InfoComm 2012: Roland launches iPad control for M-480

Roland Systems Group has announced the launch of a new iPad application to control its M-480 digital console.

The app, which will be launched at the InfoComm 2012 show in Las Vegas next week, will provide users with practical features, such as the ability to store scenes and edit the Channel Strip (EQ), GEQ and Sends on Fader, as well as control the parameters of the M-480.

Connecting the new Roland Wireless Connect USB adaptor to the M-480 USB port will enable the M-480 to appear on a wireless network so that the iPad can connect to and control the M-480 remotely. Using the wireless LAN to connect, users will then be able to make level adjustments from different locations within a venue, as opposed to being restricted to the position of the console. Furthermore, this dual screen set up can also be utilised radio mic technicians to check each microphone as they are handed out during a live performance, without interrupting the show.

“The success of the iPad as a tool in live audio applications is clear. This dedicated app is an important step in our development of remote controlled applications for operators”, commented Simon Kenning, sales manager RSG UK.

The hardware portion of Roland Wireless Connect is a wireless USB adapter WNA1100-RL, which plugs into the USB port on a Roland product or instrument. In order for the mobile device to communicate with compatible Roland pro audio product, a wireless LAN access point with Internet connection is required.

The beta version of the app will be demonstrated at InfoComm Booth C10308 and is expected to be released in the App Store Q3 2012.

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