Yamaha TF Series digital mixers with intuitive touch-panel operation gain enhanced control and versatility with firmware update version 4.0. The new update will be shown at the NAB Show in Las Vegas at the Yamaha Professional Audio booth #C1725.
Firmware update V4.0 adds a selected channel view that provides access to the main parameters for the currently selected input channel in a single display. Combined with the mixer’s touch & turn knob, this new view provides even more intuitive, efficient operation.
V4.0 also adds a scene fade time function that offers new flexibility for scene management, particularly in theatrical applications. Support for DZR-D and DXS-XLF-D Series loudspeakers has been expanded with speaker amp mute control directly from the mixer display.
The Yamaha research and development team has cooperated closely with microphone and IEM manufacturers, as well as a large number of sound engineers, to create an ample selection of new QuickPro Presets for a variety of microphones, in-ear monitors, and loudspeakers. The new presets not only include numerous new microphone presets, but also add settings for in-ear monitors from Westone Laboratories.
The TF StageMix iPad app also gets an upgrade and allows control of playback from and recording to a USB storage device connected to the mixer. The TF StageMix update also adds user defined button functionality to the iPad for enhanced remote-control versatility.
“Yamaha TF Series V4.0 offers engineers improved compatibility with a growing range of applications and takes operability to a higher level with the new selected channel view display and the ever expanding, powerful range of new QuickPro Presets that provide easy, efficient operation for users of all levels,” states Nithin Cherian, marketing manager, MI Pro Audio, Yamaha Professional Audio division. “Yamaha Corporation Japan worked closely with Westone Laboratories to develop QuickPro Presets for their in-ear monitors and continues to collaborate directly with influential industry leaders in order to give customers features, performance, and control that ideally suit their work environment.”
“Westone is thrilled and honored to have had the opportunity to work with Yamaha and include the presets for our custom-fit and universal-fit in-ear monitors to the TF Series of mixers,” states Karl Cartwright, Westone Laboratories Product Development. “The complete range of Westone products is represented including our ES Series of custom-fit models, and both the UM Series and the revolutionary AM Series of passive-ambient monitors. The QuickPro presets offered in the Yamaha TF Series allow engineers to quickly and easily set a starting point for their IEM mix.”