Yamaha launches DM3 Series digital mixers

Yamaha has added the DM3 series of digital mixers to its professional audio lineup.

With both Dante-compatible and non-Dante models available, Yamaha's new digital mixing consoles are versatile enough for a range of applications. 

The DM3 series offeris up to 96 kHz sound quality, in a chassis measuring 320 x 140 x 455mm and weighs 6.5kg. There are two DM3 mixers in the series - the DM3, which features Dante audio networking for connection to a range of compatible audio devices, and the DM3 Standard without Dante.

Other than Dante provision, the features on both models are identical, featuring 16 mono, one stereo and two FX Return input mixing channels, plus six Mix Send, two FX Send, one stereo, and two matrix output mixing channels.

Offering quality audio, low latency and two processors featuring 18 types of effects, an intuitive user interface is centred around a large, 9-in screen with multi-touch control. Users can choose from multiple languages for channel names (using the DM3 Editor or DM3 StageMix applications) displayed on the user’s choice of light or dark background, make the DM3 series suitable for use in any space, lighting conditions and by users of different nationalities.

The DM3 series features custom fader banks and MonitorMix support for personal monitor mixing, it has a wide variety of live sound applications, anything from simple presentations and conferences to live bands and multi-performer events. The DM3 is also suitable as a sub-mixer for a Dante-compatible main console.

DM3 consoles include all the features needed for streaming. With stereo and matrices, the audio routing gives users exceptional freedom and allows the creation of separate mixes for on-site and streaming sound.

Another key market for the DM3 series is in fixed installations. Both consoles support OSC and MIDI (via USB) general purpose external control protocols and User Account, User Defined Key and Custom Fader Bank can be used to configure settings for users. The consoles are compatible with Yamaha’s ProVisionaire software suite, which allows the creation of bespoke control panels, perfectly tailored to the needs of remote control and installation monitoring. Meanwhile, the optional RK-DM3 can be used to mount either unit in 13U of a standard 19-in equipment rack.

Software options include DM3 Editor, a standalone Windows or Mac application for both online operation and offline setup and editing, and DM3 StageMix, an iPad app that enables remote control of the DM3 Series via an interface, allowing an engineer to control mix parameters from a performer's position on the stage. Meanwhile, the MonitorMix application for iOS and Android devices puts control of each performer’s monitor mix in their hand.

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