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Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and 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 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
 
4.6

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Performances (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

    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.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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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    5.0

    Excellent Board

    By Steve

    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.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really great mixer and affordable

      By Ranson

      from Tennessee

      About Me Experienced

      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.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best value

        By larry

        from nashville, tn

        About Me Professional Musician

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        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.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Value mixer!

          By larry

          from nashville, tn

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          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.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Does It All

          By Bassplayer235

          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.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Compression Good, Other Features Bad

            By Marc DeFrye

            from WI

            About Me Experienced

            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.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AMAZING SOUND QUALITY!!!

            By DAVID R.

            from Puerto Rico

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            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.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Buy

            By jc

            from alexandria, La.

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            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.

            Comment on this review

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Best Overall Value

            By hondo

            from Long Island

            Ask me a question

            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.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Mixer that I have had!

            By DJ Vicki

            from York PA

            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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