While improving its flagship PM1D sound reinforcement digital console, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Division used user feedback to determine the approximately 20 new features in the PM1D Version 2.

"Many engineers and sound designers have requested specific features beyond Version 1 OS," states Marc Lopez, product manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Division. "We listened to our end-users, and now present a robust upgrade to an already-comprehensive system."

Notable features include "Automatic Gain Adjustment" for systems using shared inputs, and "Load Filter" for more flexible file management to and from the PCMIA data memory card.

For theatre applications, an enhanced "Event List" enables the Time Code Event List to match that found on the Yamaha PM5D console. An "Insert/Delete Channel" function has been added to improve the console setup.

Other new features include Fader View, Remote Control Support from Yamaha DM or 0 series mixers, the integration of Yamaha’s Add-On Effects (including Vintage Compressors, EQ, REV-X and Tape Emulation), Auto Store Overwrite, an All Fader View page, and a Direct Out from the Pre High Pass.

Other upgrades include new User Define functions, along with additional indications of assigned GEQ, a Clear All function for Oscillator and Talkback, a number of new factory presets, and an expanded number of Input EQ Library and Input CH Library. In addition, the PM1DV2 now supports the MY8-DA96 expansion card.

The PM1D is a digital system that performs all mixing and audio processing functions completely in the digital domain with 32-bit internal processing for superior audio quality. The Control Surface (CS1D) operates a digital audio engine (DSP1D) which can be located with the control surface or "remoted" to the stage or other convenient location.

Configurable in both 48- and 96-channel versions with 48 mix busses, 24 matrices and 12 DCAs (Digitally Controlled Amplifiers), the system uses 28-bit A/D and 27-bit D/A conversion. Dual inputs on each channel provide 96 inputs for the 48-channel system and 192 inputs on the 96-channel version. If more channels are required, adding a second digital engine (DSP1DEX) can expand the PM1D system to 384 inputs on 192 channels.

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