MESSE: Yamaha's mLAN Breakout Box

It does a lot for a small box      14/03/01



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. mLAN8P Fetaures:
  • 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


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