Like its predecessor, the 01V96 is an aimed at the small-to-medium permanent or mobile installation, with significant upgrades that include improved sound quality plus new computer and ADAT interfaces. Built into the same footprint as the original 01V, the rack-mountable 01V96 features a number of significant improvements.
Features 40 simultaneous mixing channels with full resolution 24-bit/96 kHz audio Improved mic amps 4 built in FX units with 32-bit internal processing and full automation. Large display screen and user interface allow analog-style hands-on operation, Eight user-defined keys available for assignable functions. Inputs 1-32 feature fully independent gating/compression processors, four-band fully parametric EQ, delay and two pre-EQ/post-delay insert points. Stereo inputs 1-4 feature parametric EQ. Up to four of the built-in effect processors (two at 96kHz) may be used simultaneously. All available inputs, outputs, effects, and channel inserts can be assigned to any channel or output via a digital patching system. A direct out function allows signal from any input channel to be routed to any digital or analog output.
The 01V96 also integrates with digital audio workstations and provides extensive support for DigiDesign ProTools®, Nuendo® and other popular computer-based recording software. A significant upgrade is the inclusion of ADAT I/O, eliminating the need for a dedicated expansion card. Bundled Yamaha Studio Manager software is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
For further expansion, a single I/O slot will accept any existing or new Mini-YGDAI digital and analog I/O cards, including third party cards, providing up to 16 inputs and outputs at 48 kHz (8 at 96kHz). The 01V96 is also compatible with the Waves Y56K expansion card, recently introduced to enhance the capabilities of Yamaha’s AW Series digital audio workstations.
The 01V96 will be available in April 2003 at an MSRP of $2,499. www.yamaha.com or www.yamaha.com/proaudio.