Roland VS-2480CD Digital Studio Workstation

Roland Updated: 2009-02-10 RSS
Roland VS-2480CD Digital Studio Workstation

The VS-2480CD 24-track Digital Studio Workstation is the first self-contained recording workstation to offer 24-track/24-bit digital recording with 64-channel digital mixing, onboard effects processing and onboard CD burning. This revolutionary workstation also boasts 17 motorized faders, plus a VGA Monitor Output for software-style control using a mouse and optional ASCII keyboard. Rock-solid hardware with the flexibility of software—that's the new VS-2480CD.

* Self-contained 24-track/24-bit/96kHz digital recording workstation with built-in CD-RW drive
* 80GB hard drive for unprecedented recording time
* 24-track playback; 16-track simultaneous recording with 384 v-tracks
* "Drag-and-drop" control using included mouse; also accepts ASCII keyboard (optional)
* 64-channel, fully automated digital mixer with 17 motorized faders
* Professional-quality connections including 8 XLR/16 balanced trs mic/line inputs
* Dynamics processing and 5-band EQ on every channel
* 2 stereo effects processors (expandable to 8 stereo, 16 mono) including cosm® Mic, Speaker and Guitar Amp modeling, plus Mastering Tool Kit
* 24-voice Phrase Pads for triggering and arranging samples
* New CD Capture function for importing audio and .wav files
* Dual 8-channel R-Bus ports for expandable I/O in a variety of analog and digital formats; smpte and word clock input
* VGA Monitor Output with stellar graphics including mouse-based waveform editing and control

Rip and Burn
The first thing you'll notice about the VS-2480CD workstation is the addition of an internal CD-RW drive. This slimline drive makes it more convenient than ever to back up data and burn music discs. And with the new CD Capture function, you can import audio directly from CD—even parts of a track simply by specifying the In and Out regions.

80GB Hard Drive Standard
Thanks to some creative engineering, Roland is now able to ship the VS-2480CD with an 80GB internal hard drive—that's more recording space than any other workstation on the market! Record an entire album (or two, or three…) without having to worry about running out of time. And even if you manage to fill up the drive, you can always back up to CD-RW.

Enhanced Version 2 Software
With Version 2 software pre-installed, you'll be able to take full advantage of the VS-2480CD's mouse control when using an external VGA monitor. Control track faders and knobs, set dynamics and EQ curves, change mixer routings and cut-and-paste objects with "drag-and-drop" ease. There's even waveform-based editing. This upgraded software truly bridges the gap between hardware- and software-based DAWs.

A Monster of a Studio
The VS-2480CD gives you all the same great features of the immensely popular VS-2480 workstation, including 24 tracks of 24-bit recording, 384 Virtual Tracks and a 64-channel automated digital mixer with 17 motorized faders. The VS-2480CD's two stereo 24-bit effects processors provide everything from COSM Mic and Speaker Modeling to a Mastering Tool Kit. And with R-BUS expandability, you can add 16 additional channels of analog or digital I/O.