Yamaha Intros StageMix iPad App at PLASA

London (September 13, 2010)--Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has announced two new software programs for the Yamaha M7CL digital audio console.
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London (September 13, 2010)--Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has announced two new software programs for the Yamaha M7CL digital audio console.

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StageMix is an Apple iPad app that allows remote control of M7CL mix functions via a graphic interface from anywhere within wireless range. The application reportedly enables the engineer to set up monitor mixes from a performer’s position on stage, directly controlling mix parameters via the iPad. To run StageMix on an iPad, a wireless connection from the iPad to a WIFI access point and an Ethernet connection from the WIFI access point to M7CLv3 are required.

Initial M7CLv3 controllable parameters scheduled to be implemented in StageMix are Sends on Faders, Input Channel Faders, Input Channel On/Off, Input Channel Parametric EQs, Input Channel Cue, Mix Master Faders, Mix Bus On/Off, Mix Bus Parametric EQs, Mix Bus Cue, Last Cue/Mix Cue Mode, and Clear All Cues. Graphic EQs will be available in a subsequent version. Display-only parameters implemented are Input Channel Names, Input Channel Meters, Mix/Matrix Bus Names, Mix Bus Meters, EQ Input Meter and EQ Output Meter.

“With the introduction of the Mac iPad and its wide use in audio production, we felt it was necessary to provide our customers with the StageMix app for those customers who wish to control their M7CL consoles remotely,” states mixer product manager Kevin Kimmel.

The second new software product announcement is the AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer. ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output) is a computer soundcard driver protocol for digital audio developed by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. It provides an interface between software applications and computer soundcards or ASIO devices. ASIO allows software to access the multichannel capabilities of a range of audio devices.

The AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer brings two digital audio standards together--EtherSound and ASIO. The ability to directly connect an EtherSound network to ASIO-based recording and playback software allows the user to add digital live recording and playback to EtherSound-capable sound systems. A Cat-5e Ethernet cable connected between the M7CL-48ES and a Windows-based computer running Steinberg Nuendo 5 or similar DAW software allows simultaneous recording of up to 48 channels when using three SB168-ES digital stage boxes connected to the M7CL-48ES. M7CL-48ES and EtherSound module firmware must be updated to the latest versions and appropriate driver software installed on the computer.

“AuviTran's Network ASIO Streamer support for the M7CL-48ES will make it easy for engineers to set up high-quality multitrack live recording,” says Kimmel.

StageMix will be available this fall free of charge and downloadable through the Apple iTunes Store. AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer will be available this fall free of charge and downloadable via Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems website.

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems
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