Yamaha Creates New Mixer Category Perfect for Podcasters, Gamers and Musicians: AG06 and AG03 Now Shipping

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Makes it Easy to Deliver High Quality Sound for Webcasters

Yamaha AG06 Mixer

“The AG series eliminates the need for software and brings easy-to-use routing and DSP controls to the front panel. Combine that with high resolution . . . audio and you have a device that serves as an audio Swiss Army Knife,” said Nate Tschetter, Yamaha.

The Yamaha AG03 and the AG06—hybrid mixing consoles and USB audio interfaces for webcasting, podcasting, gaming and music production—are now shipping. The AG Series offers high-resolution (24-bit/192kHz) audio recording and playback, iOS compatibility and battery operation.

A key feature of the AG Series is the intuitive TO PC switch that allows users to select which inputs get routed back to a desktop or iOS device. Selecting Dry CH 1-2 allows computer or iOS recording of inputs 1 and 2, while the INPUT MIX switch routes all inputs to the computer or iOS device via USB for standard music production applications. The LOOPBACK function in the TO PC section, which is perfect for podcasters, routes all inputs to the stereo USB output, along with the USB input from the computer. This makes mixing mics and instruments with music beds, sound effects or the audio from computers and iOS devices a breeze.

Gamers are also able to adjust their sound in real-time with the included headset interface and hardware controls, removing the need to open a software control panel. The AG is the perfect tool for creating videos on sites like Twitch.tv.

“USB audio interfaces typically rely on software to control routing, effects and monitoring,” said Nate Tschetter, marketing manager, Music Production, Yamaha Corporation of America. “The AG series eliminates the need for software and brings easy-to-use routing and DSP controls to the front panel. Combine that with high resolution 24-bit, 192kHz audio and you have a device that serves as an audio Swiss Army Knife.”

The AG series also features high-quality Yamaha D-PRE microphone preamps and onboard DSP effects, along with an AUX input for a music player and foot switch jack to control effects. Separate headphone/monitor volume controls are perfect for gamers who share videos. The layout brings hidden or difficult-to-find software controls to the front panel with easy-to-use faders, knobs and switches. 1-TOUCH DSP makes it easier than ever to get professional sound quality.

The AG06 features six channels: a main input optimized for vocals with a D-PRE studio-quality mic preamp, a second flexible channel for another mic or a guitar and two stereo inputs for keyboards or other line level sources. The flexible second channel features 1-TOUCH AMP SIM DSP for great guitar tone at the touch of a button. The three-channel AG03 features a single 60mm fader for the main input with D-PRE mic preamp and a Hi-Z input that allows direct connection for guitars and basses.

Pricing and Availability
Yamaha AG03 (MSRP: $199) and AG06 (MSRP: $249) are now shipping.

For more information, visit http://4wrd.it/AGMIXERS

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About Yamaha
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.

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