Head of the class
Yamaha has always striven to provide sound engineers with the purest possible signal instead of added processing or colour to give it a “signature” sound, and the MG Series is no exception. Embracing this philosophy of transparent sound, these mixing consoles deliver a level of sonic purity and sound quality that is unmatched in their class.
D-PRE (Discrete Class-A Mic Preamps)
This is where it all starts. Everything you do as a sound engineer is dependent on the quality of your preamps, which determines the direction your mix will take, and ultimately how good it is going to sound. MG Series mixing consoles feature Yamaha’s studio-grade discrete class-A D-PRE preamps, which utilise an inverted Darlington circuit comprising two cascading transistors in a configuration that provides more power with lower impedance. Delivering fat, natural sounding bass and smooth, soaring highs, with very low distortion, D-PRE preamps possess an impressively wide frequency range that allow them to handle signal from any audio source without overly amplifying any specific elements of the sound. Having such a pure sonic platform to build on will ultimately save you time and effort by eliminating the need for excessive EQing or additional effects processing in order to “fix” your mix.
High Quality Sound Op-amp
The head amp determines sound quality, and op-amp integrated circuits are one of the most important parts in the head amp circuit. MG Series mixers feature new, high-quality, custom made MG01 op-amps that we developed in co-operation with the semiconductor manufacturer. Although many other Op-amps prioritise electrical design and efficiency, we worked directly with the semiconductor manufacturer to focus on sound quality first. MG01 op-amps feature redesigned circuitry in which even the internal components and wiring have been optimised, and use materials such as high-quality silicon wafers and copper wire to achieve superb resolution.
Switchable Phantom Power & PAD Switch
With phantom power, MG Series consoles allow you to take full advantage of the greater frequency response and high sound quality of condenser microphones. The input channel with PAD switch accepts MIC to line level of inputs, PAD Switch attenuates high input signals that often accompany mic’ed instruments during performance, avoiding the clipping that can seriously affect your mix.
Our Mixer. Your Sound.
When was the last time you heard guitar without EQ or a completely unprocessed vocal on one of your favourite songs? Probably never. Yamaha mixers are famous for their flat response and sonic purity, but it often takes more than a perfectly captured instrumental performance or vocal to achieve a professional-sounding mix. Equipped with some of the same state-of-the-art functionality featured on Yamaha’s high-end consoles, the MG Series gives you the tools you need to produce high quality sound that is uniquely your own.
Compression plays an essential role in just about any recording or sound reinforcement environment by altering the level of dynamics of an audio signal when you need livelier guitars, punchier bass lines, a tighter snare, or a cleaner vocal sound. However, it can take countless hours to master the complexities of even the most basic outboard compression units and use them effectively. Originally a Yamaha innovation, 1-knob compressors are now an industry standard that gives you instant access to optimised compression settings via a single rotary control.
EQ and High-pass Filters
There’s nothing more useful than reliable equalisation when you need nuanced management of your tone. The MG Series benefits from Yamaha’s unparalleled experience in designing pro audio gear, featuring 3-band equalisers on all mono channels for precise control of your sound. High-pass filter allows you to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise, for a smoother, cleaner mix.
MG Series mixers feature up to AUX sends for expanding your sound reinforcement or recording set-up, allowing you to incorporate additional effects, output to external recording devices, or feed to an monitoring system. Master send controls are also provided. The MG12XUK has a single stereo bus. Assign switches for the stereo and group buses are located next to each channel fader.
A variety of input/output connectors
All models feature high-quality Neutrik™ balanced XLR connectors on mono microphone/line channels and XLR equipped stereo channels. Each of the mono inputs is equipped with combo jack and accepts both MIC and LINE level signals. MG12XUK mixers are equipped with an additional stereo channel with a pair of phone jacks that accept LINE levels.
Built-in SPX Digital Effects
For musical and non-musical applications alike, effects processing adds polish and professionalism to the mix. The MGXU model features Yamaha’s acclaimed SPX digital multi-effect processor, offering a comprehensive suite of 24 editable digital effects perfect for enhancing your mix, whether adding depth to a speaking engagement or breathing new colour and atmosphere into a live band performance. In particular, the high-quality reverb and delay expand the spatial quality of the sound with remarkable realism and naturalness. You can even connect an optional FC5 foot switch for effect on / off control.
MG XU models are bundled with Downloadable Steinberg’s Cubase AI* software. As one of the most advanced, comprehensive DAW suites available, Steinberg’s Cubase has led the charge, providing users with a powerful and flexible platform for music production. Cubase AI* offers these same core technologies and interface that have won Cubase worldwide acclaim.
12-Channel Mixing Console: Max. 6 Mic / 12 Line Inputs (6 mono + 3 stereo) / 1 Stereo Bus / 1 AUX (incl. FX)
“D-PRE” mic preamps with an inverted Darlington circuit
24-bit /192kHz 2 in/2 out USB Audio functions
PAD switch on mono inputs
Dimensions(W×H×D): 315 mm x 91 mm x 297 mm (12.4″ x3.6″ x11.7″)
Net Weight: 3.0 kg (6.62 lbs.)
Rack Mount Kit Included
On-board processors: SPX algorithm: 24 programs, PARAMETER control: 1, FOOT SW: 1 (FX RTN CH on/off)
Phantom power: +48V
Digital I/O: USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant, Sampling Frequency: Max 192 kHz, Bit Depth: 24-bit
STEREO OUT: 2
MONITOR OUT: 1
AUX SEND: 1
Bus: Stereo: 1, AUX[FX]: 1
Input channel function:
PAD: 26 dB (Mono)
HPF: 80 Hz, 12 dB/oct (Mono)
COMP: 1-knob compressor Threshold: +22 dBu to -8 dBu, Ratio: 1:1 to 4:1, Output level: 0 dB to 7 dB, Attack time: approx. 25 msec, Release time: approx. 300 msec
EQ HIGH: Gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 10 kHz shelving
EQ MID: Gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 2.5 kHz peaking
EQ LOW: Gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 100 Hz shelving
PEAK LED: LED turns on when post EQ signal reaches 3 dB below clipping
Level Meter: 2 x 7 -segment LED meter [PEAK, +10, +6, 0, -6, -10, -20 dB]
Total harmonic distortion: 0.02 % @ +14dBu (20 Hz to 20kHz), GAIN knob: Min, 0.003 % @ +24dBu (1kHz), GAIN knob: Min
Frequency response: +0.5 dB/-1.0 dB (20 Hz to 48 kHz) , refer to the nominal output level @ 1 kHz, GAIN knob: Min
Equivalent input noise: -128 dBu (Mono Input Channel, Rs: 150 Ohms, GAIN knob: Max)
Residual output noise: -102 dBu (STEREO OUT, STEREO LEVEL knob: Min)
Crosstalk: -83 dB
Power Requirements: PA-10 (AC 38 VCT, 0.62A, Cable length = 3.6 m) or equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption: 22.9 W
Operating Temperature: 0 to +40˚C