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Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects   

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For applications requiring up to 12 input channels, the Yamaha MG124CX mixer offers stunning MG Series sound plus an extra margin of signal-routing v...Read More

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Adds DSP to the 124C feature set.

For applications requiring up to 12 input channels, the Yamaha MG124CX mixer offers stunning MG Series sound plus an extra margin of signal-routing versatility. The MG124CX features a high-performance digital multi-effect processor built-in, giving you everything you need in one compact, powerful package.

In spite of the fact that it has 12 channels, four buses, and a wealth of advanced features, the MG124CX 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.

Flexible 12-input Configuration
The MG124CX both has a total of 12 input channels - four mono microphone/line inputs and four stereo line inputs. Two 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 to -16dB range for microphone input, and -34dB to +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 MG124CX 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 MG124CX 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. The effect channel on the MG124CX also has its own ON switch.

Effect/Aux Sends
The MG124CX has pre/post switchable AUX sends on all channels as well as EFFECT send controls that adjust the level of the signal sent to the mixer's internal multi-effect system.

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.

MG124CX Built-in SPX Effects
The Yamaha MG124CX's includes an astonishing amount of SPX signal processing power. It incorporates a versatile digital multi-effect processor that provides a range of reverb, delay, modulation, and distortion programs you can use to refine and define your sound. Each of the 16 effect programs has a number of editable parameters as well as effect on/off switching capability and return level control. If you need to keep both hands free to play an instrument or perform other operations, an optional footswitch can be connected to the mixer's effect footswitch jack for convenient on/off switching.

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 Analog inputs
  • XLR: 6
  • 1/4" TRS: 6
  • 1/4" TS: 4
  • RCA (stereo pair): 3
Analog outputs
  • XLR: 2
  • 1/4" TRS: 2
  • 1/4" TS: 2
  • RCA (stereo pair): 1
Onboard effects
  • Compressors: 4
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Delay: Yes
  • Chorus/flange: Yes
  • Multi FX: Yes
Equalization
  • Rotary bands per channel: 3
  • Treble: Yes
  • High midrange: No
  • Sweep high midrange: Not applicable
  • Midrange: Yes
  • Low midrange: No
  • Sweep Low midrange: Not applicable
  • Low: Yes
  • Q control: No
  • Master graphic EQ: Not applicable
Inserts/sends/busses
  • XLR aux sends: Not applicable
  • TRS aux sends: 2
  • TS aux sends: Not applicable
  • Inserts (channel): 6
  • Inserts (master): Not applicable
  • Buses: 4
Connectivity
  • USB: No
  • FireWire: No
  • SMPTE: No
  • Coaxial: No
  • ADAT No
Other
  • Width: 19.5"
  • Depth: 18.5"
  • Height: 7"
  • Weight: 16.5lb
  • Automation: No
  • Motorized faders: No

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SPECIFICATIONS

MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects

  • 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 = 3.6m
  • Power Consumption: 30 W
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 19.5" x 18.5" x 7.3" (346.2mm x 86.1mm x 436.6mm)
  • Weight: 16.5lb. (3.2kg)
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YamahaMG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (3)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Simple controls (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Best Overall Value

I just love the "bang-for-the-buck" you get with the entire MG series mixer line. My only gripe is the external power supplies on the smaller ones (I believe all of them...Read complete review

I just love the "bang-for-the-buck" you get with the entire MG series mixer line. My only gripe is the external power supplies on the smaller ones (I believe all of them except for the 24 and 32 channel models have external power supplies). I suppose that, in the event of a PS failure (easy enough to check with a multimeter), it would be a cinch to order a new one and be back up and running without having the mixer sent to a tech for repair. Since PS failures are a significant percentage of equipment failures in general, this might seem like a "silver lining" in that cloud, but I've never had a single problem with any of the MG Series mixers. I would definitely opt for an internal power supply, but in the scheme of things, that's a relatively small gripe.
Everything is there that you could possibly need in a small format mixer for live sound. Sure it would be nice if the EQ section were deeper. but just look at what this thing competes with to appreciate how well spec'd this mixer is.
I've had a whole boatload of Yamaha MG Series mixers from the 24/14fx down to the 10 channel. They seem light and there is a lot of plastic, especially on the smaller ones, but everything works all the time, so Yamaha has definitely done their homework.
Like I said, just spend a moment comparing any of the MG Series mixers to whatever else is in the same category. The flexibility of the routing options, the channel controls, the reliability are all as good and almost always better than anything else...then look at the price. Value-wise, there really is NO competition.

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Why not more complete instructions?

Think it is a pretty solid unit with some pretty cool features. The instructions are limited on describing applications for the hookups, etc. They could do a much better job with that....Read complete review

Think it is a pretty solid unit with some pretty cool features. The instructions are limited on describing applications for the hookups, etc. They could do a much better job with that. Also, the tapered bottom may not fit some mixer stands without modification. I like the mixer and probably would have received a better rating had Yamaha just done a far better job with the manunal.

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3.0

Why not more complete instructions?

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from Omaha, NE

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Versitile

Cons

  • Incomplete instructions
  • Tapering bottom
  • Very little guidance

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

Think it is a pretty solid unit with some pretty cool features. The instructions are limited on describing applications for the hookups, etc. They could do a much better job with that. Also, the tapered bottom may not fit some mixer stands without modification. I like the mixer and probably would have received a better rating had Yamaha just done a far better job with the manunal.

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5.0

Impressed

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from Baja California

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Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

    This replaced a somewhat mature Mackie that we had purchased from a fellow professional musician. We did not know it at the time but it became apparent that the Mackie was tired to say the least. Set up used to run over and hour as there were always problems getting the system to work and we were not sure where the problem lay. Now with the Yamaha our first gig took about 30 minutes and we were up and going. It has made life a whole lot better. This board can do a lot which at first blush was a little intimidating. However paying attention to the instructions the learn time was short and slowly we are adding in some of the additional features. To say the least we are impressed and pleased with this board.

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    1.0

    Don't buy this one.

    By 

    from Miami

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

      • The Boards Eventualy Fail
      • The Circuit Boards Fail
      • This Is The Old Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

        Yamaha had to redesign this mixer. I had one and the PC boards all started to come loose inside the mixer.

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        4.0

        Lots Of Bang For The Buck!

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        from Tiffin Ohio

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Excellent Value
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Manual could be better
        • Vague Manual

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Church Services
        • Clubs
        • Performances

        Comments about Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

        I needed a small mixer for club and school performances. I picked this up on sale. Our local church has used this same mixer (without the effects) for years without any problems. The sound quality and mixing options are great considering the price.

        I would agree with other reviews that it is a little flimsy. Perhaps, not a great choice for heavy road use. Also, the manual could have been a little more thorough in explaining how to use the AUX and GROUP functions. If you need the rackmount tabs, buy them now, as I believe they are discontinued and hard to find.

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        5.0

        Excellent Board

        By 

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Compression Effects
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

          Love this mixer. The sound quality is excellent, the compression works great. Although the reverb is not Lexicon, for the money I'm very happy with it. As a solo singer and keyboardist, I especially like the footswitch jack to turn the reverb on and off, and the reverb channel lights up to let me know when it's on.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Really great mixer and affordable

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          from Tennessee

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          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Music Videos
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

            I had been using Behringer mixers for live sound, got tired of them not lasting long and decided to buy this Yamaha, I am very gald I did. The mixer is very easy to use, layed out well, and sounds, well, sounds like a mixer should, clean and noise free.

            The effects on the Yamaha are clean and more useable than the Behringer's I've used.

            Compression on the Mic channels is a great + helps to keep the levels more constant for vocals.

            I also am having less feedback with this board, unless a singer sticks the mic in the mains.

            All in all, a geat board for the money.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best value

            By 

            from nashville, tn

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

              MF has the BEST deal on these. The soft-knee compression is a big plus for karaoke hosting. My board works every night of the week and, at this price, I can throw it away when it breaks or when some moron pours a rum and coke in it.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Value mixer!

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              from nashville, tn

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Best For The Money
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • For The Money There's No
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily
              • Faders Come Off Easily

              Best Uses

              • Built In Compression A Pl
              • Built In Compressor Great
              • Events
              • Performances
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

              The built in compressor is a plus for karaoke.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Does It All

              By 

              from Sacramento, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

                Only had it a short time, but it is easy to use, has much more flexibility than I thought when I ordered it. Will use for studio recording, small venue performances and live outdoors performances.
                So far, works like a dream.

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                (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Compression Good, Other Features Bad

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                from WI

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects:

                I needed more channels for extra musicians who play along with my two piece. I didn't like not being able to have a separate slide for main left and right because I run my sound mono using left for my monitors and right for my mains. Since we do our mixing onstage I like to hear exactly what is coming out on the mains. I thought I could use the sub for monitors but it doesn't channel the effects into the subs so that won't work. I thought the effects sounded tinny also. The compression was good and improved my guitar. Still a great buy for the price but I still prefer Mackie.

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