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Midas MR12

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Product Overview

12-Input Digital Mixer for iPad/Android Tablets with 4 MIDAS PRO Preamps, 8 Line Inputs, Integrated Wifi Module and USB Stereo Recorder

The MIDAS M32 completely redefined what is possible from a digital mixer – and thousands of users are enjoying the results. Now that technology has been incorporated into the small but powerful MR12 rack-mountable mixer, which will forever change the way you record and the way you play live music.

A Mixer Whose Time has Come

Over the past few years, the world of recording and performance audio has experienced a major paradigm shift, one that requires musicians and performers alike to take advantage of emerging technologies that offer flexibility and ease of use. The MR12 is an 12-input portable mixer housed in a sturdy stage box design for use with iPad and Android tablets. It is ideally suited for both live and studio applications thanks to 4 award-winning MIDAS PRO mic preamps, integrated Wifi module for wireless control, MIDI I/O – and a USB connector for storing files or the recording and playback of uncompressed stereo WAV files. Free iOS, Android and PC apps enable you to move about the venue or the tracking room and manipulate all the parameters of your mix, and the performers have the freedom to dial-in a shared monitor mix. Advanced engineering and meticulous design combine to deliver professional-grade performance and impressive affordability – the MR12. 

4 MIDAS PRO Mic Preamps

The MIDAS PRO mic amp was developed for the PRO Series mixing consoles and is also found in the M32 – and has been recognised by leading live sound and recording engineers as the very essence of the famous MIDAS sound. It is here in the MR12 that more than 40 years of design excellence has come together with premium grade components to provide unparalleled warmth and depth, subtle ambience, and immaculate spatial positioning – for more precise imaging than competing models. The award-winning MIDAS microphone preamplifier has inspired generations of live sound engineers to their best work, creating sonic landscapes that have captivated audiences worldwide. MR12 comes equipped with 4 MIDAS PRO preamps, all of which are literally ready for your input via the Neutrik combo connectors with locking latches. 

Built-In Tri-Mode Wifi Router

Designed for the ultimate in mobility, the MR12 comes with an integrated Wifi module for direct control of your mixer’s functions – without the need to setup and configure an external router. The MR12 gives you the freedom to focus on your mix, while allowing you to move about the venue to experience what every part of the audience is hearing. Plus you can adjust live monitor wedges from the artist’s perspective – or better yet, let them mix their own IEMs and floor monitors via their own tablets.

  1. Access Point is the easiest way to connect up to 4 clients directly and concurrently (i.e., iPad, Android smartphone/tablet or laptop). This mode should have your remote control up and running in less than a minute.
  2. Wifi Client allows you to add your mixer to the existing wireless network where the controlling apps and devices are connected.
  3. Alternately, wired connections can be made directly to your PC, to a local area network (LAN), or when connecting to a dedicated Wifi router, e.g., for extended range or 5 GHz applications.

Recording Simplified

MR12 features a convenient USB connector that makes it easy to store files or record and playback uncompressed stereo WAV files of your mix. Dial in the perfect monitoring mix with effects and zero-latency performance using one of the Aux buses, while recording up to 12 source signals – and send the keyboard player's MIDI notes to your DAW for recording and editing.

Whether you are making rock history in the studio, or you want to capture intimate live performances – it has never been easier to record stunning tracks with exceptional clarity.

Revolutionary Auto-Mixing

When your application calls for a multiple-microphone setup, such as an onstage panel discussion, press conference or courtroom proceeding, etc., it can become a challenge to maintain so many open mics – and preserve maximum gain and priority for the moderator.

A major first for compact audio mixers, our revolutionary M AIR Gain Sharing technology can easily manage fully automated mixes with up to 4 live microphones. Based on the legendary Dan Dugan automix system, the MR12’s gain sharing paradigm automatically controls the levels of all selected microphones in real time, without any gating artefacts or noise modulation.

This function dramatically reduces the typical feedback, studio noise and comb filtering challenges that can occur when two, or more mics are in close proximity of each another. M AIR Gain Sharing technology provides a consistent system gain structure, even when multiple speakers are talking at the same time.

4 Onboard M32 Effects Engines

Equipped with the very same FX engines as the now legendary M32 Digital Mixing Console, the onboard virtual FX Rack provides access to four true-stereo (8 mono), multi-effects processors including delay, chorus, dynamics – plus the MR12 can run production-quality, true-stereo reverbs concurrently with 31-band EQ on the main and aux buses, all without the need for any additional hardware.

You can select any combination of high-end simulations of legendary studio effects, such as the Lexicon 480L and PCM70, as well as the EMT250 and Quantec QRS reverbs. Onboard processing means your computer no longer has to do the heavy lifting during a mixing session with DAW plugins, as the MR12 has a whole studio of FX under its bonnet.

Custom-designed, and physically modelled after some of the most iconic and sought-after processors, all effects run inside the low-latency environment of the M32 mix engine, ensuring flawless performance, flexible routing and the end of cable faults.

Applications

Features

  • iPad*/Android* tablet controlled 12-input digital mixer for studio and live application
  • 4 award-winning MIDAS PRO microphone preamplifiers
  • Built-In Tri-Mode Wifi router for direct operation—no need for external routers
  • Dugan*-style Auto-Mixing automatically manages microphone gain sharing
  • USB connector for uncompressed stereo WAV recording and playback
  • 4 digital signal processing effects engines
  • Rack ears and protection bumpers included for flexible rack and onstage applications
  • 6 aux buses and main LR with inserts, full dynamics processing and 6-band parametric or 31-band graphic EQ
  • 2 TRS aux outputs and 2 XLR main outputs plus phones connector
  • 40 bit floating point digital signal processing
  • Free iOS, Android and PC/Mac*/Linux* apps available for remote operation via Ethernet, LAN or WiFi
  • MIDI In/Out allows controlling the mixer via MIDI equipment
  • Future firmware updates, incl. new FX “Plug Ins”, downloadable from midasconsoles.com free of charge
  • Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply
  • 10-Year Warranty Program
  • Designed and engineered in the U.K.

Specifications

Full features and specifications can be found on the Data Sheet under the Downloads tab above.

Processing

  • Number of processing channels: 16 input channels, 1 stereo USB return channel, 4 stereo FX return channels, 6 aux buses, main LR
  • Internal effects engines: 4 true stereo
  • Signal processing: 40-bit floating point
  • A/D-D/A conversion: 24-bit @ 44.1 / 48 kHz, 115 dB dynamic range
  • Analog I/O latency*: 0.8 ms

 

Connectors

  • Programmable mic preamps, designed by MIDAS PRO: 4 XLR/TRS combo jacks, balanced
  • Line inputs: 2 TRS, balanced
  • Main outputs: 2 XLR, balanced
  • Aux outputs: 2 TRS, balanced
  • Phones outputs: 1 TRS
  • MIDI inputs / outputs: 1/1 DIN
  • Ethernet: 1 RJ45
  • USB port: Type A

 

Mic Input Characteristics

  • Preamp design: MIDAS PRO
  • THD + noise, unity gain, 0 dBu, 1 kHz: 0.005%, unweighted
  • Phantom power, switchable per input: 48 V
  • EIN noise, at +60 dB gain, 150R source: -125 dBu, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted
  • CMRR, XLR, 1 kHz @ unity gain: Typically 65 dB
  • CMRR, XLR, 1 kHz @ +60 dB gain: Typically 90 dB

 

Input/Output Characteristics

  • Frequency range, @ 48 kHz sample rate, +/- 0.5 dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Dynamic range, analog in to analog out: 107 dB, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted
  • A/D dynamic range, preamp to converter: 110 dB, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted
  • D/A dynamic range, converter and output: 111 dB, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted
  • Cross talk rejection @ 1 kHz, adjacent channels: 90 dB
  • Mic/Line 1-16 Input impedance XLR jack, unbal. / bal.: 10 kΩ
  • Non clip maximum input level, XLR: +23.5 dBu
  • Hi-Z input impedance TRS jack, unbal. / bal.: 1 MΩ / 2 MΩ
  • Line input 5-10 impedance TRS jack, unbal. / bal.: 20 kΩ / 40 kΩ
  • Non clip maximum input level, TRS: +21 dBu

 

Output Characteristics

  • Output impedance, XLR: 50 Ω
  • Maximum output level, XLR: +21 dBu
  • Aux 1-2 output impedance, TRS: 50 Ω
  • Aux 1-2 maximum output level, TRS: +21 dBu
  • Phones output impedance: 50 Ω
  • Maximum phones output level: +21 dBu
  • Noise @ unity gain, 1 input assigned, XLR and TRS: -86 dBu, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted
  • Noise when muted, XLR and TRS: -90 dBu, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted

 

WLAN Module

  • Antenna: External, SMA connector, 50 Ω
  • Access Point, number of clients: Max. 4
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g standard: 2.4 GHz
  • Frequency Range: 2412-2462 MHz
  • WLAN channels (Wifi Client, Access Point): 1-11
  • Max Output Power: 19 dBm (802.11 b) / 18 dBm (802.11 g)

 

Power

  • Switch-mode power supply: Autorange 100-240 V, (50/60 Hz)
  • Power consumption: 30 W

 

Physical

  • Standard operating temperature range: 5°C – 40°C (41°F – 104°F)
  • Dimensions: 333 (W) x 149 (D) x 95 (H) mm, (13.1 x 5.9 x 3.7")
  • Weight: 2.9 kg (6.4 lbs)

 

* including all channel and bus processing, excluding insert effects.

Product Downloads

  • MR12 Data Sheet PDF 9.3 MB
  • MR12 Quickstart Guide PDF 2.8 MB

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