DIGITAL HEART. ANALOG SOUL.
It has been 40 years since the release of Yamaha’s first professional analog mixing console in 1972, the PM200. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark release of our first ever digital mixer, the DMP7. It is no mere coincidence that, during this momentous occasion, we are introducing a ground-breaking new product that represents a new paradigm for compact professional mixing consoles: the MGP Series. Drawing from our decades of experience crafting innovative, premium analog gear, we originally developed our new discrete Class-A microphone preamps for professional use in our high-end recording equipment. Utilizing an inverted Darlington circuit design, our newly-refined D-PRE mic preamps deliver a fat, rich, smooth tone that gives the MGP Series a significant advantage over any other mixer in its class. With Yamaha’s proprietary X-pressive EQ we’ve managed to capture ultimate analog authenticity by unlocking the mysterious secret behind the expressive sound shaping capabilities of sought-after classic EQ modules. At the heart of the MGP’s compact configuration, we’ve taken an innovative new approach to the utilization of digital technology in an analog mixer; adding high-resolution effects, iPod/iPhone integration and the superb functionality of our new Stereo Hybrid Channel to the warmth and musicality of premium analog sound. The MGP Series represents the ultimate balance of the converging technologies that are the heart and soul of Yamaha’s extraordinary achievements in professional audio.
- 10 Mic Inputs with 48V Phantom Power and HPF per Channel
- 16 Line Inputs (8 mono and 4 stereo)
- Additional 2TR Inputs Provided to Accept the Output from Analog Devices or iPod/iPhone
- 2 AUX Sends + 2 FX Sends
D-PRE AND X-PRESSUIVE EQ
The preamp is where sound creation begins, and ultimately determines the character and quality of your overall mix. The importance of this critical first step inspired us to develop the most fat and warm sounding preamps possible—our newly refined D-PRE mic preamps. Initially intended for use with Yamaha’s high-end recording gear, these studio-grade, discrete Class-A mic preamps employ an inverted Darlington circuit design that features multiple circuitry elements in a multi-layered configuration in order to deliver more power with lower impedance. This means all the character, depth and feel of your original signal will be delivered with fat, natural sounding bass and smooth, soaring highs. Rediscover a favourite mic or trusted instrument by capturing the full range of your musical expression with sound that you don’t hear, so much as feel. With 48V phantom power for each channel and a sound that is incomparable in a compact mixer today, these studio-grade discrete Class-A mic preamps set the MGP apart, clearly defining a class all its own.
Everyone knows vintage EQ sounds great—but not everyone knows why. Throughout the development of the innovative VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) effects used in our high-end professional digital mixers, we became increasingly focused on reproducing the warmth and musicality of classic vintage EQs. It was through our precise modeling of the original circuitry of some of the most sought-after EQ modules from the past that we discovered a characteristic “X-shape” of the frequency curves that was unique to these units— and would ultimately prove essential to unlocking real vintage authenticity. More than just a means of tweaking your mix, the precise response and very steep shelving of the high and low frequencies make the X-pressive EQ a powerful sound-shaping tool that essentially redefines the role that EQ plays in sound reinforcement. Never before has an audio engineer’s contribution to the overall sound been so significant, with X-pressive EQ providing complete control of every aspect of your sonic palette.
Originally a Yamaha innovation, 1-knob compression is now a popular feature on an increasing number of compact mixing consoles with good reason. These intelligent compressors add optimally set compression to a wide variety of input sources with the touch of a single control—minus the hassle of setting up and configuring complex outboard gear. The MGP features our newly upgraded 1-knob compressors that feature LED indicators allowing you to visually monitor when the compression “kicks in” on each channel.
Durability is simply not an issue with the MGP. With a rugged, impact-resistant, powder-coated steel chassis, the MGP is more than ready for the rigours of road abuse. The sleek design of the chassis is contoured for optimal convection cooling, further extending the lifetime of the components inside, while the internal layout separates the power supply from the analog circuitry for superior noise reduction. What’s more, knob control placement above the surface of the chassis ensures that any impact or pressure on the knobs will be absorbed by the chassis and not the circuit board or potentiometers underneath.
10 Mic inputs with 48V phantom power, Dual Darlington class A mic pres and X-pressive EQ
Dual Effects engines, one SPX and one Rev-X
Digital connectivity for iPod and iPhone