Sometimes everything just comes together—and when it does, the new 01v96i is there to capture that perfect moment for you in stunning 96kHz sound. Since its initial release in 1998, the 01V has been the mixer of choice for a wide variety of applications, ranging from recording and production environments to live sound and installation setups. The 01V96i represents the next step in the evolution of an industry standard, building on the proven configuration of its predecessors to create a compact digital mixer that meets the needs of an expanding user base. Now, with 16 in/16 out USB 2.0 audio streaming at an impressive 96kHz, the latest version of Steinberg’s Cubase AI, the full suite of Yamaha’s acclaimed Virtual Circuitry Modeling DSP effects and newly improved studio quality head amps, the next generation 01V96i will take every aspect of your mixing and recording to the next level.
- 16 in/16 out live audio streaming at 96kHz via USB2.0 for direct multitrack recording and playback.
- 24bit/96kHz performance with improved studio-quality head amps.
- Full suite of Yamaha VCM effects and high-resolution REV-X reverbs.
- 96kHz internal effects and top-quality compression, gating and delay.
- Powerful mixing capacity with up to 40 inputs and 20 buses at 96kHz.
- I/O expansion slot accepts mini-YGDAI cards for up to 16 additional channels of I/O in a variety of analog or digital formats.
- Cascade Link function allows two 01V96i consoles to be connected to provide up to 80 input channels.
- Precision 100mm motor faders and scene memory with recall safe and global paste functions.
- Bundled with the latest Cubase AI.
- Compatible with both Windows or Macintosh versions of 01V96i Editor for offline data management and online control.
96kHz Multi-Track Live Recording with a Single Connection
To meet the increasing demand for multi-track recording and playback in live sound applications, the 01V96i now features USB 2.0 connectivity—allowing you to effectively take your studio on the road with you. With 16 in/16 out live audio streaming at 96kHz and seamless DAW integration requiring just a single connection, it has never been easier to capture, edit and produce high quality, professional level recordings. USB connectivity also provides extensive two-way communication of MIDI data allowing you to seamlessly combine the precise physical control of your console with all the capability of the latest Cubase AI software that comes bundled with the 01V96i.
24bit/96kHz Performance with Improved Studio-Quality Head Amps
Unlike some digital consoles that achieve operation in 96kHz mode with a reduced number of tracks, 01V96i imposes no such limitations at any of the provided sampling rates, with high resolution 96kHz and 32bit internal processing (58-bit accumulator) as the standard. What’s more, all onboard A/D and D/A conversion makes use of top-performance 24bit/96kHz converters. This is particularly important with the 01V96i because it features improved, studio-quality head amps that offer extremely high-resolution and a remarkable sense of “air”. With onboard converters operating at the full 24bits and 96kHz, you can be sure that nothing is lost in the digital representation of the warm, transparent output from these exceptional preamps.
96kHz Internal Effects and Top-Quality Compression, Gating and Delay
What’s the point of having 24bit/ 96kHz audio if you have to convert down to a lower sampling rate for effect processing? That’s exactly what’s happening if you’re using hardware or software processors that don’t offer 24bit/ 96kHz performance anywhere in your signal chain. That’s why Yamaha included a comprehensive range of 96kHz compatible stereo effects. The 01V96i also features flexible, independent channel compression and gating/ducking processors for dynamics control, 4-band parametric channel equalizers that offer extra versatility with switchable “type I” or “type II” EQ algorithms, as well as a channel delay. All channel processors, except for channel delay, come with an extensive selection of presets in a range of “libraries”that can simply be used unmodified or edited to suit specific requirements. All channel functions except gating are also provided on all output buses.
Full Suite of Yamaha VCM Effects and High-Resolution REV-X Reverbs
Channel Strip – Bring Back The Classics –
The Channel Strip consists of 5 models that employ VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) technology to recreate the sound and characteristics of several classic compression and EQ units from the 70’s. Not only do these models faithfully capture the unique saturation of analog circuitry – in part thanks to precise modeling of the original FET gain reduction, tube/transformer buffer amplifier, VCA and RMS detector circuits – but they have also been fine-tuned by leading engineers and feature carefully selected parameters in a simple interface that makes it easier than ever to create the ideal sound.
Master Strip – A Reel Advantage –
The Master Strip employs VCM technology to recreate both the analog circuitry and tape characteristics that shaped the sound of open-reel tape recorders. Because of their ability to smooth out peak levels and tidy up the response, many high-end recording studios still maintain open-reel recorders such as the Studer A80 mk I, A80 mk IV and A820, and the Ampex ATR100 and others from the 70’s and 80’s to be used to provide tape compression at the mastering stage. Different types of tape – new BASF, old Ampex, etc. – are also selected and used according to the unique sounds they produce. Open Deck provides models of four machine types: Swiss ’70, Swiss ’78, Swiss ’85, and American ’70. You can even combine different record and playback decks for a wider range of variation. You also have a choice of “old” and “new” tape types, tape speed, bias, and EQ settings that can vary the “focus” of the sound, distortion, and saturation characteristics. Now you can easily take advantage of top-end analog sound-shaping techniques in real time using the Yamaha 01V96i digital console.
Vintage Stomp – Phasers on Stun
Stunning authenticity, that is. Vintage Stomp gives you three distinctly different phasers modeled after the most sought-after stompbox effects units of the 70’s. Yamaha’s VCM technology gives these outstanding recreations all the warmth and atmosphere of the original vintage units, and combines it with the control and processing flexibility that a digital environment affords.
Reverb – Bring Your Mix to Life –
These high-resolution reverbs employ the latest “REV-X” algorithms first introduced in Yamaha’s SPX2000 Digital Multi Effects Processor. The REV-X programs feature the richest reverberation and smoothest decay available, based on years of dedicated research and development. REV-X Hall, REV-X Room, and REV-X Plate programs are provided, with new parameters such as room size and decay envelopes that offer unprecedented definition and finer nuance control. The REV-X Hall and REV-X Room programs have a very open sound, while REV-X Plate delivers a brighter tonality that is ideal for vocals. All models deliver dense, warm reverb that does not interfere with the natural timbre of the source.