Designed to give you the power to set up, record, and mix live shows with ease, this B&H Kit includes the Midas M32R LIVE digital console, the Midas DL16 16-input / 8-output stagebox, and a Cat5e etherCON cable. With up to 40 simultaneous input channels, 32 Midas PRO microphone preamplifiers (16 on the console and 16 on the stagebox), 25 phase-coherent mix buses, and eight stereo FX engines, this kit is equipped to handle the wide range of tasks encountered in houses of worship, concert venues, theaters, and more.
Midas M32R-LIVE Digital Console for Live Performance and Studio Recording
Building upon the success of the original M32R, the Midas M32R-LIVE is a 40-input digital mixing console that is designed for live performance and live and studio recording. This latest updated adds better illuminated buttons and knobs and an installed DN32-LIVE expansion module.
Housed in a high-performance aluminum and high-impact steel chassis, this console is both lightweight and durable, making it ideal for professional audio applications such as touring sound, A/V, club installs and more. The mixer features 16 Midas PRO microphone preamplifiers, which are used in the industry-standard MIDAS XL4 and HERITAGE 3000 consoles. In addition, the console features 25 time-aligned and phase-coherent mix buses and is fitted with 17 motorized faders that are rated for 1 million life cycles.
The M32R-LIVE includes a vast array of built-in effects that are designed to take the place of your outboard signal processors, thus reducing set up times and streamlining your workflow. The Virtual FX rack features 8 true-stereo, studio-grade effects engines each assignable to any input, group or output mix bus. Choose from high-end FX plug-ins that have been modeled after classic audio gear including the Urei 1176, Teletronix LA-2A and Fairchild 670 compressors, as well as the legendary Pultec EQP-1a and EQ5 equalizers. There is also a wide range of reverbs, delays, modulation effects and much more.
In addition, the M32R-LIVE employs 192 kHz ADC and DAC converters for state-of-the-art conversion and sound quality, capable of catering to the most demanding professional applications. It features the pre-installed DN32-LIVE expansion module, which provides 32-channel bidirectional audio I/O via USB 2.0 for both live performance and studio recording, plus comprehensive remote operation of your DAW via HUI/Mackie Control emulation. Dual SD/SDHC slots allow fully independent recording/playback of up to 32 channels of uncompressed WAV files in consistent sessions (to capacity of the SD cards). Additionally, a dual AES50 network ports allows for up to 96 inputs and 96 outputs over a shielded CAT5 cable, which allow remote stage boxes to share signal among several connected M32-LIVE and other Midas, Klark Teknik and AES50-equipped products. What's more, an on-board ULTRANET provides a 16-channel digital mix direct to P16 Personal Monitor Mixers, without added hardware, cost, or latency. The Midas M32R-Live ships with a set of rackmount brackets and a power cord.
- Live performance and studio recording digital console with up to 40 simultaneous input channels
- 16 Midas PRO microphone preamplifiers
- 25 time-aligned and phase-coherent mix buses
- AES50 networking allows up to 96 inputs and 96 outputs
- 32 bidirectional channels of live recording/playback on dual SD/SDHC (cards not included)
- Up to 3 hours of 32-channel PCM recording in one session—stored as uncompressed WAV files
- High-performance aluminum and high-impact steel structure
- Rackmount brackets included for ultimate flexibility
- 40-bit floating point digital signal processing
- 8 DCA and 6 mute groups
- 8 digital signal-processing effects engines
- 17 Midas PRO motor faders
- Daylight viewable 5” full-color TFT display screen
- 32 x 32 channels 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
Midas DL16 16-Input / 8-Output Stage Box with 16 Midas Mic Preamps
Closing the gap between stage and front of house, the Midas DL16 is a 16-in/8-out stage box that includes 16 fully programmable and remotely controllable Midas mic preamps, which are the same preamps found in the larger PRO Series consoles, and are equipped with switchable +48V phantom power. Additionally, the DL16 features 8 electronically balanced low impedance line level outputs, as all of the DL16's inputs and outputs have been designed to handle both balanced and unbalanced signals, removing any worries about signal degradation, noise, and crosstalk interference. The DL16 also features dual Cirrus Logic Digital to Analog converters, providing a reduced noise floor and lower distortion, and post-DAC filtering to remove wide-band noise.
The DL16 Stage Box includes an Ultranet port that lets performers connect directly to the Powerplay P16 system for in-ear monitoring, and lets each artist take control of their own monitor mix. This allows for performance and audience concentration without other possible sonic distractions.
The DL16 comes outfitted with dual ADAT outputs for use in splitter mode and stand-alone digital multi-core applications. Many manufacturers have adopted the ADAT digital interface as a means of transferring digital data between certain types of audio devices, such as mixers, synthesizers, lighting rigs, and effect processors. With the DL16's dual ADAT outputs, you can simply connect to any ADAT-compatible outboard devices.
The stage box also includes dual AES50 ports for cascading multiple units over a single shielded (STP) CAT5 cable. Up to three DL16s can be daisy-chained to deliver 48 channels in and 24 out to the stage. This flexibility benefits both live and studio recording applications, as well as post-production, broadcasting, and audio routing infrastructure.
The DL16 can be remotely operated up to 328' (100 m) via CAT5/5e cable, simplifying communication between the stage and front of house. The DL16's monitoring / head amp control section allows you to select any one of the 16 inputs or 8 outputs for immediate line checks. In addition to signal metering at the stage box, you can set individual channel gain, apply +48V phantom power, plus you have the option listening directly to the input signal. Even at this distance, all settings can be controlled or programmed from the front panel of the console. Once set, all configuration settings can be locked at the console for system security.
Each of the 16 Neutrik XLR inputs is equipped with a status indicator LED, which illuminates to show when the +48V phantom power is used, providing instant clarity and ease of use. For versatility, each headphone output is assignable to any of the inputs or outputs for on-stage monitoring via the 1/4" jack socket located on the front panel of the DL16. With this, you have the option of listening directly to any of the 16 inputs via headphones. Simply select the signal that you need to monitor by scrolling through each of the 16 channels, adjusting the gain where needed, and change the operating mode, all via a single rotary potentiometer.
The automation scenes allow MIDI to be incorporated, so that the external MIDI-compatible devices can be controlled as part of the scene change via the console's MIDI output. Additionally, console events can be triggered from an external MIDI source via the console's MIDI input. You can also control the gain and phantom power settings remotely using the MIDI communication functionality.
Housed in a road-ready, rugged 19" 2U rack-mountable chassis, the DL16 is designed to withstand the rigors of touring applications.
- 16 Midas PRO microphone preamplifiers with switchable +48V phantom power
- 8 electronically balanced low impedance line level outputs
- Ultranet personal monitoring system connectivity for in-ear applications
- Dual ADAT outputs for use in splitter mode and stand-alone digital multicore applications
- Dual AES50 ports for cascading DL16 units—no merger or router required
- Remote operation up to 328' (100m) via CAT5/5e cable
- All settings programmable from front panel controls or console
- Status indicator LEDs on front panel
- Headphones output assignable to any of the inputs or outputs for on-stage monitoring
- MIDI In/Out for bidirectional communication between FOH console and on-stage MIDI devices
- Features Neutrik etherCON AES50 and Ultranet network ports
- Rugged 2U rackmount chassis for durability in portable applications
- Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply
Pro Co Sound NE8MC Cat5e RJ45 etherCON Cable (150')
The NE8MC Cat5e RJ45 etherCON Cable from Pro Co Sound is a shielded, riser-rated cable with rugged RJ45 connectors on each end making it a robust, lockable solution. This cable is ideal for harsh and demanding environments as well as a variety of commercial applications where durability is required. Furthermore, it's shielded to prevent interference from other devices to ensure a strong and stable signal.