V-Mixing System Overview



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The V-Mixing System is a powerful live audio production solution built on four components.

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The cornerstone of the V-Mixing System starts with your choice of V-Mixer Live Digital Mixing Console. These are powerful units providing 32-48 channels of mixing, Main L/R/C outputs, 8-16 AUX buses, and 4-8 matrices. The design features digital effects processors, on-board recording via USB memory drive and instant recall with motorized faders all with easy and intuitive operation. Learn more >

icon_snake_2Digital snakes couple high quality preamps with REAC technology enabling source signals to maintain pristine sound through the entire V-Mixing System. Roland Digital Snakes are immune to hums, buzzes and general impedance and capacitive losses that plague analog snakes and systems. Enjoy superior clear sound, great intelligibility with minimum latency and the freedom to split or extend your audio sources anywhere. Learn more >

icon_permix_2 The M-48 is the “next generation” live personal mixer that offers musicians the flexibly to control exactly what they want to listen to during their performances. It provides the highest level of sound monitoring quality for both headphones and IEMs (In-Ear Monitors) as well as for wedge and powered monitors. The superb sound quality creates the ideal monitoring environment for live performance and recording as well as studio applications. Learn more >

icon_record_2Multi-channel recording and playback is accomplished with reliability and stability using the dedicated R-1000 48-Track Recorder/Player. Alternatively, Cakewalk’s SONAR, when used with the ground-breaking REAC driver, provides the most comprehensive blend of live multi-channel recording with post-production functions such as mixing, mastering and delivery. Capture up to 40 channels of audio using a Cat5e/6 cable connected to the network port on a PC.Learn more >

logo_reacThe backbone of the V-Mixing System is based on REAC – Roland’s Ethernet Audio Communication transmission protocol for low latency, high quality digital audio transfer. Products using REAC technology are installed today in many venues and have been used for high profile events worldwide. REAC’s 24-bit, 40x40 channel protocol delivers pristine digital audio via lightweight, inexpensive and easy to install cable (Cat5e). REAC technology is immune to externally induced signal quality degradation or hums and buzzes typically found in analog systems. You have more freedom in cable placement resulting in lower cost and better sounding. Learn more about the power and benefits of REAC >

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Although numerous configurations are possible, here are a few of the more popular ones. Click on a thumbnail to see the corresponding diagram.
Standard M480 V-Mixing System (42x26)
Standard M480 V-Mixing System (42x26)
This system supports typical mid-sized live event applications. Two S-1608 for I/O enable a total of 32 inputs and 16 outputs on the stage with 10 inputs and 10 outputs at the console.

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Expanded M-480 V-Mixing System (58x26)
Expanded M-480 V-Mixing System (58x26)
This system supports a larger live event applications. An S-4000S-3208 and S-1608 for I/O enable a total of 48 inputs and 16 outputs on the stage with 10 inputs and 10 outputs at the console.

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M-480 V-Mixing System with Expanded Outputs (50x34)
Standard M-480 V-Mixing System with Expanded Outputs (50x34)

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Live Monitoring System
Live Monitoring System
Expanded system for mixing live stage. Flexible I/O setup is possible by using four S-0808s. Using four M-48 and M-480, the V-Mixing System can be used as a monitoring system for any live application.

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Audio Installation for Hall/Church
Audio Installation for Hall/Church
A setup of two S-0808s on the stage and an S-4000S on the side of the stage can support a variety of events. An M-480 at the FOH (front of house) position connected to a PC can be remotely controlled through a wireless LAN using a tablet PC.

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Cascade System
Cascade System
Cascade connection enables up to 96 mixing channels by connecting two M-480s via a single Cat5e/6 cable. Master console shares Main/AUX/Matrix/Solo buses of Slave Console. A large format mixing system can be configured with minimum footprint.

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Example Split Configurations
Standard M-480 V-Mixing System with Analog Breakout
Standard M-480 V-Mixing System with Analog Breakout
This system supports mid-sized live event applications that also require an analog breakout ability for a recording or broadcast split.

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Expanded M-480 V-Mixing System with Personal Mixing
Expanded M-480 V-Mixing System with Personal Mixing
This system supports large-sized live event applications. Connect as many M-48 Personal Mixers as dictated by the number of musicians. Two digital snakes provide 48 stage inputs and 16 outputs with 10 ins and 10 outs at the console.

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Standard M-480 V-Mixing System with M-380 Monitor/Broadcast Position
M-480 V-Mixing System with M-380 Monitor/Broadcast Position
This is a standard setup that also includes a split to a monitor location that can in turn have additional inputs/outputs connected.

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Standard M-480 V-Mixing System with SONAR V-Studio 700 REAC Recording
Standard M-480 V-Mixing System with SONAR V-Studio 700 REAC Recording
This standard setup includes a split to a multi-channel recording ability with SONAR V-Studio - all possible via a single Cat5e/6 cable connected to the network port on a PC.

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Broadcasting System
Broadcasting System
Use the M-480 for mixing TV/radio broadcasts along with recording direct preamp splits via a parallel connection using the R-1000 and SONAR REAC Recording System. Using the Roland S-MADI bridge, the sound is sent to an OB van using MADI format. The S-4000D enables easy splitting and distribution of the audio.

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Multi-Channel Recording/Playback System
Multi-Channel Recording/Playback System
The R-1000 not only records multi-channel audio but can also play back 48 channels in combination with a V-Mixing System or other digital consoles using MADI. This enables playing backing track and rehearsing/training without theband present. The SONAR REAC Recording System enables multi-channel recording simultaneously.

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