Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Loading User Defined Key setup

Can I load only my PM5D User Defined Key setup from my memory card?

Save "User Defined Key" file on to your memory card first.
Open SAVE screen. Select USER DEFINED KEY as a type of file to save, then click SAVE.

Now you can load your User Defined Key setup to your console without overwriting any other information.
Open LOAD screen and select the file you saved, then load it to the console. If you would like to load only one bank instead of loading all four banks, select ADVANCED mode and select a source bank and a destination bank to load.

Wireless mixing

Here is the video Randy mentioned yesterday.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Multi-band Compressor

Where is a multi-band compressor on my console?

PM1D (V1.6 or later), PM5D, M7CL, LS9, and DM/0 series has a program of multi-band dynamics in EFFECT unit (M.Band Dyna.).

PM5D, M7CL, and LS9 has multi-band compressor program also. This is little simplified version and easier to use. (M.Band Comp)

They are both have stereo input and stereo output.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

DM2000, DM1000, 02r96, and 01v96 updated

While our Japan trip, the new firmware V2.40 for DM2000, DM1000, 02r96, and 01v96 are released.

They got a same issue fixed. If you have MY8-AE96 or MY8-AE96S installed to those consoles and have experienced a word clock synchronization issue, please check the download page for the detail.

This time, update was only for the firmware. Your current Editor V2.1.3 is compatible with the new firmware.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Short-cut to the DCA/MUTE Group assign popup - M7CL

Is there any short-cut to the DCA/MUTE Group assign mode popup?

If the [DCA] key is selected in the NAVIGATION KEYS section, you can access the DCA/MUTE GROUP ASSIGN MODE popup window by pressing the Centralogic section [SEL] key twice in rapid succession.

In this case, the DCA/MUTE GROUP ASSIGN MODE popup window will appear with the DCA GROUP 1–8 button selected for that DCA group. (Owner's Manual p.114)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

192 channel input on PM5D system?

What is the largest number of input channels the PM5D system may have?

192 channels = four PM5D(-RH) uni-directionally cascaded
  • Only the last console (Console D in the illustration below from Owner's Manual p.226) has audio mixed from every unit.
  • Some of functions, such as Scene Recall/Store, DCA, and Mute group, can be linked but no total remote control from one console to the others. Which means you need to go to the console to change the parameter.
  • Needs enough space to put them all....

144 channels = one PM5D(-RH) and two DSP5D bi-directionally cascaded
  • Every unit may have audio mixed from every unit (bi-directional audio flow between the three)
  • Just one control surface to control all of those 144 input channels
  • Most of the functions are linked to offer an easier operation experience with an integrated 144 channel system instead of with three 48 channel systems.
  • Smaller footprint. Furthermore, the DSP5Ds could be setup on stage.

Friday, July 11, 2008

PM5D V2.22 released

PM5D(-RH) firmware V2.22, PM5DV2 Editor V2.2.2, DSP5D firmware V1.2.2, and DSP5D Editor V2.2.2 are released.

Basically they are all for bug fix. A patch problem of loading V1 data to V2 console was an major one. Please refer to the release note on the download page.
And, please update your Editor program at the same time when you update your console.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


When you open the Yamaha MIDI-USB Driver from the Control Panel, you see options like the following screen shot.

There's a option called "Thru ON/OFF" with a checkbox. Please keep it UNCHECKED for your consoles and other Yamaha Commercial Audio products. It slows down the communication between the products and the computer and can cause a problem.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Former version of Editor programs

When you get a rental console with old version of firmware, what will you do?
Will you update the console? Maybe not... Then, you will start looking for the correct version of Editor software to synchronize with the old firmware.

Ok, now you can download old version of the Editor software from
In the Editor download page, there is a matching matrix for the firmware and the Editor.

Please refer to the link below.
1. Check the firmware version of the console
2. Check the Editor version which you have on your PC/Mac
3. Check the matching between them with the version history page: PM5D, DSP5D, M7CL, and LS9
4. If you need an old Editor program, download it from the links right.
Copying the matching matrix to your local disk would be a good idea.
For PM1D, it is a little simpler. Just use the same version of the PM1D Manager with the firmware and the former version of programs are available in the PM1D/PM1D V2 version history page.

Cue Clear

"CUE CLEAR" function is assigned to User Defined Key 11 in default.
The function clears all CUE selections.

You can also use the CUE meter in the function access area to clear CUE.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Green dot

What is the green dot next to the channel name?

It is a nominal indicator. When a fader is at nominal, the indicator is lit in green.