Excerpt: Yamaha’s digital consoles are a common sight in small-to-medium-size venues. They’re both reliable and easy to use, and although not having a single knob for each function might be a little confusing at first, the advantage of being able to save your settings after a soundcheck and simply recall them when the band comes on is actually a much more useful function.
Summary: An obvious but very welcome expansion of a remarkably versatile and powerful console, to provide direct integration — both for audio I/O and as a control surface — with a DAW.
Pros: Simple and reliable audio interfacing with the same routing options as the optional MY‑slot interface., Four high-quality hardware effects engines accessible from a DAW., USB 2 interface provides future‑proof USB 3 compatibility., Excellent digital and analogue interfacing and clocking facilities.
Cons: Not possible to monitor USB channels directly., USB I/O limited to 16 channels in and out., Control surface has minimal physical controls, making operation slower and more convoluted than some rivals.