Yamaha all new M7CL iPAD App!!!

By | February 16, 2011

“StageMix” for ipad, use with Yamaha M7CL Version 3 digital mixing consoles will be announced at the 2010 PLASA show, with release planned for Autumn 2010. The StageMix app takes advantage of the intuitive interfacing capabilities of the iPad to provide unprecedented remote monitor mixing control.Another announcement: the M7CL-48ES now supports AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer, making it easy to set up for high-quality multitrack live recording.

Shizuoka, Japan, September 11, 2010 — The new iPad app and M7CL-48ES functionality will be launched at Yamaha’s booth (1-G31) at PLASA 2010 before the release in this autumn. PLASA is the leading international trade show for the entertainment and installation industries. This year’s show will take place from 12 to 15 September at Earls Court, London.

“We are delighted to introduce the iPad “StageMix” app for M7CL consoles and AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer support for the M7CL-48ES,” said Kazunori Kobayashi, General Manager of Yamaha’s Pro Audio Division. “The iPad “StageMix” app will provide our customers with significantly enhanced monitor mixing capabilities, while AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer support for the M7CL-48ES will make high-quality live multitrack recording easier than ever before. We will continue our efforts to provide Yamaha users with functionality that’s right at the leading edge of live sound technology, and beyond.”

iPad “StageMix” App for M7CL Consoles

StageMix is an application for the Apple iPad that allows remote control of M7CL mix functions via a simple, intuitive graphical interface from anywhere within wireless range.
This allows the engineer to set up monitor mixes from the performers’ positions on stage, directly controlling mix parameters via the iPad rather than having to rely on verbal directions to a second engineer. The result is better mixes in less time: a huge advantage during high-pressure pre-show setup.

Input Channel Faders Sends on Faders Parametric EQs
* iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.

System Requirements

StageMix running on an Apple iPad

Wireless connection from the iPad to a WiFi access point

Ethernet connection from the WiFi access point to the M7CL Version 3

Functions
The following M7CL Version 3 parameters are scheduled to be implemented in the StageMix.

Controllable Parameters

– Sends on Faders

– Input Channel Faders

– Input Channel On/Off

– Input Channel Parametric EQs

– Input Channel Cue

– Mix Master Faders

– Mix Bus On/Off

– Mix Bus Parametric EQs

– Mix Bus Cue

– Last Cue/Mix Cue Mode

– Clear All Cues

– Graphic EQs (*)

*Please note that this parameter may not be available in the initial release.

Display Only Parameters

– Input Channel Names

– Input Channel Meters

– Mix/Matrix Bus Names

– Mix Bus Meters

– EQ Input Meter

– EQ Output Meter

AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer support for the M7CL-48ES

The AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer brings two eminent digital audio standards together: EtherSound and ASIO. The ability to directly connect an EtherSound network to high-performance ASIO based recording and playback software makes it easy to add high-quality digital live recording and playback to EtherSound capable sound systems. A single CAT5e Ethernet cable connected between the M7CL-48ES and a Windows-based computer running Steinberg Nuendo 5 or similar DAW software allows simultaneous recording of up to 48 channels, for example.* That’s sufficient capacity to handle all 48 inputs to three SB168-ES digital stage boxes connected to the M7CL-48ES.

* The M7CL-48ES and EtherSound module firmware must be updated to latest versions, and the appropriate driver software must be installed on the computer.

About ASIO

ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output) is a computer soundcard driver protocol for digital audio developed by Steinberg. It provides a low-latency, high fidelity interface between software applications and computer soundcards or ASIO devices. ASIO allows software to access the multi-channel capabilities of a wide range of powerful audio devices. ASIO is a trademark of, and ASIO software is a product of, Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

Technical Specifications

Host PC minimum specifications
Operating system Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Processor Dual core CPU, clock speed > 2GHz
Memory 2 GB
Network Gigabit Ethernet adapter
Storage Fast and large disk
M7CL-48ES/3rd Port
Firmware version M7CL-48ES firmware: V3.5 or later
EtherSound module: 0x0C17 or later(*)
I/O count Add up to 48 ASIO inputs and 48 ASIO outputs to the EtherSound channels of the M7CL-48ES/3rd Port
Sample format 24bit
Sample Rate 44.1 kHz, 48kHz

(*) This version will soon be available for free from the AuviTran website.

About the M7CL

Since its release, the Yamaha M7CL Digital mixing Console has become a staple of the live sound industry worldwide. Features and usability were significantly enhanced with the “Version 2″ and “Version 3″ software upgrades, effectively implementing feedback and suggestions from the field. Introduction of the EtherSound based M7CL-48ES model allowed direct digital connectivity to Yamaha SB168-ES stage boxes while maintaining the same intuitive operating environment with stunning sound in a surprisingly budget-friendly system. And this August the M7CL V3 Editor for Mac was released, giving Mac users full offline and online console editing and monitoring capability.
The M7CL series represents a highly evolved . and evolving . live sound system for a wide range of applications.

About Yamaha Pro Audio

Yamaha Pro Audio is known around the globe as a provider of innovative, top-quality solutions for the sound industry. The Yamaha lineup includes a number of world-standard mixing consoles, signal processors incorporating industry-leading DSP technology, power amplifiers based on energy-efficient drive technology, and an extensive range of speakers suitable for everything from live sound to commercial installations.

Visit http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/ for the latest news and information.

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