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Running White Noise on Midas M32: A Step-by-Step Guide

Jan 23, 2024

Whether you're sound checking for a live event or troubleshooting audio problems during rehearsals, running white noise through your Midas M32 can be a valuable technique to ensure your sound system is functioning optimally. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of running white noise on a Midas M32 digital mixer step-by-step.

  1. Access the built-in signal generator: On the M32, navigate to the Setup tab on the console's display. From there, scroll to the Devices tab, where you'll find the Signal Generator option.

  2. Set the signal type to white noise: Once in the Signal Generator menu, select the Signal Type drop-down menu and choose the White Noise option. White noise is a random signal that covers the entire frequency spectrum, making it an effective tool for identifying issues within your sound system.

  3. Adjust the white noise level: The Midas M32 allows you to set the level of the white noise signal to suit your needs. For most applications, a level of -50dB is recommended, but adjust this according to your specific setup and preferences.

  4. Route the signal to individual channels or buses: Now that the white noise signal is activated, you'll need to route it to the particular channels or buses you'd like to check. You can either send the signal to individual input channels, or to output buses such as main left and right, front fill, or monitor mixes.

  5. Monitor the white noise: With the signal routed appropriately, you can now listen to the white noise through the channels or buses you've selected, identifying any issues in your sound system that may need attention. Be sure to mute any channels that don't need white noise, as well as turning off any amplifiers connected to the M32 during this process.

  6. Analyze your results: White noise can reveal problems such as feedback, distortion, or uneven frequency response. By running white noise through your system, you can identify and address these issues, ultimately improving the overall sound quality of your live event or performance.

In conclusion, running white noise on a Midas M32 digital mixer is an effective and convenient way to test and optimize your sound system. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you'll be well on your way to achieving the best possible audio performance with your M32 setup.

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