Yamaha's MG166CX-USB mixer. Buena Park, CA (August 3, 2007)--Yamaha has rolled out six upgraded MG Series analog mixers, adding to the four models introduced earlier this year. The new mixers include features inherited from the company's professional mixing consoles and are said to “offer intuitive operation, crystalline sound and components that are optimized to work together.”
"Our new MG Mixer series strikes a perfect balance between cost and performance," said Wayne Hrabak, marketing manager, Live Sound, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division. "People want utility mixers to be small and light while sounding great, and that's just what these mixers provide."
Conventional compressors can be tricky to operate, since they generally require setting a number of parameters to match the source, so in an effort to greatly simplify this procedure, Yamaha originally introduced "single-knob" input compressors on its EMX line of powered mixers. The feature proved successful and now all of the new MG models offer the ability to dial in the right amount of compression by turning a single knob until things sound right.
The new MG166C and MG206C mixers' deep feature sets include Neutrik XLR connectors, re-designed faders, an environmentally friendly finish and high-output LED metering that is legible in daylight. They also include EQ, advanced circuit design and high-quality microphone preamplifiers.
The MG166CX and the MG166CX-USB mixers incorporate Yamaha's digital SPX multi-effect processor. As the USB suffixes on their model numbers imply, the MG166CX-USB, MG166CX-USB and MG206C-USB include USB ports and are specifically included to simplify and enhance live recording. The three USB models come with Steinberg Cubase AI4, a version of the production and recording software.
"These new high-performance mixers are lightweight and compact without compromising in terms of features, durability or performance," said John Schauer, product manager, Live Sound, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division.
The consoles are expected to ship in September 2007.
Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division, Live Sound