Roland joins Friends of Mine

Roland Systems Group products took centre stage with their appearance at this year’s Friends of Mine Festival in Cheshire.

Having grown from club nights in Manchester, Liverpool and London, the festival has now expanded to the fields of the Cheshire countryside.

Paul Nicholson, who runs Salisbury based Midas ProSound and Red Square Audio, was asked to manage the audio systems across the four main FOM Fest stages. As a longstanding Roland user and dealer, Paul decided to use the festival to put the new M-480 digital console through its paces in a live environment. The M-480 is a central unit in a full V-Mixing System with a new mixing engine, which can be integrated with Roland’s Digital Snakes, Personal Mixing and Multi-Channel Recording solutions.

Nicholson commented: “The Roland V Mixer range offers both engineers and rental companies a highly flexible superb sounding solution, with a host of features only found on consoles that cost 4 or 5 times as much. I have been personally using their consoles for the last four years and we have sold dozens into all areas of the industry, every one of which has performed flawlessly. Reliability is such an important factor to consider when specifying consoles and we have had zero issues since we began using Roland products. I also like the 4 second boot up time, which is a godsend when someone inadvertently pulls the power or the generator packs up! The consoles did a sterling job at FOMFEST and we had nothing but compliments from all the engineers and bands. I would like to thank Roland for their support at this years’ festival and we shall certainly be using Roland consoles again at FOMFEST 2012.”