Yamaha TF1 16-Channel 17 Faders Digital Mixer
Who knew that a console could unleash your creativity? Well, the Yamaha TF1 16-input digital console’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 TF1’s level of refinement is nothing short of astonishing, making it remarkably easy to achieve a great mix. And after listening to the TF1’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.
Yamaha TF1 Features
- 17 motor faders (16 channels + 1 master)
- 40 input mixing channels (32 mono + 2 stereo + 2 return)
- 20 Aux buses (8 mono + 6 stereo) + Stereo + Sub
- 8 DCA groups with Roll-out
- 16 analog XLR/TRS combo mic/line inputs + 2 analog RCA pin stereo line inputs
- 16 analog XLR outputs
- 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
TouchFlow Operation – smooth, natural control flow
Smooth and refined, the Yamaha TF5 32-input digital console’s TouchFlow Operation provides you with straightforward control that never stands between you and your music. The user interface on the TF5’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-precise 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 TF5 32-input digital console. Whether you’re an experienced front of house engineer or volunteering to run sound for a worship service, the TF5’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 TF5’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 TF5’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 TF5 is probably one of the least intimidating 32-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 TF5’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 TF5 32-input digital console is loaded with 32 of 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 ensures that you won’t need to spend hours EQing 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 get 17 programs based on Yamaha’s world-famous SPX processors, ranging from reverb and delay, through modulation effects, to 3-band multiband compression.
- Channels:16 – expandable to 40 input mixing channels (32 mono + 2 stereo + 2 returns)
- Inputs – Mic Preamps:16 x XLR-1/4″ combo
- Phantom Power:16 x Channels
- Inputs – Other:2 x Stereo (RCA), 1 x 1/4″ (Footswitch)
- Outputs – Main:16 x XLR
- Aux Sends:8 x mono, 6 x stereo
- Busses/Groups:20 x Aux, 1 x Stereo, 1 x Sub
- Data I/O:Ethernet (remote control of Tio1608-D for additional 16 channels)
- USB:2 x Type A, 1 x Type B
- Computer Connectivity:USB (34 x 34)
- I/O Expansion Slots:NY64-D audio interface card
- Headphones:1 x 1/4″
- Faders:17 x 100mm Throw
- EQ Bands:4-band
- Effects:8 effects
- Weight:29.8 lbs.
- Manufacturer Part Number:TF1