Yamaha gives MG Series D-PRE preamps and DSP
Yamaha has begun shipping its new generation of MG Series mixers. All ten models include DSP, alongside discrete Class-A D-PRE microphone preamps which feature multiple circuitry elements designed to provide more power, deliver lower impedance and supply a wide frequency range that can handle signal from any source without colouration.
With varying input/output and processing capabilities, the updated series includes four XU models that feature an upgraded version of the SPX effects processor, including a full suite of 24 different effects. Although it does not include USB integration like the XU models, the MG06X comes with six non-editable SPX effects, with the five standard models ranging from six to twenty channels.
New XU models offer digital connectivity and software that streamlines the recording process, and also includes Steinberg Cubase AI. A USB 2.0 audio interface capable of 24-bit/192kHz sound quality allows for playback of digital content from a PC and recording of the mixer output using DAW software. USB Audio Class 2.0 is also supported so that compliant tablets and other devices can be used without installing drivers. All models in the XU line are compatible with Apple’s Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter for recording and playback of digital audio content to and from an iPad or iPhone. The MG mixers also feature 3-band channel EQ and high pass filters. Those models with more than 10 inputs also incorporate newly-upgraded, single-knob compressors.
Up to four aux sends can incorporate additional effects, access external devices or feed stage-monitoring systems. Master send controls are also included along with return level controls for the aux and stereo busses, which provide integration with external equipment. A powder-coated steel chassis provides structural strength, whilst the placement of the knobs above the chassis surface protects internal components by absorbing any impact or pressure on the knobs themselves.