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M32 vs M32-IP vs M32 LIVE

For those seeking the difference between the aformentioned consoles, here is a quick breakdown of every version of M32 that is currently on the market.

 

M32

M32R

M32C

M32 LIVE

M32R LIVE

 

The M32 is the base model and the largest format.  32 inputs, 16 outputs, and 6 Auxiliary I/O.
The M32R is a RACK sized version that is essentially half the size of the base model, but has the same amount of processing.  16 inputs, 8 outputs, 6 Auxiliary I/O.

The M32C is the CORE version, which is more or less just the processing, and zero I/O, with the exception of Monitor outputs. 

 

All 3 models comes standard with a USB interface expansion card, AES50 connectivity, Ultranet, and remote access.  Each model is capable of up to 32 inputs by 16 outputs via on board I/O or digital stagebox.  Maximum sample rate for the M32 range of consoles is currently 48KHz.

 

The M32 LIVE and M32R LIVE are variations of M32 and M32R respectively, in that they ship standard with the LIVE USB interface expansion card.  This card has the option to record 32 inputs via on board SD cards, as well as standard USB interface.  There are some aesthetic changes to the control surfaces, but they are otherwise identical consoles to their predecessors.

 

The M32-IP is more or less the manufacturer Model SKU for the base model M32.  The console SKU is an "Install Pack" rather than a "Tour Pack."  Historically, Midas consoles had the option to ship in an Install Pack (cardboard or crate packaging) or a Tour Pack (Tour grade road case).  The manufacture has never released a Tour Pack SKU for the M32, and many dealers have listed the item for sale as M32-IP

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2019-03-18

M32 vs M32-IP vs M32 LIVE

For those seeking the difference between the aformentioned consoles, here is a quick breakdown of every version of M32 that is currently on the market.

 

M32

M32R

M32C

M32 LIVE

M32R LIVE

 

The M32 is the base model and the largest format.  32 inputs, 16 outputs, and 6 Auxiliary I/O.
The M32R is a RACK sized version that is essentially half the size of the base model, but has the same amount of processing.  16 inputs, 8 outputs, 6 Auxiliary I/O.

The M32C is the CORE version, which is more or less just the processing, and zero I/O, with the exception of Monitor outputs. 

 

All 3 models comes standard with a USB interface expansion card, AES50 connectivity, Ultranet, and remote access.  Each model is capable of up to 32 inputs by 16 outputs via on board I/O or digital stagebox.  Maximum sample rate for the M32 range of consoles is currently 48KHz.

 

The M32 LIVE and M32R LIVE are variations of M32 and M32R respectively, in that they ship standard with the LIVE USB interface expansion card.  This card has the option to record 32 inputs via on board SD cards, as well as standard USB interface.  There are some aesthetic changes to the control surfaces, but they are otherwise identical consoles to their predecessors.

 

The M32-IP is more or less the manufacturer Model SKU for the base model M32.  The console SKU is an "Install Pack" rather than a "Tour Pack."  Historically, Midas consoles had the option to ship in an Install Pack (cardboard or crate packaging) or a Tour Pack (Tour grade road case).  The manufacture has never released a Tour Pack SKU for the M32, and many dealers have listed the item for sale as M32-IP

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Contributor - Level 1

Re: M32 vs M32-IP vs M32 LIVE

Thanks for the clarity on the models. I've been seeing different model descriptions and wondered what was going on! What brought me here was trying to understand the difference between M32 & M32 Live.
Thanks again!

Contributor - Level 1

Re: M32 vs M32-IP vs M32 LIVE

One of their difference is Mic Preamp

M32ip has standard Preamp *award winning*

 

M32 Live has the Pro series Preamp.

Contributor - Level 1

Re: M32 vs M32-IP vs M32 LIVE

Wrong, they have the same preamp from the Midas Pro1.

Contributor - Level 2

Re: M32 vs M32-IP vs M32 LIVE

Hi is the M32live good for studio recording like the m32? Our suppliers seems getting the m32live only.

Thx

Carlo

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Re: M32 vs M32-IP vs M32 LIVE


@Carlo73 wrote:

Hi is the M32live good for studio recording like the m32? Our suppliers seems getting the m32live only.

Thx

Carlo


@Carlo73 

Hi Carlo, welcome to the forum. 

 

Yes the M32-Live is excellent for studio recording. The only difference from the vanilla M32 is that it has the ability to record to SD cards as well as USB. This is a gain and you do not lose anything.

Contributor - Level 2

Re: M32 vs M32-IP vs M32 LIVE

Hello. Thanks for replying. But instead of the sd recording card can i get an adat card?

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Re: M32 vs M32-IP vs M32 LIVE


@Carlo73 wrote:

Hello. Thanks for replying. But instead of the sd recording card can i get an adat card?


@Carlo73  

You could buy one as an option. e.g. X-ADAT Expansion Card . Maybe a dealer would supply an X32 with the X-ADAT card as a package if you ask them.

Contributor - Level 2

Re: M32 vs M32-IP vs M32 LIVE

Thanks again. At least i know that the M32live can be used in the studio for track recording like the M32.

Best regards

Carlo

Contributor - Level 1

Re: M32 vs M32-IP vs M32 LIVE

Hi I Wesley Allen

Im the A1 at a mid sized church here in Atlanta Ga we have 3 m32 consoles and I was wondering if they can be converted to m32 live's in some way. Through firmware or hardward card or a combination of the 2.

thanks