Midas PRO2C Live Audio Mixing System with 64 Input Channels (Touring Package)

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Product Highlights

  • Control Surface and One 15" TFT Display
  • Classic Midas Preamplifiers
  • Works With DL251 Stage Box
  • Three Rear-Panel I/O Card Slots
  • Eight Internal Multi-FX Engines via DSP
  • Mixtender App for iPad
  • 27 Phase-Coherent Mix Buses
  • Sample Synchronous Audio
  • Redundant Power Supplies

Midas PRO2C Overview

The touring package version of the Midas PRO2C Live Audio Mixing System is designed for live sound reinforcement such as in concert venues, theaters, houses of worship, broadcast, and more. The system is designed to work with any of the Midas digital I/O units. It will connect to the Midas DL251 stage box (sold separately) which features 48 Midas mic/line inputs, and 16 analog XLR outputs on stage, in addition to the mixer'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. AES50 networking allows for up to 156 inputs and 164 outputs @ 96 kHz sample rate This version of the console is easy to configure and operate. It is identical to the PRO2 apart from having eight fewer input faders. 

In addition to the mixer's 56 primary input channels, the unit 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 PRO2's internal FX processors, or as additional mic channels, if sufficient mic inputs are available on the I/O hardware. 

The console's 64 possible input channels may be routed to 27 phase-coherent mix buses which comprise 16 user-configurable buses (as mixes, subgroups, or mix minus groups) and eight matrix buses. The matrix buses can receive their sources from inputs or groups which allows them to be used as eight additional auxiliary (monitor mix and FX sends) for a total of 24 mixes (plus L, R & Mono) for monitor mixing.

All buses can be linked as stereo pairs, except the mono bus. As with other 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. 

The touring version of the console comes in a flight case.

  • 6x 96 kHz AES50 ports, providing an additional 156 inputs and 166 outputs 
  • 8 integral mic/line inputs with Midas mic preamps 
  • 64 simultaneous input processing channels 
  • 32 analog outputs (including 16 on the stage box and 2 stereo local monitor outputs) 
  • 3 AES3 outputs 
  • 2 AES3 inputs 
  • 27 sample-synchronous, phase-coherent mix buses 
  • Up to 12 multichannel FX engines 
  • Up to 28 Klark Teknik DN370 31-band Graphic EQs 
  • Full-color 15" daylight-viewable display screen 
  • 8 VCA (Variable Control Association) groups 
  • 6 POPulation groups 
  • 96 kHz 40-bit floating-point processing throughout
VCA and POPulation Groups
  • VCA and POPulation groups both have assignable color coding and digital write-on buttons 
  • VCA Groups allow access to all the channel faders belonging to any of the VCA groups at the press of a switch 
  • POP (POPulation) groups can contain any combination of channels that you want to access instantly at the press of a switch 
  • VCA and POP Groups encourage the development of a mental picture, or "Mind Map," of the whole system 
  • Selecting a VCA or POP group will bring all of the members of that group to you, rather than you having to go looking for them 
  • Input channels can be viewed either by scrolling the input faders or by pressing the EXTEND button, which will populate the VCA faders with additional members of that POP group
  • Fully interpolated controls 
  • 4-band parametric EQ 
  • 4 different filter types
Dynamics Processing 
  • XL8 dynamics processing 
  • 4 different input compressor algorithms 
  • 5 different output compressor algorithms 
  • A wide choice of dynamics processing
  • 40-bit floating-point audio processing 
  • Custom-designed FX processors 
  • Internal FX processors operate within Midas' automatic latency compensation
Surround Sound 
  • Quad 4-Channel - L-R front plus L-R rear 
  • LCRS 4-Channel - L-R-C plus single rear channel 
  • Quad 6-Channel - L-R-C plus sub plus L-R rear
Navigation Mode 
FLIP Navigation: selecting an output flips the input fader to become the input channel that sends levels to the selected output 

FX Navigation: deploys a patched internal FX processor to the display screen and maps the ASSIGNABLE CONTROLS to the FX processor 

GEQ Navigation: selects an output which has a GEQ assigned and present the GEQ on the VCA faders 

MCA Navigation: deploys the MCA faders of a selected output to the VCA fader bank. In conjunction with Advanced mode, MCA navigation mode controls the contributions of their members to the currently selected bus.
Areas A and B 
Facilitates dual operator use for two independent stereo solo systems with: 4-Channel Configurable "Area B" for dual operatorsAutomation 
  • 1000 snapshot scenes 
  • Scene-specific routing 
  • Scene store and recall can be "scoped" 
  • MIDI inputs and outputs provided 
  • Software versions forward and backward compatible 
  • Show files compatible with any Midas digital console
  • 156 inputs x 166 outputs (max. capacity) point-to-point routing anywhere within the network 
  • 56 mic/line inputs with Midas mic preamps 
  • Up to 64 simultaneous-input processing channels 
  • 32 analog outputs (including 2 stereo local monitor outputs) 
  • 27 sample-synchronous, phase-coherent mix buses
Mixtender iPad App
Provides wireless remote control for key functions of the console. The App automatically selects the right console type so there is no difficult setup procedure. 

With the app you can monitor ALL input and output metering simultaneously in real time, and you can remotely EQ any speaker mix with one of the console's on-board Klark Teknik DN370 GEQs. 

The app also provides simple, fast local stage mix adjustment by accessing the console's MCA (Mix Control Association). Multiple iPads can be used simultaneously and each one can be locked to a single mix, so artists can create their own monitor mixes without changing any other console settings.
The app is free to download from Apple's App StoreThird-Party System Integration Provides an Ethernet tunnel between the stage and mix position with additional bandwidth using HyperMAC digital snakes, Cat 5e, and the fiber optic option for third-party data transfer via standard Ethernet traffic, MIDI message, and GPIO (General Purpose Input and Output signaling)
Analog Potentiometers 
Uses analog potentiometers as opposed to mechanical encoders to access the processing algorithms
Display Screen 
Features high-resolution display that remain visible even in direct sunlight to provide visual feedback for channel strips, system information, third-party applicationsKeyboard Video and Mouse Allows you to bring up third-party applications from either a PC or MAC on screen and the console's keyboard and track ball can be used to operate the computer
Sample Synchronous Audio 
Ensures the phasing of different signals being mixed are coherentDetail Panel Area Features a vertically oriented channel strip layout with configurable controls and multicolor LCD channel select buttons
Microphone Preamplifiers 
Uses discrete component design with a warmth similar to that found on the Midas XL3, XL4, and Heritage consoles with separate analog remote gain and digital trim controls for gain stagingCompatible I/O Units 
  • DL251 Fixed Format I/O Unit 
  • DL252 Fixed Format I/O Unit 
  • DL351 Modular I/O unit 
  • DL431 Input Splitter unit 
  • DL441 Analog Input card 
  • DL442 Analog Output card 
  • DL443 TRS card 
  • DL444 D-Sub card 
  • DL451 Modular I/O unit 
  • DL452 AES/EBU card
Compatible Accessories 
  • DN9331 - Graphic Controller 
  • DN9610 - AES50 Repeater 
  • DN9620 - AES50 Extender 
  • DN9650 - Network Bridge 
  • DN9696 - AES50 Audio Recorder

Midas PRO2C Specs

8x XLR outputs 
8x XLR line outputs 
4x XLR monitor output 
2x XLR master outputs 
2x XLR AES3 stereo outputs 
2x XLR AES3 stereo inputs 
1x XLR talk output 
1x XLR talk input
Expandability Multiple 3U rack configurable I/O boxes (optional DL451 rack boxes) can be connected that house 24 x I/O slots in 8 x 8 wide blocks of: 
8x XLR mic/line inputs or 
8x XLR line outputs or 
8x Jack line in and 8x line out 
4x stereo AES3 in and 4x (stereo) AES3 out 
AES50 networking allows up to 156 inputs and 164 outputs @ 96 kHz sample rate 

Multiple 6U rack splitters (optional DL431) house: 
24x splitter mic/line inputs 
2x 24 splitter outputs 
1x 24 transformer isolated splitter outputs
Processing Input audio processing: 
56x dual slope high and low pass filters 
56x 4-band parametric EQs with 3 shelf modes 
56x 4-mode creative input compressors 
56x input gates 

Mix/output audio processing: 
24x output 6-band parametric EQs with shelf and multiple high and low pass modes 
24x 5-mode creative output dynamics 
8x assignable Klark Teknik output GEQ 

Assignable audio processing: 
4x assignable stereo effects (each of these can be reconfigured to generate 4 further GEQs making a total of 24 available on the console)
Mixing Control Assistance 6x auto-mutes 
6x surface POPulation groups 
8x VCA faders 
8x VCA associated POPulation groups 
176x MCA faders 
176x flipped MCA POPulation groups 
1000-scene snapshot automation
Resilience N+1 cable redundancy and dual redundant PSUs
Sampling Frequency 96 kHz
Processor 40-bit
Latency Delay <2 ms input to master (no compensation)
Dynamic Range 106 dB, 22 to 22,000 Hz (no pre-emphasis)
Maximum Voltage Gain 80 dB inputs to subgroups and masters 
86 dB inputs to aux and matrix
Crosstalk At 1 kHz: -100 dB physically adjacent input channels 
At 10 kHz: -90 dB physically adjacent input channels
Cut and Mix Transitions Fader/pan cut off at 1 kHz: -100 dB 
Fader/pan cut off at 10 kHz: -100 dB
Display Screen 1 x 15" daylight-viewable color screen
LCD 25 x RGB color
Faders 12x touch-sensitive faders with 1024 steps of resolution
Encoders 31x touch-sensitive with 512 steps
Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, ±10%, 50 to 60 Hz
Operating Temperature 41 to 113°F (+5 to 45°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Dimensions (W x Depth) Control Center: 34.7 x 28.8" (882.0 x 730.3 mm)
Weight Control Center: 81.6 lb (37.0 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 265.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 41.0 x 40.0 x 24.0"

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