Yamaha MW12 12ch USB Mixer.
Getting the music that's in your head out into the real world doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, with Yamaha's new MW10 and MW12 USB Mixing Studio, making great music is easier than ever before. Combined with the powerful Cubase LE audio/MIDI sequencing software, the MW Mixer provides a comprehensive tabletop studio setup for the solo recording musician and for the travelling producer/arranger.
High-quality multi-track mixing/recording systems don't get any simpler than this. Along with its versatile mixing functions, the MW features a true plug-and-play USB audio interface – giving you a fast, no-nonsense way to get quality audio tracks into your computer. With Cubase LE, it's also an advanced, all-in-one solution that turns any computer into a complete, top-flight recording system.
The MW delivers true plug-and-play USB audio input/output interfacing, and lets you easily mix your audio sources down to two-track stereo for recording to computer.
The MW package includes Steinbergs Cubase LE – a cross-platform software that provides a complete audio/MIDI recording solution, along with video playback and music notation capabilities. A low-latency ASIO driver is available for free download at our website, giving you optimum performance and letting you use VST plug-in instruments and effects in real time. Cubase LE has over 40 built-in VST instruments and effects, but you can add more as your needs grow.
Mixer Input Section
These mixers accept just about any source you want to plug into them, with a full variety of input connectors – including balanced XLR, 1/4" phone jacks and RCA pin jacks.
Comprehensive sound shaping is also onboard with pan controls, 3-band EQ and 80 Hz high-pass filters (to cut hum and low-frequency noise) on each channel strip.
The MW provides insert patch points – for two channels on the MW10, and four on the MW12 – letting you put external compressors and EQ into the signal path, and process your vocals or guitar as needed.
Mixer Master Section
In addition to the main stereo outputs, the MW features separate headphone, control room and recording outputs as well, giving you plenty of options for a wide range of monitoring and recording applications. And visual monitoring of the output level is made accurate and easy with the bright 12-segment level meters.
Exclusive Features of the MW12
The MW12 also uses long-throw faders instead of knobs for easy level control. The two AUX Sends each have separate knob controls, and the AUX 1 bus can be configured pre- or post-fader, useful for setting up an independent monitor mix. The MW12 also has Master Send and Return controls for maximum control over the AUX buses.
Separate Group buses 1 and 2 give you further flexibility in creating sub mixes. And a convenient PFL (Pre-Fader Listen) switch lets you monitor an incoming signal (in your headphones, for example) without having to boost the level of the channel.