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Yamaha MG206C-USB Mixer

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The Yamaha MG206C-USB Mixing Console is a lightweight and compact mixer that will deliver serious performance at the studio, club, hall, or anywhere. The MG206C-USB mixer offers substantial signal rou... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Yamaha MG206C-USB Mixing Console is a lightweight and compact mixer that will deliver serious performance at the studio, club, hall, or anywhere. The MG206C-USB mixer offers substantial signal routing versatility that will give you the capacity, control, and performance you deserve. Yamaha USB Mixers come bundled with Steinberg Cubase A/4 Digital Audio Workstation software for easy live recording.

Cubase A/4

Cubase AI4 harnesses the power of the Steinberg Cubase 4 digital audio workstation for use with Yamaha MG "USB" mixers, providing a powerful set of advanced software tools that are easy to use while significantly expanding the mixers' recording and production capabilities. Cubase AI4 offers direct digital connectivity to the stereo buses of MG "USB" models for audio recording and editing. It also features a range of MIDI sequencing capabilities, an entire suite of VST effect plug-ins, and a HALion One sample player featuring selected waves from the famed Yamaha Motif synthesizers.

Versatile Connectivity and Pro-class Connectors

Top-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. All models feature high-quality Neutrik balanced XLR connectors on mono microphone/line channels and XLR-equipped stereo channels. These professional-class connectors were subjected to extensive testing by the Yamaha design team, and were chosen for the MG mixers for their superior reliability and sonic qualities. 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. Mono input channels also feature insert I/O connectors that let you patch external signal processing gear into those channels as required. Separate pinjack 2TR inputs are provided to accept the output from a CD player or similar stereo source.

Built-in Channel Compressors

This advanced feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great vocal sound, as well as to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other sources. You won't find built-in channel compression on too many other mixers in this class, but in the MG mixers you have Yamaha's innovative one-knob compression feature on several of the mono input channels. 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.

High-performance Microphone Preamplifiers with Switchable Phantom Power

Microphone preamplifiers are critical in any mixer, and a performance bottleneck in many. That's why pros often spend thousands of dollars on just a single channel of microphone pre-amplification. 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. Gain trim covers a wide - 60dB -16dB range for microphones (-34dB +10dB for line input), so you'll be able to achieve optimum level matching with just about any source. All microphone preamps also feature switchable phantom power so you can take advantage of the natural, extended response of high-quality condenser microphones.

3-band Channel EQ and High-pass Filters

Building a truly useful, musical-sounding channel equalizer is no easy task, but Yamaha has decades of experience in building pro consoles to draw on. All mono channels feature 3-band equalizers with LOW, MID, and HIGH controls. Although not directly related to the equalizer circuitry, all inputs also feature 80 Hz low-pass filters that can be used to eliminate subsonic noise that is outside the equalizers' range.

Aux/Effect Sends

Three AUX sends provide convenient routing to processing and monitor systems. Master send controls are also provided, as are RETURN level controls for the AUX and STEREO busses.

Six Buses (Stereo and Group)

The MG206C-USB has two stereo group buses 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.

Smooth 60-millimeter Faders & Illuminated Channel ON Switches

Channel and master level control is accomplished via reliable, high performance 60-millimeter linear faders that provide smooth, noise-free operation. When you have more than a few channels the direct visual indication of relative level settings can be an important advantage. Also featured are illuminated channel ON switches that can be used to individually add or remove channels from the mix without having to change the positions of the channel faders.

Bright 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 multi-segment LED meters make it easy to control system levels for optimum overall performance.

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.


MG206C-USB Mixing Console
USB Connector
16 channels
16 mic inputs
12 mono line inputs + and 4 stereo line inputs
12 insert I/O
Phantom power switch (+48V)
3-band mid sweep EQ (ch. 1-8)
3-band EQ (Ch 9/10-15/16)
Stereo main buses
4 Aux buses
4 group buses
2 stereo Aux return
Neutrik XLR Connectors
Input trim gain
High quality mic preamp
8 compressors
Illuminated CH ON switches
60mm Super smooth fader
Monitor mix
Light weight (6.0 kg)
12-segment LED level meter
Rack mountable

Cubase AI4
Cubase 4 audio engine
48 audio tracks and up to 64 MIDI tracks
25 VST effect plug-ins, including 15 new VST3 plug-in effects
HALion One software sample player with selected Motif waves
Plug and Play VST/MIDI setup
Studio Connections Integration
File Interchange between Steinberg software and Yamaha hardware
20 MIDI music styles and 480 audio drum loops included
Total harmonic distortion (THD+N): Less than 0.1%, 20Hz-20kHz
Frequency response: 0, +1, -3dB , 20Hz-20kHz
Hum and noise level: Equivalent input noise (EIN); -128dBu, Residual output noise; -98dBu
Crosstalk (1kHz): -70dB
Power supply adaptor: PA-30 AC adaptor (AC35VCT, 1.4A) 100V, 120V, 220V, 230V or 240V; 50/60Hz
Power consumption: 40W
Dimensions (W x H x D): 18.81 x 4.13 x 19.52 in. (478 x 105 x 496 mm)
Net weight: 13.22 lbs (6.0 kg)
Accessories: Owners manual, AC adaptor
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By Nick O.

from Milwaukee, WI

Comments about Yamaha MG206C-USB Mixer:

I dont care if you are just starting out, or have been playing for years...this is the best mixer i have ever used. My band has been playing 4-5 shows a month for over 4 years and have used many different mixers. As soon as this mixer came out in december, we picked it up. With a full 20 xlr( not the 16+4 "20 channel" style) inputs, we can mic EVERYTHING. We have 7 mics on the drums, 4 vocals, 3 guitar amps, bass amp, and still have room for Music (iPod) and keyboard and whatever else needs to be mic'd. Dont waste your money on other mixers. Even if you are just starting out, this mixer can grow with your needs. The single knob compression makes the drums sound amazing. And being rack mountable, it is easy to get around. It also can handle a beating. Like i said we play 4-5 shows a month and this thing can handle the road. Recording is pretty easy with the included software and the USB interface as well...GET IT NOW!!!

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Great Board in a small package!

By Derek Frank

from Davenport, IA

Comments about Yamaha MG206C-USB Mixer:

Got this board to replace my Yamaha EMX-5000 20 channel powered mixer. Love having 4 aux send, and the group busses are great! Also love having the compressors built into 1 knob! Makes it quick and easy to use. I play 4 to 8 times a month and being able to have a board with this many inputs in a rack mount is priceless. All I do is plug the speakers into my power amps and I am set!


Needs an EQ

By Richard Hamilton

from Loranger, Louisiana

Comments about Yamaha MG206C-USB Mixer:

Needs an EQ to enhance the sound. The highs are alittle too bright for me.

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