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Digital mixing boards with a PC intaerface

I am currently in the market for a digital mixing board that has a computer interface
the one that has my interest is the
Roland VM-7200. the reason I like this board
is it links to the computer through an R-bus
connection from what I've read they are basically PCI cards. does anyone Know or use this board that could give me some insight good or bad or other suggestions


Member Fri, 03/14/2003 - 10:47
I don't know about the Roland product but I am using the Event EZbus. I've been using it mostly for recording a single source and I've gotten excellent results. If you add a lightpipe card you can record 8 sources. You can record only 2 via USB.

The unit is built like a tank and I really like the two mike pre's that come with it and the
A/D converters are pretty good as well. There is a lot of routing options. If you want to record a lot of mic sources you will have to invest in additional pre's.

I have used it as a control surface on Sonar with decent results. The directions for the interface is light. I didn't find their help staff all too helpful but did push through any issues.

If you are a song writer or track a single track at a time I give it the thumbs up. It really depends on what kind of expandability you are looking for. If you are looking for a control surface get the one that works best with your software.

If high qaulity sound is the priority you are looking at the whole signal chain (Pre's, Dynamics, EQ, and A/D conversion) Alot for a single package.

Good Luck!

Member Fri, 03/14/2003 - 14:51
The Roland's have had issues. They are dropping the price and soon the mixers will be discontinued. If I may, since we are helping people here, go to the website and do a search. Also on google's pro board.

If you want to buy a board with dated technolgy that can be used to control future DAW software, look at the Mackie D8B. There are always some used on, Digibid, or E-bay.