Midas M32R Digital Mixer

40-channel Digital Mixing Console with 16 Midas Preamps, 25 Mix Buses, Over 50 Built-in FX, and 5" Full-color Display
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Highly Portable Mixing Power from Midas

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 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. If you've had your eye on the Midas M32 but really need a more portable solution, call us about the M32R.

Midas preamps give you world-class sound

Ask any live sound engineer and they'll tell you Midas preamps are some of the best-sounding preamps. The M32R console uses the same preamps found in their industry-standard XL4 and Heritage 3000 consoles used by top artists such as Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Sir Paul McCartney, and countless others. The sound is rich, vibrant, and open, with ultra-low noise and exceptional common-mode rejection. They're very resistant to overloading yet become harmonically rich when driven hard.

Elegant, intuitive design inspired by Bentley

Midas worked with Bentley Motors' industrial designer Rajesh Kutty to create an entirely new form factor for the M32 and M32R. The result is an impressive combination of style and functionality. The M32R's layout gives you fast access to the most-used mixing controls, with intuitive paths to deeper functions and parameters. You'll also notice that the M32R feels incredibly lightweight, considering its robust build quality. That's due to the combination of steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber components, which create an impressively strong frame and sub-frame while minimizing weight.

Custom-designed motorized faders for consistent performance and long lifespan

Midas went back to the drawing board to develop the best-quality faders possible. These faders boast ultra-straight, high-grade steel guide rods with smooth, polished surfaces - you'll feel the difference as soon as you get your hands on them. Best of all, these Midas Pro Faders are rated for up to 1,000,000 cycles - that's three times the number of other leading manufacturers.

Virtual FX rack with over 50 world-class effects processors built in

Midas developed 16 new effects processors for the M32R based on their True Physical Modeling technology. These provide spot-on emulations of classic audio processors like the Urei 1176, Teletronix LA-2A, and Fairchild 670 compressors, Pultec's EQP-1a and EQ5 equalizers, and more. In all you've got more than 50 processors to work with, replacing racks full of expensive and sensitive outboard equipment.

Automate complex shows easily with the Cue List

It's easy to recall specific parameter settings or even entire console layouts with the M32R, thanks to the new Cue List feature. This lets you save 500 Cue entries, which you can use to instantly recall any of 100 Scenes or 100 Snippets. Scenes are complete board layouts, while Snippets are parameter snapshots that can be recalled without affecting the rest of the scene. Whether you need to load an entirely new board layout or just recall specific EQ settings for a specific song, the M32R's Cue List makes it fast and easy.

Midas M32R Digital Mixing Console Features:
  • Rich, vibrant sound from 16 Midas preamps
  • Incredibly strong yet lightweight, thanks to carbon fiber, aluminum, and steel construction
  • Outstanding signal path with 48kHz digital conversion
  • Impeccable sound quality throughout your signal path, with time-aligned and phase-coherent mix buses
  • Best-in-class motorized faders rated at over 1 million life cycles
You'll have fast, intuitive control and world-class sound with the Midas M32R!

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Live Mixer Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Digital
Channels 40
Inputs - Mic Preamps 16 x XLR
Phantom Power 16 x Channels
Inputs - Other 6 x 1/4" (Aux), 1 x Stereo (RCA), 1 x XLR (Talkback)
Inputs - Digital 1 x MIDI
Outputs - Digital 1 x MIDI
Outputs - Main 8 x XLR, 2 x 1/4"
Outputs - Other 6 x 1/4" (Aux), 1 x Stereo (RCA)
Busses/Groups 25 x Bus
Data I/O 1 x Ultranet, 2 x AES50
Computer Connectivity 1 x USB (Type A), 1 x USB (Type B)
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
Faders 17 x 100mm (Motorized)
EQ Bands 31-band Graphic
Effects Yes
Talkback Yes
DAW Control Yes
Rackmountable Yes
Height 8.2"
Depth 24.3"
Width 18.8"
Weight 31.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number M32R

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Best small footprint medium format board available less than $5K

This M32R offers a solid feel of quality and performance. I like the control layout. I also own the X32, so I was already familiar with its capabilities. This board holds the functional capabilities of the X32, of course less the onboard amount of mic preamps and outputs. You can always buy the DL16 (which I did), or S32 remote stage boxes to offer more I/O. I plan on buying another DL16. The X32 sounds great and clean when used with used within typical input gain settings, but the M32 I/O offers even more headroom and lower noise. When I first hooked it up and tossed on a quick check using an SM58 and headphones, it was dead quiet. A very clean high quality signal. BTW, always remember to mute channels that do not have anything connected its channel input. If you're hearing noise, look for unused channels that are not muted with trim/fader levels up. This note is true for any electronic equipment. When you connect a microphone you get the noise of it's source impedance which is fairly low around 200 Ohms. When disconnected, you get the higher noise level of the input impedance which can be greater than several K-Ohms. Noise voltage is proportional to resistance. As in the X32, the M32 effects are quite amazing and very usable. The internal effects are good as many external effect processors. Hopefully Midas will offer even more effects algorithms for a future upgrade (hopefully bricasti M7: London Plate; Sunset Chamber, :) This certainly would be a great addition). The existing internal reverbs hold up well enough to keep my Lexicon PCM91 disconnected. Very pro sound. (TIP: On your reverb bus effect channel, use a compressor and assign the compressor to be keyed for your channel input you are using (maybe a vocal channel. Also, turn on the EQ to the reverb effect bus channel and roll off the lower end to take the "mud" out of your vocals for improved reverb quality . With your compressor now on the reverb channel, you can now make you reverb "sit" in the mix with transparent pro quality.) Another reason to buy this board is that Ull is about to release a new USB board that will allow for 32 channel recording direct to a USB drive. There are companies that may offer this ability, but now IMO--they would be hard to compete with this quality of sound.
Music background: Working with music and sound since the late 70s.
4.5/5

Nothing but love for this board

Bought this board and a Allen and Heath QU 16 to try at our listening room. Prefer the touch screen on the A&H. Also like the layout better on the A&H seems quicker to move around on. The recording facilities on the A&H are cool also, multitrack! Both boards sound great. Have to give the edge to the Midas as far as feel of construction. I am leaving the Midas in use at the venue because of multiple people using it. I think the Midas will hold up better. We have used it for three shows so far and it sounds great. The board feels quality for a board in its price range and looks great. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
4.5/5

Beautiful Mixer

The mixer sounds great and looks great. Getting around for routing, effects and doing EQ, etc... is much easier with an iPad...highly recommend that. Really great product.
4.5/5

Big board in a small chassis

The good: 1. THE SOUND. This console has amazing SOUND quality. The preamps are the best I've used on any compact console -- no contest. (Other preamps I've used on compact consoles include Mackie Onyx, Mackie VLZ/VLZ3, Behringer -- ugh, and Soundcraft.) Also -- this board is dead quiet. No noise! When I plugged in my 7506 headphones (with no program material going), even turning the phones volume all the way up, there was NO hiss. The headphone amp will drive the cans to deafening levels if needed. 2. Very smooth, fast-moving faders. Having the metal rail makes fader travel so much smoother than those typically found in small consoles. The faders are also incredibly responsive. 3. Ergonomic controls for various channel parameters, and fast access to each. Basic adjustments are a knob-turn away for EQ, compression, gate, preamp config, and bus sends. More comprehensive adjustments are available with a push of a "view" button next to those knobs. The knobs are big enough to easily grab, and spaced widely enough that you don't bump your knuckles on adjacent knobs. 4. Scribble strips. These tiny LCD screens allow you to put labels (with selectable colors!) to your faders. These are basically a necessity, though, as the board can page through 8 pages on the main faders, and four pages on the bus faders. You'd have a serious mess of board label tape without the scribble strips. What could improve: 1. The software is a bit difficult to use. A lot of abbreviations that don't make a lot of sense. I still don't know how, exactly, to store board configurations, or how to quickly zero it for the next show. 2. It would be great if we could page all faders as a whole, or split. For example, have 16 channel faders and no bus faders, or split for 8 channel faders and 8 bus faders. 3. There isn't yet an owner's manual for this board, and thus they don't include one in the box. Combining the quick start guide with the larger M32's manual is a workable stopgap measure. The software is complicated enough that it's not completely intuitive. 4. My unit didn't come with a power cord. This may have been an oversight at the factory? Not a huge deal, since it's a standard AC power cord, and I have a bunch of 'em lying around.
Music background: Engineer, drummer
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3/5

Midas M32R

in addition to previous review: 2. It would be great if we could page all faders as a whole, or split. For example, have 16 channel faders and no bus faders, or split for 8 channel faders and 8 bus faders. push both buttons 1-8 and 9-16 at the same time and you can get channel 1-16 on the faders and no bus faders
See also: iPad Mixers, Midas, Midas iPad/iPhone Live Sound Mixers, Midas Digital Mixers