AV Alliance welcomes Yamaha as audio technology partner and sponsor
With over 40 years of experience and innovative technology at its disposal, Yamaha is one of the world’s foremost digital mixer manufacturers. Renowned for their reliability and rider-friendliness, Yamaha digital mixing systems are specified by Front of House and monitor engineers across the globe. The company has joined the AV Alliance as a Platinum partner, helping production companies to have access to the best live sound technology.
Yamaha’s history of digital mixing goes back to 1987, with the ground-breaking DMP7. Although intended mainly for mixing the outputs of Yamaha’s DX7 synth and other tone generators, it was also used for live sound mixing and recording applications, thanks to its two built-in microphone inputs, input expansion capability, advanced scene memory and motorised faders.
From this pioneering start, Yamaha quickly became a leading manufacturer of digital mixers, a position it has maintained ever since. The reliability and user-friendliness of consoles like the ProMix 01, 01V, 02R, DM series, PM1D, PM5D and CL series have ensured that Yamaha digital mixers are accepted on virtually every technical rider.
In 2015 Yamaha redefined live digital mixing with the modular RIVAGE PM10 system, featuring the company’s Hybrid Microphone Preamplifiers, Virtual Circuitry Modelling (VCM) of Rupert Neve Designs transformer circuitry, SILK processing, Portico processors and more, plus the system’s proprietary TWINLANe networking which seamlessly coexists with Dante.
RIVAGE PM7 is Yamaha’s latest digital mixer, coupling an identical control surface and all the benefits of RIVAGE PM10 technology with onboard DSP, for an exceptionally powerful but relatively compact, portable solution.
“We are very keen to bring Yamaha’s expertise in digital mixing to AV Alliance members,” says Thomas Hemery (Deputy General Manager, Pro Audio Division, Yamaha Corporation of Japan). “Whether large or small, getting every element of an event’s production right is vital. With Yamaha, production companies can be absolutely confident that their clients are getting the very best audio solution. In addition, Yamaha digital mixing systems are compatible with literally any audio format, making integration into existing investments a no-brainer. We are looking forward to working with AV Alliance members to help realise their audio ambitions.”
Simon Ackermann, chairman of AV Alliance, comments: “We are excited to have such a well reputed company join our pool of technology partners. With Yamaha we see a premium supplier of audio event equipment, specifically audio consoles and mixing consoles, work closely together with our 66 member companies around the world. The cooperation in the audio consoles segment will allow us to develop great events together.”
Yamaha will specifically be promoting the segment audio and mixing consoles