VS-2480

Digital Studio Workstation

VS-2480
Discontinued

The VS-2480 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 optional CD burning. This revolutionary workstation also boasts 17 motorized faders, a VGA monitor output, plus mouse and ASCII keyboard inputs-taking the V-Studio concept to an entirely new level.

Tracks
Tracks: 24, V-tracks: 384 (16 V-Tracks per each Track)
Sample Rate
96.0/88.2/64.0/48.0/44.1/32kHz *Adjustable range with vari-pitch function, 22.00kHz to 98.00kHz (at 96kHz), 22.00kHz to 50.00kHz (at 48kHz)
Max. Simultaneous Recording/Playback Tracks
Sample Rate 48/44.1/32kHz: [16tr.Rec/16tr.Play(M24, M16, CDR), 16tr.Rec/24tr.Play(MTP,MT1/2, LIV, LV2)
Sample Rate 96/88.2/64kHz: [8tr.Rec/8tr.Play(M24, M16, CDR), 8tr.Rec/12tr.Play(MTP,MT1/2, LIV, LV2)
*Depending on the organization of the song data or the disk drive performance etc., the number of tracks which can be simultaneoulsly recorded or played back may be limited.
Frequency Response
96.0kHz:20Hz to 40kHz (+0dB/-2dB), 88.2kHz:20Hz to 40kHz (+0dB/-2dB), 48.0kHz:20Hz to 22kHz (+0dB/-2dB), 44.1kHz:20Hz to 20kHz (+0dB/-2dB), 32.0kHz:20Hz to 14kHz (+0dB/-2dB)
Projects
200 projects in each partition
Marker
1000 per project
Locator
100 (10 x 10 banks) per project
Scene
100 (10 x 10 banks) per project
Undo/Redo
999 Undo/1 Redo
EQ
4-band (2 schelving + 2 peaking) * Useful simultaneously at up to 48ch in both Input Mixer and Track Mixer
Dynamic Processor
Compressor, Expander *Useful simultaneously at up to 48ch in both Input Mixer and Track Mixer. Compressor+Expander *Useful simultaneously at up to 24ch in Input Mixer or Track Mixer. *If this type is used at Mixer section, Dynamics cannot be used in the other Mixer.
Effects
Max. 8 stereo (One pre-installed + 3 more optional VS8F-2)
Display
320 x 240 dots Graphic LCD (with backlit)
Power Consumption
80W (AC 117/230/240V)
Accessories
Demo CD, PS/2 Mouse, Short Cut Seal, AC Cord
Size and Weight
Width
620 mm
24-7/16 inches
Depth
520 mm
20-1/2 inches
Height
138 mm
5-7/16 inches
Weight
13.4 kg
29 lbs. 9 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Downloads

Brochures & Catalogs

Updates & Drivers

  • VS-2480 System Update Version 2.505 (SMF)

    This is the latest update for the VS-2480(CD, DVD). Please refer to the "VS-2480 Updating.pdf" for the update procedure.

    Note to PC Users:
    If you are having problems sending these files from your sequencer, or if you need a sequencer to send these files, download the PCSMF Update Application located here.

    Note to Mac Users:
    You will need the UPD SMF Update Application if you do not have access to a sequencer program.

  • Control Surface Drivers (PC)

    These are the drivers needed to control popular software programs from the VS-2480.

  • Control Surface Drivers (MAC)

    These are the drivers needed to control popular software programs from the VS-2480.

  • T-Racks VS Plugin Update v1.002 (PC/Mac)

    This is the latest update of the T-Racks Dynamics and EQ Plugins for VS. Please read the NOTE below, as well as the “README!!InstallingPlug-InUpdates.pdf” included in the download folder for the update instructions.

    NOTE:
    The update files that you download and save to your computer from the link above are enclosed in a compressed zip file. These files will need to be extracted from the zip file before you can burn them to a CD.

Support

If you have questions about operating your Roland product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner’s Manuals

Support Documents

  • VS-2480 Owner’s Manual Addendum-Version 2

    This document describes in detail the new version 2 software enhancements for the VS-2480CD and VS-2480HD Digital Studio Workstations. This downloadable full color document describes the features of the new VGA main display, descriptions of the extended mouse and waveform enhancements on the VGA, and new features such as CD Capture and Phrase Parameter functions among others.

  • An Introduction to Recording Your Own CD
  • VS-2480 Phrase Pad Guide

    The new VS-2480 Phrase Pad Guide is now available for download!
    This document describes the new Phrase Sequencer / Phrase Pad functions that were recently added to the VS-2480 in version 1.210 software. The text is taken from the forthcoming revised Owner's Manual for the VS-2480 (currently being written by Roland U.S. Product Support), and gives informative step-by-step instructions for both Realtime & Steptime sequencing of audio phrases within the VS-2480 Digital Studio Workstation.

  • VS-2480 Tip Sheet
  • VS Series Compatible Media Guide
  • VS-2480 Q&A -- Common Questions
  • VS8F-3 Workshop 01: Mastering the Mastering Tool Kit

    This booklet takes you deep into the heart of the VS8F-3’s Mastering Tool Kit, or “MTK,” plug-in, explaining how to produce tight, punchy CDs from your finished mixes. You’ll find detailed explanations of the MTK’s EQ and dynamics processors, and a wealth of advanced tips.

  • VS-2480/VS-2480CD Control Surface Mode Guide

    This document explains the use of the VS-2480 Control Surface Mode.