The piece of gear that can make or break even the best PA systems is the mixer. Look no further than the Yamaha MG32/14FX. With this 32-channel mixer's flexible routing, built-in effects and transparent operation, nothing in its price range can touch it.
Plenty Of Channels For Any Occasion
The first 24 channels are fully-featured mono channels, each with their own high-detail, low-noise microphone preamp. Each channel has an amazing array of sound-shaping options to keep every instrument distinct and audible. A 3-band EQ plus gain trim and pad can accommodate any signal source, no matter how hot. The equalizing section features a sweepable midrange frequency that carves out a space for each element in the mix, and also makes combating feedback a cinch. High-pass filters eliminate microphone rumble, and each channel supplies a full 48 volts of phantom power for use with sensitive condenser mics. Channels 25 through 32 are grouped as stereo channels. Each pair shares an EQ and volume fader, perfect for accommodating keyboards, samplers, synths, or any other line-level, stereo instrument where the L/R relationship must be maintained. There's even a dedicated, stereo RCA input for routing music from an MP3 or CD player through the house. The MG32/14FX never met a source it couldn't handle.
FX Means Effects
The Yamaha MG-FX series mixers represent a significant value for many reasons, not least of which is their comprehensive digital effects arsenals. The MG32/14FX is no exception. Two separate banks provide sixteen effects each, from integral patches like reverb and delay, to more "special" effects like chorus, phaser, vocal doubling, distortion and more. Add a tap-tempo button on bank two for synching effects with the band, and you truly become a part of the live performance. Should you need to add additional outboard processing, each of the first 24 channels has a dedicated insert for incorporating compression, EQ or any other effect on a source-by-source basis. A stereo insert provides an FX-loop for the overall mix, perfect for master effects like reverb or room-tuning equalization.
Output Routing Options A-Plenty
While the audience may only hear one unified mix, the front-of-house engineer needs to have plenty more output routing options at their disposal. The MG32/14FX boasts a total of fourteen outs, or buses, to be used as you see fit. The main stereo out is accompanied by a multipurpose mono output. With its variable low-pass filter this third main output makes for the perfect subwoofer channel, but that filter can be switched off for use as a center channel, a speaker fill, or anything else, really. Likewise, the mixer has six auxiliary sends which can be used as monitor mixes or additional effects loops, and an additional stereo sub-mix provides even more output options. In addition, the MG32/14FX gives you four stereo subgroup faders: use them to group channels like backup singers, drum kits, or complex guitar rigs and control their overall volumes from a single fader.
Add a few thoughtful touches like a lamp socket, self-illuminated switches and an integrated talkback system, and you've got yourself a fully-featured mixer that you'll be proud to call the cornerstone of your live sound system. The Yamaha MG32-14FX is the versatile, dependable, professional choice for venues of all sizes -- easy to own and even easier to love.
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Product DescriptionA Century of Sound Behind Six Superlative Mixers
Yamaha is proud to introduce the Yamaha MG-series mixing consoles, featuring 6 models ranging in size from a small 10-channel/2-bus unit right up to a very flexible 32-channel/14-bus type with an impressive selection of built-in effects. There have been no compromises. The MG mixers are built for great sound, total control, and superior reliability. In fact, they undergo the same rigorous quality and reliability tests as the world-class PM-series mixing consoles. But, by taking full advantage of the latest Yamaha technology and manufacturing techniques, they have been able to pack these superlative mixers with more value than you'll find anywhere else. In short, they offer extraordinary performance and mixing power at remarkable prices.
If you need a high-performance analog mixer for music production or sound reinforcement, the Yamaha MG Series is the first - and last - place you should look.
Serious Capacity For Sound Reinforcement & Installations
If your application is live sound reinforcement, you'll want all the channel capacity you can get - just in case. Vocal mics, instrument mics, stereo keyboards, direct-injection feeds, drum mics, and the rest can add up very quickly. With 32 input channels, MG32/14FX is ready to handle all but the most ambitious sound-reinforcement setups. And with dual SPX digital effect systems on-board, you won't need racks of outboard gear to get the sound you need. There's also a comprehensive range of group and auxiliary busses to make even complex mixes easy.
Low-noise, High-precision Mic Preamps With Phantom Power
All 24 mic preamps in the MG32/14FX are of exemplary quality. They offer low-noise, transparent amplification with the widest possible range of dynamic and condenser microphones, which adds up to cleaner, better-sounding mixes. All mic preamps feature switchable phantom power for phantom-powered studio condenser microphones. Phantom power is switchable in 8-channel groups.
Illuminated ON (channel), PFL (Pre-Fader Listen), and phantom-power switches let you confirm critical console settings at a glance.
14 Buses In All For Flexible Signal Routing
In addition to lots of input channels, live sound reinforcement applications usually demand a number of additional mixes - usually in the form of group sub-mixes and aux sends for external signal processing and monitor mixes. In the MG32/14FX you have a total of 14 mix buses: the main stereo program bus, four stereo group bus pairs for convenient channel grouping, six auxiliary busses (4 configurable for pre- or post-fader operation and two set up as effect sends), and 2 internal effect busses that feed the dual high-performance built-in effect processors.
All mono input channels feature insert I/O patch points so you can insert compressors, EQ, or other extra signal-processing gear into the channel signal path as required.
3-band Mid-sweep Channel EQ and HPF
The 3-band equalizers with a sweepable midband provided on all input channels are designed for exceptionally smooth, intuitive response that can help you to create cleaner, tighter mixes. All mono microphone input channels also feature a switchable high-pass filter that can be used to cut out unwanted low-frequency noise.
Dual SPX Digital Effects
In the MG32/14FX you have not 1, but 2 high-performance digital signal processing stages, fed by separate effect buses, so you can enhance your mix with 2 separate effects at the same time. And the effects are provided by the very latest Yamaha DSP technology - you know you're getting the best. Each stage provides a selection of 16 professional - quality SPX digital effects, including reverb, delay, pitch change, chorus, phasing, vocal doubling, distortion, and more. Parameter controls that can be adjusted to tailor the effects to your sonic requirement are also provided and Tap delay makes it easy to produce tempo-synchronized delays.
Communication capability is important for efficient setup as well as for keeping a show running smoothly. The MG32/14FX features a talkback system that allows the FOH engineer to communicate with the monitor engineer, performers, or other staff to keep the team operating at optimum efficiency.
Balanced XLR Stereo and Mono Outputs
Professional connectivity is provided by reliable XLR-type balanced stereo and mono outputs.
Sweepable LPF for Mono Out
One of the many uses for a mono output is to drive a subwoofer system. The MG32/14FX makes this easier than ever with a built-in sweepable low-pass filter on the mono outputs.