(1) Flight Case
(1) DL371 DSP
(6) DSP Cards
(1) Local card 8 AES in/out
(2) Local cards 8 jack in/out
(1) DL251 I/0
PRO9 comprises a control surface (console), a DL371 modular, upgradeable, remote processing engine, and a networked system of I/O devices (up to 11 discrete devices) all connected by inexpensive CAT 5e cabling. Each PRO9 Touring Package ships complete with both Midas DL351 and DL451 modular stage boxes, featuring 56 and 24 Midas mic inputs respectively, plus 8 analogue XLR outputs in each stage box's default configuration. PRO9 is also compatible with any of the Midas DL series digital I/O units. In addition to this, the PRO9 console has 3 card slots on its rear panel which can house any combination of Midas DL series I/O cards. The default configuration is 8 line inputs and 8 analogue outputs with TRS connectors, 8 XLR analogue outputs, 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs on 4 AES3 input/output pairs. These card slots can be quickly reconfigured with whatever I/O is required. Redundant power supplies are included with every system as part of the PRO9s failure-tolerant architecture.
PRO9 is easy to configure and operate. Engineers who are new to Midas digital can relax, enjoy the PRO9s 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 PRO9, regardless of which Midas digital console it was created on, and carry on working.
In addition to the PRO9s 80 primary input channels, PRO9 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 PRO9s 8 internal multichannel FX processors, or as additional mic input channels.
A total of 88 input channels have routing to 35 phase-coherent mix buses, which comprise 16 user-configurable buses (which can be mixes, subgroups or mix minus groups), and 16 Matrix buses. The Matrix buses source from inputs, as well as groups, and so can be used as 16 additional auxes (monitor mix and FX sends) which provides a total of 32 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.
Live performance digital console control centre with up to 88 simultaneous input channels
Includes DL371PRO9 Audio System Engine with 28.8 Gigaflops digital signal processing performance
Fitted with 6 DL371A DSP cards as standard
Additional DL371A DSP card allows upgrade to N+1 redundant operation
35 time-aligned and phase-coherent mix buses
40 bit floating point processing with 96 kHz sample rate
HyperMAC and AES50 networking allows up to 288 inputs and 294 outputs @ 96 kHz Sample Rate
HyperMAC router with 192 bidirectional channels over copper and optical fibre
Provides dual redundant snake connection to DL371PRO9 Audio System Engine
Snake connections up to 500 m with optical fibre or 100 m with CAT5/5e cable
10 VCA (variable control association) and 8 POPulation groups
Up to 36 assignable 1/3 octave Klark Teknik DN370 graphic equalisers
Up to 8 multi-channel digital signal processing effects engines
29 Midas PRO motorised 100 mm faders
2 daylight viewable 15 full colour TFT display screens
Fully interpolated touch sensitive controls
Optional wireless Remote Control with Midas MIXTENDER App for iPad*
Three bay auto-ranging universal switch-mode Power Supply with N+1 redundancy
3-Year Warranty Program**
Designed and engineered in England
Midas has been designing and manufacturing live performance mixing consoles for the worldâ??s most demanding sound engineers, performers and production rental companies since the early 1970s. The evolution of Midas consoles throughout the 30-year history of this classic marque has always paralleled, and often led, increasingly sophisticated audio innovations for the world-wide entertainment technology industry. Raising the standards of sonic quality through continual research and development has always been - and still remains - our overall aim. Equally important to us is the design and implementation of many new areas of control functionality and user-friendly desk operation to anticipate and accommodate the rapidly changing and expanding needs of audio professionals who specify Midas consoles for their major tours, festivals, international events, broadcast projects and prestigious fixed installations. The Midas design pedigree has, since our birth, been founded upon a track record of achieving a unique symbiosis with working sound engineers around the planet - engineers who respect and endorse our proven technology in the light of their responsibilities to their internationally-based clients who are themselves the leading lights of our industry.
Audio mixers, or sound consoles, are electronic sound mixing boards used to combine two or more audio signals, before directing them to the output channels connected to the device. Sound consoles do a great deal more than just combining different audio signals they allow users to optimize the sound output in a number of ways adjusting various sound levels, enhancing sound with special effects and equalization etc, allowing for unmatched control over the end product.