Yamaha Audio Products & Technologies:
Research on this page is reference material and will include our Yamaha Product Reviews as needed for comment & evaluation as we analyze PC Computer Technology implementations. We're currently evaluating PC Computer Audio Technologies considering who has what for how much. Why? Does this product have a shelf life worth the investment? If so, @ what cost does this value become an investment in a new doorstop for tomorrow. Yamaha has been around long enough to demonstrate credibility to the User. With the current release of their Motif Synth workstations, so far, we're impressed. If you're researching an affordable Synth workstation, get the Motif DVD if still available and see what's possible. Better still, try out a Motif for yourself! ;)
The Yamaha SW1000XG Factory was a good idea, but... Looking back - Was this a long term solution? Meaning, how well can this product survive an Operating System upgrade? Proprietary Technologies are usually a short term investment. Remember the Yamaha Synth daughter cards for regular sound cards? Creative Labs changed the spec making that Yamaha product obsolete. Depends upon your perspective as to a worthy investment. We believe had Yamaha lowered their retail pricing they would have done much better since this was a superior product @ that time. Market share relates to whatever the market will bear.
An Audio Sound Card decision can become quite tedious. We suggest considering your musical goal, the application your considering for use then deciding on an Audio interface. Always consider any M/B chipset anomalies before deciding anything. DO YOUR HOMEWORK - Research & Plan Your Implementation Wisely!
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