Roland has announced support for Audinate’s Dante audio networking solution as an optional expansion card in its new M-5000 Live Mixing Console. Supporting Dante in addition to REAC, MADI and Waves SoundGrid positions, the new Roland M-5000 Live Mixing Console and the O.H.R.C.A platform as one of the most openly networked audio consoles on the market.
The Roland M-5000 Live Mixing Console sits on a new platform called O.H.R.CA. This represents “Open,” “High Resolution,” and “Configurable Architecture” by delivering definable audio paths, supporting multiple audio format protocols, plus 96 kHz sound quality throughout the system. The 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 the user to create a console structure to suit the needs of the application.