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Yamaha DM1000VCM 48 Channel Compact Digital Production Console

Product Code YADM1000VCM
Manufacturer Yamaha

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Description

Powerful and Compact for Production, Broadcast, and Live Sound Environments

The original compact DM1000 digital console continued the tradition of flawless quality found in its sister models, the DM2000 and 02R96. Now we've gone even further, adding five impressive plug-in packages to create the DM1000VCM.Packed into a slim rack-mountable body are 48 inputs, and a total of 18 mixing buses. What's more, you can use all available functions at 96 kHz such as EQ and delay included on all inputs and outputs. Equipped with the head amps descended from those of the DM2000 and 02R96 on its analog inputs, the DM1000VCM offers an incredible sound and an overwhelming 110 dB dynamic range, thanks to its 24-bit AD/DA converter. In the digital domain, the DM1000VCM ships with the outstanding REV-X reverb algorithm introduced with the SPX2000, while VCM plug-ins like EQ, compressor, tape saturation and guitar effectors offer the warm sound of analog circuitry. This console offers outstanding performance in the production and live / sound reinforcement areas, letting you be as musical as you want without having to rely on vintage effects and outboard equipment.If surround functions that support post-production and multi-channel broadcasting are what you need, the DM1000VCM, like the DM2000 and 02R96, boasts compliance with the global THX pm3 standard for surround sound equipment, and like them it makes absolutely no compromises. In fact, as well as offering you the ability to mix and monitor in 6.1 channel surround sound, this console boasts a Bass Management processor and a wealth of dedicated surround effects. The DM1000VCM also comes equipped with iSSP technology, making the creation of realistic sound fields a snap, providing exceptional performance for its range.Featuring control functions for Digital Audio Workstations like NUENDO and CUBASE, and compatibility with Studio Manager Version 2 for both the Windows and Macintosh for seamless control of your audio systems, the DM1000VCM is a compact, powerful console that gives you all the superior usability, expandability and flexibility you need in a digital mixer.

Key Features

Precise 24-bit/96-kHz Audio and High-performance Head Amps

Advanced custom DSP-7 LSIs feature 32-bit internal processing (58-bit accumulator) at extremely high speed. Full functionality is provided when mixing all 48 channels at 96 kHz. All analog inputs and outputs - including the 16 microphone/line inputs - employ precision 24-bit A/D and D/A converters for an outstanding 110-dB dynamic range. Top-performance head amplifiers provide precise, uncolored pre-amplification prior to A/D conversion, and optimum circuit configurations and parts for all stages of the design were determined through repeated listening tests by some of the best "ears" in the industry. The DM1000 proudly stands alongside the DM2000 and 02R96 as one of the best-sounding digital production consoles available.

48-input 18-bus Mix Capacity at 96 kHz

Although it is a compact rack-mount size console, the DM1000 offers generous mixing capacity with up to 48 simultaneous inputs. All 48 input channels include four-band parametric EQ, gating, compression/limiting, and up to 453 milliseconds of delay with variable feedback. What's more, all of this functionality is available at 96 kHz. The output section also offers plenty of versatility with 20 buses: 8 group buses, 8 auxiliary buses, and the main stereo bus. Group buses 1 through 8 also function as surround buses, and a Bus to Stereo function allows sound-reinforcement type sub-mixing as well as easy downmixing of 6.1, 5.1, or 3-1 surround to stereo. The 8 auxiliary buses can be used as surround effect sends, and there's a "Fix" function that automatically sets the auxiliary buses to nominal (0 dB) level, so they can be used as additional group buses.

Powerful Channel Functions with Flexible Control and Patching

All 48 input channels feature powerful mixing functions including gate and compressor dynamics processing, input attenuation, four-band parametric EQ with a choice of Type I and Type II algorithms, channel inserts, delay, surround and stereo panning, and phase. With the sole exception of gating the same functions are provided on the 8 group buses, 8 auxiliary buses, and stereo bus. Easy-access dedicated controllers are provided for routing, surround panning, and EQ. Control data is graphically displayed via the LCD screen, and can be saved in "libraries" for easy recall whenever needed. All inputs, outputs, insert patch points, direct outputs, and effect sends and returns can be freely patched to configure the system as required via graphical on-screen "digital patching" displays: for example, you could patch one input to multiple channels, or assign the signal from one bus to multiple outputs. The encoders associated with each fader can be used to make input patch and direct out settings, and you can save your patch settings as library data for recall when needed.

Versatile Connectivity for a Wide Range of Applications

The DM1000 rear panel provides 16 microphone/line inputs with balanced XLR/TRS jacks that feature top-performance head amplifiers for outstanding audio quality. These inputs also offer individual phantom power switches. In addition to these inputs four XLR-type "omni" inputs can be freely assigned to serve as channel inserts or other functions. All analog inputs and outputs employ precision 24-bit, 96-kHz converters. The analog outputs can be patched to any of 12 "omni" XLR-type outputs. Auxiliary, group bus, stereo bus, inserts, and monitor outputs can easily be patched and configured to create the idea system for your mixing requirements. AES/EBU format digital stereo input and output as well as coaxial digital stereo input and output provides plenty of digital connectivity. The I/O flexibility and compatibility provided by the DM1000 makes it ideal for music production as well as live sound applications.

Two I/O Expansion Slots for Easy Expansion in a Variety of Formats

Each of two Mini-YGDAI (Yamaha General Digital Audio Interface) expansion card slots support up to 16 additional channels of digital I/O in AES/EBU, ADAT or TASCAM format, as well as a range of other interface cards including double-speed 96 kHz (AES/EBU) digital I/O cards, 96-kHz compatible AD/DA cards, and a range of analog I/O cards. The DM1000 expansion slots also accept various Mini-YGDAI compatible cards available from third parties.

Four Advanced Multi-effect Processors Include Surround Effects

The DM1000's four internal effect processors deliver full functionality and performance even when the console is running at 96 kHz. New effect programs such as multi-band compression and surround-compatible 5.1 reverb and 5.1 modulation* augment the console's processing capabilities, and can be used in a send/return loop or as inserts effects.
* Each surround processor may occupy up to four of the onboard effect processors.

Comprehensive Interface with Touch-sensitive 100-mm Motor Faders

16 faders provide access to the console's 48 input channels in three layers: 1 through 16, 17 through 32, and 33 through 48. Add the stereo master and you have a total of 17 top-quality 100-millimeter touch-sensitive motor faders. The bus and auxiliary faders are provided in another layer, and two "remote" layers are provided for external device control. A Fader Mode key additionally allows the auxiliary send levels to be assigned to the faders. The rotary encoder and switch associated with each fader can be switched to any of three modes via the Encoder Mode key. The encoders can be used for panning or auxiliary send, as well any other function you assign. You could assign input patching or direct out assignments to the encoders to allow fast, efficient setup in your specific work environment.

Scene Memory and Automix Functions for Efficient Workflow

The DM1000 features automix capability with 1/4-frame resolution, allowing full automation of parameters right down to the internal effects. Automix functions can be assigned to the User Defined Keys for easy access. Scene memories allow fade times and recall safe settings to be specified independently for each channel, while recall safe can even be specified at the function level. The supplied DM1000 Editor that runs on the Studio Manager application can be used to manage scene and automix data on your personal computer.

Versatile Pairing and Grouping Functions Enhance Mixing Efficiency

In addition to "horizontal pairing" of adjacent channels, the DM1000 allows "vertical pairing" of channels on different layers so that, for example, you can control up to 16 stereo sources from a single layer. Grouping functions include the familiar fader and mute grouping, as well as sophisticated EQ and dynamics grouping. The latter can be a great advantage when mixing surround sound.

DM1000 Editor Software Supplied

The DM1000 comes supplied with an advanced DM1000 Editor application for Windows or Mac computers. The DM1000 connects to your computer via the TO HOST interface (USB), creating a production environment that goes beyond simple parameter viewers. The Console Window, Selected Channel Module, Surround Editor, Patch Editor, Effect Editor, Timecode Counter Window, and Library Window can be accessed via the computer's expansive color display, and the main mixer functions can be edited offline. Memory management functions allow DM1000 data to be transferred to and from the computer where it can be managed and even shared via LAN or the Internet.

Sophisticated DAW or Digital Recorder Integration

In addition to its extensive stand-alone capabilities the DM1000 can integrate with your computer-based DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) or digital recorder to create an advanced digital production environment. The DM1000 can function as a physical controller for both recorder and mixer sections of your DAW. The standard library includes control compatibility with Digidesign Pro Tools® and Steinberg NUENDO® workstations, and the General DAW mode supports a range of other DAW systems. MIDI control tables can also be created to provide functionality with MIDI-compatible DAW systems.

An Ideal Platform for Surround Production

Surround panning was originally provided on the 02R and 03D, but the DM1000 goes much further with a comprehensive range of features for surround production. The Bus to Stereo function makes it easy to downmix 6.1 or 3-1 surround sources to stereo, and the 3-1 output can be connected via Dolby Surround or DTS stereo encoders back to a DM1000 slot input to allow real-time comparison between the encoded and pre-encoded sound. A panning joystick is provided in the Selected Channel control section to facilitate complex panning moves and trace specified panning patterns. Surround panning features 127 x 127 resolution, and divergence control is possible in 0 ~ 100 steps. Surround-compatible effects in up to 8-in/8-out configurations include 5.1 reverb, modulation, and dynamics.* EQ and dynamics grouping is another feature that can be a great advantage for surround production.
* Each surround processor may occupy up to four of the onboard effect processors.

Enhanced Surround Monitoring Environment Includes Bass Management

The DM1000 monitor section provides facilities for muting individual buses (speakers), centralized level control of all monitor outputs, stem mix monitoring, and real-time comparison between the encoded and pre-encoded Dolby Surround or DTS stereo sound. Downmix processing allows 6.1 to 5.1, 6.1 to 3-1, 6.1 to stereo, 5.1 to 3-1, 5.1 to stereo, or 3-1 to stereo monitoring without affecting the signal sent to the recorder. A Speaker Control function allows fine control of the monitoring environment to match the program material you are mixing as well as your working environment. All of the top-line DM2000 console's surround features have been implemented in the DM1000, including bass management, attenuators for precise speaker level control, and delay for "virtual speaker repositioning".

A Powerful Performer in Live Sound Settings

In one compact unit the DM1000 packs a powerful array of features that are ideal for live sound applications. The User Assignable Layer function, for example, lets you assign the input faders as well as mix bus and auxiliary master faders to a layer for fast, easy access in live situations. There's also an HA Remote function that can be used to remotely control Yamaha head amplifiers such as the AD8HR. The fact that it provides an ample array of XLR input and output connectors is another reason that the DM1000 is an excellent choice for live sound mixing.

Functions and Performance Fine-tuned for Professional Use

As a part of the Yamaha Digital Production Console lineup, the DM1000 delivers professional performance and refined functionality that are on a par with the DM2000 and 02R96. Some detailed features that pros will appreciate include a Mix Minus function for easy mix-minus setup in broadcast applications, gain-reduction display via the LCD screen, 6.1 surround support, global fade time, global recall safe, and much more.

V2 Features

Powerful New Functions for Applications from Production to Live Sound to Broadcast.(Version2)

This significant upgrade places the DM1000 on the same performance level as DM2000V2 and 02R96V2. And like the DM2000V2 and 02R96V2, the DM1000V2 has now received THX® pm3™ certification. DM1000V2 offers an impressive range of additions and improvements including enhanced surround capabilities, DAW control for integrated production environments, refined automix performance, improved monitoring for broadcast applications, and virtual VCA functionality as well as AUX/SOLO link for live sound.

Seamless ADD-ON EFFECTS Support(Version2)

The DM1000V2 provides full support for all five of Yamaha's ADD-ON EFFECTS packages (each package is sold separately). The advanced effects and signal-processing capabilities provided by these packages are accessed and operated via the console's internal effect processors in the same way as the built-in effects. You can also use the DM1000V2 Editor application for effect control.

ESAMII Video Editor Support(Version2)

The main functionality of the 03D VEK video editing suite for the 03D digital mixing console is now included in the DM1000V2 system software. This provides support for major video editing devices that comply with the ESAMII protocol.

A Major Studio Manager Evolution(Version2)

The Studio Manager application has undergone a major evolution, and is now a host application that can support multiple editors (such as the DM2000 Editor and SPX2000 Editor) within its framework. This offers many advantages including total project recall, and future support is planned for recall from Steinberg's Nuendo®/CubaseTM via the Studio Connections. Online and offline editing of multiple DM1000V2 or 01V96V2 units is now smoother than ever. A variety of other enhancements include Add-on Effect support, multiple windows, and improved overall operability through shortcuts, keyboard operations, drag and drop, and using the console's User Defined Keys to remotely open and close windows.

Cubase™ and Nuendo® are trademarks and registered trademarks of the Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
Pro Tools® is a registered trademark of the Avid Technology Inc.
THX® is a registered trademark of THX Ltd.

VCM Features

Versatile V2 features plus a formidable array of plug-in processors(DM1000VCM)

The new DM1000VCM is the DM1000 Version 2 plus a formidable array of state-of-the-art processing technologies that provide all-new production power. You now have extraordinary recreations of classic compression and EQ units from the 70's, simulations of several legendary analog open-reel tape decks, a complete suite of unmatched REV-X reverb effects, a surround post-production package that is second to none, and even a selection of vintage stomp boxes to spice up your mixes. And all of this is right at your fingertips, with no need to patch in external processors.

The technology that has made all of this possible is some of the most advanced in the world, and the sound is simply superb.

In short, one of the world's most popular digital production consoles just got a lot more powerful.

VCM Technology(DM1000VCM)

VCM technology is responsible for the classic compressor, EQ, analog tape deck, and stompbox effect simulations in the DM1000VCM.

VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) technology actually models the characteristics of analog circuitry - right down to the last resistor and capacitor. VCM technology goes well beyond simply analyzing and modeling electronic components and emulating the sound of old equipment. It's capable of capturing subtleties that simple digital simulations cannot even approach, while actually creating ideal examples of sought-after vintage gear.

iSSP Technology(DM1000VCM)

iSSP technology is the key to the DM1000VCM's incredible selection of surround post-production effects.

iSSP stands for "Interactive Spatial Sound Processing," and is Yamaha's original new spatial sound effect system. Designed through extensive research and exhaustive testing, this technology offers unparalleled reality, operability and originality for surround processing applications. It delivers unprecedented sound-field positioning precision and versatility, as well as realistic sound source movement effects with simple operation that allows simulations of an almost unlimited variety of spatial environments.

REV-X(DM1000VCM)

"REV-X" is the advanced algorithm behind Yamaha's newest generation of reverb and ambience programs, offering unprecedented reverberation depth and realism with smooth decay. REV-X technology takes full advantage of the 24-bit 96-kHz processing capability of the DM1000 for reverb and ambience effects that have the reassuring warmth and reality of natural acoustic environments.

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