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AES 2019: Midas announces DP48 Personal Monitor Mixer
Old 2nd October 2019
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Hardware AES 2019: Midas announces DP48 Personal Monitor Mixer


Midas announces DP48 Personal Monitor Mixer

Dual 48 Channel Personal Monitor Mixer with SD Card Recorder, Stereo Ambience Microphone and Remote Powering

The Midas DP48 is a dual 48 channel personal monitor mixer that allows 2 performers to fully control their monitor mixes and hear exactly what they want and even record and playback rehearsals and performances. With a simple and intuitive interface and the ability to connect to any AES50-equipped device, the DP48 can create a complete monitoring system perfect for use in the studio or on stage.

The DP48 gives performers complete control over their monitor mix with 12 stereo groups for quickly creating and balancing mixes. All 48 channels of the DP48 can be mixed within these 12 groups and can handle any kind of monitor set up. Vocalists, for example can place the vocal channel in Group 1 while the drums, bass and guitar channels can be placed in Groups 2,3 and 4 respectively. Drummers who may be more particular can create more complex mixes with the DP48; separately mix their kick, snare and hi hat in Groups 1-3 with the two overhead mics panned left and right in Group 4.

The dual mix feature even allows two users to be connected to one DP48 each with their own separate stereo group mix. There are three dedicated controls for each of the Mix A and B outputs, providing independent adjustments for the respective Output Volume, the selected Group Level and for the assignable My Group Level. Both Main Mixes feature separate EQ, Reverb Level and Limiter settings—especially useful when both talents are using different in-ear or over-ear headphones.

Each group in the DP48 features its very own 3 band EQ, compressor and reverb which can be controlled with one knob. Just press a button and adjust the parameter using the SELECT/EDIT knob. The low, mid and high parameters increase or attenuate their respective frequencies for each group. The compressor setting controls a selected group’s compression as well as Mix A or B’s peak limiting threshold. Studio-quality Reverb can be added to a selected group or mix to add more spatial ambience to a personal monitor mix independent from the main console. The Pan button allows users to adjust the panorama of a selected group.

The DP48 can also accept an SD card to be used for recording rehearsals or performances. Recorded mixes can be played back to Mix A or Mix B. Recording features a mix-minus function, deducting the respective My Group signals, for use as a backing track when practicing.

You can also store complete mixing presets to SD and load them back when using a different DP48 mixer.

A performer wearing in-ear monitors can sometimes feel isolated. That’s why the DP48 comes with a built-in stereo ambience microphone that helps performers hear more of the room around them or communicate with each other and even hear more of their audience.

An automatic ducking function attenuates the microphone while the band is playing, in order to keep your mix clean.

Every DP48 can be remotely powered via a direct AES50 connection to the Midas HUB4 featuring Power over Ethernet (PoE). Any 44.1/48 kHz AES50 device including Midas and Behringer digital consoles and I/O boxes are compatible with the DP48. AES50 return channels also allow personal mixes from the DP48 to be sent back to the console or hub for connection to wireless IEM transmitters. Even input channel labelling and colour information can be transmitted to the DP48 via AES50. When connected to a Midas hub, the DP48 can be setup and controlled remotely from the mixer.

The Midas M32 firmware update 4.0 supports full configuration of personal mixer channel assignments and Group names directly from the console user interface. DP48 is the first solution to fully integrate channel grouping into a digital console surface, where all the channel routing is configured.

In addition to the remote configuration from compatible FOH or monitoring consoles, any DP48 mixer can also fully control one or several other DP48 mixers on stage, for concurrent changes. A stage tech can remotely assist whenever a performer needs help with his personal mix.

Remote control can be passed on via the Midas HUB4 or when daisy-chaining DP48 mixers.
  • Dual 48 channel personal monitor mixer compatible with Midas personal monitoring system hubs
  • 12 stereo groups enable rapid creation and balancing of personal mixes from fully configurable stem groups
  • Dual mix feature allows independent control of two complete monitor mixes
  • Integrated SD card interface for stereo recording and playback of rehearsal sessions and performances
  • Built-in stereo ambience microphone provides on-stage sound feed to remove sense of isolation with in-ear monitors
  • Studio-quality reverb adds spatial ambience to personal in-ear mixes, independent from main console
  • Remotely powered via direct AES50 connection from Midas hubs featuring Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Separate DC power supply allows daisy-chaining of DP48 personal monitor mixers and use without any PoE hub
  • Compatible with any 44.1/48 kHz AES50-equipped devices including Midas and Behringer digital consoles and I/O boxes
  • Midas PRO SERIES and M32 console input channel labelling and colour information transmitted to DP48 personal monitor mixer via AES50 input channels
  • AES50 return channels allow personal mixes to be sent back to the console or hub for connection to wireless IEM transmitters
  • Remote operation up to 100 m via screened CAT5/5e cable
  • Remote setup and control of DP48 personal monitor mixer via Midas hubs
  • Full remote control of another DP48 when both connected to the same hub or used in daisy chain configuration
  • High-contrast 2.4" colour TFT display screen provides clear overview of mix parameters, meters and group assignments
  • Analogue stereo auxiliary input for local click track
  • High power headphone output for use in all stage monitoring environments
  • Fully adjustable limiter allows for safe monitoring levels within sound exposure limits
  • Mounts securely on microphone stand with DP48MB adaptor (not included)
  • 10-Year Warranty Program
  • Designed and engineered in the U.K.

Product page: https://www.midasconsoles.com/Catego...oogtrans(en|en)
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Old 2nd October 2019
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Midas? You mean Behringer?

Jk, thought I'd stir the pot early.

Actually looks pretty cool!
Old 4th October 2019
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44.1/48 KHz? Can someone enlighten me how this is supposed to work on Midas Pro desks?
Old 4th October 2019
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They will come with a cheaper solution sample rate downgrading called hub4 or similar for what I know...Seems like Santa really knows it, he will tell us on Xmas ....9650 bridge would be a crazy expensive bridge for this purpose....
Old 30th October 2019
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Shame it doesn't work with ultranet, so no XR18 compatibility :(
Old 21st November 2019
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Hub 4 is finally just 48khz ....... They missed a chance to connect both worlds...Sniff Sniff...Hopefully they will come with something in the future.... https://www.midasconsoles.com/Catego...oogtrans(en|en)
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