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22 Channel Digital Mixing Console with Dante
The DM3-D is a compact Dante-equipped digital mixing console with versatile capabilities that make it perfect for a wide range of applications. The DM3 offers superb sound quality, fast and easy setup and operation, and professional-level features.
The word “compact” is often associated with limitations, and in the sound reinforcement world, often implies compromises in functionality, connectivity, or sound quality, and sometimes all three. Until now choosing a compact console has almost invariably been a matter of what you’re willing to sacrifice to get the capabilities you need in the space you have. The new DM3 series of mixing consoles shatters this stereotype, offering superb sound quality, fast and easy setup and operation, and professional-level features for live sound, streaming, and live or home recording and music production—a combination unmatched in any other mixing console this size. In an ever-changing world that constantly presents new challenges as well as opportunities, DM3 mixing consoles give you the power and flexibility to do more with than you ever imagined with a compact digital console.
A legacy of sonic purity
The ideal starting point for any audio engineering endeavor is transparent, uncolored sound. All Yamaha mixers are built on that philosophy, with the goal of allowing engineers to capture the on-stage sound accurately, without coloration, and then add creative touches as required. Capable of sampling rates as high as 96 kHz despite its compact size the DM3 Series continues this legacy of sonic purity, offering you the perfect starting point for mixing, recording, live streaming, or even installed applications.
Simple. Intuitive. Powerful.
Perhaps the most significant advantage of a digital console is the ease of operation and accessibility of powerful functions and features that would otherwise require a higher level of user experience as well as more outboard gear to actualize in an analog setup. The DM3 Series exemplifies a “less is more” design philosophy, utilizing a 9” touchscreen and a single Touch & Turn knob for managing most of the console’s operations, resulting in a user experience reminiscent of a smartphone.
Lightweight construction for supreme portability
Thanks to precise structural design and material selection, the DM3 Series combines a light weight of only 6.5 kg with a robust housing that can stand up to the rigors of touring.
The most compact Dante-compatible console
Yamaha’s most compact Dante-compatible mixer, the DM3 delivers high-quality 96kHz sound using 16 analog inputs and eight outputs with low latency, and matches perfectly with the Tio1608-D I/O Rack for simpler, faster system setup.
Effects to enhance the creativity of sound engineers
The DM3 Series comes equipped with two high-quality multi-effects processors featuring eighteen types of high-grade effects including the REV HD and REV R3— the first of its kind in Yamaha mixers— offer sound engineers the freedom to craft a sound that accurately reflects their own sonic sensibilities.
QuickPro Presets™ for fast setup with professional sound
The Yamaha R&D team has worked with well-respected engineers and major manufacturers such as Audio-Technica, FitEar, Sennheiser, Shure, Ultimate Ears and Westone Laboratories to develop a selection of optimized QuickPro Presets™ for a wide variety of microphones and output equipment. 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 they offer. We prepared more than 200 presets for input channels, covering everything from vocals to drum sets all precisely tuned using a wide range of actual microphones and instruments. For output channels we developed presets for a variety of speaker systems and in-ear monitors such as Ultimate Ears with several variations to match different environments and room sizes. All of these can be used as-is when time is tight, but they are also great starting points for manual fine tuning. Setups created from the presets or from scratch can also be saved as additional presets.
Scene Presets for your applications
Scene Presets are available for a variety of applications that use the DM3 Series for mixing, making setup quick and easy.
Real world engineers in our R&D group created these presets to increase speed of setup and allow more time for minor adjustments and rehearsal.
A wealth of applications to support any venue
A wide range of applications help users respond as the situation demands, including DM3 Editor to complete settings in advance well before the performance, DM3 StageMix to remotely control the DM3 Series from onstage, and MonitorMix, which allows each performer to adjust their own monitor.
Professional-quality live streaming has never been easier
Live streaming brings with it unique technical demands that are often a challenge to accommodate without additional outboard gear and the space it requires.
The DM3 Series comes equipped with a USB connection that lets you go live in an instant, paired with a condensed suite of features such as matrices, flexible patching, and factory presets that are aimed specifically at making live streaming seamless and trouble-free. The compact design also makes the DM3 Series ideally suited to multi-console configurations where it would take on a live-streaming role while the other console is used for on-site mixing.
A comprehensive suite of streaming features
The DM3 Series condenses features needed for streaming inside a compact housing. Units are equipped with abundant analog I/O and USB terminals, making it possible to input audio to the DM3 Series and transmit the mixed audio directly to a computer with streaming software launched. With stereo and matrices, audio routing provides a high degree of freedom and allows mixing of audio for on-site and streaming use separately.
In addition, the Dante-equipped DM3* is ideal for standalone operation as well as for use as part of a larger streaming system featuring multiple consoles. For example, using two DM3 units allows the engineer to input the audio transmitted by Dante for on-site and streaming, or use two different mixes for these. The compact housing makes it the ideal console where space is limited, or for use in system expansion.
Flexible patch settings
The DM3 Series inputs and outputs allow patches to be freely changed with ease. These consoles can handle minor modifications to the system flexibly to suit any location, which is extremely useful in situations where teams are divided by role.
Comprehensive recording and editing functions in a compact body
A supremely portable, full-spec music production tool, the DM3 Series covers all the bases for your live recording and home editing needs. The DAW Remote function allows you to use a range of devices to control your mix and recording from anywhere in a live venue or recording environment, then take the results home for editing at your leisure. The recorded performances can be stored directly on a USB stick, on a PC connected via USB to HOST, or on a separate Dante-compatible device (DM3 only), and edited with the bundled Cubase AI software or the DAW suite of your choice.
DAW Remote streamlines music production
DM3 Console team well with a digital audio workstation (DAW). DAW operations such as volume adjustment, play, and stop can be performed using the console’s faders and buttons as physical controllers for smooth operation while arranging. The DM3 supports a variety of DAW software suites, and comes bundled with Cubase AI—a stripped-down but powerful music production software platform. Switching to DAW Remote Mode is a simple one-step operation that can be performed by pressing CUSTOM 1 and 2 in the FADER BANK section together.
Accurate Control of Monitor Levels
DM3 Series Consoles allow monitor levels to be controlled with faders. Access is simple and easy, for smoother, more accurate checking of mix balances. You can also use the customer fader function to assign monitor level control for smoother, more accurate mixes, or use User Defined Keys to adjust the volume separately by switching the source.
Multiple ways to record
Both DM3 models support multitrack recording via USB to Host, while simple 2-track recording is possible using a USB memory stick and the USB connector on the front of both consoles. The Dante-equipped DM3 console also adds multitrack recording capability using the Dante Virtual Soundcard. Put simply, the DM3 Series offers a range of recording options that give users the flexibility to meet the demands of a variety of environments and applications.
*Dante Virtual Soundcard is not included
Cubase AI bundled software
DM3 Series are bundled with downloadable Cubase AI software from Steinberg. As one of the most advanced, comprehensive DAW suites available, Cubase has led the charge, providing users with a powerful and flexible platform for music production. Cubase AI offers these same core technologies and interface that have won Cubase worldwide acclaim.
Your space, your settings, your language
With each different work environment comes a new range of challenges that place different demands on a console and on users themselves.
The design of DM3 Series Consoles was created with this in mind, with a customizable interface that can be tailored to match user requirements and experience levels. For example, channel names can be displayed in different languages, and operations can be restricted by user account, while ProVisionaire Touch and Control offers the user a control panel that can be optimized for a variety of applications.
*ProVisionaire will support the DM3 series in future updates.
Providing optimal settings for the user
The DM3 Series is designed to be operated by a wide range of people, from professional engineers to those who rarely use a console, and its appearance varies from user to user. For example, logging in as Guest simplifies use by limiting the operations available.
DM3 Series Consoles are equipped with a wealth of user support and time-saving features, such as the GainFinder™ feature that provides visual support for gain settings, and 1-knob COMP™ & 1-knob EQ™, which allows multiple parameters to be controlled with a single knob. In addition, channel names are Unicode-capable and can be input in various languages, making the DM3 Series highly effective and user-friendly mixers that are especially useful for applications when the console is used by multiple users of varying languages and skill levels.*
The optional RK-DM3 allows for rack mounting and flexible installation.
*Input for channel names in languages other than English can be performed using DM3 Editor or DM3 StageMix
Bring your favorite plug-ins with DM3
DM3 Series are bundled with downloadable VST Rack Elements, a plug-in hosting software package from Yamaha.
VST Rack Elements allows you to integrate your effects plug-ins with the DM3 Series or another mixer.
*The DM3 Series only supports Send/Return effects plug-ins.
Abundant options for remote control
The DM3 Series is compatible with a variety of external controls. In addition to Yamaha’s custom control panel ProVisionaire Series, these consoles support general-use communication protocols OSC (via Ethernet) and MIDI (via USB), offering flexibility for remote control.
*ProVisionaire will support the DM3 series in future updates.
- Type: Digital Mixing Console
- Power Consumption: 43 watts
- Input Channels: 16 Mono, 1 Stereo, and 2 FX Return
- Mix Buses: 6
- Matrices: 2 (Supports Input to Matrix)
- Stereo Buses: 2
- Cue Buses: 1
- Analog Input: 16 Mic/Line (12 XLR + 4 XLR/TRS Phones Combo)
- Analog Output: 8 XLR
- Dante: 2 (etherCON: Primary/Secondary)
- Network: 1 RJ45
- USB to Host: Type B 2.0
- USB to Device: Type A
- Headphone Input: TRS
- DC Power: 4-Pin XLR (Power Supply included)
- Width: 12.6" / 320 mm
- Height: 5.6" / 140 mm
- Depth: 18.0" / 455 mm
- Weight: 14.3 lb / 6.5 kg