DM7 Firmware V1.52

Please read the following instructions and notes before updating DM7 series consoles.

Cautions when updating

  • Use “dm7_firm152.zip” for the update.
  • When updating, copy the unzipped file “DM7_firmware_V1.52.bin” to the root directory of a USB flash drive, and follow the instructions on the update guide. The Dante firmware also needs to be updated. This can be achieved at the same time by using the same USB flash drive.
  • When updating the Dante firmware, the message "Dante Update Error. Dante Primary Port has no network link." may appear. In this case, connect another network device to the Dante Primary port and follow the update guide.
  • *IMPORTANT NOTES*
    Before copying the firmware files, delete all other files with extension .BIN from the root directory of the USB flash drive.

Cautions for Dante Domain Manager (DDM)

  • Please check here when using DDM.
    *IMPORTANT NOTES*
    DM7 cannot control other Dante I/O devices while the console is enrolled in a DDM domain.

Cautions when using d&b audiotechnik DS10 Audio network bridge

  • When DM7 or DM7 Compact is connected to the same Dante network with d&b audiotechnik DS10 Audio network bridge, the Dante Device Mounting process on DM7 does not work correctly or behaves in an unstable manner. This prevents external Dante I/O devices, such as R series, from working correctly with DM7. Yamaha is in close contact with d&b audiotechnik and both parties are working together to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Until then, it is recommended to avoid using DM7 and DS10 together on the same Dante network.

DM7 Series Firmware/Editor Compatibility

Please make sure an appropriate version of Editor software is used, which is compatible with your console firmware in reference to the following compatibility chart. Using an unsupported Firmware/Editor and other related software combination may result in unexpected behavior.

Compatibility List

Dante I/O Supported device information

Improvements in V1.51

  • The Firmware version number is now displayed on the Utility screen during its boot-up process, along with the Update Program version.
  • Improved the system LOG function.

Fixed bugs in V1.52

  • Fixed a problem in which the utility screen display was very rarely blacked out.
  • Fixed a problem in which the [APPLY] button was not enabled after fader calibration was executed.
  • Fixed a problem in which the color of the LED lighting bar on the top panel was inverted between DM7/DM7 Compact and DM7 Control.

Fixed bugs in V1.51

  • Fixed a problem in which certain channel parameter values assigned to encoders below the display were set to nominal values, if DCA Roll-out was used with Encoder Mode enabled.
  • Fixed a problem in which shared parameters, such as network settings, were initialized after changing Unit Mode (Split/Default).
  • Fixed a problem in which incorrect monitoring information may have been displayed for wireless RF devices.
  • Fixed a problem in which in some very rare cases, the Bay L or Bay C main display would be blacked out.
  • Fixed a problem in which USER DEFINED KEYS displays would show incorrect information.
  • Fixed a problem in which the buttons next to the main touch screens would stop working.
  • Fixed a problem in which the firmware update process might unexpectedly stop.
  • Fixed a problem in which if a firmware update process was interrupted, restarting the firmware update would result in incorrect progress information being displayed, or the update would not finish.

New features in V1.50

  • Added support for Broadcast Package (Please refer to the DM7 Series Reference Manual.)
  • Added support for Theatre Package (Please refer to the DM7 Series Reference Manual.)
  • Added Support for DM7 Control (Please refer to the DM7 Series Reference Manual.)
  • Added Temporary Channel Linking by Shift+SEL.
  • Added Individual channel fade time mode for Scene Recall.
  • Fader banks can now be stored and recalled by scenes in Split Mode
  • Added Recall Safe/Focus Recall/Global Paste options for Port to Port Patch and Port to Port HA control.
  • Monitor Source Define Groups can now be named in the Monitor Source Define Assignment screen.
  • Monitor A now supports Main/Alt1/Alt2 outputs for monitor speaker selection.
  • Added Output Port Delay/Gain to the I/O DEVICE screen. Up to 20 Output Delay/Gain can be assigned across OMNI outputs, AES/EBU outputs, Dante outputs and PY card outputs.
  • Added DME7 and Tio1608-D2 to the Supported Device list in the Dante DEVICE SELECT screen.
  • DCA Mute Target can now be set as either Post Only or Pre & Post in the DCA GROUP ASSIGN screen.
  • Added Fader Level value indication to the DAW REMOTE screen (Steinberg mode).
  • exFAT is now a supported file system for USB storage devices.

Improvements in V1.50

  • Improved EQ and DYN touch control operation.
  • Improved screen switching performance.
  • Improved indication of Stereo MIX and MATRIX buses on SENDS ON FADER selection view.
  • Changed DYNAMIC TYPE selection order to match RIVAGE PM V6.

Known Issues

  • After changing the Time Zone, Date, and Time settings in the Date/Time screen of the Setup menu, Dante device discovery, mounting, parameter synchronization, or Dante patch modification of externally connected Dante devices may not function correctly. If this symptom occurs, please reboot the DM7 unit. This problem will be fixed in a future firmware update.
  • When a redundant connection is used, disconnecting the Dante Primary connection stops HA control of DANTE I/O DEVICEs. Audio remains active via the secondary connection.This problem will be fixed in a future firmware update.
  • When a redundant Dante connection is used and no DANTE I/O DEVICEs are connected, the following error message is displayed continuously at the bottom of the Utility display - "Warning:Error occurred at Secondary Port ".This problem will be fixed in a future firmware update.

Notices for usage

  • After executing “Initialize All” on MAINTENANCE screen, the Dante module will be reset to DAISY CHAIN mode. If Dante is used with a redundant connection, unplug the Dante network cables before initializing, reconfigure the Dante settings and then re-attach the network cables.

Notices in version updating

  • When updating DM7 or DM7 Compact from V1.51, the firmware update procedure will run twice automatically. This is a normal operation to resolve an internal data mismatch.

NOTICES

  • When setting up the latency in Dante Controller, and there is a discrepancy in latency between the transmit device and the receive device, the largest (slowest) latency setting of the two devices will be applied.

PLEASE READ THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SOFTWARE. YOU ARE ONLY PERMITTED TO USE THIS SOFTWARE PURSUANT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. THIS AGREEMENT IS BETWEEN YOU (AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR LEGAL ENTITY) AND YAMAHA CORPORATION ("YAMAHA").

BY DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING THIS SOFTWARE YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS, DO NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL, COPY, OR OTHERWISE USE THIS SOFTWARE. IF YOU HAVE DOWNLOADED OR INSTALLED THE SOFTWARE AND DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS, PROMPTLY ABORT USING THE SOFTWARE.

1. GRANT OF LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Yamaha hereby grants you a license to use copy(ies) of the software program(s) and data ("SOFTWARE") accompanying this Agreement, only on a computer, musical instrument or equipment item that you yourself own or manage. The term SOFTWARE shall encompass any updates to the accompanying software and data. While ownership of the storage media in which the SOFTWARE is stored rests with you, the SOFTWARE itself is owned by Yamaha and/or Yamaha's licensor(s), and is protected by relevant copyright laws and all applicable treaty provisions. While you are entitled to claim ownership of the data created with the use of SOFTWARE, the SOFTWARE will continue to be protected under relevant copyrights.

2. RESTRICTIONS

  • You may not engage in reverse engineering, disassembly, decompilation or otherwise deriving a source code form of the SOFTWARE by any method whatsoever.
  • You may not reproduce, modify, change, rent, lease, or distribute the SOFTWARE in whole or in part, or create derivative works of the SOFTWARE.
  • You may not electronically transmit the SOFTWARE from one computer to another or share the SOFTWARE in a network with other computers.
  • You may not use the SOFTWARE to distribute illegal data or data that violates public policy.
  • You may not initiate services based on the use of the SOFTWARE without permission by Yamaha Corporation.
  • You may not use the SOFTWARE in any manner that might infringe third party copyrighted material or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to use.

Copyrighted data, including but not limited to MIDI data for songs, obtained by means of the SOFTWARE, are subject to the following restrictions which you must observe.

  • Data received by means of the SOFTWARE may not be used for any commercial purposes without permission of the copyright owner.
  • Data received by means of the SOFTWARE may not be duplicated, transferred, or distributed, or played back or performed for listeners in public without permission of the copyright owner.
  • The encryption of data received by means of the SOFTWARE may not be removed nor may the electronic watermark be modified without permission of the copyright owner.

3. TERMINATION

This Agreement becomes effective on the day that you receive the SOFTWARE and remains effective until terminated. If any copyright law or provision of this Agreement is violated, this Agreement shall terminate automatically and immediately without notice from Yamaha. Upon such termination, you must immediately abort using the SOFTWARE and destroy any accompanying written documents and all copies thereof.

4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ON SOFTWARE

If you believe that the downloading process was faulty, you may contact Yamaha, and Yamaha shall permit you to re-download the SOFTWARE, provided that you first destroy any copies or partial copies of the SOFTWARE that you obtained through your previous download attempt. This permission to re-download shall not limit in any manner the disclaimer of warranty set forth in Section 5 below.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that use of the SOFTWARE is at your sole risk. The SOFTWARE and related documentation are provided "AS IS" and without warranty of any kind. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, YAMAHA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AS TO THE SOFTWARE, EXPRESS, AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. SPECIALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YAMAHA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YAMAHA'S ENTIRE OBLIGATION HEREUNDER SHALL BE TO PERMIT USE OF THE SOFTWARE UNDER THE TERMS HEREOF. IN NO EVENT SHALL YAMAHA BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EXPENSES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF YAMAHA OR AN AUTHORIZED DEALER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. In no event shall Yamaha's total liability to you for all damages, losses and causes of action (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) exceed the amount paid for the SOFTWARE.

6. OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE

This SOFTWARE may include the software or its modifications which include any open source licenses, including but not limited to GNU General Public License or Lesser General Public License ("OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE"). Your use of OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE is subject to the license terms specified by each rights holder. If there is a conflict between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and each open source license, the open source license terms will prevail only where there is a conflict.

7. THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE AND SERVICE

Third party software, service and data ("THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE") may be attached to the SOFTWARE. IF, in the written materials or the electronic data accompanying the software, Yamaha identifies any software and data as THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE, you acknowledge and agree that you must abide by the terms of any agreement provided with the THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE and that the party providing the THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE is responsible for any warranty or liability related to or arising from the THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE. Yamaha is not responsible in any way for the THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE or your use thereof.

  • Yamaha provides no express warranties as to the THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE. IN ADDITION, YAMAHA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, as to the THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.
  • Yamaha shall not provide you with any service or maintenance as to the THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.

Yamaha is not liable to you or any other person for any damages, including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, expenses, lost profits, lost data or other damages arising out of the use, misuse or inability to use the THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.

U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE:
The Software is a “commercial item,” as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. 2.101 (Oct 1995), consisting of “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation,” as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. 12.212 (Sept 1995). Consistent with 48 C.F.R. 12.212 and 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 through 227.72024 (June 1995), all U.S. Government End Users shall acquire the Software with only those rights set forth herein.

8. GENERAL

This Agreement shall be interpreted according to and governed by Japanese law without reference to principles of conflict of laws. Any dispute or procedure shall be heard before the Tokyo District Court in Japan. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any portion of this Agreement to be unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. All legal notices, notice of disputes and demands for arbitration, and any other notice which purports to change these provisions or to assert legal entitlements must be sent in writing to:

Yamaha Corporation
10-1, Nakazawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 430-8650, Japan

9. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to use of the SOFTWARE and any accompanying written materials and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding the subject matter of this Agreement.

10. AMENDMENT

Yamaha may amend, revise or update this Agreement at its discretion. Any change or update that Yamaha makes to this Agreement will be effective after you agree with the updated terms of this Agreement or use this SOFTWARE.

Last updated :January 28, 2020