The Yamaha TF3 is a pro-grade feature rich digital mixing console with amazing sound quality. Yamaha engineers built the TF-series from their existing base of acclaimed high-end mixer interfaces, adding intuitive control in an interface optimized for the type of touch panel control that has become a familiar feature in a wide range of applications.
TouchFlow Operation – Smooth, Natural Control Flow
Yamaha digital consoles have always been designed with input from leading engineers worldwide to ensure that the most efficient, intuitive operation is achieved. The highly regarded Selected Channel and Centralogic™ interfaces attest to the success of that approach. The TF series combines Yamaha know-how with new input from the field and the latest touch-screen technology to deliver an evolved experience in console operation. Smooth setup and operation, practical presets and scenes, refined design, and software applications that integrate seamlessly with the entire system: these elements comprise TouchFlow Operation, a new concept in console interfaces that offers unprecedented comfort and convenience in small consoles, for a wide range of users and applications.
Touch Operation for Intimate Control
Refined for the smoothest possible operation via touch-panel control, the TF user interface offers a smooth workflow that can be an advantage in any mixing situation. The display content has been specifically designed for easy, direct accessibility, with a layout that promotes the most natural, efficient mixing. Touch panel operation is as easy as shaping the sound with your fingertips.
Touch & Turn Knob Offers Extra Control Precision
When you need extra precision for a fine EQ or other adjustment, the physical Touch & Turn knob is always available right beside the touch panel. There are also four User Defined Knobs below the panel that can be assigned to control compressor threshold, EQ gain, or other parameters you need fast, direct access to while mixing. The knobs always affect the currently selected channel.
Traditional Overview and Selected Channel Interfaces
Like the CL series consoles, operation is based around Overview and Selected Channel windows. The overview display shows the parameters for eight channels at a time, while the Touch & Turn knob provides direct access to gain, 1-knob EQ™, 1-knob COMP™, gate threshold, effect send level, pan, and other parameters. Touch the highlighted parameter a second time to switch to the Selected Channel display when you need access to detailed parameters for finer control.
1-knob COMP™ & 1-knob EQ™: One Knob to Dial In the Ideal Sound
An experienced engineer can do a lot with a compressor: bring a guitar to life, add punch to bass, tighten up a snare, and make vocals ride clearly on the mix. The 1-knob COMP can do all of this quickly and easily, without the need to juggle multiple parameters to achieve the desired effect. Originally introduced in Yamaha analog mixers, the 1-knob COMP quickly became a popular and valued feature. It has now been further refined in a digital version that adds new setup ease and efficiency to the TF consoles. The same concept has been applied in a new 1-knob EQ feature that provides notably improved speed and smooth operation. 1-knob EQ has been painstakingly fine-tuned by Yamaha R&D staff in cooperation with distinguished sound engineers, to ensure that you can achieve outstanding results with minimum effort in the shortest possible time. A Vocal Mode makes it easier than ever to achieve a clear, well defined vocal sound, while an Intensity Mode offers 1-knob “intensity” control over EQ curves you either select from the presets or create from scratch. But there’s more: the 1-knob COMP and 1-knob EQ are provided on the output channels too, so you can quickly achieve overall output compression or EQ that ideally matches the room and audience size. The output 1-knob EQ has a Loudness Mode in place of the Vocal Mode, effectively increasing the sound pressure level while maintaining optimum sound as you rotate the knob. Both the 1-knob COMP and 1-knob EQ provide quick access to the full compressor and EQ displays, so you can fine tune settings as required.
GainFinder Supports Precision Gain Setup
Gain is the first adjustment the input signal sees, and the way it is set up influences how subsequent parameters will affect the signal. Yamaha has developed a way to make fast, accurate setup of this important basic parameter easier than ever. The new GainFinder feature facilitates optimum gain setup for individual input signals so that ideal overall operation and signal quality is achieved. The user only has to set channel gain so that the central green indicator in the level meter remains lit for the longest possible time. Of course the level meters also perform their traditional function, so standard gain setup procedure can be followed if preferred.
24 + 1 (Master)
48 (40 mono + 2 stereo + 2 return)
20 (8 mono + 6 stereo)
Input Channel Functions
8 DCA Groups
24 Mic/Line (XLR/TRS Combo) + 2 Stereo Line (RCA)
34x34 USB Audio Interface, 2-track recording via USB Storage Device
8 Effects + 10 GEQ
Less than 2.6ms, Input to Omni Out, Fs=48khz
100mm motorized, Resolution = 10-bit, +10dB to -138dB, –∞ dB all faders
Total Harmonis Distortion
Less than 0.05% 20 Hz–20 kHz @+4 dBu into 600 , INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain=Min.
+0.5, –1.5 dB 20 Hz–20 kHz, refer to +4 dBu output @1kHz, INPUT to OMNI OUT
110 dB typ., DA Converter, 107 dB typ., INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain=Min.
Equivalent Input Noise
–128 dBu typ., Input Gain=Max.
Residual Output Noise
–85 dBu, ST master off
–100 dB, adjacent INPUT/OMNI OUT channels, Input Gain=Min.
100–240 V 50/60 Hz
28.2 x 8.9 x 23.6 inches (716 x 225 x 599mm)
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