D-PRE (Discrete Class-A Mic Preamps): This MG Series mixing console
features Yamaha's studio-grade discrete class-A D-PRE preamps, which utilize 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 EQ-ing or additional
effects processing in order to "fix" your mix.
High Quality Sound Op-Amp: The MG Series mixer features new,
high-quality, custom made MG01 op-amps that we developed in cooperation with the
semiconductor manufacturer. Although many other Op-amps prioritize 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 optimized, and use materials
such as high-quality silicon wafers and copper wire to achieve superb
12-Channel Inputs: The Yamaha MG Series mixer provides twelve
total channel inputs; there four Mic/Line mono input jacks (Ch1-Ch4), four Mic/Line
stereo/mono input jacks (Ch 5/6-7/8), and four Line stereo input channels
(Ch9/10-11/12). The four Mic/Line mono input jacks
utilize high-quality Neutrik connectors which can support both XLR and phone
plugs; use these to connect a microphone, an instrument, or an audio device. The
four Mic/Line stereo/mono input jacks support either XLR-type connectors or phone plugs to connect an electric
keyboard or other audio device. The four Line stereo input jacks only support
phono-plugs for line-level instruments and devices.
Stereo & Monitor Outputs: The main stereo outputs consist of
stereo XLR-type connectors and phono plugs to connect to powered speakers or a
powered amp. The mixer also features a standard
1/4" headphone jack for private listening. In addition, there is a stereo
monitor output which consists of phone plugs to connect to a monitoring system. Rugged and dependable, these
professional connectors ensure stable signal transmission even in the
most demanding environments.
Aux/Effect Sends/Group: The MG Series mixer features AUX sends for
expanding your sound reinforcement or recording setup, allowing you to
incorporate additional effects, output to external recording devices, or feed to
an monitoring system. The mixer also feature one stereo group bus that can be
used for convenient channel grouping.
Switchable Phantom Power & PAD Switch: With +48V phantom power (for the Mic
channels), the MG Series console allows you to take full advantage of the
greater frequency response and high sound quality of condenser microphones. The
Mic/Line Ch 1-4 input channels feature a PAD switch; the PAD Switch attenuates
high input signals that often accompany mic'ed instruments during performance,
avoiding the clipping that can seriously affect your mix.
Gain Knobs & Level Faders: The Mic/Line channels offer independent gain
control to determine the basic volume level of each channel. The Level faders
determine the volume of the signal from each input channel to the main mixing
1-Knob Compression: 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
optimized compression settings via a single rotary control. 1-Knob compressors
are found on Mic/Line input channels 1-4.
EQ & High-Pass Filters: The MG Series mixer benefits from Yamaha's
unparalleled experience in designing pro audio gear, featuring 3-band equalizers
(High = 10kHz, Mid = 2.5kHz, & Low = 100 Hz) on all channels 1-7/8 and
2-band equalizers (High = 10kHz & Low = 100 Hz) on channels 9/10-12 for
precise control of your sound. High-pass filters (80Hz) for channels 1-7/8 allow you to
eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise, for a smoother, cleaner mix.
Built-in SPX Digital Effects (Optional Foot-Switch): The MG Series
mixer 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 color 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 (sold separately) for effect on/off control.
Pan & Balance: The Pan knob (on all Mic/Line channels) adjusts the
volume balance of each channel sent to the mixer's outputs, and determines
the positioning of the sound image between left and right (stereo L/R). The
Balance dial (on all Line mono/stereo channels) determines the volume balance of
the stereo channels sent to the mixer's outputs.
Pre-Fader Listen (PFL): The PFL (Pre-Fader Listen) switch lets you
monitor the channel's pre-fader signal, before any level adjustment. When the
switch is "On", the pre-fader signal is output to your monitor speakers for
LED Level Metering: Easy-to-read LED level metering allows output
levels to be monitored with precision.
USB (Type-B) Port: MG Series mixing consoles feature flexible digital
connectivity for quick and easy high-resolution playback of digital content.
Simply connect to your PC via USB. The USB protocol uses asynchronous data
transfer. Audio data is transferred based on highly precise audio clock signal
from the MG, for high quality recording and playback.
Cubase AI Software: The Yamaha MG Series mixer comes 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. System Requirements for Cubase AI are as follows:
- Operating System: Mac OS X
ver.10.7-10.8*, Windows 7, Windows 8*
- CPU: Mac: Intel Dual Core; Windows: Intel or AMD Dual
- Audio Hardware: Mac: CoreAudio compatible audio
hardware; Windows: Windows compatible audio hardware**
- RAM: 2 GB
- Free Hard Drive Space: 8 GB
- Display Resolution: 1280 x 800 recommended
- Drive: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
- Other: Internet connection required for installation,
activation, account setup, and personal/product registration.
* Native 32-bit and 64-bit Cubase version included
** ASIO-compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance
Metal Chassis: The MG Series mixer features a rugged,
impact-resistant, powder-coated metal chassis, offering an unrivalled level of
durability. With a sleek design contoured for optimal convection cooling, the
internal layout separates the power supply from the analog circuitry for
superior noise reduction, and further extends the life of the components inside.
To further ensure reliable performance, knob control placement above the surface
of the chassis diverts any impact or pressure on the knobs to the chassis itself
and not the circuit board or components underneath.
Internal Power Supply: The MG Series mixer features a universal
switching power supply. This power supply supports input voltages of 100 V to
240 V, for stable operation even in environments where power voltage fluctuates
easily. Lowering the impedance of the power supply has resulted in improved
sound quality with a faster attack. An AC inlet allows simple installation in
environments where portability is required, as well as when mounting the mixing
console in a rack.