How many inputs does the PRO1 have?
The standard system has 24 analogue inputs, patchable to up to 64 processing channels, depending upon console configuration (see section 3.1)
What is the maximum number of inputs possible for the PRO1?
100 network inputs, dependent upon hardware configuration (see section 3.1)
How many mixes can the PRO1 create?
24 aux mixes, plus Left, Right and Mono. All aux mixes can be configured as stereo pairs, with separate level and pan controls
How many simultaneous input mix channels can the PRO1 provide?
Up to 64, all with EQ and dynamics processing, if 16 aux mix busses are configured as additional input channels (see section 3.23)
How many input faders does the PRO1 have?
The PRO1 can have 16 input faders.
Can I do my “virtual soundcheck” with the PRO1?
Yes, the PRO1 connects directly to a KT DN9696 recorder, or any other AES50 recorder, via Cat-5 cables, or most other multichannel digital audio sources via DN9650
Can I use a hard disk recorder with the PRO1?
Yes, the PRO1 connects directly to a KT DN9696 recorder, or any other AES50 recorder, via Cat-5 cables. You can also use a KT DN9650 to connect to MADI recorders or DANTE networks.
Can I use a PRO1 with the XL8’s DL431 input splitters?
Yes, the PRO1 can source directly from another MIDAS digital system, or from the “B” digital outputs of a DL431 input splitter, or use DL351’s or DL451’s or DL251’s and DL252’s
Can I connect a MADI device to the PRO1?
Yes, via a KT DN9650 network bridge
How long does a PRO1 take to reboot?
Less than 40 seconds from cold
Can I run third party plug-ins on the PRO1?
No. The PRO1 uses stable, open-source Linux as an operating system, and most plug-ins are designed to run on a Windows or Mac O.S. Also, running third party software on the PRO6’s platform would compromise the automatic delay management system, as a lot of the currently available (and popular!) plug-ins have serious latency problems. However, it is possible to insert any 3rd party plugins using a LYNX studio systems AES50 PCI-bus card, and an external computer as a host.
Does the PRO1 have any surround sound capability?
Yes, the PRO1 has normal stereo, SIS (LCR panning) Quad (4 ch.) LCRS (Left, Centre Right Surround) and 5.1 panning implemented.
What happens if the computer crashes?
The PRO1 has separate control and audio processing computers. In the unlikely event of the Linux control computer failing, it can be rebooted without switching off the power to the console. All of this takes place without any interruption of audio.
What is the PRO1’s latency?
The PRO1’s latency is DETERMINISTIC and AUTOMATICALLY MANAGED is the correct answer to this question. Don’t allow customers to compare latency, thinking that the smallest number is the best. Latency is application-specific. Small numbers are important only in IEM (in-ear monitoring) applications, which the PRO1 is quite capable of providing. Of much greater importance for superior audio reproduction is that the latency through a system is synchronised. This means that all audio is phase-coherent at all times. MIDAS PRO series and XL8 are the only live audio consoles in the world which do this automatically. (PRO1 minimum latency including A-D and D-A with all delay compensation off is less than 2ms.
Can I control my PRO1 remotely?
Yes, remote control of the PRO1 is via iPAD and a wireless access point.