The Newsroom - Article #166
MG Mixer Line Steps Up: Yamaha Introduces The MGP16X And MGP12XJanuary 22, 2012
ANAHEIM, Calif.—Yamaha's MG Mixer line is known for durability, reliability and value. Now, live performance venues like clubs, schools, theaters and churches have a new choice, the premium MGP16X and MGP12X mixers, which will be introduced at Winter NAMM 2012.
High-end features include D-PRE discrete Class A microphone preamps for superior phase response and Xpressive EQ using Yamaha's famous VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) for a more musical sound. Dual Digital Effects, a multi-effect akin to those found on the popular MG series mixers, including an SPX block with reverb, delay and modulation effects and a dedicated REV-X high-density reverb engine, offer unparalleled flexibility to build complex effects and enhance the sound quality.
The mixers also include a Ducker function, which automatically lowers the level of back- ground music to accommodate the voice of an announcer coming in on another channel. Another function, the Leveler, eliminates a common problem by automatically maintaining a consistent sound volume when playing music from an iPod/iPhone or other audio players, even when the sound output level differs from song to song. The included USB port, which allows a direct digital connection to an iPod, iTouch or iPhone, also charges these units.
The useful Stereo Image function narrows the pan balance of the stereo sound source, a feature useful in restaurants and other spaces where the left and right speakers are positioned at long distances apart, or when accompaniment sound is sent to the left channel and the vocal sound is channeled to the right and a more natural stereo image is desired. Mono is also available if required.
"The new MGP series offers a level of audio quality and flexibility unseen in the medium-format mixer marketplace," said Wayne Hrabak, Marketing Manager, Live Sound, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division. "Direct digital iPod and iPhone integration greatly improves fidelity in playback and allows for the charging and control of various parameters inside the mixers."
The new premium MGP mixers, constructed of rugged metal chassis, are rack-mountable and include single-knob compression, internal universal power supply and +48Volt phantom power for condenser microphones.
Packed with useful advanced features, these new Yamaha mixers bring a new level of control to simple PA installations. Ask your TMP Pro rep about the new MG mixers today.