Details That Make the Job a Pleasure
These are the features that make a difference in workflow and efficiency. On the PM5D they attest to the fact that Yamaha has
really listened to feedback from the field, and implemented refinements that make sense in real-world applications.
Large LCD Display
Although PM5D can be operated without relying on the LCD display, the 10.2-inch 600 x 800
dot color LCD display provides easy-to-read graphic and multiple parameters views. It is
particularly useful when you want to dig in and do in-depth programming and editing to take
full advantage of this remarkable console's capabilities, as well as when making patch, utility,
and other settings.
DISPLAY ACCESS Keys
The DISPLAY ACCESS keys determine which type of data will be shown on the LCD panel. A total
of 24 categories are provided in logical groups, letting you access a particular type of data
directly. If you want to set up an input patch, for example, simply press the PATCH key in INPUT
group to call up the appropriate display.
USER DEFINED KEYS
These 25 keys can be assigned to control just about any functions you choose, for example, to
individually mute outputs, bookmark LCD display menu, for external machine control or effect
USER DEFINED KEY number 25 is located separately from the other 24 keys, next to the FADER
MODE buttons, and is conveniently assigned to scene increment operation ... but you can
reassign it to perform any function you require.
USER DIFINED KEY
These eight keys can be used either to directly
recall assigned scene numbers, or to mute the
corresponding mute groups. The DIRECT
RECALL and MUTE MASTER LEDs indicate which
function the keys are currently
Scene recall has become one of the most in-
demand features of digital consoles because
of the enormous boost in productivity it can
provide. The PM5D offers storage and recall
capacity for up to 500 scenes. Scenes can be
recalled via the SCENE MEMORY section keys,
the DIRECT RECALL keys, the USER DEFINED
KEYS, the scene management display, or
external control such as MIDI or GPI.
Scenes can be protected so that they can't be
inadvertently overwritten. Recall safe function
can be applied to parameters you don't want
to be affected by scene recall operations, or
alternatively you can make Selective Recall to
recall the wanted parameters only. There's a
PREVIEW mode that lets you visually confirm
the contents of recalled scenes before
actually applying the changes to the console,
and an UNDO key lets you quickly undo an
unwanted scene recall.
The Event List allows existing scenes to be freely assigned as events in a list. This not only allows
scenes to be lined up for recall in any required order, but it also allows the scenes to be
recalled at specified times in a timecode signal generated by external equipment or by the
This section includes cursor keys,
INC/DEC keys, data wheel, and a
trackpad for versatile, easy data
entry when editing via the LCD
display. If you prefer to work with
a keyboard and mouse,
appropriate connectors are
conveniently provided under the
front armrest pad.
Lamp Dimmer and LED, LCD Brightness Control
The lamp dimmer controls the brightness of the LA5000 light
gooseneck. Parameter visibility can be an issue, depending
on your work environment. The PM5D lets you control the
brightness of the LCD screen and also all of the LEDs on the
control surface in 8 steps. At outdoor events, you might want
to turn the brightness of the PM5D indicators up high. Lower brightness is more
appropriate in dark indoors, where bright display may be distraction for nearby
audience members. PM5D even has a "Panel Assistance Mode" in which "off" LEDs
are dimly lit to assist the operator to see the surrounding keys and signs in a very
dark operation environment(where the use of gooseneck lamp is prohibited).
PCMCIA Card Slot
Set up your mixes, dump your data to a Compact Flash memory card using PCMCIA
adapters and you can easily transfer it to another PM5D console, or keep it safe for
reloading into the same console at a different time or venue. Engineers can travel
worldwide with just one memory card in their pocket!
The PCMCIA card slot will also be used for future firmware updates.