Midas

Symphony 440 Design Group is proud to be associated with MIDAS mixers
which has been designing and manufacturing audio consoles since the early
1970s. Later on, Midas joined hands Telex group and became integral part of
it. In January 2006, Telex Communications was acquired by the Bosch group,
hence making Midas mixers to become a part of the "Bosch Communications
Systems". Midas parted ways with Bosch in February 2010 and are now with
the Music Group.
Midas mixers are currently being used all around the world largely in the live
sound realm. Applications for these boards include Front of House (FOH) and
monitor console positions. Common and historical consoles include the
Heritage 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000, the venerable XL4, XL3 and XL200 & 250
large frame professional touring consoles and a variety of less expensive
versions aimed at the club and regional sound market.
A walk through Midas mixer’s historic product line:
The XL8, the first digital console from Midas, was launched at the Frankfurt
Music Messe in 2006, becoming the flagship Midas console. Notable features
include three pre-amps per channel to enable Front of House, Monitor and
broadcast control surfaces to be fed from the same input rack, dual
redundant master control processors, and integration with the Klark Teknik
Helix EQ system via the Rapide remote.
In September 2008 at the annual PLASA tradeshow, Midas introduced the
PRO6 Live Audio System, the second networked digital audio system from
Midas mixers. Employing technologies from the XL8, the PRO6 offers similar
audio performance in a compact package. In 2010, the PRO3 and PRO9
digital consoles along with the VeniceF digital-analog hybrid ("Digi-Log")
console, were added to the Midas product line. At the 2011 PLASA show, Midas
mixer launched the PRO2 and PRO2C consoles, which bring Midas digital
features from the larger PRO and XL8 consoles into a more compact package
at a much lower price point. Midas unveiled the PRO1 digital console at
InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas. The PRO1 features an even smaller physical
footprint under much lower price point than the PRO2/PRO2C. In January
2014 at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California, MIDAS introduced their newest
console, the Midas M32 digital studio mixer, based largely on hugely-
successful Behringer X32 mixer, sharing most of OS but with different
microphone preamps, same as in MIDAS Pro series mixers. Behringer X32
uses slightly different preamps, also designed by MIDAS, but using a sample

rate of 48 kHz, using Cirrus Logic A/D converters. MIDAS Pro preamps are 96
kHz and use MIDAS's own 8-channel A/D converter, branded MIDAS-8000,
which reportedly has better performance range than Cirrus Logic chips used
by most of the other console makers.
Around that same time, Midas also began retiring from much of its analog
console product line; including the Heritage, Legend, and Siena. The Verona
analog console and VeniceF and VeniceU analog-digital hybrid versions of
the original Venice console are still an active part of Midas mixers. Midas also
markets the digital studio mixer, live sound mixer, microphone preamps and
other such audio distribution components that are commonly used with their
digital consoles as stand-alone digital snakes, or larger multi-site audio
distribution networks.
Linux is used at the core of all Midas mixers and digital consoles, which is
prominently mentioned in their marketing materials, as well as in their
preference for Linux development and kernel programming experience in job
postings for development positions.
In December 2009, Midas and Klark Teknik were acquired by Music Group, a
holding company chaired by Uli Behringer, which also owns other audio
companies such as Turbosound, Behringer and Bugera as well as Electronic
Manufacturing Services Company Eurotec.
Midas mixer’s technological features:
– SuperMAC and HyperMAC technologies: SuperMAC and HyperMAC
digital audio networking technologies from KLARK TEKNIK simultaneously
provide high channel counts, ultra-low and deterministic latencies,
sample-synchronous and phase-aligned networked clock distribution,
error detection, network redundancy, and ease of deployment and use – to
meet the demanding requirements of live sound mixer.
– DCA (Digitally Controlled Amplifiers): DCA (Digitally Controlled Amplifier)
groups allow control over several signals at once without actually mixing
them into a subgroup bus.
Midas mixer’s present product line:
– DL series:
The I/O interfaced Midas DL is the perfect solution for live sound mixer, to
connect the onstage talent with the Front of House (FOH) console, as well as

with the rest of the world. The DL mixers are built with Midas microphone
preamplifiers, and ULTRANET and ADAT Interfaces.
– PRO Series (DLPRO):
Midas PRO DSP/routers have provided the superior audio processing for most
of the live sound mixers worldwide. Being equipped with powerful DSPs and
high-performance FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) technology,
coupled with a highly efficient MIMD (Multiple Instruction, Multiple Data)
architecture, these delivers real-time audio processing.
– Digital studio mixers:
Midas’s Digital studio mixers are a console built for the present as well as the
future. Its open architecture design and industry leading converters provide
outstanding state-of-the-art audio performance. Midas M32 digital studio
mixer is one of the topmost prominent Midas mixers with 32 award-winning
Midas microphone preamplifiers.
Popular reviews on Midas mixers:
Midas M32 digital studio mixer:
“It is great to see a big company actually listen and respond to its customer
base. The Midas M32 is a lightweight and portable console and it certainly
now has the feel of a real Midas console. The Midas M32 was one of Church
Production Magazine's Top 5 Products for Churches from NAMM 2014."
-Church Production

Midas M32R digital studio mixer:
“The Midas M32R digital mixing console takes the stellar sound quality and
amazing processing power of the M32 and packs it into a portable,
rackmountable form factor. You get 16 channel faders and one master fader,
the same custom design that gives the Midas M32 its ultra-smooth and
precise feel. And with eight DCAs and six mute groups, it's easy to manage
larger shows from the compact M32R. The intuitive layout gives you instant
access to your most-needed functions like channel routing, EQ, dynamics,
and more.”
-Review by Sweetwater

Being an authorized dealer of MIDAS mixers and digital consoles in India,
Symphony 440 Design Group provides original Midas digital and live studio
mixer at genuine price. We, at Symphony 440 Design Group are more than
happy to serve its pupils with these qualified products through our well
established organizations at Chennai, Bangalore and Davangere. It’ll be our
pleasure to help one and all in choosing the best of Midas’s mixers and
accordingly provide all the support required in buying the right ones.

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