Yamaha 01V96i Overview
The 01V96i Multi-Track Digital Mixing Console with USB 2.0 from Yamaha takes the popular 01V96 design and makes it even better, adding a USB 2.0 connection so you can use the mixer as easily on the road as you can in the studio. This compact mixer features studio-quality amps and internal processing that supports 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA conversion so that no detail is lost in the digital representation of your audio.
The mixer offers 40 input/20 bus mixing, and has a wealth of inputs and outputs for use with a huge variety of sound devices and systems. In addition to supporting connection to your Mac or PC for use with a DAW, the USB 2.0 port also delivers 2-way MIDI communication so you can combine the precise control offered by the mixer with the capabilities of your DAW software. A Cascade Link is available that lets you connect 2 mixers together, giving you up to 80 channels of mixing capability with a single connection.
The 01V96i has a full suite of Yamaha's VCM effects, including a channel strip, master strip, and vintage stomp, plus high-resolution REV-X reverbs so you can shape your sound in a variety of ways. The mixer has the 01V96i Editor software package, which gives you full control of the console via your computer. Steinberg Cubase AI software is also included that turns your Mac or PC into the ultimate machine for composing, recording, editing, and mixing.
Compact and Versatile
96kHz Internal Effects
VCM Effects and REV-X Reverbs
- Channel Strip:
The Channel strip has 5 models that recreate the characteristics of several compression and EQ units from the 1970s. The models faithfully capture the unique saturation of analog circuitry and have been fine-tuned with simple interface to make them easy to use.
- Master Strip:
The Master Strip recreates the analog circuitry and tape characteristics that shaped the sound of open-reel tape recorders. You are provided with models of 4 machine types (Swiss '70, Swiss '78, Swiss '85, and American '70) that can be combined in various ways. You can even choose different tape types, speeds, bias, and EQ settings.
- Vintage Stomp:
Vintage Stomp gives you 3 distinctly different phasers, which are modeled after some of the most desired stompbox effects units of the 1970s. The VCM technology delivers the warmth and atmosphere of the original vintage units, combined with the control and flexibility of a digital environment.
The high-resolution reverbs have REV-X algorithms that feature rich reverberation and smooth decay, based on years of research and development. The mixer has REV-X Hall, REV-X Room, and REV-X Plate programs with parameters such as room size and decay envelopes for exceptional definition and control. The Hall and Room programs have an open sound, while the Plate program has a brighter tone that's ideal for vocals. All of the models offer dense, warm reverb without interfering with your audio's natural timbre.