Roland Systems Group Announces Feature Update for the R-1000 Multi-Channel Recorder/Player
Amsterdam – Today at the ISE show, Roland Systems Group announced the Version 1.1 update for the R-1000 – a dedicated 48-track recorder/player for live production.
The R-1000 is an intuitive stand alone, dedicated recorder/player designed to work with the V-Mixing System in any live event or production. You can also use the R-1000 with any Roland Digital Snake System as well as any digital console that has MADI output capabilities by pairing it with the Roland S-MADI REAC MADI Bridge.
A new firmware feature enables playback to be driven by markers, which is ideal for theater applications where you need to play to a set point and then continue playing from that point forward on cue. As well, new functionality includes pan settings for each track when monitoring the sound from the R-1000 itself.
Additional workflow efficiencies have been added including the ability to import multiple projects at one time, copy songs/folders within or between projects, change start time of playback, and change the order of songs in sequential playback mode.
Additional firmware updates support the R-1000RCS (PC/Mac software) including export track name function, RS-232C command controls for track status, and Pre Amp gain control with phantom power on/off.
The R-1000 records superior audio by capturing the converted sound connected to Roland V-Mixing or Digital Snake Systems. Analog inputs and high-quality mic preamps are located close to the source where audio is immediately converted to 24-bit digital streams and sent over Ethernet. Using REAC, the pristine digital audio signal is transferred throughout the complete system path en route to the R-1000 hard drive and then back to any outputs and on to limitless split positions. Using the REAC system for recording provides the highest quality possible not found in any other live multi-channel recording solutions.
As a recorder for live events the R-1000 can capture up to 48 channels of discrete audio all as separate broadcast wave files ready to open in a DAW of choice. As a playback device it can be used in live events to play back selected channels to augment a live performance or as a multi-channel playback deck in a theater or amusement park application. Sync two units together for a 96-channel recorder/player or sync to video with SMPTE (LTC) or via black burst. All files are stored on the included 500GB removable hard disk drive. Material can also be transferred via USB to a connected drive.
The R-1000 48-Track Recorder/Player is the ideal recording/playback solution for any event production, house of worship, education, government and corporate applications.
The R-1000 firmware Version 1.1 will be available for download in February 2012 via the Roland Systems Group’s Website.
To download the new firmware visit www.rolandsystemsgroup.eu and select R-1000.