The Yamaha MGP12X live sound mixer offers the simple and familiar touch of an analog mixer, with the clarity and versatility of digital. This is a unique approach taken by Yamaha towards the use of digital technologies in a mixer, using simple, analog-style controls with a consistent and familiar feel throughout.
If you have been in the live sound business for a while, you know that Yamaha has a reputation for building dependable and well-made products. The new MGP mixer series is one of their latest offerings in audio mixers. Andy has been selling Yamaha mixers continuously since 1975, and he can attest to their quality and reliability. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.
New Digital Preamps
The preamp is where sound creation begins in your PA system, so Yamaha decided to use studio-grade, discrete Class-A mic preamps. These digital mic preamps were initially intended for use with Yamaha's high-end recording gear, and they determine the character and quality of your overall mix. They capture the full range of your musical expression with audio that you do not normally hear! These studio-grade discrete Class-A mic preamps set the MGP apart, clearly defining a class all its own.
Stereo Hybrid Channel
The new hybrid channel utilizes a powerful, proprietary DSP to provide three essential features that are staples of both installed and live sound applications.
The Priority Ducker in the MGP12X allows a microphone to take priority over another sound source automatically, just by speaking into the mic. Stop talking and the other sound source is brought back to its original level, therefore no console operator is required for this simple yet valuable function. You can even adjust the ducker attenuation of sound sources depending on your preferences.
Is an intelligent compressor that “auto levels” different tracks from a sound source that vary in volume, providing a more pleasurable listening experience. Ideal for small events with the unattended operation of your console, Yamaha's proprietary DSP algorithm allows for extended play time without the worry of fluctuating volume levels distracting your listeners.
The Stereo Image
The Stereo Image function seamlessly narrows the pan balance of the stereo sound source so that audiences spread over a wide area can enjoy a comfortably blended mix. This is particularly helpful for installed sound applications that require background music. Using either of the two optimized settings—MONO and BLEND— Stereo Image ensures that everyone is in the "sweet spot" by providing a more optimally mixed sound to the entire space.
Dual Digital Effects
The MGP12X audio mixer features two separate studio-grade effects processors: REV-X and SPX. Yamaha's high-end REV-X reverb offers three very musical and natural high-resolution reverb effects: Hall, Room, and Plate—a first for any Yamaha analog mixer. For more sound-shaping possibilities, Yamaha's renowned SPX digital multi-effect processor provides a useful selection of 16 advanced digital effects with editable parameters. Both processors can be used simultaneously, giving you multiple musical tools to adjust your sound
Digital Connectivity for iPod/iPhone
The Yamaha MGP12X lets you integrate your Apple devices into your audio mix. The iPod and iPhone integration with the MGP offers you much more than simple playback. With a single connection, your Apple device is transformed into a flexible controller, giving you more detailed control of the MGP12X audio mixer.
The Yamaha MGP Editor is a free software application that gives you additional control of your console's DSP settings via your iPod/iPhone. It has a simple and intuitive graphic display and gives you detailed control of your REV-X and SPX effects parameters, as well as Hybrid Channel's Priority Ducker, Leveler, and iPod/iPhone’s playback settings.
A direct digital connection offers a much higher level of quality with more detail and clarity than typical analog inputs can provide, so Yamaha included a USB input on the MGP12X.
To capture those vintage sounds loved by many, Yamaha developed VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling). These effects are used in Yamaha's high-end professional digital mixers, and produce the warmth and musicality of classic vintage EQs and provide complete control of every aspect of your sonic palette.
One Knob Compressors
The MGP12X mixer features Yamaha's newly upgraded 1-knob compressors that feature LED indicators allowing you to visually monitor when the compression “kicks in” on each channel. One-knob compression is a Yamaha invention, but it is now a popular feature on many compact mixing consoles. These smart compressors set compression to a wide variety of input sources with a touch of a single control - no complex formulas to follow.
The Yamaha MGP12X has a rugged, impact-resistant, powder-coated steel chassis that can endure the rigors of the road. The chassis has a sleek design for optimal cooling, and the internal layout separates the power supply from the analog circuitry for superior noise reduction. The knob placement ensures that any impact or pressure on the knobs will be absorbed by the chassis and not the circuit board or potentiometers underneath.
Integrated Rack Ears
The MGP12X easily meets the demands of installed and portable applications using the integrated rack ears. They provide safe, stable protection for your console. The built-in rack ears give you the option of a rack-mounted or desk-top setup.
Internal Universal Power Supply
You can plug in with confidence in any region with 100V-240V power thanks to our highly-efficient internal universal power supply. With its multi-voltage design, the MGP ensures worry-free operation in potentially damaging environments with fluctuating power levels. An Internal power supply also simplifies rack mounting of the console at installed applications, with no use for a bulky adapter or additional connections.