Yamaha launches TF-Rack digital mixer

Yamaha is looking to make its TF series of digital mixing consoles more flexible and convenient with the new TF-RACK.

Housed in a 3U high, 19in rack casing TF-RACK is a space-saving, all-in-one 16+1 stereo in, 16 out digital mixer featuring all the ease of setup and operation of the TF series.

It features the same touchscreen as the TF1, TF3 and TF5 consoles, allowing easy, efficient operation with TouchFlow Operation, which combines Yamaha’s Selected Channel and Centralogic interfaces. As with the TF series consoles, a hardware Touch & Turn control on the front panel allows for precise parameter adjustment, while 1-knob Comp and 1-knob EQ mean it is possible to achieve a polished sound with minimum effort in the shortest possible time.

QuickPro Presets for specific musical instruments and microphones have been designed to provide quick, easy access to settings, while set-ups for any situation can be instantly loaded via a simple scene recall.

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 set up limited-access user accounts for each operator and additional QuickPro Presets developed in collaboration with Ultimate Ears.

TF-RACK can be conveniently set up and operated in even the most difficult areas using wireless apps including TF Editor, TF StageMix and MonitorMix, featuring user interfaces that extend the mixer’s own on any device. The TF-RACK also features recallable Yamaha D-PRE microphone preamps.

TF-RACK includes a comprehensive 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. 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 also provided.

Shipping from December 2016, TF-RACK will be on show at a number of European trade events in September, including IBC, BPM I PRO and PLASA.