The Midas PRO1 Digital Mixer breaks new ground for MIDAS digital consoles, featuring an all-new, lightweight aluminium frame, PRO1 is the first stand-alone MIDAS digital console, and sets new standards of portability and performance for a “compact” digital console.
PRO1 is easy to configure and operate. Engineers who are new to MIDAS digital can relax, enjoy the PRO1’s sample-synchronous audio quality, and mix from well within their comfort zone.
Engineers familiar with MIDAS can just load their existing showfile straight into the PRO1, regardless of which MIDAS digital console it was created on, and carry on working.
The PRO series can provide up to 104 simultaneous input processing channels and up to 35 discrete mixes in monitor mode, all of which feature EQ and a choice of dynamics processing options. By adding additional I/O hardware the Midas PRO3, 6 and 9 network can be expanded to 288 inputs x 294 outputs, whilst the PRO2 and PRO2C expands to 156 inputs x 166 outputs and the PRO1 up to 100 inputs x 102 outputs, with point-to-point routing anywhere within the network which can then be patched and routed on a scene-by-scene basis via a powerful snapshot automation system.
The PRO series effects and dynamics algorithms are more than superb quality, easy-to use SHARC-based effects processing. They are incorporated within the automatic delay management system, so that wherever they are patched, the audio will be absolutely phase-coherent when summed into your mix. It is possible to assign up to 36 1/3 octave KLARK TEKNIK DN370 graphic EQs, for demanding monitor applications, all of which can be controlled using the optional KLARK TEKNIK DN9331 Rapide moving fader remote. All of this in addition to the four types of compression available on inputs, and five types on outputs. FX options, configurations, settings and patching can change completely with each scene recall. The possibilities are almost endless.
Reliability is designed into all MIDAS products, and all PRO Series, apart from PRO1, feature redundant power supplies as standard. The FPGA processing engine on the PRO3, 6 and 9 is of modular construction, with the option of a spare module which will automatically deploy in the event of an engine module failure (n+1 model). Due to its modular configuration the DSP engines of both the PRO3 and PRO6 can be loaded and upgraded to PRO9 specification.
PRO Series digital audio transport uses the international AES50 standard, featuring feed-forward error correction which provides superior protection against lost data packets and synchronization issues when compared to other Ethernet cable based systems. All links between PRO series hardware elements support redundant cables for copper and optical options are available on the PRO3, PRO6 and PRO9.
The Control Centre for the PRO3, 6 and 9 houses dual redundant Linux master control computers (MCs), both running full versions of the relevant PRO Series Linux software. Either MC is capable of running the entire system on its own and control can be switched between the two without any loss of audio.