History Meets Modernity as Prague Hosts Yamaha’s 2019 System Designers Conference


The past, present and future of professional sound recently met in the Czech Republic, as over 300 sound industry professionals from 40 countries headed for the capital Prague, host city for Yamaha’s annual System Designers Conference.

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Award-winning DaNSe Makes A Big Impression At rAVe


DaNSe is an advanced noise suppression plug-in for RIVAGE PM digital mixing systems, launched at ISE 2019 as part of the latest V3.0 update. AV publisher rAVe Publications was so impressed that it won a Best of ISE award in the Live Mixer for Installs category.

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Awards for the Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 and CL/QL StageMix


Yamaha pro audio products have been honored with two prestigious awards. The RIVAGE PM7 has received the FOH GOLD STAR PRODUCT AWARD 2019 for “Best New Large-Format Console,” and the CL/QL StageMix app has received the 34th ANNUAL NAMM TEC AWARD in the “Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphone” category.

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Flower Power: Yamaha and Nexo Are Picture Perfect At PLASA


In mid-September a small piece of Japan appeared in West London for three days … and it proved a real talking point as Yamaha and Nexo exhibited at PLASA London.

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High Quality - Yamaha’s Annual System Designers Conference Heads For The Alps


In late September, 145 audio professionals from throughout Europe headed for the Austrian Alps, as Yamaha hosted its sixth annual System Designers Conference in the stunning location of the Scalaria Conference Centre, St Wolfgang.

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Yamaha Wins Multiple Awards At ProLight+Sound and MusikMesse


Yamaha enjoyed an award-winning presence at both ProLight+Sound and MusikMesse in early April, as the RIVAGE PM10 digital mixing system and four of the company's MI products won prestigious PIPA and MIPA awards.

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30 年的基礎研究和產品創新。產業領先的實體建模技術讓 K's Lab 的能力更加提升。

(來自 DTM STATION。藤本健報導。)

先前的文章中我們得知獨一無二的聲音研究團隊 K's Lab。「1977 年的理論如何在三十年前引領著 Yamaha K’s Lab 研究部門的突破和創新」以及「Yamaha K’s Lab 研究團隊將 Rupert Neve 60 和 70 年代的設計真實再現」本報導中,K’s Lab 的第三期也是最後一期報導,我們將了解使用 VCM(虛擬電路模型)技術打造的處理器和吉他音箱。

Rupert Neve Designs from the 60s and 70s Realistically Recreated by the Yamaha K’s Lab Research Team

(From DTM STATION. Report by Ken Fujimoto.)

K’s Lab has been a central research group at Yamaha for 30 years, garnering international attention for breakthroughs in physical modeling while leaving an impressive track record in product development. The K’s Lab team put their full technological weight behind the recreation of professional audio gear such as equalizers and compressors originally developed by Rupert Neve in the 60s and 70s. Readers might wonder why Yamaha chose to research products from another manufacturer. The answer lies in the undeniable fact that in many ways Mr. Neve built the foundations of the pro audio industry as we now know it, and it is with the greatest respect that the team now works with Mr. Neve to build the future.

Interview: How the discovery of a 1977 thesis led to a breakthrough at the Yamaha K’s Lab research division 30 years ago

(From DTM STATION. Report by Ken Fujimoto.)

K’s Lab, led by a research fellow, Dr. Toshifumi Kunimoto, has been researching physical modeling systems for more than 30 years, and is one of the most preeminent research groups in its field. We’ll look back at how an unearthed thesis and a unique musical instrument led to the launch of K’s Lab.

Interview: Chris Taylor on the RIVAGE PM10

Musician, mixing engineer, and sound system designer, Chris Taylor brings a lifetime of experience to Yamaha console design and development. In 2003 Chris joined Yamaha first working as a District Sales Manager for Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems in the US. After 3 years of sales experience he became R&D manager for Yamaha Japan and is currently engaged in helping Yamaha build professional audio consoles.

SWP1 Series Designer Interview

Digital audio networking is rapidly becoming an essential, convenience-enhancing element in live sound and other pro audio applications. Yamaha pro audio products with Dante audio networking capability, including the industry standard CL series digital mixing consoles, are leading the way. SWP1 series network switches are being introduced to take the evolution to the next level. The first Yamaha network router was introduced to the domestic market in 1995. Over the 20 years that followed, Yamaha brought IT and pro audio expertise together in some of the most innovative audio networking solutions available. In the following interview we discuss that background and some of the philosophy behind the SWP1 series network switches with key Yamaha pro audio designers.

Developer Interview: Fader Knobs Refined for Productivity and Motivation

Amid the excitement and frenzy of a live music event there is a cool-headed mixing engineer making vitally important decisions and adjustments. Vocal, guitar, bass, keyboard, drum, and other faders must be precisely controlled to achieve the ideal musical balance. Yamaha’s mission is to support the engineer as he or she focuses intently on every moment of the ongoing musical program, fingertips poised on faders ready to make critical adjustments at any time. That mission led to a journey through a multitude of subtle refinements to the shape and dimensions of the mixing engineer’s most fundamental connection to the console: the fader knobs. The following interview reveals the depth of thought and care that went into the design of the evolved fader knobs introduced in the CL series digital mixing consoles.

The Development of Virtual Circuitry Modeling Audio Effects

From the birth of physical modeling to Portico emulations

Digital Mixer History

Back when Yamaha products such as the DX7 synthesizer and SPX90 multi-effect unit were at the peak of their popularity, Yamaha was busy developing and manufacturing a DSP LSI that was originally intended for use in Electones, but which also showed promise for digital mixing applications. That LSI provided the basis for Yamaha’s first digital mixer, the DMP7.