MGP Series Analog Mixing Consoles -
| Digital Heart.
Yamaha has provided an impressive range of lineups in professional audio
since the release of the PM200 in 1972 - our first ever professional analog
mixing console. In 1987, we also released our first digital mixer, the DMP7,
and have subsequently advanced technological innovations in sound quality,
reliability and advanced functionalities with cutting-edge digital technologies.
Drawing from our decades of experience crafting innovative, premium analog
gear, we originally developed our new discrete Class-A microphone preamps
for professional use in our high-end recording equipment. Utilizing an inverted
Darlington circuit design, our newly-refined D-PRE mic preamps deliver a
fat, rich, smooth tone that gives the MGP Series a significant advantage
over any other mixer in its class.
|With Yamaha's proprietary X-pressive
EQ we've managed to capture ultimate analog authenticity by unlocking the
mysterious secret behind the expressive sound shaping capabilities of sought-after
classic EQ modules.
At the heart of the MGP's compact configuration, we've taken an innovative
new approach to the utilization of digital technology in an analog mixer;
adding high-resolution effects, iPod/iPhone integration and the superb functionality
of our new Stereo Hybrid Channel to the warmth and musicality of premium
analog sound. The MGP Series represents the ultimate balance of the converging
technologies that are the heart and soul of Yamaha's extraordinary achievements
in professional audio.
MGP Series Analog Mixing Consoles FEATURES:
The Evolution of Analog
When it comes to audio engineering and sound reinforcement, the verdict
is in-nothing beats the warmth and musicality of analog sound. By incorporating
state-of-the-art digital technologies into the development process of
our premium professional analog equipment, the MGP is the next step in
the evolution of compact professional mixers.
The preamp is where sound creation begins, and ultimately determines the
character and quality of your overall mix. The importance of this critical
first step inspired us to develop the most fat and warm sounding preamps
possible-our newly refined D-PRE mic preamps. Initially intended for use
with Yamaha's high-end recording gear, these studio-grade, discrete Class-A
mic preamps employ an inverted Darlington circuit design that features multiple
circuitry elements in a multi-layered configuration in order to deliver
more power with lower impedance. This means all the character, depth and
feel of your original signal will be delivered with fat, natural sounding
bass and smooth, soaring highs. Rediscover a favourite mic or trusted instrument
by capturing the full range of your musical expression with sound that you
don't hear, so much as feel. With 48V phantom power for each channel and
a sound that is incomparable in a compact mixer today, these studio-grade
discrete Class-A mic preamps set the MGP apart, clearly defining a class
all its own.
Everyone knows vintage EQ sounds great but not everyone knows why. Throughout
the development of the innovative VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) effects
used in our high-end professional digital mixers, we became increasingly
focused on reproducing the warmth and musicality of classic vintage EQs.
It was through our precise modeling of the original circuitry of some of
the most sought-after EQ modules from the past that we discovered a characteristic
“X-shape” of the frequency curves that was unique to these units
and would ultimately prove essential to unlocking real vintage authenticity.
More than just a means of tweaking your mix, the precise response and very
steep shelving of the high and low frequencies make the X-pressive EQ a
powerful sound-shaping tool that essentially redefines the role that EQ
plays in sound reinforcement. Never before has an audio engineer's contribution
to the overall sound been so significant, with X-pressive EQ providing complete
control of every aspect of your sonic palette.
Originally a Yamaha innovation, 1-knob compression is now a popular feature
on an increasing number of compact mixing consoles with good reason. These
intelligent compressors add optimally set compression to a wide variety
of input sources with the touch of a single control-minus the hassle of
setting up and configuring complex outboard gear. The MGP features our newly
upgraded 1-knob compressors that feature LED indicators allowing you to
visually monitor when the compression “kicks in” on each channel.
|INTEGRATED RACK EARS [MGP16X/12X]
With integrated rack ears, the MGP easily meets the demands of both installed
and portable applications providing safe, stable protection for your console.
Extremely durable, their sleek, attractive design instantly gives you the
option of a rack-mounted or desk-top configuration, with hassle-free setup
saving you time and effort.
|INTERNAL UNIVERSAL POWER SUPPLY
You can plug in with confidence in any region with 100V-240V power thanks
to our highly-efficient internal universal power supply. With its multi-voltage
design, the MGP ensures worry-free operation in potentially damaging environments
with fluctuating power levels. An Internal power supply also simplifies
rack mounting of the console at installed applications, with no use for
a bulky adapter or additional connections.
|A REVOLUTION IN DIGITAL
The MGP is the realization of a new approach towards the utilization of
digital technologies in a mixer, offering simple, analog-style control of
sophisticated DSP functions. One of the most compelling features of analog
gear is the direct, hands-on, intuitive operation that unites the operator
with the console. The MGP sought to keep this feel consistent throughout
the design to offer a wealth of functionality, yet with a simple, familiar
|40 years of experience working
with professional mixers has led Yamaha to offer a new way of approaching
sound reinforcement in the digital age: the Stereo Hybrid Channel. Beneath
the analog-style knobs and encoders of MGP Series mixing consoles lies a
sophisticated digital control system-a fusion that combines traditional
analog feel with the functionality that only digital technology can offer.
The MGP Series utilizes a powerful, proprietary DSP to provide three essential
features that are staples of both installed and live sound applications.
In keeping with the theme of analog simplicity found throughout the MGP
Series design, each of these functions is readily accessible and available
at the touch of a button. Featuring a mid-sweep, three-band EQ for nuanced
sound control and high-performance onboard A/D and D/A converters, the Stereo
Hybrid Channel offers unique functionality with superior sound.
- Priority Ducker
An invaluable feature for applications that require both public-speaking
and background music, Priority Ducker allows a microphone to take priority
over another sound source automatically, just by speaking into the mic.
Stop talking and the other sound source is brought back to its original
level, therefore no console operator is required for this simple yet valuable
function. You can even adjust the ducker attenuation of sound source depending
on your preferences.
This intelligent compressor “auto levels” different tracks from
a sound source that vary in volume, providing a more pleasurable listening
experience. Ideal for small events with un-manned operation of your console,
Yamaha's proprietary DSP algorithm allows for extended play time without
the worry of fluctuating volume levels distracting your listeners.
- The Stereo Image
The Stereo Image function seamlessly narrows the pan balance of the stereo
sound source so that audiences spread over a wide area can enjoy a comfortably
blended mix. This is particularly helpful for installed sound applications
that requires background music. Using either of the two optimized settings
-MONO and BLEND- Stereo Image ensures that everyone is in the "sweet
spot" by providing a more optimally mixed sound to the entire space.
|DUAL DIGITAL EFFECTS:
MGP Series mixing consoles offer two separate studio-grade effects processors
for ultimate enhancement of your sound, with simple intuitive control. Yamaha's
high-end REV-X reverb offers three very musical and natural high-resolution
reverb effects: Hall, Room and Plate-a first for any Yamaha analog mixer.
For more sound-shaping possibilities, Yamaha's renowned SPX digital multi-effect
processor provides a useful selection of 16 advanced digital effects with
editable parameters. Both processors can be used simultaneously, giving
you a vast array of tools to colour your sound.
FOR YOUR iPOD /iPHONE
|In response to the growing
demand for compatibility with iPod/iPhone, iPod/iPhone integration with
the MGP offers much more than simple playback. With a single connection
your Apple device is transformed into a flexible controller, giving you
more detailed control of your MGP console.
MGP Editor is a free software application that gives you additional control
of your console's DSP settings via your iPod/iPhone. With a simple and intuitive
graphic display, MGP Editor gives you additional, detailed control of your
REV-X and SPX effects parameters-as well as Hybrid Channel's Priority Ducker,
Leveler and iPod/iPhone's playback settings. With MGP32X and 24X, setting
of GEQ and Master comp can be adjusted. Direct playback of iTunes play list
is also possible.
The new Graphic EQ feature 14 band and flex 9 band modes that can easily
be controlled via internal display. This Flex EQ is also used in Yamaha’s
pro-level CL series consoles. By limiting the number of bands for boost
and cut, the extra DSP can be employed to narrow the filters to 1/3 octave,
and allow the user to sweep the filter to the range where adjustment is
required. With 31 different filter positions, very fine adjustments can
be made. Additionally, finding and reducing feedback is quick and easy using
the offset/gain controls to point out vulnerable frequencies before the
The MGP32X and MGP24X are the first mixers in this class to be equipped
with a master compressor on the stereo bus. Both a standard type (COMP)
and a three-band divided (Multi-band) master compressor have been built
in. Using a master compressor allows you to reduce the overall dynamic range
of the signal to fit the environment, and protect the sound system from
overloads. A total of 8 memory scenes (3 read only and 5 user defined) allow
settings to easily be stored and recalled as needed quickly.
|HIGH-QUALITY DIGITAL PLAYBACK
The MGP Series mixers feature a built-in USB port to connect and charge
your iPod or iPhone for seamless playback with a single connection. A direct
digital connection offers a much higher level of quality with more detail
and clarity than typical analog inputs can provide.
|USB DEVICE RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
It's easy to archive every performance when recording is this easy. The
record function allows direct recording to a conventional USB storage device.
Choose from Stereo Out or Matrix Out 1 and 2 as the source, and select WAV
or MP3 as file formats. Playback of audio files is also supported with the
USB device. You can easily route this to a hybrid channel or to monitor
[Notice] As transfer speed requirements are strict for recordings made in
WAV format, normal recording may not be possible when using USB memory.
Accordingly, we recommend recording to a hard disk with a fast transfer
speed or to an SSD (Solid State Drive). When recording in MP3 format, USB
memory, hard disk, and SSD may all be used.