NAMM 2015: Yamaha AG Multi-Purpose Mixer and USB Interface Announced

Yamaha have revealed details of their new AG multi-puprose mixer and USB Audio Interface. Read on for more info….

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Yamaha Introduces the AG Multi-Purpose Mixer and USB audio Interface

Shizuoka, Japan, January 2015 – Yamaha is pleased to announce the release of the AG multi-purpose, high-resolution (192-kHz/24-bit) mixer and USB audio interface. The AG is available in two different models, the 3-channel AG03, and 6-channel AG06, designed to provide a wide range of users with a simple, yet high quality platform for music streaming, webcasting/ podcasting, gaming, mobile music, music production, compact mixing, desktop audio, and educational applications.

The AG’s compact, intuitive design concept combines studio-quality sound with state-of-the-art Yamaha DSP and versatile connectivity, for a fast and easy, high-quality tool for users of varying musical and non-musical pursuits. Both AG models come equipped with D-PRE mic preamps which were originally designed by Yamaha for use in high-end recording gear, and are capable of capturing the distinctive nuances of vocal and instrumental performances with the flawless fidelity of the AG’s high-resolution 192-kHz/24-bit sound.

The AG also features an intelligent LOOPBACK function that allows users to broadcast their musical, or non-musical content live online along with backing tracks or additional audio from PC or Mac computers or an iPad. With flexible connectivity, phantom power and a Hi-Z switchable input, users can connect a wide range of instruments and microphones such as guitars, bass, synthesizers, high-quality condenser mics and headsets, directly into the AG.

Onboard 1-TOUCH DSP instantly adds optimally set COMP/EQ and EFFECT * and, for more precise control of these settings, the multi-platform AG DSP Controller software (download) allows users to access and edit the compressor, EQ, high-pass filter, reverb, and amp simulator parameters.

The AG also comes bundled with CUBASE AI music production software (download) for Mac and Windows computers, or for iPad applications, an optional CUBASIS DAW app is available. USB bus power allows users to instantly configure a compact yet powerful studio setup with a single connection to their computer, or using a mobile battery with an iPad.

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*The AG06 also features AMP SIM for an authentic, warm tube amp guitar sound

According to Ken Hiraoka, Department Manager of the Yamaha PA Department: “With the AG we wanted to provide a whole new base of users with a simple, yet versatile means of capturing or broadcasting their creations—musical and otherwise— with studio-quality sound and a fast and easy setup. The AG’s intuitive compact design and versatile connectivity make it easier than ever to record, broadcast, archive, or simply listen to high quality content, even for users with no previous audio (engineering) experience.”

The AG03 and AG06 will be available in the UK and ROI from March. Pricing is yet to be finalized but expected to be as follows: SRP AG03: £114 / AG06: £143

 

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