NAMM 2019 Video: Roland announces VR-1HD AV Streaming Mixer

This streaming mixer arms content creators with real-time engagement.

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Roland Pro AV has introduced the VR-1HD AV, a streaming mixer designed for content creators looking to improve audience engagement.

This handy portable device has numerous features geared towards talents who double up as their own operators or directors. The three Auto Switching Modes are prime examples. As its name suggests, the Video Follows Audio mode sets the camera to switch to whoever’s speaking into their mic. Next, the Beat Sync Switching mode switches camera inputs in tandem with a musical tempo. And finally, in the Auto Scan mode the VR-1HD switches between sources randomly or in order, at a preset rate.

The streaming mixer is no pushover in the audio department either, featuring equalisers, compressors, gates and reverbs, as well as Roland’s popular Voice Transformer technology for real-time effects. If you’d rather use pre-recorded sounds, these can be recalled via USB memory with the push of a button.

In terms of inputs, the VR-1HD has three HDMI ports that accommodate HD and computer resolutions up to 1080p. There’s also two XLR mic inputs and an analogue line input. Check out our video above to learn more.

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