The M7CL series is a digital live-sound console that carries on the digital evolution from the acclaimed PM1DV2 and PM5D consoles. It includes an impressive array of advanced concepts such as the "Centralogic™" control interface that makes it as easy and intuitive to use as an analog console, and in-depth access management facilities that will be particularly appreciated in installations. The M7CL is familiar and comfortable to use, offering a level of convenience that overturns the preconception that "digital is difficult". A surprising range of functions that you would normally have to supply in the form of peripheral equipment is built in, and all of this is provided in a space that is dramatically less than an analog console of similar scope. The M7CL is the ideal digital mixing console for medium size live sound applications that have previously been handled by analog gear.
SENDS ON FADER IN M7CL V3 EDITOR
Sends on Fader functionality in the M7CL V3 Editor software provides remote console-independent Sends on Fader operation so that, for example, an engineer could make stage monitor adjustments from a tablet PC while standing in front of the monitors.
ADDITIONAL RECALL SAFE PARAMETERS
Additional Input Patch, Output Patch, Direct Out Patch, and Insert Out Patch Recall Safe parameters provide unprecedented setup flexibility and control.
VCM EFFECTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Top-class VCM compression, equalization, and tape saturation simulation effects from Yamaha's "K's Lab" division are now standard: Comp 276/276s, Comp 260/260s, Equalizer 601 and OpenDeck.
ST IN 1-4 ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR TALKBACK
It is now possible to use the console's stereo inputs for talkback as well as the mono inputs maximizing compatibility between the M7CL-48ES and other M7CL consoles.
DIRECT SENDS ON FADER ACCESS FROM THE M7CL KNOBS IN SENDS ON F-ADER MODE
Direct Sends on Fader access from the M7CL knobs in Sends on Fader mode gives the operator more options for a smoother, more efficient workflow.
The M7CL-48ES adds EtherSound™ stage box connectivity for state-of-the-art system layout and signal routing capability, while retaining superior M7CL efficiency, functionality, and sound. ONBOARD ETHERSOUND AND 3RD PORT Where the original M7CL-48 has 48 analog inputs, the M7CL-48ES has a total of three EtherSound ports: two for connection to as many as three Yamaha SB168-ES EtherSound stage boxes in either daisy chain or ring configuration. The 3rd port allows permanent connection to a computer while the stage boxes are connected in ring mode. AUTO-CONFIGURATION FOR PLUG-AND-PLAY CONVENIENCE To set up a basic daisy-chain system all you need to do is connect the M7CL-48ES to the SB168-ES stage boxes via appropriate cables and turn on the power. The ESMonitor software is not required. Everything is configured automatically, and you don't even have to set or worry about the order of the ID numbers of the SB168-ES units used. Switch a few settings and setting up a ring network is just as easy.
|Number of SB168-ES units||ID #1||ID #2||ID #3|
|Daisy Chain||Three||1 & 7||2 & 7||3 & 8|
|Two||1 & 7||2 & 8|
|One||1 & 8|
|Ring||Three||1 & 5||2 & 5||3 & 6|
|Two||1 & 5||2 & 6|
|One||1 & 6|
Simple SB168-ES switch settings allow a variety of configurations.
ANALOG INSERT VIA OMNI I/O
Although the 48 analog inputs are replaced by EtherSound ports, the M7CL-48ES retains eight OMNI inputs and eight OMNI outputs that can be used for direct analog connection. These provide an ideal way to insert outboard processors and other equipment.
DATA COMPATIBILITY WITH ALL M7CL CONSOLES
The M7CL-48ES is compatible with backup data created by the M7CL-32 and M7CL-48 consoles, so time and effort you've spent creating finely-tuned setups for the M7CL-32 or M7CL-48 won't be wasted.
THREE SLOTS FOR FLEXIBLE SYSTEM EXPANSION
The M7CL-48ES retains the three Mini-YGDAI expansion slots of the M7CL-32/48, so expandability is not reduced in any way. The expansion slots can be used to add analog or digital I/O, versatile Aviom personal monitoring systems, direct live recording capability via high-performance Dante digital media networking, the ability to use multiple external processing plug-ins via the Waves SoundGrid system, and more.
|Internal processing||32bit (Accumulator=58bit)|
|Sampling frequency rate||Internal: 44.1kHz,48kHz External: 44.1kHz(-10%) to 48kHz(+6%)44.1 kHz (-2.5%) to 48 kHz (+2.5%)|
|Signal delay||Less than 2.5ms (INPUT to OMNI OUT @48kHz)|
|Fader||100mm motorized x62 (46)|
|Fader Resolution||+10 to -138, -∞dB (1024 steps/100 mm)|
|Maximum Voltage Gain||M7CL-32/48: 86 dB INPUT 1-48 to OMNI OUT M7CL-48ES: 86 dB OMNI IN 1-8 to OMNI OUT 1-8|
|Total harmonic distortion Input Gain=Min.||CH INPUT to OMNI OUT Less than 0.05% 20Hz to 20kHz @+4dB into 600Ω|
|Frequency response||CH INPUT to OMNI OUT 0, +0.5,-1.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz @+4dB into 600Ω|
|Dynamic range (maximum level to noise level)||110dB, DA Converter (OMNI OUT) 108dB, AD+DA (OMNI OUT)|
|Hum & noise level||-128dB, Equivalent input noise (20-20kHz, Rs=150ohms, Input Gain=Max) -84dB, Residual noise|
|Crosstalk(@1kHz) Input Gain=Min||-80dB, Adjacent input channels -80dB, Input to output|
|Power requirements||110V-240V, 50/60Hz|
|Power consumption||M7CL-48ES: 150 W, M7CL-48: 300W, M7CL-32: 250W|
|Dimensions||M7CL-48ES/-48: 1274(W) x 286(H) x 701(D)mm M7CL-32: 1060(W) x 286(H) x 701(D)mm|
|Weight||M7CL-48ES: 46kg, M7CL-48: 50kg, M7CL-32: 42kg|
|Operation free-air Temperature Range||+10°C to +35 °C|
|Storage Temperature Range||-20°C to +60 °C|
|Included Accessories||Owner's Manual, Dust cover, Power cord, Cord clamp|
|Optional Accessories||Meter Bridge MBM7CL, Mini-YGDAI cards, Gooseneck Lamp LA1L Power Supply PW800W, Power Supply Link Cable PSL360|
Available in 32 and 48 channel versions, the versatile M7CL has become the console of choice for a vast range of applications, from regional venues and houses of worship to major live music tours and theater productions. Incorporating requests from thousands of users worldwide, the M7CL Version 2 update adds even more functions to the console's already considerable palette. The M7CL Version 2 software update (link takes you to external website) is available online free of charge for all users. Yamaha is committed to supporting our valued customers through continuing product updates.
Global Paste allows simultaneous editing of parameters on multiple scenes. You no longer need to recall and save edited parameters on every single scene. In the event that you need to make last minute changes to HA or EQ settings in all scenes because a fill-in musician is bringing different instruments on a particular show, Global Paste will make this adjustment fast and easy.
The Channel Library is a memory bank that stores channel parameter settings such as dynamics and EQ. Store parameter settings of your most frequently used channel configurations for efficient setup.
MATRIX SEND ON SENDS ON FADER
You can now assign Matrix Send on "Sends on Fader" mode, making the M7CL a powerful 24 bus monitor mixer. The "Input to Matrix" is a useful feature, directly sending input to the 8 matrix buses. Send levels to all buses can now be controlled using faders instead of knobs for more intuitive and precise control. The improved Sends on Fader function is useful for handling numerous stage monitor or effect sends.
RELATIVE LEVEL CHANNEL LINK
Channel Link is a function that links the operation of parameters such as fader and EQ between input channels. With M7CL Version 2, you can now create links with offsets in level. For example, several channels of mics on a drumset can be linked to control level of the entire drum mix.
DIRECT ACCESS OF SENDS ON FADER FROM KNOBS DURING THE SENDS ON FADER MODE
When in Sends on Fader mode, pressing the Mix Send knob will select the corresponding Mix bus, giving you speedy access to your desired mix send levels. If you currently use User Defined Keys to jump to Sends on Faders, this new feature will free up precious User Defined Keys for an even faster operation. Select Sends on Fader destination simply by pressing the desired Mix knob. You can now use the hardware knob or the touch panel button to select Send destination.
*This feature will be made available in a future update.
POST ON INSERT FOR INPUT/OUTPUT
This is a new insert point requested by users who need inserts after fader adjustments, or need certain output level before insert. In a live recording situation, you may want to insert an internal GEQ to the Stereo Master, which is also being sent to a Matrix Bus. By inserting the internal GEQ in the Post Fader insert position, Matrix Bus sends will not have to go through the GEQ. Broadcast applications that require a limiter to be inserted to the master will benefit from this new insert point. By having the insert point after the fader, avoid unneccesary limiting even when fader level is low.
POST ON DIRECT OUT
The Post On direct out can be convenient for live recording using M7CL's mix and EQ settings. If recording live, using this direct out position can prevent noise on the feed when plugging or unplugging a DI bass guitar if the fader level is low. Any signal not required for recording such as playback cues, can be excluded from the live recording feed.
MONITOR/CUE LEVEL CONTROL ON THE MONO/ STEREO FADERS
You now have a choice of controlling Monitor/Cue level using either the Mono or the Stereo fader and the Monitor Level encoder. The fader will better visualize its level and allow precise and comfortable adjustments for many users.
RECALL SAFE IMPROVEMENTS
Input channel attenuator is now an independent recall safe parameter.This is useful when sharing SB168-ES stage inputs with two M7CL consoles. Only one console can take control of the HA on the SB168-ES.The non-controlling M7CL can use the attenuation to make necessary level adjustments.The attenuation is a recall safe parameter and can be configured to maintain its level even if a different scene is recalled.