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Articles March-April 2021

Step Inside the All New Mondosonic Studio

The all new Mondosonic Studio, located in Ottapalam, Kerela, is a custom Music Production Facility and Studio. With Recording Equipment, Workflows..... read more

Bishwadeep Conceptualizes Sound Design in the Box

Having spent most of his career in Song and Music Recording, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee was constantly toying with the idea of getting involved in designing sound for films..... read more

Celto Acoustique

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio products for the events and install industry. Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built..... read more

Acoustically OdBle

With Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar

Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar have between them more than 4 decades of extensive experience in the audio industry in India. They have done it all, from recording and mixing for ad films, to doing live sound for renowned artistes..... read more

All About Music, the Marantz Story

In conversation with Joel Sietsem and Alankara Santhana

Marantz has established a strong foundation in the industry with their High fidelity audio systems since the 1970s. Marantz designs products that have intricate detail..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - PART 6

By - Rahul Sarma, CEO, Menura Acoustic Labs in collaboration with Sound Wizard

We started this series with the definition of a small room, and went on to discuss wave interactions. We continued onto sound isolation, absorption and diffusion in parts 2 and 3. Parts 4 and 5 covered system design goals and finally how to optimize a system..... read more

Studio Showcase

If you had a sign above every Studio door saying ‘This studio is a Musical Instrument’ it would make such a different approach to recording.” - Brian Eno..... read more

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Yamaha MMP1 Studio Monitor: A Level Up

Yamaha has announced the international release of its MMP1 studio Monitor Management System possess advanced audio routing capability and DSP features that are highly suitable for configuring and managing monitor environments from stereo up to complex immersive audio configurations, the MMP1 will play a major role in music and post production studios around the globe.

The MMP1 features a 40 x 36 matrix(*1) for monitor source mixing that supports formats from stereo to immersive audio, including Dolby Atmos. Eight stereo cues and flexible talkback allow easy communication between multiple artists and directors.

The monitor matrix is followed by a 32 x 32 speaker management matrix(*2) with crossover filters for bass management on all channels, allowing much greater freedom for speaker layout than the common practice of providing a limited selection of preset patterns. Precision FIR bass management filters are provided in addition to IIR types, making it possible to maintain flat phase characteristics between channels for optimum sonic clarity and imaging. Time alignment delay and EQ are included too, for comprehensive speaker output control. In addition to eight analog and sixteen AES/EBU inputs and outputs, built-in Dante audio networking provides extra I/O expansion and system scalability.

Because a studio’s monitoring environment is critical to final quality, reproduction fidelity and spatial precision must be as close to perfect as possible. Meticulous attention has been paid to selecting each and every component for the MMP1, as well as to even the smallest circuit design details. Repeated testing and evaluation by “golden-eared” designers ensures optimum tuning of the entire system. The overall result is unprecedented sonic quality.

Eight channel strips are included, each with four selectable EQ types (Precise, Aggressive, Smooth, and Legacy) that offer a comprehensive range of response shaping options, plus a number of analog vintage effects modeled at the component level using acclaimed Yamaha VCM technology for professional grade processing capability.

Commentary (cough) functionality is also provided, allowing microphones to be muted from external controllers connected via a GPI interface, with current status monitoring available via the MMP1 Controller app.

Two software applications contribute to stress-free MMP1 setup and operation. The MMP1 Editor for Windows and Mac computers provides all-function access for everything from system design through file management to day-to-day operation. A setup wizard makes setup fast, easy, and precise. When the system is up and running the MMP1 Controller app for iPad offers convenient, intuitive control of essential parameters.

The powerful matrix mixers, functionality, flexible signal routing, and stunning sonic quality provided by the MMP1 make it easy to set up ideal monitor environments for a diverse range of applications.