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Roland’s M-5000 Live Mixing Console Is Now Shipping

Roland’s Professional A/V division announces the availability of the brand new Roland M-5000 Live Mixing Console based on the O.H.R.C.A platform.

“We are excited that the Roland M-5000’s first production units are here and shipping,” says Christian Delfino, VP of Sales and Marketing for Roland Professional A/V division. “The M-5000 truly represents a new opportunity in the market for us, and the initial feedback and reception of this new product has been nothing less than positive.”

A celebration was held at the Miyakoda Factory in Hamamatsu, Japan, a few days prior to shipping as the first M-5000 Live Mixing Consoles were delivered off of the assembly line. Mr. Ace Yukawa, President, and Mr. Hinori Kato, Global Sales Manager for Roland Professional Group, were on hand for the celebration. 

The company states that the Roland M-5000 live digital console goes through extensive testing before leaving the factory to the market. Each product undergoes rigorous tests, including vibration, drop, environmental, temperature and humidity, before it leaves the factory. The final test is a “4-week” aging test, which requires the M-5000 to be powered on continuously for four weeks straight.

Kazuhisa Takahashi, GM of Quality Assurance Department at the Miyakoda Factory in Hamamatsu, Japan, says, “We demand higher reliability and quality than specified by each country that we sell our products in. Our internal standards are much stricter compared to those regulated by local laws.”

According to Takahashi and his team, if a unit fails any test along the way, it can’t move to the next process. Only products that have passed the strict criteria will reach the customer’s hands. 

The M-5000 and the extensive list of components and accessories including digital snakes, personal mixing, expansion cards and multi-channel recording options are available for sale through Roland’s Professional A/V M-5000 Series resellers. For a list of resellers in your area, send an email to [email protected], or call 800/380-2580.

For more information on the Roland M-5000, visit

Watch Roland’s Professional A/V video on YouTube: ‘Roland M-5000 Production and Quality Control.’