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Midas Heritage D Digital Console

Live Digital Console Control Centre with 144 Input Channels, 120 Mix Buses, 96 kHz Sample Rate and 21" Touch Screen

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25 October 2021

The Heritage 3000 (H3K) was first introduced in 1999. Its famous purple colour and features made it so distinctly Midas. It soon established itself as a major player in live sound applications. The H3K proved to be a huge winner from day one.

The striking colour scheme wasn’t the only thing that made waves within the industry. With a new pre-amp design bettering that of the iconic XL4, large channel and aux counts plus the flexible aux switching system, it’s no wonder the H3K appeared on many’s spec as the console of choice.

Naming the Heritage D after such an iconic mixing console was indeed a bold move. However, this product is bold and visionary whilst keeping the legendary sound quality and raising the bar on what a digital mixing console can achieve.

Building on the prolific history of the H3K and PRO Series consoles, the new Heritage D now reinvents the workflow of the sound engineer. Finally, a Midas you can touch. Featuring a powerful 21” HD touch screen and formidable ultramodern Graphic User Interface (GUI) control all at your fingertips. Heritage D is a vision of the future with thought provoking new features such as Channel AI (yes, Artificial Intelligence).

This platform is designed for the future and will continue to grow and develop over many years with a Midas team that are eager to improve and constantly add new features.

The Graviton Mk 2 Processing Engine

At the heart of every mixing console is the most important part – Audio. We improved on the Midas digital sound with our new 64-bit summing mix engine with increased dynamic range.

The key to the Midas sound is in giving ultimate flexibility while still being delay compensated. Avoiding the dreaded comb filtering effect is so very important.

Flexi-Aux

The Flexi Aux system gives the ability to send aux to aux for group or stem style mixing. Now you can smash a whole drum kit with parallel compression and feed it to an artists in ear mix.

Variable Channel Phase

The new, intuitive, easy to use Variable Phase per channel allows sound sources to be blended together seamlessly, with high or low phase changes to mix signals together in ways never achievable before.

Tap Off Points

New tap off points on channels have been introduced to allow signals to be sent from any point in the signal path. This gives greater flexibility for sending signals to stage before any element of processing has been performed. All this without affecting what Midas magic is needed for the main mix.

For the first time on a Midas, post insert fader points are available plus all processing options orders can be changed by simply dragging and dropping in the order you desire.

With Great Power Comes… More Chips

The all-new platform is made up of 18 Sharc DSPs, 14 layer boards, 5 Eighth Generation FPGAs and 2 GPU co-processors.

A true plethora of Effects with Music Tribe’s unparalleled sister companies including TC Electronic we have the world’s best effects emulations. Up to 96 effects can be used to craft a beautiful sounding mix including:

  • TC 6000 (VSS4)
  • TC 3000 (VSS3)
  • TC Electronic 2290
  • HD2A
  • HD670
  • KT1176
  • R-Comp
  • KT Bus compressor
  • Mteq Program EQ-HD
  • M6 compressor
  • HD Stressor compressor
  • Ultra-Dualistic Voice Doubler
  • Rack-Amp (guitar amp and cab emulation)
  • Glow (harmonic mix glue)
  • Rotor Motor (Leslie cabinet emulation)
  • Enlightenment Bass
  • XL4 EQ
  • M Harmonics
  • Uncl HD Distortion
  • Prime Input Expander
  • Wave Designer

Midas Touch

The first Midas full HD multitouch screen with up to 10 faders being controlled at once.

Shout Mixer

The Shout Mixer allows complex communication groups to be easily created and stored. 16 shout inputs (independent of the input and output channel count) can be used to create multifarious talk systems with 12 dedicated outputs. Instant recall allows use of different settings for soundcheck and the main event.

Channel AI

Heritage D is able to listen to your source, tell you what it is, suggest Gain, EQ, Compression and Gate settings if required. All this presented in an easy user interface that lets you decide which parts of suggested settings you wish to use. Adaptive presets let you pick the style of sound you want and the Channel AI does the rest.

Key Features:

  • Live performance digital control centre with up to 144 simultaneous input channels and 96 kHz sample rate
  • 120 time-aligned and phase-coherent mix buses
  • 21″ full colour TFT display screen with capacitive touch sensing
  • Advanced and multi-gesture touchscreen user interface
  • Award-winning Midas microphone preamplifiers
  • HyperMAC and AES50 networking allows up to 576 inputs and 576 outputs @ 96 kHz sample rate
  • Dual network bridge format converter with up to 128 bidirectional channels and asynchronous sample rate conversion
  • 24 VCA (variable control association) groups, and unlimited POPulation groups
  • Up to 24 multi-channel digital signal processing effects engines
  • Integrated Wireless transceiver module
  • Dual ULTRANET Ports providing 32 additional digital outputs
  • 28 Midas PRO motorised 100 mm faders
  • Fully interpolated touch sensitive controls
  • Dual redundant auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supplies

CONTACT

Midas: midasconsoles.com
Australian Distributor: australismusic.com.au
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