The Midas PRO2C is designed to work in conjunction with any of the Midas digital I/O units. Each PRO2 Touring Package ships complete with a Midas DL251 stage box,providing 48 Midas mic/line inputs and 16 analogue XLR outputs on stage, in addition to the Midas PRO2C’s 8 mic/line inputs and 16 XLR analogue outputs on the back of the console itself. Two AES3 inputs,three AES3 outputs and dual-redundant Power Supplies, all supplied as standard, complete the hardware configuration.
Midas PRO2C is easy to configure and operate and is identical to the PRO2 apart from having 8 fewer input faders.Engineers who are new to Midas digital can relax, enjoy the Midas PRO2C’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 Midas PRO2C,regardless of which Midas digital console it was created on, and carry on working.
In addition to the Midas PRO2C’s 56 primary input channels,Midas PRO2C 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 Midas PRO2C’s internal FX processors or as additional mic channels,if sufficient mic inputs are available on the I/O hardware.
A total of 64 input channels have routing to 27 phase-coherent mix buses,which comprise 16 user-configurable buses (which can be 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 auxes (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.
Expand your Midas System
The Midas DL251 is a 5U fixed-configuration I/O unit with 48 mic/line inputs and 16 mic/line outputs. Limited to analogue connections, the DL251 fives you a cost-effective solution if you don't need the flexibility of Midas modular I/O hardware. You get MIDI in, out and thru - plus one Ethernet control - standard.
Three AES50 ports handle the (n+1) redundant digital audio interface. The DL251 can be switched between 96kHz and 48kHz from the front panel. A rear-panel "mute all outputs" button makes for easy on stage re-patching. The unit is also equipped with dual redundant PSUs.
DL251 I/O Unit Features at a Glance:
- 48 remote control mic/line audio inputs
- 16 audio line outputs fixed configuration
- Switchable between 96kHz and 48kHz sample rates
- Midi out and thru
- Three AES50 ports
- Ethernet control port (using Midas protocols)
- Dual redundant PSUs
- Digital snake and distribution network component
- 5U chassis height