All user reviews for the Yamaha 01X

Average Score: 4.8 ( 4.8/5 based on 18 reviews )
  14 reviews 78 %
  2 reviews 11 %
  1 user review 6 %
FP User 10/31/2008

FP User's review

5
Wow were do I start. If you own a computer and like me have a budget then buy this. My computer is 2.5Gb Athlon, 512 RAM which is fine for me because I use external synths, but once I add a few effects in cubase and EQ it starts to struggle. Now I do all my processing externally through the 01X, EQ, effects etc are a breeze for the 01X so the only strain on my CPU now is the track count. Also as a controller for Cubase it's flawless and now Yamaha own Steinberg this is only gonna get better. I use alot of MIDI gear so if I'm gonna split hairs the 01X could do with a few more MIDI channels. To sum up if I was to put together a recording system like the one I have without using the 01X...it would cost me at least 3 times the price and would probably be half as good and trying to get them all to live together in harmoney would probably give me a few more ulcers!!!!!!

Price paid

999 GBP

UTILIZATION

Easy peasy, done exactly what it sais on the tin. However the 01xray.com site will show you some folks who have had a few problems!

Works fine after 18M

SOUNDS

The sound quality of this unit is amazing. The pre amps are top drawer. AD/DA is so good it's untrue. The only problem I have sound wise is with the reverb. However I must tell you that I use the Alesis Midiverb 4 which although cheap (I paid 70 GBP) I think it is untouchable in it's price range.

OVERALL OPINION

I won a few quid recently and upgraded my gear....the only bit of kit I couldn't find anything better forafter 18 months was my Yammy (my pet name ssshhhhh she's asleep)

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: goldieramsden (January 1-, 2005)
FP User 10/31/2008

FP User's review

5
Wow were do I start. If you own a computer and like me have a budget then buy this. My computer is 2.5Gb Athlon, 512 RAM which is fine for me because I use external synths, but once I add a few effects in cubase and EQ it starts to struggle. Now I do all my processing externally through the 01X, EQ, effects etc are a breeze for the 01X so the only strain on my CPU now is the track count. Also as a controller for Cubase it's flawless and now Yamaha own Steinberg this is only gonna get better. I use alot of MIDI gear so if I'm gonna split hairs the 01X could do with a few more MIDI channels. To sum up if I was to put together a recording system like the one I have without using the 01X...it would cost me at least 3 times the price and would probably be half as good and trying to get them all to live together in harmoney would probably give me a few more ulcers!!!!!!

Price paid

999 GBP

UTILIZATION

Easy peasy, done exactly what it sais on the tin. However the 01xray.com site will show you some folks who have had a few problems!

Works fine after 18M

SOUNDS

The sound quality of this unit is amazing. The pre amps are top drawer. AD/DA is so good it's untrue. The only problem I have sound wise is with the reverb. However I must tell you that I use the Alesis Midiverb 4 which although cheap (I paid 70 GBP) I think it is untouchable in it's price range.

OVERALL OPINION

I won a few quid recently and upgraded my gear....the only bit of kit I couldn't find anything better forafter 18 months was my Yammy (my pet name ssshhhhh she's asleep)

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: goldieramsden (January 1-, 2005)
enmakak 01/29/2012

enmakak's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " GOOD DIGITAL CONSOLE"

4
Console that can do just about anything as large. Lots of possible routings, its most
that correct, I would say excellent. Motorized faders, groups and arranged its only downside preamps
flawed, its outputs spdif out put that in, that could do better.

UTILIZATION

ben trouble-free use console that works well with a clean up to the mark.
everything can be considered from this console, making also serves as a control surface, sound card etc. ..
associated with an audio interface share the same protocol ie MLAN at that time all
becomes the most formidable in the studio setup.

SOUNDS

mixing console very effective 4-band semi parametric eq.

OVERALL OPINION

For about six years, well what great choice like most scenes recall the motorized faders,
assignment of parameters. Opportunities in terms of routing, we can send what you want or you want
thanks to a software patch bay. What I like least its pramplis, its output -10 dBu to +4 dBu output
in symmetrical would have been welcome
Lougarou 12/13/2010

Lougarou's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Simply brilliant!"

5
Nice little console for recording / sound / mixing stage.
Connectors enough to catch live bands as small jacks 6.35 8 inputs including 2 XLR microphone + alim so ...
Console automated (automation) memory routing INPUTS and OUTPUTS.
Each slice is equipped with 3-band parametric EQ and dynamics processor (with a library of presets, EQ + dynamics).
All these settings are saved settings on the PC Studio Manager. We can obviously re-inject these settings PC-01X console
Syncro 24bit/96kHz and frequency which is not bad at all! I put 8 / 10 because the software remains laborious side which is sad in 2008/2010

UTILIZATION

The configuration is very simple: read the manual several times at each step of the configuration or well for dipping procedures or the meaning of each procedure.
The manual is synthetic, it is necessary to dive regularly but it is still worth the shot because the bug still displays a certain flexibility that is not negligible (can be very flexible routing anyway for the price and quality!) .
The per-game controls are direct access (system settings pages). it becomes complicated because the current parameter values are not displayed directly. It's easier by the Studio Manager. Moreover, some parameters are only accessible by the Studio Manager. Which may be binding for mixing stage.

I note 7 / 10 for the config console that requires a lot of proofreading. But hey, it is true that by the Studio Manager software, all tasks of setup is easy, but on stage again ... Or so it must be pretty well organized and prepare for the job at home ...

SOUNDS

The treatment is clear, the dynamics is respected, are effective EQ, dynamics as well.

His question, I put 9 / 10: you can have good sound with this console, be familiar with the sound, which is still essential in zic!

OVERALL OPINION

I use for almost three years.
This is my first external system like this. I was using a Korg D1200 digital multitrack or ADAT interface for DSP2000 and I do not know what brand that suited me well but the 01X is much more efficient and peoples full and far.
For the price, we would like a sytème with more processing power but these systems already exist and are obviously more expensive DM2000 02R96 etc. ... I dream at night!
What I like the setup is flexible routing, the effectiveness of treatments based EQ + Dynamic with different presets and type of dynamic compressor, expander, compander ...) The software inputs (16 channels). The pssoibilité couple of other systems mLan is not negligible either, but I have not had time to explore this feature ...
As it turns out that secondhand, ven when the choice is very interesting for a musician who wants to be a good little home studio, produce scale models of high quality home or make scenes effectively.
Quick reminder to other AFien, I never had a problem with his "rotten" from my 01X! may be setting a bad passing by ...

the only major drawback of this machine is the software management: driver for XP than in case of change of config should re-install the drivers .. Why can not they make drivers for Yamaha Plug n 'Play, things are a little more automatic?

I note even when 9 / 10 because the 01X despite its limitations remains a superb tool for making good zic.
steako 06/03/2008

steako's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Everything has been said about the characteristics.

Unfortunately it is not rack and nothing is planned for STD. Two strips must be tinkering with dimensions 19 "if you want to place it in a rack but it is not obvious.
Too bad.
Another black spot, it lacks a truly independent monitor output, the possibility of routing at this level are candidly "cheap".

Obviously some will have noted the absence of 6 XLR input and 48V power supply to all .... No doubt an economy on the price.

Good reliable connections over the lack of XLR and especially rackabilité, it's -3.

The rest of the features for the price it's a no-fault or almost so say 6.

UTILIZATION

The configuration is simple for anyone who knows how to use .... but anyway it is still tedious and time-set views the possibilities of the craft and the many menus to manage (Patch Input / Output Patch / Effects / more Dyn and the EQ for each channel and departures auciliaires)
Say it is not a console for anyone who just wants to push the fader, put a little EQ and have sound .... or anyone who wants to constantly edit the current setting of the concert. Live it would require almost an engineer appointed as a great .... Only the number of channels changes, and even 24 is not bad turn.

So for me the console is not a problem, say 9 / 10 but instead the book is really wrong. Lots of things are not explicit in it and it takes practice to get by.
So 7 / 10 because of the manual

SOUNDS

Edit May 2010:

Recently I plugged headphones on an amp Analog Monitor Output: Sound mix rotten !!!!!

So I routed the bus monitor to the i88x (Ana outputs 1 & 2) and then I feed my headphone amp as well: His superb.

Conclusion: The analog output -10 dBV to 01x are rotten !!!!!!!
(This is not the case of phones out, rather as honest as power)
Note: During all the years I did not serve the analog outputs of the 01x I was able to measure their level of mediocrity (I attack the facade SPDIF 24-bit 48 kHz through a digital processor ...)


It is transparent, yes. Paint the tracks and it does not present.
The preamps are blah and if possible to be reserved for instruments or line level microphones with high levels (near battery). After 14 hours on the gain of breath sounds and is more common. Cup and the sound becomes fuzzy. Do not expect to get a condenser microphone
By winning against the mini (line) inputs behave like simple line level converters AN, and converters are just totally honest.
Synths on the fact that perfectly.
HiZ input for guitar or bass did not convince me because the preamp was the very breath tjs matched in impedance and a low-gain passive it requires .....
I go low in the 8 line level but after a (good) preamp out ...

Finally, the analog outputs -10 dB unbalanced frankly sucks. In addition the quality is not strange, especially on the output monitor.
The headphone output is not great either.
However the SPDIF output is of course totally transparent and dynamic ...
So if you have a facade treatment (filter and EQ) in 24-bit digital input you know what you have to do.

The EQ and effects are truly effective and transparent but the graphics are poorly done for the 01x editor. It "sees" what is wrong in the settings and it takes about his ears as his eyes. As usual course, but this is misleading.

Well let's say 6 / 10 because of the quality preamps and analog outputs

OVERALL OPINION

I got it in 2004, and I have added a i88x in 2005. The couple works wonders.

The analog outputs are really pro i88x (+4 dB and a real sound ...) and thus fill the gap in the 01x.
Preamp inputs of i88x are also really incomparable with the preamp of 01x.

Yes I know it is considered not i88x here but still it means that we can aquérir a 01x without worrying about some of the missing, provided they add a i88x.
It's rare enough to be reported.

There is to my knowledge still is no alternative in the same box incorporating both a live digital console EQ / DYN by two more multi effects, a control surface for DAW, and finally a "sound card" multi input / output.

The ability to use it as sound card + total recall console for live multitrack recording in the PC group (pre EQ / DYN or post EQ / DYN or post fader to choose from!) While leaving the mix of front (up to 24 channels) is really great.

The idea of ​​MLAN is excellent for the home studio and live .. But unfortunately the difficulty of apprehension for the novice denied a deserved success of Yamaha.
And we had a private O2x "pro" long hoped.

I would do with closed eyes the same choice as in 2004 I wondered if others would not do better in the genre, but this is good, I know.

Some are better preamp, others converters, but none has everything under one roof as does Yamaha.

So my overall opinion is excellent despite the flaws mentioned above. 9 / 10.
spencer 03/10/2008

spencer's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
I think everything was said and t rpt lowest ;-)
The IDE combines with numrique console EQ, comp, effects, etc. .. + + MIDI CONTRL surface is simply gniale, that is for a home studio as the live.

UTILIZATION

If like me you use it Premire console, good luck :-(...
It's really not fair to simply understand the official documentation.
Fortunately there is now enough information on the forum to take his first steps without too much rowing (thank you Coyote 14 for his tutorial ...).

SOUNDS

- The console is transparent?
yes
- Introduced she breath?
no breath
- The qualiseur is it effective?
yes, even the effects

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
three years
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
no it's my Premire
- How do you report qualitprix?
exellent, 600 euros in the opportunity right now ...
- With the exprience, you do again this choice?
hsiter without ...

Great deal even if the handling can be quickly dcourageante.

Couple via the mLAN network i88x, the possibilities are standard.

I had a problem with APRS serious one and a half (bought new) .. APRS sales and service has set three months before finding the problem! But since no more problem.
bpm110 04/28/2007

bpm110's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
See doc on the net

UTILIZATION

Be careful and avoid beginner owners of Windows Vista as well because no mLAN driver.
Impossible to operate without the manual. Having said that it forces us to form a pro mix. against piloted by studio manager (included) found the buttons on the analog table.

SOUNDS

The sound is great. The input for the guitar (entry 8) very practical
the reverbs are not bad, as well as the compression dynamics.
The console is transparent
- No breath
- The equalizer is effective
She pulls a little on the treble (with headphones) but it is easily corrected, it depends on the output of each. I use it only as a stud in mixing and in concert (funk, jazz and Brazil) scene memories eet patch out very very well, once the level adjustments made were recorded and voilou

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it? I for 1 year
- What is so special that you like most and least? The - is the complexity
- Have you tried many other models before buying it? yes only in analog
- How would you rate the quality / price? secondhand € 750 (new since the previous owner could not make it work)

- With experience, you do again this choice? ... Yes, because compact, robust and practical
manupico 03/26/2007

manupico's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

To carry my 01X, I bought at Thomann, Thon plattensplieler
box fr Technics 1200 BZW (89) and it is wonderful!
Just dcoller (hard when even! It has super glue German!)
foam cover that is blocking the sense turntable and 01X slips
exactly between the foam reinforcements from the base of the box.
I filled out the cover with soft foam and I also put a thin strip
between the rear of the console and the flight case to avoid the numriques among rely on hard foam + box.
It would be perfect if the transport grip was the opposite because in this case the base of the 01X is based on the box.
Here c'tait my pipe thanking all those who have given me on Audiofanzine.

Good Zique ...

Manu Pico

USE

Good Zique ...

Manu Pico

SONORITS

Good Zique ...

Manu Pico

NOTICE GLOBAL

Good Zique ...

Manu Pico
sinich 09/29/2006

sinich's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

3
CHARACTERISTICS impressive on paper and Ralite too beautiful machine ....

UTILIZATION

A person strongly deprecated debutante, the mLAN (supposedly the new standard for Yamaha) is really hard to rev up mainly on PC, it is true that once installed the machine runs well, but it is complex for novices.

SOUNDS

Sound good as usual. Yamaha, pramplis very effective, say anything about this chapter ...

OVERALL OPINION

I have used for nearly a year and a half before selling it because I have too much problem of stability with my pc and mLAN. I REALLY recommend this console for people mastering the tools and with specific knowledge on systems Yamaha. Beginners refrain
Bigwolf 01/17/2006

Bigwolf's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
A 9 / 10 for no word clock input.

UTILIZATION

So good,
For anyone who knows the Yamaha digital consoles, the handling is a cinch. In stand alone mode, the console is usable although I would advise to make the sound studio with no manager, but given the possibilities of the beast, anything is possible (while remaining in the proportions of the internal bus of course).
For neophytes, take the time to read the manual, it is well done and explains everything, even the basic concepts of mixing, Mrs. manufacturers take example ... with a little patience and concentration you have a really really powerful tool.

The config on my PC went by without any problems (10 minutes by my watch) do I have the chance?

In terms of routing, I am amazed, we keep the same principle and almost the same flexibility as the Big Sisters of the series 96. What a pity mLan ports are not as flexible as the physical inputs!!

The Instrument input works really well, no need to DI! if so really.

SOUNDS

It is on the converters it is gate. Sympathy for yamaha frankly I would say they are using. The use of an external preamp is required. The upside is that at 8 preamp microphone automatically (although the last 6 are TRS without phantom power supply) which can be used ...

For internal processing is the yamaha, but not effective trenscendant, the EQ, compressor, gate and others do their job, nothing more or less, and offer everything you could wish to mix properly. The color and the "big sound" will only be achieved through devices, but the routing is powerful enough to consider a hybrid configuration really push.

The effects are the same as the 96, so efficient and clean as it remains moderate in the assay. but everyone knows that too much effect kills the effect!! the amp simulations are more than sufficient to replace the product type Vamp for a guitarist who wants to make own demos.

OVERALL OPINION

Great art!

It is MUCH more than a computer interface / control surface. The possibilities are immense and mixing the option of adding 16 I / O via mLan is really interresting.

If we forget the preamp, it's flawless and considering the price we can invest in ancillary equipment.

so do not hesitate, go for it!
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