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.

Yamaha Commercial Training Sessions Take Place in New York and Philadelphia This Summer

by Jacob Coakley
Yamaha will be offering classes on its new CL5 digital console in both locations.

 


Yamaha will be offering classes on its new CL5 digital console in both locations.

Yamaha Commercial Audio Training will be making stops in New York City and Philadelphia this summer. Dale Pro Audio will host training on the new Yamaha CL5 digital console in NYC on June 26 while the whole Yamaha training team will be in Philadelphia on July 17-19 for a range of classes.

Yamaha Debuts M7CL Control Apps

by Stage Directions
A screenshot from the Yamaha's new StageMix software, which allows users to control the mix functions on the M7CL console on an Apple iPad.
BUENA PARK, CA-Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has debuted two new software programs in support of the Yamaha M7CL digital audio console at PLASA: StageMix and the AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer. StageMix is an application for the Apple iPad that allows remote control of M7CL mix functions via a graphic interface from anywhere within wireless range. AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer brings two renowned digital audio standards together-EtherSound and ASIO.

Yamaha Debuts TF Series Digital Consoles

by Jacob Coakley

Yamaha’s new TF Series of digital consoles are designed to bring time-saving performance capabilities, such as fast, accurate gain setup, single step compression and EQ, and microphone specific presets to even the most modest sound reinforcement applications. The TF series (which stands for TouchFlow Operation) comprises three compact, performance-packed digital mixing consoles, the TF5, TF3 and TF1, which feature 33, 25, or 17 motor faders, respectively, along with 32, 24, or 16 rear-panel analog inputs. Each console includes recallable Yamaha D-PRE preamplifiers for the first time in a digital console, which facilitates support for live music and events where full setup changes need to be made on the fly.

Yamaha DSR Series Active Loudspeakers

by Jacob Coakley
The Yamaha DSR Series of active loudspeakers.

The Yamaha DSR Series of active loudspeakers.

Yamaha’s new DSR Series active loudspeaker line, including the compact and lightweight full-range DSR112, DSR115 and DSR215, along with the DSR118W subwoofer, have internal 1300-watt Class-D amplifiers that use a Power Factor Correction switching-mode power supply. This design allows for convection cooling, eliminating the need for fans. DSR speakers also employ high-power DSP and 24-bit discrete AD and DA converters. Integral Digital Tuning helps deliver super-clear, high definition sound quality via high-performance 48-bit digital signal processing and advanced acoustic technologies. Digital crossover networks use high-order FIR (Finite Impulse Response) filters for linear phase response, designed to provide better sound quality than analog crossovers.

Yamaha DXR Powered Loudspeakers and DXS Subwoofer

by Jacob Coakley
The Yamaha DXR Powered Loudspeakers and DXS Subwoofer

 


The Yamaha DXR Powered Loudspeakers and DXS Subwoofer

The new DXR powered loudspeaker and DXS subwoofer line from Yamaha offer mixing capabilities on the back panel and advanced DSP to provide extra protection for each component. The speakers use FIR-X tuning from Yamaha’s DSR speaker line to maintain sound quality across its dynamic range. The Mixing/LINK feature in the DXR series takes advantage of the three-channel signal inputs on the units’ back panel, which include XLR, phone and RCA jacks. The signals from these inputs are mixed inside the DXR unit. Each channel has its own level control and MIC/LINE switch, allowing users to tweak their settings. The LINK function lets users configure a stereo or dual-mono system using two DXRs.