Yamaha Digital Mixing Console DM3

The DM3 is a compact Dante-equipped digital mixing console with versatile capabilities that make it perfect for a wide range of applications. The DM3 offers superb sound quality, fast and easy setup and operation, and professional-level features.

  • 8 + 1 fader configuration
  • 9-inch multi-touch screen
  • Input mixing channels: 16 mono + 1 stereo + 2 FX return
  • Busses: 1 Stereo, 6 Mix, 2 FX, 2 Matrix (Supports Input to Matrix)
  • Local I/O: 16 Mic/Line (12 XLR + 4 XLR/TRS Phones Combo) inputs, and 8 (XLR) outputs
  • Dante: 16 inputs, and 16 outputs
  • USB: 18 inputs, and 18 outputs
  • 18 Effects, and GEQ on Mix 1-6 and Stereo channels
  • Sampling rate: 48kHz/96kHz
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 320 mm × 140 mm × 455 mm
  • Net weight: 6.5 kg
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Thanks to precise structural design and material selection, the DM3 Series combines a light weight of only 6.5 kg with a robust housing that can stand up to the rigors of touring.


Yamaha’s most compact Dante-compatible mixer, the DM3 delivers high-quality 96kHz sound using 16 analog inputs and eight outputs with low latency, and matches perfectly with the Tio1608-D I/O Rack for simpler, faster system setup.

*There are two models in the DM3 Series, the Dante equipped DM3 and the DM3 Standard, which does not feature Dante.


The DM3 Series comes equipped with two high-quality multi-effects processors featuring eighteen types of high-grade effects including the REV HD and REV R3— the first of its kind in Yamaha mixers— offer sound engineers the freedom to craft a sound that accurately reflects their own sonic sensibilities.


The Yamaha R&D team has worked with well-respected engineers and major manufacturers such as Audio-Technica, FitEar, Sennheiser, Shure, Ultimate Ears and Westone Laboratories to develop a selection of optimized QuickPro Presets™ for a wide variety of microphones and output equipment. With these practical presets even the novice engineer can get very close to the ideal sound, while experienced engineers will appreciate the significant time savings they offer. We prepared more than 200 presets for input channels, covering everything from vocals to drum sets all precisely tuned using a wide range of actual microphones and instruments. For output channels we developed presets for a variety of speaker systems and in-ear monitors such as Ultimate Ears with several variations to match different environments and room sizes. All of these can be used as-is when time is tight, but they are also great starting points for manual fine tuning. Setups created from the presets or from scratch can also be saved as additional presets.


Scene Presets are available for a variety of applications that use the DM3 Series for mixing, making setup quick and easy.

Real world engineers in our R&D group created these presets to increase speed of setup and allow more time for minor adjustments and rehearsal.


A wide range of applications help users respond as the situation demands, including DM3 Editor to complete settings in advance well before the performance, DM3 StageMix to remotely control the DM3 Series from onstage, and MonitorMix, which allows each performer to adjust their own monitor.


The DM3 Series condenses features needed for streaming inside a compact housing. Units are equipped with abundant analog I/O and USB terminals, making it possible to input audio to the DM3 Series and transmit the mixed audio directly to a computer with streaming software launched. With stereo and matrices, audio routing provides a high degree of freedom and allows mixing of audio for on-site and streaming use separately.

In addition, the Dante-equipped DM3* is ideal for standalone operation as well as for use as part of a larger streaming system featuring multiple consoles. For example, using two DM3 units allows the engineer to input the audio transmitted by Dante for on-site and streaming, or use two different mixes for these. The compact housing makes it the ideal console where space is limited, or for use in system expansion.

*The DM3 Standard is a non-Dante model, while the DM3 is a Dante-compatible model.


The DM3 Series inputs and outputs allow patches to be freely changed with ease. These consoles can handle minor modifications to the system flexibly to suit any location, which is extremely useful in situations where teams are divided by role.


DM3 Console team well with a digital audio workstation (DAW). DAW operations such as volume adjustment, play, and stop can be performed using the console’s faders and buttons as physical controllers for smooth operation while arranging. The DM3 supports a variety of DAW software suites, and comes bundled with Cubase AI—a stripped-down but powerful music production software platform. Switching to DAW Remote Mode is a simple one-step operation that can be performed by pressing CUSTOM 1 and 2 in the FADER BANK section together.


DM3 Series Consoles allow monitor levels to be controlled with faders. Access is simple and easy, for smoother, more accurate checking of mix balances. You can also use the customer fader function to assign monitor level control for smoother, more accurate mixes, or use User Defined Keys to adjust the volume separately by switching the source.


Both DM3 models support multitrack recording via USB to Host, while simple 2-track recording is possible using a USB memory stick and the USB connector on the front of both consoles. The Dante-equipped DM3 console also adds multitrack recording capability using the Dante Virtual Soundcard. Put simply, the DM3 Series offers a range of recording options that give users the flexibility to meet the demands of a variety of environments and applications.

*Dante Virtual Soundcard is not included.


DM3 Series are bundled with downloadable Cubase AI software from Steinberg. As one of the most advanced, comprehensive DAW suites available, Cubase has led the charge, providing users with a powerful and flexible platform for music production. Cubase AI offers these same core technologies and interface that have won Cubase worldwide acclaim.

Mixing CapacityInput Channels16 mono + 1 stereo + 2 FX return
Mix Buses6
Matrices2 (Supports Input to Matrix)
Stereo Buses1
FX Buses2
Cue Buses1
General Specifications
!/O ConnectorsAnalog Input16 Mic/Line (12 XLR + 4 XLR/TRS Phones Combo)
Analog Output8 (XLR)
Dante2 (etherCON: Primary/Secondary)
Network1 (RJ-45)
Phones1 (TRS Phones)
DC1 (XLR 4pin, DC power IN)
User Interface1x 9-inch multi-touch screen, 9x faders (8 channels + 1 main), 1x “Touch and Turn” rotary encoder
Recording & PlaybackPC/MacRecording 18 track, Playback 18 track
USB storage deviceRecording 2 track (USB hard disk / SSD / flash memory)
Playback 2 track (USB hard disk / SSD / flash memory)
Sampling frequency rate96 kHz / 48 kHz
Signal delayLess than 1.3 ms, (CH INPUT to OMNI OUT, Fs=96 kHz)
Frequency response+0.5, -1.0 dB 20 Hz-20 kHz, reference to the nominal output level@1 kHz, INPUT to OMNI OUT
Total harmonic distortionLess than 0.01 % 20 Hz – 20 kHz@+4 dBu into 10 kΩ, INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain= Min*1
Hum & noise levelEquivalent input noise-126 dBu typ., Input Gain= Max.
Residual output noise-84 dBu, ST main off*2
Dynamic range110 dB typ., DA Converter, 106 dB typ., INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain=Min.
Crosstalk-100 dB, adjacent INPUT/OMNI OUT channels, Input Gain= Min. @1 kHz*3
Power requirementsDC24 V/2.5 A, PA-L500 (100 V-240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz)
Power consumption43W
Dimensions (W x H x D)320 x 140 x 455mm (12.6″ x 5.6″ x 18.0″)
Net weight6.5kg (14.3 lb)
Included AccessoriesOwner’s Manual, Power Adapter, Download Information
Operating temperature0 – 40 °C
Storage temperature-20 – 60 °C