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).
Yamaha had flawless Cubase integration with the 01X. This looks like it could have been something special, but the fact that the faders do nothing, the EQ does nothing, and you basically only have a transport control, with only 1 sequencer is a real shame. I suppose guitarists will like it, but, with the mLAN drivers now working well, surely an 02X with 100mm faders, and more I/O would have been a better idea?
17-Aug-07 04:14 AM