The new DM1000 Digital Production Console is a direct sibling of the flagship DM2000, in a very compact rack mountable body of 577 (D) x 199 (H) x 430 (W) mm (22.7" x 7.8" x 16.9"), 19 kg (42 lbs). While it shares key features such as 96 kHz audio, Surround Monitoring, Studio Manager, and DAW Control with the DM2000 and 02R96, the DM1000 is designed especially for commercial production needs such as post-production, audio for video, and broadcast. Since it is rack mountable, the DM1000 can also be used in any application, including live sound reinforcement.
The DM2000, 02R96 and DM1000 are compatible with each other, with mix data easily interchangeable using bundled Studio Manager software.
96 kHz standard
Unlike conventional equipment that operates in 96 kHz mode only with a reduced number of channels, this Yamaha console imposes no such limitations, delivering the full number of channels at 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz. Full 96 kHz resolution with 32-bit internal processing and 58-bit accumulators is the standard for the DM1000 (and for the DM2000 and 02R96).
With the DM1000, you get 48 channels of dynamic 24-bit/96 kHz audio, plus effects and processing. Yamaha has included a range of 96 kHz compatible stereo effects with 32-bit internal processing plus several designedspecifically for surround. And you can use four individual effect processors simultaneously.
Analog mic preamps & converters
The DM1000 is equipped with 20 analog inputs with XLR connectors, 16 of which have mic preamps, and 12 analog outputs with XLR connectors. It also provides two I/O slots each capable of 16 channels of I/O, which you can configure to your needs using Mini-YGDAI digital and analog I/O cards.
48 channels in three layers, plus patching flexibility
One of the advantages of working with digital is that it allows maximum power and flexibility to be packed into minimum space. On the DM1000, seventeen precision 100-millimeter motorized channel faders can be instantly layer-switched to control any of 48 channels, plus auxiliary, bus, and remote channels. What's more, all available inputs, outputs, effects, and channel inserts can be assigned to any of the console's channels or outputs via the DM1000's digital patching system. The eight auxiliary buses can also be patched to anywhere in the system, and patch setups you might want to use again can be stored in the patch library for instant recall at any time.
Channel compression, gating, EQ, and delay
All 48 input channels of the DM1000 feature flexible, independent compression and gating/ducking processors for dynamics control. The four-band parametric channel equalizers also offer extra versatility with switchable "type I" or "type II" EQ algorithms to deliver the type of EQ response you prefer. The channel delay has a maximum delay of 453 milliseconds.
Expandable data libraries
Setting up EQ, compression, and other parameters for a mix from scratch can be a daunting task, so Yamaha has provided an extensive selection of presets in a range of "libraries" that can simply be selected and used unmodified, or edited to suit specific requirements. Libraries are provided for effects, compression, gating, EQ, I/O patching, and more. Of course, your own setups can be added to the libraries for instant recall whenever they are needed.
I/O expandability and plug-in capability
The DM1000's I/O come in the form of two Mini-YGDAI expansion slots. The expansion slots are 24-bit/96 kHz compatible, so you can select I/O and processing cards to provide the input/output configuration and processing capabilities. Whether you need digital I/O in ADAT, TASCAM, or AES/EBU format, or extra analog I/O capability, the appropriate Mini-YGDAI cards are available. A 16-channel ADAT card (MY16-AT) and 16-channel TASCAM and AES/EBU cards (MY16-TD, MY16-AE) are available. Apogee's A/D and D/A cards are also supported, as is the Waves Y56K effects plug-in card.
The DM1000 provides surround processing, panning and monitoring (including mini joystick) without any external equipment or the need to reassign channels for surround use. In addition to graphic monitor configuration displays, the DM1000 also provides multi-channel surround pan/position displays so you can see where multiple channels sit in the surround mix. Additional facilities provided by the monitor processing section include individual bus (speaker) muting and attenuation, overall level control for all monitor outputs, bass management for subwoofer delivery, independent delays for precision speaker tuning, fold-down mixing and stem mix monitoring viaindependent source selection capability for each expansion slot.
Automation and scene control
The DM1000 takes automation and scene memory recall to new levels of precision and ease-of-use. While providing full automation of virtually all console parameters, the DM1000 features smooth and quiet touch-sensitive, 100mm motorized faders that make writing and updating automated mixes faster and mor. And all automation data is recorded at 1/4-frame accuracy to ensure excellent precision.
The MB1000 Peak Meter Bridge is a complete level-monitoring station with sixteen 12-segment level meters that can be used to display pre-EQ, pre-fader, or post-fader input channel signal levels. An additional eight meters display levels of the console's eight buses. The MB1000 also features a time-code display.
A separate 32-segment stereo meter is provided beside the LCD screen of the main unit.
Studio manager software supplied
The DM1000 comes with Yamaha's Studio Manager application for both Macintosh and Windows platforms, allowing total control and management of all console parameters via a comprehensive graphic interface. Studio Manager also serves as a common medium for exchanging mix data between the DM1000, DM2000 and 02R96.
Integrated DAW control
The DM1000 has been designed to integrate with digital audio such as Digidesign's Pro Tools system, Steinberg's Nuendo and E-Magic's Logic Audio to create a complete production and mixing environment. Mixing and processing parameters, as well as transport control and editing functions can be controlled directly from the DM1000 panel. Since the DM1000 employs the same control protocol as Yamaha's flagship DM2000 and 02R96, collaboration with software/hardware developers brings the same benefits to all three consoles.
Internal Processing (Accumulator) 32bit (58bit)
Total Mixing Ch 48
Internal Effects 4
Surround Effects 1
Internal GEQ (31 Bands) N/A
Matrix (for Down Mix Recording & S/R) N/A
Analog Ch Inputs
Mic Preamp 16
XLR (A) 16
TRS (B) N/A
Insert I/O 4 (OMNI IN)
I/O Card Slot
Mini-YGDAI 16CH I/O 2
2TR IN Analog
TRS (+4dB) N/A
RCA (-10dB) N/A
2TR IN Digital
STEREO OUT Analog
XLR (+4dB) OMNI OUT
RCA (-10dB) N/A
STEREO OUT Digital
XLR (+4dB) 12
Control Room Monitor
XLR (Large) OMNI OUT
Solo Contrast N/A
Master Level Yes
Monitor Matrix Yes
Bass Management Yes
Speaker Alignment Yes
Cascade I/O use SLOT
9pin Remote (AD824 remote) Yes
TO HOST USB Yes
SMPTE (XLR) Yes
PS2 KEYBOARD Connection N/A
Ch Name DisplayN/A
JOY Stick Yes
Remote Layer 2
DAW Control Yes
Auto Mix Physical Keys n/a (available on User Defined Keys)
User Defined Keys Yes
Transport Keys n/a (available on User Defined Keys)
Locate Keys n/a*
Track Arming Keys n/a (available on User Defined Keys)
Smart Media Slot N/A
Studio Manager Software Yes
Light Gooseneck Option N/A
Meter Bridge Option Yes
Side Pad Option Yes
Rack Mount Yes
Dimensions (H x D x W)
199 x 577 x 430 mm (7.8" x 22.7" x 16.9")
Weight 19 kg (42 lbs)
DA824 8 channel D/A converter
MY8AD96 24-bit, 96 kHz eight-channel line-level analog input card (25-pin D-sub connector)
MY16AT 16-channel ADAT format I/O
MY16AE 16-channel AES/EBU format I/O
MY16TD 16-channel TDIF format I/O
$5,000 USD (excluding the MB1000 meter bridge and SP1000 side panel)