Yamaha 01V96i Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
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from Northern New Jersey
June 29, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Drummer, Singer, Student, etc.
Best Decision Ever!I bought this board after my first board crapped out on me. I was tired of horrible quality when doing sound and am a person who is always out to get the best sound possible. This board made that possible. The combination between my Electro Voice tops/subs and this board sound incredible. I also love how simple it is to connect to Pro tools 10 and can now offer live recording as an option for bands I do sound for. I did a lot of research before purchasing and I also had some hands on time with the version before this and loved the way it felt. I like having the analogue feel of the gain control, but then having many layers of faders to mix with. this is the best purchase I have ever made, and could not be any happier! Also quick shout out to Brain VanDekeere for helping me out with this purchase! I couldn't be happier!! Thanks Sweetwater, You're the best!!
from New York, NY
February 7, 2012Music Background:
Film and TV Composer, Producer, Performer
Dream MachineI've owned a number of mixers that I've used for combination of audio post production, live gigs and album recording including the predecessors the Yamaha 02R and Yamaha 01V96 with mlan. When Yamaha abandoned mlan I was so mad I switched to the new Presonus mixer and was quite disappointed with the onboard fx. Meanwhile Yamaha came out with the 01V96i with an even better chipset and built in premium eq and fx, not to mention 16 channels of digital i/o via usb that worked flawlessly. Studio manager software also installed easily and was immediately recognized by my mac running Lion and I'm a happy camper. This is a very solid, musical sounding box with huge bang for the buck which IMHO eclipses everything else in its class.
December 17, 2011Music Background:
Recording Enginer (Folk Studio)
Awsome MixerItz a Awseome mixer i glad to see Usb 16I/O Mixer
My experience of this hardware is so good and i refered this mixer to a recording studio special
from CA USA
April 1, 2013Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer
What I Needed, And Then SomeThis console does what I need and then some. It replaced all of my analog gear, making the load to transport 4 cases lighter. Having the ability to program routing, channel parameters and scenes via computer saves a lot of time, cutting my setup time in half. Not being able to program the HA is not a big deal as there can be some ways around that as long as it doesn't distort. It's a challenge that keeps me entertained. Be sure to practice navigating between functions and it'll be a piece of cake overtime.
8 Banks of user-defined keys helps a lot especially if wanting to do mute groups or other functions. My suggestion would be to program 1 and 2 to scroll between banks and know each bank you programmed like the back of your hand. (Know your gear inside and out.)
The ability to program custom layers via "Remote" layer helps make mixing easier as well. One custom layer in particular I use is having all of my vocal mics (about 8 for one mixing job), their buses to STEREO (3), and the band buses (4) all on the same layer. Once you get your band mix dialed in, it's not often you have to go to that layer, at least not for me.
16 by 16 I/O via USB was a nice touch for this model which can be routed in all sorts of ways. For one remote broadcast event, I was handling PA, broadcast backhaul, and recording. Being able to route the buses used to the USB outs saves the frustration of burning an auxiliary, and then recording 2 different versions. One version is with all elements (Talent and music), and the second version (Talent with no music/dry audio). That works great for talents who may take their segments to broadcast on other stations and they have a clean cut of audio.
In addition to the reasons above why I chose this console over the Presonus StudioLive is because I don't have time to be setting faders via "Fader Locate" when recalling a scene or after using my ipad making remote adjustments, and then returning to the console to sync it manually with what was adjusted remotely. The 16.4.2 may be cheaper, but it does not suit the functionality I need for live applications.
from Torrance, CA
August 22, 2012Music Background:
Recording and Live Sound Engineer
It ain't heavy, but it's my brotherHaving experience with digital consoles made it easy to navigate through the features of this just right fit for the occasion and then some device. First live gig with the O1V96i left an indelible impression with my client. Fully mic'd drum set, keyboard, bass and lead guitar as well as 6 vocalists. On the surface it looked like I didn't have enough inputs, however with the Adat optical connection I was able to add more inputs to the console. Oh, and yes 16 simultaneous tracks to record to my DAW worked perfectly. Onboard comp and gating definitely helpful. Was hesitant at first, but glad I made the investment. It may be a small format device with some compacted features, but without a doubt very pleased.
from Seattle, WA USA
March 20, 2012
Nice blend of live vs. DAW supportVery happy with the purchase and its value.
Only a couple of items would have made it even better:
upgrade display screen, color & higher res.
scribble strip displays above each track (linkage to DAW tracks)
more encoders for DAW/plug-in support
better track level meter display (live support)
dedicated DAW transport controls vs. 8 user defined keys (I want both)