Behind the comfortable, intuitive interface of the Yamaha N8 mixer, lies an extraordinarily powerful digital mixer and production center that works seamlessly with an advanced version of Steinberg's Cubase DAW running on your Macintosh or Windows PC
Behind the comfortable, intuitive interface of the Yamaha N8 mixer, lies an extraordinarily powerful digital mixer and production center that works seamlessly with an advanced version of Steinberg's Cubase DAW running on your Macintosh or Windows PC.
The Yamaha N8 Digital Mixing Studio is an elegantly optimized combination of hardware and software that set up easily and let you get right down to making music with maximum quality and control, and with minimum interference from “technology.” The Yamaha N8 have been designed from the ground up to make recording and mixing a creative joy rather than a technical hassle.
The Yamaha N8 features the innovative Sweet Spot Morphing Compressor produced by K's LAB, eliminating the tedious details with just two knobs that function in a totally new and ingenious way. The MORPH control has five “sweet spots” that offer compression crafted by some of the world's leading engineers and producers, and by simply rotating the control you can “morph” seamlessly from one sweet spot to the next for an extraordinary spectrum of expressive compression. The second DRIVE knob is used to adjust the amount of compression applied. No compressor has ever made it this easy to dial up the perfect compression for such a wide range of situations. And since the Sweet Spot Morphing Compressor is based on Yamaha's extraordinary analog modeling technology, no other “simple” compressor sounds anywhere near as good. Alternative sweet spot data can be downloaded from Sweet Spot Data Library.
Like compression, artful EQ can dramatically enhance a mix in many ways. The n-series equalizers have been created through an extensive study of the most musical and desirable consoles used by leading artists and engineers throughout the world. They offer a finely-balanced and dynamic relationship between EQ curve, frequency ranges, and other factors that give you truly musical control. 3-band equalizers with sweepable midrange on each channel deliver totally satisfying, potent EQ control that can take your music to a higher level.
Although there's extensive digital power and processing capability under the hood, the interface has been distilled down to the functions you really need. If you've ever used an analog console, you'll feel right at home with the n8 in no time. And that means you'll be able to make music without getting lost in the technology, or having to refer to the manual all the time. There are no layers, no multi-functions controls … there isn't even an LCD display. Each and every knob, switch, and fader does exactly what it says it does, and nothing else.
24-bit 96-kHz processing is the de-facto standard for professional audio, and that's what's happening inside the Yamaha n8 chassis. The extraordinary Sweet Spot Morphing Compressors, channel equalizers, and Rev-X reverb processor are all made possible by state-of-the-art Yamaha digital technology too. The n8 has been specifically designed to deliver maximum creative control and production power with the bundled Cubase AI4 software.
- 8 input channels: discrete class-A microphone preamps, 2 stereo line inputs.
- 12-in/12-out FireWire Audio Interace
- Intuitive analog-style physical interface with one-function-per-control simplicity.
- 24-bit 96-kHz digital mixing and signal processing inside.
- Top-performance microphone/line preamplifiers with custom capacitors and discrete class-A circuitry.
- Innovative Sweet Spot Morphing Compressors on mono input channels
- 3-band channel EQ with sweepable midrange and +/-18dB control.
- High-resolution Yamaha Rev-X digital reverb.
- Comprehensive monitoring facilities.
- Seamless integration with bundled Cubase AI DAW software.
- Essential software control direct from the console.
- One-cable IEEE 1394 connection between console and computer.
- Designed for making music