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Roland Systems Group Announces iPad Control For M-480 Digital Console (Includes Video)
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Roland Systems Group has announced a dedicated iPad application to control the Roland M-480 digital mixing console, allowing users to store scenes and edit the Channel Strip (EQ), GEQ, and sends on fader—to name a few.

Using Wireless LAN to connect, the application allows for adjustment of mixing parameters on stage or around the room, away from the M-480 positioned at the front of house.

By connecting Roland’s new Wireless Connect USB adapter to the M-480 USB port, the M-480 can appear on a wireless network enabling the iPad to connect and control the M-480. The hardware portion of Roland Wireless Connect is a simple wireless USB adapter WNA1100-RL that plugs into the USB port on a Roland product or instrument.

“The success of the iPad as a tool in live audio applications is clear. This dedicated App is an important step in a series of logical progressions in our development of remote controlled applications for operators”, states John Broadhead, vice president of technology and communications.

The beta version of the app will be demonstrated by Roland Systems Group at the upcoming InfoComm show in Las Vegas, booth C10308, and is expected to be released in the App Store Q3 2012.

The M-480 V-Mixer offers 48 mixing channels and 6 stereo returns for a total of 60 channels. Bussing is strong with a total of 27 consisting of 16 auxiliaries, 8 matrices and full support for Mono, Stereo or LCR sound design.

With a configurable choice of available digital I/O boxes, the M-480 can support up to 90 inputs and 90 outputs – all fully assignable via the digital patchbay. The patchbay also has the unique ability to route any input to any output without going through the mixer. Each mixing channel includes 2 stages of dynamics processing, 4-band PEQ, and delay. Dedicated 4-band PEQ, limiting and delay are available on every output.

CTW InfoComm 2012 Coverage: Roland iPad App, M480 Update from Mike Sessler on Vimeo.

Roland Systems Group

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