2014 New Product Awards

Technology

M32

The MIDAS M32 digital console combines MIDAS performance with 40 inputs, 32 MIDAS PRO Series microphone preamplifiers, motorized faders and 25 mix buses.


WFM Staff  ·  August 1, 2014

WINNER - BEST OVERALL AUDIO PRODUCT

MSRP $5,748.85

The MIDAS M32 live/studio digital mixing console combines 40 input channels and 25 mix buses with MIDAS performance in a future-proof 96 kHz open architecture design with 192 kHz 24 bit ADC and DAC converters. The M32 employs 32 MIDAS PRO Series microphone preamplifiers and custom-designed MIDAS PRO motorized faders, rated for one million life cycles.

Featuring the I/O and controls needed for most demanding applications, the MIDAS M32 is a future-forward console suited for house of worship and concert performances, blending quality with affordability.

The M32’s mic preamps are the same ones as those use in the industry-standard MIDAS XL4 and Heritage 3000 consoles. Such top artists as Bon Jovi, Alanis Morrisette, Alicia Keys, Foo Fighters, Christina Aguilera, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam and others have used these consoles.

The brilliance of M32’s workflow is its simplicity. Tactile controls enable smooth adjustments to critical elements as mixing progresses, with the TFT screen keeping users informed. This integration of tactile controls, motorized faders and LCD and TFT displays makes the M32 experience ideal for live sound, broadcast, studio recording and post-production applications.

The M32 EDITOR gives users command of the M32 remotely via computer. Move a fader on the PC and it moves on the M32. Press a button on the computer and the button toggles on the M32. The M32 EDITOR also enables users to create scenes on the PC to minimize the time required for sound checks.

Front of House can now be wherever the iPad is, 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 — especially handy for custom monitor mixes. The M32 MIX App enables control of all 32 mic inputs, eight Aux inputs and 16 buses as well as the FX stereo returns and the Matrix, Main and DCA levels.

M32 CUE is the designed for the setting up of the 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.

For over 40 years, MIDAS has repeatedly shown innovation and leadership, producing products that have defined and shaped the live industry.

Source: BEST OVERALL AUDIO PRODUCT


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