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Yamaha launches 01V96i digital mixing console at InterBEE 2011

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Daniel Gumble
Yamaha launches 01V96i digital mixing console at InterBEE 2011

The new 01V96i

Representing a significant upgrade from its 01V96 predecessor, the 01V96i offers a range of new features and tools, which are suitable for a range of applications.

Upgraded version of 01V96 unveiled

Yamaha has recently used the 2011 International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (InterBEE) platform to launch its new 01V96i digital mixing console.

The new model represents a significant upgrade from the 01V96, which was initially released back in 1998 and has been used in broadcast, live sound, corporate and entertainment installations, as well as project studios.

Taking place from November 16-18th, InterBEE 2011 is held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, where Yamaha is exhibiting on stand 4113.

The 01V96i, features studio-quality head amps with onboard 24bit/96kHz A/D and D/A converters. With the demand for multi-track recording in live sound applications continually growing, the 01V96i also features 96kHz, 16 in/16 out USB 2.0 audio streaming. This new facility is designed to make high-quality multi-track recording and playback quick and straightforward, providing full integration with every major ASIO and Core Audio DAW software, with just one connection.

It also comes bundled with the latest version of Steinberg’s Cubase AI software, offering a range of tools for recording, editing and mixing. Multi-channel in/outs can also be achieved via a Yamaha mini-YGDAI expansion card or its built-in ADAT connection.

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The console’s sonic performance comes via Yamaha’s Virtual Circuitry Modelling (VCM) technology, which is aimed at bringing the qualities of analogue sound to the digital recording environment.

With 40 mixing channels, 16 analogue and eight digital inputs, eight mix buses and eight aux buses, the 01V96i control surface features 100mm motor faders, 99 scene memories for instant recall and fully-configurable user defined keys.

“Yamaha considers on-going communication with our customers to be one of our most valuable assets in developing new products. The 01V96i is the embodiment of that philosophy, offering the versatility and reliability of a well-established digital console, while adding updated features and capabilities geared towards professional use,” said Kazunori Kobayashi, general manager of Yamaha’s Pro Audio Division.

“With this new console we are delighted to support a broader range of applications with a fully integrated, comprehensive system that meets the growing needs and requirements of our customers.”

The 01V96i will available from December 2011 at the same price as the current model.

Tags: yamaha, 01V96i, interbee, digital mixing console

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