Yamaha R Remote App For Rio Line

by Jacob Coakley

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems’ new R Remote software is a Windows-based, PC stand-alone application that enables remote control of R Series Rio3224-D, Rio1608-D, and Ri8-D rack unit head amplifiers directly from a computer. With R Remote, a live recording system can be created with just R Series I/O racks and a computer running Nuendo Live or similar DAW software. Combined with the I/O racks, R Remote can be used with consoles that up until now have not been able to support remote head amp control, such as the 02R96 or 01V96i. For this application, however, a Dante-MY16-AUD expansion card must be installed in the console. The end user will also be able to operate a stand-alone R Series Dante infrastructure independently from a console. The app is free.

Yamaha Releases EMX2, EMX5, EMX7 Compact Powered Mixers

by Jacob Coakley
The new line of EMX Series mixers from Yamaha

The new line of EMX Series mixers from Yamaha include incorporate powerful new professional features as well as an updated look and interface. The EMX2, EMX5 and EMX7 integrate a mixer, power amplifiers ( 500, 630 and 710 watts, respectively) and digital effects into a single chassis, requiring only speakers and microphones to realize a fully functioning sound system. The EMX2 and the EMX5 include an updated 1-Knob Master EQ sound contour control to easily adjust the overall sound frequency balance. The EMX7 features a flex-type graphic equalizer (Flex9GEQ) that allows the user to select up to nine bands out of a total of 31 for fine tuning±15 dB. A new Feedback Suppressor incorporating proprietary Yamaha digital technology instantly eliminates annoying feedback with the single push of a button.

Yamaha Releases M7CLv3.5 and File Converter Software

by Jacob Coakley
Yamaha will upgrade the firmware on its M7CL-48 consoles this winter.

Yamaha will upgrade the firmware on its M7CL-48 consoles this winter.
BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will release its M7CL firmware upgrade and File Converter software this winter. The File Converter application, available for both Mac OS and Windows platforms, will convert file formats between PM5D and M7CL as well as M7CL and LS9 consoles, providing data compatibility between consoles. A PM5D or LS9, for example, can be brought in to replace an M7CL, using mix data originally created on the M7CL. The File Converter function will also convert parameters for multiple scenes (including HA and Ch Name).

Yamaha Ri8-D and Ro8-D Input/Output Rack Units

by Jacob Coakley
Yamaha Ri8-D and R08-D Input/Output Rack Units

 


Yamaha Ri8-D and R08-D Input/Output Rack Units

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems new Ri8-D and Ro8-D input and output rack units are 1U rack mount units that use the Dante audio network protocol. They are designed to provide additional options for flexible system design and implementation. In their CL series, Yamaha separated I/O hardware from the mixing console. The Ri8-D and Ro8-D units increase the number of inputs and outputs available. In addition to working with CL Series components, they can be used with a Dante-MY16-AUD card(s), new Rio units and a Yamaha PM5D to create a 96kHz system. The Ri8-D head amplifiers can be controlled directly from the interface of the M7CL, LS9, or other compatible console.

Yamaha StageMix 2.0 iPad App

by Jacob Coakley
Screenshot from the StageMix 2.0 iPad app from Yamaha

 

Screenshot from the StageMix 2.0 iPad app from Yamaha

Shortly after the initial StageMix iPad App for Yamaha M7CL and LS9 digital consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the end-of-July availability of StageMix 2.0 via free download from the Apple iTunes store. StageMix 2.0 will provide end users with even greater console management and include significant upgrades including control of Head Amp gain for each Input Channel and Scene Memory Management (Store, Recall, Scene Titles and Comments). Version 2.0 is for use with M7CL firmware v3.5 or higher. StageMix 2.0 for the Yamaha LS9 includes control of Head Amp gain for each Input Channel and Scene Memory Management  (Store, Recall, Scene Titles and Comments). Version 1.18 LS9 firmware or later is recommended.

Yamaha StageMix 4.0

by Jacob Coakley
A screen shot from Yamaha’s StageMix 4.0 app.

 


A screen shot from Yamaha’s StageMix 4.0 app.

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. StageMix 4.0 for Yamaha CL, M7CL, and LS9 digital consoles is now available in the iTunes App Store. Updates available include new Dynamics Parameter Editing, Output Port Delay Editing, Output Port Levels (Gain/Attenuation), PEQ Copy and Paste, Phantom Power Switching, Mix Send Pre/Post Switching, HPF Slope Parameter (CL V1.5 only), Retina Display Support, and other enhancements. The StageMix App provides greater control and flexibility for both digital mixing consoles and enables the mixing engineer to freely adjust console parameters and sound levels by wireless control, rather than at the mix position. The App also provides features like Mute Group Masters; Channel Naming; Channel Pan; Send Levels in Meter Bridge; Tap Tempo; Selectable Input and Output Meter Positions; and DCA Faders (CL and M7CL only).

Yamaha StageMix App for iPad for Control of Yamaha LS9 Console

by Jacob Coakley
A screenshot from the Yamaha StageMix app on an iPad

 


A screenshot from the Yamaha StageMix app on an iPad

Similar to the iPad app recently launched for the Yamaha M7CL console, StageMix is an application for the Apple iPad that allows remote control of LS9 mix functions via a graphic interface from anywhere within wireless range. The application enables the engineer to set up monitor mixes from a performer’s position on stage directly controlling mix parameters via the iPad. To run StageMix on an iPad, a wireless connection from the iPad to a WIFI access point and an Ethernet connection from the WIFI access point to the LS9 is required.

Yamaha StageMix iPad App version 3

by Jacob Coakley
Yamaha has released version three of their StageMix iPad App

 


Yamaha has released version three of their StageMix iPad App

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has released a major update for its StageMix iPad app. StageMix Version 3 enables even greater control and ease-of-use in live sound and sound reinforcement applications for the Yamaha M7CL and LS9 digital consoles such as houses of worship and performing arts centers. New functions for StageMix V3 include: Mute Group Masters; Channel Naming; Channel Pan; Send Levels in Meter Bridge; Tap Tempo; Edit Mixer Setting (i.e. IP and MAC Addresses); Bank Navigation in Long Faders mode; Selectable Input and Output Meter Positions; EQ Type I / II button in EQ screen; HPF ON button is always available in EQ screen; and DCA Faders (M7CL only).

Yamaha to Offer MAC-Compatibility for Yamaha Digital Consoles

by Jacob Coakley

Yamaha will now make a Mac version of their M7CLv3 Editor and LS9 Editor
BUENA PARK, CA⎯In response to requests for Macintosh support by its Mac user customer base, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will officially announce the availability of Mac-compatible versions of M7CLv3 Editor and LS9 Editor for Yamaha M7CL and LS9 digital sound reinforcement consoles at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas.

Yamaha Updates TF Mixer Firmware, Apps

by Jacob Coakley

Yamaha’s new TF Mixer firmware V1.12 brings updates and enhancements for the TF series of digital mixers. Yamaha also streamlined the TF Editor V1.12 app for Windows and—for the first time—released an app for Mac platforms. The Firmware update from V1.10 to V1.12 adds eight languages to the HELP screens and modifies some of the Presets. It also improves the user experience and the functionality of the TF mixers. The TF Editor update from V1.10 to V1.12 adds a Zoom function to the Window menu and modifies several Presets.