Architecture & Engineering Specifications
The digital console shall be designed for digital audio mixing applications and be optimised for use in live performance. It shall feature 48 simultaneous input channels with 24 integrated microphone preamplifier inputs and 27 time-aligned and phase-coherent output mix buses and operate at 96 kHz sampling rate.
The digital console shall support 100 Mbit/s Ethernet frame-based digital audio networking, allowing for a total channel count capability of 172 inputs and 172 outputs at 96 kHz sampling rate.
The 100 Megabit Ethernet frame-based digital audio network shall offer N+1 cable redundancy and be compliant with the Audio Engineering Society AES50-2011 standard.
The digital console shall provide a combination of up to 28 assignable digital audio emulations of industry standard one-third octave proportional-Q response graphic equalisers and 6 multi-channel digital signal processing effects engines. There shall be automatic latency management of all internal routing, external analogue insert and digital signal processing delays. This latency management system shall synchronise audio samples when summing to mix buses to ensure phase alignment of the summed signals.
The digital console shall provide a user navigation system including 8 variable control association (VCA) groups and 6 population (POP) groups.
The digital console shall have 18 motorised 100 mm faders with a rated life time of up to one million cycles and one daylight-viewable 15" full colour display screen. It shall include software interpolation of physical control elements and associated display feedback to eliminate digital quantisation artefacts.
The digital console shall have the provision for the optional wireless control using an Apple iPad, with a bespoke software application available as a free download from the Apple App Store.
The digital console shall include an auto-voltage sensing power supply for use on a worldwide basis, which shall be externally removable.
The digital console shall be 685 mm wide x 722 mm deep x 289 mm high (27.0" x 28.4" x 11.4"), with nominal weight 21.5 kg (47.5 lbs). The digital console shall be installed on a flat horizontal surface capable of safely supporting its weight. Input, output, and power connections shall be made at the rear panel of the digital console. Installers shall allow adequate space at the rear for connection and disconnection of input, output, and power connections. The power requirements shall be 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz.
The digital console shall be the Midas PRO1-IP and no other alternative shall be acceptable.