M7CL V3.5 Supplementary Manual
This supplementary manual explains the functionality that was added or changed in
M7CL firmware V3.5. Please read it together with the M7CL V3 operating manual.
 Added a File Load option (M7CL-48ES)
Main changes
 Support for AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer
(M7CL-48ES)
• When loading an M7CL settings file (*.M7C), you can
now select whether the AUTO CONFIGURE settings
will be applied to the console (p.7).
• By connecting the M7CL-48ES’s [3rd] port to a computer via a LAN cable, you can now perform direct
recording or conduct a sound check using the playback
from your DAW software (p.2).
 Support for using the HA encoders to control
attenuation values
• An external head amp connected via the M7CL-48ES’s
slot 1 can now be operated remotely (p.4).
• HA KNOB FUNCTION has been added to the PREFERENCE page of the USER SETUP popup window.
This lets you choose whether rotating the HA encoder
of the SELECTED CHANNEL area will control the
head amp gain or the digital attenuation. This setting
will also be applied to the OVERVIEW screen.
 ALTERNATE function added
 Other
• By holding down a user-defined key to which the
ALTERNATE function is assigned and operating an
encoder in the SELECTED CHANNEL area, you can
now perform operations such as switching a parameter
on/off (p.6).
• The PRE/POST status is now indicated by the index
color of the SEND LEVEL knobs (p.7).
 Support for remote operation of an external
head amp connected to a slot (M7CL-48ES)
• You can now access the CH LINK MODE popup window by pressing two [SEL] keys of the input channels
simultaneously.
• ATT has been added to the CH LINK parameters.
 Improved EQ operability
• Even if another user locked the console, it can now be
unlocked by an administrator password.
• The EQ [Q] encoder now allows you to switch between
peaking and shelving types (p.7).
• The PEQ “Q” parameter value goes up to 16.
1
EN
Support for AuviTran Network ASIO
Streamer
Direct recording
To record directly into a computer, change the M7CL48ES’s settings as follows.
By connecting the M7CL-48ES’s [3rd] port to a computer
(in which the AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer Driver
has been installed) via a LAN cable, direct recording or
conduct a sound check using the playback from your DAW
software (hereinafter called “sound check” in this document).
By performing direct recording first, you will be able to
conduct a sound check or simulate a rehearsal using that
sound source.
Choose FROM STAGE BOX mode for direct recording, or
choose FROM DAW mode to conduct a sound check.
1 Press the SETUP button to access the SETUP
screen.
2 Press the ASIO STREAMER button and the
FROM STAGE BOX button, making them light.
In order to send and receive audio signals to and from a
computer, the firmware must be updated to the following
versions.
• M7CL-48ES console: V3.5 or later
3 Press the SETUP button to close the SETUP
• EtherSound module: 0C18 or later
screen.
With these settings, the computer will receive the audio
signals that are being input to the M7CL-48ES’s ES IN
1–48 and the audio signals that are being output from the
M7CL-48ES’s ES OUT 1–16.
The M7CL-48ES will receive the audio signals from the
STAGE BOX into ES IN 1–48.
For the latest information on EtherSound modules and the
AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer, refer to the AuviTran
Corporation’s website.
http://www.auvitran.com/
The following software must also be installed in the computer.
FROM STAGE BOX
• AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer: V1.2.5 or later
Computer (DAW)
• ASIO-compatible DAW software
STAGE BOX
IN
1–48
IN
49–64
OUT
1–48
NOTE
• For details about settings on your computer and how to use the software, refer to the AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer user’s manual
and to the user’s manual of your DAW software.
EtherSound
connector
[3rd] port
FROM
STAGE BOX
• If you choose FROM DAW mode, the time display area in the function access area will alternate between showing the time and
[FROM DAW].
FROM DAW
• The patching within the EtherSound module is changed automatically by the AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer, but the patching of
the M7CL-48ES will not change.
ES IN 1–48
ES OUT 1–16
• ES OUT 1–24 are always transmitted to STAGE BOX.
INPUT PATCH
OUTPUT PATCH
M7CL-48ES
2
Sound check
To conduct a sound check using audio that was previously
recorded on a computer, change the M7CL-48ES’s settings
as follows.
NOTE
• Some audio signal delay will occur in FROM DAW mode, since the
audio signals pass through the computer. When you’ve finished the
sound check, switch to FROM STAGE BOX mode, or press the ASIO
STREAMER button to turn it off (unlit).
1 Press the SETUP button to access the SETUP
screen.
2 Press the ASIO STREAMER button and the
FROM DAW button, making them light.
3 Press the SETUP button to close the SETUP
screen.
With these settings, the computer will receive the audio
signals that are being input to the M7CL-48ES’s ES IN
1–48 and the audio signals that are being output from the
M7CL-48ES’s ES OUT 1–16.
The M7CL-48ES will receive the audio signals from the
computer into ES IN 1–48.
FROM DAW
Computer (DAW)
STAGE BOX
IN
1–48
IN
49–64
EtherSound
connector
OUT
1–48
[3rd] port
FROM
STAGE BOX
FROM DAW
ES IN 1–48
INPUT PATCH
ES OUT 1–16
OUTPUT PATCH
M7CL-48ES
NOTE
• If the console is restarted in FROM DAW mode, it will switch to
FROM STAGE BOX mode and then start up.
3
Support for remote control of an external head amp connected to a slot
Audio signals
Remote signals
M7CL-48ES
Now you can remotely control an external head amp connected to the M7CL-48ES’s slot 1.
By using this in conjunction with the EtherSound port built
into the M7CL-48ES, you can remotely control up to
twelve AD8HR units or up to six SB168-ES units.
NOTE
• If controlling via a slot, use AVS-ESMonitor to make EtherSound settings.
Slot 1
• If you want to use the console’s EtherSound port as well, set it up as
a separate EtherSound network. If you set it up as the same EtherSound network, the word clock will not be synchronized, and remote
control will not be possible.
Connecting an AD8HR via
the M7CL-48ES’s slot
MY16ES64
MY16EX
MY16EX
EtherSound [IN] connector
NAI48-ES
HA REMOTE connector
AES/EBU
connectors
To remotely control the AD8HR via the M7CL-48ES’s
slot, install the MY16-ES64 EtherSound card in the
M7CL-48ES’s slot 1, and use an Ethernet cable to connect
the MY16-ES64’s EtherSound [OUT] port to the NAI48ES’s EtherSound [IN] port.
To send the signals being input to the AD8HR to the
M7CL-48ES, use a D-sub 25-pin AES/EBU cable to connect the AD8HR’s DIGITAL OUT A (or B) to the NAI48ES’s AES/EBU port. Signals are sent and received from
the NAI48-ES to the M7CL-48ES via EtherSound.
It is also possible to “daisy-chain” multiple AD8HR units
to remotely control them simultaneously. To do so, connect
the AD8HR’s HA REMOTE 2 port to the second AD8HR
unit’s HA REMOTE 1 port. If you’re using an NAI48-ES,
a maximum of six AD8HR units can be connected.
DIGITAL OUT
A connector
HA REMOTE 1 connector
AD8HR 1
HA REMOTE 2 connector
DIGITAL OUT
A connector
HA REMOTE 1 connector
AD8HR 2
HA REMOTE 2 connector
DIGITAL OUT
A connector
HA REMOTE 1 connector
AD8HR 3
HA REMOTE 2 connector
Up to six units
4
 Ring connections
Connecting an SB168-ES via
the M7CL-48ES’s slot
Audio signals
Remote signals
If you want to remotely control an SB168-ES via one of
the M7CL-48ES’s slots, install an MY16-ES64 EtherSound card into the M7CL-48ES’s slot 1, and use an
Ethernet cable to connect it to the SB168-ES.
By daisy-chaining or ring-connecting multiple SB168-ES
units, and installing two MY16-EX expansion cards in the
M7CL-48ES’s slots, you can remotely control up to three
SB168-ES units simultaneously.
M7CL-48ES
NOTE
Slot 1
• If you’re also using the console’s EtherSound port, do not simultaneously ring-connect the two EtherSound networks. Word clock synchronization will not be possible if you do so.
MY16ES64
OUT
 Daisy-chain connections
Audio signals
IN
Remote signals
SB168-ES
M7CL-48ES
OUT
IN
SB168-ES
OUT
IN
Slot 1
SB168-ES
MY16ES64
MY16EX
MY16EX
OUT
IN
SB168-ES
OUT
IN
SB168-ES
OUT
IN
SB168-ES
5
MY16EX
MY16EX
ALTERNATE function added
Remote control of an external head
amp connected to a slot
You can now perform operations such as on/off by operating an encoder while holding down a user-defined key to
which the ALTERNATE function is assigned.
ALTERNATE mode is the state in which the user-defined
key to which the ALTERNATE function is assigned has
been pressed (i.e., is in the On state).
In order to remotely control an external head amp connected via the M7CL-48ES’s slot, an EXTERNAL HA tab
has been added to the VIRTUAL RACK window which
appears when you press the RACK button.
q
NOTE
• The ALTERNATE function lets you choose either LATCH or
UNLATCH. If UNLATCH is selected, ALTERNATE mode will be on
only while you hold down the user-defined key. If LATCH is selected,
ALTERNATE mode will toggle on/off, allowing you to use the function
without having to hold down the user-defined key.
• ALTERNATE mode will turn off when you switch between the OVERVIEW screen and the SELECTED CHANNEL VIEW screen, when a
popup window appears, and so on.
• In ALTERNATE mode, “ALT” will be displayed as the user name in
the function access area.
In ALTERNATE mode, the following encoders will
change their operation as described.
• [HA] encoder
Turn the encoder to adjust the attenuation value. If
[ATT] is selected for HA KNOB FUNCTION in the
PREFERENCE page of the USER SETUP popup window, the encoder will adjust the head amp gain.
q COMM PORT
This specifies whether the external head amp connected
via the M7CL-48ES’s slot will be remotely controlled. To
enable remote control, press the [SLOT 1] button to make
it light. If you do not wish to use remote control, press the
[NONE] button to make it light.
• [MIX/MATRIX] encoder
Turn the encoder to switch the corresponding send
between PRE /POST.
Press the encoder to switch the corresponding send on/
off.
• [HPF] encoder
NOTE
Press the encoder to switch the high-pass filter on/off.
• Remote control is not possible if the port that transmits or receives
MIDI messages is specified as SLOT 1. To allow remote control,
assign the MIDI port to other than SLOT 1.
• [DYNAMICS 1] encoder
• For details on operation, refer to “Remotely controlling an external
head amp” in the M7CL V3 owner’s manual.
Press the encoder to switch DYNAMICS 1 on/off.
• [DYNAMICS 2] encoder
Press the encoder to switch DYNAMICS 2 on/off.
NOTE
• In ALTERNATE mode, encoder functions in the SELECTED CHANNEL section other than those listed above are disabled.
6
Improved EQ operation
Added a File Load option
You can now choose whether the AUTO CONFIGURE
settings will be applied to the console when loading an
M7CL settings file (*.M7C).
This selection also applies when using the STAGE BOX
DATA CONVERSION dialog box to convert and load a
file.
If you have selected a LOW band or HIGH band whose
type can be switched, you can switch the type by turning
the EQ[Q] encoder while pressing it when the Q is set to
the maximum or minimum value.
LOW band:
• When Q is at the minimum value, you can switch to
LOW shelving by turning the encoder to the right while
pressing it.
• When Q is at the maximum value, you can switch the
band to high-pass filter by turning the encoder to the left
while pressing it (MIX, MATRIX, STEREO, and
MONO channels only).
HIGH band:
• When Q is at the minimum value, you can switch to
HIGH shelving by turning the encoder to the right while
pressing it.
• When Q is at the maximum value, you can switch the
band to low-pass filter by turning the encoder to the left
while pressing it.
For shelving, high-pass filter, and low-pass filter as well,
you can switch the type by turning the encoder while
pressing it.
q
q [WITH AUTO CONFIGURE SETTING] button
If you press this button to turn it on, AUTO CONFIGURE
settings saved in an M7CL settings file (*.M7C) will be
applied to the console when the file is loaded.
Other
Changed index color of knobs in the screen
The PRE/POST status is now indicated by the index color
of the SEND LEVEL knobs shown in the OVERVIEW
screen, the SELECTED CHANNEL VIEW screen, and the
MIX/MATRIX SEND popup window.
PRE (white)
7
POST (black)
Yamaha Pro Audio global web site:
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/
Yamaha Manual Library
http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/
U.R.G., Pro Audio Division
©2010 Yamaha Corporation
012POTO-A0
Printed in Japan
WY16630