20 kΩ / 40 kΩ

Non-Clip Maximum Input Level, TRS Connectors

+21 dBu

Output Level, TRS (Nominal / Maximum)

+4 dBu / +21 dBu

Output Impedance, TRS (Unbalanced / Balanced)

50 Ω / 50 Ω

Phones Output Impedance / Maximum output Level

40 Ω / +21 dBu (Stereo)

Residual Noise Level, Out 1-16 XLR Connectors, Unity Gain

-85 dBu 22 Hz-22 kHz unweighted

Residual Noise Level, Out 1-16 XLR Connectors, Muted

-88 dBu 22Hz-22kHz unweighted

Residual Noise Level, TRS and Monitor out XLR Connectors

-83 dBu 22 Hz-22 kHz unweighted

 

Display

Main Screen

7" TFT LCD, 800 x 480 Resolution, 262k Colours

Channel LCD Screen

128 x 64 LCD with RGB Colour Backlight

Main Meter

24 Segment (-57 dB to Clip)

 

Power

Switch-Mode Power Supply

Auto-Ranging 100-240 VAC (50/60 Hz)

Power Consumption

120 W

 

Physical

Standard Operating Temperature Range

5°C – 40°C (41°F – 104°F)

Dimensions

891 x 612 x 256 mm (35.1 x 24.1 x 10.1")

Weight

25 kg (55 lbs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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