Yamaha introduced the second-generation HS Series studio monitor and subwoofer series at Musikmesse 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany. The extended, revamped lineup features a new 6.5? monitor.
Improving on the original HS line, launched in 2006, the new HS series feature new transducers that achieve smooth response over a wide bandwidth and ensure the accuracy of signal reproduction throughout the audio spectrum. By upgrading to a 1″ tweeter (from the previous3/4″ models) the new monitor series provides an extended frequency range and delivers high-resolution sound. Yamaha engineers have optimized the HS powered monitor and subwoofer monitor system for a variety of music production environments. Continue reading →
At Musikmesse 2013, Yamaha introduced the new Pocketrak PR7, an “ultra-portable” linear recorder. Equipped with newly-developed XY stereo microphones, the PR7 captures high-resolution stereo recordings, regardless of the surrounding sonic environment.
The PR7 offers practice functions, like an onboard tuner and metronome. It comes with 2GB of internal memory (and the ability to expand storage capacity with micro SD/SDHC memory cards) and features long battery life, mic line inputs for microphones or instruments, 24bit/96kHz recording and a built-in speaker.
The PR7 is equipped with a dedicated overdubbing button, to allows for the addition of solo sections and harmonies over an existing track. Marker editing lets users insert up to 36 index markers in audio files during recording or playback. These markers can also be used to loop a specific section of a file. Continue reading →
Yamaha premiered its revamped DTX-502 electronic drums at Musikmesse, in Frankfurt, Germany. Based on the DTX-PAD, the kits feature including newly designed tom pads, a lighter-weight steel rack and a new drum trigger module.
With almost twice the wave ROM and more than 250 additional sounds than the previous model, the new DTX502 drum trigger module is the first to incorporate drum and cymbal samples that have been optimized for DTX by Yamaha?s sound engineers. The system lets users import audio samples and MIDI files for further expandability. Continue reading →