NAMM: Yamaha's New Production Studio

US We liked this one      20/01/01

Buying Choices
Affilliate Links help support the site
It's still having the finishing touches put to it but from what we see this could be a worthy rival to the MPC. It fills the gaps that the RM1X and SU series didn't span. It has 4mb standard ram, (expandable to 64mb) scsi as standard, 2x midi outs and a 16 part sequencer running midi or sample tracks. There's a brilliant feature called Integrated Sampling Sequencing that automatically breaks samples into discrete parts, (rather like Recycle) you can then affect the envelopes/tempo/filter/quantize etc. We heard this in action and were rightly impressed.

The on board synthesis engine has been totally redesigned and has a unique sound chip based on AWM technology with 632 waveforms and 1000 on board ROM based synth soundsand 63 drum sounds, There are filters with everythng each with 6 modes (including phat resonant low pass, band pass and high pass - all controllable with a multi stage envelope. There are also advanced LFO possibilities with many BPM syncable waveforms. Very much geared to performance and tweaking, all edits are saved as an integral part of the song and pattern data. This, together with 3 system fx plus the master FX section for mix inserts give you a pretty fine music production workstation that appears to be aimed squarely at the dance area and more impertantly, at the traditional MPC market. There is more - the sequencer allows you to create 10 sections per song and chain them together in various combinations 'live'. Providing a way to re-arrange the song on the fly. There are comrpehensive track soloing and muting functions to give you the build/ breakdown functions you need. Here are some specs:
  • 200,000 notes
  • 62 note poly
  • Resampling
  • 1054 patches
  • SCSI and Smart Media as standard
  • Up to 256 samples
  • 11025,22050,44100(mono,stereo)
  • Reads AKAI, WAV, AiF, A3000/4000 formats from HD, MO, ZIP, CD Thats all for now - we will be working hard to get a review copy ASAP.
    Yamaha Social

    All NAMM 20MM News |  Videos |  Live Blogs |  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

    More From: YAMAHA
    Even more news...


  • More Videos

    EMOM2 - All The Acts Live Stream EMOM2 - All The Acts Live Stream 

    7 Acts and the full night of fun

    Podcast: Sonic TALK 743 Walkman, Superbooth and NAMM Podcast: Sonic TALK 743 Walkman, Superbooth and NAMM 

    Lemur and touch

    Sonic LAB: Arturia Pigments 4 Flagship Softsynth Sonic LAB: Arturia Pigments 4 Flagship Softsynth 

    Gets an update

    Podcast: Sonic TALK 739 - New Moog Knobs, Hainbach Fluss, File Management Podcast: Sonic TALK 739 - New Moog Knobs, Hainbach Fluss, File Management 

    And viewer questions

    Hey there, we use Cookies to customize your experience on