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RMio64-D I/O Rack for Dante/MADI conversion in broadcast and live sound applications announced

Sep, 2014

September 12, 2014. Shizuoka, Japan - Yamaha will officially announce the RMio64-D I/O Rack unit for Dante/MADI conversion in broadcast and live sound applications at IBC 2014. The RMio64-D is scheduled to be released in late 2014.

The first Yamaha R Series I/O rack units featuring the Dante audio networking protocol, the Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D, were released simultaneously with the CL Series digital mixing consoles in 2012. Then in January of 2013 the Ri8-D input-only rack unit and Ro8-D output-only rack unit were added to the lineup. The outstanding sonic performance and Dante networking flexibility of the R Series soon led to their adoption in a wide range of applications. The new RMio64-D represents the third chapter in the R Series release history, providing unprecedented capabilities for CL/QL console or Nuage DAW systems that use Dante networking. Audio from a CL/QL live sound system can be converted to MADI and fed to an OB vehicle, or a MADI based console can be easily integrated into a Nuage system for post production, for example.

Word clock synchronization is often an issue when converting between different audio formats, but the RMio64-D MADI inputs and outputs feature built-in sample rate conversion so that sources with differing word clocks can be connected without causing noise or dropouts. In addition to redundant Dante network connections, the RMio64-D additionally supports MADI redundancy through simultaneous coaxial and optical connections. There’s also MADI Split (loopback) capability, in which a signal received at either the coaxial or optical input can be also retransmitted to the other output.

As attractive as the RMio64-D is on its own, close integration with other Yamaha products adds even greater value. The RMio64-D can be mounted via the CL/QL console touchscreen displays, with convenient remote control of Dante patching and sample rate converter settings (support planned for a future update). Precision synchronization with Nuage system Direct Monitoring and VST System Link functions is also provided, as well as remote control from the Nuage Workgroup Manager software. This type of tight system-wide integration is the key to one-stop solutions that only Yamaha can provide.

Chihaya "Chick" Hirai, Yamaha PA department manager, comments: “The RMio64-D allows smooth, simple connection between MADI, a standard multi-channel audio format, and the Dante digital audio networking protocol that is rapidly gaining acceptance worldwide. Built-in sample rate conversion effectively overcomes word clock synchronization issues that would otherwise limit system design freedom, and extensive compatibility with CL/QL series consoles and Nuage systems significantly enhances the value of those products for use in a broad spectrum of sound systems.”

For more information about the products, please visit the RMio64-D Products page.

About Yamaha Pro Audio

Yamaha Pro Audio is known around the globe as a provider of innovative, top-quality solutions for the sound industry. The Yamaha lineup includes a number of world-standard mixing consoles, signal processors incorporating industry-leading DSP technology, power amplifiers based on energy-efficient drive technology, and an extensive range of speakers suitable for everything from live sound to commercial installations.

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