PRO1 is easy to configure and operate. Engineers who are new to MIDAS digital can relax, enjoy the PRO1’s sample-synchronous audio quality, and mix from well within their comfort zone. Engineers already familiar with MIDAS can just load their existing show file straight into the PRO1, regardless of which MIDAS digital console it was created on, and carry on working. PRO1 is a standalone mixing system, having 24 MIDAS PRO Series microphone inputs on the rear of the frame. The 6 AES50 ports can be used to access up to a further 144 inputs and 144 outputs on a MIDAS network by connecting additional hardware. NB: The PRO1 can mix 40 inputs simultaneously, but up to 168 inputs and outputs can be controlled and routed via the AES50 network. In addition to the PRO1’s 40 primary input channels, PRO1 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 PRO1’s internal FX processors, or as additional mic channels, if sufficient mic inputs are available on the I/O hardware.