The Yamaha TF1 16 Channel Digital Mixer is a rack mountable 16 channel digital mixer offering excellent workflow techniques to deliver freedom and speed to live sound engineers.
In developing the TF series Yamaha engineers built from their existing base of acclaimed high-end mixer interfaces, adding intuitive control in an interface optimized for the type of touch panel control that has become a familiar feature in a wide range of applications. Allowing most operations to be carried out via the touch panel alone, the innovative TF1 interface will quickly become second nature to a broad spectrum of users. Whether you have experience with Yamaha digital consoles, work with other digital consoles, operate analogue consoles, or have never operated a mixer before, TF consoles will lead you to the desired results quickly and effortlessly through a smooth, efficient workflow. The availability of physical controls surrounding the touch panel further enhances control versatility and precision.
The familiar Yamaha scene memory that stores mix settings for instant recall when needed is included as always. There’s also a range of channel presets that have been created in cooperation with leading microphone manufacturers and eminent sound engineers, providing starting points that take you a long way towards achieving great sound. The channel presets cover parameters such as HA gain, EQ, dynamics, and much more, right down to details like channel name and colour. Less time needs to be spent on basic setup so that more time is available for refining the mix and communicating with the performers.
The TF series hardware is packed with features that contribute to superior operability and convenience. Faders, knobs, and buttons with outstanding fit and feel work seamlessly with state-of-the-art display technology, including high-visibility channel name and color displays. The touch panel itself offers an ideal blend of comprehensive visual feedback and fast response. The physical layout of these components brings everything together in a system that offers surprisingly efficient workflow.
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.
Faithful reproduction of the on-stage sound is the foundation, then creativity can take over. Yamaha’s unswerving approach to live sound reinforcement is alive and well in the TF series. The input stage of any console has a notable effect on its sonic character. 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.
The TF1 has 16 mono input channels with motor faders, plus one master motor fader. It also has dual stereo inputs that allow selection between a USB source such as an iPad, iPhone, USB storage device, PC, or an analogue source. The status of all of the above inputs, plus two dedicated effect return channels, can be simultaneously verified directly via the control panel. The rear-panel analogue inputs feature recallable Yamaha D-PRE microphone preamplifiers for the first time in a digital console. This allows preamp setup to be recalled from scene memory along with other console settings, providing improved support for live music and events where full-console changes need to be made on the fly. In addition to all-around performance that is ideal for installations or live sound reinforcement, the TF series consoles are lightweight and compact for unrivalled portability and space savings.
The main features of the Yamaha TF1 16 Channel Digital Mixer include:
- 17 motor faders (16 channels + 1 master)
- 40 input mixing channels (32 mono + 2 stereo + 2 return)
- 20 Aux buses (8 mono + 6 stereo) + Stereo + Sub
- 8 DCA groups with Roll-out
- 16 analog XLR/TRS combo mic/line inputs + 2 analog RCA pin stereo line inputs
- 16 analog XLR outputs
- 34 x 34 digital record/playback channels via USB 2.0 + 2 x 2 via a USB storage device
- 8 Effects and 10 GEQ
- 1 expansion slot for NY64-D audio interface card
- 48kHz Sample Rate