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Multiple new Yamaha products at PLASA 2011

David Davies 17 August 2011
Multiple new Yamaha products at PLASA 2011

The VS series of installation loudspeakers (pictured) and the latest version of the StageMix iPad app are among the developments to be showcased by Yamaha at Earls Court next month.

Following on from the successful launch of the original StageMix iPad app last year, StageMix 2.0 gives users of M7CL and LS9 greater levels of wireless control. The new version adds Head Amp gain control for each input channel, Scene Memory management (including Store, Recall, Scene Titles and Comments) and other refinements. StageMix 2.0 is free to download from Apple’s iTunes store and is available now.

The VS series of installation loudspeakers will be available from early autumn in two models – the VS4 and VS6 – in black or white. The VS series is said to be ideal for use in applications ranging from background music and voice announcements to being an integral part of a distributed PA system.

The other new development, the MY4-AEC Echo Canceller card, offers high definition sound for audio and video conferencing with Yamaha’s DME series of digital mixing engines. Aimed primarily at the corporate market, the MY4-AEC features four channels of adaptive echo cancelling (AEC), which automatically calculate the best settings according to the environment and the equipment being used. It is also equipped with a powerful noise reduction algorithm and four channels of AES/EBU I/O to facilitate the use of other digital audio equipment.

Nick Cook, European marketing director, Yamaha Commercial Audio, commented: “Interest from rental companies in our digital consoles this summer has been phenomenal because they continue to be a reliable long-term investment. In the past year we have also sold more LS9s than ever before. Although there is no doubt that the pro-audio market is tough, we currently have a good forward-order book, which is proof that our strategy of not ‘reinventing the wheel’, purely for the sake of doing so, is a sound one.

“Ensuring that Yamaha users get the most from our systems is a priority, so we are committed to our amplifier and loudspeaker ranges, alongside products like StageMix and our ever-growing series of expansion cards.

“We look forward to meeting people on the stand at PLASA and demonstrating that our latest products are more key elements to providing optimum-quality audio in a wide variety of situations.”

Show visitors are also invited to visit the Yamaha stand to find out more about a special competition.

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