All user reviews for the Yamaha 02R V2
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FP User's review
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)
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linn134's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"A reference"
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?
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bassprodukt's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Sure value"
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)
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
MIDI IN OUT THRU
BNC Word Clock IN OUT
And SMPTE Time Code MTC
16 in Mono
4 in Stereo
2 For internal (Effects)
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
aerato's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Config utliser simple, you just have to do a bit for access, especially when one is accustomed to the annalogique. There's a lot of stupidity and mute kind confusing selection (this is the same as annalo diode) and especially do not forget to select the way you want to work on laquel ... Yep still abitude the annalo ...
No man is an old console down I was spinning and I repaired ..
Converter ... heuuu is not the strong point, I do not like the sound of Bécanne. The effects are very average, the equation twists to his desire but to talk about the EQ ...
I've had more than a year. I use it to familiarize myself with my digital work and home plans but on stage, I do not find the sound, it sounds metal must scramble to reach the tirrer in anything but the margin of maneuver and so low that not a lot of latitude to.
The Swiss Army Knife offered this table is great, it could be a marvel, it lacks one thing, the sound ... and .... I can not ...
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blade971's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" still needs time to discover"
The configuration is simple for his first feature, in regard to the connection on PC or Mac c is another matter.
Simple manual (many page anyway lol)
N / M
It's been six months recovering from my father to replace my 01X dz which did not support 64-bit logic.
Most: the bargraph, the ergonomics
Cons: the USB would be appreciated why the 02R96 and the 03D, not the 02R
If I had to make another choice, I would suggest getting a 02R96. For the lack of USB.
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franckycross's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
V2 allows you to mix in Dolby Surround!
It contains 8 to 2 with which one can assign an individual effect, among a bank prdfinie and customizable. Everyone can be select in pre or post. Also, we can rgler level of the dpart via faders on the console! Very practical for small mix back!
Returns are only magntos via expansion cards.
Each channel has a dynamic (gate or compressor) and a qualisation paragraph 4 bands.
For the rest, I have not finished ... the "quick start" of the record, more than 100 pages ...
from 1 to 8 mic / line (jack) / insert
9 to 16 line / insert
17 to 24: Stereo line / insert
Door AES / EBU Stereo
Midi: in / out / thru
4 slots for expansion cards
... for the main CHARACTERISTICS ...
If the aspect "numrique" (without information on the knobs) to dpart Drout, just a few minutes to realize that it is a good console rflchie and easy to use .
It has, in the usually ddi the "masters" of all rglages common units.
(Eq / aux / bus / etc ...) Just then select the path that we want to work and to see all accder rglages.
Also, each channel can be back in a "preset" and reminds can be in any mix. It is very practical for "dplacer slice" or sound for rcupr a basic setting.
Also, we can "bind" Stereo tracks. Just move and rgler one way for the CHARACTERISTICS be applied to the other band!
The only "but" will be for the screen, but with a system that's full of "display pages" Drout in live use.
Despite this, rglages are "viewable" directly in the center ... then ...
Overall, the sound is good. Converters and can work well (with expansion cards) rvler is even better.
The effects are simple but effective and adjustable. as the "dynamics"
I only regret not being able to put a gate comrpesseur + a slice of the same ..... but hey, there are inserts ...
It is a console since I can. I would provide more information as and when.
But overall it's a good console really versatile.
In addition the hill allows it to be used acqurir for use in the studio or sound without breaking the bank too.
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