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The all new YAMAMA 01X delivers power and flexibility never before offered in any computer audio product and represents a dramatic breakthrough in total integration and flexibility. No more expensive interfaces and control surfaces, the 01X combines both functions in one single unit with mLAN compatibility delivering all MIDI and Audio data via a single cable.

01X is the first product to feature Yamaha's new generation mLAN technology and guarantees high-speed audio and MIDI networking between computers, synthesisers and other mLAN compatible devices. Connecting the 01X is simplicity itself thanks to the industry standard IEEE1394 (FireWire) interface.

Featuring low latency audio interfacing over mLAN for both Windows and Macintosh based computers the 01X delivers remote control power never before offered in a multi-function device. 01X boasts DAW support for Cubase SX, Nuendo, Sonar, Logic Audio, Digital Performer and many other software products. Track-arming, transport control, plug-in-editing, mixing, window selection plus much more can all be controlled directly from the 01X. The 01X will also control a wide range of parameters in many popular software synthesisers.

01X also functions as a multi-port MIDI interface, offering hundreds of channels enabling existing MIDI devices to be easily connected directly to the unit guaranteeing it's place at the heart of any computer music studio.

The unit also has digital signal processing power thanks to Yamaha's world renowned 96kHz technology already found in the flagship DM2000, O2R96 and O1V96 consoles.

The 01X is truly multi-functional across a wide range of applications. In addition to its capability as a professional digital mixing interface for computer audio systems the unit is equally at home functioning as a total recall, stand alone digital mixer for live applications.

The product features full dynamics processing in addition to 4-band parametric EQ on every one of the 28 digital mixing channels. Additionally, the incorporation of two comprehensive 32-bit effects processors ensure that 01X will not put undue strain on host computers when mixing or processing audio. Fully motorised faders allow mixes to be instantly and completely recalled at the touch of a button.

Thanks to mLAN networking capability, up to 63 mLAN compatible devices can be linked together. The unit can also easily be expanded allowing more inputs and outputs with optional mLAN products enabling the system to expand as further user requirements are necessary.

Offering driver support for Windows XP and Macintosh (OS9/OSX) the 01X seamlessly integrates into existing working environments and there is no requirement to switch to one specific application to enjoy the full benefits of 01X.

The 01X comes complete with three commercially available VST plug-ins offering enhanced vocal processing, final mastering and format accurate pitch correction.

When used in conjunction with Yamaha's critically acclaimed Studio Manager the 01X enables instant access and control for every parameter directly from a computer screen, it also comes complete with a VST-compatible channel module which mimics the hardware DSP and functions of the mixing console. This allows parameters to be quickly copied from Studio Manager directly into a VST hosting application.

A dedicated web site has been set up for the 01X at www.01xray.com. The site has just launched but will be fleshed out with more information over time.

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