Yamaha MG12XU USB Mixer
The Yamaha MG12XU USB Mixer is a 12-channel mixing console with built-in effects for performances, lectures, recordings, and other similar applications. Featuring switchable phantom power, pad switch, onboard digital effects, one-knob compressors, EQ, and LED metering, the MG12XU 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 MG12XU USB 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 MG12XU 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 its 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. The Yamaha MG12XU features 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.
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 MG12XU features new, high-quality, custommade MG01 op-amps that we 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 MG12XU 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 MG12XU gives you the tools you need to produce high quality sound that is uniquely your own.
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:
Built-In SPX Digital Effects
For musical and non-musical applications alike, effects processing adds polish and professionalism to the mix. The Yamaha MG12XU features Yamaha's acclaimed SPX digital multi-effect processor, offering a comprehensive suite of 24 editable digital effects perfect for enhancing your mix, whether adding depth to a speaking engagement or breathing new color and atmosphere into a live band performance. In particular, the high-quality reverb and delay expand the spatial quality of the sound with remarkable realism and naturalness. You can even connect an optional FC5 foot switch for effect on / off control.
Internal Universal Power Supply
Thanks to a highly-efficient internal universal power supply, Yamaha MG12XU 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 MG12XU 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 MG12XU 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 MG12XU USB 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
- High-grade effects: SPX with 24 programs
- 24-bit / 192kHz 2in / 2out USB Audio functions
- Works with the iPad (2 or later) through the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit / Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
- Includes Cubase Al DAW software download version
- PAD switch on mono inputs
- +48V phantom power
- XLR balanced outputs
- Internal universal power supply for world-wide use
- Metal chassis
Yamaha MG12XU USB Mixer Specifications
- Mixing Capability:
- On-Board Processors: SPX Algorithm: 24 Programs, PARAMETER Control:1, FOOT SW:1 (FX RTN CH On/Off)
- Phantom Power: +48 V
- Digital I/O: USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant, Sampling Frequency: Max 192 kHz, Bit Depth: 24-bit
- 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 (incl. FX)
- 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]
- Mixing Capability:
- 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 (12.1")
- H: 118 mm (4.6")
- D: 422 mm (16.6")
- Net Weight: 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs.)
- Operating Temperature: 0 to +40°C
Yamaha MG12XU USB Mixer Includes
- 1 x Yamaha MG12XU USB Mixer
- 1 x AC Adaptor
- 1 x Owner’s Manual
- 1 x Cubase AI Download Information
- 1 x Technical Specifications Sheet
- 1 Year Warranty
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