M-300 V Mixer
Roland Systems Group has launched the M-300 digital mixing console – the third in the V-Mixer series. The 32-channel console possesses many of the features of the M-400 V-Mixer but in a more compact format.
Among the feature boasted by the M-300 are rapid recall of setups, 17 100mm motorised faders, an 800x480 colour screen and knobs for EQ, Pan, and Gain. The V-Mixer also includes digital patch-bays, built-in effects processors, eight auxs, four matrices, four DCAs, four mute groups, built-in stereo recording and playback and support for LCR configurations.
The fully digital system is built on Roland Ethernet Audio Communication (REAC) and reportedly eliminates the bulk and noise associated with analogue snakes by replacing it with cat5e cable. The plug-and-play system can be connected up to Digital Snake stage units making it ideal for portable applications. Analogue inputs are converted to 24-bit digital streams at the stage end via mic preamps located near the source. The V-Mixing system then secures the quality of audio signal throughout the complete system path en-route to the M-300, back to any outputs and on to limitless split positions. The 40-channel assignable output split can be used with the M-48 Personal Mixing System and the Cakewalk Multi-Channel Recording options. The mixer integrates with PCs via its Remote Control Software for additional control or the exchange of setup data when preparing channel setups and configurations before arriving at the venue.
The Japanese manufacturer has also unveiled the new MVS-12 Multi-Viewer/Switcher which groups and displays up to 12 SD video signals to a single HD or RGB monitor. The MVS-12 eliminates the need for individual preview monitors, combining 12 SD inputs into one LCD display. In addition to the Multi-Viewer function, the MVS-12 has a built-in Matrix Switcher allowing up to 12 video sources to be routed to up to four separate outputs such as separate rooms, screens or web-streaming devices for live broadcasts. Featuring HDMI and RGB multi-viewer outputs, the MVS-12 can be controlled via Ethernet, RS-232C and MIDI.
Finally, the S-0808 Stage Pocket has been designed for installations requiring clean configurations, flexible storage of the S-0808 digital snake, Cat5e Ethercon ports, power and customised A/V port configurations. It slides in and out of a nesting frame that firmly secures it for use while in the pocket and can be placed on stage or near the audio source. Adjacent to the S-0808 well is a panel for up to 12 common A/V production connectors and a raceway for AC power. The orientation of the interior frame as well as the steel Lid Bezel assembly can be reversed to allow the AC power or storage well to be on the other side of the S-0808.
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