» ChurchGrip Episode 12: Roland M-48 Personal Mixers

By - January 28, 2011 - 12:07 America/New_York

I wanted to give a review of the Roland M-48 mixers after we have been using them for a few months. Included in this episode is some of the training issues converting musicians from Aviom mixers.


Roland M-48 Personal Mixers
Roland S-MADI Interface

Gear Used:

  • Reaper 3.75 Mac 64bit
  • Blue Snowball USB Mic
  • Shure SRH840 Headphones
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    1. Gabe Terrado says:

      Hi Rick, obviously it’s been 3 years since you posted this. We are currently building a new worship center in the San Diego area and we will be going with an IEM system. I’ve been aware of the M48 since 2013 and the features and functionality really appeal to me. Are you and your worship teams still happy with the M48? Have you experienced any issues that you care to share?

      We will be using a Midas Pro2 for our FOH. I am aware of a way to integrate the Midas to REAC via the Klark Teknik DN9650 to Roland S-MADI in order to convert from AES50 to MADI to REAC. Have you heard of any issues in trying to integrate these components?

      Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

      • Rick Russell says:

        The M-48 are great and we are still using them at 2 of our campuses. We recently have made a shift for our in-ears and started using Aux busses off our Pro2 consoles and giving the band iPads to control their mix. The Pro2 app works well and you can lock them to their mix. On a Pro2 we do 10 ears mixes, 4 stereo and 6 mono. We then use the matrix channels as auxes for the effects sends. On stage we do wireless IEM packs or wired packs. The cost per musician is the same or a little less and we seem to have happier band members.

        If you want to stick with the M-48 setup the 9650 should work great to get Madi into the S-MADI module. We have a 9650 with the version 1 Dante card and I was not happy with that, but the new 64 channel card should have those issues resolved.

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