By PSW Staff • November 17, 2011 The new Yamaha 01V96i digital mixer (larger image below) Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has announced the launch of the new 01V96i digital mixer, offering a 16-track USB 2.0 interface for multi-track recording via MAC or PC. The new unit is identical in mixing functionality as its predecessor but cosmetically takes on a new black look for easy differentiation from the previous 01V Series dark blue. Since its initial release in 1998, the 01V has been used in a wide variety of applications, both personal and professional, ranging from recording and production environments to live sound and installation applications. “With the growing demand for high quality multi-track recording and playback in many applications, the new 01V96i was a necessary addition to our expanding line of affordable, live sound and recording/production solutions,” states Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems. “Historically, the 01V Series has been an extremely high value mixer with updates made as necessary in order to adapt to evolving market needs.” The new 01V96i features 16 in/16 out USB audio streaming at 96kHz, as well as multi-channel in/out via expansion card or ADAT. The addition of a USB makes high-quality, multi-track recording and playback faster and easier, and provides full integration with every major ASIO and Core Audio DAW software programs. The 01V96 also comes bundled with the latest version of Steinberg’s Cubase AI. With a full package of Yamaha VCM Effects and high-resolution REV-X reverb, Yamaha’s Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology offers an impressive array of tonal colors, bringing the richness and warmth of analog sound to a digital recording environment. Even resistors and capacitors of the VCM plug-ins model the actual circuitry of original effects units. Identical to those used with Yamaha’s top-of-the-line professional mixers, the plug-in effects are standard and pre-installed on all 01V96i mixers. At a sampling rate of 24bit/96kHz, the 01V96i also features newly improved, studio-quality head amps with high-performance onboard 24bit/96kHz A/D and D/A converters. The mixer shares all the functionality of its predecessor including 100mm motor faders, 99 scene memories for instant recall, and fully configurable user defined keys adapting to any studio or sound reinforcement situation. The 01V96i replaces the 01V96VCM and will be available during the first quarter of 2012 at the same MRSP as its predecessor of $2,699. Yamaha Commercial Audio Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website jimmy says Great desk own the whole yamaha digital range and this little guy can stand up to any of em Tagged with: Mixers New Products Poll Yamaha · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.