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Yamaha MG124CX Stereo Mixer with Effects

This portable Yamaha mixer comes complete with built-in effects and is compact enough to be taken anywhere. (36) Read 11 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The MG124CX is a lightweight and portable stereo effects mixer that offers 12 channels, four buses, and a wealth of advanced features. It features pre/post switchable AUX sends on all channels as well as Effect send controls that adjust the level of the signal sent to the mixer's internal multi-effect system. The MG124CX is small and light enough (only 2.9 kilograms) to be tucked under an arm and set up just about anywhere.

Flexible 12-input Configuration

MG124CX has a total of 12 input channels -- 4 mono microphone/line inputs and four stereo line inputs. Two of the stereo line inputs can also function as mono microphone inputs, giving you up to 6 simultaneous mono microphone inputs when needed. Gain trim covers a wide -60dB ~ -16dB range for microphone input, and -34dB ~ +10dB for line input.

Comprehensive, Easy-access Connector Panel

Top-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. Both models feature high-quality Neutrik(r) balanced XLR connectors on all 4 mono microphone/line channels and 2 of the stereo channels. The XLR-equipped stereo channels can accept mono microphone input either via the XLR or phone jack connectors. The remaining stereo channels provide phone jack and pin jack connectors for compatibility with a wide range of sources. The 4 mono input channels also feature insert I/O connectors that let you patch external signal processing gear into those channels as required. Separate pin-jack 2TR inputs are provided to accept the output from a CD player or similar stereo source.

Six High-performance Microphone Preamps

The microphone preamplifiers in any mixer are critical to its overall performance. The microphone preamps built into the MG mixers inherit technology from Yamaha's top-line professional consoles, and have been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sonic performance with any dynamic or condenser microphone. All 6 microphone preamps feature switchable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of high-quality condenser microphones. A single switch turns phantom power on or off for all microphone channels.

Built-In Channel Compressors

Built-in channel dynamics are usually only found on high-end (and very expensive) consoles. The MG124CX features Yamaha's innovative 1-knob compression feature on mono input channels 1 through 4. This advanced feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great vocal sound. It can also be used to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other sources. Conventional audio compressors with their threshold, ratio, knee, makeup gain and other controls can be complex and time-consuming to set appropriately for a given source. Yamaha's one-knob compressor eliminates the need for an engineering degree with a single control that lets you simply dial in the amount of compression you want.

3-Band Channel EQ and High-pass Filter

Yamaha has decades of experience in building truly useful, musical equalization into successful pro consoles, and the channel equalizers in MG-series mixers carry on without compromise. Channels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5/6, and 7/8 feature full 3-band equalizers with Low, Mid, and High controls, while 9/10 and 11/12 have 2-band EQ for smooth equalization of stereo sources.

4 Buses (Stereo and Group)

In addition to the main stereo bus the MG124CX features a stereo group bus and outputs that can be used for convenient channel grouping. Assign switches for the stereo and group buses are located next to each channel fader.

Master & Output Section

The MG124CX has pre/post switchable AUX sends on all channels as well as Effect send controls that adjust the level of the signal sent to the mixer's internal multi-effect system.

Stereo, Control Room, Monitor, and Headphone Outs

Located above the mixer's master controls, on the convenient easy-access connector panel, are the main stereo output connectors, phone-jack monitor output connectors, pin-jack recording outputs, and a stereo headphone jack. These versatile mixers offer plenty of connectivity for a wide range of applications.

Bright Meters for Visual Level Monitoring

Accurate visual level monitoring can help you achieve maximum signal-to-noise ratio without distortion. The MG mixer's bright, easy-to-read 12-segment LED meters make it easy to control system levels for optimum overall performance.

Smooth 60-millimeter Faders

Channel and master level control is accomplished via reliable, high-performance 60-millimeter linear faders that provide smooth, noise-free operation. An important advantage of linear faders is that they provide a direct visual indication of relative level settings.

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If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-522-9011
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Overall: The MG 124CX is billed as a portable, i.e., a gigging mixer. I don't think I'd feel comfortable using it that way. I'm not saying it doesn't have the specs to deliver the goods, because it does. Out of the box, it's clean, consistent and full featured, with phantom power, compression on 4 of 6 faders, very serviceable EQ, aux send and receive, a monitor mix and a palette of useful, if somewhat cheesy effects. It's the chassis that gives me pause. It's plastic, and not the heavy, durable sort used to fashion action toys, but a lightweight, almost brittle variety that I'd be reluctant to road test in any serious way. The shake, rattle and roll of workaday action would, I fear, take a rapid and unforgiving toll.However, as the heart of a small recording studio, safely ensconced in a spare bedroom, den or dedicated production space, the MG 124CX has few peers, especially considering the very reasonable, zZsounds price tag (under $300). I use it almost daily in my one man production studio and have found it a very satisfactory stand in for the 16x4x2 monster that used to do the job. One thing: get a sturdy nylon cover and keep the MG scrupulously covered when not in use. The deck, being plastic, is a dust magnet and, once fouled, the MG's precise little pots and faders, would be prohibitive to repair or replace..
Style of Music: Rock, pop, country.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Yamaha is pricey but totally worth it"
Overall: I've had this board for a few weeks and I really like it. It only weighs 7 LBS so I'm a little concerned about how delicate it will be, but take care of it and it will be just fine. The sound quality is impressive, I do karaoke and this board really lets you know who has a good voice and who doesn't. A bit of a learning curve from upgrading from my Behringer PMP4000 but I'm getting used to it all. The effects are very clean sounding and not digitized sounding like some boards. The first 4 channels have a compressor knob, I really see no true benefit from this but it's there. This has a VERY clean sound. Certainly would recommend it to someone who does smaller gigs where you don't need a whole bunch of channels.
Style of Music: I enjoy mostly Rock but i enjoy some of the newer Pop and some techno as well.
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