RSG Releases Software Update to the Flagship M-480 V-MixerFrankfurt Germany – March 21, 2012 - Roland Systems Group (RSG) has released a new firmware update (V1.5) for their popular M-480 V-Mixer console. This firmware update comes only six months after a previous firmware release demonstrating a continued commitment to supporting users of V-Mixer Consoles. The M-480, like the M-400, M-380, and M-300, is the central component in a V-Mixing System with integrated Digital Snakes, multi-channel recording and the world’s finest personal mixing system.
With a growing number of V-Mixing System installations in Theater and Broadcast markets, Roland Systems Group engineers have packed this free update with significant features that assists this user group including:
• Increased number of DCA’s from 8 to 24
• Scene Fade Function
• Increased delay time up to 1.2 seconds for broadcast and large outdoor applications
• Five new effect processors including Multi-Band Compression/Expansion and BOSS digital effect models.
• Second order shelving on Lo and Hi EQ
• Mutually Exclusive LR/C assignment for cross-matrixed linear array speaker configurations
• Delay setting in "samples"
• Monitor dimmer setting
The increased DCA groups to 24, provides new power increasing mixing effectiveness in larger and more complex applications such as theater/broadcast and when using cascaded 96 channel configurations.
Scene Fade function allows channel fader levels to be set to fade smoothly when a scene is changed. Fade time is selectable up to 100 seconds and can be set to on or off for each channel and each scene. This function is ideal for musical and theater applications.
New Delay parameters can now be set up to 1.2 seconds on any input or output channel. This is especially important when longer times are required in video/streaming production or audio time alignment at large venues.
Five new channel effects include Multi-Band Compression/Expansion and four modeled BOSS compact effects including OD/DS series (Overdrive/Distortion), DD-3 (Digital Delay), DM-5 (Delay) and CE-1 (Chorus Ensemble), brings more control and snap to live productions.
The V1.5 update will be available in April 2012 under the M-480 section here: Product Updates.