I am so happy that we in a band decided to invest and by Yamaha MG 16. The ratio of price and what you get is more than favorable.
This mixer has 16 channels which is more than enough to plug all the microphones for the band. We use it for drums, bass and guitar amps, two vocals and click tracks and sound loops. The mixer also has a compressor and 10 microphone inputs with preamps which makes it as a real small studio.
In the band we decided to try to record a few songs using this mixer, and I can not describe how satisfied we were. I'll just tell you that we decided not to rent a studio any more :)
Our band has four members, and this mixer has four aux for all channels which allowed us to have a different mix for each band member in-ear monitor and we love that so much that now we don't use in-ear monitors for live gigs only, but also for our rehearsals. The feeling in rehearsals is now as if we were playing our music in the studio, and I sincerely hope that our equipment will last a long time because if something goes wrong, it would be very hard to go back to the old way. Also, the mixer is very well-built, knobs, controls and faders are well made, and mixer itself does not take much of space. Sooooo satisfied!!!! :)
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ATTENTION with PRE and POST at the Auxwegen!
The mixing console is very good from the sound and the processing! I've only had it for a few days now, but I've had to get rid of a rating before someone goes out of the wrong facts as I did!
My purchase decision fell due to the 4 Aux routes on each channel. We are 4 musicians in the band and so everyone gets their own mix on the ear, which is just a blessing in the pro-space, but also live.
However, then came the trying to be disillusioned. Of the 4 Aux routes are a total of 2 aux routes POST Aux routes. So depending on the fader! For our application this is not quite as critical as you can send the signal to the stereo sum via one button per channel and simply leave it out for the channels, which are only intended for the in-ear. However, one is limited in the two Auxwegen but then, when the fader is adjusted also the volume on the two Auxwegen!
Quite badly, however, is that neither here at Thomann nor in the manual (!) Stands that the Auxwege are so switched! The manual even states that the first 3 aux routes are PRE (probably because it is a manual for a family of consoles and not explicit for this).
I would have liked that you at least with a switch itself can decide how to drive the Auxwege, but that saw Yamaha then but something different.
Here is a brief overview of the Aux routes: AUX1 -> PRE AUX2 -> POST (but can be switched to PRE) AUX3 -> POST AUX4 -> POST
Otherwise one should also pay attention to the fact that the desk is very long! In my small Thon Winkelrack it fits purely, but then can not connect, as the power cable goes backwards. So pay attention to the dimensions and order a new case if necessary!
Apart from that, I have had no problems with the desk and it can be highly recommended!
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