Musikmesse 2011: Roland Systems Group Announces M-480 Digital Mixing Console, R-1000 Recorder

At the Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, Germany, Roland Systems Group announces the M-480 Digital Mixing Console and the R-1000 48-Track Recorder/Player to its V-Mixing System lineup. The M-480 flagship V-Mixer console is the central component in a full V-Mixing System and provides a premium console choice. The R-1000 is a dedicated recorder/player designed to work with the V-Mixing System in any live event or production or work with any MADI-equipped digital console or environment.

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M-480 Digital Mixing Console

The M-480 is the heart of a V-Mixing System with integrated Digital Snakes, Personal Mixing and Multi-Channel Recording components. The M-480 Live Mixing Console is suited for broadcast, event production, house of worship, education, government, and corporate applications.

The M-480 V-Mixer features 48 mixing channels and six stereo returns for a total of 60 channels. Twenty-seven buses comprise 16 auxiliaries, eight matrices and full support for mono, stereo or L/C/R sound design. With a configurable choice of available digital I/O boxes, the M-480 can support up to 90 inputs and 90 outputs, all fully assignable via the digital patchbay. The patchbay can also route any input to any output without going through the mixer. Each mixing channel includes two stages of dynamics processing, 4-band PEQ, and delay. Dedicated 4-band PEQ, limiting and delay are available on every output.

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R-1000 48-Track Recorder/Player

The R-1000 is a stand-alone, dedicated recorder/player designed to work with the V-Mixing System in any live event or production. Users can also connect and use the R-1000 with any digital console that has MADI output capabilities by pairing it with the Roland S-MADI REAC MADI Bridge. Use the R-1000 as a recorder for live events to capture up to 48 channels of discrete audio all as separate Broadcast WAV files ready to open in a DAW of choice.

As a playback device the R-1000 can be used in live events to play back selected channels to augment a live performance or as a multichannel playback deck in a theater or amusement park application. Sync two units together for a 96-channel recorder/player or sync to video with SMPTE (LTC) or via blackburst.

All files are stored on a removable hard disk drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD). Material can also be transferred via USB to a connected drive.

Virtual Sound Checks are now possible when the R-1000 is integrated with a Roland V-Mixer Digital Console. Using a song previously recorded on the R-1000, simply switch to playback mode when arriving at a new venue and all the sources play back through the appropriate channels on the console. Adjust the preamp gains on the console as you would if the band was live and the R-1000 takes care of the gain compensation. Then set compression, EQ, monitors, and effects. When the band takes the stage you can be confident it will sound the way it did during the virtual sound check.


Find out more about the M-480 Digital Mixing Console.

Find out more about the R-1000 48-Track Recorder/Player.

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