Yamaha, Dan Dugan to Debut Mic-Mixing Card
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems and Dan Dugan Sound Design will introduced the Dugan-MY16 automatic mic-mixing card at next week's NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems and Dan Dugan Sound Design will introduced the Dugan-MY16 automatic mic-mixing card at next week's NAB Show in Las Vegas. The new sound cards is for current model Yamaha digital mixers and processors including Yamaha 01V96, DM1000, 02R96, DM2000, M7CL, LS9, DSP5D, PM5D, and DME24/64N. Yamaha said it will be the sole distributor for the card, which will be available to customers within North America.
Yamaha officials said Dan Dugan Sound Design automatic microphone mixing products eliminate cueing errors, reduce feedback and ambient noise pickup, allow for smooth transitions between talkers, provide consistent system gain, can handle up to 64 live microphones, and can be controlled remotely. The company said the card is suited for live broadcast, corporate AV, houses or worship, and other sound reinforcement applications that require automatic mic mix capabilities. The Dugan-MY16 card for Yamaha digital mixers will enable control of live microphones via a real-time voice-activated process called the Dugan Speech System.
The Dugan-MY16 card provides up to 16 channels of automatic mic mixing per card at 48kHz, and will run at 96kHz with 8 channels of operation. It is patched into input channels using the consoles' set up screens. Channels can be partitioned into as many as three independent automixers. An internal web server will provide a full virtual remote control panel over a local network.
"Dan Dugan Sound Design products are highly respected within our industry, and the new Dugan-MY16 card was designed in response to an overwhelming request by our customers to incorporate Dugan technology into our products," said Marc Lopez, marketing manager for Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, in a statement. "The new card will certainly complement our digital mixer product line."
Multiple Dugan-MY16 cards can be linked for use in larger systems, such as two cards providing 32 channels of processing. The new Dugan-MY16 card can also link to all other DSP-based Dugan automixer products such as Models D-2, D-3, E, and E-1.
"My customers in the staging business are heavy users of Yamaha mixers," said Dan Dugan in a statement. "They have been asking me for a MY-card version of my automatic mixing controller for years. I'm very pleased to fill their need."
The Dugan-MY16 card will be available during second quarter for an MSRP of $2,700.