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Yamaha Introduces AW1600 and AW2400 Workstations

Published: Mon July 04, 2005  News Feed

Yamaha\'s AW series continues with the introduction of the AW1600 and AW2400 workstations. Available in fall 2005, both units are fully backward-compatible with prior Yamaha workstations, and have everything you need to record your music anytime, anywhere in compact, road-worthy designs.

The mixing, routing and onboard effects found in both new models are based on the Yamaha \"0\" series digital consoles, so everything has the familiar feel of Yamaha.

The Yamaha AW1600 has been created for the home studio musician, adding many features to the 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 Yamaha AW2400 is a complete portable studio solution for anyone who is serious about recording and production. And, just like the AW4416, users can record, edit, mix and master without the need for external equipment. 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.\"

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