Portability, Straightforward Design, and Phenomenal Sound!
If you’re looking for a compact, 24-input digital console that will unleash your creativity, the Yamaha TF3’s fluid TouchFlow Operation lets you respond to the music onstage with effortless speed and freedom, ensuring that nothing restricts your inspiration. Whether you’re an experienced engineer or a complete novice, the TF3’s level of refinement is nothing short of astonishing, making it remarkably easy to achieve a great mix. And after listening to the TF3’s great-sounding D-Pre mic preamps, we think you’ll agree that this comfortable, smooth-operating compact digital mixer doesn’t skimp on sound quality, either. We believe that the Yamaha TF3 is a truly evolved 24-input digital console, thanks to its straightforward touchscreen design and practical presets and scenes. Check it out for yourself!
TouchFlow Operation – smooth, natural control flow
Smooth and refined, the Yamaha TF3 24-input digital console’s TouchFlow Operation provides you with straightforward control that never stands between you and your music. The user interface on the TF3’s touchscreen gives you easy, direct accessibility, with a layout that promotes natural, efficient mixing. On top of that, you get a physical Touch & Turn knob right beside the touchscreen, as well as four User Defined knobs, making extra-precision adjustments a breeze.
1-knob compression and EQ let you dial in the ideal sound
Gain, compressor, and EQ setup is child’s play with the Yamaha TF3 24-input digital console. Whether you’re an experienced FOH engineer or volunteering to run sound for a worship service, the TF3’s simplified 1-knob operation lets you adjust compressor and EQ settings with confidence. With a simple twist of a knob, you can use a compressor to bring a guitar to life, add punch to bass, tighten up a snare, and make vocals ride clearly on the mix. On top of that, the TF3’s finely tuned EQ lets you achieve outstanding results with minimum effort in the shortest possible time. You also get a Vocal Mode for clear, well-defined vocals, and an Intensity mode for simplified control over EQ curves. Finally, the TF3’s GainFinder optimizes your gain setup so you can achieve Grade-A sound quality with little effort.
Presets and scenes – shortcuts to great sound
The Yamaha TF3 is probably one of the least intimidating 24-input digital consoles in existence, thanks to its incredibly practical presets and scenes. Working with microphone manufacturers such as Audio-Technica, Sennheiser, and Shure as well as respected engineers, Yamaha has created a range of shortcuts to great sound that are effective in all kinds of situations. If you’re a novice engineer, the TF3’s presets will allow you to get a great mix without a bunch of tweaking. On the other hand, if you’re an experienced engineer, you’ll appreciate the significant time savings provided by having useful starting points instantly available to you. On top of that, you get two banks of scene memory (for a total of 200 scenes), that let you set up and instantly recall all of your settings for nearly any scenario you can dream up. You even get some pre-programmed scenes to get you started!
D-Pre mic preamps and onboard effects deliver phenomenal sound
The mic preamps play a significant role in defining the sound of your mix, that’s why the Yamaha TF3 24-input digital console is loaded with 24 if their acclaimed D-Pre mic pres. Utilizing a circuit based on a discrete inverted Darlington configuration, D-Pre preamps provide you with a clean, precise sound that captures every nuance and subtlety of your source. The pure sound of these pres ensure that you won’t need to spend hours EQ-ing just to get a barely-acceptable sound, like you would with low-quality mic preamps. You also get eight powerful processors, providing you with wide-ranging sonic control. In addition to the EQ and dynamics processors on each channel, you also get 17 programs based on Yamaha’s world-famous SPX processors, ranging from reverb and delay, through modulation effects, to 3-band multiband compression.
Yamaha TF3 24-input Digital Console Features:
- TouchFlow Operation maximizes workflow efficiency
- 1-knob compression and EQ let you dial in the ideal sound
- GainFinder supports precision gain setup
- Dan Dugan automatic mixing system easily optimizes microphone gain and fights feedback
- QuickPro presets provide instant access to pro sound setups
- 2 scene memory banks let you set up and instantly recall your settings
- 24 D-Pre mic preamps deliver phenomenal sound
- Onboard effects bassed on SPX processor
- TF StageMix iPad application provides wireless control
- TF MonitorMix iOS application allows for wireless personal monitoring
- 34 x 34 digital record/playback channels via USB 2.0 + 2 x 2 via a USB storage device
- 1 expansion slot for NY64-D audio interface card
- Expandable to 48 mixing channels