Yamaha MG12XU USB Mixer with Effects, 4-Bus

Plug in 6 XLR mics and 2 stereo sources, dial in one-knob compression, add any of 24 FX, and send the mix to your computer via USB at 192 kHz/24-bit quality.

Yamaha has always strived to provide sound engineers with the purest possible signal instead of added processing or color to give it a signature sound, and the MG Series is no exception. Embracing this philosophy of transparent sound, these mixing consoles deliver a level of sonic purity and sound quality that is unmatched in their class.

D-PRE Discrete Class-A Mic Preamps

This is where it all starts. Everything you do as a sound engineer is dependent on the quality of your preamps, which determines the direction your mix will take, and ultimately how good it is going to sound. MG Series mixing consoles feature Yamaha's studio-grade discrete class-A D-PRE preamps, which utilize an inverted Darlington circuit comprising two cascading transistors in a configuration that provides more power with lower impedance. Delivering fat, natural sounding bass and smooth, soaring highs, with very low distortion, D-PRE preamps possess an impressively wide frequency range that allow them to handle signal from any audio source without over amplifying any specific elements of the sound. Having such a pure sonic platform to build on will ultimately save you time and effort by eliminating the need for excessive EQing or additional effects processing in order to fix your mix.

High Quality Sound Op-amp

The head amp determines sound quality, and op-amp integrated circuits are one of the most important parts in the head amp circuit. MG Series mixers feature high-quality, custom made MG01 read more op-amps that we developed in cooperation with the semiconductor manufacturer. Although many other Op-amps prioritize electrical design and efficiency, we worked directly with the semiconductor manufacturer to focus on sound quality first. MG01 op-amps feature redesigned circuitry in which even the internal components and wiring have been optimized, and use materials such as high-quality silicon wafers and copper wire to achieve superb resolution.

Switchable Phantom Power & PAD Switch

With phantom power, MG Series consoles allow you to take full advantage of the greater frequency response and high sound quality of condenser microphones. The input channel with PAD switch accepts MIC to line level of inputs, PAD Switch attenuates high input signals that often accompany mic'ed instruments during performance, avoiding the clipping that can seriously affect your mix.


- 12-Channel Mixing Console
- Max. 6 Mic / 12 Line Inputs (4 mono + 4 stereo)
- 2 GROUP Buses + 1 Stereo Bus
- 2 AUX (incl. FX)
- "D-PRE" mic preamps with an inverted Darlington circuit
- 1-Knob compressors
- High-grade effects: SPX with 24 programs
- 24-bit / 192kHz 2in / 2out USB Audio functions
- Works with the iPad (2 or later) through the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit / Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
- Includes Cubase Al DAW software download version
- PAD switch on mono inputs
- +48V phantom power
- XLR balanced outputs
- Internal universal power supply for worldwide use
- Optional Rack Mount Kit RK-MG12 Available
- Metal chassis
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- Dimensions(WHD): 308 mm x 118 mm x 422 mm (12.1" x 4.6" x 16.6")
- Net Weight: 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs.)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 12.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 16 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MG12XU
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Shipping Weight: 12.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 16 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MG12XU

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted March 22, 2015 by William R in Jacksonville, NC
"Amazed sound and simplicity"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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About a month ago I bought some Mackie DLM12s to replace my aging Peavey and Fender speakers. I have used a PV board for along time and loved it, dependable and great sound. It blewout one night and I had to switch to my Helix board. I bought the Yamaha MG12XU to replace my peavey and I have been very impressed with its sound quality and the onboard compressors of which my PV did not have. zZounds was great and I took advantage of the payment plan since I spent my tax return on the speakers. The board fills my needs and my singers( I do karaoke) love it. I have had more compliments on my new system, and trust me, my old system is still great, just didn't want to lug around 4 speakers, a box with two amps, board, dbx, equalizers, dual cdg player and all the processors and recievers for the mics. With my new Mackies and the MG12XU, I don't need any of those things to improve sound. Thank you zZounds and to Mackie, Yamaha and Shure, my life is easier, from 400 lbs to well below a 100. TY again.
Musical Background:
I played with bands for many years and have DJd for over 20 years
Musical Style:
I play a wide variety of music, mostly top 40, country, rock, hip hop, oldies and a lot of karaoke.
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