Manufacturer's new 32-channel M-200i console offers remote control of all key features from anywhere in the venue.
Roland Systems Group has launched the M-200i V-Mixer – a compact 32-channel professional digital mixing console with iPad control.
An iPad app enables remote control of all the key features of the M-200i from anywhere in the venue, including pre-amp control, pan, high pass filters, as well as PEQ and GEQ control. It also lets the user store and recall scenes, adjust compressors and gates, sends on faders and effect editing.
The wireless network is created by plugging a router into the LAN port on the M-200i, or by plugging the Roland Wireless Connect adapter (WNA1100-RL) into a USB port.
The mixer features 32 channels with 17 motorised faders, eight AUX/four Matrix outputs, eight DCAs, along with 24 inputs and 14 outputs on the console itself (expandable up to 64x54 via the REAC port and the Roland Digital Snake technology). The M-200i can also mix in audio sources via USB. A ‘touch and turn’ feature allows the user to touch a particular parameter on the iPad and control it with a physical knob on the console.
The console also includes a REAC (Roland Ethernet Audio Communication) port, which allows for expandability options such as personal mixing, live multi-channel recording or playback using the R-1000 48 track Recorder/Player, as well as recording only via Cakewalk's SONAR software. The REAC port can also expand the number of physical inputs by connecting to one of the Digital Snakes via a single Cat5e/6 cable.
When using the M-200i without an iPad, the console is fully controllable via the built-in LCD screen.
The Roland M-200i is making its debut at the InterBEE show in Tokyo on November 14th, and is expected to be available in January 2013.
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