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Yamaha TF3 Digital Mixing Console

- Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha TF3 Digital Mixing Console TouchFlow Digital Mixer

Yamaha TF3 Digital Mixing Console

- Yamaha Corporation of America

TouchFlow Operation – Smooth, Natural Control Flow
Yamaha digital consoles have always been designed with input from leading engineers worldwide to ensure that the most efficient, intuitive operation is achieved. The highly regarded Selected Channel and Centralogic™ interfaces attest to the success of that approach. The TF series combines Yamaha know-how with new input from the field and the latest touch-screen technology to deliver an evolved experience in console operation. Smooth setup and operation, practical presets and scenes, refined design, and software applications that integrate seamlessly with the entire system: these elements comprise TouchFlow Operation, a new concept in console interfaces that offers unprecedented comfort and convenience in small consoles, for a wide range of users and applications.

In developing the TF series Yamaha engineers built from their existing base of acclaimed high-end mixer interfaces, adding intuitive control in an interface optimized for the type of touch panel control that has become a familiar feature in a wide range of applications. Allowing most operations to be carried out via the touch panel alone, the innovative TF series interface will quickly become second nature to a broad spectrum of users. Whether you have experience with Yamaha digital consoles, work with other digital consoles, operate analog consoles, or have never operated a mixer before, TF consoles will lead you to the desired results quickly and effortlessly through a smooth, efficient workflow. The availability of physical controls surrounding the touch panel further enhances control versatility and precision.

Touch Operation for Intimate Control
Refined for the smoothest possible operation via touch-panel control, the TF user interface offers a smooth workflow that can be an advantage in any mixing situation. The display content has been specifically designed for easy, direct accessibility, with a layout that promotes the most natural, efficient mixing. Touch panel operation is as easy as shaping the sound with your fingertips.

Touch & Turn Knob Offers Extra Control Precision
Like the CL series consoles, operation is based around Overview and Selected Channel windows. The overview display shows the parameters for eight channels at a time, while the Touch & Turn knob provides direct access to gain, 1-knob EQ™, 1-knob COMP™, gate threshold, effect send level, pan, and other parameters. Touch the highlighted parameter a second time to switch to the Selected Channel display when you need access to detailed parameters for finer control.

1-knob COMP™ & 1-knob EQ™: One Knob to Dial In the Ideal Sound

An experienced engineer can do a lot with a compressor: bring a guitar to life, add punch to bass, tighten up a snare, and make vocals ride clearly on the mix. The 1-knob COMP can do all of this quickly and easily, without the need to juggle multiple parameters to achieve the desired effect. Originally introduced in Yamaha analog mixers, the 1-knob COMP quickly became a popular and valued feature. It has now been further refined in a digital version that adds new setup ease and efficiency to the TF consoles. The same concept has been applied in a new 1-knob EQ feature that provides notably improved speed and smooth operation. 1-knob EQ has been painstakingly fine-tuned by Yamaha R&D staff in cooperation with distinguished sound engineers, to ensure that you can achieve outstanding results with minimum effort in the shortest possible time. A Vocal Mode makes it easier than ever to achieve a clear, well-defined vocal sound, while an Intensity Mode offers one-knob control over EQ curves you either select from the presets or create from scratch. But there’s more: the one-knob COMP and one-knob EQ are provided on the output channels too, so you can quickly achieve overall output compression or EQ that ideally matches the room and audience size. The output 1-knob EQ has a Loudness Mode in place of the Vocal Mode, effectively increasing the sound pressure level while maintaining optimum sound as you rotate the knob. Both the 1-knob COMP and 1-knob EQ provide quick access to the full compressor and EQ displays, so you can fine-tune settings as required.


  • GainFinder supports precision gain setup
  • QuickPro presets provide instant access to pro sound setups
  • Panel layout maximizes workflow efficiency
  • Comprehensive fader bank section
  • DCA roll-out enhances group control
  • TF Editor facilitates offline editing plus showtime control


Fader Configuration        24 + 1 (Master)
Mixing Capacity   
Input Channels    48 (32 mono + 2 stereo + 2 return)
    Aux Buses    20 (8 mono + 6 stereo)
    Stereo Buses    1
    Sub Buses    1
Input channel functions       
    8 DCA Groups
24 mic/line (XLR/TRS combo) + 2 stereo line (RCA pin)
    Outputs    16 (XLR)
    Expansion slots    1
On-board processors   
8 Effects + 10 GEQ
Sampling frequency rate   
48 kHz
Signal delay       
Less than 2.6 ms, INPUT to OMNI OUT, Fs=48 kHz
100 mm motorized, Resolution = 10-bit, +10 dB to –138 dB, –∞ dB all faders
Total harmonic distortion       
Less than 0.05% 20 Hz–20 kHz @+4 dBu into 600 Ω , INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain=Min. (Measured with a –18 dB/octave filter@80 kHz)
Frequency response       
+0.5, –1.5 dB 20 Hz–20 kHz, refer to +4 dBu output @1kHz, INPUT to OMNI OUT
Dynamic range       
110 dB typ., DA Converter, 107 dB typ., INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain=Min.
Hum & noise level   
Equivalent input noise   
–128 dBu typ., Input Gain=Max. (Measured with an A-Weight filter)
Residual output noise   
–85 dBu, ST master off (Measured with an A-Weight filter)
–100 dB (Measured with a –30 dB/octave filter@22 kHz), adjacent INPUT/OMNI OUT channels, Input Gain=Min.
Power requirements       
100–240 V 50/60 Hz
Power consumption       
120 W
Dimensions W 716 mm (28.2in) H 225 mm (8.9in) D 599 mm (23.6in)
Net weight    17.0 kg (37.5lb)
Quick Guide, Power Cord, Nuendo Live
Expansion Card, Foot Switch (FC5)
Operating temperature range: 0–40 °C, Storage temperature range: -20–60 °C

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