Yamaha MG16/4
Yamaha MG16/4

MG16/4, Analog Mixer from Yamaha in the MG series.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 10 reviews )
 7 reviews70 %
 3 reviews30 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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rock'n'musique's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good little console"

Yamaha MG16/4
I think I saw that many things were already said.


Very simple configuration, an eq Acute Med, Grave, gain per slice, and 2 AUX Pan, ideal for small group, mini home studio or other small configurations ...

With a minimum of knowledge, it is usable by everyone.

The manual seemed clear even though I've never read. In addition, I believe it is available on the website in PDF Yamaha Pro Audio.


Transparency level, there is a Yamaha sound but nothing too bad, it sounds great.

EQ efficient, even if it only consists of 3 bands, he made his birch, and pretty well.

Question breath, absolutely not.


I use it for a little over four years with a rock band, and he also happened to sound in a jazz trio in small rooms.

I used a lot of style, analog or digital combined (which Yamaha, Soundcraft, Presonus, Digico, Mackie, Behringer Alto or even!)

I love the angles, it is that it is easily rack, in addition to its small size. It is lightweight but strong, with no problem. The finish is impeccable. Is the more time but it is not awful either (well I think: D)

Value for money very good.

I remake this choice if I had a small space to add sound, but now I can not use the I need much more input and effects ...

elgbl's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha MG16/4
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See global opinion.


See global opinion.


Ok with all the reviews below, a good table a very good price.

joe5hops's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha MG16/4
- Is the rack?
Yes and that's how I use it
- How many lanes, bus attendant, departures, returns ...)?
See manufacturer specifications
- What is the type of connectors (RCA, Jack, XLR ...)?
All. Very complete
- The effects section is it integrated? ...


- The general configuration is it simple?
Yes if you know a little how a normal analogue console
- The usual functions are they easily accessible?
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Excellent, multiple languages, configuration examples (studio, scene ..)
There's even a diagram to understand the operation


- The console is transparent?
- Introduced she breath?
Yes a little bit, so be careful not to push it into a corner
- The equalizer is effective? ...
Yes, but no more, I've seen better.


- How long have you use it?
2 years, to mix my band on stage, to record and repeat models.
- What is so special that you like most and least?
An outlet for connecting a gooseneck lighting
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
- How would you rate the quality / price?
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes definitely
Thibaud GRIMONET02/23/2007

Thibaud GRIMONET's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha MG16/4
The console rack in 19 "through the brackets that are on the edge of the console and it takes up is very quick to do and it's handy to put in a flight when one carries Although very much strong is the yamaha!
in terms of the data sheet you can refer to other site notices or the seller.
I put 9 because it is very well thought out but some direct input microphones It would be nice. Finally, at this price and this quality we will not Chipotte.


The configuration of the console is very simple, the path of his logic is like most analog consoles. many possibilities of mixing are possible, personally I used to animmer the night (2 CD player, computer, mp3 player, two microphones, a compressor limiter gate, a distribution of 1 KW) to mix a group in concert with around 400 (Battery: 4 microphones, Bass: a microphone, guitar: a microphone, piano with a microphone on the same track in a synth line, djembe 2: 2 microphones, a didgeridoo: a microphone, a player cd, an mp3 player and a computer on the return to) and I also used the studio for the same group (recording with Cubase SX).
As you can see its possibilities are endless although to my taste a dozen of more would not be too much but after it is over budget so I had him just a BOSS BX 16 coupled to all its sources lignes.le is worse than the yam, but it's been fine.


J etrouve console very transparent, it is enough to know a minimum, whether mixed correctly and a can pressure you get a get a great sound, as I say it's already ais yamaha, the brand is not joking with quality.
some say the equalo is not right, it's true that it is a bit aggressive but with the usual (a few hours on the console and it's good) it becomes very handy and quite a few things ppermet , you just have not overdosed penssé!
Unless you grow all the knobs to max there is no breath on the console (at least a little but once the mix is ​​committed there is nothing and should have supersonic ears to hear.


I bought this console there about 3 years to 290E and I do not really regret the purchase. now I need more tracks but it is still very comprehensive and with the BOSS that I have paired it works again. I love everything about this console, nothing has dessu in three years, even the manual is very well and am really explains how the console market and provides guidance for mixing beginners. the ratio q / p is very good because it is very fine for a console that I would describe as almost proffessionnnelles sound is bon.quant behringer we see the same price that appears to be one and its really a crap about it use a while it is clear that the yam is is a very good compromise. I think if my needs were the same that 3 years ago I would do this choice without hesitation. before it was I had not tried many other models but I have tried a lot since I and compared with many other parraissent only be me as well are the Soundcraft or the Mack .

Alkyos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha MG16/4
- Is the rack?
Absolutely, it comes with COTS rack, just the dvisser and the reverse, the round is played.

- How many ways, auxiliaries and dparts
16 Tracks including 4 Stros.
10 Between Pramp XRL Jack or Jack in the rest.
2 For
Group 1 Stro.
1 Master Stro
1 RCA Direct recording
1 headphone.

- The qualiseur paramtrique is it?
3-Band EQ Low Mdium Egue.

- The effects section is it intgre?
No, they are on 16 / 4 FX


- The configuration gnrale Is it easy?
Nothing could be simpler

- The usual functions are they easily accessible?
The buttons are sized and impcables enough space to work without any drgler.

- The manual is clear and sufficient?
Not have to open it, so I know.


- The console is transparent?
I compared it with a Mackie Onyx 1220, the current REFERENCE, my Yamaha is a little less dynamic but the sound is right, yamaha lgre color in a very powerful high mdium but nothing serious, the piano sounds is a bit obvious.
In all cases for 230 less than the Mackie's report quality price is better.

- Introduced she breath?
Then I stayed on my ass for that price, in home studio with Diva 18 in monitor speakers you have to push the wafer and the master 15 Db to begin hearing a little breath, and I do not know anyone who works this way ...
For the price again Yamaha is super strong.

- The qualiseur is it effective?
Good for the cons is not amrique, disont for sounds numriques rights of peasants screaming synths last ca the fact, if you have a Gibson Les Paul from 1970 to craquotte or frisote or Berhinger vocal mic, it will be the lightweight. (yes there are still people who buy Berhinger ...)
Good to be said that even if I RPET for the price is nickel.


- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Report quality + price
+ The right
+ Lack of breath
+ Dynamics
+ Ergonomics
+ The pramps not bad for the price
+ The complete routing
+ The quality of the faders
+ The look
- The Equal somewhat lightweight
- No switch for each mic / line (AC banana too when you plug in a synth XLR same gains 0)

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
With my mtier rgisseur sound of running I worked on all the consoles out there, from the smallest Soundcraft Spirit trs poo the largest numrique that costs the price of one house saint tropez, Euphonix kills serious example.
I had a studio in my Allen & Heath GL 2200 / 424 that I sold to tear the eye problem room in my home stud.

- How do you report qualitprix?
I bought this little yamaha while waiting for funds for a DM1000 or O2R V2 96.
For intrim, even if it s'ternise, this little MG 16 / 4 wide enough for me with a smile and more.
Frankly it is tightened to a Nickel budjet serious sound pro, I pse my words, "pro" for a price of beginners amateur.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice?
I would do without this choice hsiter, I encourage low budjets looking for good stuff even in the prods df not hsiter not one second.
Fawn is not any RVer, Yamaha is a big REFERENCE, it's hard to crash it with this brand.

PS: I do not recommend to add the 100 for the FX version, by the against the effects are super nazes ... for the live band in the limit dpanage let's say, but then the studio m rve not me.

665's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha MG16/4
Any explicit lower adj t ...

I put a note leve, as for the report qualitprix, I have not seen anything like it.

For deuxime qualiseur mdium (only shortcoming for me), take the 16 / 4 FX.Plus CHRE.


A model for the use of simplicitet that I am (live machines), nothing is missing.

I for one have more features and have redundant t forcment an additional cost

The thing is solid and of good quality, I did mne not an easy life, but that's my girlfriend:

silent she made for me:)

Cot manual, nickel, ncessaire all-or even more-is explained.


N'tant not looking for crystal clear sound (It is rather the opposite), I can not speak

for a fact the sujet.Il I do not think it adds to the breath by GNR

my machines, accessories and meters of cables in hell ...

For qualos, yes they are effective and, in my case, it is more an advantage than a default.


Used for 6 months, we insparables maintenant.J 'possd have his little sister MG10 / 2,

and this is naturally having need more input, I turned to her.

To use Live Machinery, dare I say it is perfect in terms of price.

SERIES With this, Yamaha has set the market for irrprochables (for an amateur, eh!)

which is what they do, no frills and no renacler.Je did not find any equivalent

in the price range (maybe B * h ***** r but I barely touched a fader that I thought he

I had the fingers)

It's like my girlfriend, so I would do without this choice hsiter

jjeanseb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha MG16/4
Overall layout very correct. Well there's not too many knobs either!
I did not take the version with effects due to the EQ and effects no mediocre to live can be, but I used the table to make small model super mini studio!
2 months of use


Hyper classic for a regular mixers, no need to notice. It is "as usual"!
if not for neophytes, the doc is relatively clear despite 2 / 3 random translations!


There's the breath Yes yes! admittedly, but it is less than 300 euros the mixer! I do not do the job as a pro either. Everything is relative. I find it very correct. Coupled with Tapco S5. I do not push the preamp for recording, I note a few levels and after scanning I hack this a bit ....
As the opinion below: Warning with EQ .... sometimes is better not touch! they are far too efficient and not multiplied !!!!!
I find it very hot, the power supply is external, however. that's why I did not take the "FX", so I could cook an omelet while waiting for the inspiration ... (It's super long with me!)


To use that I made it .... you need a good coffee table, sturdy, simple and perfectly filled its purpose. In addition it is not excessive level price.
Moral: I like it that little table ....

dum29's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha MG16/4
This table is personal rackable.moi I screwed up in a rack with 8 units below it and nikel.
in terms of features, see the other view.
in all cases is a very simple table.


I use it mostly live multitrack.
for me anyway it's not a table or recording studio ... you have to pay for it.
st the function simple and accessible, this side no problem ...
no need to coment manual to understand it works, even a novice will quickly turn ....


It is not on the soundcraft but for the price the rendering is correct ... but still slight hiss even minimim qd
equalizer is quite efficient but it lacks a second knob for each medium (available on the fx).


I use it now for over a year ..
I needed a table not too expensive with 8 mono tracks and take the shot because I carry all the time for my evenings ...
it is very easy to use and very clear (even a little too: the facade is empty !!!!).
rated quality / sound is clear that Yamaha has done a good job and that is why I also note broad
If I farted in tunes it clear that I would get a better table but for the less fortunate like me is a good compromise and I will probably remake this choice with the same bank account!
by the way, argued that little neck of spunk and 100 euros in addition to the above model with effects.

NBC!!!'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha MG16/4
See site constructor clearer and comprehensive than what I do not


Console are more than a very enjoyable makie to live (no parameters as the shelve). missing one or two starting to, the last two installments of the stereo would be equipped with a +4 dBu-10dBV switch instead of being only 10dbvet ss-gain setting possible!. in brief yamaha has done little things by half (for me that is me live in the side is convenient EPUR the ms is a bit too much)


His own Japanese color ss
preamps minimal (if crappy look beyond the unity gain, ms I do not care machines.pas with tips for recovery of an instrument or microphone)


As I said very well for its price disinhibits electro lives (it is also more spontaneous with a shot of cum ds, we can blow the things we do not shod on Allen & Heath) ms limit technique is faster felt.
14/20 for live electronik (no Konfusion be the worst states mm ds)
0 / 20 for a Mstera (no parameter / crappy preamps)
08/20 to make a model (vocals-hackers) (even those preamps shame!)
Too bad this table is not over for a better price a little higher.

Rom-g71's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha MG16/4
Small rack console
16 channels, 1 subgroup stro two departures of which 1 with switchable pre-post, 3-band equalizer, inserts on 8 premires channels.
Nice for the price! (Only 8/10 as a semi-parametric equalo would have been welcome, but everything else ok)


Config single Gnrale while bathing if you know how to use a console. Routing nice.
Little shit in inserts: I got fucked Lately wanting insrer put a compress insert on a track. Problem in routing the console: equal bypass when using the insert !!! Strange. is this a my console manufacturing defects or is this normal ... Anyway I have rarely seen a. has surprised me. Not cool at all !!!!


For the price, it sounds pretty good. It's nothing special, but must recognize that they have made strong Yamaha for once. Release a console that price the quality of this is when even monstrous enough (I still think in relative quality of course price is far from being a Soundcraft).
Lightweight breath if you push the pramps as maboules, but more than acceptable. Pramps transparent enough.


Super price quality ratio. I use this console:
1) cab back home studio (octopaire bus output on my other console, the cabin zicos can thus make him even a lil mix for his headphone according to what DSIRE - handy)
2) small scene console for bars, ptits meals, etc ...

Buy approx. 250 in playback. A good deal of after me. A buy eyes closed (apart from this lil problem on the inserts ... strange ... but maybe it's a mine construction default. I do not know ) .dropoff window