M-300: 32-Channel Live Digital Mixing Console

A powerful and compact digital mixing console

Features



M-300

The M-300 V-Mixer is a 32-channel console that possesses many of the powerful features and extensive benefits of the award-winning M-400 and M-380 V-Mixers - but in a very compact format. The M-300 provides another console choice in the growing V-Mixing System that also consists of Digital Snakes, Personal Mixing and Multi-Channel Recording. Its size and affordability allows smaller to mid-sized venues to replace their analog consoles with a digital mixing solution. The M-300 is ideal for any event production, houses of worship, schools, government and corporate applications. The M-300 is a member of the V-Mixer lineup which includes the M-480, M-400, M-380 and the M-200i. To find out more about how each model compares see the V-Mixer Comparison Chart.

reac_record_042313Multi-channel live recording using SONAR X3 is included with any M-480, M-300 and M-200i V-Mixer registration.

Using the latest V2.0 REAC driver in concert with SONAR X3 (Windows 7/8) enables the direct capture of up to 40 audio channels, all via a simple Cat5/6e cable from a V-Mixer Console or split port to the PC's network port. In addition, SONAR X3 includes a complete DAW feature set. Learn more about Sonar X3. Register your V-Mixer and check the box indicating your interest in the REAC Recording package.

NEW M-300 Version 1.5
Some of the powerful new features packed into this free version update includes a new 31-band mono GEQ, an expanded group of library effects, cross-fade for scene changes and a detailed Recall Filter function that enables you to select which parameters to recall at a greater level of granularity. This new software also supports the Roland Wireless LAN USB Adapter enabling wireless connectivity between the M-300 iPad Control App and the console.

The iPad application is designed to control parameters of the M-300 allowing the user to store scenes and edit the Channel Strip (EQ), GEQ, and Sends on Fader to name a few. Using Wireless LAN to connect, users are able to adjust mixing parameters on stage or around the room, away from the M-300 positioned at the front of house. By connecting Roland's new Wireless Connect USB adapter to the M-300 USB port, the M-300 appears on a wireless network enabling the iPad to connect and control the console.

M-300 Version 1.5 Software Highlights
  • 4 x 31-band mono GEQs
  • New effects added to Effect Library
  • Audio Cross Fade between Scene Changes
  • Channel Screen for each DCA Group
  • New User Account functionality
  • Additional RS-232C commands
  • Supports Roland Wireless USB Adapter and iPad Control App

M-300 Other Features

  • 32 mixing channels, L/C/R outputs, 8 AUX buses, 4 Matrices
  • 4-band PEQ and dynamics on all channels
  • 11 different built-in multi-effects/ PEQ and delay on all outputs
  • 24bit AD/DA for high-quality soundRemotely controllable from a PC
  • Record to /playback from USB flash memory
  • Perfectly integrates with the Digital Snake for simple and high-quality audio transmission, distribution, splits and merging
  • Construct a flexible and powerful system by adding the Personal Mixing System, multi-channel recording and other REAC components
m300_rack_05The M-300 is ideal in a number of applications
  • Boardrooms & conference rooms - Install the M-300 into an A/V rack control it remotely by a touch panel using RS-232.
  • Schools - Install the M-300 in a rolling rack case and move from the auditorium to the cafeteria to the gymnasium.
  • Portable & small churches - The M-300 offers a mid-level channel count in a very compact and highly transportable package. Event set-up is quick and easy with simple Cat5e connections from the Digital Snakes on stage to the M-300.

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Compact, Uncompromising sound and features with impressive mixing capacity in a small package
The M-300 V-Mixer is the ultimate solution for a variety of venues and applications. It provides a substantial mixing capacity of 32 mixing channels, 8 aux buses,  and 4 matrices. The M-300 V-Mixer seamlessly integrates with other REAC devices. The user can directly operate the Digital Snake preamp, control an M-48 Personal Mixer, and set up the I/O for the S-4000M REAC Merge Unit. All of these features are contained in a very compact size and at a weight of 9.8kg (21 lbs 10 oz). The M-300 is the perfect choice for any venue with a limited set-up area, as well as for mobile sound reinforcement. Optional rack rails are also available.

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Powerful Built-in Channel Effects
Equalization of channels and dynamics are the foundation of any great mix. The enhanced sound shaping abilities of the M-300 input channels include 4-band fully parametric EQ as well as gate and compression. A Key-In filter can be used for the Gate/Compressor to enable more expressive mixing. The 4 multi-effects processors can be set to use any of 11 different effects types. In addition to Reverb and Delay, modulation effects such as Chorus and Phaser are also available. The M-300’s busses are also equipped with 8 bands of fully Parametric EQ and Signal Delay on each Aux, Matrix and Main output. The M-300 is fully equipped with all of the sound adjustment tools built-in and ready to go.

EQ Screen Effects Screen

Advanced Control Surface Design
The M-380 and M-400 V-Mixers are highly regarded for their ease of use and the M-300 continues this tradition starting with 17 - 100mm motorized faders. Central to the M-300’s operation is a high-resolution 800x480 pixel color display. Channel Parameters such as Gain, Pan, EQ and Dynamics can be comfortably operated from the Channel Edit section located on the left side of the display. All parameters can be instantly saved and recalled from Scene Memory. The layers of faders can be easily switched with the LAYER button. Faders can be accessed and arranged freely, and saved as a User Layer.

m300_usbUSB memory recorder/player
Record the output of the M-300 Main, assigned AUX bus or MATRIX bus directly to a USB memory drive connected to the built-in USB port. A mix produced with the M-300 can be saved as an uncompressed WAV file, without the need for an external recorder. WAV files on the USB memory drive can also be played back on the M-300 and used for background music/tracks. User settings and mixer data can also be saved to a USB memory drive.

Control remotely using a wireless LAN
By enabling Remote Desktop Connection on a local PC directly connected to the M-300 via the USB, the M-300 can be controlled remotely from another PC using a wireless LAN. A tablet PC can be used to control the M-300 from a remote location. For example, you can be seated in the audience to adjust the house mix during the rehearsal, or stand onstage to adjust the monitor mix while consulting the stage performer. The M-300 enables new mixing possibilities that you could never achieve with an analog console.

m300_rs232Control remotely from a PC
The M-300 can be controlled remotely in real-time from a PC (Windows) connected via the USB port. Mixing functions on the M-300 can be operated directly from a PC by using the M-300RCS dedicated control software which has the same GUI as the M-300 color display. The M-300RCS can also be operated in offline mode, allowing data for various settings to be created in advance and saved to a USB memory drive. When you get to the venue, load the settings and jump right into sound check and rehearsal.

Multi-channel recording to a DAW
Forty channels of 24-bit audio can be recorded directly to a PC (Windows) by connecting a REAC port to the gigabit Ethernet port on the PC via a single Cat5e cable. Audio is recorded as individual WAV files using Cakewalk SONAR and can be mixed after recording using the powerful digital audio tools and effects in SONAR.

V-LINK - Audio and Visual Solution
By connecting the MIDI input/output to the video switcher such as the V-1600HD, V-LINK automatically synchronizes the audio of the M-300 with the visual images allowing “audio follows video”.

The M-300 V-Mixer expands the number of V-Mixing System applications with a compact, highly portable chassis useable in any type of situation. The M-300 builds on the core V-Mixer feature set to represent the highest levels of performance at a breakthrough price.Introducing the M-300 V-Mixer.

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-300 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-300 Labeling Template
M-300 Labeling Template


Use this PDF label template to print labels for your M-300 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.


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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.
Basic M-300 V-Mixing System (26x18)
Basic M-300 V-Mixing System (26x18)

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Standard M-300 V-Mixing System (42x26)
Standard M-300 V-Mixing System (42x26)

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Example Split Configurations
Standard M-300 V-Mixing System with Analog Breakout
Standard M-300 V-Mixing System with Analog Breakout

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M-300 V-Mixing System with Personal Mixing
M-300 V-Mixing System with Personal Mixing

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M-300 V-Mixing System with M-300 Monitor/Broadcast Position
M-300 V-Mixing System with M-300 Monitor/Broadcast Position

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M-300 V-Mixing System with SONAR V-Studio 700 REAC Recording
M-300 V-Mixing System with SONAR V-Studio 700 REAC Recording

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Awards & Reviews

logo_mix_hitThe M-300 was awarded “Mix Certified Hit” by the Mix Magazine staff at InfoComm 2010.  This award is given to top 10 audio products of the show selected by the editors of Mix Magazine. Find out more

Specs

V-Mixer Specifications
Processing
Number of Channels: 32 mixing channels/11 buses/4 MATRIX buses/Up to 92 inputs and 90 outputs when using REAC Devices
AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit/48.0 kHz or 44.1 kHz
Network Latency: 2.8 ms (typical) *
* Total System Latency of audio signal from S-1608 inputs to outputs via M-300's REAC ports (A or B).
* Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz
* Effects : No insert effects
Connectors
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (1 to 4):
XLR-3-31 type (balanced with phantom power)
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (5 to 8):
1/4 inch Phone type (balanced)
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (9 to 12):
RCA Pin type
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 4):
XLR-3-32 type (balanced)
PHONES jack:
Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
DIGITAL OUT jack:
Optical type
REAC port:
RJ-45 EtherCon type x 2
USB port:
Type A x 1, Type B x 1
Remote Connectors:
RS-232C connector: 9-pin D-sub type
MIDI connectors (OUT/THRU, IN): 5-pin DIN type
Other Connectors:
Grounding terminal, AC INPUT connector
Input/Output Characteristics
Frequency Response:
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8): -2 dB / +0 dB (20k ohms load, +4 dBu)
PHONES jack: -3 dB / +0 dB (40 ohms load, 150 mW)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8): 0.05 % (typ., +4 dBu)
PHONES jack: 0.05 % (typ., 40 ohms load, 150 mW)
Dynamic Range:
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8): 105 dB (typ.)
Crosstalk@ 1 kHz:
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (1 to 4):
-80dB (Pad: ON, Input sens: +4 dBu, typ.)
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (5 to 12): -80dB (Input sens: +4 dBu, typ.)
CONSOLE OUTPUT jacks (1 to 8): -100 dB (typ.)
* Sampling frequency is 48 kHz or 44.1 kHz.
Nominal Input Level (Variable):
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (1 to 4):
-65 to -10 dBu (Pad: OFF) or -45 to +10 dBu(Pad: ON)
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (5 to 12): -28 to +4 dBu
Input Impedance:
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (1 to 4): 14 k ohms
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (5 to 12): 10 k ohms
Non Clip Maximum Input level:
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (1 to 4):
+8 dBu (Pad: OFF) or +28 dBu (Pad: ON)
CONSOLE INPUT jacks (5 to 12): +22 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 (Typ., 1 kHz, 40 ohms load)
Residual Noise Level (IHF-A, typ.):
-88 dBu (All faders: Min)
Equivalent Input Noise Level (E.I.N.):
-126 dBu (Main Fader: Unity, Channel faders: Unity only one channel, Preamp gain: Max)
Other
Display:
800 x 480 dots Wide VGA TFT color screen with backlight
Power Supply
AC 115 V, 117 V, 220 V, 230 V, 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption
50 W
Size and Weight
Width:
470 mm 18-9/16 inches
Depth:
483 mm 19-1/16 inches
Height:
195 mm 7-11/16 inches
Height:
9.8 kg 21 lbs. 10 oz.

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Accessories

RA-10U

Rackrails

RA-10U

Rackrails for rack mounting the M-300 or M-200i V-Mixer

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M-300 Road Case

Road Case for M-300 (available from Wilson Case)

M-300 Road Case

Roland M-300 V-Mixer Case: 87-181

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S-RDK

Roland REAC Driver

S-RDK

Multi-Channel Live Recording Solution for V-Mixing System

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