The Midas PRO1 breaks new ground for MIDAS digital consoles,
featuring an all-new, lightweight aluminium frame and field-replaceable
power supply. PRO1 is the first stand-alone MIDAS digital console and
sets new standards of portability and performance for a compact digital
The Midas 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
already familiar with MIDAS can just load their existing show file straight
into the PRO1, regardless of which MIDAS digital console it was created
on, and carry on working.
| The Midas PRO1 is a standalone mixing system, having 24 MIDAS
PRO Series microphone inputs on the rear of the frame. The 6 AES50 ports
can be used to access up to a further 144 inputs and 144 outputs on a MIDAS
network by connecting additional hardware. NB: The PRO1 can mix 40 inputs
simultaneously, but up to 168 inputs and outputs can be controlled and routed
via the AES50 network.
In addition to the Midas PRO1’s 40 primary input channels, PRO1
also features 8 aux returns, all of which feature 4-band MIDAS parametric
EQ and insert points. These 8 aux returns can be used as returns for the
PRO1’s internal FX processors, or as additional mic channels, if
sufficient mic inputs are available on the I/O hardware.
A total of 48 input channels have free routing to 27 phase-coherent mix
buses, which comprise 16 user-configurable buses (mixes, subgroups or
mix minus groups), and 8 matrix buses. The matrix buses source from inputs,
as well as groups, and so can be used as 8 additional aux mixes (monitor
mix and FX sends) which provides a total of 24 mixes (plus L, R &
Mono) for monitor mixing duties. All buses can be linked as stereo pairs
(except the mono bus).
As with all MIDAS digital consoles, the audio paths can be routed to
multiple destinations and the console format can be reconfigured live
on a scene-by-scene basis.