Singing Gospel Through the Roland M-200I Digital Mixer

Posted on: 26 February 2013

I have been a sound technician in the music industry for over 35 years now. Recently, a good friend of mine asked me if I would help him hook up some new equipment in a local church that he goes to. He's always been a big fan of gospel music and he told me they have a vocal group that he would like to record and manage. The church had a fairly good sized budget for new equipment upgrades, and they allowed him to pick up two Roland M-200I digital mixers. When I showed up at the church last weekend to help him set everything up, I was very impressed with the features on these Roland M-200I digital mixer boards. For starters, if they ever wanted to expand the system out with more channels to cater to larger singing groups, they could pick up a REAC port. It gives you an additional 40 outputs for multi-channel playback and recording capability. Also featured on these mixers is a 31 band equalizer and a built-in sound effects system with several different styles of echo and reverb. The price on the unit is actually quite affordable, too. Because the church does a lot of business with a local music store, they were able to get both of them for just a little over three grand a piece. Share