Frankfurt, Germany (April 12, 2013)—Yamaha released the MGP32X and MGP24X analog mixing consoles at Musikmesse 2013, two new additions to the MGP Series. The consoles add more channels for mixing, along with a USB device recording and playback feature, Graphic EQ and a multi-band compressor.
Designed for small- to mid-sized venues, touring bands, educational institutions and houses of worship, the consoles include newly developed discrete Class-A D-PRE mic preamps that employ an inverted Darlington circuit design offering multiple circuitry elements, which Yamaha says delivers more power with lower impedance. The consoles also include 48V phantom power and D-PRE mic preamps.
Developing compressors and EQ for high-end digital mixing consoles based on Yamaha’s VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) technology, the company’s engineers aimed to recreate frequency response characteristics unique to classic analog gear.
The MG large-format consoles offer two separate effects processors, Yamaha’s REV-X reverb with three reverb effects and SPX digital multi-effect processor, which provides a selection of 16 digital effects. MGP32X and MGP24X also feature new 31-band Graphic Equalizer processing on the STEREO bus. The 14-band GEQ and Flex9GEQ modes are intended for concise EQ-ing.
Master compressors assigned to the stereo bus include Comp, a conventional style single band, and Multiband, which separates the audio into three bands. 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.