NAMM 2012: Yamaha launches MGP16X and MGP12X mixing consoles

Yamaha has utilised the NAMM 2012 platform to launch its MGP16X And MGP12X mixing consoles.

The MGP16X and MGP12X consoles are suitable for use across a range of live performance applications, from clubs and schools to theaters and churches.

With an array of high-end features, the new consoles include D-PRE discrete Class A microphone preamps for optimum phase response and Xpressive EQ using Yamaha’s VCM (Virtual Circuit Modelling). Dual Digital Effects, including an SPX block with reverb, delay and modulation effects and a dedicated REV-X high-density reverb engine, are designed to offer increased flexibility when it comes to creating an enhanced quality of sound.

The mixers also include a Ducker function, which automatically lowers the level of back ground music, while the Leveler is designed to maintain a consistent volume when playing music from an iPod/iPhone or any other audio player. The included USB port also charges these units.

The Stereo Image function narrows the pan balance of the stereo sound source, which is a useful feature in venues where left and right speakers are positioned far apart,

"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 are rack-mountable and include single-knob compression, internal universal power supply and +48Volt phantom power for condenser microphones.