Yamaha Shows New Products And Updates At IBC2018
Yamaha has a digital mixing solution suitable for every type of broadcast need, from the biggest event to the most compact studio or outside broadcast facility. All will be on show at IBC2018, including new products and updated firmware. Yamaha systems will also be mixing keynote speeches and other presentations throughout the show.
Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM10 and PM7 digital mixing systems have rapidly become the new byword for excellence in the large format console market. The facilities, audio quality, flexibility, high channel counts and ease of use are all proving a hit with engineers across the world. IBC sees the launch of updated firmware and two new interface cards for RIVAGE systems, which add features especially relevant to the broadcast market.
The HY128-MD is a 128-in/128-out interface which can be used to convert the output of a RIVAGE PM10 system to MADI, for transmission to a broadcast OB truck or to connect to a MADI-based mixing console, as well as providing asynchronous sample rate conversion for devices using different word clocks to be connected without noise and dropouts. The HY144-D-SRC supports up to 144 inputs/144 outputs via Dante with onboard sample rate conversion, adding convenience to systems where devices running at different sample rates need to be interconnected. Meanwhile, the latest Version 2.20 firmware supports both the new cards and adds several new features for PM7 and PM10 systems.
New Version 5.1 firmware update for Yamaha’s CL and QL series digital mixers directly supports the Sony DWR-R03D DWX digital wireless receiver - used extensively in both broadcast and live production environments - significantly enhancing the value of existing and future CL/QL-based audio systems to broadcasters. In addition, the latest firmware for all Yamaha digital mixers means that they now feature multiple channels of Dan Dugan automixing, making them the ideal solution for all kinds of multi-microphone broadcast applications.
Another Yamaha broadcast-friendly update on demonstration is Version 1.1 firmware for the MMP1 studio monitor management system, which adds a range of refinements and support for the CB Electronics TMC-1 monitor controller.
Alongside these new developments, Yamaha’s stand at IBC will feature the industry-leading, fully integrated Nuage production system, R-series D2 Dante I/O units, RMio64-D Dante-MADI I/O unit, RSio64-D Dante-Mini YGDAI interface and SWP1 series network switches.
Meanwhile, all of the Keynote speeches taking place in the Forum at IBC 2018 will be mixed on a Yamaha CL series console and those in Rooms E102 and G102 will be mixed on a QL series console, all three spaces also using with R-series D2 I/O racks.
The new DZR series loudspeakers will also feature in Room E102, where a 5.1 surround system will comprise four DZR10 and three DZR12 full-range loudspeakers, plus two DXS15MkII subwoofers. A separate voice system of two DZR12s will also be used, while four DZR10 will be used as stage monitors in the Auditorium.
Yamaha is exhibiting on Stand C71, Hall 8 at IBC2018, which takes place at the Amsterdam RAI from 14th - 18th September.