Yamaha's new Music Production department — which resides in its Pro Audio & Combo (PAC) division — will align all of the company's home recording and digital studio production products into a single department. It includes synthesizers (Motif ES and S Series), AW Series DAWs, studio monitors, digital mixers (01X, 01V96 and 02R96) and all mLAN and USB computer music products and software. The Professional Audio department will concentrate on sound reinforcement analog mixers, speakers and amplifiers, while the Commercial Audio Systems division continues to operate separately.
Athan Billias has been appointed director of technology products and will oversee the new department as marketing manager. He is supported by product managers Avery Burdette and George Hamilton. Wayne Hrabak heads the Pro Audio department, with support from product manager John Schauer.