Roland Systems Group Unveils New Digital Mixer

Sep 11, 2009 4:19 PM, By George Petersen


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photo of Roland RSS M-380

The M-380 puts 48-channel digital mixing into a compact package.

On the opening day of the IBC show in Amsterdam, Roland Systems Group expanded its V-Mixing System range with the new RSS M-380, a 48-channel digital console that puts all the features and functionality of its M-400 V-Mixer into a compact rackmount/desktop package.

Like the other products in the line, the M-380 incorporates REAC (Roland Ethernet Audio Communication), the company’s proprietary technology for low latency, 40x40, 24-bit digital audio transfers over standard, low-cost, lightweight Cat-5e (Ethernet/LAN) cable. Interfacing with RSS’ series of configurable digital snake stage units with remotely controlled preamps is fast and straightforward and offers the flexibility of up to 40 channels of limitless splits over Cat-5e for monitor/broadcast positions, cue mixing to the M-48 Personal Mix System or Cakewalk multitrack direct-to-PC recording option.

Other features of the M-380 include rapid recall of setups, 100mm motorized and touch-sensitive faders, an 800x480 color screen, and dedicated knobs for EQ, pan and gain. The M-380 V-Mixer has up to 48-channel mixing capability, with digital patchbays, built-in effects processors, 16 aux/mon sends, eight matrices, eight DCAs, eight mute groups, built-in stereo recording/playback and support for LCR configurations.

Roland RSS M-380 screenshot

An 800x400 color display is integrated with soft controls for fast access to features and functions.

Integrating with PCs via its Remote Control Software offers additional control or setup data sending/receiving allowing M-380 users to prepare channel setups and configurations before arriving at the venue. Additionally, RS-232 control permits integration of M-380 functions with remote devices such as wall or podium touch panels for permanent installations.

For more information on the RSS M-380 V-Mixing System, visit

Click here to watch a video highlighting the system’s features. 

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