The Yamaha M7CL Series digital live-sound consoles are the next step in the digital evolution of sound reinforcement. Carrying on from the acclaimed PM1DV2 and PM5D consoles, these desks offer an intuitive interface, superb audio quality, and flexible expandability.
With a wide range of features and capabilities, the Yamaha M7CL is perfect for use in houses of worship, theaters, concert halls, or any other venue where pristine sound quality is essential.
The Yamaha M7CL is perfect for mid-sized applications, delivering an impressive range of features in a compact frame. With its Centralogic control interface, it’s easy to use and navigate, and the in-depth access management facilities make it perfect for installations.
From the Manufacturer
The Yamaha M7CL series is a digital live-sound console that carries on the digital evolution from the acclaimed PM1DV2 and PM5D consoles.
It includes an impressive array of advanced concepts such as the “Centralogic™” control interface that makes it as easy and intuitive to use as an analog console, and in-depth access management facilities that will be particularly appreciated in installations.
The Yamaha M7CL is familiar and comfortable to use, offering a level of convenience that overturns the preconception that “digital is difficult”. A surprising range of functions that you would normally have to supply in the form of peripheral equipment is built in, and all of this is provided in a space that is dramatically less than an analog console of similar scope. The M7CL is the ideal digital mixing console for medium size live sound applications that have previously been handled by analog gear.
Visually Familiar Control Environment
The Yamaha M7CL has been designed to offer a visually familiar, comprehensive control environment. Every aspect of the console, from the layout of the navigation keys to the advanced graphic on-screen features including channel name icons and a virtual rack for EQ and effects, provides visual cues that let you operate major system functions without having to refer to a manual. And with the touch-panel display you can simply reach out and operate functions as if they were physical controls. The Yamaha M7CL integrates everything you need for top-quality live sound with an intuitive interface that makes the transition from analog to digital a real pleasure.
Two Models to Choose From
The Yamaha M7CL-48 provides a total of 56 inputs – 48 mono mic/line inputs and 4 stereo line inputs. The Yamaha M7CL-32 has a total of 40 inputs – 32 mono mic/line inputs and 4 stereo line inputs. Both models provide 27 buses in the form of 16 mix buses, an LCR bus (which can be used as a stereo and mono bus), and eight matrixes that can be used with inputs as well as buses. All of this mixing capability is plenty for serious mid-size live sound applications … in a remarkably compact, lightweight console.
Advanced Channel Functionality with a Logical Access Structure
The Yamaha M7CL provides all the functions you’d expect on a top-level live sound console, organized in a logical three-tiered hierarchy that makes operation exceptionally smooth and efficient. Every input channel has a physical fader, ON switch, and meter that are visible and operable at all times. Major mix functions such as input gain, EQ, auxiliary sends, dynamics, and more are directly accessible via the Selected Channel and Centralogic interfaces. Functions that are not required for real-time operation during a performance are located one level below. This configuration keeps the interface as simple as possible while allowing full, unimpeded access to performance-critical functions. The input channels include a 72-dB “recallable” head amp, phantom power, phase switching, a HPF, four-band fully-parametric EQ, and LCR panning capability. Each channel also offers two types of EQ, two dynamics processors, digital attenuation/gain that takes advantage of the console’s extra bit length for maximum signal-to-noise ratio, flexible metering points, insert points, and direct outputs with – ~ +10 dB level adjustment. It all adds up to functionality and ease of use that go way beyond conventional analog consoles.
Flexible Mix Buses and Matrix
The Yamaha M7CL’s 16 mix buses can actually be used either as group or auxiliary buses. You can choose whether each bus pair functions as FIX (GROUP), VARI (AUX), and MONO x 2 or STEREO. If you select the VARI (AUX) mode you can also select pre-EQ, pre-fader, or post fader send, providing easy support for in-ear monitors. Since the matrix is capable of receiving signals not only from the buses but from the inputs as well, you can use the matrix as 8 additional auxiliary buses. In addition to the Input-to-Matrix function just described, the M7CL also has a Sends On Fader mode that assigns the channel send levels to the faders for easier send or monitor mixing with visual feedback from the fader positions. The mix, stereo, and matrix buses all provide a full complement of mix processing, including four-band parametric EQ and dynamics.
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