Buena Park, CA (September 19, 2014)—Yamaha has released the MG Rec & Play iPhone/iPad app, which enables recording, as well as playback of songs and sound effects, by connecting an iPhone/iPad to any MG Series XU model via an Apple Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Adapter. The application can be used for recording songwriting sessions, band rehearsals and live gigs, or providing background music or sound effects for parties, live concerts and other entertainment events.
The audio recorder function lets users record two tracks from the stereo bus on the MG Series XU models in WAV format. The sampling rate ranges from 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and 96 kHz depending on the requirements. A user interface allows for visual monitoring of the recording settings and status. It also provides users with instantaneous playback of recently recorded material, which is useful for sound sketching or song composition.
The audio player function features nine separate banks with eight tiles that can each be assigned up to eight songs or sound effects from an iPhone/iPad music library. This provides users with playback of up to 72 songs and sound effects by touching the assigned tile image of each corresponding audio file. The instantaneous playback afforded by MG Rec & Play lends flexibility to live performance applications requiring background music, triggered backing tracks and musical accompaniment, along with other situations that require the use of sound effects.
Compatible mixing consoles include the MG20XU, MG16XU, MG12XU and MG10XU, while compatible Apple iOS Devices include iPad Air, iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s.