Yamaha MG12

12-channel Analog Mixer with 6 Microphone Preamps, 4 Dedicated Stereo Line Channels, 2 Aux Sends, EQ, and 1-knob Compressors
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A Real Workhorse Mixer!

Rich with features and delivering outstanding sound quality, the Yamaha MG12 analog mixer is well-suited for portable mixing rigs or permanent installations. The MG12's quality op-amp ensures that your mix sounds transparent and articulate. The MG12's crystal clear D-PRE preamps will squeeze every drop of tone from your mics, with natural-sounding bass and smooth highs. Featuring switchable phantom power, a pad switch, one-knob compressors, EQ, plenty of I/O, and LED metering, the MG12 can take on just about any task you throw at it. Utilizing many state-of-the-art features from Yamaha's high-end consoles, the MG12 is ready to work for you!

Yamaha MG12 Analog Mixer at a Glance:
  • High quality op-amp ensures transparent sound reproduction
  • D-PRE discrete Class-A mic preamps deliver clean and natural sound
  • One-knob compressors provide easy-to-use dynamics control
  • EQ and highpass filters allow for effective sound-shaping
High quality op-amp ensures transparent sound reproduction

Here at Sweetwater, we know that few things will kill tone as quickly as sub-par op-amps. The Yamaha MG Series utilizes new, high-quality MG01 op-amps, ensuring that your mix sounds its best. When designing these op-amps, Yamaha focused on sound quality, rather than prioritizing electrical design and efficiency. Yamaha has always strived to deliver the purest possible signal instead of imparting their "signature" to your sound, and the MG Series is no exception. You can count on a transparent, natural, and articulate sound when you mix through a MG Series analog mixer.

D-PRE discrete Class-A mic preamps deliver clean and natural sound

Nobody wants to hear mics that are plugged into thin, distorted, or underpowered preamps. MG Series mixing consoles employ Yamaha's transparent D-PRE preamps, which provide more power with lower impedance, delivering natural-sounding bass and smooth highs. D-PREs simply sound good - without hyping any specific elements of your mix. The D-PRE's pure sound will ensure that you won't need to spend hours EQ-ing just to get a barely-acceptable sound, like you would with low-quality mic preamps.

One-knob compressors provide easy-to-use dynamics control

When you're in the midst of a live event, you don't have time to tweak a large number of complex outboard units. To resolve this issue, the Yamaha MG Series of analog mixers features simple, time-saving one-knob compressors. Simply twist a single rotary control and you can dial in livelier guitars, punchier basses, tighter drums, and well-defined vocals.

EQ and highpass filter allow for effective sound-shaping

Whether you're tweaking your sound to perfection or whether you're removing some unwanted frequencies, effective and powerful EQ is necessary for building a successful mix. Featuring equalizers on all mono channels, the Yamaha MG Series mixing consoles provide you with ample control over the tonal balance of your mix. Additionally, a highpass filter allows you to get rid of any mud that might be present in your mix by eliminating unwanted low-frequency noise.

Yamaha MG12 Analog Mixer Features:
  • D-PRE mic preamps deliver clean, transparent, and natural sound
  • 3-band EQ on all mono channels for sound-shaping
  • 1-knob compressors provide straightforward dynamics control
  • Pad switch on mono inputs for managing loud sources
  • Metal chassis for durability
Deliver a clean and professional-sounding mix with the Yamaha MG12 analog mixer!

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Tech Specs

Type Analog
Channels 12
Inputs - Mic Preamps 4 x XLR/TRS Combo, 2 x XLR, 4 x TRS
Inputs - Line 4 x TRS
Inputs - Other 2 x Stereo (RCA)
Outputs - Main 2 x XLR, 4 x TRS
Outputs - Direct 2 x TRS
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
Send/Return I/O 2 x TRS (Sends)
Phantom Power 8
EQ Bands 3-band
Aux Sends 1 x Pre/Post, 1 x Post
Busses/Groups 2 x Groups
Faders 10
Rackmountable Yes (With Rackmount Kit Only)
Height 4.7"
Width 12.13"
Depth 16.61"
Weight 8.8 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number MG12

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Yamaha MG-12 Mixer

Very pleased with purchase , easy to set up and great sound love the compression feature on the mixer. I have my CD player, Tape player,Roland juno DI,and guitar amp hooked up to this mixer and still have ample room for more gear.
Music background: Blues Harp player

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Aaron Regenold

I've been very happy with the performance of the Yamaha MG12 mixer. Line noise is super-low, and the EQ is full and responsive. I also like the one knob compression, and the light-up “ON” buttons make arming the channels obvious.
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