Yamaha CL3 Profesional Digital Mixing Console

Vendor: Yamaha
Yamaha CL3 Profesional Digital Mixing Console The Yamaha CL3 ( for special church or production discounts inquire within )is the smaller format version of the CL5.  The CL5 has a larger channel count...

Yamaha CL3 Profesional Digital Mixing Console

The Yamaha CL3 ( for special church or production discounts inquire within )is the smaller format version of the CL5.  The CL5 has a larger channel count on the surface of the mixer, but the output channel count is exactly the same. The input channel count on the CL3 mixer is  64 Channels + 8 Stereo, as the CL5 is 72 Channels and 8 Stereo. The Yamaha CL series brings a whole new ball game to the table for Live Sound applications and users such as churches, production companies, and corporate end-users.  The CL3 is building like a tank and works as a tank.  Its sonic capabilities are far superior and extremely pure.

The Signal Processing power that comes with the CL3 is power full. It includes the Portico 5033, and 5043 EQ and Compressor that gives that beautiful and warm Rupert Neve sound.  It also has a built-in Dan Dugan Card which is an Automatic mixer. what does an automatic mixer do? Just as it sounds it's an auto mixer. You just insert the Dan Dugan to 16 channels that you want the mic gains auto optimized and it will give you a very smooth and natural through the mix, so it will give you the freedom to concentrate on other aspects of the console

The way CL series functions and controls work together is a perfect example of how a whole can be greater than the sum of its parts. Within the larger framework of the user interface, the visibility, feel, and precision of individual faders, knobs, and switches are an essential part of the overall operating experience. The visual flow of the control layout across the consoles’ sweeping curves makes a significant contribution to smooth operation as well. The outstanding balance of the entire system, plus refinements such as programmable channel names/colors and user-defined knobs, add up to an operation that is, in a word, sublime.

Newly Designed Faders

No detail of form or function has been overlooked, right down to how the curvature of the elegant fader knobs comfortably fit the fingers at any angle. The fader knobs even have non-slip inserts that provide ideal friction for smooth, slip-free fades. Visibility is important too, so the knob edges are sculpted to provide a clear view of the fader scale from just about any angle.

Editable Channel Names and Colors

Editable channel name displays above each fader automatically switch to a larger character size for short names and show pan and fader values as well. Below each channel name display is a color bar that illuminates in any of eight selectable colors, the same as those used in the central touch screen, for at-a-glance channel and group identification. Brightness can be adjusted for optimum visibility under any ambient lighting conditions.

Direct Access to the Parameters You Need

The User Defined Keys provided on Yamaha digital consoles are already a standard. The User Defined Knobs provided on the CL series consoles will quickly achieve the same status. Just about any of the console’s variable parameters can be assigned to the four User Defined Knobs for direct, instant access. Another advanced control feature is Custom Fader Bank selection, allowing the faders in each section to be instantly reordered as required

Up to Eight I/O Rack Units

Dante directly supports star network configurations, so up to eight I/O rack units can be connected to any single CL series console and conveniently located wherever they are needed most. A few simple DIP switch settings are all that are required to change to daisy-chain networking as required.

Simple Setup

The ability to set up even complex systems quickly and easily is another benefit of Dante networking. In most cases, devices on the network are recognized and set up automatically. And since patching operations that usually require a separate computer can be carried out directly from the CL console, changes to the initial setup are painless as well.

Redundancy for Reliability

Dante also makes it easy to maximize system reliability. Star networks allow the use of redundant primary and secondary lines for each device, for the utmost reliability in critical applications. With this type of setup, a malfunction in a cable or other network component won’t bring the whole system down. The show will go on.

NXAMP Discovery and Patching

Here's a case where Dante offers not only extended system flexibility but enhanced operability as well. NEXO NXAMP discovery and patching operations that normally require a computer running the Dante Controller software application can now be carried out directly from the CL console touch screen display when the NXDT104 Dante network card is installed.

Full Integration of FOH and Monitor Control

Multiple CL series consoles can share control of the same I/O rack unit, allowing unprecedented system flexibility and efficient use of system resources. A new Gain Compensation function adds the ability to combine FOH and monitor control via a single network, for comprehensive digital live sound integration.

I/O Rack Unit Sharing with Gain Compensation

One obvious drawback of connecting multiple consoles to a single I/O rack unit is that gain adjustments made from one console can cause unexpected gain changes at the other consoles. The Gain Compensation function implemented in the CL consoles ensures that when the analog gain stage is adjusted from one of the consoles, corresponding compensation is automatically applied at the digital stage so that the level is sent from the I/O rack unit to the connected CL consoles remains constant.

Digital Gain Control

Gain compensation applied after any initial analog gain levels are set is carried out entirely in the digital domain. Digital gain control is another original CL series feature that contributes to extraordinarily smooth, efficient operation and integration of the entire system.

A Complete Live Sound Toolkit

The quality and variety of internal effects have become major factors in choosing a digital live sound console. Studio-quality sound is a must, but so is having the right processors for the job at hand. CL series consoles feature virtual effect racks that are packed with a selection of effects that have been chosen and developed to meet the real-world needs of live sound professionals. Everything you need to create the perfectly polished sound for your application is right here.

Premium Rack Brings Studio Standards to the Live Stage

As the name implies, “virtual racks” provided in the CL series consoles let you combine signal processors you need for your application in one easily accessible location, much like traditional analog outboard racks. The new CL series Premium Rack can accommodate up to eight instances of the six expressive EQ and dynamics effects provided, including the Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5033 equalizer and Portico 5043 compressor/limiter. The ability to use some of the most highly regarded studio effects in live mixes can help you deliver unprecedented sonic quality in any venue.

Effect Rack With More Than 50 Effects

In addition to the Premium Rack described above, the CL consoles feature an Effect Rack that allows simultaneous use of up to 8 effects from a selection of 46 ambiance effects and 8 insertion effects, all of the outstanding quality. Although a separate EQ rack is provided for the output buses, any of the 8 effects in the Effect Rack can be replaced by graphic EQ units as needed.

32-channel Graphic Equalizer Rack

The CL consoles also feature a GEQ rack that allows graphic EQ to be inserted into the output buses as required for room equalization and other functions. Up to 16 31-band GEQ units can be mounted in the rack for simultaneous use, and those GEQ units can be individually switched to Flex15GEQ mode, effectively providing two EQ channels that allow up to 15 bands to be used at a time. With a full rack of GEQ units all functioning in Flex15GEQ mode, you have a total of 32 GEQ channels for extensive equalization capacity. 

Yamaha Cl3

  • Input Mixing Channels. 72 mono + 8 stereo
  • Mix Buses. 24
  • Analog Inputs
  • Analog Inputs 8
  • Analog Outputs 8
  • MY Slots 3
  • Dante I/O Primary / Secondary Primary / Secondary
  • Digital Out 1 (AES/EBU) 1 (AES/EBU)
  • GPI 5 in / 5 out (CL V1.11 or later) 5 in / 5 out
  • Word Clock I/O Yes Yes
  • MIDI I/O In / Out
  • External Redundant PSU Optional PW800W No
  • Meter Bridge Output meter built-in Optional MBCL
  • Ethernet Yes
  • Number of Scenes 300
  • Gain Compensation Yes Yes
  • Digital Gain Yes (-96dB ~ +24dB) Yes (-96dB ~ +24dB)
  • ATT -96dB ~ 0dB -96dB ~ 0dB
  • HPF 20Hz ~ 600Hz, -6 or -12dB/oct Selectable (CL V1.51 or later) 20Hz ~ 600Hz, -6 or -12dB/oct Selectable
  • PEQ 4 Band Full PEQ RTA overlay support in CL V3.0 or later, New EQ Algorithms support in CL V4.0 or later)
  • Dynamics 1 Gate / Ducking / Compressor / Expander (Key-in Filter on the Compressor and Expander in CL V4.0 or later)
  • Dynamics 2 Compressor / Compander-H / Compander-S / De-esser
  • MUTE Group 8
  • Number of Inserts 2 (CL V2.0 or later)
  • Premium Rack 8 

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