Yamaha Design “Synapses” MGP Series
Premium consoles combining analog and digital technologies.
The MGP series is a new generation of hybrid mixing consoles that employs digital circuitry to overcome the limitations of analog mixers. Building upon the design heritage of previous of Yamaha mixer series, we have endeavored to offer innovative changes to the interface (including the knobs) and in the material structure of the body.
The new knobs used in the MGP series feature well-defined colors and indices to achieve a new, premium level of usability. Faders have been slimmed-down and given beveled edges, reflecting an attention to sensory detailing in creating an operational environment that allows the operator to concentrate on mixing.
The body utilizes a solid yet flexible construction to handle the broad range of circumstances these mixers may encounter in a professional working environment. By removing the screws, the sidepieces can be removed and then reattached in reverse, transforming the mixer from an easy-to-hold desktop configuration to one that will fit snugly into a rack for mounting.
The straightforward layout of the MGP series embodies the essential elements of a mixer. Select materials have been utilized for various different applications, with metal used in major areas that require rigidity or a pleasing texture, and plastic in those areas where two different regions meet.
- Yves Plattard
- Yamaha Design Laboratory