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Yamaha MG12XU 12-Input Mixer with Built-In FX and 2-In/2-Out USB Interface

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Yamaha MG12XU 12-Input Mixer with Built-In FX and 2-In/2-Out USB Interface
Key Features
  • 6x Mic Inputs
  • 12x Line Inputs
  • 2-In/2-Out USB Up to 24-Bit / 192kHz
  • Built-In FX with 24 Presets
The MG12XU from Yamaha is a compact mixer capable of twelve simultaneous inputs that is ideal for performances, recordings lectures and more. The mixer features four mono mic/line combo input channels, two stereo line input channels that can also be used as mono mic or line inputs (XLR and stereo 1/4" inputs), and two stereo line inputs with 1/4" and RCA jacks. It also features USB connectivity and is capable of providing two channels in and two channels out to your computer at up to 24-bit / 192kHz, ideal for recording live performances, demos and more.
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Yamaha MG12XU Overview

The MG12XU from Yamaha is a compact mixer capable of twelve simultaneous inputs that is ideal for performances, recordings lectures and more. The mixer features four mono mic/line combo input channels, two stereo line input channels that can also be used as mono mic or line inputs (XLR and stereo 1/4" inputs), and two stereo line inputs with 1/4" and RCA jacks. It also features USB connectivity and is capable of providing two channels in and two channels out to your computer at up to 24-bit / 192kHz, ideal for recording live performances, demos and more.

Channels 1-8 are each equipped with D-PRE mic preamps, 3-band EQ, pan control and a high pass filter. The D-PRE mic preamps feature an inverted Darlington circuit and switchable 48V phantom power for use with dynamic and condenser microphones. Channels 1-4 each also feature 26dB attenuation switches for use with loud sound sources such as guitar amplifiers and drums.

The MG12XU mixer has XLR and TRS stereo outs for connecting to your PA system or monitor speakers. It also has a 1/4" headphone output with level control for personal monitoring, as well as additional TRS 1/4" stereo monitor outs for sending to powered speakers, amplifiers or devices such as digital recorders.

Each of the MG12XU's channels feature a dedicated FX bus send level and there are 24 effects presets to choose from. The overall level of the FX bus is controlled by the dedicated FX return level control. Providing reverbs, delays, phaser, flanger, chorus, tremolo, auto-wah, distortion and more, these effects can be used to help vocals and instruments sit better in your mix.

USB works with PC, Mac and the iPad (2 or later) through the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit / Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
Includes Cubase AI DAW software (download)
Two TRS auxiliary outputs with send level controls on each channel (Aux 1 has dedicated send level, FX Bus send feeds into AUX 2) for routing aux mixes to external devices such as reverb units or monitor mixers
Two group buses (one stereo) with overall level control fader and dedicated outputs for creating a sub mix such as a drum group, or for routing select elements of a mix to outboard equipment
3-band EQ on channels 1-8 and 2-band EQ on channels 9-12
Pan/balance control on each channel
One-knob compressor on channels 1-4 to smooth out the dynamics of vocals and instruments to help them sit better in your mix
Rugged metal chassis built to withstand wear and tear
Internal universal power supply for worldwide use
UPC: 086792990583

Yamaha MG12XU Specs

Built-in EffectsSPX algorithm: 24 programs, PARAMETER control:1, FOOT SW:1 (FX RTN CH on/off)
Phantom Power+48 V switchable, channels 1 - 4
Digital I/OUSB: USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant
Sampling frequency: max 192 kHz
Bit depth: 24-bit
Input Channels4x mono [mic/line]
2x mono/stereo [mic/line]
2x stereo [line]
Output Channels2x stereo out
1x monitor out
1x headphone out
2x aux out
2x group out
BusStereo: 1
AUX: 2
GROUP: 2
Pad26 dB (mono)
HPF80 Hz, 12 dB/oct (mono/stereo: MIC only)
CompressorThreshold: +22 dBu to -8 dBu
Ratio: 1:1 to 4:1
Output level: 0 dB to 7 dB
Attack time: approx. 25 msec
Release time: approx. 300 msec
EqualizerEQ high gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 10 kHz shelving
EQ mid gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 2.5 kHz peaking
EQ low gain: +15 dB/-15 dB, Frequency: 100 Hz shelving
LEDPeak LED turns on when post EQ signal reaches 3 dB below clipping
Level Metering2 x 12-segment LED meter [PEAK, +10, +6, +3, 0, -3, -6, -10, -15, -20, -25, -30 dB]
Total Harmonic Distortion0.03% @ +14 dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz), GAIN knob: Min, 0.005% @ +24 dBu (1 kHz), GAIN knob: Min
Frequency Response+0.5 dB/-1.5 dB (20 Hz to 48 kHz), refer to the nominal output level @ 1 kHz, GAIN knob: Min
Equivalent Input Noise-128 dBu (mono input channel, Rs: 150 Ω, GAIN knob: max)
Residual Output Noise-102 dBu (STEREO OUT, STEREO master fader: min)
Crosstalk-78 dB
Power RequirementAC 100 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption22 W
Dimensions12.1 x 4.6 x 16.6" (308 x 118 x 422 mm)
Net Weight9.3 lb (4.2 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight13.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.1 x 15.6 x 8"

Yamaha MG12XU Reviews

Easy system

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-25

Easy to setup, easy to adjust, and just works well.

Low Cost, High Value

By Jay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-08-13

This mixer is so powerful and flexible. Small size and large impact. Yamaha makes quality products and this one represents that quality. You can't go wrong buying this mixer.

Yamaha MG12XU

By Recordboy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-27

I use this mixer for church audio and video mixing. The sound quality is excellent. It is very easy to use and control panel is laid out very nice. The USB port is a very nice feature as well.

Brandname excellence..

By Fezztone
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-12-18

Have you EVER seen a YAMAHA product that was not excellent?! This mixer is EXCELLENT. I bought it initially for performing, which it does so well, with room to spare on all perimeters, but the effects and connections are so well thought out, that it will also be used for recording. Another outstanding piece from a company that excels at everything they build. Think: Guitars, keyboards, electronics, outboards, motorcycles.. if not the best, close to it!I am thrilled with this mixer.

Perfect size for a small room

By Tory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-06

Needed something to replace an inherited, ancient, abused sound board in our youth room. Didn't need a ton of inputs. Enough for a couple mics, instruments, the audio from an HDMI switcher, and an Echo. This meets the need perfectly. Simple to work, yet not without loads of handy features.

Excelente buen producto

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-29

Todo bien todo llego a tiempo recomendable volvere hacer otras compras.

Big Improvement

By Jeff
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-12

This represented a leap forward for me in being able to bypass an audio interface, instead going directly into my Mac via USB.� It solved some noise issues, etc. being fewer steps in the audio chain.� I left off a star because my unit came with a slightly defective effects param knob, but it seems to be functional.� Also the compressors are quiet, but seem to introduce a lot of gritty, digital saturation-type distortion when cranked up (maybe that was intended, but I'm not used to that type of noise being associated with compression).� Other than that the unit is fantastic.

Yamaha Mic Mixer w/ Effects

By GLENN
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-10-14

Experience and use of this mic mixer board with special effects has proven itself to carry out its performance beyond the expectations of a knowledgeable high end user following the manufacturer user guide.

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How stable is the USB connection? Can you use it during gigs?
Asked by: Kyle
I have not heard any complaints about stability of the connection itself. I have heard about some of the most recent Windows OS updates not being compatible with this mixer. Another small mixer with a usb connection that is known for its reliability would be B&H part # MAPROFX12V2.
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