Yamaha EMX312SC Powered Mixer 889406255913

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The durable, lightweight Yamaha EMX312SC 12-Channel Powered Mixer has dual 300W amps, 16 Yamaha SPX effects, built-in graphic EQs, and loads of input options.

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Overview

The durable, lightweight Yamaha EMX312SC 12-Channel Powered Mixer has dual 300W amps, 16 Yamaha SPX effects, built-in graphic EQs, and loads of input options.

Flexible power
The power mode switch lets you use the dual power channels as a stereo amplifier or use one channel for the main speakers and one for the monitors, with separate monitor mix setup via the channel Monitor controls.

SPX digital effects
16 Yamaha SPX effects--including reverb, echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, and even distortion--let you add the finishing touches to your live presentation.

Graphic EQs
Graphic equalizers are provided for both the main and monitor power channels so you can effectively control feedback or tailor the sound to match the room and program material.

Input options
The Yamaha EMX312SC offers a total of 12 input channels--4 for monaural microphone (with phantom power) or line input, plus 4 pairs that can function either as monaural mic inputs or stereo line inputs--providing a versatile mix of input capabilities for a wide range of applications. If only mic inputs are needed, you can use up to 8 mic channels. If you want to play recorded background music during breaks using a stereo input and have a keyboard player with stereo outputs, you still have 6 mic/line inputs available. If all 4 stereo pairs are used to handle stereo line sources, you still have 4 channels available for mono mic or line input. It's a versatile system that can adapt to your needs with ease.

FCL (Feedback Channel Locator) system
The Yamaha FCL (Feedback Channel Locating) system makes locating and eliminating feedback easier than ever. FCL indicators provided on each input channel indicate which channel feedback is occurring in, so you can identify it visually and adjust levels or EQ as required. Another handy features is a Standby switch that mutes channels 1 through 8 so that, for example, after rehearsal or between sets you can mute performer's inputs 1 through 8 without having to change fader settings, while stereo inputs 9 through 12 remain active for background music playback.

Yamaha Speaker Processing
Yamaha Speaker Processing (YSP) provides optimized matching with speakers, for clean, solid reproduction that will deliver your music with maximum impact.

Durable, lightweight design
At only 22 pounds and equipped with conveniently located handles, the EMX312S is easy to transport. It's built to withstand the rigors of the road and deliver reliable performance, night after night.

Features
  • Dual 300W amps
  • Power mode switch allows amps to function in stereo or as separate mono channels for mains and monitors
  • 16 SPX digital effects including reverb, echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, and distortion
  • FCL (Feedback Channel Locator) system
  • 7-band graphic EQs for main and monitor power channels: 125Hz, 250Hz, 500 Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8 kHz, +12/-12 dB
  • 3-band EQ per input channel
  • 12 input channels: 4 for monaural microphone with phantom power or line input and 4 pairs that can function either as monaural mic inputs or stereo line inputs
  • Single knob compression on first 4 channels
  • YSP (Yamaha Speaker Processing)
  • Speakon and 1/4"
  • phone jack speaker output connectors
Specifications
  • 17-3/8"W x 11-1/4"H x 10-3/4"D
    22lb.
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YamahaEMX312SC Powered Mixer
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Simple controls (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Mixer Series

I actually own the EMX512SC, but I am posting here in order to address some erroneous claims made by "Raider Eddie". First of all, you DO NOT need 4 ohm...Read complete review

I actually own the EMX512SC, but I am posting here in order to address some erroneous claims made by "Raider Eddie". First of all, you DO NOT need 4 ohm speakers in order to use this mixer properly!The "normal", "semi pro" setup, at least from my experience, would be 2 main/FOH speakers (8 ohms each; 4 when paralleled), along with 2 monitors (also 4 ohms when paralleled). So, in this case, the EMX series mixers are perfectly matched to the speakers.In addition, I have no idea where "Raider Eddie" got his specs, but here are the (RMS) power ratings from the user manual:EMX212S: 130/220 Watts (8/4 ohms)EMX312SC: 190/300 Watts (8/4 ohms)EMX512SC: 350/500 Watts (8/4 ohms)Note that these are not "peak" power ratings, which are used by many of Yamaha's competitors (Mackie, Behringer, etc.). So the EMX mixers are more powerful than other similar products that may appear, at first glance, to be equal in that respect.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing

I was really disappointed with this unit. I read a lot of good things and my expectations were that it was at least usable. I found the sound to be a little boxy,...Read complete review

I was really disappointed with this unit. I read a lot of good things and my expectations were that it was at least usable. I found the sound to be a little boxy, especially when using the built-in compression. But, that was not the deal breaker. Two things broke the deal for me. One, the FCL (Feedback Channel Locating) lamp lights up at any volume when using a microphone or acoustic guitar with a piezo PU. It even lit up when I was speaking into the mic with the LEVEL for that channel turned all the way down! When I was strumming my guitar on one channel, the FCL lit up for both the microphone and guitar channels! I'm using a dynamic mic (no phantom power), postioned a few feet behind the speaker (I also moved around with the mic to see if it was some acoustical node; not the case). I had the levels for the channels about 1 and the master volume about half (very low volume; not even loud enough for a gig in a small room). There is no trim pot, which suggests that the input is padded dynamically - and doing a very poor job. I'm an engineer who has designed and built my own amps and has studied architectural acoustics, so I can say with confidence that these things should not be happening. Something is clearly wrong. The second deal breaker is the built in echoes. I only use a slap back, so those are the only ones I tried. The Karaoke was better than the vocal echo, but both were unusable. The delay time and repeats are set (you can't tweek them). The delay time is far too long and the effect ends with a few repeats and a medium-long reverb. It might be OK for slow ballards, but nothing else. The unit's compact size and light weight don't trump bad effects or bizarre behavior.

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5.0

Awesome Mixer!

By Bloozeman

from SE Michigan

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Yamaha EMX312SC Powered Mixer:

    I have the larger Yamaha EMX 5000-12 500 watt per channel mixer and I wanted to downsize a bit for smaller venues. I was not disappointed in the least when I used with this little gem. Yamaha has added some exciting new features that were not on my old board. I love being able to add Compression to mikes and acoustic guitars, it really makes difference in the sound. Then there's this new little magic button called YS processing that sweetens the sound even more! Add dual EQ's for monitors and mains with 300 watts per channel and you've got one AWESOME compact system! It makes my EV speakers sing!!

     
    1.0

    Disappointing

    By Omordha

    from Lowell, MA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Very Compact Size
    • Very Light Weight

    Cons

    • Bizarre Behavior
    • Unusable Echoes

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha EMX312SC Powered Mixer:

      I was really disappointed with this unit. I read a lot of good things and my expectations were that it was at least usable. I found the sound to be a little boxy, especially when using the built-in compression. But, that was not the deal breaker. Two things broke the deal for me. One, the FCL (Feedback Channel Locating) lamp lights up at any volume when using a microphone or acoustic guitar with a piezo PU. It even lit up when I was speaking into the mic with the LEVEL for that channel turned all the way down! When I was strumming my guitar on one channel, the FCL lit up for both the microphone and guitar channels! I'm using a dynamic mic (no phantom power), postioned a few feet behind the speaker (I also moved around with the mic to see if it was some acoustical node; not the case). I had the levels for the channels about 1 and the master volume about half (very low volume; not even loud enough for a gig in a small room). There is no trim pot, which suggests that the input is padded dynamically - and doing a very poor job. I'm an engineer who has designed and built my own amps and has studied architectural acoustics, so I can say with confidence that these things should not be happening. Something is clearly wrong. The second deal breaker is the built in echoes. I only use a slap back, so those are the only ones I tried. The Karaoke was better than the vocal echo, but both were unusable. The delay time and repeats are set (you can't tweek them). The delay time is far too long and the effect ends with a few repeats and a medium-long reverb. It might be OK for slow ballards, but nothing else. The unit's compact size and light weight don't trump bad effects or bizarre behavior.

       
      1.0

      Disappointing

      By Omordha

      from Lowell, MA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Very Compact Size
      • Very Light Weight

      Cons

      • Bizarre Behavior
      • Limited Functions
      • Unusable Echoes

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha EMX312SC Powered Mixer:

        I was really disappointed with this unit. I read a lot of good things and my expectations were that it was at least usable. I found the sound to be a little boxy, especially when using the built-in compression. But, that was not the deal breaker. Two things broke the deal for me. One, the FCL (Feedback Channel Locating) lamp lights up at any volume when using a microphone or acoustic guitar with a piezo PU. It even lit up when I was speaking into the mic with the LEVEL for that channel turned all the way down! When I was strumming my guitar on one channel, the FCL lit up for both the microphone and guitar channels! I'm using a dynamic mic (no phantom power), postioned a few feet behind the speaker (I also moved around with the mic to see if it was some acoustical node; not the case). I had the levels for the channels about 1 and the master volume about half (very low volume; not even loud enough for a gig in a small room). There is no trim pot, which suggests that the input is padded dynamically - and doing a very poor job. I'm an engineer who has designed and built my own amps and has studied architectural acoustics, so I can say with confidence that these things should not be happening. Something is clearly wrong. The second deal breaker is the built in echoes. I only use a slap back, so those are the only ones I tried. The Karaoke was better than the vocal echo, but both were unusable. The delay time and repeats are set (you can't tweek them). The delay time is far too long and the effect ends with a few repeats and a medium-long reverb. It might be OK for slow ballards, but nothing else. The unit's compact size and light weight don't trump bad effects or bizarre behavior.

         
        5.0

        Everything I need

        By JimJammin

        from Northern Cal

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Yamaha EMX312SC Powered Mixer:

          Plenty of power to get vocals up over the drum level. We run the keyboard thru it and I mic my amp through it, too. I like the way you can tilt the unit--it makes it easy to see all the controls from the small folding table I sit it on. Good thing, too--the props they provide are kind of cheap and easy to lose (I've lost one already). It's really light compared to my last one, which was about ten years old. The built-in handle is sturdy and makes it easy to carry.
          The only minor complaint is the middle of the scale on all the dials is at 2 o'clock instead of 12. But I'm already used to that.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great mixer

          By Fiddlerlu

          from Pocatello, ID

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Wish It Had Gain Control

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Yamaha EMX312SC Powered Mixer:

          This is a great mixer. My band plays all types of venues. On really small gigs we split the amp and use 1/2 for monitors and 1/2 for mains. For outdoor performances we use the amp for mains, then patch out to another amp for monitors, and a Crown 1500 amp with additional speakers to obtain approx 1500 watts. Two things to know about this amp: 1) to obtain 300w a side you have to run 4 ohms. 2) Without a gain control per channel, when you turn up the volume you are also turning up the gain which might create feedback. Easy to use, convenient, light--great mixer.

           
          5.0

          Very Satisfied

          By Singing mom

          from Virginia

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • So Far - - No Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Yamaha EMX312SC Powered Mixer:

          Worked great in a High School gym. Used to play music from laptop, mic and guitar and CD player with karaoke. VERY PLEASED.

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent unit

          By musicman

          from Rochester, N.Y.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Yamaha EMX312SC Powered Mixer:

          Very good unit. Well made. Typical Yamaha good quality. Might benefit from an extra speaker jack on the output, especially if using it to drive a pair for FOH, and a second pair for monitors.

          (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works great for a one-man band!

          By George Rasberry

          from Houston, TX

          Comments about Yamaha EMX312SC Powered Mixer:

          I am an older professional musician and I appreciate this board is so light and and provides quality sound. Hopefully it will give me a long lasting service like all my other Yamaha products.
          Separate main and monitor controls and EQ are outstanding. Compression feature is nice, too.
          Because I use smaller speakers ( 8" & 10") this board is more than adequate. May not be powerful enough for larger venues.
          Worth every penny.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          handy and practical

          By Charles K. Hartman

          from Seekonk, MA

          Comments about Yamaha EMX312SC Powered Mixer:

          I bought this powered mixer to replace an old Soundcraft item. Our band (4-5 people) had used one of these for a couple of years with great success indoors and out. At this price point it offers plenty of power, low carrying weight and lots of practical features. It is easily deployed when at the venue and accommodates voices, keys and DI'ed instruments in various arrays. The feedback locater is a nice feature. That it has plenty of power for both mains and monitors is beneficial to a small band like ours. Yamaha quality is another plus. I play in three different small ensembles and often do events for our congregation. This is a versatile, handy and practical piece of equipment.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Do Not Regret Buying It

          By Ernesto with Serano Entertainment

          from Reno,NV

          Comments about Yamaha EMX312SC Powered Mixer:

          Now that I have about 12 yrs of mobile music experience I wish I could have started off with one of these. You get: a mixer, amp, effects, all connected together in one light case and lots of mic inputs for singers. I love the way you can separate the amp into two smaller ones to provide a main and monitor amp with separate EQ. I do a summer karaoke venue at an outdoor amphitheater which seats 300 and use 2 12" two-way spks for mains and 2 more for monitors from the top of the amphitheater angled down to the stage (with long cable runs)and it does the job. The only thing I recommend is to buy a small fan and secured it to the side vent of the amp to help cool it on an outdoor summer gig and even then have the unit in some shade. I push this amp at high volume and the sound is clear and the mic levels good. I will be selling my back up rack space amp in the future to buy another one of these. I went to WalMart & bought a rolling carry bag with a lot of outside pockets which I stuffed with padding to carry this mixer in and protect it.

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