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Roland is preparing a new live console

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Roland will launch in 2015 a new mixing console for live that will be compatible with the Audinate Dante audio network.

Called M-5000, this new digital console with USB connection is based on the Roland proprietary OHRCA architecture (Open High Resolution and Configurable Architecture), which allows for a free setup of the audio signals (mixing, aux, matrix, sub-groups, Mix-Minus bus, etc. up to 128 channels). This technology also offers a flexible user interface and workflow, with a touchscreen and iPad/Mac and PC remote control, protocole expansion via optional cards, including Dante, or a a choice of multiformat I/O.



  • 28 channel faders in 4 groups
  • Up to 300 inputs at 96kHz or 460 at 44.1 / 48kHz
  • Up to 296 outputs at 96kHz or 456 at 44.1 / 48kHz
  • Up to 128 mixing channels (inputs, mains, aux, sub-groups, matrix, Mix-minus, monitor, comm, osc (2 oscillators available) and headphones)
  • 2 dynamic and EQ processor sections
  • Signal delay on each input and output
  • Channel Link feature
  • Supports 5.1 Surrond and LCR
  • 24 DCA
  • 8 Mute groups
  • 8 stereo multi-effects (digital reverb, delay, multiband compressor, dynamic EQ based on the Roland processors as well as digital and analog distortions and delays based on the Boss effect pedals)
  • 2 Solo systems and Solo in Place
  • 32 graphic and parametric EQs
  • 2 audio analyzers
  • 12” color touch screen
  • Multifunction buttons and knobs
  • Touch and Turn feature
  • User assignable section with 4 encoders and 8 buttons in 3 banks
  • 2 REAC ports
  • 2 slots for expansion cards (Dante, MADI, Waves SoundGrid…)
  • 16 XLR analog inputs and outputs
  • 2 XLR Talkback mic (3 systems supported)
  • 4 XLR AES/EBU digital inputs and outputs
  • 2 1/4” and 1/8” headphone outputs
  • BNC Wordclock input and output
  • MIDI In and out/thru
  • RS-232C on DB-9 connector
  • 2 USB Type A ports to memory and LAN adapter
  • USB type B port to computer
  • 10-pin mini DIN DOCK cable
  • GP E/S on DB-25
  • 2 inputs for 1/4” footswitches
  • 2 XLR LAMP ports
  • 16-channel USB audio interface
  • Records 2 channels (1 stereo) to iPad and USB drive
  • 72-bit internal processing
  • 24-bit / 96kHz AD/DA converters
  • Compatible with the Digital Snakes S-4000S Modular, S-2416, S-1608/S-0816 and S-0808
  • Compatible with the M-48 personal monitoring devices
  • Remote control via iPad as well as Mac and PC with dedicated software/app

The Roland M-5000 is expected during Summer, 2015. Visit for full details.


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