ROLAND M200i 32 Channel Digital Mixer
The ROLAND M-200i 32 channel digital mixer is a part of the V-Mixer lineup which includes the M-480, and the M-300. To find out more about how each model compares see the V-Mixer Comparison Chart.
With the built-in REAC port, it is easily expanded to include remote I/O simply by adding a Roland Digital Snake head.
ROLAND M200i 32 Channel Digital Mixer
An Award Winning Digital Mixing Console
The M-200i being part of the V-Mixer family means it has award-winning sound quality, operation and expandability – all condensed into a compact body. It is a V-Mixer with 24 analog inputs, 12 analog outputs and stereo digital output (AES/EBU) all built-in to the main unit. It’s ready to perform, out of the box.
Expand further with any other device from the REAC family including Personal Mixers and/or Multi-channel Recorder/Player technology. Inside it is equipped with a fully spec’d 32 channels plus Main LR, 8 AUX, 4 Matrix outputs, along with 8 DCA groups.
It is loaded with four multi-effect processors and four 31-band graphic EQ units which are requirements for any professional live sound production. Other popular functions including WAV recording/playback using USB memory, remote control via PC/Mac, and DAW recording.
Main Product Features
- 32-channel digital mixer (controllable with or without iPad)
- 17 motorized faders, dedicated buttons and knobs for key functions
- 24 onboard inputs and 14 outputs – expandable up to 64 x 54
- Fully featured, comprehensive iPad control for all major functions
- Wireless and wired iPad control (two at same time)
- Easily expandable to include personal mixing and multi-channel playback/record
- Multi-channel recording up to 40 channels
- Equipped with four versatile multi-effect processors – no need for outboard gear
- Highly flexible performance regardless of your operational preferences
- All input channels are equipped with two dynamics processors and a 4-band parametric EQ
- Built-in USB memory recorder for Uncompressed WAV recording
- All functions required for high-end live audio production are included
The iPad App
The flexibility and mobility of comprehensive iPad control fused with the reliability and precision of a professional digital mixing console. Add the powerful and comprehensive iPad app to control the M-200i V-Mixer. Available on the iTunes AppStore.
Accessories for the M-200i
- S1608 Compact Digital Stage Snake
- WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter
- RA-10U Rack Mount
- M-200i Remote iPad App
What Makes the M-200i so good?
Cutting edge hybrid surface that combines an iPad with a physical controller
The iPad functions as a large touch screen display. Use the iPad for intuitive control of effects and other graphical manipulation, while physically controlling the volume with the motorized faders. The advanced “Touch & Turn” surface provides a more convenient mixing environment than ever before by allowing you to touch a control on the iPad and control it with a physical knob.
All functions required for high-end live audio production are included
Comfortable mixing capacity with 32ch inputs + Main/8AUX/4Matrix outputs. Despite its compact size, the M-200i ensures a comfortable 32ch input mix capacity. The output has the full specifications of Main(LR)/8AUX/4Matrix, which supports many mixing applications. Any of the built-in 24 analog inputs, the 40×40 channels on the REAC port, the effect outputs, and USB memory recorder can be assigned to the 32 channels.
Four 31-band graphic EQs – crucial for fine sound correction
Four 31-band graphic EQs are included which are indispensable for live venues. Used together with signal delay on the input channel and output bus, detailed sound adjustments can be easily performed with the M-200i. In a venue where more detailed sound correction is required, four more 31-band graphic EQs can be used by selecting the graphic EQ from the four multi-effects.
Comprehensive iPad control enables even better ways to mix a room
Not just a few functions but comprehensive control – new workflows and ways to mix a room. Remotely control all aspects of the mix from the iPad and enjoy the feeling of superior response and comfortable operation. One of the compelling features the M-200i brings is the comfort of a surface with faders, knobs and buttons so tightly integrated with fully featured iPad screens that go well beyond controlling just a limited set of features. A wireless connection is established by simply attaching the WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter or a wireless LAN access point that in turn allows the user to remotely control the M-200i with the iPad from the stage or any location in the house. Operating the M-200i is not limited by its physical location.
Three types of wireless connections
The M-200i and an iPad can be connected wirelessly by attaching the “WNA1100-RL”(sold separately) dedicated wireless USB adapter or connecting with a wireless LAN device directly. The M-200i can then be operated from a remote location such as the stage or any seat in the house using the iPad. Depending on the situation, the communication method for the iPad and the M-200i can be selected from one of three types: “cable LAN connection,” “wireless LAN connection,” or”Ad-Hoc connection.”
Various methods of recording to fit any venue and application
With REAC, it is a simple setup to enable high quality live multi-channel recording with the M-200i. Connect a computer’s network port via a Cat5e/6 cable to the REAC port and record up to 40 channels directly to “Cakewalk SONAR Producer” DAW software. Edit and mix immediately after the recording. When the R-1000 48-track recorder/player is connected, a full playback and recording environment is enabled for virtual rehearsals, trainings and live capture. This way a fully integrated playback and recording system can be built without using a computer. Use the S-MADI unit to interface into MADI-based recording or broadcast environments. The S-RDK REAC Driver Kit is required for recording to Cakewalk SONAR Producer. The Roland OCTA-CAPTURE, the FA-66, or the VS-700R is required for monitoring.
The backbone of the V-Mixing System is based on REAC – Roland’s Ethernet Audio Communication transmission protocol for low latency, high quality digital audio transfer. Products using REAC technology are installed today in many venues and have been used for high profile events worldwide. REAC’s 24-bit, 40×40 channel protocol delivers pristine digital audio via lightweight, inexpensive and easy to install cable (Cat5e/6). REAC technology is immune to externally induced signal quality degradation or hums and buzzes typically found in analog systems. You have more freedom in cable placement resulting in lower cost and better sounding. Learn more about the power and benefits of REAC.