"Steinberg’s accomplishments and leadership in the professional audio software industry are directly inline with Yamaha’s long track record of success in that same industry," said Patti Hart, Pinnacle Systems Chairman and CEO. "We believe the deal is beneficial to both Pinnacle and Yamaha, and is absolutely the right move for Steinberg."
As part of the transaction, Steinberg and Pinnacle will cross-license certain intellectual property on a royalty-free basis and Pinnacle will continue to distribute Steinberg’s WaveLab Lite audio editing product with Pinnacle Studio Media Suite.
This will certainly strengthen Yamaha’s drive for the adoption of mLAN as a new studio protocol and could well result in some exciting new hard/soft cross pollination. Time will tell.More From: YAMAHA