StageMix features an intuitive graphic interface and allows remote mixing of Yamaha’s M7CL or LS9 consoles via the iPad’s built-in WiFi and a wireless connection point linked to the console via Cat5 cable. An impressive 45,000 downloads of Yamaha’s free StageMix has prompted the manufacturer to launch a new and improved version 2.0 of its popular iPad app. Yamaha says StageMix 2.0 adds significant functionality including head amp gain control for each channel and scene memory management, the latter of which includes store, recall, scene titles and comments. The new functions are designed to complement the existing controls, which include control of input channel faders, on/off, parametric EQs and channel cue, and mix master faders; and mix parameters that can be viewed include input channel names and meters, mix/matrix bus names, mix bus meters, and EQ input and output meters. “StageMix has already proven to be extremely popular with end users,” says Nick Cook, European marketing director at Yamaha Commercial Audio. “The new functions in Version 2.0 make remotely controlling an M7CL or LS9 even easier and faster.” StageMix 2.0 is available now as a free download from Apple’s iTunes store. In other news, Yamaha consoles were recently deployed in Spectacles Onesiens, a 520-capacity entertainment venue near Geneva. As part of a technical upgrade, Yamaha’s M7CL48-ES and three SB168-ES stage boxes were added to its Yamaha inventory, which already included an LS9-32 and O1V-96.