Buena Park, CA (December 17, 2010)—Yamaha has entered a strategic partnership with Rupert Neve Designs concerning VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) Technology.
VCM is an exclusive Yamaha digital technology, which models the individual characteristics of a multitude of parts and components contributing to the final sound of original analog circuitry.
According to Yamaha, VCM recreates the sound and characteristics of several classic compression and EQ units and tape machines from the 70's available on most current Yamaha digital mixers. It is used to create the sound of saturation of analog circuitry, and features carefully selected parameters. Subtle saturation effects have been modeled in an effort to bring the warmth and richness of the original analog gear into a digital format.
Rupert Neve Designs has embraced Yamaha VCM technology as the first digital technology to accurately reproduce Rupert Neve’s analog sound
“With Yamaha VCM technology, we’re able to pick up the amazing quality of musicality and accuracy that was inherent in the original Rupert Neve Designs Portico modules,” states Rupert Neve. “Yamaha engineers are to be congratulated on having been able to successfully emulate that musical sound from my designs. It’s a real pleasure to work with people who are dedicated and knowledgeable and able to perceive the sort of things that I’m trying to convey in my designs.”
“Yamaha is extremely fortunate to have the wisdom of the legendary Rupert Neve, personally responsible for the direction our industry has taken in achieving the ‘classic sound’, acknowledge that our VCM Technology well represents this classic sound,” states Larry Italia, Vice President/General Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “We know this will be the first of many joint efforts between our two companies.”
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.
Rupert Neve Designs