Yamaha DMP11

Digital mixing processor

Yamaha DMP11 digital mixer rack
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1988 (Aug.)
Initially sold for ¥198,000

The Yamaha DMP11 is a smaller brother of the famous DMP7 mixer in a more compact and arguably more comfortable form. Notable lacks compared to its sibling are the absence of an external send/return loop, motorized faders and some additional processing options.

Still, as the signal is entirely digital, DMP11s can be easily stacked via a (still widely available) 8-pin DIN connector: the stereo signal coming from the master will be mixed in the slave and so on, with the final output of the cascade coming out of the last module.

The quality of the included effects are comparable to the ones found on the SPX90, but operating the thing is quite slow due to the multiple functions each fader can have and the overall mix can get muddy very quickly with excessive bass frequencies input.

Can optionally be controlled via an RTC1 remote.

Features

All-digital signal processing

Analog signals are A/D-converted on entry into the console, and are handled and processed in digital form right up to the D/A stage at the stereo outputs. In addition to providing extraordinary signal processing versatility, this ensures that maximum signal quality is maintained from input to output.

2 digital effects systems

Each DMP11 channel features 2 effect loops that feed a high-performance internal digital multi-effect processor. EFFECTS 1 provides access to 20 different effects including reverb, gate reverb, delay, echo, flange, phasing, tremolo, symphonic, pitch change, etc. Individual parameters controlling each effect may also be programmed. EFFECT 2 feeds a 5-effect internal system. In addition, EFFECT 1 or EFFECT 2 can be assigned to a rear-panel EFFECT SEND jack for external signal processing.

Reliable multi-function faders

Like all other DMP11 parameters, fader settings can be memorized and recalled as needed. A single set of faders functions for channel level control and effect send level control to both of the DMP11's effect systems. Memorized fader settings can be graphically displayed on the LCD display panel.

Versatile digital EQ

Each DMP11 channel offers a versatile 2-band digital equalizer. Each band permits frequency control, plus or minus 15 dB gain control, Q adjustment over a broad 0.1 – 5.0 range, and peaking, shelving or dynamic mode selection.

Memory

The DMP11 features 96 internal memories which can store all console parameters. You can program and store 96 completely different configurations or "scenes", and recall them instantly whenever necessary.

MIDI control capability

Different memories (scenes) can be selected simply by sending the appropriate MIDI program change number to the DMP11 over a standard MIDI cable. It can even be connected directly to a MIDI sequence recorder for real-time storage of mixing and effect operations. For really complicated operations involving many simultaneous fades, EQ changes, etc., each operation can be individually overdubbed on the sequence recorder. Then you simply play back the sequence as you would with any other MIDI compatible musical instrument, and the entire mixing/signal processing process is recreated in fine detail.

  • Optional MLA7 8-channel Microphone Amplifier.
  • SOLO mode for individual channel monitoring.
  • Full stereo panning control.
  • Stereo master peak meters.
  • LCD mode and parameter display.
  • 7-segment LED memory number display.
  • Memory protection.
DMP11 and other mixing equipment (source: Yamaha)
DMP11 and other mixing equipment (source: Yamaha)
DMP11 on Sound On Sound, Nov 1989
DMP11 on Sound On Sound, Nov 1989

Technical
specifications

Sound source

44.1 kHz 16-bit linear A/D converter
44.1 kHz 16-bit linear D/A converter

Memory capacity

96 user patches

Connection terminals and interfaces

Channel inputs 1–8
Effects send
Stereo out L/R
Phones
Foot volume
Digital cascade IN, Digital cascade OUT
MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, MIDI THRU

Dimensions and weight

480w x 186.8h x 286.5d (mm)
8Kg