The DM3 is a compact Dante-equipped digital mixing console with versatile capabilities that make it perfect for a wide range of applications. The DM3 offers superb sound quality, fast and easy setup and operation, and professional-level features.
- 8 + 1 fader configuration
- 9-inch multi-touch screen
- Input mixing channels: 16 mono + 1 stereo + 2 FX return
- Busses: 1 Stereo, 6 Mix, 2 FX, 2 Matrix (Supports Input to Matrix)
- Local I/O: 16 Mic/Line (12 XLR + 4 XLR/TRS Phones Combo) inputs, and 8 (XLR) outputs
- Dante: 16 inputs, and 16 outputs
- USB: 18 inputs, and 18 outputs
- 18 Effects, and GEQ on Mix 1-6 and Stereo channels
- Sampling rate: 48kHz/96kHz
DM3-D 22-CHANNEL ULTRA-COMPACT DIGITAL MIXING CONSOLE WITH DANTE
The DM3 Series is setting a new standard for compact console performance, featuring versatile capabilities and extreme portability that make it an invaluable tool for a wide range of applications and environments.
The word “compact” is often associated with limitations, and in the sound reinforcement world, often implies compromises in functionality, connectivity, or sound quality, and sometimes all three. Until now choosing a compact console has almost invariably been a matter of what you’re willing to sacrifice to get the capabilities you need in the space you have. The new DM3 series of mixing consoles shatters this stereotype, offering superb sound quality, fast and easy setup and operation, and professional-level features for live sound, streaming, and live or home recording and music production—a combination unmatched in any other mixing console this size. In an ever-changing world that constantly presents new challenges as well as opportunities, DM3 mixing consoles give you the power and flexibility to do more than you ever imagined with a compact digital console.
Raising the Bar for Compact Digital Mixers
The DM3 Series comprises of two models, the DM3 Standard and the DM3-D—the first compact console to be fully compatible with Dante technology, allowing for faster and easier setup with multiple devices. Both consoles feature a multi-language user interface that can be configured to make operation simple and trouble-free for users with different backgrounds and varying skill levels.
Equally, at home in a live performance venue or your home studio, it’s easy to imagine taking a DM3 Series console to a gig, recording and streaming the audio, and then taking it home for editing as part of your DAW setup. Alternatively, you could use it as a main mixer for a small performance one day, and as a sub-mixer for live streaming the next—the possibilities are endless.
A Legacy of Sonic Purity
The ideal starting point for any audio engineering endeavor is transparent, uncolored sound. All Yamaha mixers are built on that philosophy, with the goal of allowing engineers to capture the on-stage sound accurately, without coloration, and then add creative touches as required.
Capable of sampling rates as high as 96 kHz despite its compact size the DM3 Series continues this legacy of sonic purity, offering you the perfect starting point for mixing, recording, live streaming, or even installed applications.
Simple. Intuitive. Powerful.
Perhaps the most significant advantage of a digital console is the ease of operation and accessibility of powerful functions and features that would otherwise require a higher level of user experience as well as more outboard gear to actualize in an analog setup. The DM3 Series exemplifies a “less is more” design philosophy, utilizing a 9” touchscreen and a single Touch & Turn knob for managing most of the console’s operations, resulting in a user experience reminiscent of a smartphone.
Fast Flexible, Full-Spec Setup
Transporting, unloading, and setting up a sound reinforcement system at a venue can be one of the most laborious tasks a sound engineer undertakes. Not so with the DM3 Series which requires less space and time for configuration and physical setup thanks to flexible patching along with Quick Pro Presets, Editor and StageMix software, and Dante compatibility (DM3-D model only), minimizing system setup and configuration time considerably. Combining all this with 6 mix + 2 matrix + 2 effects processors, the DM3 Series are powerful, compact, sturdy consoles that you can take anywhere.
Professional-Quality Live Streaming Has Never Been Easier
Live streaming brings with it unique technical demands that are often a challenge to accommodate without additional outboard gear and the space it requires.
The DM3 Series comes equipped with a USB connection that lets you go live in an instant, paired with a condensed suite of features such as matrices, flexible patching, and factory presets that are aimed specifically at making live streaming seamless and trouble-free. The compact design also makes the DM3 Series ideally suited to multi-console configurations where it would take on a live-streaming role while the other console is used for on-site mixing.
A Comprehensive Suite of Streaming Features
The DM3 Series condenses features needed for streaming inside a compact housing. Units are equipped with abundant analog I/O and USB terminals, making it possible to input audio to the DM3 Series and transmit the mixed audio directly to a computer with streaming software launched. With stereo and matrices, audio routing provides a high degree of freedom and allows mixing of audio for on-site and streaming use separately. The Yamaha R&D team has worked with well-respected engineers and major manufacturers such as Audio-Technica, FitEar, Sennheiser, Shure, Ultimate Ears and Westone Laboratories to develop a selection of optimized QuickPro Presets™ for a wide variety of microphones and output equipment.
Flexible Patch Settings
The DM3 Series inputs and outputs allow patches to be freely changed with ease. These consoles can handle minor modifications to the system flexibly to suit any location, which is extremely useful in situations where teams are divided by role.
Comprehensive Recording and Editing Functions in a Compact Body
A supremely portable, full-spec music production tool, the DM3 Series covers all the bases for your live recording and home editing needs. The DAW Remote function allows you to use a range of devices to control your mix and recording from anywhere in a live venue or recording environment, then take the results home for editing at your leisure. The recorded performances can be stored directly on a USB stick, on a PC connected via USB to HOST, or on a separate Dante-compatible device (DM3-D only), and edited with the bundled Cubase AI software or the DAW suite of your choice.
Your Space, Your Settings, Your Language
With each different work environment comes a new range of challenges that place different demands on a console and on users themselves.
The design of DM3 Series Consoles was created with this in mind, with a customizable interface that can be tailored to match user requirements and experience levels. For example, channel names can be displayed in different languages, and operations can be restricted by user account, while ProVisionaire Touch and Control offers the user a control panel that can be optimized for a variety of applications.
*ProVisionaire will support the DM3 series in future updates.