Yamaha 01V96i Re-Invents The Small Format Digital Studio And Live Mixer

1/19/2012 [Music Production Tools ]

Industry Standard Workhorse Re-Imagined and Re-Configured for Optimal Connectivity and Performance

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha invented the small format digital mixer when it introduced the 01V in 1998 and subsequently built its legacy with the 01V96 and the 01V96VCM. But today, the company is re-inventing the concept with the 01V96i digital mixer, which offers one-cable connection to computers and is perfect for studio, live recording and installation set-ups. Slated for introduction at Winter NAMM 2012, the new model builds on the proven configuration of its predecessors by offering USB 2.0 connectivity, new multi-track recording features and improved sound quality.

With demand growing for multi-track recording in live sound applications, the 01V96i is up to the task and features easy multi-track live recording at precise 96kHz with 16 in/16 out USB audio streaming. The 01V96i (MSRP: $2,699) includes sophisticated, single-cable Digital Audio Workstation integration and comes with Cubase AI6 built-in to make live recording even easier and it is completely compatible with ProTools, Logic, Performer and Studio One.

In addition to high-performance head amps with 24-bit/96kHz sampling rate and 110dB of dynamic range, the updated 01V96i incorporates a full suite of the latest pre-installed Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) and REV-X reverbs for a full spectrum of tonal colors, bringing the richness of analog sound to the digital realm. VCM plug-ins model the actual circuitry of the original analog effects units, down to the last resistor and capacitator, so whether you're bringing vocals to life with a classic Yamaha SPX reverb or giving guitars an atmospheric edge with a 1970's phaser effect, the 01V96i delivers stunning vintage authenticity.

The board also delivers superior sound quality through the same DSP effects that are found in Yamaha's top-of-the-line professional mixers. Studio Manager software provides complete control over all of the console's parameters, including the 100mm precision motorized faders, 99 scene memories for instant recall and ease of set-up and fully-configurable, user-defined keys to help users adapt to any studio or live environment. With 24 analog and digital inputs available right out of the box, extensive expansion options up to 40 + 20 BUSES configuration are available with mini-YGDAI (Yamaha General Digital Audio Interface) cards.

"The 01V96i lets you take your entire studio on the road with you," said Athan Billias, Director of Marketing, Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division. "The ability to instantly save and recall every setting on the console via USB will save a lot of time and headache, whether you're mixing a number of bands in succession, working with different console operators or tweaking settings with a laptop on the way to the next gig."

For more information, visit Yamaha at Winter NAMM 2012; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Music Production, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; visit http://4wrd.it/mp.

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