The PRO2 boasts two input gains per channel. First is the remote analogue gain for that wonderful MIDAS mic amp, the second is a digital gain. Set the analogue gain for the desired amount (if any) of that famous MIDAS "warmth", then use the digital gain to trim to your preferred gain structure.
MIDAS digital EQ features fully interpolated controls, which re-create the original phase-shift as experienced when working on the worlds' best-loved analogue consoles. Each input channel has 4-band parametric EQ, with a choice of four different filter types for both the high and low filters. These powerful EQ options enable the user to employ EQ filters which emulate the sound of historic MIDAS consoles, or, freed of the limitations of analogue circuitry, choose advanced digital filter types.
The dynamics processing on the PRO2's input channels is identical to the MIDAS XL8. Each input channel features a frequency-conscious gate and a choice from four different compressor algorithms. Further creative expression is available, as these compressor options feature variable knee, internal and external side-chain filtering, and colouration artefact options.
Output (bus) compression offers a choice of five different options. These compression algorithms are designed to provide the engineer with a broad pallet of options for maximum creative potential, right down to the visual display on the screen changing to support the different styles. More dynamics processing options are available in the PR02's FX rack, including multiband compression and dynamic equalisation.
The PRO2's 40 bit floating-point audio processing hosts a wide choice of virtual FX devices, which range from dual-mono delay units, stereo modulation and many diverse reverb FX, multiband compression, dynamic EQ and multichannel dual-function dynamics processing. All FX processors are custom-designed to function within the MIDAS automatic latency compensation system. This ensures a phase-coherent sampleaccurate mix regardless of whether the FX devices are used as channel inserts or on a send-andreturn basis.
Delay FX can be individually configured to synchronise to the PRO2's GLOBAL TAP-TEMPO hardware button. This makes on-the-fly changes to delay effects childs' play.
Even more FX options are under development for future firmware releases.
In addition to normal stereo and SIS operation, the PRO2 can operate in one of three surround sound modes:
|Quad||Four-channel L-R front plus L-R rear|
|LCRS||Four-channel L-C-R plus single rear channel|
|5.1||Six-channel L-C-R plus Sub plus L-R rear|
All three surround modes feature divergence control to tailor the depth of the surround panning. Dynamic surround panning can be implemented using the PRO2's trackball, or the USB pointing device of your choice.
Remote control of the PRO2 can be achieved using an iPad and wireless access point. Install the PRO2 remote app on the iPad and connect the WAP to the PRO2's Ethernet control port, having configured the wireless link.