Today at the Infocomm show, Roland Systems Group added to its extensive V-Mixing System lineup by introducing the new M-300 Digital Mixing Console. The M-300 V-Mixer is a 32-channel console that possesses many of the powerful features and extensive benefits of the award-winning M-400 V-Mixer but in a very compact format.
The M-300 Mixing Console provides a third console choice in the growing V-Mixing System lineup that also consists of Digital Snakes, Personal Mixing and Multi-Channel Recording. Its size and affordability allows smaller to mid-sized venues to replace their analog consoles with a digital mixing solution. The M-300 Live Mixing Console is ideal for any event production, houses of worship, schools, government and corporate applications.
The M-300 V-Mixer features rapid recall of setups, 17 – 100mm motorized faders, an 800 x 480 color screen, and knobs for EQ, Pan, and Gain. The M-300 has 32 mixing channels and includes digital patch-bays, built-in effects processors, 8 Auxs, 4 Matrices, 4 DCA’s, 4 Mute Groups, built-in stereo recording/playback and support for LCR configurations.
This fully digital system is built on REAC (Roland Ethernet Audio Communication) and eliminates the bulk and noise susceptibility typically associated with analog snakes and replaces it with cat5e (Ethernet/LAN) cable. It is easy to use and sets up in minutes by plugging in one lightweight cat5e cable from a choice of Digital Snake stage units (up to 80 inputs) making it ideal for portable applications and corporate events.
The system generates superior sound quality by converting analog inputs to 24-bit digital streams at the stage end via high-quality mic preamps located near the source. The VMixing System then secures the quality of audio signal throughout the complete system path en route to the M-300 V-Mixer, back to any outputs and on to limitless split positions.
The 40-channel assignable output split can be used with the powerful M-48 Personal Mixing System and the Multi-Channel Recording options from Cakewalk. For existing M- 400 or M-380 owners, the M-300 is ideal of an addition monitor or broadcast/record position.
The intuitive interface applauded in the M-400 has been retained in the M-300 making it easy to learn and easy to use. Novice users will also appreciate the on-board help system.
The M-300 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.
Roland Systems Group’s breakthrough V-Mixing System along with this new M-300 V-Mixer is the answer to high-quality live digital audio control and distribution and represents a new level in affordability, configurability and convenience.
See the M-300 live at InfoComm 2010 booth #C7102
REAC (Roland Ethernet Audio Communication) is the audio transport protocol developed by Roland to meet the Pro-Audio market’s need for a point-to-point 24 bit/ 96kHz, low latency digital audio transport for live sound use and commercial applications. The REAC protocol is capable of transmitting 40 channels of 24bit / 96kHz audio over inexpensive Cat5e cable and can be easily split using standard gigabit switches making it easy and very cost effective to have lossless all-digital splits of the stage audio for FOH, monitor, broadcast and recording locations. Products using REAC technology are installed today in many venues and have been used for high profile events worldwide.
More information: www.rolandsystemsgroup.com/m300