European launch for Yamaha MG mixing consoles3 February 2014
A new generation of MG series compact mixing consoles is making its European debut at ISE 2014.
Developed in response to user requests, the new MG mixers have been completely redesigned to enhance the facilities offered by the series.
The emphasis on sound quality, the varying inputs, processing capabilities and physical footprints of the new MG mixers makes them ideal for a range of portable and installed applications.
The ten-strong line-up features models with six, 10, 12 ,16 or 20 inputs, all featuring Yamaha’s Class A D-PRE microphone preamps. The consoles also feature new op amps, developed especially for the updated MG series.
As well as the standard versions, the MG10, MG12, MG16 and MG20 all have a counterpart XU model. These feature an upgraded version of Yamaha’s SPX effects processor, with a suite of 24 different effects (upgraded from 16 in the previous MG series), as well as a USB 2.0 audio interface capable of 24-bit/192kHz sound quality.
The ultra-compact MG06 has an X counterpart model, which adds six choices of SPX reverb and delay, the amount variable by a rotary control.
All models with 10 inputs and above are also equipped with newly upgraded single control compressors, allowing the user to add optimised compression to a wide variety of input sources with the touch of a single rotary control.
A powder-coated steel chassis provides improved structural strength, while the placement of the rotary controls above the surface of the chassis protects internal components by absorbing any impact or pressure on the knobs themselves.