The Yamaha M7CL series is a digital live-sound console that carries on the digital evolution from the acclaimed PM1DV2 and PM5D consoles. It includes an impressive array of advanced concepts such as the “Centralogic™” control interface that makes it as easy and intuitive to use as an analog console, and in-depth access management facilities that will be particularly appreciated in installations.
The Yamaha M7CL is familiar and comfortable to use, offering a level of convenience that overturns the preconception that “digital is difficult”. A surprising range of functions that you would normally have to supply in the form of peripheral equipment is built in, and all of this is provided in a space that is dramatically less than an analog console of similar scope.
The Yamaha M7CL is the ideal digital mixing console for medium size live sound applications that have previously been handled by analog gear.
The Overview display – the console’s default display – gives you a standard view of the 8 channels selected via the Centralogic™ navigation keys. These keys, arranged in an exact replica of the 8-channel channel groups on the console, let you instantly bring any group of 8 channels to the central controls with a single button-press. You can then touch any row of controls on the display screen to focus on them – pan, or bus send, for example – and adjust via the corresponding multi-function encoders immediately below the display. You should be able to perform a basic mix on the M7CL without even having to open the manual.