Introducing the Yamaha TF Series digital mixing console
The TF series combines Yamaha know-how with new input from the field and the latest touch-screen technology to deliver an evolved experience in console operation. Smooth setup and operation, practical presets and scenes, refined design, and software applications that integrate seamlessly with the entire system: these elements comprise TouchFlow Operation, a new concept in console interfaces that offers unprecedented comfort and convenience in small consoles, for a wide range of users and applications.
The ultimate control
The display content has been specifically designed for easy, direct accessibility, with a layout that promotes the most natural, efficient mixing. Touch panel operation is as easy as shaping the sound with your fingertips.
When you need extra precision for a fine EQ or other adjustment, the physical Touch & Turn knob is always available right beside the touch panel, as well as four User Defined Knobs below the panel that can be assigned to your chosen function.
Smooth setup and operation
The Yamaha 1-knob COMP and 1-knob EQ features, first introduced to Yamaha analogue mixers, now features on this TF series digital mixer to help you achieve the best possible sound in the shortest amount of time. Use the 1-knob COMP to use a compressor effect as you would, without having to take the time to juggle parameters to achieve the desired effect - this feature will do it all for you! The 1-knob EQ has several modes, including 'Vocal Mode', making it easier than ever to achieve a clear vocal tone, and 'Intensity Mode', offering 1-knob intensity control over EQ curves.
Both the 1-knob COMP and 1-knob EQ provide quick access to the full compressor and EQ displays, so you can fine tune settings as required.
Shortcuts to great sound
The Yamaha R&D team developed a selection of optimized QuickPro Presets™ for a wide variety of microphones and output equipment by working in collaboration with well-respected engineers and major manufacturers such as Audio-Technica, FitEar, Sennheiser, Shure, Ultimate Ears and Westone Laboratories. With these practical presets even the novice engineer can get very close to the ideal sound, while experienced engineers will appreciate the significant time savings.
Easy to navigate design
Rather than simply providing a long list of advanced features, the TF consoles present meaningful features in the most logical and accessible way through an overall design that maximizes visibility and operability. Also, the upper section of the panel is designed to double as a rest for an iPad, set list, score, memos, and/or other small items. The panel consists of three angled sections that give the operator maximum visibility and access.
Seamless connectivity separate apps
Separate software applications that allow wireless mixing, personal monitor mixing, or offline setup of digital live mixing consoles have become fairly common. The TF series goes a step further with three dedicated apps – TF Editor, TF StageMix, and MonitorMix – that feature user interfaces that seamlessly extend the console’s own on any device.
Achieve creative freedom
The TF consoles feature acclaimed D-PRE™ microphone preamplifiers that not only deliver outstanding quality, but are recallable as well. Circuitry and individual components have been reassessed and redesigned where necessary to achieve extraordinarily pure, natural sound. That solid sonic foundation is backed up by an updated selection of high-performance processors and effects. Input and output channel processors such as EQ, gates, and compressors are complemented by eight processors that provide a broad spectrum of creative capabilities.
Revolutionary automatic mixer
Dugan automixer can be applied to up to eight channels in the TF series, automatically raising the gain of microphone inputs that are active while lowering the gain of inactive microphone inputs, and adjusting each to create a consistent overall mix level. This eliminates the need for complex fader operation during presentations where multiple microphones are used, or at panel discussions where an even larger number of microphones may be required.
Advanced Dugan automatic mixing algorithms also maintain a safe feedback margin, ensuring high quality, high clarity sound at all times. This means you can concentrate on the details, rather that worrying about fader operation for consistent, high quality mixes.
Versatile live recording capabilties
TF consoles come supplied with Steinberg’s Nuendo Live Multitrack live recording software, providing an easy way to simultaneously record up to 34 tracks to a computer connected to the console via USB 2.0. MP3 and WAV files can be played back from USB storage devices, and audio from an iPhone or iPad can be played back via a direct digital connection. When playing back from a DAW, analog input or DAW input can be individually selected for each channel so that pre-recorded material can be mixed with live input for virtual sound checks or rehearsals.1 | 3 | 5