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QL5 Firmware V3.02 (Previous version)

Important Notice

Please do not use the EEE function (*) of network switches in a Dante network.

Although power management should be negotiated automatically in switches that support EEE, some switches do not perform the negotiation properly. This may cause EEE to be enabled in Dante networks when it is not appropriate, resulting in poor synchronization performance and occasional dropouts.

Therefore we strongly recommend that:
  • 1. If you use managed switches, ensure that they allow EEE to be disabled. Make sure that EEE is disabled on all ports used for real-time Dante traffic.
  • 2. If you use unmanaged switches, make sure to not use network switches that support the EEE function, since EEE operation cannot be disabled in these switches.
  • * EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet) is a technology that reduces switch power consumption during periods of low network traffic. It is also known as Green Ethernet and IEEE802.3az.

  • You need to update the Dante-MY16-AUD firmware to V3.3.9 or later before using the Dante-MY16-AUD with the QL series.
  • The Dante Firmware Update Manager v1.4.13.2 for Mac does not support Mac OS X 10.6.8.
    Please use Mac OS X 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.5 or 10.10. 
    The Dante Firmware Update Manager v1.4.13.2 for Windows does not support Windows XP.
    Please use Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1.
  • When updating the firmware, follow the instructions described in the “QL5/QL1 Firmware Update Guide”. Be sure to also update the Dante firmware if you update the QL firmware to V3.02 from V1.08 or older (unnecessary when updating from V3.00 or V3.01).
  • Before starting, delete all files with extensions .PGM and .BIN, if any, in the root directory of the USB memory.  update with the particular CL V1.70 or later firmware file (C-MD1.BIN), for example, the TOUCH AND TURN knob will become unable to operate. In order to recover from this mistake, copy the downloaded QL firmware file "C-MD1.BIN" in the directory (/ql*_firm302/NAME SUB (* is the model number)) to the root directory of the USB memory, and re-update.
  • We found a problem in which the Dante settings might not be properly initialized when the firmware is updated to V3.0, which results in data inconsistency between the CL/QL console and the R series units. This might occur only when the Dante Latency was set to 0.25ms or 0.5ms. Therefore, after updating to V3.0 it is recommend to briefly change the Latency to 1.0ms on the console with the Console ID #1, then restore the original setting again. This will remove the possible data inconsistency between the console and the mounted R series units. However, Dante Controller will be needed to manually change the settings of R series units that are not mounted on the console with Console ID #1.

Yamaha QL series Firmware Update Overview

QL/CL/R Series Editor/Firmware Compatibility

Please make sure to use appropriate version of CL Editor or QL Editor which is compatible with your console firmware in reference to the following compatibility chart. Using an unsupported Editor/firmware combination may result in unexpected behavior.
The Firmware Set is a set of main (and sub) firmware of the device and the Dante firmware. The version of Firmware Set is the same as the version of the main firmware. Refer to the release note of each firmware about the details of the Firmware Set.

QL Series CL Series R Series
Rio/Ri/Ro RMio64-D RSio64-D
Editor Firmware Set Editor Firmware Set Firmware Set Firmware Set Firmware Set
3.1.0 3.10 3.1.0 3.10 3.10, 3.00 3.10 1.00
3.0.0 3.02, 3.01, 3.00 3.0.0 3.02, 3.01, 3.00 3.10, 3.00 3.10, 3.00 -
1.0.8 1.08 2.0.4 2.04 3.10, 3.00, 2.00 -
1.0.3 1.07 2.0.0 2.03
1.0.2 1.02 1.7.0 1.70 1.70
1.0.1 1.01
- - 1.5.1 1.61 1.61
1.5.1, 1.5.0 1.51 1.51, 1.50
1.1.4 1.15 1.15
1.14 1.14
1.1.0 1.12 1.11
1.11
1.0.0 1.04 1.02
1.03
1.02

QL Series Firmware Set

Firmware Set Main Dante
3.10 3.10 3.8.0.24 - 3.5.1.8 - 1.2.2
3.02 3.02
3.01 3.01
3.00 3.00
1.08 1.08 3.7.1.10 - 3.4.9.3 - 1.2.1
1.07 1.07
1.02 1.02
1.01 1.01

Main Revisions and Enhancements

New Features in V3

  • Now supports 5.1 surround panning.
  • In addition to surround mixing, basic surround monitoring has been added.
  • Now supports the acclaimed buss compressor (Buss Comp 369) in the Premium Rack.
  • Now supports Mix Minus function, which removes a specific channel signal from the signals sent to the MIX/MATRIX buses.
  • Now supports Frame Delay for input channels and output ports within the DELAY SCALE window.
  • You can now select 8-band Parametric EQ (PEQ) in the GEQ RACK and EFFECT RACK.
  • A real time analyzer (RTA) is now provided to support room tuning and other operations.
  • Four banks are now provided for User Defined Keys with indication of which bank is chosen on the screen in the bottom right corner.
  • DCA assignment has been added to the parameters for Recall Safe, Focus Recall, and Global Paste.
  • User Defined Knobs can now control effect parameters.
  • Now supports the RMio64-D control.
  • Channel Link is now available for outputs.
  • Two internal oscillators can now be set to different frequencies for odd and even numbered channels.
  • You can now convert signals received at a stereo channel into mono with a single action.
  • The send levels for all channels now can be shown in the METER display when SENDS ON FADERS is engaged.
  • You can now set the console to Preferred Master directly from the touch screen, without the need for Dante controller.
  • DANTE SETUP is now available at the parameter of the user level setup.
  • You can now view that the status indicator appears on the touch screen when the operation switches from the primary to the secondary Dante audio network.
  • Now supports the Fader Cue Release function.
  • You can now view the delay value in the Tap Tempo pop-up window.
  • You can now unmute a muted channel in the DCA group temporarily.
  • New functions have been added that can be assigned to the USER DEFINED keys, the USER DEFINED knobs and the MIDI control changes.
  • Focusrite RED NET4 and RED NET MP8R have been added as Dante devices which can be detected / patched in the QL series.
  • You can now create a read-only scene memory.
  • You can now assign the Stereo/Mono bus master, Mix bus master, and Matrix bus master channels to DCA group(s)

For details, refer to the QL5/QL1 reference manual.

The Help file has been updated to V3. You can download the file from the Yamaha Pro Audio website. (English version only. Other languages are scheduled to be supported in the future.)

Improvements in V3

  • When you initialize the unit including the Dante audio network setting or update the firmware, the initial setting of "Preferred Master" was changed to ON (from V1.08). This setting is not affected by the console setting and restart. With the initial setting, if you change the word clock setting to other than DANTE for a CL/QL unit, the console will preferentially become the clock master, which would prevent clock errors. If needed, you can manually select the clock master by enabling "Preferred Master" on a single device (the others off), which is always powered on while the system is operational.

Fixed bugs in V3.02

  • Fixed a problem in which the Mute Group and channel muting are cancelled when a DCA Group is also muted on the channels where the Mute Group and/or channel muting were already applied.
  • Fixed a problem in which the mono channel's pan worked as balance if the fader level was -132dB and a channel library was recalled to the channel.

Fixed bugs in V3.01

  • Solved a problem in which GAIN KNOB FUNCTION was changed back to ANALOG GAIN on the PREFERENCE page of the USER SETUP window if DIGITAL GAIN had been set, when storing/recalling scenes, switching the bank of USER DEFINED keys, restarting the console, or some other operations.

Fixed bugs in V3.00

  • Solved a problem in which the console might have very rarely shut down and the message "_Kernel_sysdwn()" appeared.
  • Solved a problem in which the message "No Response from I/O DEVICE." or "No Response from External HA." appeared under the following conditions:
    - 16 or more R units and Dante-MY16-AUD were in the same Dante network.
    - 3 or more R units were each mounted on 4 consoles.
  • Solved a problem in which the HA control was restricted, when you had patched only one of the stereo input channels (ST IN L or ST IN R).
  • Solved a problem in which AG->DG LINK did not work correctly and the adjustment level returned to the previous gain on the CL/QL series that was not set to WITH RECALL, when you remotely controlled the HA device from multiple CL/QL series.
  • Solved a problem in which other parameters than THRESHOLD did not work correctly in the Dynamics 1/2, when you linked more channels by the channel link operation.
  • Solved a problem in which no audio signal would pass in the R series that were automatically mounted in the initial state, even if the patching with the Dante audio network was executed.
  • Solved a problem in which the operation of entering a title on the SCENE STORE pop-up window was possible only in a touch screen, when you assigned the function for storing a scene to GPI IN.
  • Solved a problem in which the unlatched operation was valid, even if the latch was selected, when you assigned the HELP function to the GPI IN. The GPI IN could not recall directly the Help for a specific controller in the screen.
  • Solved a problem in which the song did not disappear from the song file list when you deleted a song in the Recorder.

Known issue

  • If Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) is patched to the QL series device using Dante Controller, the patching may not be recalled correctly when the QL series device is restarted. Patch DVS again. In addition, when using a version of DVS for Windows that is older than v3.2.0, the patch after CH41 cannot be performed from QL series consoles.
  • StageMix cannot start recording when playable audio files are not found in the USB flash drive inserted into the console and the song list on the RECORDER screen is empty. In that case, perform recording only once from the console, for example, to prepare a playable audio file, then operate StageMix.

NOTICE

  • When setting up the latency in Dante Controller, and there is a discrepancy in latency with the transmit device or the receive device, the largest (slowest) latency setting becomes effective.
  • The following device labels are used for detecting a SUPPORTED DEVICE.
    Y###-**********
    # is a three-digit hexadecimal number containing the digits 0 - 9 and uppercase A - F (000 - FFF)
    *indicates any desired character (alphabetical uppercase or lowercase, numerals, or -(hyphen) may be used)
    Up to 31 characters including the 'Y' are supported.
    For the R-series, make sure that the ID indicated by Y###- is not duplicated by any other R-series unit.
  • In the QL firmware V1.08 or later, you can remotely control the internal HA of a QL series by using the Port to Port function, from additional QL series or CL series (firmware V2.03 or later) consoles, but be aware of the following restrictions:
    -In the case of QL5, you can remotely control the internal HA from external consoles only when Input 1-32 are patched to Dante Output 33-64 respectively, using the Port to Port functionality (default settings).
    Likewise, in case of QL1, it works only when Input 1-16 are patched to Dante Output 17-32 (the default patching needs to be changed).
    -If the HA channel is incorrectly patched from the QL console, through Dante, to the other console, the A.GAIN knob display of the corresponding channel will disappear. In that case, please check the patch settings including Port to Port.
  • Custom fader bank settings are not only included in user settings, but in scene data as well. The custom fader bank settings that are recalled vary depending on the logged-in user, the type of the loaded data, and the version. Please note the following points:
    - If you load console data of the ALL type as Administrator, the custom fader bank settings for the saved Administrator are recalled .If you load ALL data as Guest or another user, the custom fader bank settings for the saved current scene are called up.
    - If you load ALL data that was saved in CL V1.70 or earlier, since scenes do not include custom fader bank settings, the custom fader bank settings for the current scene when the load was performed are applied to all scenes. Therefore, before loading ALL data, we recommend that you either change users to set the custom fader bank to the desired setting, or that you enable Recall Safe for the custom fader bank.
  • You can use the Console File Converter V2.3.0 for the CL firmware V1.70 and also the QL firmware V1.01. However, you cannot convert the setting file of V3 to the other console.

former version information.

V1.07

New Features
  • Now supports the Help function.
    Please download from the Yamaha Pro Audio website to use Help files.
Improvements
  • When you initialize the unit, the initial setting of the WORD CLOCK is now changed to DANTE 48k in order to be synchronized to the same clock between devices in the system where multiple CL/QL units are used even with the initial settings.
  • When you initialize the unit including the Dante audio network setting or updated the firmware, the initial setting of "Preferred Master" is now changed to ON. This setting will not be affected by the console setting and restart, and can be changed on Dante Controller software when needed. With the initial setting, if you change the word clock setting to other than DANTE for a CL/QL unit, the console will preferentially become the clock master, which would prevent clock errors. If needed, you can manually select the clock master on Dante Controller by enabling "Preferred Master" on a single device (the others off), which is always powered on while the system is operational.
  • When you change to the output channels from the input channels in the bank select key, the SEND field of the SELECTED CHANNEL VIEW screen will change to the MATRIX tab from the MIX tab. Then, MIX tab is now displayed when you return to the input channel.
  • A pink frame is now shown around the SEND knob in the SELECTED CHANNEL VIEW screen that you can operate by using the [TOUCH AND TURN] knob in the conjunction to press the MIX/ MATRIX bus key in the SENDS ON FADER section.
  • In the Initialized state, the STEREO channel L/R are now assigned to the OUTPUT PATCH window of the I/O device #1.
  • Now supports Ro8-D SYNC, SYSTEM indicators.
Fixed Bugs
  • In the QL firmware V1.07, you can remotely control the internal HA of a QL series by using the Port to Port function, from additional QL series or CL series (firmware V2.03 or later) consoles, and the following bugs were solved:
    ・Solved a problem in which "With Recall" could not be enabled on external consoles, when QL's internal HA settings were recalled by the scene on the QL itself.
    ・Solved a problem in which the corresponding HA settings on the remote QL would not correctly recall, when you recalled an Input Channel Library.
  • Solved a problem in which the function of Rio’s HA REMOTE did not work correctly if you changed the DANTE PATCH from an external device when you turned OFF the MIXER SETUP of the USER LEVEL.
  • Solved a problem in which the DIRECT PLAY of RECODER allocated to the USER DEFINED key or the CH OPERATION in the USER LEVEL page was not set correctly, when you were logged in as a guest.
  • Solved a problem in which the changing link parameters in the link group might be applied in another group.
  • Solved a problem in which the set value of the gain was not pasted correctly, when you executed the paste operation where the Gain Compensation was changed from ON to OFF in the Global paste.
Known issues
  • If the Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) is patched to the QL series device using Dante Controller, the patching may not be recalled correctly when the QL series device is restarted. Patch DVS again. In addition, when using a version of DVS for Windows that is older than v3.2.0, the patch after CH41 cannot be performed from QL series consoles.
  • If the setup of REDUNDANT/DAISY CHAIN is changed while the Dante device is not connected with Dante PRIMARY/SECONDARY connectors, no audio signal will pass. Audio will once again pass after the Dante device is connected or after the power for the QL series device has been restarted.
NOTICE
  • When setting up the latency in Dante Controller, and there is a discrepancy in latency with the transmit device or the receive device, the largest (slowest) latency setting becomes effective.
  • The following device labels are used for detecting a SUPPORTED DEVICE.
    Y###-**********
    # is a three-digit hexadecimal number containing the digits 0 - 9 and uppercase A - F (000 - FFF)
    *indicates any desired character (alphabetical uppercase or lowercase, numerals, or -(hyphen) may be used)
    Up to 31 characters including the 'Y' are supported.
    For the R-series, make sure that the ID indicated by Y###- is not duplicated by any other R-series unit.
  • In the QL firmware V1.07, you can remotely control the internal HA of a QL series by using the Port to Port function, from additional QL series or CL series (firmware V2.03 or later) consoles, but be aware of the following restrictions:

    In the case of QL5, you can remotely control the internal HA from external consoles only when Input 1-32 are patched to Dante Output 33-64 respectively, using the Port to Port functionality (default settings).
    Likewise, in case of QL1, it works only when Input 1-16 are patched to Dante Output 17-32 (the default patching needs to be changed).
    - If the HA channel is incorrectly patched from the QL console, through Dante, to the other console, the A.GAIN knob display of the corresponding channel will disappear. In that case, please check the patch settings including Port to Port.

QL Firmware V1.02

Improvements

  • In the QL firmware V1.01, a message was displayed to restart after initialization. This is no longer required. However, in the case of initializing the Dante Setup, be sure to disconnect all Dante devices before initialization.

Fixed Bugs

  • Solved a problem in which the DANTE PATCH would not be reflected when you reconnected the "VIRTUAL" I/O device, which was previously set up but did not exist on the network for some time.
  • Solved a problem in which the IN indicator would not light in the INSERT field on the SELECTED CHANNEL VIEW screen.
  • Solved a problem in which the key-in meters for MIX OUT 13-16 would not work on the KEY IN SOURCE SELECT window of the dynamics.
  • Solved a problem in which the patching would not be reflected, if you loaded (or synchronized from QL Editor) a setting file in which an empty premium rack was mounted.

Known issues

  • If the Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) is patched to the QL series device using Dante Controller, the patching may not be recalled correctly when the QL series device is restarted. Patch DVS again. In addition, when using a version of DVS for Windows that is older than v3.2.0, the patch after CH41 cannot be performed from QL series consoles.
  • If the setup of REDUNDANT/DAISY CHAIN is changed while the Dante device is not connected with Dante PRIMARY/SECONDARY connectors, no audio signal will pass. Audio will once again pass after the Dante device is connected or after the power for the QL series device has been restarted.
  • In some specific network switching conditions, a QL series device may link at 100Mbps instead of the expected 1Gbps. This could be due to the self-checking function of some switches. Use the Device Status screen of Dante Controller to check the link speed of each device. If it shows up as 10 or 100, then disconnect the network cable for this device and re-connect it to correct the problem. To avoid the problem in most cases, first allow the network switches to fully boot up before turning the power on for the QL series devices.

NOTICE

  • When setting up the latency in Dante Controller, and there is a discrepancy in latency with the transmit device or the receive device, the largest (slowest) latency setting becomes effective.
  • The following device labels are used for detecting a SUPPORTED DEVICE.
    Y###-**********
    # is a three-digit hexadecimal number containing the digits 0 - 9 and uppercase A - F (000 - FFF)
    *indicates any desired character (alphabetical uppercase or lowercase, numerals, or -(hyphen) may be used)
    Up to 31 characters including the 'Y' are supported.
    For the R-series, make sure that the ID indicated by Y###- is not duplicated by any other R-series unit, even if it is a different size.
  • In the QL firmware V1.02, you can remotely control the internal HA of a QL series by using the Port to Port function, from additional QL series or CL series (firmware V2.0 or later) consoles, but be aware of the following restrictions:

    - In the case of QL5, you can remotely control the internal HA from external consoles only when Input 1-32 are patched to Dante Output 33-64 respectively, using the Port to Port functionality (default settings).
    Likewise, in case of QL1, it works only when Input 1-16 are patched to Dante Output 17-32 (the default patching needs to be changed).
    - If the HA channel is incorrectly patched from the QL console, through Dante, to the other console, the A.GAIN knob display of the corresponding channel will disappear when trying to operate it. In that case, please check the patch settings including Port to Port.
    - The QL's internal HA settings can only be recalled by the scene on the QL itself: “With Recall” for the QL cannot be enabled on external consoles.
    - If you recall an Input Channel Library, it will not correctly recall the corresponding HA settings on the remote QL.

QL Firmware V1.01

  • first release version (preinstalled version)

License agreement and software

QL5 Firmware V3.02 (Previous version)

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