While the update does not reflect a change in the retail price, the new 01V96VCM and 02R96VCM models retain Version 2 features and add a host of VCM effects pre-installed.
Previously available as "add-on" effect packages for top-line digital consoles, Yamaha's VCM channel strip processors and REV-X reverb are now standard features on the 01V96VCM. These effects are based on Virtual Circuitry Modeling technology that models the original analog circuitry. The new 02R96VCM is the 02R96 Version 2, plus an array of state-of-the-art processing technologies that provide all-new production power with no need to patch in external processors. Included are recreations of classic compression and EQ units from the 7'0s, simulations of several legendary analog open-reel tape decks, a complete suite of REV-X reverb effects, a high-quality surround post-production package and a selection of vintage stomp boxes.
The new 01V96VCM and 02R96VCM models are currently available at Yamaha dealers. Customers who purchased an 01V96V2 or 02R96V2 from January 1, 2008, are eligible to receive a free update CD. For more information, visit www.yamaha.com.