New Toys: Yamaha DM3 Music Mixers

There are two compact DM3 mixers just out by Yamaha: the DM3-D features Dante audio networking interfacing for connecting to a wide range of compatible audio devices and the DM3 Standard comes without Dante and, other than that, both models are identical. There are sixteen mono, one stereo and two FX Return channels inputs to mix. From each mix channel there are six Mix Sends, two FX Sends, and one stereo and two matrix outputs.

With an ultra-compact chassis, the DM3 Series operates at up to 96kHz sample rates, has low latency and is fast to set up. There are 18 onboard effects and an intuitive user interface that uses a large, 9-inch screen with multi-touch controls and multi-language channel names using the DM3 Editor or DM3Stage Mix apps. 

There are custom fader banks and MonitorMix support for personal monitor mixing, or live sound applications, making it great for simple presentations and conferences to live bands and multi-performer events. The DM3 is also makes an ideal sub-mixer for a Dante-compatible main console.

The ultra-compact 22-channel DM3 Series is a full-specification music production tool for recording and editing with an 18in/18out USB audio interface and DAW Remote functionality.

The Yamaha DM3 Standard and DM3 Dante mixers sell for $1,699.99 and $1,999.99 respectively.