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    Midas Pro 1

    Hey guys midas has just released the pro1...
    Midas Consoles | PRO1

    any info about the price?
    well i think they wont be fighting with their "own" (behringer) x32 obviously

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    Re: Midas Pro 1

    Yes... anyone? Enquiring minds...

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    I saw it yesterday but didn't listen. It's a little bitty guy, I was told it was US$2800. They were pretty busy in the booth and to use Buford's words, "I don't kick as high as I used to". It looked Midas enough, felt solid, was easy to get around and didn't feel too Behringer like but it's still not quite as robust as it's big brothers.

    I was more intrigued by the new M series Yamaha and the new DTX (?) scaleable matrix system. Yamaha has a couple of in depth 4 hour demos on the whole line Monday at Circus Circus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Stevens View Post
    I was told it was US$2800
    O.o gosh.... that's low if it's the same converter, dsp, preamp quality as the rest of the pro series....

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    Are you sure you aren't dyslexic? Maybe that was $8200? $2800 might even put it in my future....
    Always in flux, but I am trying to change that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Pendleton View Post
    Are you sure you aren't dyslexic? Maybe that was $8200? $2800 might even put it in my future....
    Steady big fella. I'm trying to maintain the new Dave. They were busy and I couldn't get a dog and pony but I saw someone in the booth from the old country that I hadn't seen in almost 10 years. He saw the demo and said it was US$2800. Seems low to me to. I'd go back and check it out again but this morning have some race car stuff to do. It's all about priorities and all.
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    Dave-

    Great to see you here. I think someone got confused as that sounds more like the "step cousin(?)" Behhinger X32 pricing which I understand has gone up from that with a now included extra recording card (?) I think. As I understand it the Pro 1 is $9,999 MAP. I believe that is the "Tour Pack" with case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Suarez View Post
    Dave-

    Great to see you here. I think someone got confused as that sounds more like the "step cousin(?)" Behhinger X32 pricing which I understand has gone up from that with a now included extra recording card (?) I think. As I understand it the Pro 1 is $9,999 MAP. I believe that is the "Tour Pack" with case.

    Go fast and be safe.
    Raul has it right. that 2889 is for the X32 from Behringer. "Under $10K" was what they were saying about the Pro1 WITh the road case. If you are friendly with a dealer you may be able to cut a little better deal. And according to the folks who know, the first shipment is "on the water."

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    @Dave Stevens. Hey dude. The HQ is on Hacienda and Proceon. Let's get together and make Jay give us a private demo... For those of you not in Vegas Beotch, We posted a video of the introduction on the Soundprolive site. It's A Baby Midas | SPLnetwork.com

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    Thanks for clearing that up gang. $10k does make more sense. I looked for Jay in the booth but it was busy as hell. One of the most crowded in the audio pavilion. The punters (like me) were 3-4 deep around each of the small desks. No one around the Pro 6 or XL8. It was good to see many familiar faces. Bill, when you say "on the water would that be the Pacific or Atlantic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Stevens View Post
    Bill, when you say "on the water would that be the Pacific or Atlantic?
    Probably would start in the South China Sea, then on to the Pacific

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    Re: Midas Pro 1

    I actually stopped by the Midas shop in Vegas today... It's a cute little guy. Plenty of functionality, and just a little bigger than an LS9-16. It's going to kill in the A/V market. Perfect for small gigs needing high quality sound. It feels like a Midas, and sounds exactly like it's bigger brothers.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Kirkendall View Post
    Perfect for small gigs needing high quality sound. It feels like a Midas, and sounds exactly like it's bigger brothers.
    so i can place an order after i've touched it

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    Re: Midas Pro 1

    Can you use the Pro1 as the stage box / monitor console and then send cat 5 out to a Pro2c surface at foh? That would be pretty slick and cost effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Raboin View Post
    Can you use the Pro1 as the stage box / monitor console and then send cat 5 out to a Pro2c surface at foh? That would be pretty slick and cost effective.
    +1

    I guess it might be doable with all the point to point network routing included... And the official answer is ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Anderson View Post
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    I guess it might be doable with all the point to point network routing included... And the official answer is ???
    Yes! It is 100% doable. Just remember its only a 24x24 box on the Pro 1, so if you need more ins and outs, you'll have to get another box. Also, you'll be sharing stage box gains at both ends, so once somebody sets the stage box level, make sure you only mix on the digital gains, otherwise you'll really screw with the other person!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Kirkendall View Post
    Yes! It is 100% doable. Just remember its only a 24x24 box on the Pro 1, so if you need more ins and outs, you'll have to get another box. Also, you'll be sharing stage box gains at both ends, so once somebody sets the stage box level, make sure you only mix on the digital gains, otherwise you'll really screw with the other person!

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    isn't this ALWAYS - besides the MIDAS DL431 (i hope i got the right number ) the problem with digital gains?

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    It's not a problem "with digital gains". It's math. You've got one preamp and two control surfaces. Any scheme to deal with that reality is going to make someone less than thrilled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Payne View Post
    It's not a problem "with digital gains". It's math. You've got one preamp and two control surfaces. Any scheme to deal with that reality is going to make someone less than thrilled.
    It doesn't have to be that way. Actually, we shouldn't have to set pre-amp levels at all--an algorithm could do that too. But in a shared pre-amp scenario it should be almost trivial to use digital trim to compensate for the gain change on the other console. The other engineer shouldn't even notice the change unless they're watching the digital trim levels change. It's just software.

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    Hi Jeff,

    You are partly right. But I think we look at mic amps in a slightly different way to most other manufacturers and this has affected how we approach digital console gain and the way it is used.

    Our mic amps have always been specifically designed to respond very musically and be very controlled when overdriven. In fact many engineers have grown use the ability to overdrive our mic amps as part of the sound that they create. It is another tool in their tool box. We made a concerted effort to make sure that the mic amps of our digital consoles could be used in the same creative way. If an engineer wants to use the available headroom to create a more 'open' and 'airy' sound, or if they wish to overdrive the mic amp and use the coloration that is developed they should be able to do so. Whether its a mic amp connected to an analogue or digital console. Of course when using a digital console we have to make sure that its not possible to create digital distortion, as this would not be musical or pleasing.

    Once the coloration is created (or not) in the analogue domain you can not use digital gain/trim to compensate for this, so gain tracking would be little help in this situation. So it became obvious to us that we needed to offer FOH and Monitor (and recording/broadcast) engineers a way to run their mic inputs the way they chose to and offer as much flexibility as possible. This was where the idea for the DL431 mic splitter system came from. Offering three independent mic amps per input gives engineers the flexibility to run their gain structure however they wish. If you want the more 'airy' sound thats fine, if you want the more coloured, over driven sound that is also fine.

    When you are using the DL series i/o boxes that have a single mic amp obviously some compromise is inevitable. The engineers need to have a basic agreement and understanding of what they want the mic gain to be. Both from a basic gain structure and from a creative point of view. Once this is agreed upon and the mic gain level set, they can both switch to their respective digital trims. This offers them a -40dB to +20dB swing, with a very fine resolution of 0.01dB. This offers much more control than the stepped 2.5dB or 5dB of the analogue mic amp and keeps basic gain structure through the A/D converters the same. Meaning that gain tracking is not required when using just the digital trim. If a channel is overloading too much (for example a DI Box pad has become selected/deselected), then this gain change in the analogue domain would effect both consoles anyway. So which ever console has control of the analogue mic amp within the i/o box can fix it for both consoles.

    I'm not saying that our solution is perfect, or that it solves every possible scenario of a multi console set up. But we hope that it offers enough flexibility to solve most peoples problems and still offer some creative control over how they use their mic amps and the available gain structure.

    I hope this helps in the discussion,

    All the best,

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