Frankfurt, Germany (April 6, 2011)–Roland Systems Group has introduced the M-480 Digital Mixing Console at Musikmesse, aimed at broadcast, event production, house of worship, education, government, and corporate applications.
The M-480 V-Mixer features 48 mixing channels and 6 stereo returns for a total of 60 channels. Bussing provides 16 auxiliaries, 8 matrices and full support for Mono, Stereo or LCR 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 route any input to any output without going through the mixer. Each mixing channel includes 2 stages of dynamics processing, 4-band PEQ, and delay. Dedicated 4-band PEQ, limiting and delay are available on every output.
The console features rapid recall of setups/scenes, 25 – 100mm motorized faders, a high- res color screen, and dedicated channel strip knobs for all bands of EQ, as well as Pan and Gain. Effects processing includes six dual-mono effects processors as well as 12 31-band GEQs. Built-in stereo recording/playback uses uncompressed WAV files via USB flash drive.
The M-480 has a Cascade function, allowing two units to be connected together enabling a 96-channel mixing solution. The two connected consoles share AUX/Matrix/Main/Solo buses with bi-directional communication.
The two 40-channel assignable output patchbays are used with the M-48 Personal Mixing system and with the new R-1000 48-Track Recorder/Player. The R-1000 can be used as a multi-channel recorder or player, for live multi-channel capture or virtual soundchecks, backing tracks, and training.
The M-480 V-Mixer integrates with PCs via its Remote Control Software for additional control or sending/receiving setup data allowing users to prepare channel setups and configurations before arriving at the venue. When connected via USB, it allows independent control of the M-480.
The M-480 supports V-LINK/MIDI Visual Control for synchronization with video equipment. Used in combination with the Roland V-1600HD Multi-Format Video Switcher enables an “audio follows video” setup ensuring that audio levels are raised when and associated video source is live.
The desk will make its North American debut at NAB Booth #C4345 in Las Vegas, Nevada April 11 – 14, 2011.