Yamaha is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new Active Field Control (AFC) version upgrade, including the related acoustic enhancement (AFC Enhance) and image control (AFC Image) systems.
In 1969 Yamaha launched acoustic consulting activities with the goal of finding an ideal relationship between performer, audience, and space. That quest has led to a deep understanding of acoustic technology in general, including structural acoustics and electronic acoustics. Based on that experience, Yamaha released “active field control” immersive audio for the first time in 1985, in response to growing venue diversification and a need to accommodate a wider array of events. AFC can turn an acoustically dead environment into a reverberant cavern or cathedral at the touch of a button, and has been gradually refined with improved performance and features over the years. The current AFC version offers advanced 96 kHz processing capability that delivers outstanding sound and space control.
Today, AFC has been expanded to included AFC Enhance for ambience control and AFC Image for acoustic image control. With AFC Enhance and AFC Image, Yamaha now offers a system that can create any acoustic environment you can imagine, sonically transporting the audience to new and exciting places.