Los Angeles, CA (August 3, 2015)—Roland’s Professional A/V division announced today the M-5000C Live Mixing Console. The M-5000C is the newest addition to the growing line of O.H.R.C.A.-based consoles from Roland, a line Roland describes as providing “powerful features at an affordable price point.” Measuring under 30 inches (74 cm) in width and weighing 70 lbs (32 kg), the compact M-5000C retains the core signal path and many other features of the flagship M-5000, which Roland says makes it “ideal for theaters, portable churches, OB trucks/vans, touring or any application demanding power and flexibility in a small footprint.”
Along with a 96 kHz sampling rate, the M-5000C has a 72-bit summing bus, newly designed, discrete analog circuitry and redundant power supplies. In addition to 16 inputs and 8 outputs on the console, the M-5000C also features two expansion interface slots that can accommodate Roland’s own REAC, Dante, MADI, Waves SoundGrid and other XI-Series expansion cards.
The M-5000C supports the user configurable workflow at the heart of Roland’s O.H.R.C.A. platform. Control includes a 12” color touchscreen; 20 channel faders in three groups; anchor points; DCA spills; multifunction knobs and buttons; and a user assignable section. Remote control software (Mac/Windows) that extends the user interface beyond the built-in GUI, conceived in part for flexible organization of critical pages or meters on external monitors, will be available soon.
The O.H.R.C.A. (Open High Resolution Configurable Architecture) platform features 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 integration from the console for multi-track recording/playback, Roland M-48 personal mixers, and a plethora of I/O box choices.
The M-5000C will be available in Q4 from authorized Roland Resellers.
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