The new MW uses a single cable USB =connection to interface with your computer, for bi-directional audio data transfer. It gives you comprehensive signal input and mixing features in a compact size. It also includes the powerful Cubase AI4 music production software, allowing you to capture your performances, embellish and enhance them with plug-in synths and effects, and mix them down to stereo. In other words, the MW gives you all the elements of a recording system, one that is remarkably easy to set up and operate.
With Yamaha's new MW10C and MW8CX USB Mixing Studio mixers, making great music is easier than ever before. Combined with the powerful Cubase AI4 audio/MIDI sequencing software, the new MW series provides a comprehensive tabletop studio setup for the solo recording musician and for the travelling producer/arranger. Connect the new MW to a USB terminal on your laptop or desktop computer, and you've got an instant, high-quality audio recording studio at your command. The MW delivers true plug-and-play USB audio input/output interfacing-without the need for special software drivers-and lets you easily record mono inputs or two- track stereo mixes of multiple sources to your computer.
The MW8CX gives you a total of eight inputs, including four ultra-low-noise mic preamps. The MW10C gives you an additional stereo channel for a total of ten inputs. The high-performance balanced microphone inputs also have a phantom power switch, allowing you to take advantage of the superior sonic quality of professional-level condenser microphones
Compression-the taming of wildly varying levels in vocals, bass and guitar-is one of the most important effects used in recording and mixing. It is also one of the most subtle and difficult to use. Not with the new MW series mixers, however. The innovative 1-knob analog compressor (on the mono input channels) lets you dial in just the amount of compression you need in recording, without having to set multiple parameters like threshold, ratio and makeup gain. One knob does it all for you-instantly giving you great, punchy sound.
This convenient feature gives you simple control over the balance between the signals being recorded and the playback signals being monitored. This is particularly helpful when recording several sources at the same time, letting you use a single knob to adjust the balance of the playback and recording signals for monitoring purposes. Naturally, this doesn't affect the recording level; it simply allows you to control what you want to hear.
Top-mounted input and output connectors make setting up and re-patching your system quick and easy. Both models feature high-quality NeutrikTM balanced XLR connectors for the microphone inputs. Long-throw, smooth-action faders give you precise and tactile control over signal levels. The mixer also has a bright and large 12-segment LED meter for visual signal indication.
Dedicated On switches for each channel let you enable or disable (mute) individual input channels as desired, while the lamps on the switches give you instant visual indication about which channels are on.
Specification of the Yamaha MW10C USB Mixing Studio
1 knob Analog Compressors - Easy to make punchy sounds
USB Connection to Mac/PC - No driver installation, ASIO DirectKS Driver available on website
USB Audio I/O Sampling Frequency 44.1, 48 kHz, Depend on the application of PC
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N): Less Than 0.1 %, +14dBu, 20Hz-20kHz, Input Gain Control at minimum
LED Level Meter: Red LED turns on when post EQ (ST CH: or post Mic HA) signal reaches -3dB below clipping (17dBu).
Dimensions W x D x H (mm) 256.6 x 302.5 x 62.2
Net Weight 1.6 kg