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Whether youre only mixing one microphone with a stereo source for the web, or multiple microphones and line sources for a live show, you want the highest performance, flexibility, and reliability available. Yamahas MG-series mixers cover a wide range of applications from solo home recording to complex live sound with no compromises in sonic quality, processing versatility, or dependability. These new additions to the MG line-up feature the same compact, lightweight design as the preceding models, and incorporate the latest generation of specially-selected components for further refined performance and audio precision. They also now feature Yamahas innovative one-knob compressor for built-in dynamics control that further eliminates the need for external equipment and potentially troublesome connections. If you need a convenient analog mixer that can handle from 8 and 12 input sources and deliver pro-level sound, plus top-quality SPX effects in the "CX" models, youre looking in the right place.
The MG124C and MG124CX both have a total of 12 input channels ? four mono microphone/line inputs and four stereo line inputs. Two of the stereo line inputs can also function as mono microphone inputs, giving you up to six simultaneous mono microphone inputs when needed. Gain trim covers a wide -60dB ~ -16dB range for microphone input, and -34dB ~ +10dB for line input.
MG mixer connector panelTop-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. Both models feature high-quality Neutrik? balanced XLR connectors on all four mono microphone/line channels and two of the stereo channels. The XLR-equipped stereo channels can accept mono microphone input either via the XLR or phone jack connectors. The remaining stereo channels provide phone jack and pin jack connectors for compatibility with a wide range of sources. The four mono input channels also feature insert I/O connectors that let you patch external signal processing gear into those channels as required. Separate pin-jack 2TR inputs are provided to accept the output from a CD player or similar stereo source.
The microphone preamplifiers in any mixer are critical to its overall performance. The microphone preamps built into the MG mixers inherit technology from Yamahas top-line professional consoles, and have been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sonic performance with any dynamic or condenser microphone. All six microphone preamps feature switchable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of high-quality condenser microphones. A single switch turns phantom power on or off for all microphone channels.
MG Channel CompressorBuilt-in channel dynamics is usually only found on high-end (and very expensive) consoles. The MG124C and MG124CX feature Yamahas innovative one-knob compression feature on mono input channels 1 through 4. This advanced feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great vocal sound. It can also be used to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other sources. Conventional audio compressors with their threshold, ratio, knee, makeup gain and other controls can be complex and time-consuming to set appropriately for a given source. Yamahas one-knob compressor eliminates the need for an engineering degree with a single control that lets you simply dial in the amount of compression you want.
Yamaha has decades of experience in building truly useful, musical equalization into successful pro consoles, and the channel equalizers in MG-series mixers carry on without compromise. Channels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5/6, and 7/8 feature full 3-band equalizers with LOW, MID, and HIGH controls, while 9/10 and 11/12 have 2-band EQ for smooth equalization of stereo sources.
In addition to the main stereo bus the MG124C and MG124CX feature a stereo group bus 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.
All input channels feature illuminated channel ON switches chat can be used to individually add or remove channels from the mix without having to change the positions of the channel faders. The effect channel on the MG124CX also has its own ON switch.
The MG124CX has pre/post switchable AUX sends on all channels as well as EFFECT send controls that adjust the level of the signal sent to the mixers internal multi-effect system. The MG124C has dual AUX send controls for each channel, one switchable for pre- or post-fader operation, and one fixed for prefader send. Master send controls are also provided, as are RETURN level controls for the AUX and STEREO busses.
MG mixer stereo output connectorLocated above the mixers master controls, on the convenient easy-access connector panel, are the main stereo output connectors, phone-jack monitor output connectors, pin-jack recording outputs, and a stereo headphone jack. These versatile mixers offer plenty of connectivity for a wide range of applications.
12-segment LED MeterAccurate visual level monitoring can help you achieve maximum signal-to-noise ratio without distortion. The MG mixers bright, easy-to-read 12-segment LED meters make it easy to control system levels for optimum overall performance.
High-performance 60-millimeter linear fadersChannel and master level control is accomplished via reliable, high-performance 60-millimeter linear faders that provide smooth, noise-free operation. An important advantage of linear faders is that they provide a direct visual indication of relative level settings.
Lightweight, Portable DesignIn spite of the fact that they offer 12 channels, four buses, and a wealth of advanced features, the MG124C and MG124CX are small and light enough (only 2.9 kilograms) to be tucked under an arm and set up just about anywhere. Both of these remarkable mixers provide significant space savings along with huge performance benefits.
All switches, controls, and displays have been designed and laid out for intuitive access and smooth, reliable operation with positive tactile and visual feedback.