Given Yamaha’s successful history manufacturing digital consoles, it comes as no surprise that the company’s TF Series mixers pack so much punch into an easy-to-use package. The fact that Yamaha can bring them in at such reasonable price points is amazing: The TF1, TF3, and TF5 offer 16, 24, and 32 analog inputs, respectively, plus 16 balanced XLR outputs for feeding front of house and monitors.
All three TFs feature Yamaha’s TouchFlow operation for efficient control via touch screen, Gain-Finder to help set input channel gain, 8 mono plus 6 stereo aux sends, 8 effects, 10 patchable graphic EQs, and motorized faders. On top of that, the 34x34 USB 2.0 port enables them to function as a DAW interface. All are compatible with TF Stage- Mix for wireless remote mixing via iPad, and the MonitorMix app for aux send mixing via iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch devices.