E Snake's studio quality mic preamps and powerful remote control features make it and digital consoles a potent combination.
It is the most affordable digital snake / digital console pairing available today - you only need the stage side of an E Snake!
In fact, E Snake is compatible with any Yamaha product that supports MY16-CII CobraNet, MY16-ES64 or AVY16-ES Ethersound I/O cards, making it easy to directly interface up to 96 digital channels*. Stay in the digital domain all the way from the mics to the amps!
E Snake's preamps will appear as AD8HR units to a Yamaha digital console giving the operator control over gain and phantom power.
The main components of the Whirlwind E SnakeTM system are the E Snake Frame (ES3), E Snake 2 (ES2), and E Snake ControlTM software for managing the system. Two or more of these units connected to each other or through a 100Mb Ethernet switch (transport dependent) with CAT-5 or fiber optic cables will replace the traditional analog multipair audio snake. E Snake currently supports CobraNet® and EtherSound®, the industry standards for real-time, multi-channel networked audio. Each master unit (ES3 or ES2) consists of a hardware frame and motherboard that can be configured with input and output cards. Each card is capable of processing eight channels of audio. An ES3 can accept up to 4 input and output cards. Therefore, each ES3 is capable of simultaneously processing 32 inputs and 32 outputs.
ES2 can accept any two I/O cards and therefore process up to 16 inputs, 16 outputs or 8 of each. Multiple frames can be used to increase the capacity to literally HUNDREDS of channels if required.