The layout 1: The select [SEL] key, the layer [CH 1-24],
[CH25-48], [ST IN 1-4] and [FX RTN 1-4] keys and the [MIX
SEND] / [MIX MASTER] keys.
At ﬁ rst glance the PM5D looks radically different from any other mixer; either analog or digital... and it is. However
after a very short time operating the console it becomes familiar and the beneﬁ ts of all the extra features make the effort
There is not a "knob for every single function" so you must learn the three key presses to access the channel strip
The [SEL] keys assign the SELECTED CHANNEL
controllers to the selected channel. There are
[SEL] keys for all the input, stereo input, MIX,
MATRIX and master output channels
The fader layer (or fader bank) keys toggle the input mono
faders between CH 1-24 and CH 25-48 or the input stereo faders
between ST IN 1-4 and FX RTN 1-4.
With these three key types you can assign the surface controls to access any control you would ﬁ nd on an analog
console and plenty more features too.
In fact you don't even need the screen to mix; it's just for set up and to give extra visual feedback and access for extra
The [MIX SEND] and [MIX MASTER] keys toggle the mix
encoders between being like the vertical column of mix send
knobs above a channel and the horizontal row of mix master
faders in the center section of an analog console.
PM5D / PM5D-RH Quick Start Guide Part 1