Yamaha Digital Mixer Series DM7

The DM7 is a Dante-equipped versatile digital mixing console with unparalleled sound quality, ease of operation, and high reliability that make it perfect for a wide range of applications. The DM7 is configured with 24 + 4 faders and a 2 x 12” + 1 x 7” multi-touch screen.

  • Input mixing channels: 120 mono
  • Buses: 48 Mix + 12 Matrix + 2 Stereo
  • Display: 12.1″ multi-touch screen x 2, 7″ multi-touch screen x 1
  • Faders: 28 (12 + 12 + 4)
  • Analog I/O: 32 inputs / 16 outputs
  • Dante: 144 in / 144 out
  • AES/EBU: 2 in / 2 out (with SRC)
  • Slot: PY Slot x 1
  • USB Audio Interface: 18 in / 18 out
  • Power supply: Redundant power supply built-in
  • Power consumption: 240 W
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 793 mm x 324 mm x 564 mm (31.3″ x 12.8″ x 22.2″)
  • Net Weight: 23.5 kg (51.8 lb)
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Throughout Yamaha’s long history of developing state-of-the-art digital mixers, there is one concept that we have consistently adhered too— the ideal starting point for sound creation is a totally natural, or “transparent” sound. This concept of natural sound is exemplified by the DM7 series high-end input section, producing a high-fidelity, uncolored sound that serves as the engineer’s canvass to color, shape, and recreate, using the DM7 series built-in plug-ins, EQ, and dynamics. All in all, the DM7 series has evolved in every aspect to help engineers create their ideal sound.


It all starts with your sound, and if the input section of your mixer is compromised or lacking in any way, your mix isn’t likely to meet your, or your audience’s expectations. To meet our own very strict standard of sound quality, the inputs of Yamaha consoles and I/Os are meticulously designed and constructed. We take every aspect of the initial input stage into consideration in order to achieve our signature “transparent sound”, from the individual components, power supply, and grounding, to the circuit layout, and mechanical structure of the inputs.

In addition, the DM7 series supports sample rates up to 96kHz for superior, high-resolution sound quality.


The DM7 series Channel Strip is equipped with numerous advanced functions for convenient, intuitive sound creation. In addition to the Channel EQ inherited from the RIVAGE PM, the newly added FET Limiter and Diode Bridge Compressor offer expanded dynamics control, while the new “History” function combines with the existing comps and gates for easier and more precise dynamics adjustment than ever. The “Mix Balance” parameter is yet another new function that allows you to easily mix the original sound with a compressed sound and apply parallel compression. In addition, the order of EQ and Dynamics 2 can now be changed to suit your creative preferences, further expanding the range of sound creation.

The DM7 series also features the Dan Dugan automatic mixer with up to 64 channels in the channel strip as a standard feature. In cooperation with Dan Dugan Sound Design, a US company renowned for its proprietary algorithm-based automatic microphone mixer, the automatic mixer function can be conveniently accessed from the channel strip without the need for EQ RACK resources.

The input meters now also include a histogram display to help adjust HA levels.


The DM7 series is equipped with an extensive suite of plug-ins to accommodate a wide range of applications, including VCM models of the renowned Portico 5033 equalizer and Portico 5043 compressor/limiter— both developed through close cooperation with Rupert Neve Designs. Also included are Yamaha’s original plug-ins, such as the DaNSe dynamic noise suppressor, and the Dynamic EQ, which are well known among audio engineers.

The FX RACK features high-quality multi-effects processors with forty-three types of high-grade effects including the newly equipped REV HD and REV R3 to inspire a broader depth of creative sound reproduction.


The DM7 series advanced graphical user interface is an audio engineer’s delight, offering the ultimate in touch operation convenience that gives users instant intuitive access to the console’s impressive depth of functionality.

The Selected Channel View, which provides a list of operational information on the channel strip, retains the best aspects of previous GUI’s but with an updated operation format that requires fewer steps and less time than ever before.

The same familiar touch screen operation that you use in your daily life is now available on your mixer.


The DM7 series ranges from the full-featured DM7-EX, which combines a large 2-bay DM7 with a DM7 control panel equipped with a physical controller, to the rack-mountable DM7 Compact, which is powerful and flexible despite its compact size. With four DM7 systems in total, bundled software, controllable devices, and more, this versatile lineup makes it easier than ever to find the perfect fit for your mixing style, environment, and workflow.


The DM7 series multiple touch screens provide fast, intuitive operability that will make your mixing experience easier and more enjoyable. The large 12-inch screen provides convenient operation that will allow you to focus more energy on sound creation, and includes the Selected Channel View which ensures all the relevant mixing information you need is close at hand. The newly added 7-inch Utility screen allows you to monitor essentials such as Scene List, User Defined Keys, and Meter at all times for quick and efficient operation.


The DM7 series inherited the Selected Channel View and Overview from the RIVAGE PM series, but also features an updated, more intuitive operation, suitable for the increasing demands of the current state of the art. The Selected Channel View provides a list of important information for each individual channel, giving you quick access to the parameters you want to adjust. It also incorporates the advantages of touch panel operation to reduce the number of steps required to carry out tasks.

Overview, which enables analog console-like operation, is also still available. It lists information on multiple channels, allowing quick access to the parameters of the channel you’re using.


The DM7 series features a multi-language option for individual channel names enabling more comfortable and intuitive operation. Displaying the names of artists and instruments in native languages will also help operators with limited audio production or sound reinforcement experience to operate the system.

* Multi-language channel names can be inputted via the Editor or StageMix.


Ease of transport and a fast setup are among the most important features for mixing consoles in most environments and applications. With the DM7 series, the angle of the display, the pitch of the faders and buttons, and the position of the strip lights have all been carefully designed to maintain the high operability and visibility of the display in a compact chassis. The DM7 Compact can also be rack-mounted by removing the side pads, making the most of limited space at live sites.


Split Mode allows you to use one mixer as if it were two. Even if you only have one DM7 series console due to space limitations, you can mix FOH and Monitor, or FOH and Streaming, etc. just as you would with two separate consoles.


Yamaha digital mixers have always evolved along with emerging technologies, and perhaps even more importantly, we have adapted a lot of their functionality and operability in response to feedback and input from the people that use our mixers on a daily basis. The DM7 series newly added “Assist”, is an efficient new feature that takes care of important, but more procedural tasks, allowing operators to hone their creative workflow. Assist is a function that “suggests” HA adjustment, naming, and balanced fader levels—all audio engineering essentials— to help engineers focus on more creative work and communication, thereby reducing setup and preparation time. HA Assist suggests a suitable HA level according to the input signal level, Naming Assist uses input signal information to suggest an icon/channel name for each channel, and Fader Assist suggests fader balance for the assigned channel. These suggestions will continue to evolve based on your feedback and recommendations.


The DM7 series offers 144ch in/out via Dante, a combination of software, hardware and networking protocols which has become an industry standard, adopted and integrated into audio equipment from professional audio manufacturers. Dante allows for the transmission of hundreds of audio channels over a single Ethernet cable, allowing you to build a powerful system with a flexible and expandable network without having to worry about the number of channels in any field. Of course, HA Remote and device control are also supported, and the Device Mount function allows for easy patching and control with Dante enabled equipment.

Mixing CapacityInput Channels120 mono
Mix Buses48
Matrices12 (Input to Matrix supported)
Stereo Buses2
Mono Buses1 (Stereo B can be changed)
Cue Buses2
General specifications
I/O ConnectorsAnalog Input32
Analog Output16
DantePrimary / Secondary
AES/EBU Input2 (4ch) with SRC
AES/EBU Output2 (4ch) with SRC
Expansion Slot (PY Slot)1
Word Clock I/OIn / Out
MIDINo (MIDI protocol supported on USB to HOST)
GPI5 in / 5 out
USB TO DEVICE2 (File Save / Load, 2 Track Rec / Play)
Meter BridgeOn screen
Lamp0 (Bulit-in LED Strip Light)
Video OutNo
TC InYes
AC2 (V-Lock Type)
External Redundant Power SupplyBuilt-in dual power supply
Scene MemoryNumber of Scenes500
Recall SafeYes
Focus RecallYes
Fade TimeYes
PreviewYes: Future Update
Selective Load / SaveYes
Global PasteYes
Event ListNo
Tactile Control KeysNo
Input Channel FunctionsInput A/BYes
Gain CompensationYes
Digital GainYes (-96 dB to +24 dB)
AttenuatorYes (-96 dB to +24 dB)
HPF20 Hz to 2,000 Hz, -6/-12/-18/-24 dB/oct Selectable
PEQ4 Band Full PEQ (4 algorithms, RTA overlay supported)
LPF20 Hz to 20 kHz, -6/-12 dB/oct
Dynamics 1Legacy Comp / Comp260 / Expander / Gate / Ducking / De-Esser
Dynamics 2Legacy Comp / Comp260 / Expander / Gate / Ducking / De-Esser / FET Limiter / Diode Bridge Comp
Input DelayYes (0 ms to 1,000 ms)
PanCenter Nominal / LR Nominal
DCA Group24 (Output DCA supported)
DCA RolloutYes
MUTE Group12
Number of Inserts4 slots on 1 insert point
Dan Dugan AutomixerYes (Up to 64ch)
Direct OutYes
Output Channel FunctionsPEQ8 Band Full PEQ
GEQVirtual Rack (EQ Rack)
Dynamics 1Legacy Comp / Comp260 / Expander / Gate / Ducking / De-Esser / FET Limiter / Diode Bridge Comp
Output Channel DelayYes (0 ms to 1,000 ms)
MUTE Group12
Number of Inserts4 slots on 1 insert point
Premium RackNumber of DSP Resources64
Mountable Plug-insRND Portico5033 / RND Portico5043 / Portico 5045 / U76 / Opt-2A / Comp276 / Buss Comp 369 / MBC4 / DaNSe / EQ-1A / Equalizer601 / Dynamic EQ / Dynamic EQ4 / REV-X / OpenDeck / Analog Delay / Max100 / Vintage Phaser / Dual Phaser / HQ.Pitch
Effect RackNumber of DSP Resources16
Number of Effect Types43
EQ RackNumber of DSP Resources32
Mountable Devices31BandGEQ / Flex15GEQ / 8Band PEQ (RTA overlay supported)
DanteNumber of I/O Channels144 in / 144 out
Number of I/O devices that can be discovered from the console127 *1
Number of I/O devices that can be mounted24
Number of I/O devices with HA remote control24
Dante Patch from ConsoleYes
USB to HostNumber of Audio I/O Channels18 in / 18 out
MonitorSolo ModeYes
OscillatorSine Wave 1ch / Sine Wave 2ch / Pink Noise / Burst Noise
Other FunctionsPort to PortYes
Timecode Reader/DisplayYes
Timecode ChaseNo
GPIYes (5 in / 5 out)
OSC ServerYes
DAW RemoteYes
Nuendo Live: Control IntegrationYes
Virtual SoundcheckYes
Wireless Mic MonitoringYes
Delay CompensationYes
Output Port DelayYes(Up to 20 ports)*Future Update
Sub InYes
User LevelsYes
Channel LinkYes
Temporary Channel LinkYes *Future Update
Multi Language Channel NamesYes
Mix/Matrix to InputYes
Split ModeYes
AssistYes (HA / Naming / Fader)
User InterfaceDisplays12.1” multi-touch x 2, 7” multi-touch x 1
Faders24 + 4
Channel / Screen EncodersYes
Channel Name / Color DisplaysNo (on-screen)
Custom Fader BanksYes
Shift KeysYes
User Defined KeysSurface: 12 (6 keys x 4 banks), Utility Screen (On-screen): 12 (12 keys x 4 banks)
User Defined KnobsYes (by 4 encoders below the Utility screen)
Touch and Turn KnobsYes
Monitor Level KnobsNo
Arm RestYes
Rack MountableNo
SoftwareEditorDM7 Editor (Win/Mac)
StageMixDM7 StageMix
Console File ConverterYes
ProVisionaire Control/TouchYes
Software PackageBroadcast Package, Theatre Package
DimensionsW793 mm (31.3″)
H324 mm (12.8″) *including the rubber feet
D564 mm (22.2″)
Net weight23.5 kg (51.8 lb)