Midas PRO6 Live Audio Mixing System with 64 Input Channels (Installation Package)

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Product Highlights

  • Control Surface and Two 15" TFT Displays
  • Requires DL371 Modular Processing Engine
  • Up to 11 Discrete I/O Devices
  • Works With DL351 Modular Stage Box
  • Three Rear Panel I/O Card Slots
  • Eight Internal Multi FX Engines
  • Mixtender App for iPad
  • 27 Phase-Coherent Mix Buses
  • Sample Synchronous Audio
  • Redundant Power Supplies

 This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Midas PRO6 Overview

The touring package version of the MIDAS PRO6 Live Audio Mixing System is designed for live sound reinforcement such as in concert venues, theaters, houses of worship, broadcast, tours, and more. The system requires the Pro 6 version of the MIDAS DL371 modular, upgradeable, remote processing engine (Sold Separately) connected via Cat 5e cabling to a networked system of up to 11 discrete I/O devices, depending on the user's specific I/O requirements. 

The package is designed to work with the DL351 modular stage box (sold separately), which features 56 MIDAS designed microphone inputs as well as eight analog XLR outputs. Additional I/O can be connected using any of the MIDAS DL series digital I/O units as well as the console's three rear panel card slots that can house any combination of MIDAS DL series I/O cards. 

The default configuration features eight line inputs and eight analogue outputs, but the flexibility of the system allows for it to be quickly reconfigured with whatever connections are required. Redundant power supplies are included with every system as part of the PRO3's failure-tolerant architecture. 

Additionally, the console features 8 auxiliary returns, all with 4-band parametric EQ and insert points. The auxiliary returns may be used as returns using the unit's eight internal multi-channel FX processors or as additional microphone input channels. 

The console's 56 possible input channels may be routed to 27 phase coherent mix busses which comprise 16 user-configurable buses (as mixes, subgroups, or mix minus groups) and eight matrix buses. The matrix busses 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 flexibility of being able to add both additional I/O and DSP modules allows for the console to be upgraded to a full PRO9 configuration over time, with features like 88 input channels, eight multichannel FX processors and 35 mix busses. Increased flexibility can be added to the system by utilizing a Klark Teknik DN9650 Network Bridge digital format converter offering MADI and Dante connectivity. 

The standard PRO6 live audio system is modular, allowing for some variations in physical placement and system size. This version of the console is designed for install applications and arrives in a shipping crate.

  • Live performance digital console control center with up to 64 simultaneous input channels 
  • Requires DL371PRO3 Audio System Engine (sold separately) with 24 Gigaflops digital signal processing performance 
  • DL371PRO6 features five DL371A DSP cards as standard 
  • Additional DL371A DSP cards allow an upgrade to a PRO9 and 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 fiber 
  • Provides dual redundant snake connection to DL371Pro6 Audio System Engine 
  • Snake connections up to 500 m with optical fiber 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 equalizers 
  • Up to 8 multi-channel digital signal processing effects engines 
  • 29 MIDAS PRO motorized 100 mm faders 
  • 2 daylight viewable 15" full color 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 supplies with N+1 redundancy 
  • Designed and engineered in England 
  • Over 40 Years of audio mixing console R&D 
  • Comprehensive latency management 
  • Custom Interpolation algorithms 
  • Comprehensive automatic time alignment of audio 
  • 70 microseconds of latency per link (hop) via KLARK TEKNIK"S SuperMac implementation
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
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
  • 40-bit floating-point audio processing 
  • Custom-designed FX processors 
  • Internal FX processors operate within MIDAS' automatic latency compensation
  • 1000 snap shot 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
  • 288 inputs x 294 outputs (max. capacity) point-to-point routing anywhere within the network 
  • 56 mic / line inputs with MIDAS mic preamps 
  • Up to 80 simultaneous-input processing channels 
  • 16 Group / Aux & 16 Matrix - 32 Mixes in ''monitor'' mode 
  • 35 sample-synchronous, phase-coherent mix buses
  • One DL371 required for PRO6 Live Audio System 
  • N+1 PSU redundancy 
  • Dual redundant HyperMAC ports 
  • Eight AES50 ports 
  • Ethernet tunnel connection 
  • Word Clock and AES3 sync connections 
  • Advanced FPGA architecture 
  • Upgrade options for upgrading a PRO3 to a PRO6 or PRO9 and PRO6 to a PRO9 
  • 7U
Sample Synchronous Audio 
Uses automatic latency management system for internal processing and compensation for additional A/D & D/A conversions when connecting analog inserts to synchronize samples and insure phase coherency of the outputs
Analog Potentiometers 
Uses analog potentiometers as opposed to mechanical encoders to access the processing algorithms
Display Screens 
Features five high-resolution displays that remain visible even in direct sunlight to provide visual feedback for channel strips, system information, 3rd party applications
Detail 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 staging
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 operators
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 consoles' 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 Store.
Third 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)
Compatible 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 PRO6 Specs

I/O Maximum Input Capacity: 288 
Maximum Output Capacity: 294 
Primary Inputs: 56 
Return Inputs: 8 
Maximum simultaneous mix channels: 80 
Number of groups/auxes: 16 
Number of matrices: 16 
Groups that provide mixes in monitor mode: 32 
Mix buses: 35 
VCAs: 10 
POPulation groups: 6 
Effects devices: 8 
Maximum Klark Teknik DN370: 36 
Configurable 'area B': yes 

Stage I/O: DL351 (56 inputs and 8 outputs, configurable I/O)
Expandability Digital snake: dual redundant HyperMac (192 x 192) Cat 53 digital snake included 
Fiber-optic connections for optional maximum 500 m snake Additional I/O options: 
DL251 Audio System I/O 
DL351 Modular I/O 
DL431 Mic Splitter 
DL451 Modular I/O 

I/O Card Options 
DL441 analog input (mic module) 
DL442 analog output module 
DL443 analog jack I/O module 
DL444 8 analog mic in and 8 analog line out module 
DL452 AES/EBU input and output module 
Option of 150 m fiber optic cable
Processor 32-bit
Reverb Hall, Plate, Chamber and Room, with five variations of each
Effects live, Non-Linear, Reverse, Delay, ADT, Multitap Echo, Sound-On-Sound and Infinite Room
Parameters Pre-delay: 0 to 990 ms 
Pattern (density) Adjustable 0 to 9 increments (Grainy to Dense) 
Level (depth) Adjustable 0 to 9 increments (Distant to Close) 
Decay time 0.1 to 18 seconds 
Room size 8 to 90 meters linear dimension 
LF decay Adjustable ±7 increments ref. 1 kHz decay time 
HF decay Adjustable ±7 increments ref. 1 kHz decay time
Controls Input mute: Removes audio feed from reverberation section. Reverb mute: Clears unwanted reverberant signal. 
Input level control: From 6 dB gain to infinite attenuation. 
Headroom indicator: 10-point LED display, 0 dB to -27 dB. 
Display" Simultaneous display of all parameter information. Parameter selection and store functions are verified by individual LEDs
Sampling Frequency 96 kHz
Latency Delay <2 ms input to master (no compensation)
Dynamic Range 110 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
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 channel 
At 10 kHz: -100 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 2 x 15" daylight-viewable color screens
LCD 33 x RGB color
Faders 29 x touch-sensitive faders with 1024 steps of resolution
Encoders 102 x touch-sensitive with 512 steps
Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F (+5 to 40° C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140° (-20 to 60°C)
Dimensions Control Center: 51.18 x 39.37 x 15.75" (1300 x 1000 x 400 mm) 
DL251 I/O Box (5U): 19.0 x 17.5 x 16.1" (48.3 x 44.5 x 41.0 mm) 
DL351 I/O Box (7U): 19.0 x 24.5 x 16.1" (48.3 x 62.2 x 41.0 mm) 
DL371 I/O Box (7U): 19.0 x 24.5 x 16.1" (48.3 x 62.2 x 41.0 mm) 
DL451 I/O Box (3U): 19.0 x 10.5 x 16.1" (48.3 x 26.7 x 41.0 mm)
Weight Control center: 265 lb (120 kg) 
DL351: 110 lb (50 kg) 
DL371: 66 lb (30 kg) 
DL451: 29 lb (13 kg) 
Total: 470 lb (213 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 369.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 61.0 x 43.0 x 29.0"
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