Yamaha PM5D

highschooltech

Active Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2006
Location
Orange, CA
My church just rented a PM5D for christmas and because we are considering buying it. I was lucky enought to get trained on it and was very suprised at it. I am used to an analog board, primarily a Mackie 1604 as well as several other large size mixers. At this point i am hoping the normal board for our church dies so we get the 5D
 

SHARYNF

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2006
well that certainly will be a major upgrade, talk about opposite ends of the spectrum ;-)
from 500 dollars to 50,000 dollars
Sharyn
 

stjc15

Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2006
Location
Wisconsin
I have never been lucky enough to use a digital board. From what I have heard they can be quite handy. How different are they from analog?
 

soundlight

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 27, 2005
Location
NJ & NYC
Two words: RECALLABLE PARAMETERS.
 

highschooltech

Active Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2006
Location
Orange, CA
I really enjoyed being able to have a graphic eq for each channel, as well as the onboard compresser.
 

Hughesie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2005
Location
Melbourne, Australia
i still like analog desks, they give the allusion of technical when your sitting FOH the desk and then the other rack of stuff

i have never worked on a digital desk designed for live mixing so i can't compare the thing i have discovered when we switched lighting desks from a desk to a computer controlled system is there is 1million menu's to look through to solve your problem unlike the actual desk that had a really simple setup
 

CURLS

Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2004
welp ive used a 5d a d5 a tt24 a dm2000 and a few others the real thing is here no matter what the price they are basically big computers and think about this...
how many times does your computer screw up??? well based on those boards ive crashed the most expensive and least expensive one on that list

the possibilities with some digital boards are darn near endless with a touch of a button and not patching upon patching of cables

user prefrence and ease of use is varied from board to board

im rambling a bit but really it comes down to

what are ya using it for how much do ya want to spend for what kinda of project

haha end of random rambling for the day
 

herr_highbrau

Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2005
Location
Glasgow, Scotland
If you're jumping from something like the 1604 to a digital, go for the shiny new LS9 - but that's a different thread! :)

Me like PM5D, we've got one at work, a couple of MC7Ls, and we regularly hire in D1s and D5s. For musical work, which I do a lot of the whole recallable thing is great!

The main thing I've noticed though is the flexibility, especially on patching, effects, processing etc. Being able to put an individual graphic on a troublesome channel is really useful.

Oh yes, and my back's noticing I don't have to carry in a huge rack of outboard any more :p
 

What Rigger?

I'm so fly....I Neverland.
Joined
Aug 24, 2006
Location
PPT.
The PM5D exists solely so it can crash on you and f*ck your whole day.
 

the_dude

Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2005
The 5d firmware is amazingly stable compared to most of the other consoles out there. It's the single most used digital desk.
 

Users who are viewing this thread