A simple, portable, and complete solution for audio/MIDI/video recording, mixing, and playback with stereo plug-and-play USB audio I/O and Steinberg's cross-platform Cubase LE software. Also comes wit... Read More
A simple, portable, and complete solution for audio/MIDI/video recording, mixing, and playback with stereo plug-and-play USB audio I/O and Steinberg's cross-platform Cubase LE software. Also comes with Yamaha's Virtual Studio Suite: IK Multimedia Sample Tank SY, Sonic Synth SY, Amplitube LE, and T Racks EQ, plus over $400 worth of rebate coupons for additional software from Steignberg, IK Multimedia, and Arturia.
The MW12's mixer input section features 12 inputs including 6 ultralow-noise mic preamps with phantom power. A variety of input connectors including 6 XLR, 9 - 1/4" line (3 stereo line), and 2 sets of stereo RCA give you flexible connectivity. Insert I/O on channels 1-4 let you add compressors, gates, and other external effects. Flexible monitoring with 2 aux sends (one switchable pre or post fader) and flexible grouping of channels with stereo and group 1/2 switch.
The master section of the MW12 features stereo, aux 1, and aux 2 returns; stereo 2 track/USB return with volume control; stereo master, control room, and headphone outputs; group 1-2 master fader; and 12-segment meters for accurate visual monitoring.
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i feel that this package is kind of misleading at first glance, you see it is a 12 input interface so right away you think you can record those channels or inputs all at once.it's just 2 inputs of recording at once and other inputs are not even offered on the software application.however you can also just use it as a mixer and record it into a different interface or use it for simple live sound work. i would also like to add that there is alot of noise going into the cubase system but not at the out put or aux sends of the mixer. cubase le is not the highest quality recording software by no means.
This is a great mixer, probably one of the best 12-channels out there. The usb port is a great feature, though I do wish they would have come out with a firewire version. Latency can be a problem occasionally, but as a tip I found the latency is gradual, so if it starts getting bad, bring up device properties in cubase and reset the asio driver. Also I have a lot of noise when using cubase, but I think it's electrical noise leaked into the usb port through my motherboard, not the mixer itself. This mixer has 2 aux sends (1 is pre/post), 2 groups, pfl, mute/on switches for each channel (with pretty orange lights), and phantom power for each xlr channel. I really liked the faders on this as well. The biggest plus of this mixer over other 12 channels is the fact that it has 2 xlr / stereo channels with preamps rather than 4 xlrs and then 4 stereo channels. The first 4 channels are strictly xlr or single 1/4", then channels 5/6 and 7/8 are xlr or dual 1/4" stereo, then channels 9/10 and 11/12 are dual 1/4" stereo or dual rca stereo. This is a really useful configuration. The usb is two-way and functions exactly the same as the rec out and 2tr in i/o on the back. The usb input (and 2tr in in the back) is controlled with a knob on the mixer next to the phantom switch. A really neat trick for computers with onboard sound or if you have another sound card, is run an 1/8" stereo-dual rca into the main out (green) of your soundcard, then hook the rcas into the 2tr in input on the back of the mixer, and it will act exactly the same when you need to change outputs on your computer! As a last note this thing is pretty big, much larger than I expected from pictures. I would definately reccomend it if you are looking in this price range (much better than getting a firewire interface with 2 inputs).