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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual Keep This Manual For Future Reference.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Specifying the brightness of the touch screen, LEDs, channel name displays, and lamps ..........35 PRECAUTIONS........5 Setting the date and time of the internal clock ............35 Introduction ........7 Word clock connections and settings ....36 Making HA (Head Amp) analog gain settings ...37 Welcome! ............7...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    The above warning is located on the rear of the unit. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions. 10 Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience Keep these instructions. receptacles, and the point where they exit from Heed all warnings.
  • Page 4 This product contains a battery that contains perchlorate material. The wire which is coloured GREEN-and-YELLOW must be connected Perchlorate Material—special handling may apply, to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the letter E or by the safety earth symbol or colored GREEN or GREEN-and-YELLOW.
  • Page 5: Precautions

    Attempting to lift the device by yourself may damage your back, result in other injury, or cause damage to the device itself. • Do not expose the device to rain, use it near water or in damp or wet conditions, or place on it any containers (such as vases, bottles or glasses) containing Connections liquids which might spill into any openings.
  • Page 6 Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or heat (such as in direct sunlight, near a heater, or in a car during the day) to modifications to the device, or data that is lost or destroyed.
  • Page 7: Introduction

    You can read this Help file on the unit’s screen. Install the • CL StageMix file on the unit, then press the Help button on the display to view related sections. This software application enables you to control the unit remotely from an iPad/iPad 2 on a WiFi network.
  • Page 8: An Overview Of The Cl Series

    The Flex15GEQ allows the display lets you use the knobs to control the main you to adjust the gain for any 15 of the 31 bands. Since two parameters (gain, EQ, dynamics threshold, bus send levels, GEQ units can be mounted in one virtual rack, a total of up etc.) for a particular channel.
  • Page 9: About The Models

    STEREO or MIX buses onto a USB flash drive. It also enables you to play audio files that reside on a USB flash drive by assigning the files to input channels or monitor outputs. The MP3 format (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) is supported for recording.
  • Page 10: Controls And Functions

    Meter section (for CL5 only) ➔ page 15 NOTE This illustration shows the top panel of the CL5. The CL3 and CL1 do not feature a Meter section, but enable you to install an optional MBCL meter bridge. Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 11: Channel Strip Section

    L and R channels each time you press the [SEL] key. NOTE If you assign either the L or R channel, this key will simply select the channel. [CUE] key Selects the channel to be cue-monitored. If the cue is on, the key LED will light.
  • Page 12: Selected Channel Section

    This knob has no effect for other types of channels. NOTE • The PAD will be switched on or off internally when the HA analog gain is adjusted between +17 dB and +18 dB. Keep in mind that noise may be generated when using...
  • Page 13: Display Section

    Top panel Display section Centralogic section This is a touch screen that you can operate by touching the This section enables you to control up to eight channel surface of the screen. You can touch your finger to the modules that are selected from channel groups, DCA screen to select menus or set parameters.
  • Page 14: User Defined Knobs

    Controls and functions to the currently-selected MIX/MATRIX bus. If the USER DEFINED KNOBS graphic EQ is used, this key resets the gain to 0 dB. section Channel name display USER DEFINED knobs [A]–[D] Channel color indicator Control the parameters that have been Same as that in the Channel Strip section.
  • Page 15: Master Section

    L and R channels each time drive or power-off the CL unit. Doing so may damage your you press the [SEL] key. flash drive, or may damage the data in the CL unit or on your media device. [CUE] key Selects the channel to be cue-monitored.
  • Page 16: Front Panel

    Front Panel TALKBACK jack A balanced XLR-3-31 jack to which a talkback mic can be connected. You can make settings in the screen to supply +48V phantom power to this jack. This jack sends instructions from the mixer operator to the desired output channel.
  • Page 17 • Rapidly turning the unit on and off in succession can cause cable shield by conductive tape or comparable means. it to malfunction. After turning the unit off, wait for at least 6 seconds before turning it on again. SLOT 1–3 •...
  • Page 18: Touch Screen

    “▼” mark, a separate window will open, allowing you to make detailed settings. NOTE This makes it easy to select a range of buttons to be turned on or off together. Special key operations Typically, you will press a top panel key once, but in certain...
  • Page 19: List Windows

    Some popup windows show several buttons called “tool NOTE buttons” at the top of the window. You can use these tool • You can also scroll the list up or down by using the buttons to recall libraries or to perform copy and paste multifunction knob.
  • Page 20: Viewing The Touch Screen

    Press this button to switch to SENDS ON FADER mode, where you can use the faders of the top panel to adjust the MIX/MATRIX send level. During this time, the function access area of the touch screen will switch to a screen that enables you to select the send-destination MIX/MATRIX bus.
  • Page 21: Entering Names

    Main area The contents of the main area will change depending on On the CL series, you can assign a name to each input the function that is currently selected. Mixing operations channel, output channel, and DCA group, and assign a title will involve mainly the following two types of screens.
  • Page 22: Using The Tool Buttons

    ENTER button. NOTE • Press in the text entry box to move the input position. If you GEQ does not feature this button. To initialize GEQ, use select a region of characters entered in the box and then the FLAT button in the GEQ edit window.
  • Page 23: Using Libraries

    [Dynamics 1/2 popup window] This section explains basic operations for libraries. In the SELECTED CHANNEL VIEW screen or the Libraries allow you to store and recall settings for the OVERVIEW screen, press the appropriate field for EQ currently-selected channel (EQ/dynamics) or rack or Dynamics 1/2.
  • Page 24 Channel select button NOTE You cannot select a rack select tab of a rack in which no GEQ, effect, or Premium Rack is mounted. Press the LIBRARY tool button to open the corresponding library window.
  • Page 25 Depending on the data you selected for recall, it may NOTE not be possible to recall it into the currently-selected You can select only one channel or rack as the source for channel or rack. Each library has the following storing. If multiple channels are selected in the dynamics or EQ popup window, you will not be able to perform the restrictions.
  • Page 26: Initializing Settings

    NOTE • Even after you have stored the settings, you can edit the title of the settings by pressing the data title in the list to This section explains how to return the EQ/dynamics access the LIBRARY TITLE EDIT popup window.
  • Page 27: Comparing Two Settings

    Edit the settings The first set • Of the two types of GEQ, using the tool buttons in a rack in (The second set) which a Flex15GEQ is selected will cause the settings to Buffer memory be copied/pasted for rack A and B individually.
  • Page 28: Basic Operation Of The Cl Series

    DCA group that you want to control. Press the [INPUT] key to select from channel groups Controlling selected labeled at the left of the Bank Select keys, and press the [OUTPUT] key to select from channel groups labeled channels (SELECTED at the right of the Bank Select keys.
  • Page 29: Using The Top Panel (channel Strip Section)

    To release the channels or DCA groups that Custom fader bank settings were retained for the Centralogic section, Follow the procedure below to set up a custom fader bank for press the Bank Select key you operated in step control on the Channel Strip section.
  • Page 30 MIX/MATRIX bus. group, then select individual channels. To return to • You can also select a MIX/MATRIX bus by using the Bank the previous screen, press the CLOSE button. Select keys and the [SEL] keys in the Centralogic section.
  • Page 31: Connections

    Connections Connections About connections There are two ways to connect the CL unit to a Dante network. ■ Daisy chain network About network connections A daisy chain is a wiring scheme in which multiple devices are connected together in sequence. In this way, About Dante networking is simple and requires no network switches.
  • Page 32: Connecting To I/o Racks

    Dante-enabled devices (such as Dante-MY16-AUD) that 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 do not feature CL native support, or if you wish to set up complicated signal routings on a Dante network. More information is posted on the following website.
  • Page 33: Audio Input/output Connections

    Audio input/output connections Star network (redundant network) The rest of the procedure is the same as for daisy chain connections. Before making any connections, turn on the Press the RACK button in the display screen. power to the CL unit, press the SETUP button, press the DANTE SETUP button, and then Press the DANTE INPUT PATCH button.
  • Page 34: Installing An Option Card

    Caution Before connecting a separately sold mini-YGDAI I/O card to the CL unit, you must turn off the power switches for the CL and the PW800W power supply. Failure to observe this will cause malfunction or electric shock.
  • Page 35: Setup

    This section explains how to set the date and time of the connected to the rear panel LAMP connectors. clock built into the CL unit, and how to select a date and time display format. In the function access area, press the SETUP button to access the SETUP screen.
  • Page 36: Word Clock Connections And Settings

    In the function access area, press the SETUP The clock data of the digital audio signal supplied via a button. digital I/O card in one of the slots 1–3 can be selected in two-channel units. To close the WORD CLOCK/SLOT SETUP popup window, press the X symbol located in the upper right.
  • Page 37: Making Ha (head Amp) Analog Gain Settings

    This section explains how to adjust the analog gain of the make head amp settings for up to eight channels. This HA (Head Amp) for each input channel to which a mic or method is convenient when you want to adjust the same instrument is connected.
  • Page 38: Sending An Input Channel Signal To The Stereo Bus

    Verify that in the top panel, the [ON] key of the corresponding input channel is turned on. If the [ON] key is off (the LED is dark), press the key to turn it on (the LED will light). In the STEREO/MONO MASTER section, make...
  • Page 39 OVERVIEW screen to adjust the level and pan/balance of multifunction knobs of the Centralogic the signals sent to the STEREO bus for up to eight channels section. at a time. When you rotate a multifunction knob, the knob in...
  • Page 40: Quick Guide

    Set CONSOLE ID to #1, and SECONDARY NOTE PORT to DAISY CHAIN. If you plan to use one I/O rack, set its ID number to “1.” If you plan to use multiple devices, you must assign a unique ID number to each device.
  • Page 41: Setting The Input Channels

    In the PORT SELECT screen, select the output channels you want to output to the rack. NOTE The phantom power master switch on the I/O rack must be turned on first. Adjusting the analog gain Press the [SEL] key for the channel that you want to control in the Channel Strip section or Centralogic section.
  • Page 42: Applying Eq/dynamics

    Edit the DYNAMICS 2 parameters in the same way. Setting the output channels Use the [OUTPUT] key of the Centralogic Edit the EQ type and filter type in the HPF / section, then Bank Select keys to select the EQ popup window. desired output channel bank.
  • Page 43: Applying Effects

    NOTE to apply the effect. The graphic EQ in the GEQ rack can be used only for the output channels. If you wish to use GEQ for the input channels, mount the graphic EQ on the EFFECT RACK.
  • Page 44 [SEL] key for the effect channel that you want to use. Use the faders of the Channel Strip section to Press the rack icon in the middle to open the control effect sends. PREMIUM RACK popup window.
  • Page 45: Changing The Patch Settings

    Setting up INSERT or DIRECT OUT Press the [SEL] key of the channel to which Select the bank that contains the channel for you want to apply the processor.
  • Page 46: Grouping And Linking

    [SEL] key for the other channel. NOTE You can also set or release a channel link in the display. Setting a DCA or MUTE group Press the [SEL] key of the channel that you want to control.
  • Page 47: Setting A Custom Fader Bank

    Press the CUSTOM FADER tab near the bottom of the screen. In the CUSTOM FADER BANK / MASTER In the ASSIGN area, select a bus to which you FADER screen, press the button for the want to send the talkback signal.
  • Page 48: Routing The Oscillator To An Output Channel

    Use the [INC]/[DEC] keys in the SCENE screen. MEMORY section to select the store-destination scene number. Press the [STORE] key. Enter the scene name and comments in the SCENE STORE screen. Press the [STORE] key. Press the setting button in the OSCILLATOR field.
  • Page 49: Recording And Playing Audio Using A Usb Flash Drive

    Recording and playing audio using a USB flash drive Recording and playing audio Playing audio files from a USB flash drive using a USB flash drive Connect a USB flash drive that contains audio files to the CL unit. Recording audio to a USB flash drive Press the RECORDER button in the display screen.
  • Page 50: Saving And Loading The Unit Settings

    To select the file that you want to load, press Connect a USB flash drive to the USB the name of the desired file in the file list, or connector of the CL unit. rotate a multifunction knob on the panel.
  • Page 51: Other Functions

    Initializing the unit to different menu instead of pressing the EXIT button. factory default settings If an error occurs in the CL’s internal memory, or if you Restoring the current scene forget the password and cannot operate the unit, you can...
  • Page 52: Adjusting The Faders (calibration Function)

    The specified INPUT faders, Centralogic faders, STEREO/MONO faders will be semi-automatically calibrated. This window will also appear if a problem is detected in the fader settings while the CL is starting Press a [SEL] key to specify the faders that you want to calibrate.
  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    ❍ Is the power cable connected to a proper AC outlet? ❍ Is the word clock set correctly? ❍ Is the power cable plug inserted all the way — has it ❍ Is the GAIN of the internal head amp, external head...
  • Page 54 ❍ Could that channel or parameter be set to Recall Safe? TFT-LCDs and not a malfunction. ❍ Could Focus be set in such a way that the channels or parameters will not be updated? ❍ Could user level restrictions have been specified?
  • Page 55: Specifications

    Conforms to Environments: E1, E2, E3 and E4 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.
  • Page 56: Input/output Characteristics

    +4dBu (1.23V) (Balanced) *1. Sensitivity is the lowest level that will produce an output of +4dBu (1.23V) or the nominal output level when the unit is set to maximum gain. (all faders and level controls are maximum position.) *2. XLR-3-31 type connectors are balanced. (1= GND, 2= HOT, 3= COLD) *3.
  • Page 57: Pin Assignment

    Pin Assignment Pin Assignment DC POWER INPUT Signal Name Signal Name Signal Name Signal Name +24V GPO1 GPO2 +24V GPO3 GPO4 +24V GPO5 +24V +24V +24V GPI1 GPI2 +24V CAUTION(+) GPI3 GPI4 +24V CAUTION(–) GPI5 +24V DETECT A DETECT B...
  • Page 58: Dimensions

    Dimensions Dimensions 1053 Unit: mm Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 59: Index

    Oscillator ........48...
  • Page 61: Block Diagram

  • Page 62 (MAX:1000ms) OMNI IN 3/4 +MONO(C) OMNI IN 5/6 An output port delay becomes invalid by CUE INTERRUPTION OMNI IN 7/8 assigning a monitor out to the output port. DEFINE PLAYBACK OUT TALKBACK ON MONITOR MONITOR STEREO OUT L,R MONITOR DIMM ON...
  • Page 63: Level Diagram

    (75mW@8 ) Max. Input [-40dBu] Max. Input [-42dBu] OMNI OUT1-8 [Default setting] Nominal Input [-60dBu] Nominal Input [-62dBu] -100 OMNI IN 1-8 (GAIN MIN.) -110 OMNI IN 1-8 (GAIN MAX.) -120 TALKBACK (GAIN MIN.) TALKBACK (GAIN MAX.) -100 -130 -100...
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