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Interview: Bringing Shure and Yamaha Technology Together

The seamless integration of Yamaha’s CL/QL Series consoles with Shure’s ULX-D digital wireless systems provided the users with significantly enhanced operability. This interview explores the intimate collaboration between two companies through the eyes of each project leader in product development.

Interview: Chris Taylor on the RIVAGE PM10

Musician, mixing engineer, and sound system designer, Chris Taylor brings a lifetime of experience to Yamaha console design and development. In 2003 Chris joined Yamaha first working as a District Sales Manager for Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems in the US. After 3 years of sales experience he became R&D manager for Yamaha Japan and is currently engaged in helping Yamaha build professional audio consoles.

SWP1 Series Designer Interview 

Digital audio networking is rapidly becoming an essential, convenience-enhancing element in live sound and other pro audio applications. Yamaha pro audio products with Dante audio networking capability, including the industry standard CL series digital mixing consoles, are leading the way. SWP1 series network switches are being introduced to take the evolution to the next level. The first Yamaha network router was introduced to the domestic market in 1995. Over the 20 years that followed, Yamaha brought IT and pro audio expertise together in some of the most innovative audio networking solutions available. In the following interview we discuss that background and some of the philosophy behind the SWP1 series network switches with key Yamaha pro audio designers.

Developer Interview: Fader Knobs Refined for Productivity and Motivation

Amid the excitement and frenzy of a live music event there is a cool-headed mixing engineer making vitally important decisions and adjustments. Vocal, guitar, bass, keyboard, drum, and other faders must be precisely controlled to achieve the ideal musical balance. Yamaha’s mission is to support the engineer as he or she focuses intently on every moment of the ongoing musical program, fingertips poised on faders ready to make critical adjustments at any time. That mission led to a journey through a multitude of subtle refinements to the shape and dimensions of the mixing engineer’s most fundamental connection to the console: the fader knobs. The following interview reveals the depth of thought and care that went into the design of the evolved fader knobs introduced in the CL series digital mixing consoles.

The Development of Virtual Circuitry Modeling Audio Effects

From the birth of physical modeling to Portico emulations

CL Series engineer interview.

Yamaha CL series digital mixing consoles represent a new level of refinement. They offer an evolved experience in accessible mixing, plus sonic purity with sound shaping capabilities that will give the most imaginative engineer unprecedented creative freedom. The CL series embodies the leading standards in live sound in their most advanced, most expressive form.

M7CL

Launched in September 2005, M7CL is Yamaha's 3rd digital mixing console designed for live sound and follows in the footsteps of the successful PM1D and PM5D.

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