Yamaha MGP16X 16-Channel Mixer
The 16-channel Yamaha MGP16X premium mixer is not just for live bands and DJs -- it's part of the MG Series of mixing consoles which can easily adapt to a truly impressive range of applications from portable PA to fixed installation.
Yamaha MGP Series Mixers: Analog Meets Digital
When it comes to audio engineering and sound reinforcement, the verdict is in: nothing beats the warmth and musicality of analog sound. By incorporating state-of-the-art digital technologies into the development process of Yamaha's premium professional analog equipment, the MGP is the next step in the evolution of compact professional mixers. The MGP series is the realization of a new approach towards the utilization of digital technologies in a mixer, offering simple, analog-style control of sophisticated DSP functions. One of the most compelling features of analog gear is the direct, hands-on, intuitive operation that unites the operator with the console. The MGP sought to keep this feel consistent throughout the design to offer a wealth of functionality, yet with a simple, familiar touch.
Digital Control: The Stereo Hybrid Channel
40 years of experience working with professional mixers has led Yamaha to offer a new way of approaching sound reinforcement in the digital age: the Stereo Hybrid Channel. Beneath the analog-style knobs and encoders of MGP Series mixing consoles lies a sophisticated digital control system -- a fusion that combines traditional analog feel with the functionality that only digital technology can offer. The MGP Series utilizes a powerful, proprietary DSP to provide three essential features that are staples of both installed and live sound applications. In keeping with the theme of analog simplicity found throughout the MGP Series design, each of these functions is readily accessible and available at the touch of a button. Featuring a mid-sweep, three-band EQ for nuanced sound control and high-performance onboard A/D and D/A converters, the Stereo Hybrid Channel offers unique functionality with superior sound.
An invaluable feature for applications that require both public-speaking and background music, Priority Ducker allows a microphone to take priority over another sound source automatically, just by speaking into the mic. Stop talking and the other sound source is brought back to its original level, therefore no console operator is required for this simple yet valuable function. You can even adjust the ducker attenuation of sound source depending on your preferences.
This intelligent compressor "auto levels" different tracks from a sound source that vary in volume, providing a more pleasurable listening experience. Ideal for small events with un-manned operation of your console, Yamaha's proprietary DSP algorithm allows for extended play time without the worry of fluctuating volume levels distracting your listeners.
The Stereo Image
The Stereo Image function seamlessly narrows the pan balance of the stereo sound source so that audiences spread over a wide area can enjoy a comfortably blended mix. This is particularly helpful for installed sound applications that require background music. Using either of the two optimized settings, "MONO and BLEND," Stereo Image ensures that everyone is in the "sweet spot" by providing a more optimally mixed sound to the entire space.
Dual Digital Effects
MGP Series mixing consoles offer two separate studio-grade effects processors for ultimate enhancement of your sound, with simple intuitive control. Yamaha's high-end REV-X reverb offers three very musical and natural high-resolution reverb effects: Hall, Room and Plate -- a first for any Yamaha analog mixer. For more sound-shaping possibilities, Yamaha's renowned SPX digital multi-effect processor provides a useful selection of 16 advanced digital effects with editable parameters. Both processors can be used simultaneously, giving you a vast array of tools to color your sound.
Yamaha MGP16X Features:
- 10 Mic Inputs with 48V Phantom Power and HPF per Channel
- 16 Line Inputs (8 mono and 4 stereo)
- Additional 2TR Inputs Provided to Accept the Output from Analog Devices or iPod/iPhone
- 2 Aux Sends + 2 FX Sends
- 4 Group Buses + ST Bus
Yamaha MGP16X Specs:
- Mixing capability: Mixing channels: 16 Line Inputs (8 mono and 4 stereo)
- Group: 4 Group Buses + ST Bus
- Aux: 2 Aux Sends + 2 FX Sends
- Input channel functions: Compressor CH1-8,HPF(100Hz 12dB/oct), CH EQ(Mono) +/-15dB(Max.):High 8kHz shelving/ Mid 250Hz-5kHz peaking(CH1-8,13-16)/ Low 125Hz shelving, CH EQ(Stereo) +/-15dB(Max.):High 8kHz shelving/ Mid 2.5kHz peaking(CH9-12)/ Low 125Hz shelving
- On-board processors: FX1:REV-X(8 Program, Parameter control), FX2:SPX (16 Program, Parameter control)
- I/O: Mic inputs: MIC: 10
- Phantom power: 48V phantom power per channel
- Line inputs: LINE: 8mono+4stereo, CH Insert: 8, Return: 1stereo, 2TR IN: 1 stereo
- Digital I/O: USB Audio USB IN/OUT: iPod, iPhone exclusive