Series (XU Model) Analog Mixing Consoles -
| Road Tough. Studio Ready.
For more than a century, Yamaha has been building a legacy of superior craftsmanship
and innovation exemplified in all of our products, from an unrivalled catalog
of world-class musical instruments to touring-grade professional audio.
Now in its third incarnation, the MG Series embodies this pursuit of design
excellence, and incorporates some of the same technologies developed for
use in high-end professional consoles, including studio-quality preamps,
powerful digital processing, and a rugged, reliable construction.
an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, the MG Series boasts an extensive
lineup of compact mixing consoles with models ranging from six to twenty
channels, suitable for a diverse range of users and applications. For
installed, recording, or live music settings, the solid construction and
flexible design of these consoles lets you shape your sound with confidence,
continually delivering peak performance and a level of sound quality and
reliability unrivalled in its class.
Yamaha has always strived to provide sound engineers with the purest
possible signal instead of added processing or color 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.
(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 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 EQing or additional
effects processing in order to "fix" your mix.
|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, custommade
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 resolution.
Phantom Power and 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
clippingthat can seriously affect your mix.
When was the last time you
heard guitar without EQ or a completely unprocessed vocal on one of your
favorite 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 optimized compression settings via a single
|EQ and High-Pass
|There's nothing more useful than reliable
equalization 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 equalizers 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.
|AUX / EFFECT
Sends / Groups
|MG Series mixers feature up to 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. Master send controls are also provided.
The MG06 / 06X and MG10 / 10XU have a single stereo bus. All other models
additionally feature one or two stereo group buses and outputs that can
be used for convenient channel grouping. Assign switches for the stereo
and group buses are located next to each channel fader.
of Input and 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. Two of the stereo inputs are equipped
with XLR and two phone connectors with XLR accepting MIC level signals while
two phone connectors accepting LINE level signals and can be used either
mono or stereo. (except for 10ch model) The function of another two stereo
channel vary depending on model:
With 20ch model, XLR accepts MIC level signal and two RCA connectors accepts
LINE level signals and can be used either mono or stereo. With 16ch and
12ch models, two phone connectors accept LINE level signals as stereo. Additionally,
each of the stereo channel features 2TR in (RCA connectors) and can be used
as independent input from external audio sources such as CDs. 10ch is equipped
with additional stereo channel with a pair of phone jack that accepts LINE
levels. With XU models, any incoming source that are sent via USB can be
assigned to one of the stereo channel. In addition to the main stereo outputs
(XLR L/R, TRS phone L/R), MG Series mixing consoles are equipped with a
comprehensive suite of output connectors, including GROUP OUT (TRS phone),
AUX/FX OUT (TRS phone), MONITOR OUT (TRS phone L/R), and HEADPHONE OUT (stereo
phone) connectors, allowing master outputs to be chosen to suit specific
applications such as monitoring or mastering.
|Easy-to-read LED level metering
allows output levels to be monitored with precision.
|For musical and non-musical applications
alike, effects processing adds polish and professionalism to the mix. The
MG X / XU models 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 for effect on / off control. (MG10XU / 12XU / 16XU / 20XU)
|For gigging, recording, and
installed applications alike, your console can be subjected to a wide range
of environmental conditions and hazards. Excessive humidity, unstable power
supplies, and the rigors of road travel in general can take a serious toll
on a mixing console, often causing expensive, time-consuming repairs, and
reducing its lifespan. The MG Series has been redesigned with an emphasis
on durability, incorporating practical features that offer greater flexibility
while ensuring peak performance for many years to come.
|Built to last, MG Series mixers feature
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
|Thanks to a highly-efficient internal universal
power supply, MG Series consoles offer worry-free operation in any region
around the globe-even in environments prone to potentially damaging power
fluctuations. An internal power supply also simplifies rack mounting of
the console for installed applications, eliminating the need for a bulky
adapter or additional connections.
(* MG12 / 16 / 20 / 12XU / 16XU / 20XU)
|Easily adaptable to a diverse range of
installed and portable applications, the 16- and 20- channel models of the
MG Series included rack ears, giving you the option of a rack-mounted or
desk-top configuration. Extremely durable, their sleek design makes safe,
stable placement of your console hassle-free, keeping setup time and effort
to a minimum.
*Optional Rackmount kit "RK-MG12" available for MG12/MG12XU.
|The main stereo outputs feature
XLR type connectors that lock to prevent accidental disconnection. Rugged
and dependable, these professional connectors ensure providing stable signal
transmission even in the most demanding environments.
|The MG Series features the same digital connectivity
that is used to streamline the recording process on Yamaha’s professional-level
mixing consoles. Take advantage of state-of-the-art digital technology that
makes it easier than ever to plug-in, play, record, and then listen to your
2 In x 2 Out USB Audio Interface
|MG Series mixing consoles feature flexible
digital connectivity for quick and easy highresolution playback of digital
content. Simply connect to your PC via USB, or to your iPhone / iPad (2
or later) using Apple's Camera Connection Kit / Lightning to USB Camera
Adapter. 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.
|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
(* MG10XU MG12XU MG16XU MG20XU)