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32-Input, 8-Bus, 8-Aux Large Format Mixing Console

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Professional build, features, and performance for serious live
sound applications.





Professional build, features, and performance for serious live
sound applications.


Microphone preamplifiers are one of the most critical sound-defining circuits
in any mixer. That’s why professional who are serious about their sound often
spend thousands of dollars on just a single channel of microphone
pre-amplification. The microphone preamps built into the IM8 series consoles
inherit technology from Yamaha’s top-line professional consoles, and have been
painstakingly designed to deliver superior sonic performance with any source.
They offer low-noise, transparent amplification with the widest possible range
of dynamic and condenser microphones as well as line-level signals, which means
cleaner, better sounding mixes overall.


Unique Yamaha one-knob compressor on all mono input channels –
Input section


1. Compressor


This advanced Yamaha feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great
sound with a variety of sources. It is ideal for compressing vocal channels, and
can also be used to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other instruments.
Built-in channel compression is a premium feature usually only found on the most
expensive consoles, but in the IM8 consoles you have Yamaha’s innovative
one-knob compression feature on all mono input channels. Conventional audio
compressors with their threshold, ratio, knee, makeup gain and other controls
can be complex and time-consuming to set appropriately for a given source.
Yamaha’s one-knob compressor eliminates the need for an engineering degree with
a single control that lets you simply dial in the amount of compression you


2. Input


All mono input channels have both balanced XLR type and TRS phone jacks for
versatile input connectivity. Individual +48V phantom power switches on each
mono channel provide phantom power for condenser microphones, and input levels
can be optimally matched over a broad -60 dB through +10 dB range with a 26-dB
pad switch and gain control. Other input section facilities on mono channels are
a phase switch and 80 Hz high-pass filter switch. Stereo input channels provide
L and R phone jack inputs as well as pin jack stereo pairs. A gain control
allows matching to stereo input signal levels from -34 dB to +10 dB.


3. 4-band Equalizer


Designing a smooth, musical-sounding equalizer is an extremely di cult task
that Yamaha engineers have perfected through years of re nement based of
feedback from some of the most renowned engineers and artists in the field. The
IM8 series equalizers apply this specialized know-how to the fullest degree. All
stereo and mono channels have four-band equalizers featuring HIGH, HI-MID,
LO-MID, and LOW controls as well as an EQ ON switch that can be used to
instantaneously switch the EQ in or out of circuit. Mono channels have sweepable
HI-MID and LO-MID controls that allow pinpointing specific frequencies for
precise response tailoring or feedback control. The stereo channel HI-MID and
LO-MID controls are fixed-frequency peaking types.


4. AUX Send


The IM8 series consoles provide plenty of auxiliary routing capacity for
monitoring and handling external e ects. All mono and stereo channels feature
eight individual AUX send controls that can be switched for pre-fader or
post-fader operation in pairs (i.e. AUX sends 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8). You
could, for example, set three of the AUX pairs for pre-fader operation so you
have six individual monitor sends, while the remaining pair is set to post-fader
for use as two e ect sends . or any other combination that suits your needs.


5. Channel Output Control and Routing


All channels feature smooth, noiseless full-length faders for level control
as well as 3-segment input level meters that provide a valuable visual reference
to channel signal levels. The three segments correspond to -20 dB, 0 dB, and
Peak levels. The peak indicator lights when the channel signal reaches 3-dB
below clipping to warn the operator of impeding clipping distortion. Bus assign
switches assign the channel signal to group bus pairs ? 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 ?
as well as the stereo and mono buses. Pan controls on the mono channels pan the
assigned signal between the assigned odd/even groups as well as between L and R
on the stereo bus. Stereo channels have balance controls rather than pan
controls. Another extremely useful feature of these consoles is mute groups.
Each channel has four mute switches that assign channel muting to the
corresponding mute master switches in the console’s master section. You can
specify up to four different mute configurations that can be instantaneously
engaged or disengaged via the mute master switches. There’s also a channel ON
switch with indicator, and a PFL switch with indicator for convenient pre-fader
monitoring of the channel signal.


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Comprehensive master section provides extensive signal routing
and control versatility – Master section


1. AUX Send Masters


The IM8 console master section provides individual linear AUX send master
faders for each of the eight AUX buses. Each AUX send master fader has a
3-segment level meter for visual level confirmation, and an AFL switch with
indicator for convenient AUX signal monitoring. Insert patch points are provided
before the AUX send faders, and the AUX send outputs on the rear panel are
balanced XLR types.


2. Mute Masters


These four switches instantly mute or un-mute all channels on which the
correspondingly numbered MUTE switches are engaged. This allows you to set up as
many as four different channel mute con gurations and engage or disengage them
instantly as required. This is a great way to handle multiple bands, for
example, or to shut down specific groups of microphones when they’re not being


3. Talkback Section


In addition to a rear-panel mounted microphone connector and the standard ON
switch and level control in the master section, the IM8 series consoles offer
versatile talkback routing with eight switches that assign the talkback signal
to individual AUX bus pairs (1-2, 3-4. 5-6, and 7-8), all group buses, the
stereo and mono buses, or any of two matrix output pairs (1-2, 3-4).


4. Monitor Section


Any time you press an AFL (a er-fader listen) or PFL (pre-fader listen)
switch anywhere on the console the corresponding signal is sent to the
rear-panel monitor outputs as well as the headphone output. At the same time the
PFL or AFL indicator the monitor section will light to indicate that one or more
AFL/PFL switches are active. The indicators associated with each AFL and PFL
switch let you see which ones are active at a glance. The monitor section also
features level controls for the monitor and headphone outputs, and a precise
12-segment level meter.


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Output matrix affords extra output flexibility, particularly
for installations.


The IM8 series consoles feature four matrix outputs that can be fed signals
from all eight of the group busses as well as the stereo and mono bus.
Individual level controls for each source bus are provided for each of the four
matrix outputs, along with a master matrix level control and AFL switch for
local signal monitoring. The matrix is a convenient and configurable system for
providing additional output mixes for any number of utility applications: extra
monitors, dressing room feeds, lobby sound, and more.


USB audio I/O allows direct digital recording and playback with
the supplied Cubase AI4 audio workstation software.


The IM8 consoles feature 2-track input and stereo record output facilities in
both analog and digital formats. Analog 2-track input can be connected to the
console via the rear-panel stereo pin jacks or a stereo mini-phone jack on the
front panel. Assign switches allow the received 2-track signal to be sent to the
stereo and/or mono buses, while a rotary control adjusts the signal level. A PFL
switch and indicator are also provided for easy monitoring of the 2-track
signal. Conversely, the signal from the stereo and/or mono buses can be assigned
to a pair of pin-jack record outputs on the rear panel for connection to an
external 2-track recording or similar device. The functions of the 2-track
inputs and record outputs are duplicated by a USB terminal that can be used to
transfer the corresponding digital audio signals to and/or from a computer
running the supplied Cubase AI4 audio workstation software for direct digital
recording from the console or playback via the console.


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Other Features:


External power supply, PW8, maximizes console performance – dual power
supplies can be used for redundant failsafe operation.


PW8 Power Supply Unit


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LAL1 Gooseneck Lamp


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PSL1010(1m) Power Supply Link Cable for redundant



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