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Yamaha TF-Rack Digital Mixer

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$1,999.00

RRP $2,699.00

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The TF Rack: Groundbreaking TF Series TouchFlow Operation™ in Rack-mount Form

 Ever since the first Yamaha digital mixer was released in 1987, the company has been a leader in digital mixer innovation for a wide range of applications. For small events and halls, large-scale outdoor concerts, music production, commercial installations and more, Yamaha offers a comprehensive lineup that delivers world-renowned sonic quality, operability, functionality and reliability.

TF Series digital mixing consoles released in 2015 offer TouchFlow Operation™ which allows the user to respond to the music and artists on stage with unprecedented speed and freedom, taking live sound reinforcement to a new level of refinement. With the TouchFlow Operation interface optimized for touch panel control, experienced engineers as well as newcomers to the field will find it easier than ever to achieve the ideal mix. Recallable D-PRE™ preamplifiers support sound quality that will satisfy the most discerning professional ears, while advanced live recording features and seamless operation with high-performance I/O racks give these compact digital mixers capabilities that make them outstanding choices for a wide range of applications.

The new TF-RACK is a compact rack-mount version of the TF Series, offering the same levels of performance and groundbreaking operability. This space-saving model is accessible to a wide range of users, from beginners to seasoned engineers. The TF-RACK is an unbeatable choice when smooth, intuitive setup and operation is required in limited spaces.

 

*Ipad not included

*Tio1608-D not included

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SKU TF-RACK
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Warranty Yes

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16 mic/line + 1 stereo line Input, 16-Output. Intuitive and smooth all-in-one rack-style digital mixer

TF-RACK offers all-in-one mixing and processing capability for small to medium scale live sound, corporate speech events, installations and much more. It packs intuitive user interface, natural control flow, digital effects/processing units and many shortcuts to great sound into a compact, portable rack-style unit.

Scene memory that stores mix settings for instant recall

The scene memory features banks A and B, each capable of holding up to 100 scenes. That’s a total of 200 scenes that can be set up and instantly recalled whenever needed. A number of scenes are pre-programmed to give users a head start: scenes with the 1-knob COMP and 1-knob EQ controls engaged for the easiest possible operation, and scenes with the 1-knob features disabled for experienced engineers who might want to follow an established procedure. The banks are great for organizing different types of scenes: one for scenes categorized by music type, and the other by event type, for example.

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 1-knob “intensity” control over EQ curves you either select from the presets or create from scratch. But there’s more: the 1-knob COMP and 1-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.

QuickPro Presets™ Provide Instant Access to Pro Sound Setups

The Yamaha R&D team developed a selection of optimized QuickPro Presets™ for a wide variety of microphones and output equipment by working in collaboration with well-respected engineers and major microphone manufacturers such as Audio-Technica, Sennheiser and Shure. 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. For input channels we prepared more than 100 presets that range from vocals to drum sets. All the presets were precisely tuned by 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 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 be saved as additional presets too. The 1-knob EQ and 1-knob COMP can be used with QuickPro Presets™ providing a super-streamlined way to tweak your sound. In addition to the onboard presets, new QuickPro Presets™ will be added to the Yamaha Pro Audio website, so be sure to check for updates.

A Natural Sound Foundation with Extra Creative Freedom

Faithful reproduction of the on-stage sound is the foundation, then creativity can take over. Yamaha’s unswerving approach to live sound reinforcement is alive and well in the TF series. The input stage of any console has a notable effect on its sonic character. The TF consoles feature acclaimed D-PRE™ microphone preamplifiers that not only deliver outstanding quality, but are recallable as well. Circuitry and individual components have been reassessed and redesigned where necessary to achieve extraordinarily pure, natural sound. That solid sonic foundation is backed up by an updated selection of high-performance processors and effects. Input and output channel processors such as EQ, gates and compressors are complemented by eight processors that provide a broad spectrum of creative capabilities.

Recallable D-PRE™ Microphone Preamplifiers

The TF series consoles feature new recallable versions of Yamaha’s acclaimed D-PRE microphone preamplifier. The preamplifiers, or head amplifiers in any console play a significant role in defining the sound of the final mix, so Yamaha engineers spared no effort in developing and refining the D-PRE design to ensure that every nuance and subtlety of the original signal is effectively captured. The circuit is based on a discrete inverted Darlington pair configuration that achieves clean, precise amplification with consistently low noise and distortion at all signal levels. While some microphone preamps are built specifically to impart a unique character of their own, the D-PRE preamplifier has been painstakingly designed with a flat, wide frequency response that retains the tone and nuance of the original sound so that the essence of the performer’s art is captured intact.

8 Powerful Processing/Effect Units and More…

In addition to channel processors, TF consoles feature eight powerful processing/effect units. All the units feature the same type of SPX processors that have become standards in recording and live sound applications, offering 19 programs ranging from reverb and delay, through modulation effects such as flanger and chorus, to multiband compression. With two units of global FX the panel EDIT key opens the effect parameter display where detailed parameters can be adjusted instantly. The remaining six Ins FX are available in the AUX 9/10~19/20 master channels for additional signal control i.e. managing levels for in-ear monitoring, or controlling output delay for remotely located speakers using a delay. If more than two Global FX units are required, these Ins effects can be used as additional SEND/ RETURN effects by assigning them to the main stereo bus. The AUX 1~8 buses and main output channels include the same 4-band parametric EQ as provided on the input channels, plus 31-band Flex12 GEQ. Both types of EQ are invaluable for optimizing speaker response and eliminating feedback. These GEQ can also be assigned to the physical faders for more detailed fine tuning.

Applications that Work Seamlessly with the Console

Separate software applications that allow wireless mixing, personal monitor mixing or offline setup of digital live mixing consoles have become fairly common. The TF series goes a step further with three dedicated apps: TF Editor, TF StageMix and MonitorMix. These apps feature user interfaces which seamlessly extend the console on any device.

TF Editor Facilitates Offline Editing Plus Showtime Control

The TF Editor application for Windows and Mac computers provides a complete interface for offline editing and setup of TF consoles, with scene and preset management capabilities plus convenient keyboard entry of channel names. In addition to being able to set up the console offline at any convenient location and time, the TF Editor can be used online at the same time as the TF StageMix and MonitorMix applications. A Windows 8 PC with a multi-touch screen can use the same gestures as on the console itself. And if using Wi-Fi, a PC can function as a convenient remote-mixing device. Up to three devices running TF Editor or StageMix can be connected at the same time.

TF StageMix™ for Wireless Mixing

TF StageMix is an iPad application that provides wireless control of TF series consoles, allowing remote mixing from audience seating, in front of floor monitors, or any other listening position. It can also be used at the console as an extension of the console’s own interface. The TF StageMix interface is designed for similar operation and flow to the console display, making it easier than ever to refine the mix from any location.

Personal Monitoring with MonitorMix

The MonitorMix application for the TF Series allows individual wireless AUX mixing from up to 10 iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices simultaneously. Each performer can have convenient control over the AUX buses assigned to them, without having to deal with complex settings or parameters. They can also create personal Group settings for even easier adjustment: all levels on just one fader, for example. Since up to three devices running TF Editor or StageMix and up to 10 devices running MonitorMix can be connected at the same time, even large bands can have the personal control they need, reducing demands on the sound engineer.

Intuitive User Interface Optimized for Touch Panel Operation

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

When you need extra precision for a fine EQ or other adjustment, the physical Touch & Turn knob is always available right beside the touch panel. There are also four User Defined Knobs below the panel that can be assigned to control compressor threshold, EQ gain, or other parameters you need fast, direct access to while mixing. The knobs always affect the currently selected channel.

Versatile Connectivity for a Wide Range of Applications

TF-RACK is equipped with 16 mic/line + 1 stereo line inputs and 16 ouputs on its compact body and also has a slot to mount optional expansion card NY64-D. Like other TF series, TF-RACK can easily add up to three Tio1608-D I/O racks with NY64-D card using the console's QUICK CONFIG mode.

16 mic/line + 1 stereo line inputs and 16 outputs on its compact body

TF-RACK is equipped with 16 microphone/ line inputs, 16 line outputs (8 XLR and 8 TRS), and USB connectivity for PC multi-channel Playback/Recording and so on. A TF-RACK can cover so many applications.

Plug In & Play Dante Stagebox Solution

The Tio1608-D is a Dante-equipped I/O rack with 16 microphone/ line inputs and 8 line outputs. Tio racks feature the same recallable D-PRE™ microphone preamplifiers as the TF series delivering extraordinarily natural and musical sound. In combination with TF series consoles, Tio racks can be connected using up to three units with a fast and easy setup. * Optional NY64-D Card is required. TF-RACK can create a versatile stage box system with up to 64 inputs and 40 outputs in conjunction with the Tio1608-D I/O and NY64-D, all mounted within a compact rack.

 

General Specifications

OutlineTF-RACK
Mixing CapacityInput Channels 40 (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
I/OInputs 16 mic/line (XLR/TRS combo) + 1 stereo line (RCA pin)
Outputs 16 (8 XLR + 8 TRS phone)
Expansion slots 1 (for NY64-D)
On-board processorsDSP 8 Effects + 10 GEQ
General specificationsTF-RACK
Sampling frequency rateInternal 48 kHz
Signal delay Less than 2.6 ms, INPUT to OMNI OUT, Fs=48 kHz
Fader 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, 108 dB typ., INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain=Min.
Hum & noise levelEquivalent 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)
Crosstalk –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 85 W
DimensionsW 480 mm (18-7/8 in)
H 132 mm (5-1/4 in)
D 409 mm (16-1/8 in)
Net weight 9.2 kg (20.3lb)
Accessories Quick Guide, Power Cord NUENDO LIVE (DAW Software), Rubber stoppers(4)
Options Audio Interface Card (NY-64D), Foot Switch (FC5)
Others Operating temperature range: 0–40 °C, Storage temperature range: -20–60 °C

Recording/ Playback

PC/Mac (USB2.0) Recording 34 tracks, Playback 34 tracks
USB Storage Device Recording 2 tracks (USB hard drive/ SSD)*, Playback 2 tracks (USB hard drive/ SSD/ thumb drive)

*Please note - USB thumb drives are not supported by TF for recording purposes. Please refer to this link for compatible hard drives.

Analog input characteristics

Input TerminalsGAINLoad
Impedance
For Use With
Nominal
Input LevelConnectorbalanced /
Unbalanced
Sensitivity*1NominalMax. before clip
INPUT1-16 +66dB 7.5KΩ 50-600Ω Mics
or 600Ω Lines
-82dBu (61.6μV) -62dBu (0.616mV) -42dBu (6.16mV) Combo Jack (XLR-3-31 type *2
or TRS phone *3)
Balanced
-6dB -10dBu (245mV) +10dBu (2.45V) +30dBu (24.5V)
ST IN 10kΩ 600Ω Lines -30dBV (31.6μV) -10dBV (316mV) +10dBV (3.16V) RCA Pin Jack Unbalanced

*1. Sensitivity is the lowest level that will produce an output of +4dBu (1.23V) or the nominal output level when the unit is set to maximum gain. (All faders and level controls are at maximum position.)
*2. 1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD
*3. Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND
*4. In these specifications, 0dBu = 0.775Vrms.
*5. +48V DC (phantom power) can be supplied to INPUT XLR type connectors via each individual software controlled switch.

Analog output characteristics

Output TerminalsSource
Impedance
For Use With
Nominal
Output LevelConnectorbalanced /
Unbalanced
NominalMax. before clip
OMNI OUT 1-8 75Ω 600Ω Lines +4dBu (1.23 V) +24dBu (12.3 V) XLR-3-32 type *1 Balanced
OMNI OUT 9-16 TRS Phone Jack *6
PHONES *5 100Ω 40Ω Phones 3mW 75mW Stereo Phone Jack (TRS) *2 Unbalanced

*1. 1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD
*2. Tip: LEFT, Ring: RIGHT, Sleeve: GND
*3. In these specifications, 0dBu = 0.775Vrms.
*4. All output DA converters are 24bit, 128times oversampling.
*5. The position of the level control is lowered by 16dB from the maximum.
*6. Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND

Digital input/output specifications

TerminalsFormatData lengthAudioConnector
USB (TO HOST) USB 24bit 34ch input / 34ch output, PCM USB (B type)
iPad USB Playback: MP3 or WAV file data / Record: WAV file data USB (A type)

 

Control I/O specifications

TerminalsFormatLevelConnector
NETWORK IEEE802.3 10BASE-T/100Base-TX RJ-45
FOOT SW TS Phone

 

Ordering

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We try our best to have everything in stock, but sometimes items sell out faster than we can update the website, as this is a manual process. If this is the case we will call or email you and let you know if your order cannot be fulfilled, and what your options are as soon as possible. We have multiple warehouses around the country so the "in stock" and "out of stock" is an indication of if the item is able to be shipped from one of them, our store, or one of our distributors. Most of the time there is no difference in turn around depending where it is shipped from but if there are any delays we will contact you immediately. We do also ask if you plan on picking up an item, please contact us so we make sure it is in our store ready for you.

I want a certain product but I don't see it on your site, Why don't you have it!!!?
We have a HUGE store here in Newcastle (which we would love to see you in) and not every product we stock is online & vice versa, but if you don't see what you are after, give us a call or email and we will chase it down for you!

Is everything on your website in stock?
We try our best to have everything in stock, but sometimes items sell out faster than we can update the website, as this is a manual process. If this is the case we will call or email you and let you know if your order cannot be fulfilled, and what your options are as soon as possible.

Do all the guitars come set up & with strings?
They sure do! All the guitars are set up at the factory & often once in the country as well! Every guitar we sell is ready to play (after a quick tune of course) 

 

Price Match

Do you price match?
Yes we do! We will do our very best to match & beat any genuine Australian quote!
Just email us a link to the cheaper product and we will match or beat it for you (Prices valid for 48 hours) The Musos Corner Price Match option only applies when comparing identical products in the same condition, where payment is made in full by cash, eftpos or credit card. It is subject to verification and does not apply to ebayamerican or overseas sites (come on guys), global sounds, grey importers, bulk buy discounts or site licence prices apply or to prices of other sellers that are available for less than one week. Price Match does not apply if original price retailers are out of stock or if Musos Corner is out of stock of the product in question. That said, we will always endeavour to pass on the very best price we possibly can.

 

 

Payments

Pricing Policy
All of our prices are in Australian dollars (AUD) and include Australian GST (Goods and Services Tax). All transactions are processed in AUD.

In this industry our suppliers can often change their prices quickly and without notice. Sometimes the website or the store will not accurately represent these price changes and sometimes there may be genuine pricing errors due to either technical or human error. In these instances we are not bound by the information offered in error and may not be able to honor the incorrect price, but we will explain the error to you and do everything we can to pass on the best possible deal.

Do you guys Lay-by? 
We certainly do in store, for an online lay-by each one is selected upon its own merrits with a 50% Deposit if approved. For in store Lay-bys: 20% Deposit, followed by weekly or fortnightly payments for 8 weeks. If cancelled, a 20% of RRP Fee will incurr.

 

 

Freight

How do I know if my item ships Free?
Many products we stock have free shipping to certain locations.
Please put in your address into the freight calculator and if there is free freight there will be no charge for delivery. Items on ZipMoney, ZipPay, or Studio19 Finance may not be eligable for free delivery. We will contact you if this is the case.

Free Postage Details
Some items such as certain pedals and stomp boxes, accessories and effects may have free postage. This will go via the cheapest method. Courier/Express/Insurance/Registered Post would be extra. Please contact us.

Express Post
We can Express Post/Courier your items if necessary but additional charges may apply. Orders generally leave at 2:00pm daily so if you need an item ASAP, make sure it is ordered by 1pm (please call 1300 687 672) to ensure there is stock of the item and to get an estimated time of arrival. Express post is to capital / major cities only (for next day service). This service is for items under 5KG only!

How can I track my order?
Check your email and you will have been sent a tracking number, input the number into either Fastway CouriersStartrack or Australia Post's Track & Trace engine. If you have any problems, please call us and we will call the couriers on your behalf.

Do you take international orders?
Sorry, we do not take international orders, we only sell and ship around Mainland Australia & Tasmania. For remote & Island locations please contact us.

How much is shipping?
To work out a shipping cost, please go through the cart and our system will work out a freight price to your area.
If you think there may be an error, or want to clarify the price, you are welcome to contact us and we will work out the best shipping price for you.
There may be some exceptions for heavy or large items (over 25kg), remote locations or some regional areas. We will contact you if this problem arises prior to shipping the goods.

Do you offer freight insurance?
We certainly do, and highly recommend it as Australia is a big country. Insurance / Shipping protection is available and is only 1.5% of the value of the goods.

Can I pick my goods up in store?    
Of course! Unlike some stores, we do not charge for you to pick up in store. We are open 7 days for your convenience, but please give us a date and time of pick up so we can make sure your goods are ready. Orders that are left for over 1 week and not picked up will be returned to stock, unless other arrangements have been made. Valid ID will be required for picking up goods that have been paid for online or over the phone.

What if I am not home for the delivery?
IF you are not home, the driver will leave a card in your mail box so you can pick-up from the local depot/post office or arrange a re-delivery. 
We have found it to be much quicker & easier to have all items sent to a business address where someone will be present.

Can I ask for the courier to leave the goods at my door?
Whilst it Is possible, we highly recommend that you do not do it. All freight warranty & insurance will be void. Only do so at your own risk, if someone steals it, Musos Corner & The freight company will not be held accountable.
If you will not be able to take the delivery, it might be worth asking a friend or neighbour to take delivery of it for you.

What if it appears my goods have been freight damaged?
Please check all items before signing for them! This is very important. Do not sign for an item that appears damaged, to sign for them means "Signed for in good working order" and subsequently is out of the couriers hands, and voids insurance. If this was not possible, there can be a 24 Hour window to try and claim insurance, please contact us & the courier immediately. This only applies to orders that have paid for Insurance & are sent via courier. 

Can the courier or delivery person call me prior to delivery?
Unfortunately as often as we request this, we get denied as many times. No courier or Australia post worker will call you prior to delivery despite any bribes we may try and offer.
If you select courier we will send you a tracking number which you can use to find out an estimated time of arrival for your goods, or alternatively have it sent to a business address.

Can I have my goods delivered on the weekend or after hours?
Unfortunately this is not possible at the current point in time, however you are welcome to pickup in store late night Thursday or on weekends from our Newcastle store. Please contact us to set a pickup time.

I've been emailed a tracking number, how do I track it?
The number should look like Fastway FA0000001 or Startrack YTP0000 or Aus Post 111111, Simply go to the website of the company it was sent with (Fastway,Startrack ExpressAustralia Post) and trace it there.

Do i need to set up my product?
All guitars some fully set up ready to play (after a quick tuning). Banjos will need to be set up after delivery as they cannot be shipped set up unless they are bought with a case. Some products like piano stands require some basic assembly as they are flat packed for shipping.