What is it? A 40-channel, 25-Bus digital rack mixer for both live and recording applications. Details Offering 16 programmable Midas preamps, FireWire/USB audio interfacing and iPad/iPhone remote control, the X32 Rack combines high-quality analogue I/O with powerful digital connectivity plus processing for 40 channels, 25 buses and up to 152 signal sources. Every parameter of a mix can be adjusted directly on the X32 RACK through its 800 x 480 graphic UI or remotely controlled via the XControl PC/Mac application, XiControl app for iPad/iPad Mini or XiQ app for iPhone/iPod Touch. The 16 Midas-designed mic preamps provide a full complement of inputs, and with its dual AES50 ports, X32 Rack can support up to six S16 digital snakes for extensive I/O connectivity. 40-Bit floating-point digital processing offers “unlimited” dynamic range, no internal overload and near-zero overall latency. The design also incorporates eight powerful stereo FX engines coupled with “ultra-flexible” routing options, a high-resolution, 5” colour TFT for easy viewing of workflow components and parameters plus powerful scene management functions for convenient handling of complex productions. And another thing… File storage and uncompressed stereo recordings can be made via a USB type-A connector which also accommodates show presets and system updates.