Yamaha had a small section of their typically enormous stand devoted to one of their more exciting products. The mLAN technology allows up to 100 channels of 24BIT/44.1kHz audio and 4096 MIDI channels to share the same cable - allowing large networks of digital audio and MIDI to be set up. The new mLAN Audio/MIDI Processor mLAN8P offers a way to incorporate this technology into an existing setup.
An interface that allows existing MIDI devices and audio devices to be connected to an mLAN system.
Eight channels of mLAN audio I/O and 16 channels x 3 ports of mLAN MIDI can be connected .
Twelve channel four bus digital mixer is built-in. Panel operations on the mLAN8P can control volume, pan, effect send etc.
Built-in high-performance DSP equivalent to the one layer of "O1V" digital mixer allows versatile effect processing.
Use a single cable (included) to connect to a FireWire compatible Macintosh computer.
Dedicated application software is included for flexible programming of device connections from your computer. Also included is mixing control software, and OMS/ASIO drivers.
This unit is shipping now is priced at around £1000 ($1500)
mLAN cards are now available for the Yamaha 03D and 02R mixers.
For more info on mLAN: http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/mLAN/index.html