(click thumbnail)DM1000Yamaha is adding Virtual Circuitry Modeling to its DM1000, 01V96 and 02R96 digital consoles.
VCM simulates analog circuitry characteristics like resistors and capacitors, and also emulates the sounds of 1970s analog and vintage gear, including classic compression and EQ.
For example, the DM1000VCM and 02R96VCM includes Channel Strip (Comp260(S), Comp 276(S), EQ601), Master Strip (OpenDeck), Reverb (Rev-X Plate, Room and Hall), Surround Post (Room E/R, Doppler, Field Rotation), and Vintage Stomp (Max100, Dual Phase, Vintage Phaser) effects. The 01V96VCM features Channel Strip (Comp260, Comp 276, EQ601) and Reverb (Rev-X Plate, Room and Hall) effects.
“VCM technology will recreate the classic sounds achieved in 1970s’ recordings,” said Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems. “While maintaining ease of operation, the Yamaha VCM consoles will provide engineers and producers an unbelievable selection of surround post effects and room acoustics modeling.” The company says its newest generation of the classic reverb, Rev-X provides ambience, warmth and realistic, natural-sounding acoustics.
The VCM upgrades are free of charge for consoles purchased from Feb. 1, 2008. Consoles purchased prior to that date, or are considered V2 models, will have to purchase the VCM effects package separately. The VCM upgrade for the DM1000, 01V96 and 02R96 will be available in May.