Based on a new operating platform, the O.H.R.C.A M-5000 provides more adaptability to individual workflow
Germany - The Roland O.H.R.C.A M-5000 live sound digital mixing console will be the star of the show for Roland at this year's Pro Light and Sound (stand 8.0 G54). With a number of M-5000 consoles setup in broadcast, theatre and touring configurations, ready to mix live performances on the stand throughout the show, visitors are encouraged to experience "the unbeatable functionality" of this new console for themselves

Based on a new operating platform from Roland, the O.H.R.C.A M-5000 provides more adaptability to individual workflow than any previous option. The platform, known as O.H.R.C.A, stands for three key concepts: Open; High Resolution; and Configurable Architecture. This combination adapts to

The basis of O.H.R.C.A is that the internal architecture is not fixed to any configuration and can therefore be freely defined within a range of up to 128 input or output channels or busses.

The network options are equally versatile. In addition to two REAC (Roland Ethernet Audio Communication) ports, the M-5000 has two expansion card slots to support a range of system configurations and audio transport protocols such as Dante, MADI, Waves SoundGrid and other formats of the future.

Workflow is above all user assignable, exploiting a 12-inch colour touchscreen, 28 channel faders in four groups, multifunction knobs and buttons, 'selected knob' functions and an entire user assignable section. Displays are bright, colour-coded and highly visible in any light. The built-in GUI is expandable via Mac and Windows remote control software to any portable device.

In the rapidly changing world of live sound, the ability to adapt on the fly is sometimes the difference between a good show and a great show. The new M-5000, on the O.H.R.C.A platform, meets the demand for compliancy that professionals now expect, says the company.

(Jim Evans)

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