The PRO2C/CC Control Center 64-Channel x 27-Bus Digital Audio Mixing System by Midas is for live sound reinforcement. It can be used in various environments for audio applications such as, live stage, broadcast TV, houses of worship, theater, and more. The PRO2C is designed to work in conjunction with the Midas digital I/O units. When connected to the Midas DL251 stage box (sold separately), an additional 48 Midas mic/line inputs, and 16 analog XLR outputs become available on stage, in addition to the PRO2C’s 8 mic/line inputs and 16 XLR analog outputs on the back of the console itself. Two AES3 inputs, three AES3 outputs and dual-redundant power supplies, all supplied as standard, complete the hardware configuration.
In addition to the PRO2C’s 56 primary input channels, PRO2C also features 8 aux returns, all of which feature 4-band Midas parametric EQ and insert points. These 8 aux returns can be used as returns for the PRO2C’s internal FX processors, or as additional mic channels, if sufficient mic inputs are available on the I/O hardware. The PRO2C’s automation system can store and recall up to 1000 snapshot scenes. These contain the audio parameter values for every control on the console, as well as the network routing, configuration of the FX rack, and the format of the mixer itself, all of which is scene-specific.
The PRO2C has a total of 64 input channels and has routing to 27 phase-coherent mix buses, which comprise 16 user-configurable buses (which can be mixes, subgroups or mix minus groups), and 8 matrix buses. The matrix buses source from inputs, as well as groups, and can be used as 8 additional auxes (monitor mix and FX sends) which provides a total of 24 mixes (plus L, R & Mono) for monitor mixing duties. All buses can be linked as stereo pairs (except the mono bus). The Midas digital console audio paths can be routed to multiple destinations and the console format can be reconfigured live on a scene-by-scene basis.
In addition, the PRO2C console has MIDI input and outputs for control of external MIDI devices, or for recalling console events from an external MIDI source. All software versions, including stored shows on a USB stick, are both forward and backward compatible, i.e. a show created on one PRO2C can be loaded into another Midas console, regardless of the software version on either system. PRO2C show files are also compatible with all other Midas digital console systems.