Midas M32R Live

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Digital Mixing Console

  • 16 Mic Inputs
  • 8 XLR outputs
  • 8 DCA and 6 Mute groups
  • 17 Motor fader
  • 5" Colour display
  • 32x32 USB Audio Interface
  • 25 Mix Buses
  • DAW Remote control
  • Wireless Remote Control via IOS App
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 478 x 617 x 208 mm
  • Weight: 14.3 kg
  • Includes rack-mounts
Available since May 2019
Item number 454281
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Max.number of input channels 16
Microphone Inputs 16
Analog Line Inputs 0
Analog Line Outputs 2x Main
Analog in/ out with plug-in card expandable No
Digital Inputs 0
Digital Outputs 0
Digital in-/ outputs expandable Yes
Word Clock No
Motorfader Yes
Computer interface USB
MIDI-interface Yes
User Interface Physical/remote
Number of faders 17
DSP Input channels 40
DSP Output Channels 24
Busses 16
Mic Preamp 16
Mono-Line Input 22
Stereo-Line Input 1
Physical outputs 18
Digital stagebox connection AES50
Ethernet Ethernet
Hotspot No
Multitrack Record Yes
Special Features n/a
Soundcard interface USB-B
integratated Player/Rec via USB/SD stereo
Recorder Format WAV
Scribble Strips 1
RTA Yes
FX Processor 8
31 Band EQ 8
Delay Input 1
Delay Output 1
Matrix 6
DCA/VCA Groups 8
Midi Connector Midi-Din
Sample rate 48 kHz
Monitor Apps 1
Separate Personal Monitor system Optional
Expansion Card slots 1
Digital ADAT Optional
Digital SPDIF No
Digital AES3/ASESEB No
Digital MADI Optional
Digital Dante Optional
110V capable 1
Case Included
19" Rackmount Yes
Height 208 mm
Width 478 mm
Depth 617 mm
Weight 14,3 kg
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Versatile, compact digital mixing console

The Midas M32R Live is a compact high-end digital mixing console that features a high-contrast 5" TFT colour display, 17 high-quality Midas PRO motorised faders, and 40 DSP input channels. Its rear panel is packed with no less than 16 XLR and six TRS AUX inputs alongside eight XLR, six TRS AUX, and dedicated TRS monitoring outputs. The M32R Live digital mixer also provides two AES50 ports, an ULTRANET P-16 connection for headphone distribution systems, and an expansion card slot with an integrated 32 x 32 channel USB 2.0 audio interface. The compact Midas M32R Live makes a convincing case thanks to its internal 40-bit floating point signal processing technology and 8 true stereo effects engines that allow high-quality DSP emulations to be used. This is perfectly complemented by eight DCA and six mute groups, 25 time-aligned, phase-coherent mix buses, and wireless remote control via the M32 MIX iPad app.

Midas M32R Live digital mixing console

32-channel recording and playback

The versatile Midas M32R Live is eminently suited to both live performances and studio recordings, and can even be used as a remote DAW controller. This professional digital mixer is equipped with 16 premium-grade Midas PRO microphone preamplifiers that will meet the highest demands and a Klark Teknik DN32-LIVE expansion module that provides 32 inputs and outputs via USB 2.0 for recordings and playback. The M32R Live is also sure to win over users thanks to its integrated dual card slots that allow the independent recording and playback of up to 32 channels using SD and SDHC cards, which means that users can capture sessions, perform virtual sound checks, and add backing tracks without a computer.

Midas M32R Live digital mixing console display

Intuitive workflow ensured

Its 40 DSP input channels and flexible connectivity options via AES50, ULTRANET, and optional expansion cards make the Midas M32R Live digital mixer an excellent compact solution for ambitious bands and live technicians. The M32R Live console's user interface features a highly efficient, intuitive layout that provides quick and easy access to all important parameters and functions for an optimised workflow. For example, the fader layer and "Assign" sections are located directly above the fader bank on the right hand side, while the convenient "View" buttons give users immediate access to all essential parameters of the active function on the main screen.

Manufacturer logo on the Midas M32R Live digital mixing console

About Midas

Founded in London in 1970, the company initially produced guitar amplifiers and speaker cabinets, but then specialised in the development and manufacture of audio mixing consoles and is now one of the leading suppliers in this field. In the late 1970s, Midas made giant custom consoles for Pink Floyd's tours, and Frank Zappa also used a custom-made Midas recording console for his 1980 world tour. Legendary product series such as PRO40, XL, and HERITAGE have become the industry standard. The Midas flagship XL4 toured the globe with legends such as Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Metallica, and the Rolling Stones and is still considered to this day to be the ultimate analogue live mixer. In 2009, Midas was acquired by Music Tribe. The development team, now based in Manchester, remained in place, while production was moved to the Music Tribe plant in Zhongshan, China.

Seamless integration into various systems

Thanks to its additional expansion slot, the Midas M32R Live mixing console opens up virtually unlimited connection possibilities. In addition to the built-in DN32-LIVE audio interface, Klark Teknik offers a wide range of separately available expansion cards (MADI, Dante, and ADAT) that allow the M32R Live to be seamlessly integrated into various digital live sound, recording, and broadcast systems. The DN32-Dante card enables connectivity with Dante networks for up to 32 channels of networked audio at 24 bits, and provides a secondary port that can serve as a redundant network connection. The DN32-MADI card allows the M32R Live to be integrated into MADI installations by enabling the transmission of up to 32 channels via multi-mode fibre-optic cables (maximum length 500m) and standard 75-Ohm coaxial cables (maximum length 100m). The DN32-ADAT card is capable of providing 32 channels at a maximum sample rate of 48kHz via eight Toslink connections.

Midas M32R Live digital mixing console connections

In the spotlight: AES50 (SuperMac)

The AES50, also known as "SuperMac" among sound engineers, is an open-source, royalty-free Audio over Ethernet protocol that allows 48 bi-directional channels to be transmitted at a sample rate of 48kHz and with low latency via a CAT5 cable over a distance of up to 100m. The AES50 ports on the M32R Live can be used with the Midas DL16 digital stagebox, for example, to accommodate 16 remote-controllable, high-quality Midas preamps and eight analogue XLR returns directly on stage. Using a single AES50 port, it is possible to daisy-chain up to three DL16 units for a total of 48 input channels and 24 return paths without an additional router.

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Absolutely love this console
Soundman Sion 03.11.2021
We bought this for live sports events, and it has been fantastic. The flexibility on offer is excellent, and has solved a few complex routing issues we'd been struggling with. The mic pres sound decent, and the processing on offer is superb.
It's been a great help for us to have the XLR inputs accept line or mic level signal with no issues.

We've also used the installed USB interface card for backup recording and level monitoring on a laptop, which worked beautifully.
We've now swapped out the USB card for the Dante card, and again, faultless performance.

The build quality is superb, nothing flimsy or cheap here.
The layout and user interface are fantastically intuitive, with everything you need immediately to hand.
Midas' M32 Edit software allows you to configure the console either via laptop, or on the laptop ahead of schedule, and sending the config data back and forth is an absolute breeze.

I'm genuienly awestruck by the capabilities on offer on a console at this price.

The one and only thing that caught me out is that the outputs of the desk are fairly "hot" - so if you're feeding something critical, just make sure you line up your levels beforehand. -18dbfs on this console's output were around 4db hotter than expected on our audio embedders, which is easily corrected for, once we realised.
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Great desk that's always reliable.
heyimdan-dan 26.09.2023
We've got two of the M32R desks now, and they have performed almost flawlessly over the last few years. Their feature set is fantastic and comparable to the other brands and models only in price, you get a lot more functionality, features and routing possibilities than other digital desks at this price point.

Six band EQ on every channel, compression and gates in the box. Insert effects are wonderfully useful, especially for balancing your main signal. The matrix section is perfect for managing things like side fills, centre fills, or live streams - all of which we do on a regular basis with this console. The additional AES-EBU outputs that come with the matching DL32 stagebox allows us to pair speaker DSP with zero fuss.

This console looks much better than the X32 and all the variants of it. If you watch the videos on YouTube with Dave Rat, you'll see that the only significant design difference in the M32 is that the internal fader design is placed sideways unlike the X32. Apparently this approach reduces the risk of damage from liquid ingress.

I think my only criticism is the AES-50 protocol used between the desk and the stagebox can be flakey sometimes. Use the recommended cable for audio transmission, keep/run spare Cat5E reels for redundancy. It doesn't take much at an outdoor event for the sound to drop out if there's any kind of electromagnetism, or an unhappy generator that splutters. And even then, there's still a high likelihood you'll get audio dropouts when you use cable 100% to spec. Try not to run your Cat5e cable in parallel to things like power cables, fridges, generators, fog machines, routers, or anything else that can cause electromagnetic interference or discharges.

Also, the routing is a lot to get your head around if you're not used to it. It can be even more frustrating especially if you're working under pressure and your mind goes blank. Those menus aren't particularly intuitive, especially for the uninitiated. You've got lots to consider, and I feel the 1:1 patching in the latest update makes things worse for guest engineers that aren't familiar with the X32 eco-system.

However, once you get it up and running it's a great piece of kit, it just has a very steep learning curve. Once you know your way around it's perfect, it just takes a bit of time to get there. It's quite a powerhouse in a very small form factor and well worth every penny.
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Midas... TOP QUALITY!
DavC 13.05.2020
This is my 4th M32R console... What can I say... INCREDIBLE little console! You've got even "MORE" than what you pay for! They took over the market with the X/M32 consoles, and there's a reason for it: they are the best for the price!

Make sure to update to the newer firmware though (4.02 as I write this review); the new routing options are much more powerful. Also, you can choose between the FAST and SLOW fader speed.

The built-in SD Card recorder is very handy (I've got it to work with a 128 GB card BTW, despite the spec listed 32 GB maximum).

On the CON side, the screen is a bit small (but very bright), but you can control the full console with the PC/Mac APP in a breeze anyway...

Thanks Midas for such a great product!! A+++++++
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Very impressed - fantastic sound!
chrismitchmusic 13.08.2019
We bought this desk to use initially at a regular multi-band event, which takes place in different venues. I had heard the Behringer X32 sound before, and it wasn't to my taste, so liked the idea of paying more for higher specs and better preamps. We used for the fist time last night and my expectations were exceeded. Immediately a great sound for rehearsal - better than ever before. Also, the ability to hit record at any point to capture to USB stick meant we could easily create an invaluable rehearsal resource.
We used PM1 headphone adaptors and the MX-Q phone app with wifi router to allow everyone to create their own in-ear mix - again - easy to explain and implement.
The desk is very versatile, especially as we bought with a DL16 digital stage box. I am now thinking seriously about using the desk for recording work too. I already have good studio preamps but these sounded at least as good, if not better.
It has taken a while to get familiar with all the features, and on-line videos helped. It also took a while to understand that this desk is related to similar and older Midas/Behringer models, so you have to find/use the manual from an older desk. Email Midas support has been helpful though.
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