The Yamaha MG12 Mixer is a 12-channel mixing console with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, suitable for a diverse range of users and applications. For installed, recording, or live music settings, the solid construction and flexible design of MG12 lets you shape your sound with confidence, continually delivering peak performance and a level of sound quality and reliability unrivaled in its class.
The Yamaha MG12 Mixer offers the 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.
Head of the 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 Yamaha MG12 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.
D-PRE (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 High Quality Sound Op-Amp
The head amp determines sound quality, and op-amp integrated circuits are one of the most important parts in the head amp circuit. Yamaha MG12 features new, high-quality, custom made MG01 op-amps that Yamaha developed in cooperation with the semiconductor manufacturer. Although many other Op-amps prioritize electrical design and efficiency, Yamaha 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.
Switchable Phantom Power & PAD Switch
With phantom power, Yamaha MG12 allows 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 clipping that can seriously affect your mix.
Your Mixer - Your Sound
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 Yamaha MG12 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 rotary control.
EQ and High-Pass Filters
There's nothing more useful than reliable equalization when you need nuanced management of your tone. The Yamaha MG12 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 / Group
MG Series mixers feature up to four 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.
A Variety of Input / 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:
Internal Universal Power Supply
Thanks to a highly-efficient internal universal power supply, Yamaha MG12 offers 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.
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.
Create, Record… Listen
The Yamaha MG12 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 creations.
24-bit /192kHz 2-In/2-Out USB Audio Interface Function
Yamaha MG12 mixing console features flexible digital connectivity for quick and easy high resolution 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.
Yamaha MG12 Mixer Features
- 12-Channel Mixing Console
- Max. 6 Mic / 12 Line Inputs (4 mono + 4 stereo)
- 2 GROUP Buses + 1 Stereo Bus
- 2 AUX (incl. FX)
- “D-PRE” mic preamps with an inverted Darlington circuit
- 1-Knob compressors
- PAD switch on mono inputs
- +48V Phantom power
- XLR balanced outputs
- Internal universal power supply for world-wide use
- Metal chassis
Yamaha MG12 Mixer Specifications
- Phantom Power: +48 V
- Input Channels:
- Mono [MIC/LINE]: 4
- Mono/Stereo [MIC/LINE]: 2
- Stereo [LINE]: 2
- Output Channels:
- STEREO OUT: 2
- MONITOR OUT: 1
- PHONES: 1
- AUX SEND: 2
- GROUP OUT: 2
- Bus: Stereo: 1, GROUP: 2, AUX: 2
- Input Channel Function:
- PAD: 26 dB (Mono)
- HPF: 80 Hz, 12 dB/oct (Mono/Stereo: MIC only)
- COMP: 1-knob Compressor (Gain/Threshold/Ratio) Threshold: +22 dBu to -8 dBu, Ratio: 1:1 to 4:1, Output Level: 0 dB to 7 dB Attack Time: approx. 25 msec, Release Time: approx. 300 msec
- EQ HIGH: Gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 10 kHz Shelving
- EQ MID: Gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 2.5 kHz Peaking
- EQ LOW: Gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 100 Hz Shelving
- PEAK LED: LED turns on when post EQ Signal reaches 3 dB below Clipping
- Level Meter: 2x12 -Segment LED Meter [PEAK, +10, +6, +3, 0, -3, -6, -10, -15, -20, -25, -30 dB]
- General Specifications:
- Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.03 % @ +14dBu (20 Hz to 20kHz), GAIN knob: Min, 0.005 % @ +24dBu (1kHz), GAIN knob: Min
- Frequency Response: +0.5 dB/-1.5 dB (20 Hz to 48 kHz) , refer to the Nominal Output level @ 1 kHz, GAIN knob: Min
- Hum & Noise Level:
- Equivalent Input Noise: -128 dBu (Mono Input Channel, Rs: 150O, GAIN knob: Max)
- Residual Output Noise: -102 dBu (STEREO OUT, STEREO Master Fader: Min)
- Crosstalk: -78 dB
- Power Requirements: AC 100 – 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz
- Power Consumption: 22 W
- W: 308 mm (9.6")
- H: 118 mm (2.8")
- D: 422 mm (11.6")
- Net Weight: 4.0 kg (8.8 lbs.)
- Operating Temperature: 0 to +40°C
Yamaha MG12 Mixer Includes
- 1 x Yamaha MG12 Mixer
- 1 x AC Power Cord
- 1 x Owner’s Manual
- 1 x Technical Specifications Sheet
- 1 Year Warranty