Yamaha Promix 01
Large images ..Available from 11/30/1999 until 11/30/1999
One of the first large diffusion digital mixing desks, not yet obsolete. The good points are, of course, the recall and the automation (thru a MIDI sequencer), but also a large panel of functions : 3-band parametric equalisers, 3 compressors, 2 internal effect buses, and 2 external buses. Down side: sharp ears will notice that the automation induces very low "clicks" (discontinuity of MIDI control changes) that can be heard at low levels (so, it's better to manage the fades during mastering process or on the DAT). I also have a problem with the data wheel, which had some problems in decreasing values. I don't know if it's a software or hardware problem. The lack of buses (only the stereo in) leads this mixing desk to a home studio environment, where tape or direct-to-disk recording could be managed with a specific peripheral. Nevertheless, using this desk in front of a recording device is not recommended because the internal compressor is not suitable for a good control of the recording level.