The Yamaha AW4416 is a digital portable multi-track studio that has eight mic pre amps and the capability to record eight tracks at once, and 16 in total. This product can called a workstation because not only is the AW4416 an automated digital mixer with moving faders and built-in effects, but it also contains a hard disk recorder, editor and sampler and has the ability to burn CD-Rs from it’s hard disk to an internal CD-R. The mixer incorporates the essential internal gubbins of an O-series mixer, with similar structure and facilities to the seemingly ubiquitous O2R, complete with its 32-bit fixed-point internal processing and 44-bit equalisation algorithms. It has an LED screen that is digital and can control a wealth of options for recording.
According to several user reviews, they have praised Yamaha AW4416 for the near-ideal feature set; Fast and intuitive to use; Superb audio quality; Optional CD-RW drive; SCSI archive facilities; Configurable interfaces; Rattle-free motorised faders. Also, some users have complained it for the inevitable hard drive whine could be frustrating; No facility to record directly to external SCSI devices.
Image source: soundonsound.com
To restoring Yamaha AW4416 to it’s factory settings, first press the [SCENE] button. Then, press the [F1] button to display the “Scene Mem” page. Next, select “00.Initial Data”, by turning the [DATA/JOG] dial. Finally, press the [ENTER] button to execute the function.
Warning! This operation returns all settings you’ve made in the menus to their factory-set condition. Before you perform this operation, check whether there is any data you want to keep. Hopefully the article of “Reset Yamaha AW4416 Digital Audio Workstation” can help you.
Reference: Yamaha AW4416 manual