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Yamaha MG124C 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression  

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Overview

  • 12-input, 4-bus design.
  • 3-band EQ on mic channels
  • 4 channels of single-knob compression
Description & Specs
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    $299.00
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A wealth of advanced features.

For applications requiring up to 12 input channels the Yamaha MG124C Mixer offers stunning MG-series sound plus an extra margin of signal-routing versatility. In spite of the fact that it has 12 channels, 4 buses, and a wealth of advanced features, the MG124C Stereo Mixer is small and light enough (only 2.9 kilograms) to be tucked under an arm and set up just about anywhere. This remarkable sound mixer provides significant space savings along with huge performance benefits.

Inputs & channels

Flexible 12-Input Configuration
The MG124C both has a total of 12 input channels-- 4 mono microphone/line inputs and 4 stereo line inputs. 2 of the stereo line inputs can also function as mono microphone inputs, giving you up to six simultaneous mono microphone inputs when needed. Gain trim covers a wide -60dB - -16dB range for microphone input, and -34dB - +10dB for line input.

Comprehensive, Easy-access Connector Panel
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 on all four mono microphone/line channels and two of the stereo channels. The XLR-equipped stereo channels can accept mono microphone input either via the XLR or phone jack connectors. The remaining stereo channels provide phone jack and pin jack connectors for compatibility with a wide range of sources. The four mono input channels also feature insert I/O connectors that let you patch external signal processing gear into those channels as required. Separate pin-jack 2TR inputs are provided to accept the output from a CD player or similar stereo source.

Six High-performance Microphone Preamplifiers with Switchable Phantom Power
The microphone preamplifiers in any mixer are critical to its overall performance. The microphone preamps built into the MG mixers inherit technology from Yamaha's top-line professional consoles, and have been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sonic performance with any dynamic or condenser microphone. All six microphone preamps feature switchable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of high-quality condenser microphones. A single switch turns phantom power on or off for all microphone channels.

Built-in Channel Compressors
Built-in channel dynamics is usually only found on high-end (and very expensive) consoles. The MG124C features Yamaha's innovative one-knob compression feature on mono input channels 1 through 4. This advanced feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great vocal sound. It can also be used to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other sources. Conventional audio compressors with their threshold, ratio, knee, makeup gain and other controls can be complex and time-consuming to set appropriately for a given source. Yamaha's one-knob compressor eliminates the need for an engineering degree with a single control that lets you simply dial in the amount of compression you want.

3-Band Channel EQ and High-pass Filter
Yamaha has decades of experience in building truly useful, musical equalization into successful pro consoles, and the channel equalizers in MG-series mixers carry on without compromise. Channels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5/6, and 7/8 feature full 3-band equalizers with LOW, MID, and HIGH controls, while 9/10 and 11/12 have 2-band EQ for smooth equalization of stereo sources.

Four Buses (Stereo and Group)
In addition to the main stereo bus the MG124C mixer features a stereo group bus and outputs that can be used for convenient channel grouping. Assign switches for the stereo and group buses are located next to each channel fader.

Illuminated Channel ON Switches
All input channels feature illuminated channel ON switches chat can be used to individually add or remove channels from the mix without having to change the positions of the channel faders.

Master & output section

Effect/Aux Sends
The Yamaha MG124C has dual AUX send controls for each channel, one switchable for pre- or post-fader operation, and one fixed for pre-fader send. Master send controls are also provided, as are RETURN level controls for the AUX and STEREO busses.

Stereo, Control Room, Monitor, and Headphone Outputs
Located above the mixer's master controls, on the convenient easy-access connector panel, are the main stereo output connectors, phone-jack monitor output connectors, pin-jack recording outputs, and a stereo headphone jack. These versatile mixers offer plenty of connectivity for a wide range of applications.

Bright 12-Segment Meters for Visual Level Monitoring
Accurate visual level monitoring can help you achieve maximum signal-to-noise ratio without distortion. The MG mixer's bright, easy-to-read 12-segment LED meters make it easy to control system levels for optimum overall performance.

Unmatched ease & convenience

Smooth 60-millimeter Faders

Channel and master level control is accomplished via reliable, high-performance 60-millimeter linear faders that provide smooth, noise-free operation. An important advantage of linear faders is that they provide a direct visual indication of relative level settings

Easy Operation

All switches, controls, and displays have been designed and laid out for intuitive access and smooth, reliable operation with positive tactile and visual feedback.

Features

  • 12-input, 4-bus design.
  • 3-band EQ on mic channels
  • 4 channels of single-knob compression
  • Illuminated Channel On/Off switches

Order today and make quality mixes.

 

MG124C 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression Specifications:

  • Frequency response: Stereo Out, Group OUT, EFFECT/AUX (AUX1, 2*), SEND, Monitor OUT, Rec Out: -3.0 — 1.0dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD + N) Stereo Out, +14dBu @ 20Hz-20kHz, Input Gain Control at minimum: 0.1%
  • Hum & Noise:
  • CH Input 1-4 MIC, EIN (Equivalent Input Noise): Rs = 150Ω, Gain: maximum: -128dBu
  • Stereo Out & Group OUT, Stereo Out, Group Master fader at nominal level
  • and all channels' ST and 1-2 switches off: -88dBu
  • EFFECT/AUX (AUX1, 2*) SEND, Master EFFECT/AUX (AUX1, 2) control at nominal level and all CH EFFECT/AUX (AUX1, 2) controls at minimum.: -81dBu
  • Stereo Out & Group OUT, Stereo, Group Master fader and one CH fader
  • at nominal level: -64dBu
  • Stereo Out Residual Output Noise -98dB
  • Crosstalk (1kHz): Adjacent Input CH 1-4: -70dB; Input to Output Stereo L/R, CH 1-4, PAN: panned hard left or right: -70dB
  • Phantom Voltage MIC: + 48V
  • Input HPF: CH 1-7/8, 80Hz, 12dB/oct
  • Input equalization CH 1-7/8 HIGH: 10kHz (shelving), MID: 2.5kHz (peaking), LOW: 100Hz (shelving); CH 9/10-11/12 HIGH: 10kHz (shelving), LOW: 100Hz (shelving)
  • PEAK Indicator: Red LED turns on when post EQ signal (either post MIC HA or post EQ signal for CH 5/6, 7/8) reaches -3dB below clipping (+17dBu).
  • Internal Digital Effect*: 16 PROGRAM, PARAMETER control, Foot Switch (Digital Effect On/Off)
  • LED Level Meter Pre Monitor Level: 2 x 12 points LED meter (PEAK, +10, +6, +3, 0, -3, -6, -10, -15, -20, -25, -30dB), PEAK lights if the signal level reaches 3dB below the clipping level.
  • Power Supply Adaptor PA-20: AC 35 VCT, 0.94 A, Cable Length = 3.6 m
  • Power Consumption: 30 W
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 19.5" x 18.5" x 7.3" (346.2mm x 86.1mm x 436.6mm)
  • Weight: 16.2lb. (3 kg)
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YamahaMG124C 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression
 
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5.0

Best mixer I have owned

By Troy

from Oklahoma

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Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Yamaha MG124C 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

    I have been using this mixer for about a year and the quality of this thing just blows away the comp.

    I had a behringer mixer before this one and was happy with it until I bought the Yamaha. It is so much cleaner on the sound that my recordings come out top quality now.

    If your on the fence about getting it just do it. You won't be sorry.

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    5.0

    "I would buy this product again and agai

    By jc

    from alexandria, La.

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • No Case Made For It

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    • Performances

    Comments about Yamaha MG124C 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

    Reconmended for small venues...A case would be nice, if they offered one. Customer Service drags there feet at times!

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    4.0

    Clean Sound, Great Control

    By Bob-w6VZm

    from Athens, Ga

    Comments about Yamaha MG124C 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression:

    I took the MG124C out of the box just three days ago, and I am already producing the cleanest music of my career! I am using the mixer for recording and chose it for its preamps, stereo buses and on-board compression.This mixer has an extremely clean sound, in that, voice and instruments sound very natural. The high pass filter effectively eliminates "boom" from both my vocals and acoustic guitar which enables a much cleaner mix when adding bass, percussion and other instruments.From a quality perspective, I am somewhat disappointed in the feel of the faders. They feel loose and cheap in comparison to the faders on my Roland recorder and other mixers I have used (Mackie,Sunn, Peavey, etc.). The rest of the mixer feels solid and well-constructed.For the price, I don't think you will get a better mixer. Again, the sound is incedibly clean, and Yamaha has designed this mixer for maximum flexibility - there are more ways to connect to inputs and outputs than on any mixer I have previously owned.

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