�LOS ANGELES� Roland�s Professional A/V division has released its new live mixing console based on the O.H.R.C.A platform: the Roland M-5000. The M-5000 is manufactured in Japan and is available through resellers.
O.H.R.C.A.�stands for �Open,� �High Resolution� and �Configurable Architecture.�
The M-5000 has two built-in REAC ports, plus two expansion card slots with seven expansion card option including Dante, MADI, Waves SoundGrid, or more REAC ports, as well as future formats. The back panel includes 16x16 analog I/O, 4x4 AES/EBU, a 16x16 USB audio interface, connection for control via an iPad connected or wireless, and control ports including footswitches, GP I/O, RS-232C and MIDI. All of this capability enables the console to see up to 300 inputs and 296 outputs, all at 96kHz and more at 48kHz.
M-5000 control includes 12� color touch screen, 28 channel faders in four groups, anchor points, DCA spills, multifunction knobs and buttons, and a user assignable section. Remote control software (Mac/Windows) extends the user interface beyond the built-in GUI.
The Roland M-5000�s internal mix architecture is not fixed and can be defined for mixing channels, AUXs, Matrices, subgroup buses and MIX-MINUS buses within a range of up to 128 audio paths.
96 kHz audio with mic pre�s built into the console, as well as Roland�s digital snake lineup, ensures quality of sound. Effects include 4-band PEQs; eight stereo multi-effect processors of Roland classic vintage and BOSS compact pedals; and thirty-two 31-band Graphic EQs. Mains can be configured for 5.1, LCR, and LR, plus surround panning and stereo downmix.
For a behind the scenes look at the console�s production and testing, check out this video.