1/11/2008 [Live Sound]All Combine Performance and Portability; Three Models Include USB Recording Capabilities
The new mixers come with easy-to-use compressor knobs. Conventional compressors can be tricky to operate, since they generally require setting a number of parameters to match the source. To simplify this procedure, Yamaha originally introduced "single-knob" input compressors on its EMX line of powered mixers. This feature proved so successful that users began asking when it would be included in non-powered mixers, as well. In response, all of these new MG models offer the ability to dial in the right amount of compression simply by turning a single knob until things sound right.
The MG166CX and the MG166CX-USB mixers incorporate Yamaha's digital SPX multi-effect processor. As the USB suffixes on their model numbers imply, the MG16/6CX-USB, MG166C-USB and MG206C-USB include USB ports and are specifically included to simplify and enhance live recording. The three USB models come with Steinberg Cubase AI4, a version of the industry-leading production and recording software.
"These new high-performance mixers are lightweight and compact without compromising in terms of features, durability or performance," said John Schauer, product manager, Live Sound, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division.
The MG166C, the MG166CX, the MG166C-USB, the MG166CX-USB, the MG206C and the MG206C-USB are currently available.
For more information, visit Yamaha at Winter NAMM 2008 in the Anaheim Marriott, Marquis Ballroom; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Live Sound, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail email@example.com; visit www.yamaha.com/proaudio.