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  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Explanation of Graphical Symbols The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert CA UT IO N the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
  • Page 3 • This applies only to products distributed by Yamaha-Kemble Music (U.K.) Ltd. (3 wires) • This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (Perchlorate) NEDERLAND / THE NETHERLANDS • Dit apparaat bevat een lithium batterij voor geheugen back-up.
  • Page 4 Yamaha service personnel. 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.
  • Page 5 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. Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the device, or data that is lost or destroyed.
  • Page 6 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.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Foreword WORD CLOCK Connection ([WORD CLOCK] Connectors) ......32 Accessories (Please make sure the following items GPI Connection ([GPI] Connectors) .
  • Page 8: Foreword

    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.
  • Page 9: Introduction To The Dme64N/24N

    Differences between DME64N/24N 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.
  • Page 10 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 comput- Up to 999 scenes can be stored for each device group. Scene structure Preset Scene...
  • Page 11: Signal Types

    Signal Types 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.
  • Page 12: System Examples

    System Examples System Examples Large systems using CobraNet Space A Space B Computer ICP1 DME24N Analog Out EXT. CLOCK NETWORK 96kHz PEAK 88.2kHz MASTER SIGNAL 48kHz 44.1kHz PEAK SCENE NUMBER SIGNAL Analog In MY16-CII DME24N EXT. CLOCK NETWORK Analog Out PEAK 96kHz 88.2kHz...
  • Page 13: About Dme Designer

    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.
  • Page 14: The Controls And Connectors

  • Page 15: Level] Button

    Front Panel 5 [MIDI] Indicator $ [LEVEL] Button Lights while data communication is occurring via the Calls the output level setup display (page 39). [MIDI] connector. Received data causes the indicator to The indicator will light green. light green, while transmitted data causes the indicator to % [MUTE] Button light orange.
  • Page 16: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel Rear Panel DME64N DME24N 1 [AC IN] Connector N OTE This is the device’s three-pronged AC power connector. Make sure that the device is securely grounded to a single ground Connect to the AC mains using the supplied AC power point (e.g.
  • Page 17 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.
  • Page 18: Setup

    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 can pose a fire and shock hazard!
  • Page 19 Setup Procedure Install the DME Designer software and necessary drivers on the computer to be used for device group control. See the “DME Setup Manual” (PDF file) for details. Connect devices. • Network connection Ethernet connection (page 23) USB connection (page 22) •...
  • Page 20: I/O Card Installation

    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.”...
  • Page 21: I/O Card Installation Procedure

    I/O Card Installation 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. N OT E 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.
  • Page 22: Connecting To A Computer

    USB Connection Connecting to a Computer USB Connection N OT E the “DME Setup Manual” (PDF file) • Refer to for details on installing USB-MIDI Driver and DME Designer. • 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.
  • Page 23: Ethernet Connection ([Network] Connector)

    Ethernet Connection ([NETWORK] Connector) 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 Driver.
  • Page 24 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.
  • Page 26: Audio I/O Connection

    Audio I/O Connection Analog Audio Connection ([IN] and [OUT] Connectors) (DME24N only) The DME24N includes [IN] and [OUT] connectors for 8 channels of analog audio input and output. Wire the supplied Euroblock plugs as shown below. Head amplifier gain and phantom power settings can be made via the Utility display HA page described on page 54 of this manual, or via the DME Designer application.
  • Page 27: I/O Slots

    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).
  • Page 28: Connecting To An External Device

    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.
  • Page 29: Controlling A Dme24N's Internal Head Amps From A Digital Mixer

    Doing so can damage the unit. N OT E 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).
  • Page 30: Midi Connection ([Midi] Connectors)

    MIDI Connection ([MIDI] Connectors) MIDI Connection ([MIDI] Connectors) In this case connection is made to the rear-panel [MIDI] connectors. MIDI commands are sent to the DME64N/24N from a MIDI device. N OT E Refer to “MIDI Page” on page 51 for MIDI setup details. N OT E The DME Designer can be used to set up the system so that scene recall operations and user parameter control can be carried out from connected MIDI devices.
  • Page 31: Cascade Connection ([Cascade] Connectors) (Dme64N Only)

    Cascade Connection ([Cascade] Connectors) (DME64N only) Cascade Connection ([Cascade] Connectors) (DME64N only) The rear-panel [CASCADE] connector can be connected to the [CASCADE] connector on another DME64N/24N or other compatible device via a dedicated cascade cable for bidirectional transfer of control, audio, and word clock signals.
  • Page 32: Word Clock Connection

    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.
  • Page 33: Gpi Connection ([Gpi] Connectors)

    GPI Connection ([GPI] Connectors) 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.
  • Page 34: Panel Operation And Displays

    Basic Operation Panel Operation and Displays Basic Operation By pressing the panel keys 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.
  • Page 35: Main Display

    Main Display Main Display (Roman) characters can be displayed in a button name. When “two-byte” characters are to be used for languages The Main display will appear in a few seconds after the such as Japanese, the total number of displayable characters power is turned on.
  • Page 36: Parameter Edit Displays

    Parameter Edit Displays Parameter Edit Displays Panel Lock Parameter Edit displays will appear when the [SCENE], The panel controls can be “locked” to prevent [MUTE], [MONITOR] or other key is pressed to allow accidental mis-operation. scene changes, level adjustment, and other settings to be To activate the panel lock function simultaneously press edited as required.
  • Page 37 Parameter Edit Displays Some Parameter Edit displays have just one numeric Rotate the dial to edit the value as required. parameter, while other may have two or more. Parameter Edit Display with One Numeric Parameter Numeric values can be changed by rotating the dial.
  • Page 38: Editing User Defined Button

    Parameter Edit Displays List Parameters ON/OFF Parameters List parameters allow you to make one selection from a list Parameters that are either ON or OFF are edited via this of possibilities. type of display (e.g., Mute Parameter Edit display in “Mute Switching”...
  • Page 39: Mute Switching

    Parameter Edit Displays Mute Switching Scene Recall Turns the DME64N/24N output mute function ON or This procedure recalls a new scene (refer to page 10). OFF. N OTE The same procedure is used for scene recall from an ICP1 control panel. Press the [MUTE] key.
  • Page 40: Scene Store

    Parameter Edit Displays Monitoring NOT E If head amplifier parameters are included in the recalled scene The monitor functions allow you to monitor the audio data, the head amplifier settings will be changed accordingly. signal at the inputs or outputs of I/O slots, points between components, and other critical monitoring points.
  • Page 41: Spectrum Display

    Spectrum Display Select the desired monitor point from the list. Spectrum Display The audio signal from the selected monitoring point will The monitor functions also provide spectrum analyzer type be output via the PHONES jack and the [MONITOR] indicator lights up. level display of the signal at the selected monitor point.
  • Page 42: Level Meter Display

    Level Meter Display 4 L/R Select Level Meter Display Indicates when the spectrum display is for the left or right Individually displays the input/output level for each channel. The same spectrum display will be shown for the channel. L and R channels of all monitor points other than user- defined points specified via the DME Designer N OTE application.
  • Page 43: Initializing The Dme64N/Dme24N

    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.
  • Page 44: Utility Displays

    Utility Displays Utility Displays Most basic DME64N/24N functions can be accessed via the Utility Display. Items accessible via the Utility display Page Item Description Manual Page Info Current status and settings for the devices basic parameters. Page 46 Label Name display. Version The device’s current version number.
  • Page 45 Utility Displays Page Item Description Manual Page CASCAD Displays current status for the [CASCADE] connectors. Page 55 (DME64N Head Margin Displays current status for the head margin of the audio signal handled via the [CASCADE] connectors. only) Unit No. Displays how many devices the unit is from the beginning of the cascade chain. Mixer I/O Displays current status for the channels to be used for audio signals cascaded to a mixer.
  • Page 46: Utility Display Operation

    Utility Displays 3 Date Utility Display Operation Shows the currently set date and time. The internal clock and calendar can be set here. The general procedure for operating the Utility displays is Edit using the “Numeric Parameters” editing procedure outlined below. described on page 36.
  • Page 47: Network Settings (Net) Page

    Utility Displays 3 Master ID Network Settings (Net) Page Displays and sets the device group master host address. Shows the Ethernet network address and other parameters. N OTE This is not displayed on the device group master device. 4 Link Mode Shows the status of the [NETWORK] connector.
  • Page 48: Security Setup (Lock) Page

    If you forget your password contact the system administrator. If the password become unrecoverable for some reason and you 3 Meter Fall Time need to unlock the system, please contact your Yamaha Determines the fall time of the level meters – “Fast” or representative.
  • Page 49: Miscellaneous Setup (Misc) Page

    Utility Displays 3 Event Scheduler Miscellaneous Setup (Misc) Page Determines whether an event schedule setup in the DME Designer will be executed or not, and displays the current This page includes parameters not available in any other status. This parameter can be set to “ON” or “OFF.” page.
  • Page 50: Word Clock Setup (Wclk) Page

    Information about the “DME Remote Control 5 SLOT1~4 Protocol Specifications” document can be found at the Shows the status of the word clock signal input via I/O Yamaha Pro Audio website (http:// cards installed in the I/O slots. NOT E The Status Icons This item cannot be set if Internal HA Ctrl is set to Remote.
  • Page 51: Slot Information (Slot) Page

    Utility Displays Slot Information (Slot) Page MIDI Setup (MIDI) Page Displays the name of the card installed in an I/O card slot. Some cards can also be reset via this page. N OTE This page will not appear on the ICP1 display. NOT E 1 Host This page will not appear on the ICP1 display.
  • Page 52: Program Change

    Utility Displays DAW Control NOT E “DAW” stands for “Digital Audio Workstation.” ProTools, Logic, 1. Parameter Control Function and Cubase are DAW applications, and this parameter provides direct compatibility with a number of physical controls surfaces Lets you control DME64N/24N parameters using a that are available for use with these DAW software packages.
  • Page 53: Gpi Setup (Gpi) Page

    Utility Displays 2. Setting and parameter name display function GPI Setup (GPI) Page Displays the settings and parameter names on the DAW Input calibration parameters for the [GPI] connector. controller’s LCD screen. There are two display methods: over-all display and N OTE detail display.
  • Page 54: Head Amplifier Setup (Ha) Page

    Utility Displays 2 WCLK (AD8HR/AD824 only) Head Amplifier Setup (HA) Page Specifies the word clock signal to be used by the head amplifier(s). Provides access to the head amplifier settings. Refer to “REMOTE Connection” on page 28 for head amplifier Available settings of the AD8HR are “D OUT A,”...
  • Page 55: Cascade Setup (Cascad) Page

    Utility Displays 4 Gain Cascade Setup (CASCAD) Page Individually sets the gain of each head amplifier channel. Edit using the “Numeric Parameters” editing procedure Shows the status of the [CASCADE] connectors. Refer to described on page 36. “CASCADE Connection” on page 31 for connection details.
  • Page 56: Check Page

    Utility Displays 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. MODE: OFF Makes connections in the configuration used in the current scene.
  • Page 57: References

    Options 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.
  • Page 58: Error Messages

    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. No Battery...
  • Page 59 Illegal MAC Adr. An illegal MAC address has been encountered. This could be due to a hardware malfunction. Refer this problem to a contact a Yamaha dealer. Invalid IP Adr. The network IP address is not appropriate. Set an appropriate network IP address.
  • Page 60 Error Messages Message Meaning Action SLOT4 Sync Err The DME64N clock is not synchronized with the clock of Make sure that the DME64N and the card or external the card installed in I/O slot 4. source supplying the word clock are set to use the same word clock.
  • Page 61: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 62: Specifications

    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.
  • Page 63: Input/Output Characteristics

    Input/Output Characteristics Input/Output Characteristics Total Harmonic Distortion fs=96kHz Input Output Conditions Min. Typ. Max. Units CH INPUT 600Ω GAIN = -60dB DME24N ANALOG INPUT CHARACTERISTICS 1 – 8 OUTPUT @20Hz – 20kHz 1 – 8 @+14dBu Input Level Actual For Use GAIN = +10dB 0.05 Terminals...
  • Page 64: Control I/O

    Control I/O Control I/O Terminals Format Level Connector REMOTE RS232C D-SUB Connector 9-pin (Male) Baud Rate = 38,400 bps RS422 Data = 8bit Stop bit = 1bit PARITY = NON MIDI IN/OUT/THRU DIN Connector 5P WORDCLOCK IN/OUT TTL/75Ω BNC Connector Ethernet Ethernet RJ-45...
  • Page 65: Connector Pin Assign

    Connector Pin Assign Connector Pin Assign [CASCADE IN/OUT] Connectors (DME64N only) CASCADE IN CASCADE OUT Signal Signal Signal Signal INPUT 1-2 (+) INPUT 1-2 (-) OUTPUT 1-2 (+) OUTPUT 1-2 (-) INPUT 3-4 (+) INPUT 3-4 (-) OUTPUT 3-4 (+) OUTPUT 3-4 (-) INPUT 5-6 (+) INPUT 5-6 (-)
  • Page 66 Connector Pin Assign [NETWORK] Connector (100Base-TX Ethernet, RJ-45) Connection TxD+ TxD– RxD+ Unused Unused RxD– Unused Unused Straight/Cross Cable Wiring Details Straight Cables Cross Cables Pins Pins 1 —— 1 1 —— 3 2 —— 2 2 —— 6 3 —— 3 3 ——...
  • Page 67: Dimensions

    Dimensions Dimensions Unit: mm DME64N 4-M3 DME24N 4-M3 DME64N/DME24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 68: Midi Data Format

    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”...
  • Page 69 MIDI Data Format 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.
  • Page 70 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”...
  • Page 71 Refer to “Supplementary Information 1” for cases in which multiple messages are assigned to single parameter. Refer to “Supplemental Information 2” for information on setting Parameter Data values. Status F0h (11110000b) System Exclusive Message ID No. 43h (01000011b) Manufacturer's ID No.(YAMAHA) DEVICE ID. 10h (0001xxxxb) Rx/Tx Channel (0-15) GROUP ID. 3Eh (00111110b) Digital Mixer MODEL ID.
  • Page 72 MIDI Data Format YAMAHA [Digital Mixing Engine] Date :31-MAR-2004 Model DME64N/24N MIDI Implementation Chart Version : 1.0 Function... Transmitted Recognized Remarks Basic Default 1 - 16 1 - 16 Memorized Channel Changed 1 - 16 1 - 16 Default ˛...
  • Page 73: Glossary

    An internal spring ensures a solid connection. or Bayonet Neill Concelman) Cascade 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. Category 3 Electrical specifications for one type of UTP cable jointly developed by the TIA...
  • Page 74 Glossary Terms Explanations Phantom Power A power delivery system that allows power to be delivered to devices along with audio signals via standard balanced audio cables. The term “phantom” is applied because the system uses the audio conductors for power delivery without disrupting the audio signal –...
  • Page 75 Index +48V ..................53 device group ................9 [E] [ ▲ ] [ ▼ ] [F] Buttons ........... 15 Device Group (Net Page) ............45 100Base-TX (Glossary) ............70 Device group control ..............11 10Base-T (Glossary) ............... 70 Dial ..................15 [96kHz] [88.2kHz] [48kHz] [44.1kHz] Indicator ....14 dimensions ................64 Disp Page ................46 Display ...................15...
  • Page 76 RJ-45 (Glossary) ..............71 MIDI Setup (MIDI) Page ............50 router (Glossary) ..............71 MIN ..................52 RS-232C (Glossary) ..............71 Mini YGDAI (Yamaha General Digital Audio Interface) card (Glossary) ................70 RS-422 (Glossary) ..............71 Misc Page ................48 Miscellaneous Setup (Misc) Page ........... 48 Mixer I/O ................
  • Page 77 SLOT1~4 ................49 SP (Double Speed) ..............49 specifications ................59 Spectrum display ..............40 status message ................ 56 STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) Cable (Glossary) ....... 71 Switching Hub (Glossary) ............71 TDIF (Tascam Digital Interface Format) (Glossary) ....71 troubleshooting ..............
  • Page 78 MEMO DME64N/DME24N Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 79 Niederlassung und bei Yamaha Vertragshändlern in den jeweiligen Bestimmungsländern erhältlich. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez-vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche de vous figurant dans la liste suivante. Para detalles sobre productos, contacte su tienda Yamaha más cercana o el distribuidor autorizado que se lista debajo.
  • Page 80 Yamaha Pro Audio global web site: Yamaha Manual Library U.R.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2004 Yamaha Corporation WK83840 804MWCPx.x-02D0 Printed in Japan This document is printed on chlorine free (ECF) paper with soy ink.

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