N Series FireWire mixers with integrated Cubase are now available 27/07/07
Yamaha Corporation of America is now shipping their new N Series
Digital Mixing Studios, which combine Steinbergâ€™s Cubase AI4 (Advanced Integration) software with new
FireWire studio mixers to create a complete computer recording system with, they say, the familiar feel of an analog
mixer and recorder with the power and flexibility of a completely modern digital audio workstation.
Yamaha say that the seamless integration of hardware and software makes computer recording as simple as dedicated hardware units,
including dedicated transport, track select and record ready buttons. The 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 ought to 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.
Also included is Cubase AI4, a special version of Steinbergâ€™s DAW with advanced integration features for the
Yamaha N series, designed to ensure ease of use and seamless integration. Steinbergâ€™s Cubase AI4 is a comprehensive music
production software based on the flagship Cubase 4 program that has been specially designed to integrate with the MW
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. Synchronization with the N series Mixer is made easy with a
Cubase Ready LED, remote Transport Control, Track Selection, and Click Track On/Off, a DAW Control Work Mode,
Wet or Dry Monitoring, and Project Templates. Pricing and Availability:
The list prices on the N Series are $1,099 (n8) and $1,599 (n12).