If you want to get into recording on your computer, these mixers from Yamaha are a simple solution. The MW10 and MW12 system packages include a high-quality Yamaha mixer with a built-in USB audio interface, plus a complete suite of music production software tools. The hardware mixers provide 10 or 12 inputs with four or six ultra-low noise mic preamps. Each channel features pan, EQ, and a high-pass filter. Inserts are included for connecting outboard compression, gates, or other effects, and aux sends allow you to add effects or send a monitor mix.
Yamaha MW10 at a Glance:
- USB Studio
- Mixer Input Section
- Mixer Master Section
Connect the MW to a USB terminal on your laptop or desktop computer, and you've got an instant, high-quality audio recording studio in-a-box. 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
The MW10 gives you a total of 10 inputs, including four ultra-low-noise mic preamps. The MW12 has even more - 12 inputs, with six mic pre amps. These high-performance balanced inputs also have a phantom power switch, allowing you to take advantage of the superior sonic quality of professional-level condenser microphones. 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
These versatile mixers are also fully equipped for your external processing and monitoring needs. Two AUX send/return buses let you apply further signal processing on each channel - for example, with your favorite external reverb and delay units, or other effects devices. 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.
Cubase LE is a full-featured music production software based on the award-winning Cubase SX and SL programs. It gives you up to 48 simultaneous audio tracks and 64 MIDI tracks, plus a variety of VST plug-in software synths and effects, as well as full VSTi compatibility, with support for up to eight VST instruments. Cubase LE combines powerful audio and MIDI recording features with professional editing and effects, and is compatible with both the Mac and Windows PC platforms. Since Cubase LE projects are completely upward compatible with the professional level Cubase SX and SL, you can still use your LE songs if and when you decide to upgrade. Cubase LE is the perfect way to enter the world of computer-based recording, giving you all the tools to produce professional level recordings - quickly and easily - while providing a system that you can expand into the future!
- High Pass Filter 80kHz 12dB/Octave
- CH EQ ±15dB
- High: 10kHz (shelving)
- Mid: 2.5kHz (peaking)
- Low: 100Hz (shelving)
- Phantom Power +48V
- Digital Input/Output USB Audio1.1, 44.1/48kHz 16bit, USB B type
- Included Rack mount Ears
- In: 4 x XLR, 8 x 1/4", 6 x RCA
- Aux Sends and Returns
- 2 Inserts
- Out: 1/4", RCA