IBC2016: Yamaha adds to TF series with TF-RACK mixer8 September 2016
Yamaha has expanded its TF series of mixing consoles with the launch of the TF-RACK, which offers further versatility and a small form factor.
Housed in a 3U high, 19in rack casing, the TF-RACK is a space-saving, all-in-one 16+1 stereo in, 16 out digital mixer featuring ease of setup and operation. A major advantage of the TF-RACK is it can be housed in spaces not big enough for a full console.
It features the same touchscreen as the TF1, TF3 and TF5 consoles, allowing efficient operation with TouchFlow Operation, which combines Yamaha’s Selected Channel and Centralogic interfaces. As with the TF series consoles, a hardware Touch and Turn control on the front panel allows for precise parameter adjustment.
QuickPro Presets for specific musical instruments and microphones provide quick access to effective settings, while set-ups for any situation can be instantly loaded via a simple scene recall. A number of preset scenes are provided to give new users a head start, with dual scene memory banks making it easy to organise scenes by music or event type, for example.
The latest firmware for all TF series mixers will be released simultaneously with TF-RACK. As well as providing support for TF-RACK, firmware V3.0 also adds features such as the ability to setup limited-access user accounts for each operator and additional QuickPro Presets developed in collaboration with Ultimate Ears.
Recallable Yamaha D-PRE microphone preamplifiers ensure high quality audio. Input and output channel processing, including EQ, gates and compressors, is complemented by eight processors featuring Yamaha’s SPX technology, providing a range of options for sonic manipulation.
There is also a wide range of I/O connections on its rear panel, including 16 analogue XLR/TRS combo mic/line inputs and plus stereo analogue RCA pin line inputs. Outputs include eight analogue XLR and eight analogue TRS outs, and the 34 x 34 digital record/playback channels can be accessed via USB 2.0 + 2 x 2 and a USB storage device.
An expansion slot for an optional NY64-D audio interface card is provided, which along with a Tio1608-D I/O rack unit, are all that is required for a basic Dante network with high audio quality and low latency.
With 40 input mixing channels, 20 Aux buses and eight DCA groups with Roll-Out, TF-RACK is a highly flexible mixing solution. Small enough to be deployed in the most constructed area, it has enough capacity to satisfy a very wide range of applications and locations.