Yamaha TF3 Mixer Review
Function: Digital Mixer
Overview: Yamaha has always been on the forefront of digital mixers, and the TF series may be most user-friendly digital mixer yet. The TF3 is a compact console with 25 motorized faders, 24 channels and 20 aux sends, perfect for medium-sized venues. The TF3 mixer is setup for the easiest possible workflow for unprecedented convenience in a compact console.
Application: It’s easy to see why mixing engineers are raving about the new TF series consoles with their gain, EQ and compression shortcuts that sound incredible. Whether you like to touch the screen to create EQ curves or use traditional knobs, the TF has it, and you can utilize presets, one-knob EQ, or GainFinder or fine-tune each channel the traditional way. We loved how the console provided traditional data in addition to the shortcuts, for instance, when you use GainFinder, you turn up the gain until the indicator turns green, but a numerical gain meter is located on the same screen, providing a great education tool for your volunteer FOH engineer. The Yamaha TF3 sounds great and performs wonderfully, but the real magic is in the way the interface lets you interact with the console, saving valuable time for your FOH staff.