Yamaha DM 2000 VCM v2 Digital Mixer

96-channel Digital Mixer with 96 Inputs, 22 Buses, 24-bit/96kHz Resolution, Analog-modeled Plug-ins, ISSP Surround Field Technology, and DAW Integration
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Yamaha DM 2000 VCM v2 Digital Mixer
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Innovative Design Meets Cutting-edge Digital Technology

The Yamaha DM 2000 VCM 96-channel digital mixer is a state-of-the-art, feature-packed production console. Not only do you get tight integration with Nuendo and Pro Tools, multichannel digital broadcast capability, and integrated Internet delivery of your content, but you also get a plethora of analog-modeled plug-ins, REV-X reverb processors, and ultra-realistic iSSP surround field technology — all in pristine 24-bit/96kHz resolution. On top of that, the DM 2000 VCM is the first console of its kind to receive approval under the globally recognized THX pm3 surround standard. The DM 2000 VCM is ready to meet market demand for high-quality surround-sound media, as well as the unique needs of broadcast and post-production facilities.

High-performance Digital Audio

Precise 24-bit/96kHz audio and powerful processing

Featuring a custom DSP-7 LSI for ultra-high-speed 32-bit internal processing, the Yamaha DM 2000 VCM is a powerful performer, even when you max out its 96 input channels at 96kHz. Every analog input and output on the DM 2000 VCM (including its 24 microphone/line inputs) is built for performance, employing high-precision 24-bit AD/DA converters to give you an astounding 110dB of dynamic range. Of course, the analog components of the DM 2000 VCM are no slouch either, delivering pristine, uncolored preamplification before your signal even hits an A/D converter.

  • Ultra-high-speed 32-bit internal processing
  • High-precision 24-bit AD/DA converters
  • 110dB of dynamic range
  • Top-shelf analog circuitry and components

96-input, 22-bus Mix Capacity at 96kHz

Powerful channel functions with flexible control and patching

The Yamaha DM 2000 VCM gives you massive amounts of I/O (a 96-input, 22-bus mix capacity to be exact), so it'll never leave you wishing for more. On top of that, each of these input channels includes a 4-band parametric EQ, gating, compression/limiting, and up to 453ms of delay. If that wasn't enough, you also get eight group buses, 12 auxiliary buses, four stereo matrices, a host of inserts, and a main stereo bus.

The DM 2000 VCM was built with surround applications in mind — you can use group buses 1 through 6 as stereo surround buses, and a Bus to Stereo function allows for easy sub-mixing as well as downmixing of 5.1 or 3-1 surround to stereo. Highly configurable, all of the DM 2000 VCM's inputs, outputs, insert patch points, direct outputs, and effect sends and returns can be easily patched and routed, thanks to its easy-to-read LCD display. And what's best, you can conveniently save your patch settings as library data for fast and easy recall.

  • 96-input, 22-bus mix capacity
  • EQ, gating, dynamics, and delay on each input
  • Intuitive patching and routing
  • Patch settings can be saved and recalled

Advanced Multi-effect Processing

Processing provides premium production power

Packed with eight internal effects processors, the Yamaha DM 2000 VCM puts a plethora of sound-shaping tools at your disposal. You get multiband compression and surround-compatible 5.1 reverb and modulation, usable both as a send/return loop and as inserts effects. You also get six 31-band graphic EQs with switchable 6dB, 15dB, or 24dB ranges.

The crown jewel of the DM 2000 VCM's effects, however, is its inclusion of Yamaha's remarkable Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology, which effectively models various pieces of analog gear, right down to their individual components, injecting your mix with an abundance of authentic-sounding analog vibe. You also get Yamaha's iSSP (Interactive Spatial Sound Processing) technology, which introduces unprecedented sound field positioning precision and versatility into your surround projects. On top of that, you get a complete suite of Yamaha REV-X reverb effects!

  • Multiband compression and surround-compatible reverb and modulation
  • Six 31-band graphic EQs with switchable ranges
  • Virtual Circuitry Modeling analog emulations
  • iSSP technology
  • Yamaha REV-X reverb

Extensive, Expandable I/O

Everything you need for every type of application

The Yamaha DM 2000 VCM provides you with six mini-YGDAI expansion card slots, for up to 16 additional channels of digital I/O in AES/EBU, ADAT, or TASCAM format. You can also expand your system with sold-separately double-speed 96kHz (AES/EBU) digital I/O cards, 96kHz-compatible AD/DA cards, and a range of analog I/O cards.

You can use the DM 2000 VCM's Cascade connector to link two consoles together, giving you up to 192 input channels. With versatile MIDI control, USB and RS422 To Host connectors, an XLR-type SMPTE time-code input, a 9-pin D-Sub remote connector that supports P2 commands or remote HA control, and a 25-pin D-Sub control connector, the DM 2000 VCM gives you the extensive control you need for any type of application.

  • Six mini-YGDAI expansion card slots
  • Cascade two consoles together
  • Extensive control for any type of application

An Ideal Platform for Surround Production

Enhanced surround monitoring environment with bass management

The Yamaha DM 2000 VCM couldn't rightly be called a production console without comprehensive surround capabilities — and it delivers! Combining a leading-edge design philosophy with the latest in digital technology, the DM 2000 VCM is the first console of its kind to receive approval under the globally recognized THX pm3 surround standard. Thanks to its Matrix Mixing and Bus to Stereo functions, downmixing 5.1 or 3-1 surround sources to stereo is child's play with the DM 2000 VCM.

The DM 2000 VCM's 3-1 output can also be connected via Dolby Surround or DTS stereo encoders to allow real-time comparison between an encoded and pre-encoded sound. With a panning joystick and surround-compatible effects, you can be confident that the DM 2000 VCM will help you deliver premium surround projects time after time. On top of that, you also get fine control of your monitoring environment, thanks to the DM 2000 VCM's Speaker Control function. You also get bass management, attenuators for precise speaker level control, and delay for "virtual speaker repositioning."

  • Approved under the THX pm3 surround standard
  • Easy downmixing of surround sources to stereo
  • Panning joystick and surround-compatible effects
  • Speaker Control function for precise monitoring

Sophisticated DAW Integration

Compatible with Nuendo or Pro Tools workstations

The Yamaha DM 2000 VCM was designed to be the center of your digital production environment, as a comprehensive range of dedicated features allow it to operate as a physical controller for your DAW. Compatible with both Nuendo and Pro Tools right out of the box, the DM 2000 VCM provides you with a track arming section with keys for 24 tracks, group keys A through D, and a master recorder key. A locator section is also provided, with eight locate memory keys as well as pre, post, in, out, return to zero, and roll back keys, making for a speedy, efficient workflow.

  • Operates as a physical controller for your DAW
  • Compatible with both Nuendo and Pro Tools
  • Track arming and locator sections

Complete Digital Production Console

Pristine sound quality and the state-of-the-art features

Combining innovative design with cutting-edge digital technology, the Yamaha DM 2000 VCM 96-channel digital mixer is tailor-made for broadcast and post-production facilities. In addition to its top-quality 100mm touch-sensitive motorized faders, its convenient, easy-to-read LCD display, and its massive I/O and intuitive routing capabilities, you also get scene memory and automix capability, full automation of your parameters (including internal effects), versatile pairing and grouping functions, and more! Make no mistake, the DM 2000 VCM is packed with the pristine sound quality you want and the state-of-the-art features you need!

  • Touch-sensitive 100mm motorized faders
  • Scene memory and automix capability
  • Full automation of parameters
  • Versatile pairing and grouping functions

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Type Digital
Channels 96
Inputs - Mic Preamps 24 x XLR
Phantom Power 24 Channels
Inputs - Other 1 x Stereo (RCA), 2 x 1/4"
Inputs - Digital 2 x XLR (AES/EBU), 1 x Coax, 1 x MIDI, 1 x BNC (Clock)
Outputs - Digital 1 x MIDI (Out), 1 x MIDI (Thru), 2 x BNC (Clock)
Outputs - Main 2 x XLR
Outputs - Other 8 x 1/4" (Omni), 2 x XLR (Control), 2 x XLR (Monitor), 1 x Stereo (RCA), 2 x 1/4" (Monitor)
Channel Inserts Yes
Busses/Groups 22 x Bus
Computer Connectivity 1 x USB
I/O Expansion Slots 6 x Slots
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
Faders 25 x 100mm Throw
EQ Bands 6 x 31-band
Effects Yes
Talkback Yes
Transport Controls Yes
DAW Control Yes
Height 10.2"
Depth 32.3"
Width 35.7"
Weight 94.8 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number DM2000V2VCM

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Yamaha DM200VCM

I can understand why they still sell this console. It's built like a tank - to last!!! Even by today's standard this console is incredible, super flexible, crystal clear, and with tons of inputs and outputs to spare. It totally connects to my DAW semlessly. Still worth every penny in my book.
Music background: All genres, Movie Scoring, Sound Design, FOH A1
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