Yamaha Commercial Audio has announced Version 2.0 of the CL Series of digital consoles at Prolight+Sound/Messe in Frankfurt.
The update includes enhancements for sound reinforcement applications as well as mix-minus capabilities for the broadcast market, broadening the range of applications where CL Series performance can be advantageous.
Another significant enhancement in v2.0 is discovery and head amp control for the compact QL Series consoles, also launched at PL+S, that inherits CL Series features and performance. A QL console can function as both monitor mixer and I/O rack, for example, while a front-of-house CL console can remotely control the head amp gain of the QL console’s I/O.
New features in CL v2.0 include DCA Roll-Put: Channels assigned to DCA groups can be instantly called up to the console faders for enhanced operational flexibility; output DCA enables the stereo/mono bus masters, mix bus masters, and matrix bus masters to be assigned to DCA groups. Mix minus, an important feature in broadcast applications, is now provided; with one simple operation the signal from a particular channel can be removed from a specified bus.
“CL v2.0 not only adds features that are also included in new the QL Series launched today, but provides additional support for our core sound reinforcement customers with features that were only previously available on PM digital mixers,” states Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio. “Future plans include built-in Dugan automatic mixing similar to the new QL Series and additional support for broadcast applications in the CL Series. We will continue to keep a close eye on the market in order to provide features and performance that will maximize our customers’ investment in CL.”
With Read Only Scene Memory, it is now possible to create read-only scene memories. A new daisy chain insert feature allows two devices to be inserted into one channel or bus for enhanced processing freedom. A GR meter (dynamics meter) option within the channel name display will show the dynamics 1 and dynamics 2 gain reduction meters in the channel name display.
The CL v2.0 update will be available for download from the Yamaha Commercial Audio web site in May and is free of charge. Those attending the upcoming NAB show in Las Vegas can also check out v2.0 at booth C2143.