8/29/2008 [Live Sound]Three New Analog Boards Offer Intuitive Operation, Pristine Sound
"We've gotten many requests from sound engineers looking for smaller format consoles with advanced features and a competitive price," said Wayne Hrabak, marketing manager, Live Sound, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division. "These new mixers offer all the tone-shaping features that just about any sound pro would want, but they are simple to operate."
All mono input channels feature both balanced XLR and TRS phone jacks, with individually switchable +48v phantom power, 26-dB pad switch, gain control, pan pot and four-band EQ with sweepable mids. Each mono input channel also includes a polarity switch and 80 Hz high-pass filter switch. Four stereo input channels provide L and R phone jack inputs, phono jack stereo pairs, input gain control, balance control and four-band EQ.
All inputs feature eight individual AUX send controls that can be switched in pairs for pre-fader or post-fader operation, and can be set pre- or post-EQ via internal jumpers. The noiseless faders are 100mm long to allow for greater control over the levels. A comprehensive master section provides extensive signal routing and control versatility, while an output matrix affords extra output flexibility, particularly for installations. In addition to offering direct outs on all mono channels, the boards include a USB port to accommodate direct digital recording and playback with the supplied Cubase AI4 audio workstation software.
For more information write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Live Sound, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/proaudio.