Yamaha has launched version 2 software for the PM5D and PM5D RH consoles, with second quarter 2007 availability expected. The new software, which will be available as a free download, adds more than 30 new features based on input from the company's vast client base of engineers, sound companies and contractors.
New features include virtual soundcheck, which allows for an easy switch between live inputs and inputs from a multitrack recorder, and new effect library programs including de-essor, built-in virtual circuitry modeling effects such as analog modeled compressors and EQs (Comp 276, Comp260, EQ601), and OpenDeck tape simulation. With the new software, effects can be used as additional 31-band GEQs, and all GEQs can be switched to PEQs. The channel move feature allows channels to be moved for layout reorganization.
PM5DV2 adds new security features such as read-only scenes, which cannot be overwritten, edited or erased by loading from a card or studio manager; load lock, which prevents internal data from being overwritten from a memory card or studio manager; and output isolation, which protects output channels and parameters for festivals or performing arts centers with multiple engineers who have their own scene memory setups.
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