2014 New Product Awards

Technology

Yamaha QL Digital Audio Console Series

The Yamaha QL Series inherits CL such features as all-in-one mixing, processing and routing capability for small- to medium-scale live tour sound, house of worship installations, corporate A/V and speech applications.


WFM Staff  ·  October 13, 2014

MSRP $8,499 (QL1 ) and $16,499 (QL5)

The Yamaha QL Series inherits CL such features as all-in-one mixing, processing and routing capability for small- to medium-scale live tour sound, house of worship installations, corporate A/V and speech applications. As with the CL Series, the Yamaha QL Series includes circuitry and components that have been designed and selected to achieve audio purity from input to output.

With a solid, sonic foundation, it is possible to take full advantage of built-in premium internal processors, such as VCM technology Portico 5033/5043. Built-in Dan Dugan Sound Design automatic mixing provides optimal channel balance for multiple open-mic applications.

Another significant feature includes port-to-port routing via built-in R Series input/outputs, which can patch any input port to any output port, enabling the QL console to function as a remote I/O device for any other QL or CL, touch and turn-knob operation as well as direct file compatibility between the new QL and CL Series Digital Consoles.

Yamaha QL consoles feature large touch-panel displays that provide a smooth, efficient control interface. In addition to ample analog input and output capacity, the QL Series features the same onboard Dante audio networking protocol that provides broad connectivity in CL consoles. Remote control via an iPad with Yamaha StageMix as well as online/offline QL Editor Software for Mac and PC computers adds even more refinement to the operating environment.

Yamaha QL 1 and QL5 consoles feature 16/32 built-in mic/line analog inputs, 18/34 faders, 8/16 built-in analog outputs, 32/64, 8 stereo input mixing channels capability, 16 mix/8 matrix (or 24 mix total) and stereo/mono outputs. The built-in Dante interface (daisy-chained or redundant) provides a 64x64 matrix for the QL5 and 32x32 for the QL1.

All consoles feature two MY Card Slots, an eight-space premium rack, and eight-space GEQ rack, and eight-space effects rack and one license of Dante Virtual Soundcard. Yamaha QL consoles are compatible with Nuendo Live (sold separately) and feature Nuendo Live Control, MIDI/GPI control ports and two-track, direct-to-USB and multi-track recording playback capabilities. The QL1 is also rack-mountable (RK1 rack mount kit sold separately).

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