From the preamps, EQ and effects to the Hybrid Channel functions and iPod/iPhone connectivity—every aspect, every feature, every sound, establishes the MGP as a premium mixing console in a class of its own. It has been 40 years since the release of Yamaha's first professional analog mixing console in 1972, the PM200. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark release of our first ever digital mixer, the DMP7. It is no mere coincidence that, during this momentous occasion, we are introducing a ground-breaking new product that represents a new paradigm for compact professional mixing consoles: the MGP Series. Drawing from our decades of experience crafting innovative, premium analog gear, we originally developed our new discrete Class-A microphone preamps for professional use in our high-end recording equipment. Utilizing an inverted Darlington circuit design, our newly-refined D-PRE mic preamps deliver a fat, rich, smooth tone that gives the MGP Series a significant advantage over any other mixer in its class. With Yamaha's proprietary X-pressive EQ we've managed to capture ultimate analog authenticity by unlocking the mysterious secret behind the expressive sound shaping capabilities of sought-after classic EQ modules. At the heart of the MGP's compact configuration, we've taken an innovative new approach to the utilization of digital technology in an analog mixer; adding high-resolution effects, iPod/iPhone integration and the superb functionality of our new Stereo Hybrid Channel to the warmth and musicality of premium analog sound. The MGP Series represents the ultimate balance of the converging technologies that are the heart and soul of Yamaha's extraordinary achievements in professional audio.
When it comes to audio engineering and sound reinforcement, the verdict is in—nothing beats the warmth and musicality of analog sound. By incorporating state-of-the-art digital technologies into the development process of our premium professional analog equipment, the MGP is the next step in the evolution of compact professional mixers.
The MGP is the realization of a new approach towards the utilization of digital technologies in a mixer, offering simple, analog-style control of sophisticated DSP functions. One of the most compelling features of analog gear is the direct, hands-on, intuitive operation that unites the operator with the console. The MGP design sought to keep this feel consistent throughout the design to offer a wealth of functionality, yet with a simple, familiar touch.