A lot has changed in the past few years — with more than a little help from Yamaha. Where analog consoles were the only accepted means of handling serious sound reinforcement applications, high-performance digital consoles such as the Yamaha PM1D now share the limelight with their analog brothers such as the PM4000, and more recently the PM5000. Digital consoles are particularly valued in applications where programmability and recall capability are proving to be of monumental importance. As a small indication of just how much things have changed in the world of professional sound reinforcement, in March 2004 there were more than 400 PM1Ds in use in prestigious halls, broadcast studios, and touring companies around the world. The accolades keep coming in for other Yamaha digital consoles, too. The fact that the DM2000 digital production console has received both the coveted TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) award and the MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) for "Best Sound Reinforcement Console" indicates how much discerning professionals have come to embrace the benefits of digital technology. The PM5D and PM5D-RH Digital Mixing Consoles have taken the digital revolution to the next level. They are smaller relatives of PM1D, offering state-of-the-art digital performance for a significantly broader range of SR applications that require a more dedicated control surface than the DM2000. What's more, they offer a system solution that can enhance the entire sound production process from input to output through integration with digital systems such as DME64N and AD8HR.