Great Mixer with Easy Recording!The Yamaha MW12CX Mixing Studio USB mixer and software makes it simple to get amazing recordings, straight from your computer. The MW12CX features 12 ins, including six balanced microphone ins with phantom power. Really simple control over monitor mixes, one-knob compression, and premium built-in DSP effects are also included. Assignable busses allow you to easily route channels for recording, while plug-and play USB connectivity offers a pain free, premium digital connection to your computer. Cubase AI4 recording and sequencing software is included with the MW12CX.
Yamaha MW12CX Mixing Studio USB Mixer with Built-in Effects at a Glance:
- Flexible 12-channel configuration
- Easy-to-use 1-knob compression, Monitor Mix feature
- Assignable record busses
- Easy-access panel and first-class parts
- Built-in SPX effects
Flexible 12-channel configuration
The MW12CX features a total of twelve ins, including four mono microphone/line ins and four stereo line ins. Two of the stereo line ins can also function as mono microphone inputs, providing up to six simultaneous microphone ins if you need them. The high-performance ultra-low-noise balanced microphone ins also have a phantom power switch, allowing you to take advantage of the superior sonic quality of professional-level condenser microphones.
Assignable record busses
In addition to the normal stereo buss, the MW12CX has assignable busses (REC OUT). This feature sports added flexibility in routing the signals for recording and monitoring. Turning on the ON switch for any channel immediately routes that channel to the USB terminal and enables it for recording. Multiple channels selected in this way are, naturally, recorded to a stereo mix on the computer. In this condition, each channel is also mixed to the stereo buss and can be monitored (with the Monitor Mix function).
Easy-to-use 1-knob compression, Monitor Mix feature
The MW12CX's innovative 1-knob analog compressor (on the mono in channels) lets you dial in just the amount of compression you need in recording, without having to set multiple parameters like threshold, ratio and makeup gain. One knob does it all for you-instantly giving you awesome, punchy sound. The useful Monitor Mix feature sports brain-dead simple control over the balance between the signals being recorded and the playback signals being monitored. This is particularly helpful when recording several sources at the same time, letting you use one knob to adjust the balance of the playback and recording signals for monitoring purposes. Naturally, this doesn't affect the recording level; it simply lets you control what you want to hear.
Easy-access panel and excellent parts
Top-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and simple. Both models feature excellent Neutrik balanced XLR connectors for the microphone ins. Long-throw, smooth-action faders give you accurate and tactile control over signal levels. The mixer also has a bright and large 12-segment LED meter for visual signal indication.
Built-in SPX effects
For those who like the convenience of having signal processing right inside the mixer, the MW12CX incorporates a multipurpose digital multi-effect unit that offers a bunch of reverb, delay, modulation, and distortion programs you can use to enhance your sound, or completely transform it-without the need for an external device. Each of the 16 effect programs has a number of editable parameters plus effect on/off switching capability and return level control. If you need to keep both hands free to play an instrument or hit the stage other operations, an optional footswitch can be connected to the mixer's effect footswitch jack for useful on/off switching.
Yamaha MW12CX Mixing Studio USB Mixer with Built-in Effects Features:
- 12 inputs with 6 ultra-low noise microphone preamps
- Insert I/Os for adding compressors, gates and FX
- Aux sends and returns for adding reverbs, delays
- Pan, EQ, and high pass filter on each channel
- On-board compression and SPX effects
- Stereo plug-and-play USB audio I/O
- Steinberg Cubase AI4 audio/MIDI software included