Roland VR-1HD AV Streaming Mixer - Product Information
The Roland VR-1HD lets you broadcast multi-camera livestreams, complete with professional picture and sound that delivers broadcast quality over standard livestreams from a mobile phone or static webcam. Whether you're a creator, gamer, commentator or presenter, it's the easy way to livestream with high production standards.
The VR-1HD has three HDMI inputs, and each one accepts a variety of HD and computer-based video resolutions. This allows you to connect, switch and stream different sources including cameras, gameplay and even smartphones and tablets without having to think about it. The audio from these sources can be blended with the two studio-quality XLR microphone inputs and dedicated line input. Best of all, as the VR-1HD is designed for live broadcasting, its dedicated controls and top-mounted mic input lets you go hands-free and headset-free while livestreaming.
The VR-1HD has built-in Scene Switching to instantly jump between scenes that contain preset arrangements of layered sources, displayed within customizable inset windows. Set-up the scenes in advance and recall them via the five scene preset buttons, to make your livestreaming way more interesting. Built for complete control without assistance from other people the VR-1HD lets you go it alone with three Auto Switching modes that take the strain once the broadcast begins.
The VR-1HD's Auto Mixing function. Just like having a sound engineer, you can ensure that different audio inputs aren't competing, while also checking that the sound remains balanced. You can even set certain inputs to take priority so when the host starts to speak, the other audio levels are automatically reduced. Audio from your input sources can automatically change when you switch video sources, by engaging the Audio Follows Video function – one less thing to worry about during your livestream.
Professionals use sound equalizers to shape the character of the audio, gates to silence open mics until someone speaks, and compressors to balance out changes in volume when speaking or singing. These tools are all inside the VR-1HD so that everyone sounds their best on air, along with some reverb just in case someone is inspired to sing and needs a little ambience.
Some of the greatest radio and video personalities incorporate a signature soundtrack and sound effects, known as stingers, that become part of their brand and image. The VR-1HD lets you add your own custom sound effects via USB memory, including jingles or even a theme song, and trigger them instantly via the four Audio Effects buttons on the VR-1HD's top panel. Additionally voice changing effects are included added even more color to you program.
The VR-1HD uses the same connection technology as webcams, so just hook up to your computer via USB 3.0 and fire up the live casting or recording software. Then jump straight into a professionally produced, Full HD broadcast on your favorite platform, including Twitch, YouTube or Facebook Live.