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Yamaha CL5 72-Channel Digital Mixing Console

Yamaha CL5 72-Channel Digital Mixing Console

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Yamaha’s CL5 is a digital mixing console that delivers efficient and hands-on operation. Ideal for large live sound systems, it provides 72 mono and 8 stereo input channels in a 3-section fader layout. This size is popular for a variety of live sound systems. It also features a built-in iPad stand for additional control functionality.

More about Yamaha’s CL Mixing Console Series

Yamaha’s CL mixing consoles are known for providing accessible mixing and sonic purity. Available in 48-, 64-, and 72-channel models, these consoles deliver superior, natural sound while also offering a comprehensive range of “coloring” options. An intuitive layout and familiar controls offer effortless creative freedom, while every individual component is expertly engineered to ensure the highest quality audio performance.

Yamaha’s Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology is a circuit modeling concept that allows digital audio to accurately model rich, expressive analog sound. In addition to Portico 5033/5043 EQ and compressor/limiters developed in partnership with Rupert Neve Designs, CL consoles include a wide range of other VCM EQ, compressors, and effects.

Create unique, professional audio, no matter what your venue or project. CL’s “virtual racks” let you combine signal processors in one easily accessible location.

  • Premium Rack combines up to eight expressive EQ and dynamics effects.
  • Effect Rack allows simultaneous use of up to 8 effects from a selection of 46 ambiance effects and 8 insertion effects.
  • GEQ Rack inserts graphic EQ into the output buses. Up to 16 31-band GEQ units can be mounted in the rack for simultaneous use, and can be individually switched to Flex15GEQ mode, equipping you with up to 32 GEQ channels.

Experience precision control with CL’s ergonomic and tactile fader knobs. Knobs have non-slip inserts for smooth, slip-free fades, while the knobs are sculpted to provide clear visibility at the fader scale from nearly any angle. Fader displays allow you to color code or edit names for channels, as well as view pan and fader values. Adjust the brightness of the display for lower-lit environments. Assign variable parameters to the four User Defined Knobs for instant access, while Custom Fader Bank selection allows each fader section to be instantly reorganized.

CL consoles are packed with features that are ideal for live sound and demanding broadcast applications. Store up to 300 complete setups as “scenes”, as well as Recall Safe, Focus, and Preview functions to be instantly accessed whenever needed. Other console functions include Sends on Fader, Tap Tempo, and Set by Sel can be assigned to 16 User Defined Keys for instant hands-on access. Digital gain control contributes to smooth, efficient operation and integration. CL’s Gain Compensation function combines FOH and monitor control via a single network.  Achieve the most natural, musical sound. CL maximizes AD/DA conversion via detailed spectral analyses of the master clock and adjusting the FPGA clock signal routing.

Input and output channels boast up to 1000 millisecond delays for precise microphone phase compensation or speaker distance compensation and room tuning, respectively. Every channel has a 4-band parametric EQ, two dynamic processors on inputs, and one dynamic processor on outputs. The processors include an HPF for every input, and one also functions as a highly effective de-esser with advanced processing algorithms offering bandpass mode. Streamline control by grouping multiple input channels into 16 DCA groups. Using CL’s Dimmer Level function, you can also assign multiple channels to up to 8 mute groups to enable instant mute/unmute.

Separate console and I/O rack components communicate via Dante™ network audio protocol, for a fast, streamlined setup of systems both basic and complex. Dante allows connection to up to eight I/O rack units for flexible configuration and superior signal reliability.

Control CL from anywhere in your venue using Yamaha StageMix. This functionality allows you to turn your iPad into a wireless remote controller. Additionally, the CL Editor application extends online operation and enables offline setup and editing on Windows or Mac operating systems, facilitating scene data management, patch list editing, channel name editing, and more. You can even use StageMix and Editor applications simultaneously.

For environments that utilize volunteer or less experienced mixer operators, you can limit function access via multiple User Key sets that can be stored in the console itself or on USB. A 5-input/5-output GPI interface allows the console to respond to input from external switches, as well as to transmit on/off status to external devices.

Yamaha CL5 Features

  • Input channels: 72 mono, 8 stereo
  • Mix/Matrix Buses: 24 mixes / 8 matrices (Input to Matrix supported)
  • Fader configuration: 16-fader left section, 8-fader Centralogic section, 8-fader right section, 2-fader master section
  • Stainless steel stay for iPad support
  • Built-in meter bridge
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  • Mixing Capacity
    • Input Mixing Channels: 72 mono + 8 stereo
    • Mix Busses: 24
    • Matrices: 8 (Input to Matrix supported)
    • Stereo Bus: 1
    • Mono: 1
    • Cue: 1 (Second Cue Bus supported in CL V4.0 or later)
  • Local Connectors
    • Analog Inputs: 8
    • Analog Outputs: 8
    • MY Slots: 8
    • Dante I/O: Primary / Secondary
    • Digital Out: 1 (AES/EBU)
    • GPI: 5 in / 5 out (CL V1.11 or later)
    • Word Clock I/O: Yes
    • MIDI I/O: In / Out
    • External Redundant PSU: Optional PW800W
    • Meter Bridge: Output meter built-in
    • Ethernet: Yes
    • AC Inlet: V-Lock Type
  • Scene Memory
    • Number of Scenes: 300
    • Recall Safe: Yes
    • Focus Recall: Yes
    • Fade Time: Yes (0s ~ 60s)
    • Preview: Yes (CL V 1.51 or later)
    • Selective Load / Save: Yes (CL V1.7 or later)
    • Tactile Control Keys: Yes
  • Input Channel Functions
    • Gain Compensation: Yes
    • Digital Gain: Yes (-96dB ~+24dB)
    • ATT: -96dB ~ 0dB
    • HPF: 20Hz ~ 600Hz, -6 or -12dB/oct Selectable (CL V1.51 or later)
    • PEQ: 4 Band Full PEQ (RTA overlay support in CL V3.0 or later, New EQ Algorithms support in CL V4.0 or later)
    • Dynamics 1: Gate / Ducking / Compressor / Expander (Key-in Filter on the Compressor and Expander in CL V4.0 or later)
    • Dynamics 2: Compressor / Compander-H / Compander-S / De-esser
    • Input Delay: Yes (0ms ~ 1000ms, frame delay support in CL V3.0 or later)
    • Pan: CENTER NOMINAL or LR NOMINAL for monaural input channels in CL V3.1 or later L-MONO, R-MONO or LR-MONO for stereo input channels in CL V3.1 or later
    • DCA Group: 16 (Output DCA and DCA Roll-Out support in CL V2.0 or later, Scrollable DCA Roll-Out support in CL V4.0 or later)
    • MUTE Group: 8
    • Number of Inserts: 2 (CL V2.0 or later)
    • Direct Out: Yes
  • Output Channel Functions
    • PEQ: 4 Band Full PEQ
      (RTA overlay support in CL V3.0 or later, New EQ Algorithms support in CL V4.0 or later)
    • Dynamics 1: Compressor / Expander / Compander-H / Compander-S
    • MUTE Group: 8
    • Number of Inserts: 2 (CL V2.0 or later)
  • Premium Rack
    • Number of Premium Racks: 8
    • Mountable Device: RND Portico5033 / RND Portico5043 / U76 / Opt-2A / EQ-1A / Dynamic EQ / Buss Comp 369 (CL V3.0 or later) / MBC4 (CL V4.0 or later)
  • Effect Rack
    • Number of Effect Racks: 8
    • Number of Effect Programs: 54
    • Mountable Device: Effect / 31BandGEQ / Flex15GEQ / 8Band PEQ (CL V3.0 or later)
  • GEQ Rack
    • Number of GEQ Racks: 16
    • Mountable Device: 31BandGEQ / Flex15GEQ / Dugan Automixer (CL V3.0 or later) / 8Band PEQ (CL V3.0 or later) (RTA overlay support in CL V3.0 or later, GEQ gain control from the TOUCH AND TURN knob in CL V4.0 or later)
  • Dante
    • Number of I/O Channels: 64 in / 64 out
    • Dante Patch from Console: Yes
  • Recording
    • USB Memory Recording: Yes
    • DVS Recording: Yes (DVS and Nuendo Live bundled)
  • Broadcast Functions
    • 5.1 Surround Panning: Yes (CL V3.0 or later)
    • Surround Monitor: Yes (CL V3.0 or later)
    • Mix Minus: Yes (CL V2.0 or later)
    • L-Mono / R-Mono / LR-Mono: Yes (CL V3.0 or later)
  • Monitor
    • Solo Mode: Yes (CL V4.0 or later)
    • Second Cue Bus (allows the MATRIX 7/8 to be used as a CUE B bus): Yes (CL V4.0 or later)
    • Oscillator: Sine Wave 1ch / Sine Wave 2ch (CL V3.0 or later) / Pink Noise / Burst Noise
  • Other Functions
    • Port to Port: No
    • RTA: Yes (CL V3.0 or later)
    • Output Port Delay: Yes (0ms ~ 1000ms, frame delay support in CL V3.0)
    • Cascade: Yes (via MY slots)
    • User Level: Yes
    • Help File: Yes (CL V1.51 or later)
    • Channel Link: Yes (Output Channel Link support in CL V3.0 or later)
    • Channel Copy/Move: Yes
    • Control & Monitoring for Digital Wireless Receivers: Shure ULXD4D/ULXD4Q (CL V4.0 or later)
  • User Interface
    • Display: 10 inch Touch Panel
    • Centralogic Section: Yes
    • Faders: 16 + 8 + 8 + 2
    • Selected Channel Encoders: Gain, HPF, PEQ (controls for 4 bands), Dynamics 1/2(Threshold only), Pan, Mix/Matrix Sends
    • Channel Encoder: Yes (for Gain, Send Level, or an assigned parameter)
    • Channel Name / Color Display: Yes
    • Custom Fader Banks: Yes (customized for each fader section)
    • User Defined Keys: 16 (x 4 banks in CL V3.0 or later)
    • User Defined Knobs: 4
    • Touch and Turn Knob: Yes (using a User Defined Knob)
    • Monitor Level Knob: Yes
    • Wooden Arm Rest: Yes
    • iPad Stay: Yes
    • Rack-mounting: No
  • Software
    • Editor: CL Editor (Win/Mac, CSV files import/export in CL Editor V4.0.0 or later)
    • StageMix: CL StageMix (iPad app)
    • MonitorMix: Yes (CL V4.00 or later)
    • Console File Converter: Yes (Win/Mac)

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