The Midas PRO2C Audio Mixing System - Think of an audio mixing system which offers unprecedented levels of control integration in terms of speed and ease of workflow.
Think of an audio mixing system which has the most intuitive, operator-driven user-interface yet imagined, yet costs no more than an ordinary console, this is the Midas PRO2C.
The Midas PRO2C and PRO2 may be the smallest and least expensive Midas digital consoles so far, however, they represent a quantum leap forward in both technology and in concept for the art of audio mixing. Midas PRO2 can be operated in a number of different ways, depending upon the experience, ability and willingness of the operator to adopt new ideas. In “normal” mode, PRO2 behaves in a manner similar to many other digital consoles. Engineers who are new to Midas digital can relax, enjoy the PRO2’s sample-synchronous audio quality, and operate the console from well within their comfort zone. As an operator becomes increasingly familiar with the console, they can activate the advanced navigation features which enable access to undreamt of levels of ease and speed of workflow on an audio console. Digital or Analogue! PRO2 is also available in minimum-footprint compact form, PRO2C. PRO2C is essentially the same mixer, the only difference being the physical size of the user interface. The Midas PRO2C features all of the facilities of it’s larger sibling, yet this 64 channel mixer is no larger than many 24 channel analogue consoles.
In addition to the 56 primary input channels, PRO2 features 8 aux returns, all of which feature 4-band parametric EQ and insert points. These 8 aux returns can be used as returns for the PRO2’s internal FX processors, or as additional mic channels, if enough mic inputs are available on the network I/O hardware. A total of 64 input channels have routing to 27 mix buses. These buses comprise 16 userconfigurable aux buses, which can be mixes, subgroups or mix minus groups, and the 8 matrix buses. The Matrix buses source from inputs, as well as groups, and so can be used as additional auxes (monitor mix and FX sends). All buses can be linked as stereo pairs (except the MONO bus). All audio paths can be routed to multiple destinations and the console format can be reconfigured live on a scene-by-scene basis.
The Console is a typical robust Midas steel frame, which employs engineering principles similar to those employed on established products such as PRO6 and XL8. The frame is fitted with two removable power supplies, only one of which is required for full operation. The power supplies are auto-voltage sensing, auto-switchover, fitted with locking AC connectors, and are hot-swapable. The standard DL251 remote stagebox included with each PRO2 system has 48 Midas mic/line inputs, 16 analogue XLR outputs and features dual power supplies as standard. The DL251 can be located up to 100 metres (330 feet) cable distance from the console. You can choose from a range of optional I/O including the DL431 Mic Splitter so you can tailor the I/O hardware to your chosen application.
Overview of the Midas PRO2C
- 56 mic/line inputs with Midas mic preamps
- 64 simultaneous input processing channels
- 32 analogue outputs (including 2 stereo local monitor outputs)
- 3 AES3 outputs
- 2 AES3 inputs
- 27 sample-synchronous, phase-coherent mix buses
- 6 multi-channel FX engines
- Up to 28 Klark Teknik DN370 31-band Graphic EQs
- Full-colour 15” daylight-viewable display screen
- 8 VCA (Variable Control Association) groups
- 6 POPulation groups
- 192 MCA (Mix Control Association) groups
- 96kHz 40-bit floating-point processing throughout
- 48 in 16 out 100m dual Cat-5E AES50 digital snake included
The fixed-format, integrated audio I/O on the rear of the surface features the following connections:
- 8 x analogue mic/line inputs with Midas mic pre’s (XLR)
- 8 x analogue outputs (XLR)
- 2 x AES3 inputs
- 3 x AES3 outputs (XLR)
- 6 x AES50 ports (RJ45)
- Local monitor A L&R and Local monitor B L&R (XLR)
- Left, Right and Mono master outputs (XLR)
- Talk output (XLR)
- Talk Mic input (XLR) Additional non-audio rear panel connections are:
- MIDI in, out and through
- AES3 clock in and out (XLRM & XLRF)
- Wordclock in and out (2 x BNC)
- Video (black burst) sync in (BNC)
- DVI video output from console screen (DVI)
- Ethernet control port (Ethercon RJ45)
- USB port (USB A) I/O Options
- DL252 16in / 48 out fixed configuration I/O
- DL351 Up to 64 in / 64 out configurable I/O (8 card slots)
- DL451 Up to 24 in / 24 out configurable I/O (3 card slots)
- DL431 24 in 5 way split: fixed configuration I/O