Yamaha 02R V2

Yamaha 02R V2

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02R V2, Digital Mixer from Yamaha in the 02R series.

8 user reviews
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Yamaha 02R V2 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: 02R V2
  • Series: 02R
  • Category: Digital Mixers
  • Added in our database on: 08/13/2008

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Yamaha 02R V2 user reviews

Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 8 reviews )
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FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Yamaha 02R V2
It's a digital mixer. Most digital mixers do about the same, offer the same features, but of course with different sonic quality and different ways of using them. You have your usual dynamics processor and eq on every channel, pre-amps on the first 8 channels. Motorized faders which can record a mix, aux sends, etc... You can map the inputs from digital signal via installed cards or the actual analog inputs. There are 100 scene memories which store your fader settings, panorama, eq, etc... You can also save eq and compression settings along with chorus/reverb settings. If you need more channels, you can always cascade 4 02r's together. chances are that I'll go for another 02r if I need more analog inputs. There are also effect processors that fully integrate with the 02r that you can add. So, features, not a lot more that I'd expect that isn't there.

Price paid

$1,700 USD


As a person that had no past experience with digital mixers, the 02r was a pain to set up with a MOTU 2408. After learning about connectivity with other devices, several looks at the manual, and tech support e-mails with motu and yamaha, everything turned out how it was supposed to. After getting the hang of the console, functions are pretty straightforward. Not much that I would change from the way the mixer is set up as it is. If you're experienced with digital mixers and the like, you'll have an easy time getting the hang of an 02r. If not, it's a good learning experience.

I purchased the 02r used. No problems with it so far. The console is used everyday. At times, for 12-hour sessions.


The sound quality of the 02r is pretty good depending on what you want out of a mixer. The eq section on the 02r is accurate, which is what I usually go for. So I find myself using the eq more often than not, although I usually aim for less use of effects and getting what I want out of a recording session or any electronic instrument that I may be using. The dynamics processor on the 02r works well more often than not. The downfall is that when using heavy compression, the sonic output is pretty bad. If limiting is your thing though, you may like the dynamics processor more than I. The 02r has two send effects, your usual chorus, reverb, and other effects which are essentially chorus with a little clever use. I don't use them much at all but they're pretty decent. If you find yourself using reverb often and chorus, you may find these pretty handy and will probably use them often. You can also use apogee expansion cards which can give you analog to digital and digital to analog conversions if you must use apogee converters.


I enjoy working with the console very much. I would use a different console if I had to no problem. I don't depend on the console as much as I do with my software multi-tracker (cubase SX). So where I wouldn't trade-in SX for another software package, I'm flexible on the console. As long as the sound quality is good, I'm game. I lean towards simplicity and while the 02r is not always simple, I enjoy it regardless.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: sleepy ( 6-, 2004)

linn134's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"A reference"

Yamaha 02R V2
Is rack?

What is the type of connectors (RCA, Jack, XLR ...)?
Standard: XLR microphones, Jack lines, plus a few inputs and outputs with XLR and RCA. 4 slots for optional inputs / outputs analog or digital cards.
Synchros ADAT / WC / ...

The effects section is it integrated?
Yes. Two auxiliary feature integrated from the Pro-R and Rev effects.
On each track (including to and returns) can activate a parametric EQ and dynamics processor.

What is the accuracy of the sampling (bits / kHz)?
20-bit 16-48kHz. Can handle 24/48 with the appropriate cards.

Automation is supported?


The general configuration is it simple?
Pretty simple, Yamaha logic is rather exemplary and we very quickly to the OS.

The usual functions are they easily accessible?
Yes, the layout is well done, the interface is understandable and shortcuts are really seen.

The manual is clear and sufficient?
Yes. With a little practice and the manual at hand is moving fast. The French version is neat, which is rare in general, but quite usual for Yamaha.


The A / D converters and D / A are transparent?
There is debate about this. Regarding our use (I share it with my musician sidekick), it meets our expectations, namely recording 24 tracks of our various electronic instruments. We do not use a microphone, so no built-in preamp, and the sound is quite satisfactory. In this regard I note that we have no analog processing auxiliary, everything is done before conversion or after conversion but in the digital domain.

The dynamics are respected?
Yes. I did not notice any significant loss of dynamic listening. Some users (who have since passed 24/96 or higher with the 02R96 or any other digital console generation) were not pleased with the dynamics of the 02R-V2, but this is not our case: our sources are rather strong (+4 dB line) and in the top of the basket for what is dynamic.

The effects and filters are effective?
Yes, but they require a lot of research time to draw a fine result.
It is far from the Lexicon PCM or large reverberations TC. For a thin and unobtrusive reverb, an effective but colorless equalization or compression without staining 02R is satisfactory. When it comes to greater treatment or voluntarily this effect we work with in post production you need. But the effects and treatments 02R are not throwing in the trash, it would be a mistake.


We have taken this step since shortly after an excellent offer used: a "pack" including 02R-V2, its bar graph and 4 ADAT cards plus a PCI-E card RME RayDAT for 800 euros.
I'll let you look at the rating of these materials for you to make your opinion, we have not thought very long ...

To use the 02R-V2 corresponds to what we need:
1 - go at least 24 digital tracks in the PC
2 - power side to take the placement of instruments (EQ / COMP)
3 - have ability to group tracks and create BUS
4 - have a motorized control surface automation for audio sequencer

Fat granny does all this for a small footprint and ease of use and legendary deserved. We had planned to invest in a 24 or 32 analog tracks and were quickly calmed by the size of such a console, the answer came by 02, more suitable than the idea of ​​having each of a 03D.

To answer the question I asked myself for a long time "we should invest in a 02R-V2 in 2013 yet?" I say yes.
Yes, the 02R-V2 remains a serious machine, quite simple to understand and use.
Yes, because it is quite able to allow an honorable record as soon as we accept to dispense with very high resolutions.
Yes, because its treatments are reasonably effective. We do not hesitate to pump compressors and the result without dethrone Urei 1176 is consistent and effective.
Yes, because ultimately the serious stuff that has proven nevertheless remains a reference today. Vintage-mania will not hit (a priori) 02R and speculators market hype will not sell these old consoles prices Neve / Studer but this does not detract from the quality of the material. Maybe not the most at the top today but still quite respectable.

Repeat this choice?
Under the same conditions, yes. But if our hardware sources continue to grow it is likely that the small 02R be replaced one day by a DM-2000, always with Yamaha.
I still have a twinge of heart when I see spend a Sony DMX-R100 Used, a console that I was very much impressed with his side "Oxford of the poor", but I have no reason to ashamed of our 02R, not really. Perhaps it's less visually effect a big analog console, but since we mix in the PC (or Mixbus Reaper) that had no interest for us.

You hesitate to pass the course? Given the opportunity this unloved material price, go for it. It's solid, reliable (and repair parts are still available), and it works well. Who can say the same small plastic consoles with their tiny screens?

bassprodukt's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Sure value"

Yamaha 02R V2
For technical it is very easy to find so I will not dwell on the subject.
The advantage and disadvantage as well (the price) is the fact that this console has 4 slots where you can configure the console as you see fit. For example I use a 24 track adat in another 3X8 in TDIF (Tascam) 24 tracks and 2 consoles connected together with a kit cascade, it remains for me to find the map TC multi effect.


This is a digital console everything is most basic, the manual is huge but it is essential to use, but can be of service during installation and connection to the studio.


The convertos suit me very well this is the main reason for this choice elsewhere.


I use it for about 8 years, it was my first choice, I bought a second one, and I also use a Mackie D8B which works very well.
What I like most is its ease of use, what I like the least (well now) this is the lack of a touchscreen.

The market price it is a pragmatic choice.

djrod's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha 02R V2
The No 02 / R V1ou V2 are not formatted Rack

First 8 slices XLR JACK INSERT
JACK 8 Next
4 Stereo Jack
2 TR IN jack and RCA
2 XLR +4 dB Master Double JACK-10dB
L / R Studio Monitor
L / R Control Room Monitor
6 Aux Send jack
1 TR in digital AES
2 TR Coaxial digital in
Digital Out 1 Stereo AES
1 Stereo Digital Coaxial
BNC Word Clock IN OUT
And SMPTE Time Code MTC

16 in Mono
4 in Stereo
6 For
2 For internal (Effects)
8 Bus

Parametric EQ on all channels + Master in
In no EQ on Aux (but there are hints)
Automation Supported remember that it is a studio console


Yes, of course you need a little experience of digital consoles but just fast enough I think

The manual is clear and sufficient

Yes Gains The EQs are surface
(On screen for comp and gate effect)

This is correct for a console of this generation


More or less should be determined using the console for the studio converter being 20 Bits today there are much more efficient
The effects just beyond
EQs do not shoot too but this is true for all consoles
Dynamics is correct
Note that I used the console preamps with ADAT in


Already 5 Years

Yes a lot of choices this budget also
I think soon to change its model 96Khz

I love his flawless reliability mm with electric scouring cuts
it loses nothing, do not forget the store button when mm.


mm in the condition that when I buy a lot of budget functions
headband, good control surface

Yes I would do this choice

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