Yamaha MG16XU Mixing Desk with FX and USB Interface
The Yamaha MG16XU features studio grade 'D-PRE' Class A mic preamps and Yamaha's '1-knob compressors' on the eight MIC/LINE channels along with an SPX derived effects processor and a USB interface.
- +48V phantom power available on all mic channels
- Three band EQ with sweepable mid on MIC/LINE channels
- 1-knob compressors on channels 1-8
- 24 bit / 192kHz USB2.0 Audio interface (Cubase AI included)
- SPX derived effects processor with 24 presets
- Universal internal power supply
- Rack mount kit included
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The Yamaha MG16XU delivers Yamaha quality in a robust body designed to be equally at home on the road or in your studio. This desk utilises an internal universal power supply making it ideal for touring. The MG16XU features 16 inputs: 8 MIC/LINE channels with phantom power, 26 dB Pad and 80Hz HPF filters. These channels also feature gain controls, 3-band EQ with sweep mid, AUX sends, pan and level controls. The mic preamps are the same studio grade class A discrete 'D-PRE' units used in their high end professional desks ensuring excellent sound quality.
Channels 9/10 and 11/12 have XLR mic inputs with phantom power and 1/4 inch jack sockets for mono or stereo inputs but lack the 1-knob compressor and pad buttons of channels 1-4.
Channels 13/14 and 15/16 have 1/4 inch jack and RCA phono inputs, 3-band EQ with AUX sends and pan controls, ideal for stereo instruments such as synths or line level devices such as CD players etc. Channels 15/16 also features the USB return.
Channels 1 to 8 are equipped with a newly upgraded version of Yamaha's 1-knob compressor allowing optimised compression to a wide variety of input sources with the touch of a single control.
All channels have send controls for the 4 Aux sends of which AUX 2 can set pre or post per channel. AUX 4 also feeds the onboard FX processor. Each channel can be sent to the main ST output or the GROUP 1-2 or GROUP 3/4 busses and there's an ON button to switch each channel. A PFL switch rounds off each channel.
The MG16XU also sports an effects processor based on Yamaha's famous SPX range. This versatile unit offers a comprehensive set of 24 presets covering a wide range of useful effects, all of which can be switched in or out with an optional footswitch.
The MG16XU features a USB 2.0 audio interface providing 24-bit/192kHz quality, allowing playback of digital content from a PC, and recording of the mixer output using DAW software. Steinberg's Cubase AI software is included with this model and USB Audio Class 2.0 is also supported, allowing use with compliant tablets and other devices without installing drivers. All models in the XU line are also compatible with Apple's Camera Connection Kit or Lighting-to-USB Camera Adapter for seamless recording and playback of digital audio content to and from an iPad or iPhone.
Main outputs are available on 1/4 inch jack and XLR outputs with LED bar graph level metering. Monitor outputs are available on 1/4 jacks and an independent headphone output with it's own level control is also provided. 1/4 inch jack outputs are in place for AUX1 to AUX4 sends and GROUP OUT 1 - 4 making this an extremely versatile desk in terms of routing. All channel levels are handled via faders.