Yamaha Announces RPio222 I/O Unit for Rivage PM10 Systems

by Jacob Coakley
The new RPio222 rack unit from Yamaha

Yamaha’s flagship Rivage PM10 console just got an input boost with the new RPio222 I/O Rack. The RPio222 is a dedicated I/O rack unit that only takes up 5U of rack space—considerably slimmed down from the current 10 spaces of the RPio622 model. The front panel features two RY-card slots that can accommodate dedicated analog input, analog output, or digital input/output cards. Two MY-card slots are also provided, offering compatibility with an extensive range of more than 30 expansion cards. Two rear-panel HY-card slots allow installation of input/output cards that support TWINLANe, the RIVAGE PM10 system backbone protocol, and Dante protocol for connection to additional network devices.

Yamaha Announces TF Series Firmware v2.5 Update

by Jacob Coakley
The Yamaha TF Series Firmware v2.5 Update will be released in May.

Yamaha has announced TF Series firmware update v2.5. The update, which will be released in May, adds Matrix Outputs with output Delay, a feature that a large number of mixing engineers have requested, as well as a simple Output Delay as Insert FX that will add significantly to the flexibility of systems that include TF consoles.

Yamaha Appoints Dist. Manager

by Jacob Coakley

BUENA PARK, CA. — Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has appointed Jake Jacoby district manager for Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri. In his new position, Jacoby is responsible for all sales activities and the implementation of marketing plans throughout the territory.

Yamaha CL Digital Console Update V 1.7 Available in December

by Stage Directions
Version 2.7 of the Yamaha CL Digital Console software will be available in December

 


Version 2.7 of the Yamaha CL Digital Console software will be available in December

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will release their Version 1.7 software upgrade for the Yamaha CL Series Digital Audio Console this December. The upgrade, available via free download, is based on significant end user input and will provide enhanced efficiency and versatility along with significant improvements that will be especially valuable for mixing engineers in festival and similar complex event setups. New CL V 1.7 features include Selective Load/Save for set up data such as scene memory, libraries, etc., can now be individually loaded from or saved to USB memory providing an efficient way to load complex setup data. The HA Option for changing input patches now makes it possible to select whether the end user wants to use the HA settings from the patched port as is, or copy the channel HA settings to the patched port in order to quickly change input patches when mixing in a fast-paced environment without having to copy HA settings.

Yamaha CL Firmware v2.0 Now Available

by Jacob Coakley

Version 2.0 of the Yamaha CL Series Digital Audio Consoles firmware includes enhancements for sound reinforcement applications as well as mix-minus capabilities for the broadcast market. One significant enhancement in V2.0 is discovery and head amp control for the new, compact QL Series that also inherits CL Series features and performance. A QL console can function as both monitor mixer and I/O rack, for example, while a front-of-house CL console can remotely control the head amp gain of the QL console’s I/O. Other new features in CL V2.0 include DCA Roll-Out: Channels assigned to DCA groups can be instantly called up to the console faders for enhanced operational flexibility; output DCA enables the Stereo/Mono bus masters, Mix bus masters, and Matrix bus masters to be assigned to DCA groups.

Yamaha CL Firmware Version 1.51

by Jacob Coakley
Yamaha CL digital mixing consoles can now be upgraded to firmware version 1.51

 


Yamaha CL digital mixing consoles can now be upgraded to firmware version 1.51

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has made firmware Version 1.51 for the CL Digital Console Series available. New features include Scene Preview functionality; the Help function is further supported by an on-screen reference guide, which once loaded, resides in the console permanently. The recently launched Ri8-D, Ro8-D, and NXAmp with NXDT104 have been added as Dante devices that can be detected/patched into the CL Series. A CUE LEVEL knob has been added to the CUE section, allowing adjustment of the CUE level and can be assigned to a custom fader or user defined knob. The HPF in the Parametric EQ section has been improved with an option for a slope of -12dB/oct or -6dB/oct. Yamaha CL Version 1.51 also includes improvements to the DANTE SETUP screen, and a NEW I/O DEVICE screen, separate from the VIRTUAL RACK screen has been added, allowing for more flexible control and management of each I/O device.

Yamaha CL Series Digital Consoles

by Jacob Coakley
The Yamaha CL5 digital console

The Yamaha CL5 digital console

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems’ new CL Series of digital consoles is a Dante network-based console featuring remote I/O for a faster, more responsive Yamaha system solution. All three CL models in the Centralogic series—only differentiated by frame size and input capability—feature 24 mix buses, 8 matrix buses, plus stereo and mono outputs, and 16 DCAs. All three feature a small footprint. Video tour after the jump!

Yamaha Commercial Audio to Hold Las Vegas Open House

by Stage Directions

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, will be the setting of Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Inc.’s open house to be held for members of the local professional audio community. The event will be Tuesday/Wednesday, July 10–11, 2007, at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Crown Room.  

Yamaha Commercial Audio to Launch NEXO RS18 Sub at InfoComm 2010

by Jacob Coakley

The NEXO RS18 subwoofer
BUENA PARK, CA⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch the big brother to the NEXO RS15, the new NEXO RS18 sub at InfoComm 2010. The NEXO RS18 is the second product in the company’s patented Ray Sub Series, which was first revealed 15 months ago. The new compact dual 18” Ray SUB is designed to perform in both Directional and Omni-directional modes and has the ability to be flown or stacked in configurations tailored to the application’s coverage needs. It is designed to be a practical solution in installations and truck packs where space is at a premium.

Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Sets Fall Stops

by Jacob Coakley
Yamaha Commercial Audio Training will be educating users about the CL Digital Console operation and digital audio networks.

 


Yamaha Commercial Audio Training will be educating users about the CL Digital Console operation and digital audio networks.

Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars will set up shop in Washington, D.C.; Cincinnati; Novi, Mich.; and Orlando, Fla., in November and December. The classes will focus on CL Digital Console training and Digital Audio Networks for engineers. Dates and a full schedule of classes after the jump.