NEW YAMAHA CONSOLES — AudioTechnology
By Graeme Hague
March 13, 2014
Overnight, news from Musikmesse in Frankfurt has started coming in. Yamaha’s new QL series digital mixing consoles “inherit” the performance of its CL series – meaning, we guess, they have a lot in common. All of the effect and EQ processing capability in the CL series consoles is also in the QL consoles. Built-in automatic mixing functionality from Dan Dugan Sound Design supports a wide range of speech and broadcast applications. Otherwise, the compact QL series consoles are aimed at small to medium scale live sound applications. Two models will be available, the QL5 with 64 mono + 8 stereo mix channels, and the QL1 with 32 mono + 8 stereo mix channels. Both types feature 16 mix and 8 matrix output busses. Ample local I/O is also provided: 32 in/16 out on the QL5, and 16 in/8 out on the QL1. The QL1 can be rack mounted. More info is at Yamaha’s QL product page.
Australian Distributor: Yamaha Music Australia www.yamahamusic.com.au