The DM7 series can be expanded with the optional DM7 Control. Creating the DM7-EX (or DM7-EX Compact) system, this unit adds two more faders, user defined controls, a jog wheel for DAW control, scene memory, panner and monitor controls. It provides a comfortable operating environment for productions like musicals, which need comprehensive triggering and scene changes, and broadcasts where hands-on monitor and DAW control are important.**
The DM7 Control unit is bundled with the dedicated software Broadcast Package and Theatre Package. The Broadcast Package has functions to enhance the convenience of broadcast mixing, including 5.1 Surround support, Mix Minus, Audio Follow Video and Loudness Meter. The Theatre Package includes Actor Library, DCA Scene Grid and AFC Image control, as well as other functions for theatrical applications. These packages can be purchased separately for DM7 series users who do not need the DM7 Control unit.
A rear panel PY Card slot on the DM7 and DM7 Compact offers enhanced connectivity with a variety of audio formats and external control devices. Three PY cards are available, the PY64-MD (64 MADI inputs/outputs), PY8-AE (8 input/8 output AES/EBU D-sub 25-pin connector) and the PY-MIDI-GPI (DIN five pin and D-sub 15-pin connectors for expanded MID/GPI control terminals).
The DM7 and DM7 Compact are also bundled with VST Rack Elements, plug-in host software which allows engineers to create their own effects racks, and Steinberg’s Nuendo Live DAW software, which is optimized for live recording.
“Complimenting the existing flagship RIVAGE PM and the trusted CL and QL series consoles, the DM7 series provides users with a powerful option to begin their Yamaha journey or expand their Yamaha fleet,” says Thomas Hemery, Yamaha General Manager of Global Marketing and Sales, Professional Solutions Division.
“With expected future firmware updates, similar to the significant new RIVAGE PM feature launching soon, the DM7 series will continue to evolve for many years to come.”