The Yamaha MG16XU is a 16 channel analogue mixer designed for both home recording studios as well as live sound applications. It features 10 “D-Pre” mic preamps, 8 mono and 4 stereo line inputs, 4 aux outputs, 4 group busses as well as 1 stereo bus. Each mic input features a 80Hz HPF, 3 band EQ with sweepable mid, level and pan controls as well as 48v Phantom Power for recording condenser microphones. Channels 1 to 8 also include Yamaha’s “One Knob Compression”. The 3 stereo channels can either accept ¼” jack or RCA plugs and include a 3 band EQ, level and pan controls.
The MG16XU’s effects engine features 24 effects, adjustable on each channel via an effects send. There is both a stereo XLR and TRS output for connecting to PA or monitor speakers as well as a headphone output. There is also an additional monitor output as well as USB for recording 24bit/192kHz to a computer. The MG16XU is ideal for those needing a simple yet comprehensive analogue mixer that is robust and affordable.