The AW16G takes state-of-the-art digital recording technology and puts it in the hands of the artist, giving you the power to take your music from concept to CD, quickly and easily. It all starts with a clear, intuitive interface that makes setup and recording a breeze. A Quick Rec function lets you quickly assign inputs to recording tracks through the visual ease of its graphic display. Navigation is easy too, with dedicated buttons that let you freely switch between the functions you use most, such as Record and Monitor modes. Eight channel inputs with 24-bit A/D conversion let you record up to 16 tracks of audio (eight simultaneously) with pristine fidelity. Plus each track can contain up to eight virtual tracks for recording alternate takes, giving you unprecedented creative freedom for your music.
There's even a Quick Loop Sampler for making drum grooves and adding sound effects. Once your tracks are recorded, you can add dynamics and parametric EQ to each channel and use the AW16G's powerful built-in effects to further sweeten up the sound. Selected Channel knobs, conveniently located next to the LCD panel, give you direct access to these and other parameters, allowing you to adjust them on the fly as you record and mix your tracks. And with the optional CD-RW drive, you can burn CDs of your final mix without ever leaving the digital domain. When it comes to making professional-quality recordings of your music, the AW16G has everything you need--without the learning curve!
Powerful 16-track digital audio workstation with 8 simultaneous record tracks and 144 virtual tracks
Dynamics processing and 4-band parametric EQ on all channels
Two blocks of high-quality multi-effects taken from the popular AW4416 Professiona...
- Powerful 16-track digital audio workstation with 8 simultaneous record tracks and 144 virtual tracks
- Dynamics processing and 4-band parametric EQ on all channels
- Two blocks of high-quality multi-effects taken from the popular AW4416 Professional Audio Workstation
- 13 types of studio-quality mastering effects
- Quick Loop Sampler with 4 stereo sample pads for recording drums and sound effects (CD-ROM with over 250MB of samples included!)
- Sound Clip function to quickly capture ideas while practicing
- Built-in 20GB hard disk
- Built-in CD-RW drive lets you burn CDs of your music and back up recording data
- Aluminum top panel provides added durability and a professional look
Made for Wherever You Make Music
Right at Home in Your Home Studio
Whether you work mainly with acoustic instruments or use software-based synthesizers and sequencers, the AW16G can easily integrate into your existing production environment. Equipped with eight mic/line inputs (including two phantom-powered XLR inputs and one hi-Z guitar input), the AW16G can accommodate virtually any type of analog input source. Plus optical S/PDIF input and output terminals allow you to connect digital peripherals, such as DAT recorders, MD decks and CD players, to conveniently import and export digital audio. MIDI IN, OUT and THRU jacks let you connect the AW16G to external synthesizer workstations, drum machines and sequencers for synchronized recording and playback.
And if you use a computer for music production, you can use the AW16G as a MIDI Remote Control surface for convenient packages, such as Cubase, Logic and Sonar, using the physical faders and controls of the AW16G! You can even program your own remote templates by sending MIDI control data from a device to the AW16G in Remote mode. Control the filter cutoff of a synthesizer or the channel volumes of an XG tone generator, for example. If you prefer to edit audio data with a software-based editor, you can use the AW16G's WAV Export function to transfer recorded audio tracks to your computer via the built-in CD-RW drive.
All Yamaha digital products, including the AW16G, are magnetically shielded, so you can use them near computer monitors and speakers without having to worry about electromagnetic interference.
The Ultimate Mobile Recorder
Compact and lightweight, the AW16G makes an ideal portable digital recorder to complement a computer-based recording studio. Take it to a rehearsal studio or to a gig, and record a live performance of your band. Eight analog inputs provide ample room for complex microphone and instrument setups. Mic an entire drum set, for example. The AW16G can record up to eight tracks simultaneously, so you can record the kick drum, snare, cymbals and toms to separate tracks, if you'd like. Once you get back to the studio, you can transfer the recorded data to your computer for editing and mixdown.
Sound Clip: A Sketchpad for Your Musical Ideas
Sometimes the best ideas seem to come out of nowhere. And when inspiration strikes, the AW16G's Sound Clip function is ready to capture the moment-without having to deal with input routings, track assignments and other time-consuming setups. Working essentially as an endless tape recorder, Sound Clip gives you up to 180 seconds of looped recording time using special memory, separate from that of the 16 record tracks. This gives you the freedom to experiment with musical ideas before committing them to a project. Just plug in, hit record, and jam away. You can even record yourself playing the sample pads, or jam along with a drum loop as you record. Whenever you come across a great lick or melody, stop the recorder and copy the phrase to a track, or assign it to a sample pad, and use it in a recording session.
From Conception to Completion, the AW16G Gives You Everything You Need to Sound Like a Pro!
Multitrack Recording Made Simple
Although packed with powerful recording functions, the AW16G is surprisingly easy to set up and use. Simply route the input sources to the tracks you want to record to by pressing the respective Input and Track buttons. The display will graphically show the connections you have made.
It takes a minimum of effort to record a great guitar sound with the AW16G. Rather than having to mic your guitar cabinet to get a warm compressed sound, simply choose one of the 5 speaker simulator presets and tweak the settings to your liking. You can then add distortion/overdrive, compression and other effects to shape your tone just the way you want it. A hi-Z input is provided for recording guitars with maximum clarity and punch.
A number of other features help take the work out of the production process and let you focus on being creative. Each of the AW16G's 16 playback tracks can have up to eight virtual tracks for recording multiple takes or variations of solos. Scene Memory lets you store the AW16G's current mixer settings, such as fader levels, pan position, muting and effects routing, and recall them at the touch of a button. This makes it easy to lay out the basic structure of your song (intro, verse, chorus, etc.) and "A-B" different mixes for comparison.
Lay Down Drum Grooves with the Quick Loop Sampler
The AW16G's built-in loop sampler makes it easy to add realistic drum tracks and sound effects to your recordings. Simply assign audio samples to the 16 flash memory locations and tap the sample pads as you record. Right out of the box, the AW16G comes with a sample library containing over 250MB of professionally produced drum kits, loops and other stereo samples for you to use in your music. You can even record your own samples directly into memory, copy and paste audio phrases from tracks you've recorded, or import WAV files from a CD. And even if the original loops don't match the tempo of your song, the AW16G's Slice function will automatically sync them to the proper BPM-without changing their pitch! Each sample pad has its own recording track, so you don't have to use up any of the 16 audio tracks to record samples.
Mix and Master Your Music to Perfection
Once all your tracks have been recorded, use the AW16G's advanced mixing and audio processing capabilities to give your song a professionally produced sound. Pan controls let you spread your tracks across the stereo field, and dynamics processing and precision 4-band parametric EQ on all channels allow you to carefully "carve out" a place for each instrument in the mix. Two onboard digital effects processors provide a variety of effects templates for vocals, guitars, bass and drums, which you can use "as is" or as a starting point for creating your own effects library. A total of 13 types of mastering effects are also included, making it possible to give your final recording that extra punch and presence heard on today's commercially produced music CDs. The AW16G uses the same DSP found in other AW series professional audio workstations, so you are assured the highest standards of quality for your music.
Dynamics Processing on All Channels
Dynamics processing is one of the most important audio production tools used to create a professional-sounding mix. Yet, the AW16G is the ONLY digital audio workstation in its class that gives you compression, expansion, gate and ducking on ALL channels, providing extremely powerful and flexible dynamics processing to help you get the most out of your recordings.
Burn to CD!
Equipped with the built-in CD-RW drive (CDRW16G), the AW16G lets you burn your final mix right to inexpensive CD-R media. For making CDs of long continuous jam sessions, the AW16G includes a Song Marking feature that lets you split a single song file into separate tracks. You can also use the CD-RW drive to back up your recording session data. Plus the AW16G is compatible with the backup file formats of both the AW4416 and the AW2816 Professional Audio Workstations, so you can import backup CDs directly from either of these workstations without having to first convert the audio tracks to a standard format like WAV. The CD-RW drive's improved recording speed allows you to make more CD copies of your demo in a shorter period of time. 7990 LNK Click here for more information on AW16G.
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Audio & Video
|Sampling Frequency||44.1kHz ±6%|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz - 20kHz (0 +1/-3 dB Mic/Line In Stereo Out)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||Less than 0.03% @1kHz/ -10dBV (Line In to Stereo Out)|
|Dynamic Range||103 dB Typ. (Line In to Stereo Out)|
|AD Converter||24 Bit|
|DA Converter||24 Bit / 128 times oversampling|
|MIDI||MTC, MIDI Clock, MMC, Program Change, Control Change, Bulk Dump, MIDI Remote|
|Memory||Scene Memory, EQ Library, Dynamic Library, Effect Library, Channnel Library, Sample Library|
|Fader||45 mm x 13|
|Display||240 x 64-dot backlit LCD|
|Operating Temperature||5-35 degrees|
|Audio Input Section||Mic/Line Input x 8, Internal Effect Return x 4, Recorder Monitor x 16, Quick Loop Sampler x 4 Stereo|
|Audio Output Section||Total 8 Busses (Bus x 2, Aux x 2, Stereo, Effect x 2)|
|Mixer Input Section||Attenuation, Phase, 4-band fully parametric EQ, Dynamics, Bus assign, Channel ON/OFF, Pan|
|Internal Effect Section||Input Library (for Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Vocal, Speaker Simulator), Masterring Library, Reverb, Delay, Modulation, Distortion, Dynamics, Multi, etc.|
|Recording Resolution||16 Bit Liner (uncompressed)|
|Maximum Number of Songs||1,000 songs|
|Maximum Number of Simultaneous Recording / Playback Tracks||16tracks/ 8tracks|
|Number of Tracks||144 Tracks (16 Tracks + Stereo Track) x 8 Virtual Tracks|
|HDD||2.5" IDE (pre-installed, 20 GB)|
|Edit Functions||Locate Point :RTZ, A/B, LAST REC IN/OUTMark :99Punch I/O:Auto Punch I/O, Manual Punchi I/O|
|CD-RW DRIVE||CD-RW Section: Yamaha CDRW 16G(Option)Function Playback/Make audio CD, Import from audio CD, WAV file import/export Save/Load backup data from/to HD|
Communication with External Devices
|MIDI IN||5pin DIN|
|MIDI OUT / THRU||5pin DIN|
|FOOT SW||1/4" jack (to use FC5)|
Analog Input Characteristics
|Input Terminals||Mic/Line In 1,2 (Balanced XLR)Mic/Line In 3-8 (Balanced TRS Phone)Mic/Line In 3-8 (HI-Z) 8 (Unbalanced Phone)|
|Input Level (Nominal)||Nominal Input Level/ -46 dB - + 4dB+48V Phantom power suppliedNominal Input Level/ -46 dB - + 4dBNominal Input Level/ -46 dB - + 4dB|
Analog Output Characteristics
|Output Terminals||Stereo/Aux Out (Unbalanced Phone)Monitor Out (Unbalanced Phone)Phones|
|Output Level (Nominal)||Nominal Output Level/ -10 dBVNominal Output Level/ -10 dBVMax. Output Level 100 + 100 mW Typ. (40 ohm load)|
Digital Input Characteristics
|Terminal||Digital Stereo In/Out|