YAMAHA MG24-14FX: 24-Channel Mixer With Effects
This mixer offers serious capacity for sound reinforcement and installations.Sometimes you want all the channel capacity you can get. Vocal mics, instrument mics, stereo keyboards, direct-injection feeds, drum mics and the rest can add up very quickly. With 24 input channels, the MG24-14FX is ready to handle all but the most ambitious sound reinforcement setups. And with dual SPX digital effect systems onboard, you won't need racks of outboard gear to get the sound you need. There's also a comprehensive range of group and auxiliary busses to make even complex mixes easy.
The MG24-14FX has 16 mono microphone/line channels and four stereo line channels in addition to the mono mic/line channels. All 16 mic preamps in the MG24-14FX are of exemplary quality. They offer low-noise, transparent amplification with the widest possible range of dynamic and condenser microphones, which adds up to cleaner, better-sounding mixes. All mic preamps feature switchable phantom power for phantom-powered studio condenser microphones. Phantom power is switchable in 8-channel groups. Illuminated ON (channel), PFL (Pre-Fader Listen) and phantom-power switches let you confirm critical console settings at a glance. In addition to lots of input channels, live sound reinforcement applications usually demand a number of additional mixes - usually in the form of group sub-mixes and aux sends for external signal processing and monitor mixes. The MG24-14FX has a total of 14 mix busses: the main stereo program bus, four stereo group bus pairs for convenient channel grouping, six auxiliary busses (four configurable for pre- or post-fader operation and two set up as effect sends), and two internal effect busses that feed the dual high-performance built-in effect processors.
All mono input channels feature insert I/O patch points so you can insert compressors, EQ, or other extra signal-processing gear into the channel signal path as required. The 3-band equalizers with a sweepable midband provided on all input channels are designed for exceptionally smooth, intuitive response that can help you to create cleaner, tighter mixes. All mono microphone input channels also feature a switchable high-pass filter that can be used to cut out unwanted low-frequency noise. You also get not one, but two high-performance digital signal processing stages, fed by separate effect busses, so you can enhance your mix with two separate effects at the same time. And the effects are provided by the very latest Yamaha DSP technology - so you know you're getting the best. Each stage provides a selection of 16 pro-quality SPX digital effects, including reverb, delay, pitch change, chorus, phasing, vocal doubling, distortion and more. Parameter controls that can be adjusted to tailor the effects to your sonic requirement are also provided and Tap delay makes it easy to produce tempo-synchronized delays.
Communication capability is important for efficient setup as well as for keeping a show running smoothly. The MG24-14FX features a talkback system that allows the FOH engineer to communicate with the monitor engineer, performers or other staff to keep the team operating at optimum efficiency. Professional connectivity is provided by reliable XLR-type balanced stereo and mono outputs. One of the many uses for a mono output is to drive a subwoofer system. The MG24-14FX makes this easier than ever with a built-in sweepable low-pass filter on the mono outputs.Features:
- 24 input channels
- 16 mono microphone/line inputs and four stereo line inputs
- Two of the stereo inputs also offer mono microphone input capability
- 16 high-performance head amplifiers offer superior performance with any dynamic or condenser microphone
- Mic preamps feature switchable phantom power studio condenser microphones
- Extensive onboard digital effects to customize and optimize your sound
- All mono input channel