Yamaha MG 16/6FX by louparte
I own two of these. So I have a lot of experience with them. I think it was
designed for live use. But I use it for the studio.
It's a sixteen channel mixer with a digital effect section that has sixteen
programs. It has a seven band sum EQ and eight mono microphone/line-
/XLR & jack/inputs.
There are four stereo line/jack-inputs. There are two stereo aux returns
and two aux sends. There are ten inserts on ten channels. Six channels
don't have inserts.
It has a three band EQ with parametric mids and a low cut filter @ 18dB.
The high end microphone preamp is a real buying point here. It is better
than anything I've owned. It's global for all the channels.
48 volt phantom power
external power supply
size width, height: 423 x 104 x 417,5mm
There are four group. Plug them in on the back. But they can't routed
individually. Two groups always go together and are chosen by buttons
on the front channel strips. But they come in very handy for my music.
I can route things through different signal paths.
But that brings up the subject of noise. This unit can be noisy,
depending on how it's used. Heavy FX or EQ at the high end and
it becomes noisy.
These units offer a lot. They are not expensive. But they are heavy and can
be noisy. The mic pre-amp is worth the small price of admission though.
It could function as a sweet, clean mic pre on its own.
I haven't even mentioned the digital FX. They are superb.
Unfortunately, there is no chorus or tremolo. But the reverb
and delay effects are pristine and very easy to use.
The newer models in the MG/FX line offer more effects.