- O.H.R.C.A represents “Open," “High Resolution," and “Configurable Architecture” by delivering freely definable audio paths, supporting multiple audio formats protocols, plus pristine 96 kHz sound quality throughout the system. The new Roland M-5000 Live Mixing Console is the first product based on O.H.R.C.A opening a new generation of live sound solutions for audio professionals.
The Roland M-5000’s internal mix architecture is not fixed and can be freely defined for mixing channels, AUXs, Matrices, subgroup buses, MIX-MINUS buses within a range of up to 128 audio paths allowing user to create a console structure to suit the needs of the application.
The M-5000 has two built-in REAC ports, plus two expansion card slots for Dante, MADI, Waves SoundGrid, or more REAC ports, as well as future formats. The back panel includes 16x16 analog I/O, 4x4 AES/EBU, a 16x16 USB audio interface, connection for control via an iPad connected or wireless, and control ports including footswitches, GP I/O, RS-232C and MIDI. All of this capability enables the console to see up to 300 inputs and 296 outputs, all at 96kHz and even more at 48kHz.
A flexible workflow is at the heart of O.H.R.C.A and the M-5000 is very responsive. Control includes 12” color touch screen, 28 channel faders in four groups, anchor points, DCA spills, multifunction knobs and buttons, plus a user assignable section. Full functioning remote control software (Mac/Windows) extends the user interface beyond the built-in GUI resulting in flexible organization of critical pages or meters on external monitors.
Pristine 96 kHz audio with world-class mic pre’s built into the console as well as Roland’s extensive digital snake lineup ensures the highest quality of sound end to end. Effects include 4-band PEQs, 8 stereo multi-effect processors of Roland classic vintage and famous Boss compact pedals plus 32, 31-band Graphic EQs. Mains can be configured for 5.1, LCR, LR, plus surround panning and stereo downmix.
The extensive family of the Roland Pro Audio products such as digital snakes, M-48 personal mixing system and Roland R-1000 recording/playback products work seamlessly with the new platform, an ideal upgrade for thousands of existing users.