Yamaha has launched its new MG-X models of mixing consoles, designed for the live and installed sound applications where high quality SPX effects are needed.
In the year that Yamaha marks 50 years history of analogue mixers, the new MG-X models sits between the acclaimed MG and MG-XU models, which are used in a wide range of situations, from medium-sized live music venues and corporate events to home studios, streaming, podcasting and vlogging.
While the increase in streamed audio has made the MG-XU models very popular with online users, thanks to its USB functionality, there is significant demand from customers in the corporate conference and event markets for compact mixers with high quality SPX effects, but without USB. The new MG16X, MG12X and MG10X have been introduced to satisfy this demand.
Yamaha SPX effects processors have been a byword for excellence in audio multi-effects since 1985. The MG-X’s SPX effects work harmoniously with discrete D-PRE mic preamplifiers and custom made MG01 operational amplifiers to deliver stunning quality sound, which is easily adaptable to any space. In addition, ‘1-knob’ compressor gives users instant access to optimized compression settings for speech, vocals and instruments via a single rotary control.
All three MG-X models feature a robust metal chassis and can be quickly and easily installed wherever needed. The MG10X can be installed on a microphone stand with the optional BMS-10A adaptor, while the MG12X has an optional 19-inch rackmount kit and the MG16X has integral fixings for rack mounting.
MG-X models also feature a master section in a contemporary new grey colour, which will blend into the equipment space while providing an instant visual reference for quick location of the master controls.
"Since their launch in 2003, MG series mixing consoles have been installed in a wide range of business and public facilities, including conference rooms, presentation and live music venues, hotels, banqueting and wedding halls, as well as being favoured by musicians, both live and in the studio,” says Chihaya ‘Chick’ Hirai, General Manager of Marketing & Sales at Yamaha’s Pro Audio Division.
“In most cases high quality, easy to manage effects are needed as a standard function and, with Yamaha’s SPX effects a byword for excellence since 1985, we have listened to our customers and added them to the standard MG models with the new MG-X models. It provides a wide range of new options and we hope that the new contemporary look for the master section will appeal to the installation market.”