The Yamaha DSP Factory transforms a standard personal computer into a professional digital multitrack recording and mixing system. The DSP factory is comprised of a DS2416 Digital Mixing Card and an AX44 Audio Expansion Unit.
DS2416 Digital Mixing Card
Announcing the DS2416, the star component in the Yamaha DSP factory, and a breakthrough computer audio card that provides a complete digital mixing and recording environment inside a standard personal computer - at a breakthrough price that puts pro quality sound and performance within reach of more musicians and audio production professionals than ever before.
Taking advantage of Yamaha's unique position as the world's leading manufacturer of audio DSP, the DS2416 offers the mixing power of the Yamaha O2R digital mixer, complete with 24 channels of digital mixing, on-board digital effects and dynamic processors, along with everything else professionals need, plus 16 tracks of hard disk recording with up to 32 bit resolution.
Relies on It's Own Processing Power
Unlike most other audio cards, the DS2416 relies on its own processing power and not the computer's CPU, which at an unprecedented price point, makes all functions of the card available simultaneously, to provide a level of flexibility and performance previously not possible. A built-in audio-streaming engine provides 16 tracks of recording/playback of 32-bit audio to and from the computer's disk drive.
Supports Windows 95 Platform
The first release of the DS2416 supports the Windows 95 platform. Installed in the PCI card slot of a standard PC, the DS2416 is controlled using software from the world's leading developers of MIDI and Hard Disk Recording applications. This lets you either stay with the software you're already familiar with, or select one which best suits your composing, recording and mixing style.
Add Top-Performance Non-Linear
The most convenient and affordable way for musicians, sound designers and audio production professionals to add top-performance non-linear recording, with its inherent creative advantages of editing and instant access to audio data, to their systems. It's ideal for the musician already using a PC for sequencing of MIDI instruments, as well as for anyone looking to augment or replace a tape-based recording system.
Total DSP Factory Concept
This concept includes features and options capable of attracting recording professionals to a PC platform as a replacement for conventional mixer/recorder component systems. Stereo digital and 20-bit analog inputs and outputs allow you to record and mix to, from a wide range of digital and analog two-channel audio devices. DS2416 cards can be linked to create a larger system, expansion cards are separately available which permit multiple-channel digital and analog input and output options.
AX44 Audio Expansion Unit
The AX44 Audio Expansion Unit installs right into the drive bay of a PC tower and provides four quarter-inch analog inputs -- two of which can accommodate microphones -- and four quarter-inch analog outputs with an unprecedented dynamic range of 100dB, plus a stereo headphone jack. Two AX44 units can be connected to one DS2416 card to provide eight additional analog inputs and outputs.
AX16AT PCI Card
The AX16AT is a PCI card which allows the DSP Factory to be easily interfaced with a wide variety of professional audio devices including digital multitrack recorders, external audio converters, and digital recording consoles.