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Dallas City Hall Installs Roland Live Audio Mixers

Console allows city’s production crew to multitask live A/V needs

The Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console, installed at Dallas City Hall.

DALLAS, TX– A/V systems integrator Digital Resources recently installed three Roland M-5000 OHRCA live mixing consoles outfitted with Dante network cards.

DRI has a multi-year agreement to design and maintain Dallas’ City Hall A/V system, including recording every city meeting, which means outfitting several facilities on multiple floors—in addition to the council chambers—for broadcasting. The overall plan created three controls rooms for simultaneous recording, live broadcasting and streaming.

“The video signal paths were pretty clear-cut, utilizing a large matrix router,” explains Tim Davis, DRI’s director of engineering.

For audio, DRI needed to find a way to mix audio from any of the meeting locations in any of the three control rooms. They resolved this by installing a Roland M-5000 with Dante network cards in each of the three control rooms, allowing an operator to gain access to any of the other mixers’ inputs. This allows production staff to set up audio in one control room for a meeting while also controlling audio linked to another Roland console in a separate control room for other meetings.

The Roland M-5000 has 128 configurable audio paths, 24-bit/96kHz resolution, an intuitive user interface with 28 faders, 12-inch touchscreen display and Dante connectivity.