New York (September 14, 2009)--With the 10th anniversary of the Yamaha's PM1D debut only a week away, the company has announced it will retire the desk that arguably made digital mixing a viable option for live sound.
On September 22, 1999, the PM1D made its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Now a decade later, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced that Yamaha Corporation Japan has reached the limit on availability of key components, so production of the mixing system will cease later this year in December, 2009. Current requests for PM1D systems will be fulfilled, and limited quantities will remain available until the existing stock is depleted.
In the meantime, the company has made available online a brief 'white paper' that will provide customers with its concept for the next generation Yamaha digital system platform.
"Yamaha Corporation Japan has been hard at work advancing the next generation digital system platform," states Larry Italia, Vice President/General Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. "The PM1D was responsible for moving the commercial audio market forward, and as we begin this next era, our goal is to continue to provide our customers with the tools that meet changing market demands well into the 21st Century."
The brief 'white paper' may be viewed at http://yamahaca.com/whitepaper.
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.