Yamaha's latest flagship digital console is aimed at the professional market sure, it owes a lot to the feedback of users of the highly successful O2R console which seems to have become omni-present in project and post production studios worldwide.
The DM2000 is a logical step up from that - it features 96 input channels and full 96kHz/24bit resolution with a multitude of discrete buttons and control knobs for hands on action.
Yamaha are aiming squarely at the professional market with this console as the £14,500 (+/-$20,000) price tag would imply but you get a hell of a lot of console for your money. Effectively is boasts over NINE times the processing power of the O2R with 6 expansion slots providing a multitude of interfacing options along side the Waves Y56K processor board plus (we're told) more to come.
If you are already familiar with the Yamaha way of working, then this will be an easy learning curve for you.
As well as the plethora of dedicated function controls, the DM2000 features a DAW control section, with the usual tape style transport control plus extensive support for Digidesign’s ProTools ® system for full control of mixing and processing
parameters, as well as transport/track-arming control and access to editing functions, directly from the DM2000 control surface.
Support for Steinberg’s Nuendo ® DAW is also under development.
Integration with the computer of your choice can be handled via USB or midi. The DM2000 comes
with the Studio manager application for both Macintosh ® and Windows ® platforms, allowing total control and management of
all DM2000 parameters via a comprehensive graphic interface.
If you want to know more - we just can't cover all the details here, try the PDF preliminary brochure
The DM2000 will be fully in production by April though we were told that the first run has already been sold.....