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Yamaha MW12C 12-Channel USB Mixer with Compression

Includes Cubase AI4. Built-in 1-knob compressor. (17) Rate and review this product
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With Yamaha’s new MW Series USB Mixing Studio mixers, making great music is easier than ever before. Combined with the powerful Cubase AI4 audio/MIDI sequencing software, the new MW series provides a comprehensive tabletop studio setup for the solo recording musician and for the traveling producer/arranger. Connect the new MW to a USB terminal on your laptop or desktop computer, and you’ve got an instant, high-quality audio recording studio at your command. The MW delivers true plug-and-play USB audio input/output interfacing—without the need for special software drivers—and lets you easily record mono inputs or two- track stereo mixes of multiple sources to your computer.

Flexible 12-Channel Configuration
The MW12C both give you a total of twelve inputs, including four mono microphone/line inputs and four stereo line inputs. Two of the stereo line inputs can also function as mono microphone inputs, providing up to six simultaneous microphone inputs if you need them. The high-performance ultra-low-noise balanced microphone inputs also have a phantom power switch, allowing you to take advantage of the superior sonic quality of professional-level condenser microphones.

Easy-to-use 1-Knob Compression
Compression—the taming of wildly varying levels in vocals, bass and guitar—is one of the most important effects used in recording and mixing. It is also one of the most subtle and difficult to use. Not with the new MW series mixers, however. The innovative 1-knob analog compressor (on the mono input channels) lets you dial in just the amount of compression you need in recording, without having to set multiple parameters like threshold, ratio and makeup gain. One knob does it all for you—instantly giving you great, punchy sound.

Easy-access Panel and High-Quality Parts
Top-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. Both models feature high-quality Neutrik balanced XLR connectors for the microphone inputs. Long-throw, smooth-action faders give you precise and tactile control over signal levels. The mixer also has a bright and large 12-segment LED meter for visual signal indication.

Channel On Switches
Dedicated On switches for each channel let you enable or disable (mute) individual input channels as desired, while the lamps on the switches give you instant visual indication about which channels are on.

Monitor Mix
This convenient feature gives you simple control over the balance between the signals being recorded and the playback signals being monitored. This is particularly helpful when recording several sources at the same time, letting you use a single knob to adjust the balance of the playback and recording signals for monitoring purposes. Naturally, this doesn’t affect the recording level; it simply allows you to control what you want to hear.

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Frequency Response
ST OUT, REC OUT, AUX (EFFECT*) SEND, MONITOR OUT: -3.0, 0, 1.0 dB, GAIN: min(CH 1-2, CH 3/4-5/6), 20Hz-20kHz, refer to the nominal output level @1kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N)
ST OUT: Less Than 0.1 %, +14dBu, 20Hz-20kHz, Input Gain Control at minimum

Hum and Noise
CH INPUT 1-4 MIC: -128 dBu, EIN(Equivalent Input Noise): Rs=150 ohms, GAIN:max

ST OUT, REC OUT: -88 dBu, ST,REC Master fader at nominal level and all Ch mix controls at minimum.

AUX (EFFECT*) SEND: -81 dBu, AUX Master control at nominal level and all Ch mix controls at minimum.

ST OUT, REC OUT: -64 dB, ST,REC Master fader and one Ch fader at nominal level.

ST OUT: -98 dB, Residual Output Noise.

Crosstalk@1 kHz
Input to Output: -70 dB,STEREO L/R, CH 1-4, PAN panned Hard left or right.

Phantom Voltage
MIC: +48 V

USB Audio I/O
Sampling Frequency: 44.1, 48 kHz, Depend on the application of PC

Input HPF
CH 1-4, CH 5/6-7/8, 80Hz, 12dB/oct

Input Equalization +15,-15dB maximum. Turn over/roll-off frequency of shelving:
3dB blow maximum variable level.

High: 10 kHz shelving (CH 1-4, CH 5/6-7/8)

Mid: 2.5 kHz peaking (CH 1-4, CH 5/6-7/8)

Low: 100 Hz shelving (CH 1-4, CH 5/6-7/8)

High: 10 kHz shelving (CH 9/10-11/12)

Low: 100 Hz shelving (CH 9/10-11/12)

PEAK Indicator
Red LED turns on when post EQ (ST CH: or post Mic HA) signal reaches -3dB below clipping (17dBu).

LED Level Meter
Pre MONITOR Level: 2x12 points LED meter (PEAK,+10,+6,+3,0,-3,-6,-10,-15,-20,-25,-30 dB)
PEAK lights if the signal comes within 3 dB of the clipping level.

Power Supply Adapter: PA-20

Power Consumption: 30 W

Dimensions (WxHxD): 346.2 x 86.1 x 436.6 mm

Net Weight: 3 kg

System Requirements for MW Series Mixers

Windows Vista
Computer: Windows-based computer with built-in USB interface

OS: Windows Vista

CPU: 1 GHz or better Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processor

Memory: More than 1 GB

Windows XP
Computer: Windows-based computer with built-in USB interface

OS: Windows XP Professional / XP Home Edition

CPU: 750 MHz or better Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processor

Memory: More than 128 MB

Macintosh
Computer: Macintosh computer with built-in USB interface

OS: Mac OS X 10.3.3 or higher

CPU: Macintosh G3 processor 300 MHz or better

Memory: More than 128 MB

Cubase AI4 System Requirements

Windows
OS: Windows XP Professional / XP Home Edition

CPU: Intel Pentium 1.4 GHz or better

Available Memory: More than 512 MB

Hard Disk : Free disk space of 400 MB or more; high-speed hard disk

Audio Interface: Windows DirectX / ASIO compatible

Macintosh
OS: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

CPU: Power Mac G4 1 GHz or Core Solo 1.5 GHz or better

Available Memory: More than 512 MB

Hard Disk: Free disk space of 400 MB or more; high-speed hard disk
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-522-9011
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