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Yamaha is currently offering a series of data libraries to expand and enhance the capabilities of the multi-channel SREV1 Sampling Reverb. Available from authorized Yamaha Commercial Audio Dealers, the SREV1 Reverberation Data Library includes two comprehensive collections simultaneously released on CD-ROM.

Library RD1-SREV1 includes small-to-medium sized spaces with programs that include closet, locker, garage, bathroom, recording booth and stairwell. Specialized programs include public announcement, telephone and car. Library RD2-SREV1 includes medium-to-large spaces and outdoor environments, such as church, theater, arena, stadium, and tunnel.

Engineered for the professional studio, broadcast, film, post-production, systems integration and live production markets, the Yamaha SREV1 reproduces standard and specialized sound fields in stereo or surround, while enabling the user to sample and create custom sound fields.

Utilizing proprietary Convolution sampling technology, the Yamaha SREV1 uses impulse response samples of actual acoustic environments, rather than the generated algorithms found on other high-end reverb products (sampling reverberation provides faithful reproductions of real-world acoustic spaces based on actual acoustic data acquired on location).

The system includes the SREV1 (24-bit/48kHz 3U high rack-mount mainframe), RC-SREV1 Remote Controller and DB-SREV1 DSP Expansion Board, all currently available.

A selection of onboard, editable reverb programs simulate actual environments, with each offering control of pre-EQ, post-EQ and Reverb parameters. The reverb operates in 2-Channel (up to 5.46 sec./channel), 4-Channel (up to 2.73 sec./channel) or 2-Channel x 2 (up to 5.46 sec./channel for each processor) modes. With the addition of the DSP expansion board, reverb time in each mode is doubled, producing reverbs of up to 10.92 seconds. The unit can be completely operated by a remote controller which may be located up to 100 meters from the SREV1.

"Combined with the onboard environments and sampling capabilities of the SREV1, the addition of these libraries gives the user almost unlimited possibilities for reverb and effects, for any studio or sound reinforcement application," state Mark Lopez, product manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Division.

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