Roland has introduced the M-5000C digital mixing console, which follows the launch of the M-5000 console earlier this year.
Measuring under 30-in (74cm) in width and weighing 32kg, the compact M-5000C offers all the flexibility and power of the M-5000 console but in a smaller footprint – making it suitable for touring, broadcast, theatre and live performance.
The M-5000C will make its debut to the European market at the forthcoming IBC Exhibition (Amsterdam RAI, 11-15 September 2015).
Using the same O.H.R.C.A (Open High Resolution Configurable Architecture) platform as the M-5000, the M-5000C delivers 128 freely definable audio paths, expandable protocols and multi-format I/O choices, all at 24-bit / 96kHz sound quality.
This open audio architecture supports Dante, MADI, Waves Sound Grid, and REAC audio protocols, as well as audio delivery over video using SDI, DVI and SFP cabling.
Along with a 96kHz sampling rate, the M-5000C has a 72-bit summing bus, newly designed, discrete analog circuitry and redundant power supply. In addition to 16 inputs and 8 outputs on the console, the M-5000C also features two expansion interface slots that can accommodate REAC, Dante, MADI, Waves SoundGrid and other XI-Series expansion cards.