Yamaha's DME64N can now be controlled by custom interfaces designed in Stardraw Control software. New York (July 16, 2007)--The entire Yamaha DME product family, including DME64N, DME24N and DME Satellites, are now supported by Stardraw Control software, allowing users to control the units from any PC using custom user interfaces designed in the Stardraw application.
The software allows users to design and program fully customized control applications without having to write code. It supports control of any hardware over any protocol and now includes drivers for Yamaha's DME range of programmable, networkable DSP audio processors including the recently released DME Satellite CobraNet and DME Satellite EtherSound models, allowing control from user-designed custom interfaces for theatres, concerts halls, corporate and conferencing, houses of worship or any application requiring audio processing and distribution.
The collaboration came about as a result of a request from a consultant who was planning a project using DME products from Yamaha and who wished to control it using Stardraw Control. Yamaha Commercial Audio's sound reinforcement product specialist, Tim Harrison, contacted Stardraw to see what could be done. "I spoke to CEO David Snipp who explained that a specific driver would need to be written in order for the DME products to be supported within Stardraw Control, so I suggested a visit to our offices for the programmer to familiarize himself with the range and how our customers use the products. Dave agreed and announced that the driver would be written by lunchtime of the day of the visit. I confess, I was a little skeptical, so I said that if it was ready by lunchtime, lunch was on me ; otherwise, Stardraw was buying. Suffice it to say that I was the one who paid for lunch!
"This is a win-win situation for all concerned," continued Harrison. "Stardraw's open architecture approach fits perfectly with our own desire to make our products as accessible as possible. We have therefore engineered them to make it as easy as possible to fit into a control structure that is not necessarily of our own design. Our products offer a wide range of digital audio connectivity over most audio network protocols including EtherSound and CobraNet, so I was also impressed that Stardraw Control allows direct control over Ethernet of the audio routing as well! As far as I am aware, Stardraw Control is currently unique in offering this level of control, and offering it so easily to both the programmer and the end user."
Stardraw's David Snipp agrees: "Indeed, the beauty of Stardraw Control, in addition to its ease of use, is that it can control all elements of a system, whether by TCP/IP, RS232, EtherSound, CobraNet or whatever protocol you want. This means that Stardraw Control offers full system control, including audio routing and distribution, and allows the developer to exploit the versatility of each component in the system for a completely optimized solution."