Lake Processing’s enviable position as a global standard in digital audio loudspeaker processing is set to be broadened and reinforced in light of a recent technological alliance between Lab.gruppen – owner of the Lake brand – and Yamaha, that brings precision sound tailoring capability to Yamaha’s digital mixing consoles via a new dedicated Mini YGDAI (Yamaha General Digital Audio Interface) card.
The new MY8-LAKE card has been collaboratively developed to offer Yamaha’s extensive digital mixer customer base with a convenient route to many of the benefits of Lake Processing and will be distributed and supported exclusively by Yamaha – taking the Lake brand to a new, wider group of audio professionals.
The MY8-LAKE implements advanced Lake Processing technology including Mesa EQ, Ideal Graphic EQ, linear-phase crossover, and other intuitive sonic tuning features in a DSP expansion card designed specifically for Yamaha digital mixing consoles. The processing power packed into this compact card is astounding, offering up to 8 inputs/8 outputs in Mesa mode (system EQ), 4 inputs/12 outputs in Contour mode (crossover), or combinations of the above to suit the application. Flexible I/O configuration via the console’s insert points as well as the card’s AES/EBU connectors, plus the ability to run at 96, 88.2, 48, or 44.1 kHz, makes it easy to integrate Lake Processing into any system.
The latest evolution of the Lake Controller software installed on a compatible Tablet PC allows precision control of the MY8-LAKE as well as other Lake devices in the system, including Lake’s LM Series and Lab.gruppen’s PLM Series. Add access to over 1,000 loudspeaker presets and you’re ready to tweak any system for optimum performance in any environment.
“We are delighted to be able to provide Lake Processing as an integrated part of Yamaha mixers, and excited by the potential of this product partnership with Yamaha to deliver the unique benefits of Lake Processing technology to a wider customer base. It further reinforces Lake’s credentials as a leader in digital audio processing and provides significant flexibility and benefits to both our existing users and those looking to integrate Lake into their systems” says Jon Alkhagen, Managing Director of Lab.gruppen and Lake
Kazunori Kobayashi, General Manager of Yamaha’s Pro Audio Division states, “We have worked hard to provide Yamaha digital console users with advanced solutions via Mini-YGDAI expansion cards. And now, through close cooperation with Lake, we are ready to offer the MY8-LAKE with leading-edge Lake Processing capabilities that will add unprecedented sonic potential and broader appeal to Yamaha digital mixers. We are proud and pleased to be able to introduce this product as the centerpiece of a new system solution for live sound applications throughout the world.”
Release scheduled for spring 2012.