Yamaha AW2400 Professional Audio Workstation

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-04
Yamaha AW2400 Professional Audio Workstation

Yamahas groundbreaking AW16G and AW4416 digital audio workstations not only brought the "studio in a box" concept directly to musicians – they also provided immediate access to inspiration and creativity. That legacy continues with the introduction of the AW1600 and AW2400 workstations.

The AW1600 and AW2400 have everything needed to record your music anytime, anywhere in compact, road-worthy designs. The AW2400 is the new flagship of the AW line with 24 simultaneous tracks of playback, motorized 100mm faders, and the same expansion slot found on Yamahas digital mixing consoles for connecting the AW to professional studio gear.

The AW2400 proves that an audio workstation thats easy to use can also offer professional-class features and performance for music production. Once youve learned the basics you can efficiently go from concept to CD while concentrating on the music rather than the technical details.

AW2400 Main Features Title

* 16-input/24-track system records top-quality uncompressed 16-bit or 24-bit audio at 44.1 or 48 kHz (12 tracks when recording 24 bit audio).
* 8 virtual tracks per physical track (26 x 8 in 16-bit mode) provide plenty of capacity for alternate takes.
* Substantial 40-gigabyte high-speed 3.5" hard disk provides plenty of internal storage as well as fast, reliable recording and playback performance.
* Built-in CD-RW drive lets you burn original audio CDs that can be played on any standard CD player, as well as make reliable CD data backups. Copyright permitting, copy CD data to the internal hard drive.
* High-performance 24-bit A/D and D/A converters guarantee outstanding audio quality.
* 4-band EQ with a choice of Type I and Type II EQ modes and versatile dynamics processing on all mixer inputs and recorder tracks.
* Full-length 100-millimeter motor faders facilitate precise mixing and mix automation.
* Eight XLR and TRS microphone/line inputs, with switchable phantom power for all XLR connectors and insert patch points on inputs 1 and 2.
* A Mini-YGDAI expansion slot on the rear panel accepts a range of high-performance I/O expansion cards.
* Sound Clip function makes it simple to record short audio samples or memos.
* Four high-performance assignable effect processors provide a range of ambience, modulation, and mastering effects.
* Pitch Fix function allows precise vocal pitch correction.
* Scene memory allows up to 99 mix setups to be memorized for each song.
* USB 2.0 interface provides fast data transfer between the AW2400 and a computer for effective data management.
* Data compatibility with the Yamaha AW1600, AW4416, AW2816, and AW16G audio workstations.

Up To 16 Inputs, 24 Tracks
The AW2400 mixer supports up to 16 simultaneous inputs in two layers: eight of the 12 100-millimeter motor faders provided on the AW2400 panel can be instantly switched to control inputs 1~8 or 9~16. Eight balanced mic/line XLR type connectors as well as eight balanced or unbalanced TRS phone jacks are provided on the rear panel for direct input, and an additional eight analog or digital inputs can be provided via an optional Mini-YGDAI expansion card plugged into the AW2400 expansion slot. With all 16 inputs available you can even record 16 tracks simultaneously when recording in 16-bit mode, or you can record up to 8 tracks simultaneously in 24-bit mode.

For 16-bit recording and playback the AW2400 recorder section offers a total of 24 tracks, or 12 tracks for 24-bit recording and playback. You also have 8 virtual tracks per physical track – thats 26 (24 + stereo) x 8 in 16-bit mode or 14 (12 + stereo) x 8 in 24-bit mode) – that provide plenty of capacity for alternate takes or arrangements. Any of the mixers inputs can be easily patched to any of the recorders tracks for maximum recording flexibility. When the TRACK 1~12 or 13~16 mix layer is selected the faders adjust playback level from recorder tracks 1~12 or 13~16, respectively.