Yamaha MG124CX 12-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects 889406315822

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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 versatility. The MG124CX features a high-performance... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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
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 = 150Î, 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
 
4.2

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Compact (6)
  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Simple controls (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding value in a small format mixing console

This mixing console has a number of very nice features for its price class. It's channel EQ, onboard DSP, integrated channel compression, and input versatility make it an outstanding choice for small to...Read complete review

This mixing console has a number of very nice features for its price class. It's channel EQ, onboard DSP, integrated channel compression, and input versatility make it an outstanding choice for small to medium venues. The intuitive operation of this console is very nice. This console does not make a sonic "statement" in the mix. It is quiet and transparent. Buy it and use it with confidence.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

waiting for Gudo

I ordered this message online as a clearance item. I received the unit from a store n Ohio. It was obviously an open box or floor model. The box had sales tags from...Read complete review

I ordered this message online as a clearance item. I received the unit from a store n Ohio. It was obviously an open box or floor model. The box had sales tags from other items, along with other papers not belonging to this mixer. I take it out and... No power supply. Can't use it! Called the store, spoke with a manager over a week ago who promised to send out the power supply, and I Am Still Waiting. In also tried all of the buttons and I can tell there is already going to be a repair issue as the effects button doesn't click on. I know I didn't pay much, but one would expect to receive a working new unit if something is listed as clearance, not used.

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3.0

waiting for Gudo

By jinglesii

from Southwest Florida

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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

I ordered this message online as a clearance item. I received the unit from a store n Ohio. It was obviously an open box or floor model. The box had sales tags from other items, along with other papers not belonging to this mixer. I take it out and... No power supply. Can't use it! Called the store, spoke with a manager over a week ago who promised to send out the power supply, and I Am Still Waiting. In also tried all of the buttons and I can tell there is already going to be a repair issue as the effects button doesn't click on. I know I didn't pay much, but one would expect to receive a working new unit if something is listed as clearance, not used.

 
5.0

Great mixer, afforddable price

By Maia

from Eastvale, CA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Great Performance

Cons

  • Haven't Seen Any Problem

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

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

This mixer is easy to use, even for an amateur like me, sound great, good performance, I haven't seen any trouble wny cons about irt yet, loved itt.

 
3.0

If you plan on rack mounting, DO NOT BUY

By TwistdMoujo

from Albuquerque, NM

Pros

    Cons

    • Rackmount Kit Discontinue

    Best Uses

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

      This mixer works well, controls feel cheap, particularly the slides. It is a great value, but if you need to rack mount it, you're out of luck! Yamaha has discontinued the mounting kit. If you do happen to find one online, you'll pay about half the price of the mixer for it.

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      1.0

      This is the old model. Not so good

      By Jack

      from Miami

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Poor Quality Sound

      Best Uses

      • Performances

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

      The circuit boards in this model come loose over time and you get signal dropouts. Yamaha fixed this in the newer models. I would not buy this model.

       
      5.0

      Impressed

      By Luahwg

      from Baja Nkorte

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      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.

         
        1.0

        Don't buy this one.

        By Jack

        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.

             
            4.0

            Lots Of Bang For The Buck!

            By banjoman

            from Tiffin, OH

            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.

             
            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.

              (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.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best value

                By larry

                from nashville, tn

                About Me Professional Musician

                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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