Buena Park, CA (April 7, 2015)—Yamaha is prepping software updates for its Yamaha CL and QL consoles, the StageMix iPad App, and its R Remote I/O racks. All the updates will be available for download later this month, addressing a variety of uses, from live sound to broadcast relay and recording at venues.
Version 3.0 for the Yamaha CL and QL Digital Audio Consoles will provide additional features not previously announced; those features include: User Defined Knobs can now be assigned to control reverb, time, delay time, and other effect parameters providing direct access to effect parameters that could previously only be accessed by calling up the effect screen. With V3.0, it is now possible to set up patching and SRC for the RMio64-D Dante/MADI conversion I/O rack unit from the CL/QL V3.0 display Channel Link. Previously only available at the inputs, it is now available at the channel outputs as well.
With CL/QL V3.0, the EQ and dynamics settings on multiple buses can be linked to reduce setup time. Two internal oscillators can now be set to different frequencies for the odd and even numbered channels—useful for L/R line checks.
V3.0 features also include the ability to convert signals received at a stereo channel into mono with a single action. L-MONO coverts the odd-numbered channel to mono, R-MONO converts the even-numbered channel to mono, and LR-MONO mixes both channels and converts to mono; all functions can be executed with just one touch. Send levels for all channels are now visible in the METER display when SENDS ON FADERS is engaged. Also, CL and QL consoles can now be set to Preferred Master directly from V3.0 display without the need for Dante Controller. When Preferred Master is engaged, the device becomes the Dante network clock master.
New StageMix V5.0 features common to CL, QL, M7CL and LS9, include a 61-band real-time analyzer that receives input from the built-in iPad microphone is now included. This function is integrated with the PEQ/GEQ displays, allowing a sound engineer to move around the stage while checking for problem frequencies at various locations, and use PEQ or GEQ to make appropriate adjustments on the spot. With V5.0, it is now possible to adjust the send level from the SENDS ON FADERS button to the MATRIX when the Mix block is selected in the Navigation/Meter Bridge. And with support for dB display in the Mixer window, Fader scales can now be displayed in the Mixer window, allowing visual confirmation of fader positions.
StageMix V5.0 features for CL and QL include support for multiple iPad connections (previous versions only allowed one device to be connected at a time). V5.0 allows up to five devices to be connected simultaneously, enabling musicians to simultaneously use SENDS ON FADERS to set up their personal monitor balances. Control for the new 8-band PEQ feature included in the CL/QL V3.0 update is provided. This includes a notch filter and HPF/LPF as well.
Control for the new Surround Panning feature included in the CL/QL V3.0 update is provided. In addition to flexible control via the touch-panel display, the L/R or F/R axis can be locked so that control is restricted to front-rear or left-right as required. The main functions of the USB flash memory recorder built into the CL and QL consoles can now be controlled: select a song title and play, adjust input level and start recording, and more.
Yamaha has also announced V2.0 for R Remote I/O racks. The V2.0 GUI has been revised to allow numeric entry of gain values as well as “smoother, more efficient operation” according to Yamaha. The number of R Series units that can be controlled has been increased from 8 to 24, support has been provided for R Series units set to a fixed IP address or DHCP configuration, and more. Version 2.0 supports Mac as well as Windows platforms.
Yamaha CL/QL V3.0, StageMix 5.0, and R Remote V2.0 will be available via download in April.
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