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Yamaha, Shure Team Up To Enable Wireless Microphone Control

Yamaha Pro Audio, Shure allow customers using Yamaha’s CL and QL Series consoles to control and monitor Shure’s UXL-D Digital Wireless Systems.

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Yamaha Pro Audio and Shure Incorporated have teamed up to allow customers using Yamaha’s CL and QL Series consoles to control and monitor Shure’s UXL-D Digital Wireless Systems (Dante enabled ULXD4D Dual Channel Digital Wireless Receivers and ULXD4Q Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receivers).

Integration of Yamaha’s CL/QL Series consoles with Shure’s ULX-D Digital Wireless Systems promises to give audio professionals access to the tools they need to handle sound reinforcement applications of any size. The newly-available control parameters will include monitoring of battery, RF reception strength, antenna status, frequency and audio level and full control of gain, mute and channel name assignment.

Ken Hiraoka, Yamaha Pro Audio business unit director, comments: “Through continuing collaboration with Shure, the leading microphone innovator, Yamaha CL/QL series consoles and Shure ULX-D digital wireless systems come together with seamless integration that contributes to enhanced operating efficiency and convenience. Both Shure and Yamaha will continue to innovate in our respective fields.”

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This is not the first time Shure and Yamaha have collaborated, with the two companies having first joined forces in June 2013, when ULX-D receiver discovery patch support was introduced in the CL series V1.6 update.

More recently, the TF series consoles were introduced with optimised QuickPro Presets for a number of microphones and instruments — including presets for Shure microphones — in April 2015.

The latest announcement marks the third stage of the Shure/Yamaha collaboration, with control and monitoring of Shure ULXD4D and ULXD4Q receivers directly from Yamaha CL and QL series console touch panels, as of the V4.0 firmware update scheduled for release this month.

Nick Wood, category director of Wireless Systems at Shure comments: “This integration means that ULX-D users can optimize microphone gain settings from the mix position and confidently monitor the status of wireless systems within the context of the console interface.  It is a very important step in the progress of wireless control and in the continued collaboration between Shure and Yamaha.”

The V4.0 firmware update will be available by the end of April.

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