Roland M-200i V-Mixer Compact Digital Mixer

32-channel Digital V-Mixer with 17 x Motorized Faders, 8 x Aux Channels, 24-in/14-out Physical I/O, Extensive Onboard DSP, and Roland's REAC Connectivity Onboard
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Roland's V-Mix Technology for Any Stage or Studio!

The Roland M-200i V-Mixer digital mixing console packs a highlights reel of features from the full-sized V-Mix series boards into an impressively compact and affordable 32-channel format. A combination of an iPad-based GUI and real hands-on hardware control, the M-200i makes setting up effects and processors a breeze, without overshadowing its basic functionality with superfluous gimmickry. In fact, you don't even need to own an iPad access all of the M-200i's deepest functions, thanks to its extensive controls and onboard LCD. And since it comes equipped with a REAC expansion port, it's easy to add digital snake, integrated recording, and personal mixing systems to your Roland M-200i V-Mix console.

Roland M-200i V-Mixer Digital Mixing Console at a Glance:
  • Fully loaded digital mixing console with all the onboard functionality you could ask for
  • Add an iPad to to your rig and get instant touch control over your effects and processors
  • Roland's flexible REAC connectivity lets you expand your rig to fit any live venue or studio
Fully loaded digital mixing console with all the onboard functionality you could ask for

With 17 motorized faders, eight auxiliary buses, four matrixes, eight DCAs, 24 physical inputs, and 14 physical outputs, you can't help but be impressed by the basic overall capability of this awesome mixing console. Nonetheless, Roland designed the M-200i to be extremely easy to master, following a logical function layout and a top-level controls for all of its basic routing and mixing functions. A series of buttons down the left side lets you use the faders to set up each of the eight aux sends, allowing you to quickly dial in monitor mixes and media feeds. There's a brilliantly simple master control section as well (complete with a high-visibility LCD), which makes setting up effects and processors easy as well. And speaking of onboard effects and processors, wait till you get your hands on the M-200i's phenomenal DSP - prepare to kiss your outboard processors goodbye!

Add an iPad to to your rig and get instant touch control over your effects and processors

Even before you connect your iPad to the Roland M-200i, you've already got more hands-on controls and top-level functions at your command than you'll find on two or three average mixing consoles combined. Unlike most mixer/iPad hybrid systems, which rely far too heavily on the iPad for overseeing delicate functions, the Roland M-200i strikes a perfect balance between the iPad's multi-touch navigation capabilities and its own tactile controls. With an iPad, you can store and recall scenes quickly, tweak the mix as you walk the venue, and even set up monitor mixes from onstage. You can also use your iPad to navigate to (for example) one of your channels' PEQ parametric equalizers, select one band's frequency parameter, and then control it with a physical encoder via the M-200i's Touch and Turn function.

Roland's flexible REAC connectivity lets you expand your rig to fit any live venue or studio

Despite its not inconsiderable collection of bells and whistles, easily the most powerful and flexible thing about the Roland M-200i is its support of the Roland Ethernet Audio Communication protocol, or REAC for short. Using an everyday Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable, REAC lets you add remote inputs and digital snakes such as the S-1608 or Roland's M-48 personal monitoring systems, both of which are also available at Sweetwater. And if you're running Cakewalk's SONAR Producer DAW, then you even have the ability to record live multichannel audio right from your M-200i V-Mixer, making it a wonderful studio board as well.

Roland M-200i V-Mixer Digital Mixing Console Features:
  • Versatile 32-channel digital mixing console with Roland V-Mixer technology onboard
  • 17 x motorized faders give you fantastic tactile control and visual feedback as you mix
  • Extensive top-level controls make this board incredibly easy to navigate on the fly
  • 24 x physical inputs and 14 x physical outputs provide extensive routing options
  • Powerful integrated DSP for every channel (and master section) provides all of the effects and processing you need
  • Advanced wired/wireless iPad integration lets you control every important aspect of the M-200i remotely and with the full benefits of a large multitouch display
  • Integrated iPad dock lets you keep your iPad in the optimal position as you mix
  • Touch and Turn function lets you select a parameter with your iPad and then use a physical knob on the M-200i to control it
  • REAC port provides expandability options including multi-channel playback/recording, personal monitoring, and up to 40 x additional input and 40 x additional output I/O
Discover the power of Roland's V-Mix technology with the 32-channel M-200i digital mixing console!

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Tech Specs

Type Digital
Channels 32
Inputs - Mic Preamps 16 x XLR
Inputs - Line 6 x TRS
Inputs - Other 2 x RCA
Outputs - Digital 1 x AES/EBU
Outputs - Main 2 x XLR
Outputs - Direct 6 x XLR, 4 x TRS
Aux Sends 8
Data I/O Ethernet
Computer Connectivity 1 x USB
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
Talkback Yes
Height 7.8125"
Depth 19.3125"
Width 19.375"
Weight 21.1 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number M-200i

Customer Reviews

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Roland M 200i digital mixer

My First Roland Digital Mixer was a VM3100 Pro many years ago. The sound of this mixer for a digital mixer led me to many years of great results using the Roland VM 7200 series. Considering when these were released and also using the Yamaha O2R, O1V96, O3D I was always appreciative of the VM 7200 features, flexibility, and sound so much so it was not until the M200i did I seriously look at the new Roland Pro A/V series. For my purposes, the integration of iPad and m200i are very strong attributes as well as a great sounding little mixer with many very useful features. For live applications up to a 4 separate monitor mix and up to 32 inputs using the S3208, it is a little beast! With the power of REAC and 2 m200is, along with a 3208 and 4000D ( or applicable router), now you have 32 inputs, and 8 separate monitor mixes all with graphic EQs. With the VM7200 (all cards installed) system I would have 6 monitor mixes, 6 send/return efx buses, as well as an assortment of insert chains for special instrument treatments. My wish list for a m200i big brother short of the M5000/M5000C would be, more dsp, onboard M48 control, additional REAC ports, 24/96 capability (I/O boxes S4000-3208, 1608, 0816, 4000D, and 2416 are 24/96 capable) and a center channel. In closing, for many applications, stand alone the m200i delivers a great sound and plenty of sculpting options. Add some of the I/O options and you start down a very work horse feature set. When I have over 4 separate monitor mixes, I use a Midas M32. When I need to utilize all the M32s dsp for FOH, once again the m200i along with the madi bridge and Midas M32 and DL16s, you have input of 32 Midas pres (of which I am very happy using the 3208 pres), output madi to Roland REAC, now you have an 8 separate monitor mixer with the m200i...and beautifully controlled from FOH with an iPad next to your Midas M32, or of course hands on in monitor world at 24/48. Tasks within its I/O and feature set, this has been my favorite mixer to use. I also do a one-man midi (sequenced) show which utilizes either a Roland 5080 or Integra7. The m200i really shines with its user assignable fader setup, onboard inputs, quick access to control features, and most of all...sound quality I would describe as warm and clean with character. For Cakewalk users especially, a great way to get I/O and added value to your recording setup. In this price range and feature set, size and flexibility...the m200i has my vote.
Music background: Keyboards, Recording and Live Engineer

Amazing Mixer!

I have used many of the newer digital boards in the $2000.00-$4000.00 range. Presonus, Mackie, Behringer, Yamaha, and more. This mixer sounds better than all of them and much better than the price would suggest. There are mixers that do more than this one (More aux sends, efx busses etc) for less money. However, where this board shines is the sound of the preamps and effects. I have extensive experience with Presonus and Mackie digital boards with many live shows on both of them. Even non musicians come up regularly that have heard me mix on other boards and tell me it it night and day better with the Roland. The sound is very warm and full yet clear but not harsh. The low end sounds very natural, more like a pro analogue console. It doesn't have the all known blah stale cheap digital board sound. This mixer is a step up on the other boards in this category. It has tons of routing options and is easy to use. In addition I have used the ipad software of all of the other mixers in this price range and the roland ipad app is also the best. You can control your mix with the little screen but I do not recommend it as it is way to small. You could in an emergency though. It was made for use with the ipad app because the control is real time and seamless. The faders and buttons feel much better than the x32 which feels like a toy to me. Very sturdy heavy metal chassis as well . This is a pro mixer in a small powerful package.
Music background: Pro FOH and studio engineer

The best board at this price point!!

I have been using this board for about 9 months now and wanted to offer up my review. I run numerous special event facilities for a mid sized university and get to work with several digital boards between the facilities. Of the three boards (Yamaha, PreSonus and Roland) this board is by far away the best sounding and easiest to use of the bunch. The sound quality of the pre-amps is outstanding and noticeable improvement over the PreSonus board. There is also a tremendous amount of gain headroom on both the analog input as well a separate gain control for the digital snake inputs. What I like most about the board is how intuitive it is. My litmus test for a good piece of gear is if I can sit down and begin using it out of the box without having to dig through the manual first. When paired with the iPad App, this board excels in intuitiveness. Not only is everything where you expect it to be, but the most frequently used controls appear on numerous screens of the app which all but eliminates bouncing between screens, thus lightening your work load. Unlike the PreSonus boards, the Roland board and iPad app are interfaced and show adjustments in real time. If you increase the fader on the iPad app, the motorized fader moves on the board. Move the fader on the board and the fader on the app moves. Another bonus of this board is that you are able to use a USB wifi stick to create your wifi network so no computer is required. This really helps cut down on set up time should take the board to a remote site. I do have two minor criticisms. First of all, Roland didn't include an attachment for a work light. While the board is lit up nicely, you still need to be able to see your channel strips to be able to read who is assigned where. It seems like this is a silly omission for the small cost to add it in. Secondly, the board occasionally disconnects itself from the ipad when docked as well as when on wifi. I think this has more to do with the iPad trying to automatically update email, apps etc. When it goes to update, it disconnects the iPad from the board. ( I have been able to significantly reduce my disconnects by turning off automatic updates. )I feel this is the best board on the market at this price point and highly recommend it.
Music background: Audio Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Musician.


I felt the need to right this review because I have seen no reviews thus far. I am a long time Mackie user (and don't get me wrong there analog boards are great) but I was looking to get into a digital board. My first digital board was the Presonus 16-04-02. Over all I thought it was a good board and the sound was ok. I needed more sends, and being an on stage sound man/musician I didn't care for the fader locate button. If you forgot to locate them after a sound check with an I-pad all your work was lost. So for those reasons I started looking in a different direction. My drummer found this board and once I started looking at the specks it looked like it was just what I was looking for, although I was a bit nervous not finding many reviews online, So I ordered one up. Now let me prepare you a bit. This is not a board for someone that has no patients or someone that is not....let say a techy :-) Thus far I've spent about 15 hours, yes I said 15 hours getting the board set to work in my situation. That is a 4 piece band, 4 singers, 4 in ear stereo monitors. The first shot at running the board was at a practice and was geared only to dial in the monitor mixes. This is where it gets good. It was apparent almost immediately to everybody that the sound was crystal clear, I would dare to say as close to hi-fi as your going to get in an iem. One thing I found strange (in a good way) is that right out of the box, with no EQ on anything yet is how phenomenal the sound is. The Presonus board to a lot of work to get it sounding as good as it did and it wasn't even close to the sound from this board. I've only owned this board for three days now but I am so far very impressed with the flexibility and sound of the board I'm very much looking forward to getting it to a show and giving it a work out. When I do I will update this review. Now for the Bad. A few things I didn't like. There's no port on the board for a work light. and the buttons on the board are not back lit. You will for sure need some kind of a light if you plan on mixing with the surface controls. I've found so far I do most of my work with the I-pad. Its super easy to keep track of where you are and it just works awesome. Overall this is a complicated , very deep mixing board with huge potential. If your willing to spend the time to learn the board you will be greatly rewarded with the best sound your ears have ever heard. I almost forgot. The REAC output. I couldn't find much info on this so I was unsure if it would work for me. I run Cubase 7 On a PC laptop to record. It plugged right in and worked like a champ.
Music background: 30years musician/soundman
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