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Studio monitoring on track

Immersive audio formats have made the requirements for monitor control and management even more varied and complex, said Yamaha, and the company is committed to developing monitoring environments and studio systems for current and future audio production needs. The new MMP1 is part of this philosophy. It is a system management solution for DAW-based production environments ‘in one versatile, great-sounding and cost-effective unit’, said Yamaha.

Enclosed in a single 2U, 19-inch rackmount unit, the MMP1 features a 40×36 channel monitor matrix. It offers 32 inputs plus eight DSP channel inputs, as well as 32 outputs plus stereo downmix outputs and stereo headphone outputs. Yamaha claimed this allowed ‘full, unabridged’ optimisation of the monitor sound field for any format from stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 through to complex multi-channel configurations like Dolby Atmos.

The MMP1 has a dedicated, freely configurable 32×32 channel speaker matrix with crossover filters (IIR and FIR) for bass management on all channels, providing bass management flexibility for just about any studio environment, according to the company.

Time alignment delays, six-band room EQ and trims are provided on each of the 32 monitor output channels.