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  • Page 1: How To Use This Reference Manual

    How to Use This Reference Manual The QL5/QL1 Reference Manual (this document) allows you to search for terms and take advantage of links in the text. Searching for terms To search for a term, use the search function of the software you're using to view this document.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Channel Job ................DCA group ......................Mute group......................Using the Recall Safe function................. How to Use This Reference Manual ................Channel Link function .................... Copying, moving, or initializing a channel.............. Function Tree ................Scene memory ................. SELECTED CHANNEL section ............Storing and recalling scenes ...................
  • Page 3: Dynamics Library List

    Contents I/O devices and external head amps ........Setting up the Dante audio network..............Using GPI (General Purpose Interface) ..............Using an I/O device ..................... Remotely controlling an Rio unit ................Help function................. Remotely controlling an amp................Loading a Help/text file from a USB flash drive ............. Remotely controlling WIRELESS unit..............
  • Page 4: Function Tree

    Function Tree Function Tree TO STEREO/MONO DANTE OUTPUT PATCH CH1–32 WIRELESS Page numbers in parentheses ( ) are the page numbers of the Owner’s Manual (booklet). CH33–64/ST IN EXTERNAL HA OUTPUT EXTERNAL HA PORT SELECT Main EXTERNAL HA EDIT SELECTED CHANNEL INTERNAL HA OVERVIEW LIBRARY...
  • Page 5 CHANNEL COLOR CALIBRATION RECORDER NOTE • The explanations in this reference manual will use the QL5. • In the case of the QL1, some screens will not show channels NUENDO LIVE and faders that do not exist on those models.
  • Page 6: Selected Channel Section

    SELECTED CHANNEL section SELECTED CHANNEL section SELECTED CHANNEL VIEW screen The SELECTED CHANNEL section located at the right of the display corresponds to a channel module of a conventional analog mixer, and allows you to use the knobs on the panel to set all the major parameters of the currently-selected channel.
  • Page 7 SELECTED CHANNEL section  GAIN/PATCH field If the destination bus channels are two mono channels: This field enables you to make HA (head amp) analog or digital gain settings. You can also view the operational status of the head amp. GAIN knob Sets the analog gain/digital gain of the head amp.
  • Page 8 SELECTED CHANNEL section  PAN/BALANCE field  HPF field (input channels only) This field enables you to switch the on/off status of the signal sent from the selected channel This field enables you to set the HPF. If an output channel to the STEREO/MONO bus, and adjust the pan and balance.
  • Page 9 SELECTED CHANNEL section  EQ graph field  INSERT field This field graphically indicates the approximate response of the EQ. Press this field to open This field enables you to make insert settings. the HPF/EQ 1ch window, in which you can set the attenuator, HPF, and EQ. Popup button Press this button to open the INSERT/DIRECT OUT 1ch window.
  • Page 10 SELECTED CHANNEL section  FADER field This field enables you to make settings for the channel on/off status and the level. Fader Displays the current level. Use the faders on the top panel to set the levels. Level indicator Displays the current level setting by numerical value. If the signal is clipping at any point in the channel, the ΣCLIP indicator will light.
  • Page 11: Channel Strip Section

    Channel Strip section Channel Strip section  CHANNEL NAME field This field appears at the top and bottom of the screen and displays the channel number, name, and icon for the currently-selected eight channels. The name of the currently-selected The Channel Strip section located below the touch screen lets you recall and control input channel is highlighted.
  • Page 12 Channel Strip section  EQ field • If GAIN KNOB FUNCTION is set to DIGITAL GAIN, the DIGITAL GAIN knob will appear instead of knob , and indicator will not be displayed. This field graphically indicates the approximate response of •...
  • Page 13 Channel Strip section If the destination bus is VARI (stereo): When a MATRIX channel (monaural) or MONO channel is selected: The ΣCLIP indicator will light if the signal is clipping at some point in the channel. If a pair of buses (odd-numbered and even-numbered) are in stereo, the left-hand knob will function as the PAN knob, and the right-hand knob will function as the SEND knob.
  • Page 14: Input And Output Patching

    Then, route the input signals (that were patched in the DANTE INPUT PATCH window) to CH1–16 INPUT1–16 channels on the QL series console. To do this, choose input ports from DANTE 1–64 (for QL5) CH17–32 DANTE1–16 or DANTE1–32 (for QL1) in the GAIN/PATCH window.
  • Page 15: Changing The Input Patch Settings

    Input and output patching Changing the input patch settings PATCH/NAME screen STEP 1. Press the Bank Select keys in the Fader Bank section and the [SEL] keys on the top panel to select the input channel you want to operate. 2.
  • Page 16: Changing The Output Patch Settings

    • DANTE1–32 ...DANTE1–DANTE32 each output port. • DANTE33–64 ..DANTE33–DANTE64 (QL5 only) • INPUT/PB OUT..INPUT1–32 , PB OUT(L), PB OUT(R) Selecting the output port for each output channel •...
  • Page 17 Input and output patching PATCH/NAME screen Port select buttons From the category, these buttons let you select the port to patch. To cancel the selection, press the button once again. Tabs Enable you to switch between items. Close button Closes the screen. Selecting the output channel for each output port STEP 1.
  • Page 18: Inserting An External Device Into A Channel

    Input and output patching CH SELECT screen CLOSE button Closes the screen. Inserting an external device into a channel You can insert an effect processor or other external device into the signal path of an INPUT, MIX, MATRIX, STEREO, or MONO channel. When doing so, the type of input/output port used for the insertion and the location of the insertion in/out can be specified individually for each channel.
  • Page 19 Input and output patching INSERT/DIRECT OUT window (1ch)  INSERT IN HA field This field will appear if you have selected an input port (that features a head amp) as the insert-in. +48V button Switches head amp phantom power (+48V) (currently-selected for insert 1 and insert 2) on or off.
  • Page 20: Premium Rack Processor Parameters

    Selects the category of port. The categories correspond to the following ports. The displayed categories vary depending on the channel type. • DANTE1–32 ......DANTE1–DANTE32 • DANTE33–64 ......DANTE33–DANTE64 (QL5 only) • INPUT ........INPUT1–32 (QL5), INPUT1–16 (QL1) (input channels only) • OUTPUT/DIGITAL ....OMNI OUT1–16, DIGITAL OUT L/R (output channels only) •...
  • Page 21: Directly Outputting An Input Channel

    Input and output patching Directly outputting an INPUT channel INSERT/DIRECT OUT window (1ch) The signal of an INPUT channel can be output directly from an OUTPUT jack on the I/O device, from the desired OMNI OUT jack, or from the output channel of a desired slot. STEP 1.
  • Page 22 The displayed categories vary depending on the channel type. Displays the currently-selected Direct Out output port. Press this button to open the • OUTPUT/DIGITAL/REC..OMNI OUT1–OMNI OUT16 (QL5), OMNI OUT1–OMNI PORT SELECT window, in which you can select an output port.
  • Page 23: Input Channels

    This is an on/off switch for signals sent from the input channel to MIX buses 1–16. Self POST EQ To MIX POST ON MIX13-16 OUT MIX2,4...16 FIXED CH[1-8,9-16,17-24,25-32,33-40,41-48, 49-56, 57-64,ST IN 1L-8R]POST EQ(QL5) CH[1-8,9-16,17-24,25-32,ST IN 1L-8R]POST EQ(QL1) To MIX POST PAN L • MIX LEVEL 1–16 (MIX send levels 1–16) FIXED POST PAN R...
  • Page 24: Specifying The Channel Name, Icon, And Channel Color

    Input channels PATCH/NAME screen • INSERT (INPUT channels (monaural) only) You can patch the desired output/input ports to insert an external device such as an effect processor. For the position of the insert-out/insert-in point, you can choose  When selecting the PATCH tab immediately before the EQ, immediately before the fader, or immediately after the [ON] key.
  • Page 25 Input channels  When selecting the ICON tab  When selecting the NAME tab You can directly enter a channel name on the keyboard screen. Channel color select buttons Select a channel color. Icon select buttons Select a channel icon. Sample name setup buttons Select a preset sample name.
  • Page 26: Making Ha (Head Amp) Settings

    INPUT jack on the I/O device, the INPUT jack on the QL unit, or a slot that is connected to an external head amp device (e.g., Yamaha AD8HR or SB168-ES). monitoring console are sharing an I/O device, or if you are performing digital recording...
  • Page 27 Input channels GAIN/PATCH window (8ch) INPUT PORT button Indicates the port that is assigned to the channel. Press this button to display the PORT SELECT window, in which you can select a port to patch. Icon/Channel name button Indicates the channel number, icon, and name. Press this button to access the PATCH/ NAME window, in which you can patch the input port and specify the channel name.
  • Page 28 Input channels PATCH button HA section Press this button to display the PORT SELECT window to patch the input port to the Appears if the head amp is patched to the input channel. input channel. NOTE If the slot (for which the connection to the head amp is not recognized) is patched, the type of the PORT SELECT window MY card will be displayed.
  • Page 29 OVER indicator Lights when a signal at the input port or from the rack output exceeds the full scale level. (1–32, 33–64/ST IN (QL5), ST IN (QL1)) This indicator is available only if an input channel is selected. This window displays the head amp settings of the corresponding input channels. Here you +48V indicator can also use the [TOUCH AND TURN] knob to adjust the selected head amp gain.
  • Page 30: Sending The Signal From An Input Channel To The Stereo/Mono Bus

    Input channels Relationship between analog and digital gain while Gain Sending the signal from an input channel to the Compensation is on STEREO/MONO bus If Gain Compensation is on, adjusting the analog gain by a specific amount will cause the The STEREO bus and MONO bus are used to send signals to the main speakers.
  • Page 31 Input channels TO STEREO/MONO window (8ch) STEP Here you can control the on/off and pan/balance settings of signals sent from input channels 1. Set the phantom power, gain, and phase of the input channel from which you want to the STEREO (L/R) bus and MONO (C) bus, in groups of eight channels. to send the signal to the STEREO/MONO bus.
  • Page 32 For an INPUT channel (monaural), this acts as a PAN knob that adjusts the left/right (CH1–32, CH33–64/ST IN (QL5), ST IN (QL1)) panning of signals sent to the STEREO bus. For a ST IN channel (stereo), this acts as a...
  • Page 33 Input channels Signal level when LCR mode is selected  When the CSR knob is set to 100% If LCR mode is selected, the signal level sent to the STEREO (L/R) bus and MONO (C) bus will vary according to the settings of the CSR knob and the TO ST PAN knob. Signal sent to the MONO (C) bus ...
  • Page 34: Sending A Signal From An Input Channel To A Mix/Matrix Bus

    Input channels Sending a signal from an input channel to a MIX/ MIX buses can be either a FIXED type that features a fixed send level, or a VARI type that features a variable send level. The MATRIX buses are all VARI type. You can switch between MATRIX bus FIXED and VARI types for each two adjacent odd/even-numbered MIX buses.
  • Page 35 Input channels  If the MIX/MATRIX bus is a stereo bus MIX SEND/MATRIX SEND window You can link the main parameters of two adjacent odd/even-numbered MIX/MATRIX buses. If the send-destination MIX/MATRIX bus is assigned as stereo, the left knob of the two adjacent TO MIX/MATRIX SEND LEVEL knobs will operate as the TO MIX/MATRIX PAN knob.
  • Page 36 Input channels SEND PAN/BALANCE knob Sets the panning or balance of signals sent to the stereo send destination. If the send destination is monaural or set to FIXED, this knob will not appear. If the send source is monaural, this knob functions as a PAN knob. If the send source is stereo, you can use PAN/BALANCE mode setting in the TO STEREO/MONO window to select whether PAN/BALANCE will function as a PAN or BALANCE knob.
  • Page 37: Correcting Delay Between Channels (Input Delay)

    Input channels SENDS ON FADER mode Correcting delay between channels (Input Delay) This section explains how to correct delay between input channels by using the Input Delay function. This function is useful when you want to correct the phase variance caused by microphone locations on the stage, to add depth to the sound by using phase variance, or to correct a delay (a time gap) that may exist between video and audio that are sent from a site for broadcast on TV.
  • Page 38 Closes the window. You can set the on/off status and the value of the input channel delay. INPUT DELAY (CH1–32, CH33–64/ST IN (QL5), ST IN (QL1)) DELAY SCALE button Press the button to display the DELAY SCALE window, in which you can select the unit for the delay time.
  • Page 39: Channel Library Operations

    Input channels Channel library operations Channel libraries include “INPUT CHANNEL LIBRARY,” which enables you to store and recall various parameters (including the head amp settings) for input channels. To recall a library, press the corresponding LIBRARY button in the SELECTED CHANNEL VIEW screen.
  • Page 40: Output Channels

    OUTPUT channels OUTPUT channels STEREO channel/MONO (C) channel Each of these channels processes the signal sent from the input channels to the STEREO bus or MONO (C) bus, and send it to the corresponding output port or MATRIX bus. If input This chapter explains output channels (MIX channels, MATRIX channels, STEREO channels, channels are in LCR mode, the STEREO (L/R) channels and the MONO (C) channel can be MONO channels).
  • Page 41: Specifying The Channel Name, Icon, And Channel Color

    OUTPUT channels Specifying the channel name, icon, and channel • MATRIX ON/OFF (MATRIX send on/off) This is an on/off switch for signals sent from the MIX channels, STEREO (L/R) channel, color or MONO (C) channel to each MATRIX bus. • MATRIX (MATRIX send level) STEP Adjusts the send level of signals sent from the MIX channels, STEREO (L/R) channel, or MONO (C) channel to each MATRIX bus 1–8.
  • Page 42: Sending Signals From Mix Channels To The Stereo/Mono Bus

    OUTPUT channels Sending signals from MIX channels to the STEREO/ MONO bus There are two ways to send signals to the STEREO bus or MONO bus: ST/MONO mode and LCR mode. You can select the mode individually for each channel. Features of each mode are the same as for input channels.
  • Page 43 TO STEREO/MONO window MODE select button Press this button repeatedly to toggle between ST/MONO and LCR. (CH1–32, CH33–64/ST IN (QL5), ST IN (QL1), OUTPUT) ST/MONO buttons This window shows the status of signals sent from the corresponding channel to the STEREO These buttons are individual on/off switches for signals that are sent from each channel bus/MONO bus.
  • Page 44: Sending Signals From Mix Channels And Stereo/Mono Channels To Matrix Buses

    OUTPUT channels Sending signals from MIX channels and STEREO/ • If you want to monitor the signal being sent to a specific MATRIX bus, use the Bank Select keys in the Fader Bank section to access the corresponding MIX/MATRIX channel, and then press the MONO channels to MATRIX buses appropriate [CUE] key in the Channel Strip section.
  • Page 45: Using Faders

    OUTPUT channels Using the faders (SENDS ON FADER mode) SEND ON/OFF button Switches the send of each send-source channel on or off. You can use the faders on the top panel to adjust signals that are sent from the MIX and STEREO/MONO channels to a specific MATRIX bus.
  • Page 46: Output Port Screen

    OUTPUT channels OUTPUT PORT screen NOTE • Press the SENDS ON FADER button to switch to SENDS ON FADER mode. The faders in the Channel Strip section and Master section will move to the send levels of the signals that are routed from each channel to the currently-selected MIX/MATRIX bus. The [ON] keys will also change to the SEND ON status.
  • Page 47: Using The Port To Port Function

    OUTPUT channels Using the PORT TO PORT function DELAY button Switches the output port delay on or off. Ø (Phase) button STEP Switches the phase of the signal assigned to the output port between normal phase 1. In the Function Access Area, press the SETUP button. (black) and reverse phase (yellow).
  • Page 48: Channel Library Operations

    OUTPUT channels CH SELECT screen Category select list Select the category of the channel. The categories and channels for the PORT TO PORT function are shown below. • INPUT IN........ INPUT1–32 • SLOT1 IN ....... SLOT1(1)–SLOT1(16) • SLOT2 IN ....... SLOT2(1)–SLOT2(16) •...
  • Page 49: Eq And Dynamics

    EQ and Dynamics EQ and Dynamics NOTE • The EQ field in the OVERVIEW screen shows the response of the EQ. In this OVERVIEW screen, you can edit the parameter by using the EQ knobs in the SELECTED CHANNEL section. Each input channel and output channel on a QL series console provides a four-band EQ and •...
  • Page 50 EQ ON/OFF button Switches the EQ on or off. EQ type select button Switches between TYPE I (an algorithm used in previous Yamaha digital mixers) and TYPE II (an algorithm that reduces interference between bands). EQ graph Displays the parameter values for the EQ and filter.
  • Page 51 EQ and Dynamics HPF/EQ window (8ch) HPF/EQ window (CH1–32, CH33–64/ST IN (QL5), ST IN (QL1), OUTPUT) This window displays the input channel or output channel EQ settings in groups of 8 channels simultaneously. Use the knobs in the SELECTED CHANNEL section to edit the EQ settings.
  • Page 52: Using Dynamics

    EQ and Dynamics Using dynamics DYNAMICS1/2 window (1ch) All dynamics parameters can be viewed and edited by channel. This is convenient when you Input channels feature two dynamics processors; output channels feature one dynamics want to make detailed dynamics settings for a specific channel. processor.
  • Page 53 • SELF POST EQ ..... The post-EQ signal of the same channel. • MIX OUT 13–16 ..... Output signals of MIX channels 13–16 • CH1–64 POST EQ (QL5), CH1–32 POST EQ (QL1), ST IN1L–8R POST EQ, MIX1–16 POST EQ, MTRX1–8 POST EQ, ST L/R, MONO POST EQ ......
  • Page 54 DYNAMICS ON/OFF button Switches dynamics on or off. DYNAMICS 1/2 window (CH1–32, CH33–64/ST IN (QL5), ST IN (QL1), OUTPUT) This window enables you to make settings of the global dynamics parameters for the corresponding channel.
  • Page 55: Using The Eq Or Dynamics Libraries

    EQ and Dynamics Dynamics parameter area This area displays the dynamics type and various meters. Press the area to access the DYNAMICS 1ch window of that channel. If DUCKING, EXPANDER, COMPANDER (-H/-S), or DE-ESSER has been selected as the dynamics type, the type appears near the top of this area. The lower part of this area displays meters that indicate the levels of signals after dynamics processing, the GR meter, and the threshold (a numeric value).
  • Page 56: Channel Job

    Channel Job Channel Job This chapter explains the DCA Group and Mute Group functions that enable you to control the level or muting of multiple channels together, the Channel Link function that links the parameters of multiple channels, and the operations that enable you to copy or move parameters between channels.
  • Page 57: Dca Group Assign

    Channel Job DCA/MUTE GROUP ASSIGN MODE window POST ONLY button Specifies the object of muting in the DCA group as POST only. Here you can specify the channels that will be assigned to each DCA group. PRE & POST button Specifies the object of muting in the DCA group as PRE and POST.
  • Page 58: Mute Group

    Channel Job Controlling DCA groups  Selecting the channels that will belong to a specific mute group Use the DCA faders to control DCA groups. STEP 1. In the Function Access Area, press the CH JOB button. STEP 2. Press the MUTE GROUP button in the CH JOB menu. 1.
  • Page 59: Mute Group Assign

    Channel Job DCA/MUTE GROUP ASSIGN MODE window Mute group select button Selects the mute group that you want to assign. Here you can select the channels that will be assigned to each mute group. MUTE SAFE button Use this button if you want to exclude a specific channel from all mute groups, regardless of its assignment settings.
  • Page 60: Using Mute Groups

    Channel Job Using mute groups NOTE The USER SETUP window enables you to limit available functionality by user, and also to make To control mute groups, you can use the MUTE GROUP MASTER buttons in the MUTE system-wide settings. This window includes several pages, which you can switch between using GROUP ASSIGN window.
  • Page 61: Using The Recall Safe Function

    Channel Job NOTE NOTE The [SEL] key of the channel set for Mute Safe will light, and the on-screen fader for that channel • Simply selecting a parameter in step 4 does not enable Recall Safe. To turn Recall Safe on or off, will be highlighted in green.
  • Page 62 Channel Job CH RECALL SAFE field Channel select button Indicates the channels currently specified to Recall Safe function. Selects the channel for which you want to set the Recall Safe function. NOTE All parameters are affected by Recall Safe on these channels. Switching channels using this button will not affect the channel selection on the top panel.
  • Page 63 Channel Job • MONO channel STEREO/ Input MATRIX Button name Corresponding parameter MONO channel channel channel channel DIRECT OUT Direct Out settings MIX ON MIX Send On/Off If Recall Safe is turned on for global parameters, the safe parameter select buttons of the MATRIX ON MATRIX Send On/Off selected channel will light green, as follows.
  • Page 64: Channel Link Function

    Channel Job Channel Link function Linking the desired input channels This section explains how to link specific parameters of input channels. Channel Link is a function that links the operation of parameters such as fader and EQ between input channels. Two or more input channels that are linked are called a “link group.” NOTE There is no limit on the number of link groups you can create, or on the number and Channel link settings are saved as part of the scene.
  • Page 65 Channel Job CH LINK MODE window LINK PARAMETER field Use the buttons in this field to select the parameters that you want to link. You can do You can view the channels that are linked and specify the parameters that will be linked. this independently for each link group.
  • Page 66 Channel Job CH LINK SET window SEND PARAMETER field If you have turned on the MIX ON, MIX SEND, MATRIX ON, or MATRIX send buttons Displayed when you press the channel display field in the CH LINK MODE window. You can in the LINK PARAMETER field, use the buttons in this field to specify the send-destination also link channels in this window.
  • Page 67: Copying The Parameters Of A Channel

    NOTE specific channel to their default settings. If you use QL5 settings data on the QL1, buttons will be shown crossed-out if they are assigned to a channel that does not exist on that model. Copying the parameters of a channel You can copy the mix parameter settings of a channel to another channel.
  • Page 68: Ch Copy Mode

    Channel Job CH COPY MODE window If the copy source is a MIX/MATRIX channel, buttons will appear so you will be able to select parameters to copy. This window enables you to copy channel settings. COPY TARGET field • MODULE PARAMETERS button Selected channel module parameters •...
  • Page 69: Ch Move Mode

    Channel Job Moving the parameters of a channel CH MOVE MODE window The settings of a specific input channel can be moved to a different input channel. When you execute a Move operation, the numbering of the channels between the move-source and move-destination will move forward or backward by one.
  • Page 70: Ch Default Mode

    Channel Job CH DEFAULT MODE window CLOSE button Press this button to close the window and return to the previous screen. Enables you to initialize parameters. Initializing the parameters of a channel You can restore the parameters of a channel to an initialized state. This operation can be performed on any channel(s).
  • Page 71: Scene Memory

    Scene memory Scene memory SCENE field On QL series consoles, you can assign a name to a set of mix parameter and input/output port patch settings, and store the mix settings in memory (and later recall them from memory) as a “scene.” Each scene is assigned a number in the range of 000–300.
  • Page 72: Storing And Recalling Scenes

    Scene memory Storing and recalling scenes SCENE STORE window To store or recall the current mix settings as a scene memory, use the SCENE LIST window. Storing a scene  Using the SCENE LIST window STEP 1. Use the controllers on the top panel or the buttons on the touch screen to set the mix parameters as desired.
  • Page 73 Scene memory SCENE LIST window Current scene The currently-selected scene (that is, the current scene) is highlighted in blue in the list. Here you can perform various scene-related operations. This window will appear when you If you press another scene number in the list, the list will scroll and that scene will press the SCENE field.
  • Page 74: Recalling A Scene

    Scene memory Recalling a scene Using USER DEFINED keys to recall You can use the USER DEFINED keys to recall a selected scene with a single keystroke, or to step through the scenes. To do this, you must first assign a scene recall operation to a STEP USER DEFINED key.
  • Page 75: Editing Scene Memories

    Scene memory Editing scene memories This section explains how to sort the scenes stored in scene memory, edit their titles, and copy and paste them. Sorting scene memories STEP 1. Press the SCENE field in the Function Access Area. 2. Press the COMMENT tab at the bottom of the SCENE LIST window. SETUP screen USER SETUP window 3.
  • Page 76: Scene Memory Editing

    Scene memory Scene memory editing Sort button The list will be sorted as follows, according to the column heading you press. The scenes stored in scene memory can be copied and pasted to other scene numbers, or cleared (erased). You can edit scene memories using the buttons located in the upper part of •...
  • Page 77: Cutting A Scene

    Scene memory Copying and pasting a scene Cutting a scene You can copy a scene into buffer memory, and then paste it to a different scene number. This section explains how to cut a scene. When you cut a scene, the numbers of the subsequent scenes will be decremented NOTE accordingly.
  • Page 78: Using The Global Paste Function

    Scene memory Using the Global Paste function GLOBAL PASTE window “Global Paste” is a function that lets you copy and paste settings for the desired channel or parameter from the current scene to scene data in memory (multiple selections are allowed). This can be convenient if you want to apply changes (that you made to the current scene) to multiple scenes that have already been stored.
  • Page 79 Scene memory • PATCH/OTHERs tab EQ settings You can select the following parameters. DYNA1 Dynamics 1 settings (including KEY IN SOURCE and KEY IN FILTER) INPUT PATCH All input channel patches, insert in/out patches, Direct Out patches DYNA2 Dynamics 2 settings (including KEY IN SOURCE) OUTPUT PATCH All output channel patches, insert in/out patches MIX SEND...
  • Page 80: Using The Focus Recall Function

    Scene memory Using the Focus Recall function SCENE LIST window “Focus Recall” is a function that lets you specify the scene parameters that will be recalled (loaded) when you recall a scene. You can specify these settings for each scene. This function is useful if you want to recall only the input channel settings of a specific scene.
  • Page 81: Focus Recall

    Scene memory FOCUS RECALL window SET BY SEL button Turn on this button to add a channel by using the corresponding [SEL] key. To add Sets the parameters that will be recalled. channels as the target, turn on this button, and then press the corresponding [SEL] keys for the channels you want to add.
  • Page 82: Using The Fade Function

    Scene memory Using the Fade function SCENE LIST window (FADE TIME field) “Fade” is a function that smoothly changes the faders of specified channels and DCA groups to their new values over a specified duration when you recall a scene. The settings of the Fade function are made independently for each scene.
  • Page 83: Outputting A Control Signal To An External Device In Tandem With Scene Recall (Gpi Out)

    Scene memory FADE TIME window Outputting a control signal to an external device You can select the channels to which Fade will be applied, and adjust the fade time. To display in tandem with scene recall (GPI OUT) this window, press the SET button in the FADE TIME field in the SCENE LIST window. A control signal can be output to an external device connected to the GPI connector of the QL series console when you recall a specific scene.
  • Page 84: Playing Back An Audio File That Links To A Scene Recall

    Scene memory SCENE LIST window (GPI OUT field) Playing back an audio file that links to a scene recall You can also specify an audio file that you want to play back from a USB flash drive when a specific scene is recalled. This can be convenient if you want an effect sound or BGM to be played automatically in a specific scene.
  • Page 85: Song Select

    Scene memory SONG SELECT window NOTE • After a scene has been recalled and until the offset time has elapsed, a countdown will appear in You can select an audio file you want to link with the scene, and set the offset time. This the Function Access Area.
  • Page 86: Using Preview Mode

    Scene memory OFFSET knob Similarly, edits for the current scene will be conveyed to the following software and external devices. You can use the [TOUCH AND TURN] knob to set the time duration from scene recall until the start of audio file playback. The offset value can be adjusted in the range of 0.0 •...
  • Page 87: Monitor And Cue Functions

    Monitor and Cue functions Monitor and Cue functions • MONITOR SELECT Selects the monitor source. • METER The Monitor function lets you monitor various outputs through your nearfield monitors or Detects and indicates the level of the monitor signal or cue signal. headphones.
  • Page 88: Using The Monitor Function

    Monitor and Cue functions Using the Monitor function MONITOR screen In the MONITOR screen, the MONITOR field lets you check the current monitor settings, and This section explains how to select the desired monitor source, and monitor it from the turn monitoring on or off.
  • Page 89: Monitor

    Monitor and Cue functions MONITOR window MONITOR FADER field Enables you to set and view the monitor fader that adjusts the monitor level. You can make detailed settings for monitoring. This screen appears when you press the MONITOR display button or the meter field in the MONITOR screen. •...
  • Page 90 Monitor and Cue functions DIMMER field MONITOR FADER field Enables you to make settings for the Dimmer function, which temporarily attenuates Enables you to set and view the monitor fader that adjusts the monitor level. monitor signals. • MONITOR FADER LEVEL knob •...
  • Page 91: Using The Cue Function

    Monitor and Cue functions Using the Cue function Meter field • Meters Indicates the output level of the monitor L/R/C channels. About CUE groups Cue signals on the QL series console can be categorized into the following four groups. INPUT CUE group The cue signals of input channels make up this group.
  • Page 92: Operating The Cue Function

    Monitor and Cue functions Operating the Cue function Other CUE group These cue signals are operated via buttons displayed on the This section explains how to use the [CUE] key for a channel or DCA group to monitor cue touch screen. This group is enabled if you turn on the CUE signals.
  • Page 93: Monitor Screen

    Monitor and Cue functions MONITOR screen NOTE • The cue signal is sent to the monitor output and PHONES Out jacks regardless of whether the The CUE field on the MONITOR screen enables you to check the current cue settings, and CUE OUTPUT button is on or off.
  • Page 94 Monitor and Cue functions CLEAR CUE button DCA CUE field Cancels all cue selections simultaneously. If MIX CUE mode has been selected, all of the This section enables you to make settings related to DCA cue. selected channels will be cleared. •...
  • Page 95 Monitor and Cue functions Meter field • Meter This field indicates the output level of the cue L/R channels. • CUE OUT PATCH button Press this button to open the PORT SELECT popup window, in which you can select an output port to patch to the cue out L/R channels.
  • Page 96: Talkback And Oscillator

    Talkback and Oscillator Talkback and Oscillator Using Talkback The Talkback function sends the signal (that is input at the input jacks) to the desired bus. Talkback is a function that sends the signal of the selected INPUT jack to the desired bus. This is used mainly to convey instructions from the operator or sound engineer to the performers STEP and staff.
  • Page 97 Talkback and Oscillator MONITOR screen TALKBACK window In the MONITOR screen, the TALKBACK field enables you to check the current talkback Press the TALKBACK popup display button or the ASSIGN field to open the TALKBACK popup settings, and turn talkback on or off. window.
  • Page 98: Using The Oscillator Function

    Talkback and Oscillator MONITOR screen TALKBACK ON button Switches talkback on or off. In the MONITOR screen, the OSCILLATOR field lets you check the current oscillator settings, and turn the oscillator on or off. ASSIGN field • Channel select buttons Enable you to select a channel (bus) on which the talkback signal is sent.
  • Page 99: Oscillator

    Talkback and Oscillator OSCILLATOR OUTPUT button • FREQ knob ...Indicates the frequency of the sine wave. You can use the [TOUCH AND TURN] knob to adjust the value. Turns the oscillator output on or off. Mode = PINK NOISE OSCILLATOR window You can make detailed settings for the oscillator.
  • Page 100 Talkback and Oscillator ASSIGN section Enables you to select a channel to which the oscillator signal will be sent. Press one of the three tabs below to select the type of channels displayed, and then press the button(s) for the desired channel(s) (multiple selections are allowed). The “ASSIGNED” indicator is lit green for a tab that contains a selection.
  • Page 101: Meters

    Meters Meters NOTE In the case of QL1, channels that do not exist on the model will not be shown. This chapter explains the METER screen that shows the input and output level meters for all OUTPUT METER screen channels. This screen shows the meters and faders for all output channels.
  • Page 102 Meters Fader level and meter display METERING POINT field This area displays the meter and fader for each channel. Select one of the following as the metering point at which the level will be detected. The metering point for the level meter can be specified independently for input channels and output channels.
  • Page 103: Graphic Eq, Effects, And Premium Rack

    The QL console provides a rack for mounting an I/O rack (such as an Rio series), external head amps (Yamaha AD8HR, SB168-ES, etc.) as well as the virtual rack for GEQ, effects and Premium This chapter explains how to use the built-in graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack.
  • Page 104: Virtual Rack Window

    Selects the type of rack you want to display on the screen. Choose from GEQ (GEQ rack), • INSERT 1 OUT 1-32 .......CH1-32 EFFECT (effect rack), and PREMIUM (Premium Rack). • INSERT 1 OUT 33-64 .....CH33-64 (QL5 only) Rack mount button • INSERT 1 OUT MIX/MATRIX ..MIX1-16, MATRIX1-8 Press this button to open the RACK MOUNTER window, in which you can select the type •...
  • Page 105 • In the case of QL1, channels that do not exist on the model will not be shown. • If you use QL5 settings data on the QL1, buttons will be shown crossed-out if they are assigned to a channel that does not exist on that model.
  • Page 106: Graphic Eq Operations

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack OK button Applies the changes you made in the RACK MOUNTER window, and closes the window. NOTE Be aware that if you remove a GEQ or effect that was mounted in a rack and close the RACK MOUNTER window, all edits to the parameter settings for that GEQ or effect will be discarded.
  • Page 107: Inserting A Geq In A Channel

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack Inserting a GEQ in a channel INPUT button Press this button to open the CH SELECT window, in which you can select the input This section explains how to insert a GEQ into the selected channel for use. source of the rack.
  • Page 108: Using The 31Bandgeq

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack Using the 31BandGEQ Faders Indicate the amount of boost and cut for each band of the 31BandGEQ. The actual You will use the Channel Strip section’s faders 1–8 and [ON] keys to control the 31BandGEQ. values are shown in the numerical boxes below.
  • Page 109: About Automixer

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack About AUTOMIXER STEP Automixer is included as a standard feature on the QL series. Automixer searches for enabled 1. Press the rack container in which you mounted Flex15GEQ. mics and automatically optimizes gain distribution, for uses such as speeches without scripts. 2.
  • Page 110: Using Automixer

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack Inserting Automixer in channels post-fader  Channel control field Each channel is always in man, auto, or mute mode. The indicator for the enabled channel This section explains how to mount Automixer in a virtual rack, and insert Automixer input and mode will light.
  • Page 111 Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack Automixer calculates the ratio of input level for specific channels for all input mixes in man/auto/mute the group. The following example explains the weight control mechanism. Toggles between man/auto/mute. man: Passes the audio through without changing the gain. This mode is used for singing When increasing the weight setting in one channel with a mic.
  • Page 112: Editing The Internal Effects

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack Editing the internal effects  STEREO type effects INPUT L EFFECT L L RETURN The internal effects of the QL series console can be mounted in EFFECT racks 1–8, and patched to an output channel’s output or input channel’s input, or inserted into a channel. For INPUT R EFFECT R R RETURN...
  • Page 113: Inserting An Internal Effect Into A Channel

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack Inserting an internal effect into a channel NOTE • If you’re using a stereo source, assign the L/R signals of the stereo MIX channels to the L/R inputs This section explains how to insert an effect into a channel by assigning the input/output of of the rack.
  • Page 114: Editing The Internal Effect Parameters

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack Editing the internal effect parameters EFFECT EDIT window This section explains how to change the effect type and edit the parameters. For a rack in Allows you to adjust the effect parameters. which an effect is mounted, the following information is shown in the VIRTUAL RACK window. NOTE •...
  • Page 115 Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack  PLAY/REC This field appears if FREEZE is selected as the effect type. • PLAY button/REC button Enable you to record (sample) and play back when using the freeze effect. For detailed operations, refer to “Using the Freeze effect”...
  • Page 116: Using The Tap Tempo Function

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack Effect parameter field This area indicates parameters for the currently-selected effect type. When you press a knob in this field, you will be able to use the [TOUCH AND TURN] knob to control the corresponding horizontal row of knobs.
  • Page 117: Effects And Tempo Synchronization

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack  Using the Tap Tempo function Effects and tempo synchronization The average interval (BPM) at which you press the USER DEFINED key will be calculated, Some effects of the QL series can be synchronized with the tempo. There are two such types and that value will be applied to the BPM parameter.
  • Page 118: Using The Freeze Effect

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack Using the Freeze effect Example 2: When SYNC=ON, DELAY=250 ms, NOTE=8th note, you change TEMPO from 120 to This section explains how to use the “FREEZE” effect type, which provides the functionality of a simple sampler. When this effect type is selected, you can perform operations on screen DELAY = NOTE x 4 x (60/new TEMPO) to record (sample) and play back a sound.
  • Page 119: Using The Premium Rack

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack EFFECT EDIT window (when FREEZE is selected) Using the Premium Rack If the “FREEZE” effect type is selected, a PLAY button, REC button, and progress bar will The procedure to set up the I/O patches for the rack are the same as those for the effect rack appear in the special parameter field.
  • Page 120 Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack Editing the Premium Rack parameters NOTE • If you are inserting a processor into a channel that handles a stereo source, assign the R channel Each Premium Rack window includes the following items: insert-out and insert-in to the R input and output of the processor in the same way as steps 5 and •...
  • Page 121 “1073,” which was praised as one of the greatest devices developed by Mr. Rupert Neve. Turn LF and HF EQ on or off simultaneously. Yamaha’s VCM technology has modeled the EQ to the last detail, including the input/output transformer that was designed by Rupert Neve himself. As a result, this processor model Graph produces musically high-quality sound even when bypassed.
  • Page 122 Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack  U76 FB button Switches the gain reduction method between FF (Feed-Forward) circuit and FB (Feed- U76 is a processor that emulates a popular vintage compressor used in a wide range of Back) circuit. The button will light when FB circuit is selected. situations.
  • Page 123 Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack  Opt-2A METER switch buttons Switch the meter display. Opt-2A is a processor that emulates a popular vintage model of tube optical compressors. It • GR....Indicates the amount of gain reduction applied by the compressor. features smooth compression produced using optical components such as a CdS cell and an EL panel to control the level.
  • Page 124 Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack  EQ-1A (HIGH) BOOST knob Sets the amount of boost applied to the frequency band specified by the HIGH EQ-1A is a processor that emulates a famous passive-type vintage EQ. It features a unique FREQUENCY knob.
  • Page 125 Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack SIDECHAIN CUE button THRESHOLD meter Turn this button on to monitor the sidechain signal sent to the CUE bus. At this time, Indicates the sidechain signal level in relation to the threshold level. the graph indicates the response of the sidechain filters. Graph area SIDECHAIN LISTEN button Displays the equalizer response.
  • Page 126: Using The Graphic Eq, Effect, And Premium Rack Libraries

    Graphic EQ, effects, and Premium Rack Using the graphic EQ, effect, and Premium Rack  Premium Rack library For the Premium Rack, there are six library items for each module type. You’ll use the library libraries of the module type to store and recall Premium Rack settings. The libraries are numbered 000–100, and 000 is read-only data for initialization.
  • Page 127: I/O Devices And External Head Amps

    I/O devices and external head amps I/O devices and external head amps I/O DEVICE screen (DANTE PATCH page) This chapter explains how to use an I/O device or an external head amp that is connected to the QL series console. Before you proceed, use DANTE SETUP to specify the I/O devices that will be mounted.
  • Page 128 • If no Dante Audio Channel Label has been specified, the lower row will indicate nothing. • You can set the Dante Audio Channel Label using Audinate “Dante Controller” software. For the latest information, refer to the Yamaha pro audio website. http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/...
  • Page 129: Remotely Controlling An Rio Unit

    I/O devices and external head amps Remotely controlling an Rio unit CLOSE button Completes the settings and closes the window. This section explains how to remotely control an Rio unit that’s connected to the Dante connector. OUTPUT PATCH window Displayed when you press the device in the I/O DEVICE screen (DANTE PATCH page). Set STEP the output patch.
  • Page 130 I/O devices and external head amps I/O DEVICE screen (Rio page)  HA display This shows the HA settings of the I/O device. Press this area to open the I/O DEVICE HA window, in which you can make detailed head amp settings. Analog GAIN knob Indicates the analog gain setting.
  • Page 131: Remotely Controlling An Amp

    I/O devices and external head amps I/O DEVICE HA window  Remotely controlling from the input channels To remotely control the I/O device’s head amp from an input channel of the QL series console, Displayed when you press the rack in which the I/O device on the head amp side is mounted. operate the GAIN/PATCH window for the channel for which you want to control.
  • Page 132: Remotely Controlling Wireless Unit

    I/O devices and external head amps I/O DEVICE screen (AMP page) Remotely controlling WIRELESS unit This section explains how to remotely control a WIRELESS unit that’s connected to the Dante connector. STEP 1. Press the WIRELESS tab in the upper part of the I/O DEVICE screen. 2.
  • Page 133: Using An External Head Amp

    If an I/O card (such as an MY16-ES64 card) supports the remote protocol of an external head amp in the QL’s slot, you will be able to remotely control from the QL console some parameters of the external head amp (Yamaha SB168-ES or AD8HR), such as phantom power (+48V) on/off status, gain, and HPF.
  • Page 134 I/O devices and external head amps Connecting the QL series console to an SB168-ES  Ring connection To remotely control the SB168-ES from the QL series console, install an MY16-ES64 EtherSound card in Slot 1 on the QL unit, then use an Ethernet cable to connect the QL unit Audio signal to the SB168-ES.
  • Page 135: Remotely Controlling An External Head Amp

    I/O devices and external head amps Remotely controlling an external head amp I/O DEVICE screen (EXTERNAL HA page) An external head amp (“external HA”) connected via MY16-ES64 or NAI48-ES can be remotely controlled from the QL series console. For details on how to connect a QL series console with an external head amp, refer to “Using an external head amp”...
  • Page 136: External Ha Port Select

    I/O devices and external head amps EXTERNAL HA window VIEW switch buttons Switch the virtual rack display between SB168-ES and AD8HR. Select the view that’s Remotely control the external head amp. Display this window by pressing the virtual rack in appropriate for the connected device.
  • Page 137: Controlling An Internal Head Amp

    I/O devices and external head amps  Remotely controlling an external HA from the input channels on a QL INTERNAL HA window series console You will be able to use the external HA in the same way as the head amp on an I/O device or on the QL console.
  • Page 138: Midi

    MIDI MIDI NOTE As the port used for transmission and reception of MIDI messages, you can select either the rear panel MIDI IN/OUT connectors or an I/O card installed in slot 1. All of the functionality described This chapter explains how to transmit MIDI messages from an external device to the QL series in this section will be available on the port you select.
  • Page 139: Midi Setup

    MIDI MIDI/GPI screen (MIDI SETUP page) PROGRAM CHANGE MODE field Enables you to select the Program Change transmit/receive mode. You can select the type of MIDI messages that will be transmitted and received, and choose • SINGLE...... If this button is on, Program Changes will be transmitted and the port that will be used.
  • Page 140 MIDI MIDI SETUP window (for port selection) MIDI SETUP window (for channel selection) Here you can select the port that will be used to transmit and receive MIDI messages. This This parameter row enables you to specify MIDI Channels for MIDI message transmission window appears when you press the port select button for transmission (Tx) or reception (Rx) and reception.
  • Page 141: Using Program Changes To Recall Scenes And Library Items

    MIDI Using program changes to recall scenes and library MIDI/GPI screen (PROGRAM CHANGE page) items In the PROGRAM CHANGE page, you can specify how Program Changes will be transmitted and received, and choose the event (scene recall or effect library recall) that will be assigned The QL series console lets you assign a specific event (scene recall or effect library recall) to to each program number.
  • Page 142 MIDI When you execute a specific event on a QL series console, the Program Change of the • NO......Indicates the program number 1–128. corresponding program number will be transmitted on the MIDI channel shown in the • PROGRAM CHANGE EVENT list.
  • Page 143: Using Control Changes To Control Parameters

    MIDI TYPE field STEP Enables you to select the type of event. 1. Connect the QL series console to an external device. The following table lists the events you can select. 2. As described in “Basic MIDI settings” on page 138, select the ports and MIDI NO ASSIGN No assignment...
  • Page 144: Control Change

    MIDI MIDI/GPI screen (CONTROL CHANGE page) NOTE The channel on which Control Changes are transmitted and received is specified by the PORT/ You can specify how Control Changes will be transmitted and received, and specify the event CH field on the MIDI SETUP page (page 139).
  • Page 145: Using Parameter Changes To Control Parameters

    MIDI MIDI CONTROL CHANGE window Using Parameter Changes to control parameters Display this window by pressing any event in the CONTROL CHANGE page. In this window, On the QL series console, you can use a type of system exclusive messages called you can specify the event assigned to each control number.
  • Page 146: Recorder

    Recorder Recorder Assigning channels to the input/output of the recorder This chapter explains the functionality and operation of the recorder. Follow the steps below to patch the desired channels to the input and output of the USB memory recorder. You can patch any desired output channel or the direct output of an INPUT channel to the recorder input, and you can patch the recorder output to any desired input About the USB memory recorder channel.
  • Page 147 You cannot turn on this button and the PLAYBACK OUTPUT CUE button simultaneously. • MONO......MONO channel • CH1–64 (QL5), CH1–32 (QL1) Meters ......Direct output of an INPUT channel 1–64 (QL5) or INPUT Indicate the level of the signals input to the recorder. channel 1–32 (QL1) PLAYBACK OUTPUT L/R buttons •...
  • Page 148: Recording Audio To A Usb Flash Drive

    RECORDER screen (when selecting the USB tab) Channels that can be patched to the recorder’s outputs • CH1–64 (QL5), CH1–32 (QL1) ......INPUT channel 1–64 (QL5) or INPUT channel 1–32 (QL1) • STIN 1L/1R-STIN 8L/8R ......ST IN channels 1–8L/R...
  • Page 149 Recorder  Directory structure of a USB flash drive REC RATE button Switches the recording rate. When you connect a USB flash drive to the USB connector, a YPE folder and a SONGS folder You can choose 96 kbps, 128 kbps, or 192 kbps. Higher bit rates will improve the audio within that YPE folder will be created automatically in the root directory of the USB flash drive.
  • Page 150: Playing Back Audio Files From A Usb Flash Drive

    Recorder Playing back audio files from a USB flash drive RECORDER screen You can play back audio files that have been saved on your USB flash drive. In addition to files that were recorded on the QL series console, you can also play files that were copied from your computer to the USB flash drive.
  • Page 151: Editing The Title List

    Recorder Sub-directory REPEAT button Indicates each song’s track number, the name of upper level directory, and whether a If this button is on, after playback of the current song is complete, the recorder will play sub-directory exists (in the case that the directory has been selected). the first song on the list that is marked with a PLAY check symbol (unless there are no subsequent songs that are marked with a PLAY check symbol).
  • Page 152: Recording Or Playing Back Using A Computer Daw

    Recorder RECORDER screen (when selecting the USB tab) Recording or playing back using a computer DAW If you plan to add DAW software, such as Steinberg Nuendo, to an audio network that includes a QL console, you must use Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) software. DVS works as an audio interface, making it possible to transmit signals between a DAW and an audio network (that includes a QL series console and I/O devices).
  • Page 153: Word Clock Settings

    Recorder Word clock settings NOTE Please refer to the Dante Virtual Soundcard User’s Guide for more information on ASIO settings In a Dante network, the master device supplies accurate word clock to other devices on the (Windows). network. If the master device is removed from the network or breaks down, another device will automatically take over as the clock master.
  • Page 154 Recorder Setting up Dante Controller Setting up DAW software Connect the network port of the computer to a GbE-compatible network switch. Configure the You must make driver settings in your DAW software. In the device setting window, select computer to obtain an IP address automatically (this is the default setting). “Dante Virtual Soundcard-ASIO”...
  • Page 155: Using The Ql Console With Nuendo Live

    The QL series consoles can operate in an integrated manner with Steinberg’s Nuendo Live DAW software. The “Yamaha Console Extension” software which integrates the QL series and Nuendo Live can be installed in your computer, allowing you to operate Nuendo Live from the QL series console to easily perform multi-track recording operations.
  • Page 156 Recorder  Transport field Specifying DVS or Dante Accelerator Here you can operate the transport of Nuendo Live. Before you proceed, use DANTE SETUP to specify the I/O devices that will be mounted. For details, refer to “Mounting an I/O device on the Dante audio network”...
  • Page 157 • NO ASSIGN ......Not assigned ADDRESS field. Since the IP address of Dante Accelerator will differ from the IP address used by Yamaha Console Extension, you must specify the IP address manually. • DVS ........Select a DVS from the device list •...
  • Page 158 Recorder NOTE • Depending on the firmware version, Dante Accelerator might not support redundant networking. Refer to the following website to check whether your version of the Dante Accelerator firmware supports redundant networking. http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/ Playing a multi-track project STEP 1. Press the DANTE INPUT PATCH button in the RECORDER screen (Nuendo Live page). 2.
  • Page 159: Setup

    Setup Setup PASSWORD CHANGE button Press this button to open the PASSWORD CHANGE window, in which you can change the password. About the SETUP screen SAVE KEY button Press this button to open the SAVE KEY window, in which you can overwrite (save) the The SETUP screen enables you to set various parameters that apply to the entire QL console.
  • Page 160: User Settings

    NOTE The LOW or NO indication will appear if the battery runs down. In this case, immediately contact your Yamaha dealer or a Yamaha service center listed at the end of the operating manual User settings (separate document) to have the backup battery replaced.
  • Page 161: Setting The Administrator Password

    Setup Setting the Administrator password • Guest ....A Guest can use only the range of functionality permitted by the Administrator. Only one set of Guest settings is maintained inside the With the factory settings, the Administrator password is not set, meaning that anyone can log console.
  • Page 162: Create Key

    Setup CREATE USER KEY window STEP 1. To create a user authentication key on a USB flash drive, connect a USB flash drive to the USB connector. 2. In the Function Access Area, press the SETUP button. 3. In the SETUP screen, press the CREATE USER KEY button. 4.
  • Page 163: Login

    Setup Logging-in  Logging-in as Guest To operate the QL series console, you must log in as the Administrator, Guest, or a User. STEP User settings for the Administrator and Guest are saved in the console itself. However, to log 1.
  • Page 164: Changing The Password

    Setup NOTE • If no password has been set, you will simply be logged-in in step 6 when you press the LOAD button. • If the password was incorrect, a message of “Wrong Password!” will appear near the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 165: Save Key

    Setup Editing a user authentication key Changing the user level If you are logged-in as a user, you can edit your preference settings, USER DEFINED keys, You can view or change the user level. USER DEFINED knobs, assignable encoders, custom fader banks, master fader, comments, •...
  • Page 166 Setup USER SETUP window • WITH SEND......Restricts operation of that channel’s send parameters. (From MIX, From MATRIX) • DCA MASTER ....Restricts operation of that channel’s DCA group fader, ON/OFF, and ICON/COLOR/NAME. • DCA GROUP ASSIGN..Restricts changes of assignment to that DCA group. •...
  • Page 167: Preferences

    Setup USER SETUP window (PREFERENCE page) FILE LOAD Specifies the settings that will be applied when a file is loaded from a USB flash drive. The user authentication key contains settings such as the user level, preferences, and the USER DEFINED key settings (USER SETUP settings). Other data is saved in an “ALL” file. The “ALL”...
  • Page 168 Setup • DIGITAL I/O ERROR • LIST ORDER If this is on, an error message will appear when a digital audio I/O error occurs. Specifies the order in which scene memories and library items will appear on the list. When the NORMAL button is lit, the list appears in ascending numerical order. When •...
  • Page 169: User Defined Keys

    Setup USER DEFINED keys • The twelve buttons in the USER DEFINED KEYS page correspond to USER DEFINED keys [1]– [12] on the top panel. The name of the function or parameter assigned to each key appears to the right of the corresponding button. If nothing is assigned to the key, an indication of “---” will This section explains how to assign the desired functions to the USER DEFINED keys in the appear next to the button.
  • Page 170: Functions That Can Be Assigned To User Defined Keys

    SPECIFIC CH Select a channel from list 1). RACK EDITOR PREMIUM 1B MASTER — SENDS ON FADER — PREMIUM 8A CH 1-16 {QL5/QL1} PREMIUM 8B CH17-32 {QL5/QL1} INPUT METER CH33-48 {QL5/QL1} METER QL EDITOR OUTPUT METER CH49-64 {QL5} Access the corresponding screen of QL Editor.
  • Page 171 Setup FUNCTION PARAMETER 1 PARAMETER 2 Explanation FUNCTION PARAMETER 1 PARAMETER 2 Explanation OUTPUT Switch CUE on/off. MONITOR ON — Switch MONITOR on/off. CLEAR CUE OUTPUT Switch the monitor output on/off. SPECIFIC CH CUE the channel selected from list 2). While holding down this key, press the SEL key of a MIX or MATRIX channel to switch the CUE MODE...
  • Page 172 — Store the current settings. *1) QL5: CH1-CH64, QL1: CH1-CH32, ST IN 1L-ST IN 8R, MIX1-MIX16, MTRX1-MTRX8, ST L, ST R, MONO(C) If INPUT or ST IN is selected, switch output bus *2) QL5: CH1-CH64, QL1: CH1-CH32, ST IN 1-ST IN 8, MIX1-MIX16, MTRX1-MTRX8, STEREO, MONO(C)
  • Page 173: User Defined Knobs

    Setup USER DEFINED knobs • The four buttons in the SOFTWARE USER DEFINED KNOBS page correspond to USER DEFINED knobs [1]–[4] in the lower part of the touch screen. The name of the function or parameter assigned to each knob appears to the right of the corresponding button. If nothing is This section explains how to assign the desired functions to the USER DEFINED knobs in the assigned to the knob, an indication of “---”...
  • Page 174: Functions That Can Be Assigned To User Defined Knobs

    *5) SELECTED CH, QL5: CH1-CH64, QL1: CH1-CH32, ST IN 1L-ST IN 8R, MIX1-SIX16 *6) MIX1-MIX16, MTRX1-MTRX8, STEREO, MONO (C) LOW MID FREQUENCY *7) SELECTED CH, QL5: CH1-CH64, QL1: CH1-CH32, ST IN 1L-ST IN 8R, MIX1-MIX16, ST L, ST R, MONO (C) LOW MID GAIN *10) #1-#4...
  • Page 175: Custom Fader Bank

    Display the graphics of the top panel block and faders that are the current target for editing. The graphics vary depending on the console model. QL5: B (16 faders), MASTER USER SETUP window (CUSTOM QL1: B (8 faders), MASTER FADER BANK/MASTER FADER page)
  • Page 176: Console Lock

    • Custom fader bank settings differ between models, and are not compatible. For example, scenes stored by the QL5 cannot be recalled on the QL1. • In addition, the user level affects storing/recalling of custom fader bank settings. For example, if you are logged-in as a user or Guest, you cannot recall settings stored by the Administrator.
  • Page 177: Saving And Loading Setup Data To And From A Usb Flash Drive

    Setup Saving and loading setup data to and from a USB flash drive You can connect a commercially-available USB flash drive to the USB connector located to the right of the display, and save the internal settings and user authentication keys of the QL series console to the USB flash drive or load them from the USB flash drive.
  • Page 178 Setup SAVE/LOAD window File list This area lists the files and sub-directories that are saved on the USB flash drive. The The list will show the files and sub-directories that have been saved. highlighted line indicates the file selected for operations. 1 2 3 4 The file list contains the following items.
  • Page 179 Setup Saving the QL console’s internal data on a USB flash drive • INPUT/OUTPUT tab The following table lists the items that you can select. All of the QL series console’s internal data can be saved on a USB flash drive as a setting file. The saved file will have an extension of “...
  • Page 180 Setup Loading a file from a USB flash drive SOURCE field Indicates the internal data of the QL series console. Follow the steps below to load a QL settings file (extension .CLF) from the USB flash drive into the QL series console. DESTINATION field You can use the same procedure to load the following files as well as settings files.
  • Page 181 Setup LOAD SELECT screen • EFFECT/GEQ tab The following table lists the items that you can select. Button Data content EFFECT LIB Effect library GEQ LIB GEQ library • PREMIUM tab The following table lists the items that you can select. Button Data content 5033 LIB...
  • Page 182: Editing Files Saved On Usb Drive

    Setup Editing the files saved on the USB flash drive • ADMIN tab The following table lists the items that you can select. Follow the steps below to perform editing operations such as sorting the files and directories on the USB flash drive, editing the file names or comments, copying, and pasting. Type Data content ADMIN PREF...
  • Page 183: Formatting A Usb Flash Drive

    Setup  Editing file names/comments  Creating a directory STEP STEP 1. In the SAVE/LOAD window, press the FILE NAME field or COMMENT field of each 1. Press the directory icon or press the arrow button in the PATH field in the SAVE/ file.
  • Page 184: Word Clock And Slot Settings

    Setup Recovering after overcurrent at the USB port Word clock and slot settings Even if the connection with the USB device was stopped because an overcurrent condition “Word clock” refers to the clock that provides the basis of timing for digital audio signal occurred at the USB port, it is possible to use the USB device again without turning the processing.
  • Page 185 Setup WORD CLOCK/SLOT window • DANTE 48k • DANTE 44.1k The word clock supplied from the Dante jack on the rear panel of the console will be used as the clock source. • SLOT 1–2 The word clock supplied via a digital I/O card installed in a console slot will be used as the clock source.
  • Page 186: Using Cascade Connections

    Using multiple QL series consoles, or a QL console and an external mixing console (such as console. a Yamaha PM5D) in a cascade connection enables buses to be shared among the devices. Card name This can be convenient if you want to use an external mixer to increase the number of inputs.
  • Page 187 Setup CASCADE window (CASCADE OUT PATCH page) NOTE • If you are making a cascade connection between the QL unit and the PM5D, you can use the QL You can select the slot and output port that will output each bus. unit as the cascade slave by setting the PM5D’s CASCADE IN PORT SELECT to a slot.
  • Page 188 Setup Operations on the cascade master QL unit • Scene store operations • DIMMER (MONITOR screen) operations • Panel LED and display brightness (SETUP screen) operations STEP • Master mute group operations 1. In the Function Access Area, press the SETUP button. 2.
  • Page 189: Basic Settings For Mix Buses And Matrix Buses

    Setup Basic settings for MIX buses and MATRIX buses BUS SETUP window You can make various settings for MIX buses and MATRIX buses. Follow the steps below to change the basic settings for MIX buses and MATRIX buses, such as switching between stereo and monaural, and selecting the send point from which the signal of an input channel will be sent.
  • Page 190: Switching The Entire Phantom Power Supply On/Off

    Setup Specifying the brightness of the touch screen, PAN LINK button This button appears if SIGNAL TYPE is set to STEREO and the bus type is set to VARI. If LEDs, channel name displays, and lamps the button is on, the pan setting of signals sent from input channels to the corresponding two buses will link with the STEREO bus pan setting.
  • Page 191: Setting The Date And Time Of The Internal Clock

    Setup SCREEN FORMAT (Display format) Adjusts the brightness of the touch screen. Specifies the format in which the date and time of the internal clock are displayed. If the brightness is set to lower than level 2, the QL will start up next time with a You can select from the following display formats.
  • Page 192: Setting Up The Dante Audio Network

    Setup NETWORK window Setting up the Dante audio network You will use the QL series console to make Dante audio network settings for the console itself and the I/O devices connected to the Dante connector of the QL series console. This section explains how to make Dante audio network settings.
  • Page 193 Setup DANTE SETUP window (SETUP page) BIT select buttons Enable you to set the audio bit depth to 24-bit or 32-bit. • 24bit.......Use this when transmitting and receiving data to or from an Rio unit. When using a QL series system, you will normally use this setting.
  • Page 194 Setup Switching the CONSOLE ID and SECONDARY PORT NOTE • If you change the SECONDARY PORT, you must also change the method of connection between the QL series console and the I/O devices. For example if the connections used for the STEP REDUNDANT setting are left as they are when you change the setting to DAISY CHAIN, it will become impossible to send and receive audio.
  • Page 195 Setup  Connection examples and latency settings Redundant connections Simple 64-in/48-out Daisy chain connections Simple 64-in/48-out 4 hops = 0.5 ms 3 hops = 0.25 ms 3 hops = 0.25 ms Redundant connections Daisy chain connections FOH and monitor consoles are sharing 64-in/48-out. FOH and monitor consoles are sharing 64-in/48-out.
  • Page 196 Setup Daisy chain connections Redundant connections 256-ch HA remote (maximum size) Two consoles are sharing 256-ch HA remote (maximum size) 9 hops = 1.0 ms 4 hops = 0.5 ms 5 hops = 0.5 ms Reference Manual...
  • Page 197 Setup Mounting an I/O device on the Dante audio network I/O device select buttons Press one of the buttons to open the DEVICE SELECT window. The upper line of the Here’s how to select which of the multiple I/O devices on the Dante audio network will be button shows the device label.
  • Page 198 Setup  When the setup method select button is DEVICE LIST  When the setup method select button is SUPPORTED DEVICE To mount by choosing from a list of the I/O devices on the Dante audio network, press the If you want to select and mount an I/O device that is supported by the QL series, press the DEVICE LIST button to display the DEVICE LIST field.
  • Page 199 Setup  When the setup method select button is DVS or MANUAL NOTE • If there is one I/O device, set the I/O device’s UNIT ID to “1.” If you want to enter the device label of an I/O device and mount it, press the DVS or MANUAL •...
  • Page 200 Setup REMOTE HA settings HA device select buttons Press one of these buttons to open the REMOTE HA SELECT window. The upper line of Here’s how to select which of the multiple HA devices on the Dante audio network will be the button shows the device label.
  • Page 201 Setup Displaying the device status  R-series The Rio field of the I/O DEVICE screen shows indicators for the status of the R-series units You can use the touch screen to verify the status of a connected QL series or R-series unit and the Dante network.
  • Page 202 The indicators will remain lit/blinking cyclically until the problem has been resolved. resolved. If the green [SYNC] indicator is not lit, the device’s word clock is not defined. If service is necessary, please contact the Yamaha service center listed in the QL5/QL1 Owner’s Manual. [SYNC] indicators...
  • Page 203: Using Gpi (General Purpose Interface)

    Setup Using GPI (General Purpose Interface) An abnormality has occurred The rear panel GPI (General Purpose Interface) connector can be used as an input/output on the circuit connected to the Check the circuit connected to the connector. This connector provides five GPI IN ports and five GPI OUT ports. For example SECONDARY connector SECONDARY connector.
  • Page 204: Mode Select

    Setup NOTE POLARITY MODE select button • With latched operation, the function will switch between active and inactive each time a trigger is This button selects the polarity of the GPI IN port. input from the external switch. In this case, we recommend that you use a non-locking type of .....
  • Page 205 Setup POLARITY MODE select button This button selects the polarity of the GPI OUT port...... (Low active) Grounded when the GPI OUT port is active...... (High active) Open when the GPI OUT port is active. GPI OUT SETUP button The button shows the name of the currently-selected function or parameter.
  • Page 206: Fader Start

    Setup Using FADER START MIDI/GPI screen (FADER START page) Make FADER START settings if you want a device connected to a GPI OUT port to operate in tandem with fader operations. STEP 1. Connect an external device to the QL series console’s GPI connector. 2.
  • Page 207 Setup THRESHOLD field The following illustration shows how the signal that is output from the GPI PORT will change in each fader mode when a fader is operated. In this example, UPSTROKE in the • UPSTROKE/DOWNSTROKE knobs THRESHOLD field is set to –60.00, and DOWNSTROKE is set to –∞. (This illustration shows These specify the level that will be the threshold for outputting a trigger signal.
  • Page 208: Help Function

    You can use the [TOUCH AND TURN] knob or screen buttons to access the HELP window. 1. Save the Help file provided by Yamaha or a user-created text file on your USB flash • Turning the [TOUCH AND TURN] knob drive.
  • Page 209: Using User Defined Keys To Recall Help Directly

    Help function Using USER DEFINED keys to recall Help directly  Directly recalling the Help for a specific panel controller While holding down the USER DEFINED key to which you have assigned the Help function, press (or rotate) the panel controller for which you want to recall Help. If the explanation is ...
  • Page 210: Other Functions

    Other functions Other functions NOTE • Do not press any buttons until initialization is complete. • Once initialization is complete, you can continue operation by selecting a different menu instead This chapter explains various functions of QL series consoles that are not covered in other of pressing the EXIT button.
  • Page 211: Adjusting The Faders (Calibration Function)

    Other functions Adjusting the faders (Calibration function) NOTE • Faders for which a problem was detected at start-up will already be selected in step 3. • If the RESTART button appears, calibration has failed. Press the RESTART button to execute Depending on the environment in which you use the QL series console, discrepancies may calibration once again.
  • Page 212: Input Port Trim

    Other functions • INPUT PORT TRIM (Fine adjustment of the analog input gain) • SLOT OUTPUT TRIM (Fine adjustment of the slot output port gain) Access the INPUT PORT TRIM window, and make fine adjustments to the gain of the Access the SLOT OUTPUT TRIM window, and make fine adjustments to the gain of the specified analog input port in 0.1 dB steps.
  • Page 213: Adjusting The Led Color (Calibration Function)

    Other functions Adjusting the LED color (Calibration function) Adjusting the brightness of the channel name display If necessary, you can adjust the LED colors. Adjust the LED colors one by one. If necessary, you can adjust the brightness of the channel name display. STEP 1.
  • Page 214: Adjusting The Contrast Of The Channel Name Display

    Other functions Adjusting the contrast of the channel name display If necessary, you can adjust the contrast of the channel name display. STEP 1. While holding down the [SEL] key for Fader B in the MASTER section on the panel, turn on the power to the QL unit.
  • Page 215: Warning/Error Messages

    Channel Returned to Default Settings. Channel settings have been returned to the default settings. Ethernet. Please contact your Yamaha service center listed at the end of the All data has been initialized because the data in internal backup Owner’s Manual (separate document).
  • Page 216 Access is not possible because the USB flash drive is not ready. Power Supply Fan has Malfunctioned! contact your Yamaha service center listed at the end of the Owner’s Sync Error! [xxx] The QL series console is not synchronized to the [xxx] signal.
  • Page 217 Warning/Error Messages Message Meaning The currently entered UNIT ID is not unique on the Dante audio Unit ID Duplicated! network. The file you attempted to load from the USB flash drive is of an Unsupported File Format! unsupported format. USB Currently Active for Recorder Save or Load operations are unavailable because the USB memory function! recorder is recording or playing.
  • Page 218: Index

    Appendices Index Gain ............... Network address.......... USB flash drive Analog gain ..........Nuendo Live ..........Formatting ..........Gain Compensation ........Loading a file ........... Audio file (links to a scene recall)....Global Paste function........Loading Help/text file ....... Automixer ............ GPI...............
  • Page 219 Yamaha Pro Audio Global Web Site http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/ Yamaha Manual Library http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/ C.S.G., PA Development Division © 2014 Yamaha Corporation 402MA-A0...
  • Page 220 Contents EQ Library List..............DYNAMICS Library List ............Dynamics Parameters............Effect Type List..............Effects Parameters.............. Premium Rack Processor Parameters ........ Parameters that can be assigned to control changes ..NRPN parameter assignments ........... Mixing parameter operation applicability ......MIDI Data Format ............... Input/Output Specifications..........
  • Page 221: Eq Library List

    EQ Library List Parameter Parameter Title Title L-MID H-MID HIGH L-MID H-MID HIGH Parameter PEAKING PEAKING PEAKING H.SHELF L.SHELF PEAKING PEAKING PEAKING Title L-MID H-MID HIGH +3.5 dB +8.5 dB 0.0 dB 0.0 dB –0.5 dB 0.0 dB 0.0 dB +2.0 dB 11 Syn.
  • Page 222 DYNAMICS Library List Parameter Title Type Parameter Value Title Threshold (dB) –24 L-MID H-MID HIGH Title Type Parameter Value Ratio ( :1) PEAKING PEAKING PEAKING PEAKING Threshold (dB) –26 Attack (ms) +3.5 dB –10.0 dB +3.5 dB 0.0 dB A. Dr. BD COMPRESSOR 33 Bass Drum 3 Range (dB)
  • Page 223 Title Type Parameter Value Title Type Parameter Value Title Type Parameter Value Threshold (dB) –12 Threshold (dB) –17 Threshold (dB) –8 Ratio ( :1) Ratio ( :1) Ratio ( :1) Attack (ms) Attack (ms) Attack (ms) E. B. Slap COMPRESSOR Strings3 COMPRESSOR Solo Vocal2...
  • Page 224: Dynamics Parameters

    Dynamics Parameters  DUCKING Ducking is commonly used for voice-over applications in which the background music level is Dynamics Parameters are the following types. reduced automatically when an announcer speaks. When the KEY IN source signal level exceeds the specified THRESHOLD, the output level is Input channels Output channels attenuated by a specified amount (RANGE).
  • Page 225  COMPRESSOR  EXPANDER The COMP processor attenuates signals above a specified THRESHOLD by a specified An expander attenuates signals below a specified THRESHOLD by a specified RATIO. RATIO. Parameter Range Description The COMP processor can also be used as a limiter, which, with a RATIO of ∞:1, reduces the This determines the level of input signal level to the threshold.
  • Page 226: Effect Type List

    Flange FLANGE Flanger Parameter Range Description Proprietary Yamaha effect that produces a richer and more complex modulation Symphonic SYMPHONIC than normal chorus This determines the level at which compression is THRESHOLD (dB) –54 to 0 (55 points) applied.
  • Page 227: Effects Parameters

    Effects Parameters Title Type Description DelayEr. DELAYER. Delay and early reflections in series  REV-X HALL, REV-X ROOM, REV-X PLATE Delay+Rev DELAY+REV Delay and reverb in parallel DelayRev DELAYREV Delay and reverb in series Newly-developed two input, two output reverb algorithm. Delivers dense and rich DistDelay DISTDELAY Distortion and delay in series...
  • Page 228  STEREO REVERB  GATE REVERB, REVERSE GATE Two input, two output stereo reverb. One input, two output early reflections with gate, and early reflections with reverse gate. Parameter Range Description Parameter Range Description REV TIME 0.3–99.0 s Reverb time TYPE Type-A, Type-B Type of early reflection simulation...
  • Page 229: Delay Lcr

     MOD. DELAY  ECHO One input, two output basic repeat delay with modulation. Two input, two output stereo delay with crossed feedback loop. Parameter Range Description Parameter Range Description DELAY 0.0–2725.0 ms Delay time DELAY L 0.0–1350.0 ms Left channel delay time Feedback gain (plus values for normal-phase feedback, minus values for DELAY R 0.0–1350.0 ms...
  • Page 230  FLANGE  PHASER Two input, two output flange effect. Two input, two output 16-stage phaser. Parameter Range Description Parameter Range Description FREQ. 0.05–40.00 Hz Modulation speed FREQ. 0.05–40.00 Hz Modulation speed DEPTH 0–100% Modulation depth DEPTH 0–100% Modulation depth MOD.
  • Page 231: Dual Pitch

     DYNA.PHASER  DUAL PITCH Two input, two output dynamically controlled phaser. Two input, two output pitch shifter. Parameter Range Description Parameter Range Description SOURCE INPUT, MIDI Control source: input signal or MIDI Note On velocity PITCH 1 –24 to +24 semitones Channel #1 pitch shift SENSE 0–100...
  • Page 232  AUTOPAN  RING MOD. Two input, two output autopanner. Two input, two output ring modulator. Parameter Range Description Parameter Range Description FREQ. 0.05–40.00 Hz Modulation speed SOURCE OSC, SELF Modulation source: oscillator or input signal DEPTH 0–100% Modulation depth OSC FREQ 0.0–5000.0 Hz Oscillator frequency...
  • Page 233  REV+CHORUS  REV+FLANGE One input, two output reverb and chorus effects in parallel. One input, two output reverb and flanger effects in parallel. Parameter Range Description Parameter Range Description REV TIME 0.3–99.0 s Reverb time REV TIME 0.3–99.0 s Reverb time INI.
  • Page 234  REV+SYMPHO.  REVPAN One input, two output reverb and symphonic effects in parallel. This is a 1-in/2-out series-connected reverb and auto-pan effect. Parameter Range Description Parameter Range Description REV TIME 0.3–99.0 s Reverb time REV TIME 0.3–99.0 s Reverb time INI.
  • Page 235  DELAYER. Parameter Range Description One input, two output delay and early reflections effects in series. SYNC OFF/ON Tempo parameter sync on/off NOTE L Used in conjunction with TEMPO to determine left channel DELAY Parameter Range Description NOTE R Used in conjunction with TEMPO to determine right channel DELAY DELAY L 0.0–1000.0 ms Left channel delay time...
  • Page 236  DISTDELAY  FREEZE One input, two output distortion and delay effects in series. One input, two output basic sampler. Parameter Range Description Parameter Range Description DST1, DST2, OVD1, In MANUAL mode, recording is started by pressing the REC and PLAY DST TYPE Distortion type (DST = distortion, OVD = overdrive) OVD2, CRUNCH...
  • Page 237  AMP SIMULATE  COMP276S One input, two output guitar amp simulator. This effect emulates the characteristics of analog compressors that are widely used in recording studios. It produces a thick, strong frame sound suitable for drums and bass. You Parameter Range Description...
  • Page 238  EQUALIZER601  OPENDECK This effect emulates the characteristics of 70’s analog equalizers. Re-creating the distortion It emulates the tape compression created by two open reel tape recorders (a recording deck of typical analog circuits will add drive to the sound. and a playback deck).
  • Page 239 Premium Rack Processor Parameters Parameter Range Description LIM.ATK 0–120 ms Attack time of the limiter LIM.REL Release time of the limiter  Portico5033 LIM.KNEE 0–5 Knee of the limiter This models an analog 5-band EQ made by the RND company. LIM.BYP OFF/ON Bypasses the limiter...
  • Page 240  U76  Dynamic EQ This models a well-known vintage compressor/limiter used in a wide range of situations. This is a newly developed equalizer that dynamically changes the EQ gain in response to the input signal, controlling the amount of EQ cut or boost in a way similar to a compressor or Parameter Range Description...
  • Page 241: Parameters That Can Be Assigned To Control Changes

    Parameters that can be assigned to control changes Mode Parameter 1 Parameter 2 MATRIX 1 POINT – MATRIX 8 POINT Mode Parameter 1 Parameter 2 MATRIX 1 ON – MATRIX 8 ON NO ASSIGN — MIX TO MATRIX MATRIX 1 LEVEL H – MATRIX 8 LEVEL H MIX 1–MIX 16 MATRIX 1 LEVEL L –...
  • Page 242 Mode Parameter 1 Parameter 2 Mode Parameter 1 Parameter 2 LOW Q ATTACK LOW FREQ THRESHOLD LOW GAIN RELEASE H MIX 1–MIX 16 LOW MID Q OUTPUT DYNAMICS1 RELEASE L MATRIX 1–MATRIX 8 STEREO L–MONO(C) LOW MID FREQ RATIO LOW MID GAIN GAIN H HIGH MID Q GAIN L...
  • Page 243: Nrpn Parameter Assignments

    NRPN parameter assignments Parameter From (HEX) To (HEX) Parameter From (HEX) To (HEX) INPUT 0BCC 0C13 LOW TYPE 11EA 11F1 INPUT57-64 EQ INSERT ON MIX1-20, MATRIX, HIGH TYPE 11F2 11F9 Parameter From (HEX) To (HEX) 0C2C 0C49 STEREO LR INPUT57-64 HPF FREQ 11FA 1201...
  • Page 244 Parameter From (HEX) To (HEX) Parameter From (HEX) To (HEX) Parameter From (HEX) To (HEX) MIX9/10 20F6 214D BYPASS 26B4 26BB 27C4 27C9 MIX11/12 2156 21AD MIX BALANCE 26BC 26C3 GAIN1 27CA 27CF INPUT to MIX9/10-15/16 MIX13/14 21B6 220D PARAM1 26C4 26CB GAIN2...
  • Page 245 Parameter From (HEX) To (HEX) Parameter From (HEX) To (HEX) Parameter From (HEX) To (HEX) MATRIX1 SEND 2BEA 2BEE 325E 3262 3852 3857 MATRIX2 SEND 2BF0 2BF4 LOW Q 3264 3268 GAIN1 3858 385D MATRIX3 SEND 2BF6 2BFA LOW FREQ 326A 326E GAIN2...
  • Page 246 Parameter From (HEX) To (HEX) Parameter From (HEX) To (HEX) EXTERNAL GAIN1 3B06 3B0B 3CD6 3D05 INPUT GAIN 1 3B0F 3B15 SLOT OUT DELAY TIME HIGH 3D06 3D35 EXTERNAL GAIN2 3B16 3B1B TIME LOW 3D36 3D65 INPUT GAIN 2 3B1F 3B25 3D66 3D6D...
  • Page 247: Mixing Parameter Operation Applicability

    Mixing parameter operation applicability This table indicates which settings affect the behavior of each input channel and output channel parameter. It also indicates whether or not they can be linked as stereo, and whether or not they are relevant to the RECALL SAFE, GLOBAL PASTE, and USER LEVEL settings, and a channel library. ...
  • Page 248 RECALL SAFE, FOCUS RECALL, GLOBAL PASTE Channel Parameter CHANNEL LINK USER LEVEL Stereo Library Parameter Select button Pan/balance INPUT TO ST INPUT FADER/ON Pan Mode INPUT PROCESSING TO STEREO INPUT PROCESSING TO STEREO INPUT PROCESSING Mode TO STEREO INPUT PROCESSING INPUT CH ON INPUT CH ON INPUT FADER/ON...
  • Page 249  MIX Channels *8, *12 Linked for a RECALL SAFE, FOCUS RECALL, GLOBAL PASTE Channel Parameter USER LEVEL stereo pair Library Parameter Select button Name, Icon, Color MIX NAME, GLOBAL OUTPUT NAME OUTPUT NAME Output Patch MIX OUTPUT PATCH, GLOBAL OUTPUT PATCH OUTPUT PATCH Out Patch MIX INSERT PATCH, GLOBAL OUTPUT PATCH...
  • Page 250  MATRIX Channels *8, *12 RECALL SAFE, FOCUS RECALL, GLOBAL PASTE Linked for a Channel Parameter USER LEVEL stereo pair Library Parameter Select button Name, Icon, Color MATRIX NAME,GLOBAL OUTPUT NAME OUTPUT NAME Output Patch MATRIX OUTPUT PATCH, GLOBAL OUTPUT PATCH OUTPUT PATCH Out Patch MATRIX INSERT PATCH, GLOBAL OUTPUT PATCH...
  • Page 251  STEREO, MONO Channels *8, *12 Linked for a RECALL SAFE, FOCUS RECALL, GLOBAL PASTE Channel Parameter USER LEVEL stereo pair Library Parameter Select button Name, Icon, Color STEREO, MONO NAME, GLOBAL OUTPUT NAME OUTPUT NAME Output Patch STEREO, MONO OUTPUT PATCH, GLOBAL OUTPUT PATCH OUTPUT PATCH Out Patch STEREO, MONO INSERT PATCH, GLOBAL OUTPUT PATCH OUTPUT PATCH...
  • Page 252: Midi Data Format

    MIDI Data Format CONTROL CHANGE numbers 0 and 32 are for selecting banks. If [NRPN] is selected Control change Control change STATUS 1011nnnn Bn STATUS 1011nnnn Bn This section explains the format of the data that the QL series DATA Control number (00) NRPN LSB DATA...
  • Page 253: Bulk Dump

    2 SYSTEM REALTIME MESSAGE < MMC DEFERED PLAY > Module Name(mm) Data Number(dd) EQP-1A LIB “EQ-1A___” *20) Reception 2.1 SONG SELECT (F3) DynamicEQ LIB “DYNAEQ__” *20) If the [DEVICE NO.] matches or is 7F, receives this message and starts playback. Dante Input Patch LIB “DANTEIN_”...
  • Page 254: Parameter Change

    = b[I+1]+(0x80&b[0]); Data will be transmitted with the [Device Number] (MIDI CH) in [Tx CH] when System exclusive message STATUS 11110000 F0 [PARAMETER CHANGE Tx] is on. Manufacture’s ID number (YAMAHA) ID No. 01000011 43 STATUS 11110000 F0 System exclusive message n=0-15 (Device number=MIDI Channel) 3.3 PARAMETER CHANGE...
  • Page 255 “U76_____” Clear Only System exclusive message STATUS 11110000 F0 GEQ LIB 1-199 Opt-2A LIB “OPT-2A__” Clear Only Manufacture’s ID number (YAMAHA) ID No. 01000011 43 EFFECT LIB 28-199 EQP-1A LIB “EQ-1A___” Clear Only n=0-15 (Device number=MIDI Channel) SUB STATUS 0001nnnn 1n...
  • Page 256 Parameter change. The data will be echoed when [PARAMETER CHANGE ECHO] is on. This packet shows smallest library number range that exists and not read only. Manufacture’s ID number (YAMAHA) ID No. 01000011 43 The corresponding memory/library title will be changed immediately the data is Top number is requested number or more.
  • Page 257 Custom Fader Bank (Admin) “CFAD_ADM” System exclusive message STATUS 11110000 F0 CHANGE Tx] is on. Custom Fader Bank (Guest) “CFAD_GST” Manufacture’s ID number (YAMAHA) ID No. 01000011 43 System exclusive message STATUS 11110000 F0 User Level (Current) “UKEY_CUR” n=0-15 (Device number=MIDI Channel)
  • Page 258 The data will be echoed when [PARAMETER CHANGE ECHO] is on. Reception System exclusive message STATUS 11110000 F0 The data will be echoed when [PARAMETER CHANGE ECHO] is on. Manufacture’s ID number (YAMAHA) ID No. 01000011 43 Transmission n=0-15 (Device number=MIDI Channel) SUB STATUS...
  • Page 259: Input/Output Specifications

    RJ-45 LAMP *1. XLR-3-32 connectors are balanced jacks (1=GND, 2=HOT, 3=COLD). – 0V-12V XLR-4-31 type (QL5: x2, QL1: x1) *2. The PHONES connectors for stereo headphones are balanced jacks (Tip=LEFT, Ring=RIGHT, Sleeve= GND). USB HOST USB 2.0 – USB A Connector (Female) *3.
  • Page 260: Electrical Characteristics

    Rs= 150 Ω, GAIN: –6dB Master fader at nominal level and –84 –80 one Ch fader at nominal level. Rs= 150 Ω, GAIN: –6dB QL5: Master fader at nominal level and all –64 All INPUTs 600 Ω OMNI OUT 1-16...
  • Page 261: Mixer Basic Parameters

     Mixer Basic Parameters Output Function Function Parameter Type: Gate/Ducking/Comp/Expander Function Parameter Threshold=Gate: –72 dB to 0 dB Attenuator –96 dB to 0 dB  Libraries Others: –54 dB to 0 dB Frequency= 20 Hz to 20 kHz Ratio= 1:1 to ∞:1 Name Number Total...
  • Page 262: Pin Assignment Chart

    Pin Assignment Chart Signal Name Signal Name GPO1 GPO2 GPO3 GPO4 GPO5 GPI1 GPI2 GPI3 GPI4 GPI5 Data List...
  • Page 263: Midi Implementation Chart

    M IDI Implementation Chart Data List...
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