Yamaha Shipping USB & FireWire Mixers
Yamaha is now shipping of their MW Series II USB 2.0 and N Series FireWire Mixing Studios. The mixers are also bundled with a specially integrated version of Steinberg’s Cubase AI4.
Available in four models, the MW Series II USB Mixing Studios feature ultra-low-noise microphone preamps and a single knob analog compressor for dialing in the desired sound as well as assignable record out, channel switches, and monitor mix for fast and flexible recording options.
The MW8CX provides 8 input channels, including 4 ultra-low-noise preamps, as well as a digital multi-effect unit that provides a variety of reverb, delay, modulation, and distortion programs with parameter control. The MW10C adds an additional stereo input without built-in effects. The MW12C and MW12CX provide a total of twelve inputs, including four mono microphone/line inputs and four stereo line inputs. The MW12CX adds an internal digital multi-effects unit.
The seamless integration of hardware and software in the new N Series FireWire mixers makes computer recording as simple as dedicated hardware units, including dedicated transport, track select and record ready buttons. Yamaha’s Musically Tuned Class-A Discrete Mic Preamp with Inverted Darlington Circuitry Design, Rev X High Resolution Reverb, Effective Musical EQ and Sweet Spot
Morphing Compressors on every XLR input ensure the highest audio quality. The 12-channel n12 controls the entire studio by providing independent headphone mixes, talkback capability, and monitor speaker selection and control up to complete 5.1 surround systems. The n8 is a smaller, 8-channel version of the n12.
Bundled with the new mixers is Steinbergâ€™s Cubase AI4, a comprehensive music production software based on the flagship Cubase 4 program that has been specially designed to integrate with the MW & N Series features. It gives you up to 48 simultaneous audio tracks and 64 MIDI tracks, a variety of VST plug-in software synths and effects, as well as full VSTi compatibility.
Yamaha’s MW Series II cost $249.99 (MW10C), $329.99 (MW8CX), $399.99 (MW12C), $449.99 (MX12CX). The N Series cost $1,099 (n8) and $1,599 (n12). More information on the new Yamaha MW Series II and N Series Digital Mixers.