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NAMM 2014Yamaha Introduces New Generation of MG Series Compact Mixing Consoles


Yamaha has introduced the new generation of MG Series compact mixing consoles - the MG Standard Series and MG XU Series.

With a flexible lineup of completely re-designed consoles suitable for both portable and installation applications offering varying input and processing capabilities, these new MG mixers put an emphasis on sound quality combined with a level of reliability and performance that have made this series an industry standard. Featuring five standard models ranging from six to twenty inputs, and five XU models featuring onboard SPX effect processors, the new series comprises a versatile lineup of ten models in total that will meet the demands of a wide range of mixing applications.

The new MG Series feature Yamaha's state-of-the-art discrete Class-A "D-PRE" microphone preamps. Utilizing an inverted Darlington circuit topography, these studio-grade preamps feature multiple circuitry elements designed to deliver more power with lower impedance. The high-resolution sound of D-PRE preamps features on Yamaha's high-end professional mixers, meeting the requirements of even the most demanding professional sound engineers. Delivering fat, natural sounding bass, rich mids, and smooth, soaring highs, with very low distortion, D-PRE preamps possess an impressively wide frequency range, allowing them to handle signal from any audio source without coloration, retaining the original sound faithfully.

Models above 10 inputs are equipped with newly upgraded 1-knob compressors that let you add optimized compression to a wide variety of input sources with the touch of a single control.

A favorite of sound engineers around the world since their release in 1985, Yamaha's acclaimed SPX effect processors are an industry standard, ubiquitous in sound reinforcement and recording applications, and in the music industry in general. The XU models of the series feature an upgraded version of this renowned effects processor, with a comprehensive suite of 24 different effects, upgraded from the 16 effect version in the previous MG mixer series, while the MG06X is equipped with a six-effect SPX processor.

The XU models feature a USB 2.0 audio interface capable of 24-bit/192kHz sound quality, allowing playback of digital content from a PC, and recording of the mixer output using DAW software. Steinberg's Cubase AI software is included with these XU models. USB Audio Class 2.0 is also supported, allowing use with USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant tablets and other devices without installing drivers. All models in the XU line are also compatible with Apple's Camera Connection Kit or Lighting to USB Camera Adapter for seamless recording and playback of digital audio content to and from your iPad or iPhone.

Each model in the new series has been redesigned with an emphasis on durability, incorporating practical features that offer greater resistance to the conditions and hazards that they may be subjected to. A powder-coated steel chassis provides improved structural strength, while the placement of the knobs above the surface of the chassis protects internal components by absorbing any impact or pressure on the knobs themselves. Based on feedback from Yamaha's worldwide customer base, the MG Series offers improved reliability thanks to its internal universal power supplies.

MG XU Series products page: www.yamahaproaudio.com/mg_xu

MG Standard Series products page: www.yamahaproaudio.com/mg_standard



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