- by Debi Moen
in New Gear
Yamaha Corporation Japan has today announced even more connectivity, expandability, and usability with the launch of Version 4.1 for CL and QL Digital Audio Consoles. New Dante functionality includes support for the AES67 interoperability that allows communication with Ravenna, Q-LAN, Livewire and other audio networks for significantly improved system expandability. The Dante Device Lock feature that prevents unwanted changes to Dante settings is also supported, enhancing system security in theaters, concert halls and sound reinforcement installations that are routinely used by outside operators or those operators who bring in their own devices.
More details from Yamaha (www.yamahaca.com):
The number of supported Shure Wireless Receivers has also increased. Version 4.0 provided support for the ULXD4D and ULXD4Q. Version 4.1 additionally supports non-Dante devices including the AXT400, QLXD4 and ULXD4. Control and monitoring are supported for all devices, plus transmitter gain control for the AXT400. Yamaha CL and QL 4.1 marks the 4th stage of a productive Yamaha and Shure collaboration since 2013.
“We are always trying to continually improve the overall customer experience with our products," says Rob Fuhlbrugge, senior director of engineering and product development at Shure. "The ability to monitor and control all Shure networked wireless products including Axient, ULXD, and QLXD from Yamaha CL and QL consoles allows this monitoring and control functionality to be available for a larger number of customers.”
Other new features in Yamaha CL and QL 4.1 that boost operability and convenience include: one-operation EQ type selection, improved RTA visibility, patch window effect type and channel name displays. Mounting and patching of the Audinate Dante-MY16-AUD2 Mini-YGDAI card is also supported.
“Connectivity with third-party products is just as important as the reliability and performance of Yamaha digital consoles," says Marc Lopez, director of marketing CA products, Yamaha Professional Audio. "The software updates for CL and QL in Version 4.1 focuses primarily on AES67 support and interoperability with other devices in a field where the consoles have already become standard. The improved functionality provided will be a valuable creative asset for our customers.”
Yamaha CL and QL Version 4.1 is available now free of charge via download from the website.