NEW ROLAND CONSOLE SUPPORTS DANTE
Roland has announced its support for Audinate’s Dante audio networking as an optional expansion card in its new M-5000 live mixing console.
The Dante solution addresses the need from system integrators, consultants and audio professionals who want to interconnect digital audio products, Roland says – and supporting Dante in addition to REAC, MADI and Waves SoundGrid positions the mixer as one of the most openly networked audio consoles on the market.
“We are excited to be working together with Audinate in offering Dante connectivity to our users,” says Roland’s US vice president John Broadhead. “The Roland pro audio lineup is one of the most comprehensively integrated audio solutions available and with the ability to now integrate with Dante networks, it delivers an enormous amount of power and flexibility to our clients.”
The M-5000 sits on Roland’s new OHRCA platform, which stands for Open, High Resolution, and Configurable Architecture. The company says it delivers definable audio paths, supports multiple audio format protocols, and provides 96kHz sound quality throughout the system. The internal mix architecture is not fixed and can be freely defined within a range of up to 128 input or output channels or busses, allowing the operator essentially to ‘build’ a console to suit the application. Each path can be used as a mixing channel, aux, matrix, subgroup buss or mix-minus buss in any input/output configuration.
“We have been working closely with Roland for some time now, and the culmination of the new Roland M-5000 live mixing console with Dante networking will be extremely well received in the market,” says Audinate CEO Lee Ellison. “Dante offers the most extensive portfolio of networked products in the pro audio market and we are thrilled to welcome Roland into the Dante family.”
The Roland M-5000 along with the Dante expansion card will be available early in 2015.
Source: media release
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