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Midas MR18
18-Input App-Controlled Digital Mixer with 16 MIDAS PRO Preamps, Integrated Effects & WiFi Module, plus USB

OUR PART #:  MR18

The small-but-powerful MIDAS MR18 rack-mountable mixer is engineered with technology used in the now legendary M32 Digital Mixing Console...
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The small-but-powerful MIDAS MR18 rack-mountable mixer is engineered with technology used in the now legendary M32 Digital Mixing Console, which completely redefined what is possible from a digital mixer. It will change the way you record and play live music.

In recent years, the recording and performance audio world has undergone a major paradigm shift, requiring musicians and performers alike to take advantage of emerging technologies that offer ease of use as well as flexibility. An 18-input portable mixer housed in a sturdy stage box design, the MR18 is made for use with iPad* and Android* tablets (sold separately). Ideally suited for both live and studio applications thanks to 16 award-winning MIDAS PRO mic preamps, it also includes an 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 let you move about the venue or the tracking room while manipulating all the parameters of your mix, plus the performers have the freedom to dial-in a shared monitor mix. The combination of advanced engineering and careful design lets the MR12 deliver professional-grade performance and impressive affordability.

The MR18's physical MIDI I/O port can also be used for connecting external MIDI controllers like the X-TOUCH or B-CONTROL products (all sold separately), allowing dynamic control of channel level, muting, and panorama adjustment during your performance. The installed firmware also works with the Mackie Control protocol, letting you easily apply comprehensive remote editing and parameter adjustments using any compatible MIDI device.

MR18 is equipped with a convenient USB connector, making it easy to store files or record and playback uncompressed stereo WAV files of your mix. Dial-in the perfect monitor mix with effects and zero-latency performance using one of the Aux buses, while recording up to 12 source signals – then send the keyboard player's MIDI notes to your DAW for recording and editing.

And as if all that weren't enough, it incorporates the very same FX engines as the M32. Its onboard virtual FX Rack gives access to 4 true-stereo (8 mono), multi-effects processors that include delay, chorus, and dynamics. Plus, the MR18 can run production-quality, true-stereo reverbs simultaneously with 31-band EQ on the main and aux buses—all without the need for any additional hardware. Custom-designed, and physically modeled after some of the most iconic and sought-after processors, all effects run inside the low-latency environment of the M32 mix engine, delivering flawless performance, flexible routing, and the end of cable faults.

MIDAS MR18 Features:

  • iPad*/Android* tablet controlled 18-input digital mixer for studio and live application
  • (16) award-winning MIDAS PRO microphone preamplifiers
  • Built-In Tri-Mode Wifi router for direct operation—no need for external routers
  • 18 x 18 channel, bidirectional USB 2.0 interface
  • Dugan*-style Auto-Mixing automatically manages microphone gain sharing
  • (4) digital signal processing effects engines
  • ULTRANET connectivity for P-16 Personal Monitoring System* (sold separately
  • Rack ears and protection bumpers included for flexible rack and onstage applications
  • (6) aux and main LR buses with inserts, full dynamics processing and 6-band parametric or 31-band graphic EQ
  • (6) XLR 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 or for use as a USB MIDI interface
  • Future firmware updates, including FX "Plug Ins", downloadable from midasconsoles.com free of charge
  • Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply
  • 3-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in the U.K.
  • M AIR EDIT PC/Mac/Linux Software screen capture:

  • M AIR MIX for iPad* screen capture:

  • M AIR MIX for Android* screen capture:

 

*iPad and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Their use neither constitutes a claim of the trademark nor affiliation of the trademark owners with MUSIC Group. Product names are mentioned solely as a reference for compatibility, effects and/or components. iPad is sold separately. Contact your Sales Pro for warranty details.

MIDAS MR18 Technical Specifications:

Processing

  • Number of processing channels:
    • (18) input channels
    • (4) 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,
  • Dynamic range: 115 dB
  • Analog I/O latency*: 0.8 ms
    *Note: including all channel and bus processing, excluding insert effects.

Connectors

  • Programmable mic preamps, designed by MIDAS PRO: 16 XLR/TRS combo jacks, balanced
  • Line / Aux inputs, stereo: (2) TRS, balanced
  • Main outputs: (2) XLR, balanced
  • Aux outputs: (6) XLR, balanced
  • Phones outputs (1) TRS
  • ULTRANET: (1) RJ45
  • MIDI inputs / outputs: 1/1 DIN
  • Ethernet: (1) RJ45
  • Audio/Midi interface: (1) USB Type B

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 kOhms
  • Non clip maximum input level, XLR: +23.5 dBu
  • Line 17-18 Input impedance, TRS unbal. / bal.: 20 kOhms / 40 kOhms
  • Non clip maximum input level, TRS: +21 dBu

Output Characteristics

  • Output impedance, XLR: 50 Ohms
  • Maximum output level, XLR: +21 dBu
  • Aux 1-2 output impedance, TRS: 50 Ohms
  • Aux 1-2 maximum output level, TRS: +21 dBu
  • Phones output impedance: 50 Ohms
  • 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

USB Audio/MIDI Interface

  • Type: USB 2.0, type B
  • Supported operating systems: Windows 7 or higher**, Mac OS X* 10.6.8 or higher, iOS 7 or higher (iPad), Linux
    ** Windows ASIO driver available as download from midasconsoles.com; compatible to CoreAudio on Mac OS X and iOS
    ***Mac OS X is a trademark of Apple, Inc.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1 / 48 kHz
  • I/O audio channels: 18 x 18
  • I/O MIDI channels: 16 x 16 (1 port)

WLAN Module

  • Antenna: External, SMA connector, 50 Ohms
  • 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: 41° F – 104° F (5° C – 40° C)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 13.1" x 5.9" x 5.8" (333 x 149 x 140mm)
  • Weight: (8.6 lbs) 3.9 kg

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