Roland VR-6HD Direct Streaming AV Mixer

Roland VR-6HD AV Mixer

Roland VR-6HD Direct Streaming AV Mixer

Product Code: VR-6HD

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• Ultra-compact audio/video mixer
• Powerful live production automation
• Built-in streaming encoders
• Record streams directly to an SDXC card
• Six 1080p HDMI inputs

Roland VR-6HD Direct Streaming AV Mixer

With Ultra-compact and filled with innovative Roland AV technologies, the VR-6HD is the ultimate all-in-one solution for everyday business livestreaming events. Offering advanced features and versatile connectivity in a portable, go-everywhere format, the Roland VR-6HD is ideal for corporate meetings, online sales presentations, worship services, and other professional streaming and video capture applications.

Video switching, audio mixing, and LAN/USB streaming encoders are integrated into a single streamlined unit, eliminating the hassle and frustration that comes with connecting multiple devices. And one operator can easily handle all production tasks with minimal study, thanks to the smart interface, deep automation tools, one-touch macro sequencing, PTZ camera control, and more.

High-Quality Presentations Made Easy

The powerful video capabilities in the VR-6HD make it simple to bring professional production values to business streaming productions. Connect multiple cameras and computers via HDMI for different views, and incorporate robotic PTZ cameras to change angles at the touch of a button. Quickly assign and switch among sources on the fly, including live HDMI inputs, presentation decks, still images, and video clips. You can also create custom feeds for live and online viewers by assigning composition layers to multiple buses.

Multiple HDMI Inputs

The Roland VR-6HD supports HDMI—the most common video connector in the world—and you can seamlessly combine six HDMI sources in Full HD with a range of broadcast and cinematic frame rates and color spaces. Built-in scalers with EDID and HDCP support provide easy integration with sources like computers, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, and legacy 4:3 devices.

Integrated Playback of Stills and Video Clips

Enhance events with onboard support for graphics and video playback. Call up still images during transitions between presenters, display graphics, and use PNGs to create dynamic lower thirds. The integrated video player lets you trigger video clips directly from the SDXC card, with no need to connect an external playback device.

Layers and Keyers

Video effects and graphics are must-haves to bring polish and excitement to productions. The VR-6HD’s effects engine features five composition layers that can be assigned to the Program, Sub-Program, and Aux outs, so you’ll always keep audiences engaged. With up to two picture-in-picture windows and one downstream key layer with transparent PNG and external key support, you can manage any creative need.

Assignable Video Outputs

The VR-6HD puts a high-end video matrix at your fingers with three HDMI outputs, a USB-C streaming output, and an ethernet streaming output. Feed program displays, auxiliary monitors, multi-view producer displays, and the online audiences at once, complete with a clean output left over for recording the presentation to an SDXC card.

Professional-Class Digital Audio Mixing

The Roland VR-6HD delivers world-class audio quality with 28 simultaneous channels and Roland’s acclaimed sound mixing features. Comprehensive EQ and dynamics processing is provided on every channel, complete with convenient preset libraries for achieving pro results instantly. Powerful problem-solving tools are also on hand, including audio sync alignment, de-essing, noise suppression, and more. It’s even possible to play back stored audio during streams with quick touches on the panel.

Multi-Channel Audio Inputs and Bluetooth

The VR-6HD offers professional analog audio connectivity with six balanced XLR/TRS combination jacks, high-quality mic preamps, and phantom power. Stereo RCA inputs are available for audio players, electronic instruments, and other line-level devices, and you can mix the embedded digital audio from sources connected to the HDMI and USB inputs. And with onboard Bluetooth, it’s easy to stream wireless audio from any mobile device.

Powerful Mixing Tools

Set up direct control for your most important sound feeds with seven assignable faders. And when you have multiple presenters to deal with, engage Auto Mixing to lighten your load and ensure that the mix between microphones remains balanced. You can set specific inputs to take priority when someone starts to speak, and other audio levels are automatically reduced as needed.

A Mix for Each Audience

Two auxiliary audio buses let you set up unique mixes for a variety of applications. For example, you can feed a monitor system for presenters while livestreaming a specialized mix that’s independent of the in-person program. Versatile routing allows you to freely assign the mix and aux busses to the two stereo XLR outputs, RCA stereo output, USB and stream/record outs, or HDMI outputs.

Shape Your Sound

The VR-6HD combines the full power of the latest digital audio consoles with expansive Roland effects. Four-band EQs and dynamics processing are provided for every input and output, and high-quality reverb is available for music applications and special effects. You also get specialized tools to quickly handle audio issues, like automatic anti-feedback for stage mics and adaptive noise reduction to suppress background noise and hum.

Audio On Demand

With the VR-6HD’s unique Audio Player section and six assignable pads, it’s simple to enhance events with custom sounds. With a quick press, you can trigger sound effects, event announcements, countdowns for e-sports, or theme songs for presenters—the sky’s the limit.

Ethernet/USB Streaming and Onboard Recording

The VR-6HD’s advanced technology makes livestreaming to the most popular platforms smooth and worry-free. With direct streaming over ethernet, computer streaming over USB, and Adaptive Bitrate support, you can deliver high-quality presentations to any audience. And with simultaneous SDXC recording, it’s easy to capture presentations for archiving and distribution.

Secure and Reliable Streaming Over LAN

The VR-6HD’s powerful LAN streaming capabilities allow you to directly connect with Twitch, Facebook, and other platforms without the need for a computer. The Adaptive Bitrate function monitors the quality of the network connection and automatically adjusts the streaming rate to reduce interruptions due to bandwidth issues. An adjustable Safety Delay is also available, allowing you to confidently stream unscripted events and prevent offensive content from being broadcast.

Dual LAN Streaming Destinations

Reach a wider audience by broadcasting to two different livestream channels at once. You can also use a mobile phone with a 4G or 5G data plan as the primary streaming connection or a redundant backup.

USB-C Streaming Up to 60 FPS

Stream to any audience in Full HD to a computer via USB. The USB-C connection offers the same plug-and-play technology as webcams,* so you can begin streaming immediately with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or any platform that can use a webcam as its source.

SDXC Card Recording

With the onboard recorder, you can easily record an event to an SDXC card and provide your client with an H.264 MP4 video file* for their editing and distribution needs. Stereo WAV audio can also be recorded independently for podcasts and other audio-driven media. It’s even possible to capture still images to internal memory from any video output bus and save them to the card for later use.

Take Full Control of Your Productions

Thanks to its well-organized panel and intuitive workflow, even novice operators will feel comfortable using the VR-6HD. Hardware knobs, faders, and buttons offer direct control for essential functions, while the 4.3-inch touch display provides smooth access to deeper parameters and settings. Scene memory, macro, and sequencing features simplify operation even more, letting you pre-program complicated actions and fire them off with simple actions.

Fast Recall of Complex Compositions

Storing and recalling custom looks can be accomplished with just a few button presses. The 32 scene memories and advanced effects engine work together to provide seamless changes, including synchronizing the transition of all composition layers at the program output. The 100 macros go even deeper, allowing you to build and execute complex action lists that include switching, DSK on/off, audio mixing adjustments, PTZ camera movements, and much more.

Sequencing Magic

The VR-6HD’s sequencer makes scene memories and macros even more powerful, letting you perform perfectly timed cues with ease. Up to 1,000 steps can be recorded in the sequencer, and each step can include both presets and macros. Set up your cues ahead of time in the sequence list and trigger them in order for a stress-free production.

Automated Switching and Mixing

When there are many presenters, you need to follow the action and switch audio and video together. The automated video switching and audio mixing features in the VR-6HD make this complicated task simple, greatly easing your workload and creating a smooth experience for the audience.

PTZ Camera Support

Robotic PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras eliminate the need for multiple operators, provide enhanced broadcast-quality coverage, and can be placed in discreet locations thanks to their small size. The VR-6HD features integrated support for select Canon, JVC, Panasonic, Sony, PTZOptics, Avonic, and VISCA-compatible PTZ LAN cameras. Mix and match different brands as you like and operate up to six PTZ cameras simultaneously.

Deep Remote-Control Options

The VR-6HD supports extended workflows with dedicated software apps and a variety of remote devices.

• The free VR-6HD Remote app for iPad connects via Bluetooth, allowing you to wirelessly operate functions at events via a portable touch interface.*
• Use the free VR-6HD Remote Control Software to operate the switcher from a Mac or Windows computer.*
• Connect a USB numeric keypad to control video transitions and other functions.
• Connect footswitches or expression pedals to execute over 100 different switcher commands.
• Trigger start/stop on select third-party recorders over HDMI.
• Set up a tally light with Roland’s Smart Tally or the rear panel hardware connector.
• Seamlessly integrate with system installations via the RS-232 and TALLY/GPIO D-Sub connectors

Video Processing 4:2:2 (Y/Pb/Pr), 8-bit
Number of Video Channels 12 channels
Video Input Formats HDMI IN 1–6
480/59.94i, 480/59.94p, 720/59.94p,
1080/59.94i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/60p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/30p *1
576/50i, 576/50p, 720/50p, 1080/50i,
1080/50p, 1080/25p *2
1080/23.98p, 1080/24p
VGA (640 x 480/60 Hz), SVGA (800 x
600/60 Hz), XGA (1024 x 768/60 Hz)
WXGA (1280 x 800/60 Hz), SXGA (1280 x
1024/60 Hz)
FWXGA (1366 x 768/60 Hz), SXGA+ (1400
x 1050/60 Hz)
UXGA (1600 x 1200/60 Hz), WUXGA (1920
x 1200/60 Hz)
* The refresh rate is the maximum value of
each resolution.
* Conforms to CEA-861-E,VESA DMT
Version 1.0 Revision 11.
* 1920 x 1200/60 Hz: Reduced blanking
* The input interlaced video signal is
converted to progressive video signal by internal processing.
*1 Frame Rate = 59.94 Hz, 60 Hz
*2 Frame Rate = 50 Hz
SDI IN 1–6
720/59.94p *1, *3
720/50p *1, *4
1080/59.94i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/60p,
1080/29.97p, 1080/30p *2, *3
1080/50i, 1080/50p, 1080/25p *2, *4
1080/23.98p, 1080/24p *2
* The input interlaced video signal is
converted to progressive video signal by internal processing.
*1 Output Format = 720p
*2 Output Format = 1080i or 1080p
*3 Frame Rate = 59.94 Hz, 60 Hz
*4 Frame Rate = 50 Hz
Video Output Formats HDMI OUT 1–3, SDI
OUT 1–3:
720/59.94p *1, *4
720/60p *1, *5
720/50p *1, *8
1080/59.94i *2, *4
1080/60i *2, *5
1080/50i *2, *8
1080/59.94p *3, *4
1080/60p *3, *5
1080/29.97p *3, *6
1080/30p *3, *7
1080/50p *3, *8
1080/25p *3, *9
1080/23.98p *3, *10
1080/24p *3, *11
*1 Output Format = 720p
*2 Output Format = 1080i
*3 Output Format = 1080p
*4 Frame Rate = 59.94 Hz
*5 Frame Rate = 60 Hz
*6 Frame Rate = 29.97 Hz
*7 Frame Rate = 30 Hz
*8 Frame Rate = 50 Hz
*9 Frame Rate = 25 Hz
*10 Frame Rate = 23.98 Hz
*11 Frame Rate = 24 Hz
1080/59.94p, 720/59.94p, 640 x
480/59.94p *1
1080/60p, 720/60p, 640 x 480/60p *2
1080/29.97p, 720/29.97p, 640 x
480/29.97p *3
1080/30p, 720/30p, 640 x 480/30p *4
1080/50p, 720/50p, 640 x 480/50p *5
1080/25p, 720/25p、640 x 480/25p *6
1080/23.98p, 720/23.98p、640 x
480/23.98p *7
1080/24p, 720/24p、640 x 480/24p *8
*Uncompressed format (YUY2) and
Compressed format (Motion JPEG) supported.
*1 Frame Rate(USB Out) = 59.94 Hz
*2 Frame Rate(USB Out) = 60 Hz
*3 Frame Rate(USB Out) = 29.97 Hz
*4 Frame Rate(USB Out) = 30 Hz
*5 Frame Rate(USB Out) = 50 Hz
*6 Frame Rate(USB Out) = 25 Hz
*7 Frame Rate(USB Out) = 23.98 Hz
*8 Frame Rate(USB Out) = 24 Hz
Stream and Record formats 720/59.94p *1,
720/60p *1, *4
720/50p *1, *7
1080/59.94p *2, *3
1080/60p *2, *4
1080/29.97p *2, *5
1080/30p *2, *6
1080/50p *2, *7
1080/25p *2, *8
1080/23.98p *2, *9
1080/24p *2, *10
*1 Output Format = 720p
*2 Output Format = 1080p
*3 Frame Rate (Stream/Record) = 59.94
*4 Frame Rate (Stream/Record) = 60 Hz
*5 Frame Rate (Stream/Record) = 29.97
*6 Frame Rate (Stream/Record) = 30 Hz
*7 Frame Rate (Stream/Record) = 50 Hz
*8 Frame Rate (Stream/Record) = 25 Hz
*9 Frame Rate (Stream/Record) = 23.98
*10 Frame Rate (Stream/Record) = 24 Hz
File Format: MP4
H.264, target bitrate up to 20,000 kbps
AAC LC, 16 bits, 48 kHz, stereo, target
bitrate up to 384 kbps
File Format: WAV
Linear PCM, 16 bits, 48 kHz, stereo
Video Player File Format: MP4 (H.264, AAC),
Average bit rate of 20,000 kbps or less, Maximum 1080p60
Still Image Bitmap File (.bmp) Maximum
1920 x 1080 pixels, 24-bit color, uncompressed.
PNG File (.png) Maximum 1920 x 1080
pixels, 24-bit color
JPEG File (.jpg, .jpeg) Maximum 1920 x
1080 pixels, 24-bit color
* It can be stored up to 16 files in the
internal memory.
* It can be exported in the SD Card and
USB flash drive.
* PNG alpha channel supported.
Video Effects Transition: Cut, Mix
(Dissolve/Fam/Nam), WIPE (8 types), SPLIT (2 types)
Composition: PinP x 4 (Square, Circle,
Diamond), Keyer x 4 (Luminance Key, Chroma Key), DSK x 2 (Luminance Key, Chroma Key, Alpha Key,
External Key)
Others: Multi-View (3 types), Flip
horizontal, Flip vertical, Still Image capture, Still Image playback, Output fade (Audio, Video: White or Black),
Test pattern output, Stream Delay
Audio Processing Sample rate: 24 bits, 48
Number of Audio Channels 42 channels
Audio Formats USB STREAM (input/output):
Linear PCM, 24 bits, 48 kHz, 2 ch
Bluetooth (input): Linear PCM, 24 bits, 48
kHz, 2 ch
HDMI IN: Linear PCM, 24 bits, 48 kHz, 2 ch
HDMI OUT: Linear PCM, 24 bits, 48 kHz, 8
SDI IN: Linear PCM, 24 bits, 48 kHz, 2 ch
(Conforms to SMPTE 299M)
SDI OUT: Linear PCM, 24 bits, 48 kHz, 8 ch
(Conforms to SMPTE 299M)
Audio Player File format: WAV (Linear PCM,
16 bits, 48 kHz/44.1 kHz, stereo)
* It can be stored up to 16 tracks in the
internal memory.
Audio Effects Channel Effects: High pass
filter, Echo canceller, Anti-feedback, Noise gate, De-esser, Compressor, 4-Band equalizer, Voice changer,
Delay, Auto mixing
Master Effects: Reverb, 4-Band equalizer,
Compressor/Limiter, Loudness Auto Gain Control, Adaptive Noise Reduction, Low Frequency Cut, 15-
Band GEQ, Delay
Others: Output fade, Test tone output
Common Section Recording Media
SDHC/SDXC card (sold separately)
USB Memory (sold separately)
* SDXC card is required for video recording.
Other Functions Scene Memory (32 types)
Macro Control (100 types)
Sequencer Control
Panel lock function
EDID Emulator
Auto Switching
Auto Input Detect
Smart Tally
Remote Camera Control (Up to 12 units)
External Rec Control
Video Input Connectors HDMI IN 1–6: HDMI
type A x 6
* HDCP Supported
* Multi-format Supported
SDI IN 1–6: BNC type x 6
* Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-
AB), 292M
Video Output Connectors HDMI OUT 1–3:
HDMI type A x 3
* HDCP Supported
SDI OUT 1–3: BNC type x 3
* Conforms to SMPTE 424M (SMPTE 425M-
AB), 292M
Audio Input Connectors Analog:
AUDIO IN 1–6: Combo type (XLR, 1/4-inch
TRS phone), phantom power DC 48 V (unloaded maximum), 14 mA (maximum load)
AUDIO IN 7/L, 8/R: RCA phono type
HDMI IN 1–6: HDMI type A x 6
SDI IN 1–6: BNC type x 6
Audio Output Connectors Analog:
AUDIO OUT 1–4: XLR type
AUDIO OUT 5–6: RCA phono type
PHONES: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type,
Stereo miniature phone type
HDMI OUT 1–3: HDMI type A x 3
SDI OUT 1–3: BNC type x 3
Other Connectors USB HOST: USB A type
(for USB flash drive)
USB STREAM: USB Type-C (TM) (for remote
control from PC and iPad)
Bluetooth: for remote control from iPad
CTL/EXP 1, 2:1/4-inch TRS phone type (for
remote control from foot switch and expression pedal)
TALLY/GPIO: DB-25 type (Female)
(Tally/GPO: 16, GPI: 8)
RS-232: DB-9 type (Male) (for Remote
Live Streaming and Remote Control)
Reference IN/THRU: BNC type * Black
Burst (Sync to frames), Bi-Level, Tri-Level
Audio Input/Output Characteristics
Input Level AUDIO IN 1–6: -64–+4 dBu
(Maximum: +24 dBu)
AUDIO IN 7/L, 8/R: -10 dBu (Maximum:
+10 dBu)
Input Impedance AUDIO IN 1–6: 30 k ohms
AUDIO IN 7/L, 8/R: 7 k ohms
Output Level AUDIO OUT 1–4 (XLR): +4
dBu (Maximum: +24 dBu)
AUDIO OUT 5–6 (RCA): -10 dBu
(Maximum: +10 dBu)
PHONES: 92 mW + 92 mW (32 ohms)
Output Impedance AUDIO OUT (XLR): 600
AUDIO OUT (RCA): 1 k ohm
PHONES: 56 ohms
Residual Noise Level (IHF-A, typ.) -92 dBu
(All faders: Min)
-89 dBu ([MAIN] Fader: Unity, Input faders:
Unity only one AUDIO IN 1 Connector, Analog gain: Min)
-62 dBu ([MAIN] Fader: Unity, Input faders:
Unity only one AUDIO IN 1 Connector, Analog gain: Max)
* Input 150 ohms terminate
* Output Connector: AUDIO OUT 1–4
Connectors (XLR)
-101 dBu (All faders: Min)
-100 dBu ([MAIN] Fader: Unity, Input
faders: Unity only one AUDIO IN 1 jack, Analog gain: Min)
-75 dBu ([MAIN] Fader: Unity, Input faders:
Unity only one AUDIO IN 1 jack, Analog gain: Max)
* Input 150 ohms terminate
* Output Connector: AUDIO OUT (RCA)
Bluetooth Ver 4.2
Profile Support: A2DP (Audio), GATT (MIDI
over Bluetooth Low Energy)
Codec: SBC (Support to the content
protection of the SCMS-T method)
Display Graphic Type, 7″, Wide VGA (800 x
480 dots), backlite LCD (Color/Touch screen)
Power Supply AC Adaptor
Current Draw 3.0 A
Power Consumption 69 W
Operation Temperature +0 to +40 degrees
+32 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit
Dimensions 437 (W) x 304 (D) x 109 (H)
17-1/4 (W) x 12 (D) x 4-5/16 (H) inches
482 (W) x 304 (D) x 109 (H) mm
19 (W) x 10 (D) x 4-1/16 (H) inches
* When rack mount angles are fitted.
Weight (excluding AC adaptor) 5.3 kg
11 lbs 11 oz
Included Accessories Startup Guide
AC adaptor
Power cord
Rack-mount angle x 2
Rack-mount angle mounting screw x 6
Options (sold separately) Footswitch: BOSS
FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: EV-5, EV-30, BOSS FV-
500L, FV-500H
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
* This product is a Class A digital device
under FCC part 15.

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