Frankfurt, Germany (March 13, 2014)—At ProLight + Sound, Midas has announced its new Pro X console, due out by year’s end, capable of up to 800 audio channels.
On its own, the Pro X provides 168 inputs and 99 mix or 103 output channels simultaneously on a control surface that measures less than 60 inches wide. AES50 digital audio connectivity allows scalability for up to a total of 288 network inputs and 294 network outputs. Integration comes via IP-compliant third-party audio networks, such as Audinate Dante and Cirrus Logic CobraNet, using the Klark Teknik DN9650 Network Bridge.
Pro X features 99 mix buses that can be simultaneously displayed as 24 mono or stereo mixes on the console surface. Each of the displayed mixes has its own LCD select switch with RGB color coding and scribble strips, plus 11-segment LED bargraph metering.
The desk is based around the new Neutron Audio System Engine, the result of a three-year research and development program. Reportedly its advanced FPGA and MIMD (Multiple Instruction, Multiple Data) architecture delivers more than 100 gigaflops of real-time audio processing performance, translating into 271 simultaneous processing channels at 96 kHz and 40-bit floating point operation.
The console will have a U.S. MAP of $41,999.