Yamaha Design “Synapses” CMC Series
A dedicated Cubase controller allowing you to combine functions of your own choosing.
Rather than offer a diverse array of functions in a single device, the CMC design relies on a "buffet" concept, allowing users to create specific combinations of functions they actually need. Laid out on an array of uniformly-size panels, the function controls work together to create an interface never seen before.
The slim body of the interface makes it seem like the on-screen controls of the Cubase software have been brought to life. Every control has been placed within a concave indentation, and the knobs given a conical shape that means they are easily manipulated with the fingers despite their low profile.
A monotone body pared down to the smallest size possible. When the user begins music production, CMC units transform themselves, with systematically laid-out switches lighting up colorfully.
The CMC panel brings the virtual interface of Cubase software into the real world. The intuitiveness and freedom of this operating style, which offers users the ability to choose both functionality and location, provide a degree of usability not found in other controllers.
- Satoshi Yoshiizumi
- Yamaha Design Laboratory