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If it should appear to be malfunctioning, discontinue use immediately and have it inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. CAUTION Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage to the device or other property.
Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the device, or data that is lost or destroyed. Do not turn the [POWER] switch on and off repeatedly and rapidly. Be sure to wait six seconds or more between turning the power to the unit off and then on.
Foreword Foreword Thank you for choosing a Yamaha DME64N/24N Digital Mixing Engine. Using the supplied DME Designer software, the DME64N and DME24N can be easily configured to handle a wide range of audio processing applications – institutional audio installations, sub-mixing, speaker system control, matrix and routing, multi-effect processing, and much more.
Accessories (Please make sure the following items are included in the package.) Foreword Thank you for choosing a Yamaha DME64N/24N Digital Mixing Engine. In order to take full advantage of the features and performance provided by the DME64N/24N, we urge you to read this owner’s manual thoroughly before connecting or using the unit.
Introduction to the DME64N/24N Differences between DME64N/24N The DME64N has four I/O card slots, while the DME24N has one I/O card slot and eight channels of built- in analog audio I/O. A single I/O card can handle up to 16 channels of audio I/O, so the DME64N can handle a maximum of 64 audio I/O channels.
Glossary for the DME64N/24N Scene A combination of all configuration and preset parameters is called a “scene.” Scenes can be recalled from an ICP1, GPI device, other external controllers, DME64N/DME24N, or com- puter. Up to 999 scenes can be stored for each device group. Scene structure Scene Scene 1...
Signal Types DME64N/24N audio system signals can be broadly categorized as follows. 1 Audio The DME64N/24N will be required to send and receive audio signals to and from other DME series units as well as other audio equipment. Audio signal transmission and reception will occur primarily via the [INPUT] and [OUTPUT] connectors on the DME24N.
System Examples System Examples Large systems using CobraNet Space A Computer ICP1 Network Switch DME64N SCENE SCENE HOME HOME UTILITY UTILITY LEVEL LEVEL MUTE MUTE CANCEL CANCEL ENTER ENTER MY16-CII x 4 Network Switch Ethernet CobraNet Ethernet Network Switch CobraNet Network Switch DME64N/DME24N Owner’s Manual Space B DME24N...
About DME Designer About DME Designer DME Designer software enables you to integrate, configure, and control the DME series system from a con- nected computer. You can build the DME series audio system using graphic blocks in DME Designer that are displayed on the computer monitor.
Front Panel The Controls and Connectors Front Panel DME64N DME24N 1 [USB] Connector A computer can be connected here when it is necessary to program or control the device. When a USB connection is to be used, the USB-MIDI driver must be installed on the computer.
5 [MIDI] Indicator Lights while data communication is occurring via the [MIDI] connector. Received data causes the indicator to light green, while transmitted data causes the indicator to light orange. The indicator will light green when reception and transmission occur simultaneously. If a problem occurs the indicator will light red.
Rear Panel Rear Panel DME64N DME24N 1 [AC IN] Connector This is the device’s three-pronged AC power connector. Connect to the AC mains using the supplied AC power cord. See “Setup” on page 18 for details. NOTE Use the supplied AC cord clamp to prevent accidental disconnection of the AC power.
Yamaha AD824 or AD8HR remote head amplifier or an RS-232C/RS-422 compatible controller such as those from AMX or Crestron. You can also connect a Yamaha PM5D or DM2000 and control the internal head amps of DME24N. Refer to page 28 for connection details.
Use only the AC power cord supplied with the DME64N/24N. If the supplied cord is lost or damaged and needs to be replaced, contact your Yamaha dealer. The use of an inappropriate replacement CAUTION...
Connect devices. • Network connection Ethernet connection (page 23) USB connection (page 22) • Analog connection (page 26) • External device connection Remote connection (page 28) MIDI connection(page 30) CASCADE connection(page 31) WORD CLOCK connection(page 32) GPI connection (page 33) Turn power to the computer, DME64N/24N, and related devices on.
KK, KL, KM, KN, KO, KP, KX, KY are the third and fourth digits of the serial number. A fee is charged for the hardware upgrade. For details, contact Yamaha customer support using the contact information located at the end of the “DME64N/24N Owner’s Manual.”...
I/O Card Installation Procedure Make sure that the DME64N/24N power is OFF. If the power is on, turn it off. Loosen the two card slot screws and remove the slot cover, as shown in the diagram. NOTE The slot cover and screws will need to be re-attached if the I/O card is later removed from the slot, so keep them in a safe place.
USB Connection Connecting to a Computer USB Connection NOTE the “DME Setup Manual” (PDF file) • Refer to • Make sure that the USB-MIDI Driver’s THRU setting is “OFF.” USB connections can be used in the following two ways: (1) Control the DME64N/24N from DME Designer. (2) Connect to any individual DME64N/24N and control that DME64N/24N unit by transmitting MIDI com- mands from a MIDI sequencer or similar software.
Ethernet Connection ([NETWORK] Connector) To control the DME64N/24N from the computer via Ethernet, use an Ethernet cable to connect the [NET- WORK] connector on the rear panel of the DME64N/24N to the computer, then install DME-N Network Driv- NOTE the “DME Setup Manual” (PDF file) •...
Use a STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) cable to prevent electromagnetic interference. • If you are using multiple DME series units, set Link Mode on each unit to the same setting. Yamaha recommends that you select 100Base-TX for the Link Mode setting.
Connecting multiple device groups Device Group 1 Group Master SIGNAL SIGNAL DME Satellite (IP address: 192.168.0.2) Ethernet Cable Network Switch Ethernet Cable Ethernet Cable SCENE SCENE HOME HOME UTILITY UTILITY LEVEL LEVEL MUTE MUTE CANCEL CANCEL DME64N/24N (IP address: 192.168.0.100) (Master ID: 2) INPUT PEAK...
Euroblock Connection Please be sure to use the supplied Euroblock plugs. If you lose them, contact your nearest Yamaha dealer. • To prepare the cable for attachment to a Euroblock connector, strip the wire as shown in the illustration, and use stranded wire to make connections. With a Euroblock connection, the stranded wire may be prone to breakage because of metal fatigue due to the weight of the cable or due to vibration.
Securely tighten terminal screws. Pull the cables (not too strongly) to confirm that they are securely connected. Plug the Euroblock plug into the panel connector. I/O Slots The DME64N has four I/O card slots, and the DME24N has one I/O card slot. The number of audio input channels available on the DME64N/24N can be increased by plugging the appropriate mini-YGDAI I/O card(s) into the available card slot(s).
Connecting to an External Device Remote Connection ([REMOTE] Connector) The [REMOTE] connector of the DME64N/24N can be connected to remotely-controllable Yamaha AD8HR or AD824 head amplifiers (pre-amps), digital mixers, or RS-232C compatible controllers (such as those from AMX or Crestron). The [REMOTE] connector also transmits and receives MIDI messages.
Doing so can damage the unit. NOTE Refer to “DME Remote Control Protocol Specifications” on the Yamaha web site for more information on communication protocols used to control the DME64N/24N from an external device (such as those from AMX or Crestron).
• The port used for remote control is specified from DME Designer. For details on making this setting, refer to the “DME Designer Owner’s Manual.” • Refer to “DME Remote Control Protocol Specifications” on the Yamaha web site for more information on communication protocols used to control the DME64N/24N from an external device (such as those from AMX or Crestron).
Satellite is version 3.07 or higher, you can set the parameter to any number. For information on the PM5D DME CONTROL function refer to the PM5D/PM5D-RH Owner’s Manual or to the “Cascade Setup Guide” available at the Yamaha website. http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/...
WORD CLOCK Connection ([WORD CLOCK] Connectors) WORD CLOCK Connection ([WORD CLOCK] Connectors) Word clock signals are transferred to and from external devices via the [WORD CLOCK IN] and [WORD CLOCK OUT] connectors. The [WORD CLOCK OUT] connector can be used to supply the DME64N/24N word clock to external equipment.
GPI Connection ([GPI] Connectors) GPI (General Purpose Interface) device (GPI controller, etc.) can be connected to the rear-panel [GPI] connectors. Using GPI a variety of control signals can be transferred between the DME64N/24N and external controllers or other devices. The optional CP4SW, CP4SF, and CP1SF control panels are also connected via GPI.
Basic Operation Panel Operation and Displays Basic Operation By pressing the panel buttons it is possible to select the DME64N/24N Main display, Utility display, and Parameter Edit displays that allow individual settings to be edited and changed. refer to the pages listed below for more detailed information about each display.
Main Display The Main display will appear in a few seconds after the power is turned on. The Main display shows information about the current scene. NOTE Nothing will appear on the display if no scene data is stored in the DME64N/24N scene memory (this is the case when the unit is initially shipped, for example).
Parameter Edit Displays Panel Lock The panel controls can be “locked” to prevent accidental mis-operation. To activate the panel lock function simultaneously press and hold the [HOME] and [ENTER] buttons for longer than 2 seconds. The panel lock icon will appear on the Main display when the panel is locked.
Some Parameter Edit displays have just one numeric parameter, while other may have two or more. Parameter Edit Display with One Numeric Parameter Numeric values can be changed by rotating the dial. Dial rotation produces an immediate, corresponding change in the selected value.
Parameter Edit Displays List Parameters List parameters allow you to make one selection from a list of possibilities. Rotate the dial to scroll up or down the list. In some cases the centermost item on the display will be always highlighted as the list is scrolled, and in others the same item will remain highlight as the list is scrolled up or down.
Mute Switching Turns the DME64N/24N output mute function ON or OFF. Press the [MUTE] button. The Mute Parameter Edit display will appear. Select Mute ON or OFF. The mute function is turned on or off as described in “ON/OFF Parameters” on page 38. NOTE To access this function from the ICP1 control panel, hold the [F6] button for longer than 2 seconds.
Parameter Edit Displays NOTE Scenes can also be changed from a computer or GPI/ MIDI controller connected to the device. The DME Designer application is used to make scene changes from a computer. If a GPI/MIDI controller is to be used for changes it must be initially set up for scene change control by using the DME Designer.
Select the desired monitor point from the list. The audio signal from the selected monitoring point will be output via the PHONES jack and the [MONITOR] indicator lights up. NOTE Press the [CANCEL] button to move back to the previous edit display.
Begin with the power turned off. Turn the power on while holding the [SCENE] and [ENTER] buttons, and continue to hold those buttons until the Yamaha logo appears. The initialization screen will appear, allowing you to choose one of the following three options.
Utility Displays Most basic DME64N/24N functions can be accessed via the Utility Display. Items accessible via the Utility display Page Item Info Current status and settings for the devices basic parameters. Label Name display. Version The device’s current version number. Date Current status and setup for the internal calendar/clock.
Utility Displays Page Item Slot Displays info about an I/O card installed in a DME64N/24N I/O slot. Card name Displays the name of the installed card. (no title) Resets the installed card. Format Displays the audio format – 88.2 or 96 kHz. GPI connector calibration and status display.
Utility Display Operation The general procedure for operating the Utility displays is outlined below. Press the [UTILITY] button for longer than 2 seconds from the Main display to go to the Utility display. Press the [UTILITY] button as many times as necessary until the desired parameter page appears.
Utility Displays Network Settings (Net) Page Shows the Ethernet network address and other parameters. 1 Master/Slave Indicates whether or not the device is functioning as the device group master: “Master” or “Slave.” Master: the device is the device group master. Slave: the device is a device group slave.
If the password become unrecoverable for some reason and you need to unlock the system, please contact your Yamaha representative. 2 Panel Lock Boot Determines whether or not panel lock will be on when power to the device is turned on. This parameter can be set to “Unlock”...
Utility Displays Miscellaneous Setup (Misc) Page This page includes parameters not available in any other page. 1 Scene Store Determines whether or not scene store operations are allowed. This parameter can be set to “Enable” or “Disable.” Enable: Scene store operations are allowed. Disable: Scene store operations are prohibited.
Doing so can damage the unit. 4 COM Displays/sets the type of connection to be used for DME protocol communication. This is a Yamaha maintenance function. Normally, set this to “OFF”. MIDI Setup (MIDI) Page NOTE This page will not appear on the ICP1 display.
Utility Displays 2 Protocol (MIDI Protocol Setup) Displays/sets the protocol to be used for communication with devices connected via MIDI. The available settings are: MIDI, DAW(Type1), and DAW(Type2). MIDI: Use this setting when any MIDI device other than a general-purpose ProTools controller (HUI protocol) or general-purpose Logic or Cubase controller (Mackie control protocol) is to be connected.
5 SLOT1~4 Shows the status of the word clock signal input via I/O cards installed in the I/O slots. The Status Icons A word clock signal is present, and this signal can be selected as the DME64N/24N word clock. No word clock signal (cannot be selected as the master clock).
Utility Displays Head Amplifier Setup (HA) Page Provides access to the head amplifier settings. Refer to “REMOTE Connection” on page 28 for head amplifier control signal connection. NOTE This page will not appear on the ICP1 display. NOTE Some scenes include head amplifier settings. In such cases, the HA page settings will be saved along with the scene when it is stored.
NOTE The gain of the DME24N internal head amplifiers can be adjusted from +10 dB to –60 dB in 1-dB increments. The internal circuitry switches at about the –45-dB point, and the signal is automatically muted at that point to prevent noise.
Utility Displays NOTE Make sure that the Mixer I/O setting is the same for all cascaded DME64N/24N units. Check Page Even in an environment with no computer, you can check the connections without using DME Designer by directly connecting the DME64N/24N input/output. The meter does not operate during a connection check.
References Options The ICP1, CP4SW, CP1SF, and CP4SF controllers are available as options for remote external control of the DME series. The ICP1 connects via Ethernet, while the CP4SW, CP1SF, and CP4SF connect via the GPI interface. For more information on installing your Control Panel and connecting it to a DME series unit, refer to the owner’s manual that came with the Control Panel.
This does not affect the operation of the unit. However, if you continue using the unit, the settings may be lost and reset to the default values. Contact a Yamaha dealer for battery replacement at your earliest convenience. If you turn off the power to the unit, the current settings will be lost and reset to the default values.
This could be due to a hardware malfunction. Refer this problem to a contact a Yamaha dealer. Set an appropriate network IP address. Check the devices connected to the network. If there are too many devices connected, reduce the number of devices.
Error Messages Message Synchronizing Data is being received from the computer. Do NOT turn Do not turn off power off while the unit displays this message. Updating Data is being received from the computer. Do NOT turn Do not turn off power off while the unit displays this message.
LCD won’t light. • Is the POWER switch turned on? • If neither of the above is the problem, contact your Yamaha service center or representative. Cannot exchange data between the • Are the network cables connected correctly? DME64N/24N and the DME Designer.
Specifications Specifications Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
Connector Pin Assign [CASCADE IN/OUT] Connectors (DME64N only) CASCADE IN Signal INPUT 1-2 (+) INPUT 3-4 (+) INPUT 5-6 (+) INPUT 7-8 (+) INPUT 9-10 (+) INPUT 11-12 (+) INPUT 13-14 (+) INPUT 15-16 (+) DTR IN (+) RTS OUT (+) WORD CLOCK IN WORD CLOCK OUT CONTROL IN (+)
MIDI Data Format MIDI Data Format 1. DME64N/24N MIDI Functions 1.1 Scene Change Scene recall occurs according to the “MIDI Program Change Table” assignments when appropriate MIDI Bank Select MSB/LSB and Program Change messages are received by the DME64N/24N. Corresponding MIDI Bank Select MSB/LSB and Program Change messages are also transmitted by the DME64N/24N when a scene recall operation is carried out via the panel controls, as specified by the “MIDI Program Change Table”...
3. MIDI Setup Specifies basic MIDI operation. 3.1 Host Select Selects the input/output port to be used for MIDI communication. 3.2 DAW Controller Specifies the DAW controller type when a DAW control surface is to be used to control the DME64N/24N. When Type 1/2 is selected, Host Select is automatically set to MIDI.
MIDI Data Format 4.1 Program Change (Cnh) Receive When the “Program Change Rx Switch” is on, Program Change messages are received on the MIDI channel specified by the “MIDI Rx Channel” parameter. If the “Program Change Omni Switch” is also on, however, Program Change messages will be received on all MIDI channels regardless of the “MIDI Rx Channel”...
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 d a t a = 1 F h d a t a 1 = 7 F h System Exclusive Message Manufacturer's ID No.(YAMAHA) Rx/Tx Channel (0-15) Digital Mixer Device Code (DME) Parameter Address High...
MIDI Data Format YAMAHA [Digital Mixing Engine] Model DME64N/24N MIDI Implementation Chart MIDI Data Format Function... Basic Default Channel Changed Default Messages Mode Altered Note Number : True voice Velocity Note ON Note OFF After Key’s Touch Ch’s Pitch Bend...
A type of connector used for high-frequency connections using thin-core coaxial cable. An internal spring ensures a solid connection. A means of connecting Yamaha digital audio equipment to allow transfer of audio, control, and word clock signals. Yamaha cascade connections employ half-pitch 68-pin D-Sub connectors.
Glossary Terms RS-232C RS-422 Sampling Frequency Scene STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) Cable Network Switch USB (Universal Serial Bus) UTP (Unshielded Twisted pair) Cable Word Clock DME64N/DME24N Owner’s Manual Explanations A serial communication protocol that allows data transfer over distances of up to 15 meters. RS232C interfaces usually employ 9-pin D-sub connectors.
troubleshooting ... 59 Unit No ... 53 USB (Universal Serial Bus) (Glossary) ... 72 USB Connection ... 22 [USB] Connector ... 14 USB-MIDI Driver ... 22 User Defined button ... 9 User Defined Button (Edit) ... 38 User Defined Button Names ... 35 User Defined buttons (User Defined parameters) ...
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