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Yamaha Introduces AW1600 and AW2400 WorkstationsNew models are complete, portable studio solutions (July 27, 2005)
Yamaha's new AW1600 and AW2400 Workstations
Totally Reliable: The AW1600 and AW2400 have been engineered from the ground up to be the best multitrack recorders they can be. So theyre always reliable?no crashes, and no OS updates.
Easily Portable: These complete studio packages are ready to pick up and go anywhere you want to record.
Completely Professional: Mixing, routing and onboard effects are based on the industry-standard Yamaha ?0 series digital consoles, so everything has the familiar feel quality of Yamaha.
?Imagine if you had a portable computer that was dedicated to doing just one thing?being the best multitrack recorder it could be, says Athan Billias, director, Yamaha Corporation of America, Technology Products. ?Thats exactly what the new AW series workstations are?dedicated computers designed for recording. Recording on the computer has come a long way, but there is still a need for dedicated hard disk recorders because they are completely portable and totally reliable.
The AW1600 (MSRP $1,495) has been created for the home studio musician, adding many features to the award-winning AW16G while maintaining the same affordability. New features include eight combo inputs (all with Phantom power), USB 2.0 drag-and-drop capabilities for moving files onto you computer, 24-bit recording and a new Pitch Fix algorithm for correcting the pitch of vocal tracks. The 16-track design, Quick Loop Sample function, Hi-Z connection, Guitar and Mastering effects and sample pads have the familiar operation and user-friendly interface from the AW16G, while a powerful new SH3 CPU processor, generous 40 GB hard drive and unrestricted song limit provide endless possibilities for song creation and mix building.
The AW2400 (MSRP $2,499) is a complete portable studio solution for anyone who is serious about recording and production. And, just like the legendary AW4416, users can record, edit, mix and master without the need for external equipment, but much faster. This new flagship of the AW line includes 24 simultaneous tracks of playback, motorized 100mm faders and the same expansion slot found on Yamahga digital mixng consoles for connecting the AW to professional studio gear.
An updated 24-track recording system (each with up to eight associated virtual tracks) complete with sampling, editing, automation/snapshot and mastering capabilities, retains true
24-bit resolution, and records directly to the internal 40GB hard drive with no song size limitation. Editing is easy with ten user defined function keys and a large, 02R-sized LCD.
You can expand your system, create a live 16-track recording, or interface with external devices with a range of optional I/O interface cards from third-party developers and Yamaha?including the recently-released mLAN MY16 series cards.
Upgrades continue with eight Phantom powered XLR and eight TRS inputs, Insertion inputs on Channels 1 and 2, four dedicated AUX outputs, an integrated Pitch Fix function, and seamless PC integration with USB 2.0 connectivity.
?What sets the AW1600 and AW2400 apart from other stand-alone units is their new USB 2.0 capabilities, adds Billias. ?This allows you to drag and drop files to your computer to take advantage of the best of both worlds?stand-alone reliability, and computer software flexibility.
For more information on the AW1600 and AW2400 Digital Audio Workstations, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Music Production Department, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.yamaha.com.
Yamaha Corporation of America manufactures a complete line of musical instruments, professional audio products, customer-driven support products and computer-based products targeted to both the amateur and professional markets.
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