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Yamaha MG12 Compact 12-Channel Analog Mixing Console


The Yamaha MG12 is a compact, yet rugged small-format analog mixer. The MG12 features 6 "D-PRE" Class-A microphone preamplifier channels, 4 with powerful one knob compressors, 2 stereo line level inputs, 2 Aux buses, Stereo Group bus, and 60mm faders. The MG12 is the perfect mixer when you just need a few inputs for that small club gig, duet, or presentation.
List Price: $375.00
Sale Price: $289.99

D-Pre Mic Preamps

The Yamaha MG-12 audio mixer is equipped the same low-noise/high-spec Yamaha D-PRE microphone preamps as can be found in its Steinberg interfaces and premium MGP mixers. Mono inputs are outfitted with Neutrik combo connectors to accept XLR mic/line signals or ¼” balanced inputs. 48v phantom power is available on channels 1-6 to allow for the use of dynamic mics or condensers.

Single Knob Channel Compressors

Yamaha’s one-knob smart compressors adjust threshold and attenuation in a single sweep, preventing loud signals from sticking out in your mix by evening out their dynamic range. These compressors are on the utility side of the spectrum with a natural sound that gets the job simply and without frantic knob jamming when you’re on the spot. Great for snare drums, bass guitars, and dynamic vocalists in a live setting.

Road-Ready Metal Chassis

Yamaha listened when users voiced concerns over the plastic housings found on earlier MGs. As of 2014, all Yamaha MG mixers (the MG12 included) now have rugged metal chassis to survive banging around in a backpack or travel rack. This unit is also rackmountable with the optional kit (sold separately) and includes a detachable IEC power cord to keep your rig tidy.

Worldwide Power

The Yamaha MG12’s universal power supply allows you to plug in and power up anywhere in the world. This feature is a godsend for serious touring acts and international bands. See bullets for more details.

Overview of the MG12 12-Channel Yamaha Mixer:

Image of the Yamaha MG12 mixer shown at an angle.
Image of the Yamaha MG12 mixer shown from the rear.
  • Third generation of the Yamaha MG series of analog mixers
  • Completely revamped for 2014
  • Great as a portable FOH mixer or recording studio mic mixer
  • 12 analog inputs: 4 mono, 4 stereo
  • 6 Yamaha D-PRE premium mic preamps
  • 4 “smart” single-knob channel compressors
  • Balanced XLR stereo outputs for long cable runs
  • 3-stage LED master meter
  • Lighted channel on/off switches
  • 2 group busses, 2 aux busses
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged metal chassis
  • Rackmountable (requires optional kit—sold separately)
  • Universal power supply works all over the world
  • Pad switches (ch 1-6)
  • 48v phantom power (ch 1-6)
  • Three band EQ + 80 Hz HPF (ch 1-6)
  • Dimensions: 16.5” x 12.0” x 4.5”
  • Weight: 9 lbs

Check out the Yamaha MG XU series for built-in digital effects and class-compliant USB connectivity for recording mixes directly into your DAW or iPad

Yamaha MG12 Technical Specifications
I/O Phantom Power +48V
Input Channels 4 Mono(Mic/Line), 2 Mono/Stereo(Mic/Line), 2 Stereo(Line)
Output Channels 2 Stereo Line, 1 Monitor Line, 2 Aux Sends, 2 Group Out, & 1 Headphone
Buses 1 Main Stereo Bus, 2 Aux(FX) Bus, & 2 Group Bus
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.03 % @ +14dBu (20 Hz to 20kHz), GAIN knob: Min, 0.005 % @ +24dBu (1kHz), GAIN knob: Min
Frequency Response +0.5 dB/-1.5 dB (20 Hz to 48 kHz) , refer to the nominal output level @ 1 kHz, GAIN knob: Min
Crosstalk -78 dB
Power Consumption 22W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 12.1" x 4.6" x 16.6"
Net Weight 8.8 lbs.