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.
Flexible 12-input Configuration
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.
Comprehensive, Easy-access Connector Panel
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.
Six High-performance Microphone Preamplifiers with Switchable Phantom Power
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.
Built-in Channel Compressors
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