Roland Introduces Compact M-5000C Live Mixing Console

Newest Model in the M-5000 Series Features Roland O.H.R.C.A. Platform
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Roland’s Professional A/V division announces the M-5000C Live Mixing Console, the newest addition to the company's growing line of O.H.R.C.A.-based consoles. Measuring less than 30 inches (74 centimeters) in width and weighing 70 pounds, the compact M-5000C is designed for use in theaters, portable churches, OB trucks/vans, touring, or any application demanding power and flexibility in a small footprint. 

The M-5000C offers a 96kHz sampling rate, 72-bit summing bus, newly designed, discrete analog circuitry and redundant power supply. In addition to 16 inputs and 8 outputs on the console, the M-5000C also features two expansion interface slots that can accommodate REAC, Dante, MADI, Waves SoundGrid® and other XI-Series expansion cards.

Control includes a 12-inch color touchscreen, 20 channel faders in three groups, anchor points, DCA spills, multifunction knobs and buttons, and a user assignable section. Roland states that remote control software for Mac and Windows that extends the user interface beyond its built-in GUI—resulting in flexible organization of critical pages or meters on external monitors—will be available soon.

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The Open High Resolution Configurable Architecture (O.H.R.C.A.) provides a mix engine of 128 freely definable audio paths; open audio architecture supporting Dante, MADI, Waves SoundGrid, and REAC audio protocols; and audio delivery over video using SDI, DVI and SFP cabling. Built-in REAC ports support seamless integration from the console for multitrack recording/playback, Roland M-48 personal mixers, and I/O box choices to fit any need, all at high-resolution 24-bit 96kHz. 

The M-5000C will be available in Q4 from authorized Roland Resellers. 

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