Yamaha MGP24X Overview
The MGP24X 24-Channel Analog Mixing Console with DSP Effects from Yamaha is a 24-track analog mixer with digital control and features 16 D-Pre microphone preamps, 24 line inputs, 6 auxiliary inputs, and 2 effects sends. It is designed for use in live sound environments, including clubs and houses of worship.
Each channel has Yamaha’s X-pressive 3-band equalizer and 1-Knob compressor, allowing channel-independent frequency and dynamic control. The MGP24X has an integrated DSP Hybrid Channel section that includes 3 types of reverb and 16 effects, as well as auto-ducker and auto-leveler functions that allow for hands-off monitoring of sources. The digital portion of the MGP24X also allows for iPhone and iPod touch control of a variety of parameters via the free MGP Editor app. You can also playback music from your iTunes catalog via the iOS input USB port, freeing up an analog input on the console. A second USB port allows you to record your live performance directly to external USB media, as either a stereo WAV or MP3 file.
D-PRE Mic Preamp
1- Knob Compressors
Internal Power Supply
Dual Digital Effects
Digital Connectivity for Your iPod or iPhone
MGP Editor is a free software application that gives you additional control of your console’s DSP settings via your iPod/iPhone. With a simple and intuitive graphic display, MGP Editor gives you additional, detailed control of your REV-X and SPX effects parameters – as well as Hybrid Channel’s Priority Ducker, Leveler and iPod/iPhone’s playback settings. Setting the GEQ and Master comp can be adjusted. Direct playback of iTunes play list is also possible
The MGP Series mixers feature a built-in USB port to connect and charge your iPod or iPhone for seamless playback with a single connection. A direct digital connection offers a much higher level of quality with more detail and clarity than typical analog inputs can provide
Graphic EQ & Multi-Band Compressor
The Graphic EQ features 14-band and flex 9-band modes that can easily be controlled via internal display. By limiting the number of bands for boost and cut, the extra DSP can be employed to narrow the filters to 1/3 octave, and allow the user to sweep the filter to the range where adjustment is required. With 31 different filter positions, very fine adjustments can be made. Additionally, finding and reducing feedback is quick and easy using the offset/gain controls to point out vulnerable frequencies before the feedback occurs.
Both a standard type (COMP) and a 3-band divided (Multi-band) master compressor have been built-in. Using a master compressor allows you to reduce the overall dynamic range of the signal to fit the environment, and protect the sound system from overloads. A total of 8 memory scenes (3 read only and 5 user defined) allow settings to easily be stored and recalled as needed quickly