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.
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.