November 14, 2012 - by BROADCASTER
Roland Unveils 32-channel iPad Controlled V-Mixer
Roland Systems Group is pleased to introduce the Roland M-200i a compact mixing solution for those who want the flexibility and mobility of comprehensive iPad control fused with the precision of a professional digital mixing console.
The professional Roland M-200i V-Mixer is a powerful addition to the V-Mixing System line-up that includes solutions for live sound with consoles, digital snakes, integrated playback/record and personal mixing.
The iPad app is fully functional on all key aspects of the M-200i mixing and control parameters. It not only contains the typical Preamp control, Pan, high pass filters, and extensive PEQ and GEQ control, it also includes the ability to store and recall scenes, adjust compressors and gates, sends on faders, effect editing, input/output patching/naming and many other controls. This enables complete remote control of a mix from any location in the room.
Wirelessly connect using a router plugged into the LAN port on the M-200i or use the Roland Wireless Connect adapter (WNA1100-RL) plugged into a USB port. Additionally you can connect an iPad using a multi-pin iPad cable included with the M-200i that not only provides wired connectivity but also charges the iPad.
The physical console features a 32-channel architecture with 17 motorized faders, 8 AUX, 4 Matrix, 8 DCA’s, 24 physical inputs and 14 outputs (expandable to 64x54). In addition to the onboard inputs the M-200i can mix in audio sources from the USB port (flash key). If you don’t have an iPad available, the console is fully controllable via the built in LCD screen along with buttons to navigate all the mixing parameters in the M-200i.
Never before has a digital mixing console given this much flexibility, control and accuracy in an iPad along with a tactile control surface.
A very intuitive and precise feature is “touch and turn” that allows you to touch any particular parameter on the iPad and precisely control it with a physical knob on the console.
The M-200i also includes a Roland Ethernet Audio Communication (REAC) port that opens the door to powerful expandability options including multi-channel playback/recording, additional remote physical i nputs, and personal mixing system. The REAC port can expand the number of physical inputs by connecting one of the popular Digital Snakes heads such as the S-1608 – a 16-input, 8-output box – connected via a single, inexpensive Cat5e/6 cable. In addition, the REAC port can provides live multichannel recording using Cakewalk’s SONAR Producer.
For performing musicians wanting the best possible sound quality and flexibility in their monitor mix plus the added benefit of reduced stage noise, the Roland M-200i also supports the very powerful M-48 Personal Mixing System.
The Roland M-200i is making its debut at the InterBEE show in Tokyo on November 14 th and is expected to be available in January 2013.