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Roland Releases Free Software Update

  • Roland Systems Group has released free software updates for all V-Mixers, as well as the S-4000RCS used for stand-alone applications with other mixing consoles.
  • These new updates feature a new function for M-48 Personal Mixers called “Engineer’s Monitor” that lets the engineer have a local M-48 that can instantly become a “mirror” of any musician's M-48 on the system allowing a whole new level of musician and engineer interaction.

Roland says that any M-48 in the system can now be nominated as the “Engineer’s Monitor” and is placed with the engineer at FOH or Monitor position. When the engineer chooses any of the other M-48s in the M-48 listing on the V-Mixer or in the S- 4000RCS software, the settings for the selected musician’s M-48 are instantly transferred to the M-48 assigned to be the “Engineer’s Monitor”. This enables the engineer to hear and adjust the musician’s M-48 mix right from their local M-48. The engineer can also choose “monitor only” to simply hear the musician’s mix but not make any adjustments.
In addition, the V-Mixer and the RCS software can see, in real-time, the settings of the analog control settings on the M-48 including, Bass, Treble, Limiter, Aux-in and Ambient Mic. The engineer can quickly adjust their local mixer’s settings to match the settings on the musician's M-48 for an exact duplicate mix.

For higher-end touring and session musicians and engineers, this allows for easy expansion of monitor sends on any console by adding M-48s for additional musicians. The growing popularity of stereo in ear monitors has quicklyconsumed the available aux busses on most mixers. The M-48s become a new tool for engineers to create additional and more personalized mixes all with a very comfortable workflow for both them and the musician.The updates have been posted to Roland Systems Group website and are available for the complete Roland V-Mixer line as well as the S-4000RCS software that uses the S-MADI REAC to MADI Bridge or Digital Snake to control the Personal Mixing System when used with any other console.

The software updates can be downloaded at Select “Systems Updates” and choose the V-Mixer model or S-4000 to access the respective update.

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