Yamaha's mLAN protocol, the FireWire based connection that allows easy patching of audio and MIDI data down a single wire is now available to all mini-YGDAI compatible Yamaha mixers with the introduction of the new MY16-mLAN.
Available in December, the MY16-mLAN provides the interface hardware and connections required to link Yamahas Digital Mixers to an mLAN network, Yamaha's high performance computer networking protocol. This connection allows multiple channels of digital audio and multiple ports of MIDI to be transmitted and controlled via a single IEEE 1394 Firewire cable, significantly reducing the number of discrete connections.
The 24-bit/96kHz compatible MY16-mLAN card provides up to sixteen channels of audio I/O to the host mixer. The unit will insert into any of the designated MY card slots on the rear panel of the host mixer, seamlessly integrating with the mixerÃƒÂ¢??s normal operation. Bundled mLAN Patchbay application software provides convenient audio and MIDI signal routing on both Mac and Windows XP-based systems, eliminating the need for extra PCI cards or interface hardware.
"mLAN allows people to enjoy digital music environments which do not feature dozens of cables for various devices and purposes, including MIDI cables and audio cables to route MIDI and audio signals. The MY16-mLAN card will allow users of Yamaha Digital Mixers to enjoy the benefits of this revolutionary technology," states Peter Peck, Music Production Marketing Manager.
"Since Yamaha's mLAN technology provides a means to create a totally integrated environment it was logical to offer the high-speed network connectivity to our Digital Mixers in an appropriate expansion option such as the MY16-mLAN."
The MY16-mLAN will easily integrate the Yamaha Digital Mixers into an mLAN-based setup that allows the user to choose different software and hardware from Yamaha and more than 50 third-party licensees, including Apple, Lexicon and Apogee.