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Yamaha 03D (1997) Digital Mixer ADAT optional
« on: April 01, 2015, 08:36:46 AM »
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Yamaha brought the price of an automated digital mixer crashing to below £2000 with the release of the ProMix 01. They then followed up with the fully-featured 02R, but at over £7000, it wasn't cheap. Now there's the 03D, which seeks to combine the features of the 02R with the amazing value of the 01. HUGH ROBJOHNS checks out the 03D's zeroes and ones...

 

Yamaha appear to be well into their stride now, with their range of low and mid-priced digital desks. The original ProMix 01, launched at the end of 1994, offered all the advantages of digital mixing, assignable control and total automation, and stunned the audio industry with its affordability (see the review in SOS January 1995). The 02R built on the technology and introduced true digital interconnectivity, making it a popular choice for those in professional and home studios, post-pro and video editing suites (check out the SOS review in the January '96 issue). The latest addition to the family line is the sequentially numbered 03D, although this designation belies its true position in the hierarchy, as this desk actually fits in between the ProMix 01 and the 02R in terms of its functionality and pricing [I suppose 01.5D just didn't cut it, though -- Assistant Ed].

If you felt the 02R was impressive and desirable, but a little bit too big and expensive, the 03D could well be the perfect solution to your needs. It's compact, versatile, highly specified, and easy to use, with flexible interfacing -- in fact, it's all the things which have become associated with Yamaha products.

The 03D has been superbly targeted to fill the gap between the ProMix 01 and the all-conquering 02R. The 03D seems to be a natural evolution from its predecessor, incorporating many of its operational practices and concepts, as well as some of the hardware, such as the use of plug-in YGDAI (Yamaha General Digital Audio Interface) cards with customised digital interfaces, although some of the more budget-conscious aspects of the ProMix 01 have also been incorporated, such as the short faders.


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Re: Yamaha 03D (1997) Digital Mixer ADAT optional
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