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Training Seminars

In 2004, Yamaha instituted YCATS – Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars, aimed at training sound engineers in the operation of digital mixing consoles. Over the years, YCATS expanded to cover also other professional audio technologies such as networking and electro-acoustic system design. Since 2004, over 100.000 engineers have been trained. In 2017, the seminar structure has been updated, including different training levels (basic, advanced, expert), each with official certification – with the network modules also including Audinate’s Dante certification schemes. Also webinars and on-demand sessions are offered. All seminars, webinars and on-demand sessions are offered free of charge.

Seminar schedule

Seminars are available in selected countries and languages. To apply for a YCATS seminar please take a look at our seminar schedule by clicking this link and select the seminar of interest to enroll. If a seminar topic, level or location is not included in the list, please send us a request using the on-demand training link below.

On-Demand Training

If a seminar of your interest is not listed in the seminar schedule then let us know. Once we receive enough requests for a topic / location then we can schedule an open seminar (this may take a while). Also, where appropriate, we can provide in-house ‘on demand’ seminars for system integrators and sound reinforcement companies. Click this link to send us a request, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Webinar schedule

Webinars are available in selected languages starting spring 2018. To apply for a YCATS webinar please take a look at our webinar schedule by clicking this link and select the webinar of interest (schedule starts in spring 2018). If a webinar topic, level or location is not included in the list, please send us a request using the on-demand training link below.

Seminar Categories

Installed Sound

Installed Sound

YCATS offers Seminar and Webinar sessions from basic to expert level about the design, installation and implementation of Commercial Installed Sound systems. The sessions offer ranges from basic design training such as 100V ceiling speaker systems, to advanced networked multichannel conference systems. Product training is available for for YS3, CISSCA, MTX/MRX editor and ProVisionaire software, as well as for hardware such as the CIS installation series speakers, amplifiers and DSP matrices.

Wireless Microphones

Wireless Microphones

State of the art technologies now allow wireless microphone connections to be implemented using 2.4Ghz (WiFi) and 1.8GhZ (DECT) frequency ranges. These technologies comes with specific design and system management challenges, for which YCATS seminars and webinars are offered - from basic setup of single 2.4Ghz transmitter systems to advanced DECT wireless conference systems.

Networking

Networking

Being the world’s most active implementer of networking technologies such as Cobranet, Ethersound, TwinLane and Dante, and also being the only professional audio manufacturer producing a proprietary range of Ethernet managed switches, Yamaha offers basic and in-depth training YCATS seminars and webinars on the application of audio networking in installations and live systems. The expert seminars comply to Audinate’s Dante certification programme.

Mixing

Mixing

As the world’s most innovative and successful manufacturer of digital mixing consoles, Yamaha offers YCATS product training seminars and webinars on the full range of mixers ranging from the TF series to RIVAGE PM10. Additonally, ‘mixing’ webinars are available based on valuable experience of the world’s renowned mixing engineers.

PA System

PA System

Whether you are looking for a training webinar on the set-up of a compact PA system for a rock band for a 50 piece audience, or for a large scale sound reinforcement system covering more than ten thousand listeners, Yamaha offers hands-on YCATS seminars and webinars on the design and tuning of PA systems.

Music and Post Production

Music and Post Production

Based on Steinberg Nuendo software and Yamaha Nuage hardware, Yamaha offers a cutting edge workflow-efficient environment for professional music recording and post production. Focuses on the many different workflows, several YCATS seminar and webinar training modules are available to match individual interests.

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