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Symphony 440 Design Group is proud to be associated with MIDAS mixers which have been designing and manufacturing audio consoles since the early 1970s. Later on, Midas joined hands with Telex group and became an integral part of it.
In January 2006, Telex Communications was acquired by the Bosch group, hence making Midas mixers 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, mainly in the live sound realm. Applications for these boards include Front of House (FOH) and monitor console positions.
Standard and historical consoles have 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 the historical 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 preamps per channel to enable Front of House, Monitor and broadcast control surfaces feed on the same input rack and integration with the Klark Teknik Helix EQ system via the Rapide remote.
In September 2008 at the annual PLASA tradeshow, Company 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 Venice digital-analog hybrid (“Digi-Log”) console, were added to the product line. At the 2011 PLASA show, Company launched the PRO2 and PRO2C consoles, which bring 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 a 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 mostly 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,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, which reportedly has better performance range than Cirrus Logic chips used by most of the other console makers.
Around that same time, The company 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 line-up.
Midas also markets the digital studio mixer, live sound mixer, microphone preamps and other such audio distribution components as stand-alone digital snakes, or more extensive multi-site audio distribution networks.
At the core of all Midas mixers and digital consoles is the Linux system, 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.
Music Group acquired Midas and Klark Teknik in December 2009; Music Group is 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 present product line:
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.built with Midas microphone preamplifiers, and ULTRANET and ADAT Interfaces, Offer incredible audio processing capabilities and sound output.
PRO Series (DLPRO):
PRO DSP/routers have provided 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) architectures, these deliver 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 mixers with 32 award-winning Midas microphone preamplifiers.
M32 digital studio mixer:
“It is great to see a big company listen and respond to its customer base. The M32 digital mixer 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.”
“The Midas M32R digital mixing console takes the stellar sound quality and amazing processing power of the M32 and packs it into a portable, rack-mountable form factor.
You get 16 channel faders and one master fader, the same custom design that gives the M32 digital mixer 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.
With Professional Live sound engineers in the core team, Symphony 440 Design Group suggests the right set of Midas products considering your specific requirement and budget.
We ship Midas Digital mixers across the country including to cities like Bangalore, Trivandrum, Chennai, Panji, Pune.