Midas MR18



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he MR18 from Midas is an 18-input, portable, rackmountable mixer for iPad and Android tablets. It can be used for both live and studio environments in applications for live stage, theater, houses of worship, rehearsals, and more. It features sixteen Midas mic preamps and an integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless control, giving you the ability to move around and manipulate all parameters of your mix. Furthermore, it has USB connectivity for file storage and future system updates. The built-in 18 x 18 channel, bidirectional USB interface makes the MR18 a powerful digital mixing solution for recording directly to your iPad or Windows computer. You can then dial-in a monitoring mix with effects and zero latency while sending your stereo mix and the keyboard player’s MIDI notes to your DAW for recording.

The MR18 has additional features including the MIDI in/out jack for controlling the mixer via MIDI equipment, using Mackie control protocol via a live-performance controller. This mixer also comes with several Midas effects, such as a Leisure compressor and leveling amplifier, mid/sides Fair compressor, a 5-band Combinator compressor, modulation delay, Sub Octaver, and an Edison EX1 that enables simple manipulation of the stereo field. Finally, the MR18 includes Sound Maxer and a dimensional chorus effect, which can help you to restore natural sheen and clarity to the original audio signal. Whether you’re recording in the studio, or you want to capture intimate live performances, it’s never been easier to record professional-sounding tracks with clarity.

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  • iPad / Android tablet-controlled, 18-input digital mixer for studio and live applications
  • 16 high-quality MIDAS PRO microphone preamplifiers
  • Built-in, tri-mode Wi-Fi router for direct operation—no need for external routers
  • Dugan-style auto-mixing automatically manages microphone gain-sharing
  • 18 x 18 channel, bidirectional USB 2.0 interface
  • 4 digital signal-processing effects engines
  • Rack ears and protection bumpers included for flexible rack and onstage applications
  • 6 aux buses and main LR with inserts, full dynamics processing, and 6-band parametric or 31-band graphic EQ
  • 6 XLR aux outputs and 2 XLR main outputs, plus a headphone connector
  • 40-bit, floating-point digital signal processing
  • Free iOS, Android, and Windows/Mac/Linux apps available for remote operation via Ethernet, LAN, or Wi-Fi
  • MIDI in/out ports allow for controlling the mixer via MIDI equipment
  • Future firmware updates, including new FX “plug-ins,” downloadable free of charge
  • Auto-ranging, universal-switch-mode power supply

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Number of Analog Input Channels 18
Number of Analog Output Channels 18
Number of Mic Preamps 16
Mix Routing 2 x Main LRC
4 x Stereo FX Return
6 x Bus
Signal Processing
Internal Effects 4 x Stereo
Digital Audio
Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depth AD/DA Conversion:
DSP 40-Bit Floating Point DSP
Converter Dynamic Range A/D:
110 dB
111 dB
Latency 0.8 ms (Analog Input to Analog Output)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Max Input Level Line Input:
+21 dBu (Balanced)
XLR Input:
+23.5 dBu
1/4″ TRS Input:
+21 dBu
Output Level Headphone Output:
+21 dBu (Max)
1/4″ TRS / XLR Output:
+21 dBu (Max)
Analog Dynamic Range Input to Output:
107 dB
I/O Impedance 1/4″ Line Input:
20 kilohms (Unbalanced)
40 kilohms (Balanced)
Hi-Z Input:
1 megohms (Unbalanced)
2 megohms (Balanced)
Mic/Line Input:
10 kilohms (Balanced/Unbalanced)
50 ohms
Headphone Output:
50 ohms
Crosstalk Adjacent Inputs:
90 dB at 1 kHz
CMRR 65 dB at Unity Gain
90 dB at +60 dB Gain
EIN -125 dBu at +60 dB Gain (150-ohm Input)
Noise Floor -86 dBu at Unity Gain (Unweighted)
-90 dBu with Inputs Muted (Unweighted)
THD+N Mic/Line Input:
0.005% at Unity Gain (Unweighted)
Analog Inputs 16 x Combo XLR-1/4″ TRS Balanced Input
2 x 1/4″ TRS Balanced Line Input
Analog Outputs 1 x 1/4″ TRS Balanced Headphone Output
2 x XLR Balanced Main Output
6 x 1/4″ TRS Balanced Aux Output
Phantom Power +48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital I/O 1 x RJ45
MIDI I/O 1 x MIDI 5-Pin In
1 x MIDI 5-Pin Out
USB 1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0, Audio Playback, MIDI)
Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi
OS Compatibility Windows 7 or Later
macOS 10.6.8 or Later
iOS 7 or Later
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 30 W
Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Dimensions 13.1 x 5.9 x 5.8″ / 332.7 x 149.9 x 147.3 mm
Weight 8.6 lb / 3.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 9.325 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.35 x 8.3 x 7.55″

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