imgFrankfurt, Germany (March 12, 2014)—At ProLight + Sound, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has launched the QL Series, intended for medium-scale live tour sound, house of worship installations, corporate A/V, and speech applications.

The Yamaha QL Series includes VCM technology and the Portico 5033/5043 created in cooperation with Rupert Neve Designs, as well as built-in Dan Dugan Sound Design automatic mixing, which provides channel balance while allowing the mix engineer to concentrate on the overall sound.

Significant features include port-to-port routing via built-in R Series input/outputs that can patch any input port to any output port so the QL console can function as a remote I/O device for any other QL or CL, touch and turn knob operation, and direct file compatibility between the new QL and CL Series Digital Consoles (no need for Console File Converter to exchange files). Yamaha QL consoles feature large touch-panel displays for a control interface. In addition to analog input and output capacity, the QL Series features the same onboard Dante audio networking protocol that provides broad connectivity in CL consoles.

Remote control via an iPad with Yamaha StageMix as well as online/offline QL Editor Software for MAC and PC computers is possible. Yamaha QL 1 and QL5 consoles feature 16/32 built-in Mic/Line Analog Inputs, 18/34 faders, 8/16 built-in Analog Outputs, 32/64 + 8 Stereo input mixing channels capability, and 16 Mix + 8 Matrix (or 24 mix total) + Stereo + Mono Outputs. The built-in Dante interface (Daisy-chain or Redundant modes) provides a 64x64 matrix for the QL5 and 32x32 for the QL1. All consoles feature two MY Card Slots, 8-space Premium Rack, 8-space GEQ Rack, 8-space Effects Rack, and one license of Dante Virtual Soundcard is included.

Yamaha QL consoles are compatible with Nuendo Live (sold separately) and feature Nuendo Live Control, MIDI/GPI Control Ports, and two-track direct to USB and multi-track recording playback capabilities. The QL1 is also rack mountable (RK1 rack mount kit sold separately).

The Yamaha QL Series will be available in early April 2014 at an MSRP of $8,499 for the QL1 and $16,499 for the QL5.

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.