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Dugan Automixer Comes to the TF Series via Firmware Update V3.5

April, 2017

April 4, 2017. Shizuoka Japan. – Yamaha will release firmware update V3.5 for the TF series digital mixing consoles at Pro Light + Sound 2017.

Yamaha TF series digital mixing consoles offer easy operation with an advanced touch-panel based TouchFlow Operation™ interface that has become popular with a wide spectrum of users in a variety of applications. The system’s ease of use makes it ideal for beginners as well as veteran engineers while offering fully professional sound and mixing capability. Firmware Version 3.5 will significantly expand the utility of the TF series by adding acclaimed Dugan Speech System automixing capability and other improvements.
V3.5 brings Dugan automixer to a digital mixer in this price bracket for the first time.

Dugan Automixer in Input Channel Strip

Developed in cooperation with Dan Dugan Sound Design Inc., this update brings Dan Dugan’s original and innovative automatic microphone mixing algorithms to the Yamaha TF series digital mixing consoles. Similar capability was included in the QL series digital mixing consoles from V1.0, and has already been added to the CL series consoles.

Dugan automixer can be applied to up to eight channels in the TF series, automatically raising the gain of microphone inputs that are active while lowering the gain of inactive microphone inputs, and adjusting each to create a consistent overall mix level. This eliminates the need for complex fader operation during presentations where multiple microphones are used, or at panel discussions where an even larger number of microphones may be required. Advanced Dugan automatic mixing algorithms also maintain a safe feedback margin, ensuring high quality, high clarity sound at all times.

Dan Dugan, CEO at Dan Dugan Sound Design, comments: “The addition of Dugan Speech System automixer to the TF series gives these mixers a strong advantage in all ‘talking heads’ applications such as conferences, wireless mics in theater, boardrooms, civic meeting rooms, political debates, TV news and sports panels, game shows, reality shows, houses of worship, and teleconferencing.”

Yamaha pro audio business unit director Yoshi Tsugawa adds:“The TF series has grown significantly with each new firmware upgrade, and now with Version 3.5 we are delighted to be able to offer Dugan automatic mixing capability. Firmware version 2.5 added a matrix and output delays, version 3.0 provided improved security features, and version 3.1 implemented AES67 support. The utility of the TF series has grown by leaps and bounds. Now Dugan automixer elevates the TF series consoles to a whole new level of versatility and performance.”

Firmware update V3.5 for the TF series is scheduled for release in June, 2017.

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