Roland Updates O.H.R.C.A. Software
Roland has released a new software update, Version 1.1, for the M-5000 O.H.R.C.A. live mixing console.
This new update equips the console with the latest M-48 Personal Mixing management and new GP I/O functions from the built-in 25-pin port on the rear of the console. These new features, coupled with Roland’s O.H.R.C.A. platform, open up new possibilities in control for worship, theatre, broadcast and live production markets.
Roland’s M-48 Personal Mixing System provides 40 channels that are mixed as 16 stereo groups to each musician on stage via a cat5/6e cable and allows each musician to control their own mix. The new Version 1.1 software allows the setup and control of each M-48 on the network directly from the M-5000.
Users can set up two monitor mix zones using REAC A and REAC B ports, which allows a separate set of 40 input sources that can be assigned in 16 stereo groups, providing multiple monitoring mix options without taking up any console resources.
The Engineer’s Monitor function allows the sound engineer at FOH to mirror a monitor mix to a local M-48 at the console from any M-48 on the network, listen to it, make adjustments, and send it back to the musician on stage. Each M-48 can store up to 16 presets that can be recalled from the M-48, and those settings can be associated with scenes on the console, enabling automated memory preset recall of all personal mixers when a console scene is recalled.
Additional Version 1.1 software features include GP I/O control using peripherals such as foot switches or touch panels from contact closure inputs. On outputs, the M-5000 can send up to twelve GP I/O commands for fader, scene recall and user button control, which is highly valued in theatre, broadcast and live production applications.
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