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Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects  

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  • 12-input, 4-bus design
  • 4 channels of single-knob compression
  • Built-in DSP for high quality effects
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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

  • 12-input, 4-bus design
  • 4 channels of single-knob compression
  • Built-in DSP for high quality effects
  • 3-band EQ on inputs
  • Illuminated Channel On/Off switches

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MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects 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 = 3.6m
  • 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
 
4.4

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        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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        Compression Good, Other Features Bad

        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...Read complete review

        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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        3.0

        Compression Good, Other Features Bad

        By Marc DeFrye

        from WI

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        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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AMAZING SOUND QUALITY!!!

        By DAVID R.

        from Puerto Rico

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • A Little Too Big

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

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

        This mixer sounds amazing!!

        Despite the fact that it is a little too large in size and plastic, it is the best mixer I've ever had. I have owned Behringer, Peavey and Mackie and none match the sound quality of this mixer. This Yamaha doesn't have a graphic equalizer but trust me, it does not need it. It's very light too... only 9lbs.

        I don't use it for recording so I cannot comment in that matter. I sure am looking forward to buy another Yamaha when the need comes.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Buy

        By jc

        from alexandria, La.

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Quality

        Cons

        • Small

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Small Venues

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

        Much smaller than stated, but has everything I needed. Would recomend to keep in a roadcase.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Best Overall Value

        By hondo

        from Long Island

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

        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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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Mixer that I have had!

        By Vicki Elstrodt

        from Undisclosed

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

        I have used this mixer for at least 3 years and I am going to but another one. I have owned many other mixers over the years, but this one does everything that I need it to do for multiple karaoke and DJ shows each week. I think my customers say it best, when they tell me that I make them sound so much better than the other KJ's. Part of that is because of this mixer. I would recommend it to anyone!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AWESOME MIXER !

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

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

        I've been using this mixer for 3 years now , and never I had to complain about it ! I've used as well as in live or even for movies !!! and I always had an AWESOME sound !

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works Well For That Indie Sound

        By Zedonek

        from Pittsburgh, PA

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

        I've recorded three albums with this little guy, running a couple mics through it and running it out into my PC into a recording program (GarageBand: also under-praised for it's massive capabilities.) This had been great for primarily the well-done reverb options, (both settings one and two) but also for the price. Sure, with some more expensive amps you may not have to spend any time getting a good sound, but... If you're strapped for cash and can put up with having to try.. this is worth the investment. Just spend some time with it and you'll be as impressed as I was.

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome little mixer

        By TJ 'Ricky Rox' Votel

        from Twin Cities, Minnesota

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

        I first bought on of these Yamaha mixers about 3 years ago. Now I own 3 and use them at 9 shows every week (The oldest one gets yeoman duty 6 nights every week without ever a hitch). I use them for small live bands, karaoke and DJ shows. They may be small and lightweight but they're rugged and all have performed flawlessly. I probably wouldn't use these in my studio but for 'Live' performances, the sound I get is on a par with my bigger and far more expensive boards. I've used many boards from many manufacturers and for what I do, there simply isn't a better board. I get clean, smooth responses and the compression works so exceptionally well that I've eliminated the compressor from my rig.If you want a really good quality mixer and don't need a lot of mic inputs you simply cannot beat this little Yamaha.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        MG

        By Josh-Fdsu2

        from Canada

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

        First of all This price is unbeatable for a mixer like this, you need mixer with 6 mic pres this is the way to go, the compressor is great, the onboard effects are semi legit, dont use them much, all the effects I need I have already. Very good quality, good feel , preserves desk space, BUY IT

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        (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        not much fun

        By luis-ma

        from anaheim, ca

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

        i used this mixer today...first off, i had to work with some crappy mics so thats part of it. second, this mixer doesnt have much to offer. the compressor didnt really seem to do anything but make the meter lights go higher, the eq is extreme...as in its either extreme lows or extreme highs. you cant do much with it. i recomend getting something you can do more work with.

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