Yamaha are no strangers to Digital Console design - they've been at it since most of us were running around in short trousers, so when they introduce a new model to the range, it's likely to be something special.
Despite the frankly, uninspiring name, new M7CL is generating quite a buzz, and some of the industry's biggest figures (quite literally ;-) were spotted on the Yamaha stand at PLASA checking it out.
Small desk - Big interest
We grabbed Product Planning manager Terry Holton to give us a quick video introduction to the console.
And here's a little quote from their Press Release:-
"Digital mixing consoles are certainly not new, but the evolution toward a truly intuitive, easy-to-use interface has been long and at times fraught with growing pains. If youâ€™ve been delaying a move to digital because of interface or operational issues, the wait is over. The Yamaha M7CL Digital Mixing Console offers professional digital console performance and features for live sound in a 32- or 48-channel system that can actually be easier to use than a conventional analog console. It sounds great, too."
The whole thing is pretty big - you'll find it here and a movie of the M7CL here