M-380: 48-Channel Rack-mountable Digital Mixing Console

The most powerful rack-mountable digital mixing console

Features

M-380
The M-380 is a complete 48 channel digital mixing system compacted into a rack-mountable footprint. The complete system incorporates a digital snake and mixing console in one integrated system. The M-380 is a member of the V-Mixer lineup which includes the M-480, M-400, M-300 and the M-200i. To find out more about how each model compares see the V-Mixer Comparison Chart.

m380_rack_04M-380 Main Features
  • Configurable digital snakes with high quality, remotely controlled mic preamps on stage;
  • Cat5e distribution that is light weight, low cost and without the high frequency losses inherent in analog snakes;
  • A 48-channel Mixing Console with 18 buses, 8 matrices, channel and bus DSP, 4 stereo FX processors, 4 graphic EQs, built-in stereo recording and playback, and built in multi-channel split port;
  • Up to 40 channels of limitless digital splits over Cat5e for monitor/broadcast positions, personal mixing and/or PC recording without the need for any audio interfaces;
  • full compatibility and interchange of projects with the M-400 V-Mixer;
  • RS-232 control for integration with remote devices such as wall or podium touch panels; and
  • Rack-mountable size.
The M-380 is ideal in a number of applications
  • Boardrooms & conference rooms - Install the M-380 into an A/V rack control it remotely by a touch panel using RS-232. Perfect for large boardrooms with many microphones and audio sources.
  • Schools - Install the M-380 in a rolling rack case and move the M-380 from the auditorium to the cafeteria or the gymnasium.
  • Portable churches - The M-380 offers a high channel count in a small and highly transportable package. Event set-up is quick and easy with simple Cat5e connections from the Digital Snakes on stage to the M-380.

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Easy to Use
The M-380 V-Mixer is designed to be fast and intuitive to use for the beginner or the experienced professional. It features dedicated knobs and buttons for all console functions, 13 touch-sensitive moving faders, onboard Help, large - bright TFT LCD display and Cat5e connectivity for low cost installation and truly portable systems.

m380_rack_05Outstanding Sound Quality
The M-380 is a complete digital solution maintaining 24-bit audio from the stage to the splits and back to the stage. Preamps on stage provide the highest possible sound quality and intelligibility. Cat5e snake eliminates the high frequency losses inherent in analog snakes. Onboard digital processing, channel DSP and routing eliminate any chance for buzzes from extra cabling and analog to digital conversion losses. Built-in 24-bit recording provides lossless capture of live events. The Digital Split allows lossless transmission to monitoring, recording or broadcast positions. Bus and Main LRC return over Cat5e enables a complete digital signal path back to the stage.

Powerful Digital Benefits
Instantly change from event to event with 300 Scenes for total recall of all mixer, effect and routing parameters. Password level access provides only the relevant controls for any particular type of user. PC software allows loading/saving setups as well as real-time control. Libraries provide the ability to for storing custom channel, patchbay and effect settings. Direct to PC recording over Cat5e enables up to 40 channels of direct digital recording.

m380_rs232RS-232 Control
System integrators are able to create control interfaces for the M-380 V-Mixer from industry standard system control touch panels by harnessing the power of the RS-232 connection on the M-380. Users can recall scenes, adjust volume levels, mute channels or groups and control dozens of other mixing parameters. The M-380 can be discreetly installed in a hidden rack with all control happening from the interface designed by the system integrator.

Aditional Features

  • Support for Revolutionary Personal Mixing with the M-48 Live Personal Mixer
  • Support for Left-Center-Right (LCR) sound system configurations
  • Vintage Effects
  • Real-time Analyzer
  • Enhanced Parametric EQ ability
  • Intuitive User Interface
Support for LCR Sound Systems
Support for LCR Sound Systems
The LCR (Left-Center-Right) mode is supported. Simply enable the LCR mode in the system configuration to activate this feature.
Support for Personal Mixing and Monitoring
Support for Personal Mixing and Monitoring
The M-380 V-Mixer can be used to setup, configure and control multiple REAC-enabled M-48 Live Personal Mixers. The M-48 represents a breakthrough in professional personal monitoring and mixing.
Vintage Effects
Vintage Effects
Access some of Roland’s legendary vintage effects within the M-380. Original sounds used by engineers the world-over extends the range of live expression.
GEQs Can be Switched to PEQs
GEQs Can be Switched to PEQs
Any existing 31-band Graphic EQ can be switched to an 8-band Parametric EQ. The Real Time Analyzer enables a quick look and instant adjustment of the acoustic characteristics of a venue.

Vintage Effects
Roland has been a leader in creating some of the world's most popular effect processors. Included in the M-380 are six perfectly emulated popular and classic vintage effects.

Space Echo - RE-201
Space Echo - RE-201
The world’s standard in tape echo effect. Spring Echo is also emulated perfectly.
Stereo Flange - SBF-325
Stereo Flange - SBF-325
Employs 3 Flangers and 1 Chorus. Supports Stereo Inputs.
Dimension D - SDD-320
Dimension D - SDD-320
The studio standard - Dimension. Also supports multi-button mode.
Digital Delay - SDE-3000
Digital Delay - SDE-3000
The standard Digital Delay of sound reinforcement and recording. Can be used by two channels for dual mono effect.
Phase Shifter - SPH-323
Phase Shifter - SPH-323
Dual channel Phaser employs LFO. Also possible to link two units modulation.
Digital Reverb - SRV-2000
Digital Reverb - SRV-2000
The standard in Digital Reverb with a accurately modelled EQ character.

m48_standSupport and management of multiple M-48 Live Personal Mixers for the ultimate in monitoring environments
For the performing musician wanting the best possible sound quality and flexibility in their individual stage mix, the M-48 Live Personal Mixer offers control over 40 audio sources that can be easily managed in 16 assignable stereo groups. Configurations are straightforward with the ability to control, save and recall all connected M-48s from an M-400 or M-380 V-Mixer allowing the FOH engineer to assist in setup and mixing. The use of IEMs (In-Ear Monitors) dramatically reduces the amount of sound picked up by stage microphones. It also eliminates feedback while providing superb sound quality for both live performance and recording.

Optional Accessories
Note: The accessories listed below are not available through Roland Systems Group and are provided for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective manufacture for ordering details.
M-380 Labeling Template
M-380 Labeling Template


Use this PDF label template to print labels for your M-380 unit onto standard 8.5"x11" sticker or magnetic laser/inkjet paper. One page contains enough for one unit.


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.

Configuration Examples
Although numerous configurations are possible, here are a few of the more popular ones. Click on a thumbnail to see the corresponding diagram. The M-380 and M-400 V-Mixers can be interchanged.
Basic M-380 V-Mixing System (26x18)
Basic M-380 V-Mixing System (26x18)

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Standard M400 V-Mixing System (42x26)
Standard M400 V-Mixing System (42x26)

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Expanded M-380 V-Mixing System (58x26)
Expanded M-380 V-Mixing System (58x26)

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M-380 V-Mixing System with Expanded Outputs (50x34)
Standard M-380 V-Mixing System with Expanded Outputs (50x34)

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Redundant M-380 V-Mixing System (42x16)
Redundant M-380 V-Mixing System (42x16)

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Example Split Configurations
Standard M-380 V-Mixing System with Analog Breakout
Standard M-380 V-Mixing System with Analog Breakout

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Standard M-380 V-Mixing System with Personal Mixing
Standard M-380 V-Mixing System with Personal Mixing

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Standard M-380 V-Mixing System with M-380 Monitor/Broadcast Position
M-380 V-Mixing System with M-380 Monitor/Broadcast Position

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Standard M-380 V-Mixing System with SONAR V-Studio 700 REAC Recording
Standard M-380 V-Mixing System with SONAR V-Studio 700 REAC Recording

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Large M-380 V-Mixing System (74x26) with Personal Mixing, SONAR V-Studio Recording, M-380 Monitor/Broadcast Position and Analog Breakout
Large M-380 V-Mixing System (74x26) with Personal Mixing, SONAR V-Studio Recording, M-380 Monitor/Broadcast Position and Analog Breakout

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Specs

Number of Channels
Number of Channels
48 inputs, 18 buses, 8 MATRIX, 58 out
AD/DA Conversion
Sample Rate
48.0 kHz or 44.1 kHz
Signal Processing
24 bits
Internal processing
Internal processing
56 bits
Frequency Response
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8)
-2 dB / +0 dB(20k ohms load, +4 dBu) * Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz or 44.1 kHz * Input Connector: CONSOLE INPUT (Pad: ON, Input gain: +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
PHONES jack
-3 dB / +0 dB (40 ohms load, 130 mW) * Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz or 44.1 kHz * Input Connector: CONSOLE INPUT (Pad: ON, Input gain: +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8)
0.05 % (typ., +4 dBu) * Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz or 44.1 kHz * Input Connector: CONSOLE INPUT (Pad: ON, Input gain: +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
PHONES jack
0.05 % (typ., 40 ohms load, 130 mW) * Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz or 44.1 kHz * Input Connector: CONSOLE INPUT (Pad: ON, Input gain: +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Dynamic Range
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8)
110 dB (typ.) * Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz or 44.1 kHz * Input Connector: CONSOLE INPUT (Pad: ON, Input gain: +4 dBu)
Cross Talk@ 1 kHz
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (1 to 8)
-80dB (Pad: ON, Input gain: +10 dBu, typ.) * Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz or 44.1 kHz
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8)
-100 dB (typ.) * Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz or 44.1 kHz
Nominal Input Level (Variable)
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (1 to 8)
-65 to -10 dBu (Pad: OFF) or -45 to +10 dBu (Pad: ON)
STEREO IN jacks (L / R)
-18 to 0 dBu
TALKBACK MIC IN jack
-50 to -10 dBu
Pad
Pad
20 dB ON / OFF
Input Impedance
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (1 to 8)
14 k ohms
STEREO IN jacks (L / R)
10 k ohms
TALKBACK MIC IN jack
41 K ohms
Non Clip Maximum Input level
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (1 to 8)
+8 dBu (Pad: OFF) or +28 dBu (Pad: ON)
STEREO IN jacks (L / R)
+18 dBu
TALKBACK MIC IN jack
+8 dBu
Nominal Output Level
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8)
+4 dBu (Load impedance: 10 k ohms)
Output Impedance
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8)
600 ohms
PHONES jack
100 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8)
10 k ohms or greater
PHONES jack
8 ohms or greater
Non Clip Maximum Output level
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8)
+22 dBu (1 kHz, 10 k ohms load)
PHONES jack
150 mW + 150 mW (1 kHz, 40 ohms load)
Residual Noise Level (IHF-A, typ.)
-88 dBu (All faders: Min) -80 dBu (Main Fader: Unity, Channel faders: Unity only one CONSOLE IN channel, Preamp gain: Min) -61 dBu (Main Fader: Unity, Channel faders: Unity only one CONSOLE IN channel, Preamp gain: Max) -73 dBu (All faders: Unity, Preamp gain: Min, S-1608 + S-4000S-3208, Total 48CH) -41 dBu (All faders: Unity, Preamp gain: Max, S-1608 + S-4000S-3208, Total 48CH) * Input 150 ohms terminate * Output Connector: CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8) * Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz or 44.1 kHz
Equivalent Input Noise Level (E.I.N.)
-126 dBu (Main Fader: Unity, Channel faders: Unity only one CONSOLE IN channel, Preamp gain: Max) * Output Connector: CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8) * Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz or 44.1 kHz
Network Latency
2.8 mS (typ.) *1 * Total System Latency of audio signal from S-1608 inputs to outputs via M-380's REAC ports (A or B). * Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz
Connectors
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (1 to 8)
XLR-3-31 type (balanced, phantom power)
TALKBACK MIC IN jack
XLR-3-31 type (balanced, phantom power)
STEREO IN jacks (L / R)
RCA phono type
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8)
XLR-3-32 type (balanced)
PHONES jack
Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
DIGITAL OUT jacks x 2
Optical type, Coaxial type
Optical type, Coaxial type
RJ-45 EtherCon type
RS-232C connector
9-pin D-sub type
MIDI connectors (OUT/THRU, IN)
5-pin DIN type
USB connectors
USB Type A and Type B
Display
800 x 480 dots Wide VGA backlit TFT full color screen
Power Supply
AC 115 V, AC 117 V, AC 220 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption
75 W
Accessories
Power Cord
Size and Weight
Width
482 mm
19 inches
Depth
231 mm
9-1/8 inches
Height
551 mm
21-11/16 inches
Weight
14.0 kg
30 lbs. 14 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Road Case for M-380 (available from Wilson Case)

M-380 Road Case

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Multi-Channel Live Recording Solution for V-Mixing System

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