At CESshow 2023, Roland has announced BRIDGE CAST, a professional USB-C audio streaming interface and mixer for online gamers. This customisable desktop hub features dual mixes, vocal transformer effects, music playback, sound effects, and support for a broadcast-grade XLR mic. Powerful onboard DSP handles the audio load, letting the user dedicate their computer’s power to gaming and streaming.
BRIDGE CAST allows gamers to create independent sound mixes for personal monitoring and online streaming. The personal mix can prioritise game audio and voice chat, while the stream mix can be optimised for maximum viewer engagement using sound effects, backing music, and more.
BRIDGE CAST provides dedicated knobs for quick volume control and assignable buttons for muting sounds and accessing functions. A detachable panel makes it easy for users to personalize the faceplate with a team or gamertag design.
A companion BRIDGE CAST app unlocks deeper features, including mic and audio processing, voice transformer settings, Game EQ presets, and more. It’s also possible to re-assign hardware controls and save/recall configurations for different games and streaming audiences.
In Q2 2023, the BRIDGE CAST app will give users unlimited access to thousands of royalty-free backing music titles, sound effects, and more on Roland Cloud, Roland’s online content service.
The BRIDGE CAST is available in the U.S. in January for USD$299.99.