“With more input and output capability and useful features for live sound, the new consoles can meet the demands of larger venues and installations to support a wider range of users,” said Kazunori Kobayashi of Yamaha.
Buena Park, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013
Yamaha today announced that the MGP32X and MGP24X analog mixing consoles, the latest additions to the groundbreaking MGP Series, are now shipping. The MGP line, which created a new paradigm for compact mixers by combining analog authenticity with comprehensive digital capabilities, will be displayed at Summer NAMM 2013. In addition to offering expanded mixing capacity with the addition of more channels, the new consoles add three new digital features: USB device recording and playback, Graphic EQ and a multi-band compressor.
Perfect for small to mid-sized venues, touring bands, educational institutions and houses of worship, the consoles also include newly developed discrete studio-grade Class-A D-PRE mic preamps that employ an inverted Darlington circuit design offering multiple circuitry elements, which delivers more power with lower impedance. With 48V phantom power and stunning high-resolution sound, D-PRE mic preamps meet the highest demands of professional use.
“The MGP12X and MGP16X have been well-received for small portable PA and installed sound applications around the globe,” said Kazunori Kobayashi, General Manager of Yamaha’s Pro Audio Division. “With more input and output capability and useful features for live sound, the new consoles can meet the demands of larger venues and installations to support a wider range of users.”
Developing compressors and EQ for high-end digital mixing consoles based on Yamaha’s acclaimed VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) technology, the company’s engineers recreated frequency response characteristics unique to classic analog gear, making the X-Pressive EQ more than just a means of tweaking the mix by turning it into a powerful sound-shaping tool that redefines the role that EQ plays in sound reinforcement.
The Stereo Hybrid Channel combines flexible digital functionality with intuitive analog feel and the MGP Series’ powerful, proprietary DSP provides three essential features that are staples of both installed and live sound applications — Ducker, Leveler and Stereo Image. Each of these functions, accessible at the touch of a button, provide simple, flexible control. 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.
In addition, the new MG large format consoles offer two separate studio-grade effects processors, Yamaha’s high-end REV-X reverb with three high-resolution reverb effects and the renowned SPX digital multi-effect processor, which provides a useful selection of 16 advanced digital effects. MGP32X and MGP24X also feature new 31-band Graphic Equalizer processing on the STEREO bus. The 14-band GEQ and Flex9GEQ modes allow for concise, detailed EQ-ing for more demanding or professional applications.
Master compressors assigned to the stereo bus include Comp, a conventional style single band, and Multiband, which separates the audio into three bands for more subtle dynamic control. Three installed preset programs, with up to five user programs, are assigned to the stereo bus. In addition, the units come equipped with two USB ports, including one dedicated to USB device recording and playback and the other for iPod/iPhone connection. An updated version of the MGP Editor app is available for free download at the iTunes Store and allows for remote control of effects, Hybrid channel, Graphic EQ and Master Compressor.
Pricing and availability: The MGP32X (MSRP: $1,999) and the MGP24X ($1,699) are now shipping.
For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation(at)yamaha(dot)com or visit http://4wrd.it/mgpusa.
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, home-theater-in-a-box systems, earphones, headphones, sound bars, and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.