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Roland Releases New HS-5 Recording Session Mixer

Published: Mon September 01, 2014  News Feed
The Roland HS-5 Session Mixer is a performer-friendly digital mixer that offers high sound quality, USB connectivity and a range of cutting-edge COSM effects. You can record USB stereo mixes to an USB drive, or connect the HS-5 to a computer, for multitrack DAW recording.

Roland HS-5 Session Mixer

This is a very versatile monitoring solution that gives independent mixing control to up to five musicians, including individual control of the amount of reverb. This is a fantastic product that's ideal for the most diverse situations, such as band rehearsals, jams and recording sessions.

A Personal Monitor Mix for Each Musician
The HS-5 allows every musician in a group to set up their own independent monitor mix using the Mix A thru Mix D switches located in the centre of the unit. Once an overall mix has been decided, musicians can use the My Mix knob to adjust the volume of their own mic or instrument, and they can also add ambience independently with their channel’s Reverb knob. Current settings are clearly displayed with LEDs encircling the knobs, making it easy to check the status while playing. For larger groups, another HS-5 can be connected in tandem to accommodate up to eight musicians.

Four Channels with Guitar/Bass Amp Modelling and Vocal Effects

The HS-5 provides access to guitar and bass amp modelling on four independent channels. This means that players can connect their electric guitar or bass directly into the HS-5 and jam with the same sound and feel as playing through an amp. Vocalists can also experience enhanced, studio-quality sound via the built-in compressor for each mic input. With the intuitive panel controls, HS-5 users can quickly adjust EQ and pan settings and dial in just the right amount of amount of guitar distortion or vocal compression.

Roland HS-5 Session Mixer

Capture Stereo Mixes or Full Multitrack Recordings
By connecting a USB thumb drive to the HS-5's Memory jack, it’s extremely easy to record stereo mixes of group performances for evaluation and sharing. For more advanced production, it’s possible to connect to a computer via USB and record each performer to individual tracks in popular DAW software. This powerful combo creates an incredibly simple and versatile system for creating complete ensemble recordings.

Onboard Metronome for Tight Timing
Timing is essential for rehearsal and recording, and the HS-5 includes a built-in metronome to keep everyone playing together. Just press the dedicated Click/Tap button to start the metronome, and then tap the button at the desired tempo to adjust the speed for the music.

Total Recall for Quick Setup
The HS-5’s snapshot function allows you to save all the unit’s current settings to a USB thumb drive. This lets your entire group resume performances right where you left off—even at a totally new location or a much later date.

Check the Roland HS-5 Session Mixer product page for more details.

*Only one set of HS-5 settings can be stored on a single USB thumb drive. 

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