Yamaha Introduces DME24N and DME64N Digital Mixing Engines
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Yamaha Commercial Audio used the AES convention to make two new additions to the DME family of programmable DSP processors. The DME24N and DME64N Digital Mixing Engines offer DSP power and the ability to control the system from Ethernet, USB, RS232/422 or MIDI, backed up by vastly improved DME Designer programming and control software.
The DME24N features up to 24 channels of I/O (including 8 built-in analog I/O). Inputs will accept Mic/Line level signal, and additional digital and analog I/O is also available via a single MY (mini-YGDAI) card slot. Remote connections also include 8 Euroblock-type GPI connectors.
The DME64N includes up to 64 channels of I/O, with four mini-YGDAI slots that will accept a range of 8- or 16-channel digital and analog I/O cards. A cascade connection will allow up to eight DME64N units to work in tandem, or to connect to the Yamaha PM5D mixing console.
Both units include front panel headphone outputs for direct monitoring, and four control panel options: the GPI-equipped CP4SF (4-button/4-fader); CP4SW (4-button); CP1SF (single-button/single-fader); and the Ethernet-equipped ICP1 (digital display with LCD readout, 6 buttons and parameter wheel).
A complete system can be developed by using the DME64N or DME24N, the Yamaha PM5D digital mixing console and the 16-channel Yamaha MY16-C Cobranet YGDAI expansion card. The MY16-C contains primary and secondary Cobranet ports, providing a seamless audio connection with any Cobranet network, and between the DME and PM5D. The PM5D can also use the DME engine as a matrix expander (max. 40 x 60 matrix with DME64N), speaker controller (crossovers, EQ, delay) and an effects expander (graphic EQ and multi-effects) via direct control.