Midas M32C 40-Input Digital Mixer and USB Interface
Digital Rack Mixer for Installed and Live Sound Applications with 40 Input Channels and 25 Mix Buses
- 40-input channel, 25-bus, 1U rackmountable digital mixing core for live and installed sound application
- 25 time-aligned and phase-coherent mix buses
- AES50 networking allows up to 96 inputs and 96 outputs
- Open architecture allows for future 96 kHz operation
- High-performance aluminium and high-impact steel structure
- 40 bit floating point digital signal processing
- 8 DCA and 6 mute groups
- 8 digital signal processing effects engines
- 32 x 32 channel USB 2.0 audio interface
- Built-in expansion port for audio interface cards or digital networking bridges
- MIDI In/Out for remote scene recall or controlling other MIDI equipment
- Optional wireless remote control with MIDAS Apps for iPhone and iPad
- Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply
- 3-Year Warranty Program
- Designed and engineered in England
The 40-input, 25-bus M32C takes the brain of the flagship M32 Digital Mixing Console and packs it all into a high-performance aluminium and steel 1U form factor. Combine the M32C with Midas' DL16 or DL32 Stage Boxes to effortlessly run sound with high I/O counts in multiple remote locations. Dual AES50 networking CAT5 connectors allow for up to 96 remote inputs and 48 output channels to be controlled from and processed by the M32C. All of this can be managed concurrently from various locations and instances via Midas' free remote control software applications, M32-EDIT, M32-MIX, and M32-Q.
Above all, M32C is designed to put the power of digital in your hands, without compromise. MIDAS' singular focus on a matchless value proposition means M32C integrates advanced features such as integrated personal monitor mixing and true high-speed digital audio networking as standard features.
Built for Tomorrow
The M32C is built for today, and tomorrow - its future-proof 96 kHz capable open architecture design and industry-leading 192 kHz 24 bit ADC and DAC converters provide outstanding state-of-the-art audio performance.
"Acoustic Integration" - the Live Sound Revolution
Legendary 40-year old British company TURBOSOUND, famous for producing some of the world's best speaker systems, have teamed up with MIDAS to seamlessly integrate mixer and speaker systems. Midas call it "Acoustic Integration". The M32C's ULTRANET bus allows streaming up to 16 channels of pristine digital audio to an array of TURBOSOUND iQ speakers - all on a single CAT5 cable, along with control data to set sound presets remotely.
Furthermore, iQ Series loudspeakers feature "True Physical Modelling" of some of the most popular speakers, which can be easily remote controlled via the M32C, allowing the sound engineer to apply different speaker models in real time from the comfort of the mixing desk.
"Acoustic Integration" is the next live sound revolution.
What are AES50 and SuperMAC?
AES50 simultaneously provides high channel counts, extremely low and deterministic latencies, accurate phase-aligned networked clock distribution, error detection, network redundancy, with simple deployment and ease of use to meet the needs of the live performance industry. This unique combination also benefits both live and studio recording applications, as well as post-production, broadcasting and audio routing infrastructure. SuperMAC is a proprietary implementation of AES50 owned by KLARK TEKNIK. Originally developed by Sony Pro-Audio Labs in Oxford, UK, it forms the basis of the Audio Engineering Society's AES50 open standard for digital audio networking - High Resolution Multi-channel Audio Interconnection (HRMAI), as published by the Audio Engineering Society, Inc.
Virtual Effects Racks
- 48 bidirectional audio channels @ 48 kHz over Neutrik etherCON-terminated shielded (STP)
- CAT5 cable (max. length 100 meters/328 feet)
- Single cable duplex interconnection for audio and sample clocks
- Ethernet physical layer audio data transmission
- High channel count and ultra-low deterministic latency (2x3 samples = 1/8 ms per node)
- Accurate phase-aligned clock distribution
- Comprehensive error detection and management
- Provision for redundant networking
- Minimal configuration - total ease of deployment and use
- Ethernet TCP/IP protocol-compatible auxiliary data channel
M32C includes an extensive array of onboard effects, rendering outboard processing racks a thing of the past. 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 modules including a range of reverbs, delays, EQs, dynamics and much more.
Each FX algorithm has been completely re-imagined for stunning performance - typically costing several times the price of the M32C.
Custom-designed, and physically modeled after some of the most iconic and sought-after processors, all effects run inside the low-latency environment of the M32C mix engine, ensuring flawless performance, flexible routing and the end of cable faults forever!
The M32C forms the nucleus of an ultra-flexible studio control room setup when paired with DL16 I/O and POWERPLAY P16 Personal Monitoring Systems in each tracking room. The included 32 x 32 KLARK TEKNIK DN32-USB audio interface, 8 stereo effects engines, zero-latency monitoring (independent from DAW) and 100% total recall deliver the tools to handle any project you dare to tackle.
Expansion and Networking
The M32C's expansion slot provides flexible and expandable connectivity for many different applications. A wide array of KLARK TEKNIK expansion cards can easily be used in place of the pre-installed DN32-USB card to release the power of M32C into existing MADI, Dante and ADAT networks. Fully compatible with these widely available audio protocols, the M32C delivers a seamless integration in digital live sound, recording and broadcast environments.
The DN32-USB Expansion Card ensures a stable and fast solution for professional live and studio recordings. It provides 400 Mbit/second throughput to transfer your high-track count session to popular Software DAWs on Mac and PC via USB 2.0.
Wireless Remote Control
M32 Editor (PC, MAC and Linux)
Just as in life, you can never have too many connections and this applies to controlling the console itself. Simply connect the M32C to a laptop or desktop PC and Mac via LAN, wireless network or Ethernet cable. The M32 EDIT gives you command of the M32C remotely via computer. Move a fader on the PC, it moves on the M32C; press a button on the computer, the button toggles on the M32C. You'll find this feature extremely helpful for stage of side monitor control, individual control of multiple installed M32Cs, as well as multiple remote control stations of the same M32C. The M32 EDIT also lets you create scenes on your PC beforehand to minimise the time required for sound checks.
While the M32 EDIT is connected to your M32C, it may be remote controlled via MCU (Mackie Control Universal) protocol from any compatible control surface. That includes other M32 or M32R consoles when their DAW Remote function is engaged, allowing your M32C to be controlled using the physical group faders and buttons of these consoles.
With the M32 EDIT software for PC and Mac, your computer becomes your virtual M32C.
M32 MIX (iPad)
Front of House is wherever you and your iPad are - thanks to the new M32 MIX App for iPad. Just plug in a wireless router via Ethernet cable to the M32C, and then wirelessly connect up to 10 iPad devices, which is especially handy for custom monitor mixes.
The M32 MIX App lets you control all 32 mic inputs, 8 Aux inputs and 16 buses - plus the FX stereo returns and the Matrix, Main, and DCA levels. Select a fader bank on the iPad, slide the virtual faders and M32C's motorised faders instantly mirror your action. Additionally, thanks to the Sends on Faders functionality, your iPad now controls 16 independent monitor mixes. The M32 MIX App gives you the flexibility and mobility to make running sound a breeze!
Download the free M32C MIX App from the Apple App Store.
M32-Q (iPhone and iPod touch)
M32-Q is the perfect tool for setting up your personal monitoring mix with the MIDAS M32C Digital Mixing Console. Compatible with iPhone models and iPod touch devices, each artist can run their own M32-Q App to adjust and tweak their personal wedge's mix. M32-Q includes an assignable MCA (Mix Control Association) feature that makes monitor mixing simple enough to be adjusted during performance. Assign any input or combination of inputs to one of the 4 MCA controls inside M32-Q and instantly get "more me", "less band", "more click track"… with a single sweep of your finger.
Download the free M32C-Q App from the Apple App Store.
M32-Q is also available for Android devices, allowing you to set up your personal monitoring mix with the MIDAS M32C Digital Mixing Console. Compatible with Android (2.2 or higher) mobile devices, each artist can run their own M32-Q Android app to adjust and tweak their personal IEM or wedge monitor mix with an interface similar to the iPhone app. The app includes an assignable MCA (Mix Control Association) feature for monitor mixing simple enough to be adjusted during performance. Assign any input or combination of inputs to one of the 4 MCA controls inside M32-Q Android and instantly get "more me," "less band," "more click track…" with a single sweep of your finger.
You Are Covered
Midas confidently backs up the M32C with a generous 3-Year Warranty program.