The Midas 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.
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 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.
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 recognizable Midas signature, setting the M32R LIVE apart from any other console. Its beautifully streamlined and elegant form factor completely revolutionizes 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 aluminum. 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.
While the Midas M32R LIVE 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 LIVE 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 analog 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.
Input Processing Channels: 32 Input Channels, 8 Aux Channels, 8 FX Return Channels
Output Processing Channels: 8 / 16
Signal Processing: 40-Bit Floating Point
Switch-Mode Power Supply: Auto-Ranging 100-240 VAC (50/60 Hz) ± 10%
Power Consumption: 70 W
Standard Operating Temperature Range: 5°C – 40°C (41°F – 104°F)
Dimensions: 18.8 x 24.3 x 8.2"
Weight: 31.5 lbs
|Manufacturer Part Number||M32R|