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Yamaha Releases the New “MG Rec & Play” iPhone/iPad Software Application for MG Series Mixers

Sep, 2014

September 17, Shizuoka, Japan—Yamaha introduces “MG Rec & Play” iPhone/iPad software application that allows high quality recording and playback for MG Series XU models via an attractive, easy-to-use interface. It is now available on the App Store for free download.

The MG Series is a comprehensive lineup of mixing consoles ranging from compact models ideal for music production and sub-mixing applications, to more versatile models capable of handling medium scale event PA and live SR. The series quickly attained “industry standard” status world-wide since its debut in 2003. The third generation MG Series released earlier this year offers notable improvements in sound quality, design, operability and durability, as well as several impressive new functions. From a 6-channel compact mixer to a powerful 20-channel model that meets professional demands, the new series has already been met with resounding, widespread approval from users around the globe.

The new MG Rec & Play software application enables high-quality recording, as well as fast and easy playback of songs and sound effects, by simply connecting your iPhone/iPad to any MG Series XU model. This intuitive application can be used for a wide range of purposes such as recording songwriting sessions, band rehearsals, and live gigs, or providing background music or sound effects for live concert or entertainment events, or parties.

The audio recorder function allows you to record 2 tracks from the stereo bus on the MG Series XU models in high-quality WAV format. The sampling rate can be selected from 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, and 96 kHz depending on your requirements. The simple, user-friendly interface is designed to allow visual monitoring of the recording settings and status, as well as providing users with instantaneous playback of tracks they've just laid down, which is particularly useful for sound sketching or song composition.

The audio player function features 9 separate banks with 8 tiles that can each be assigned up to 8 songs or sound effects from your iPhone/iPad music library. This provides users with high quality playback of up to 72 songs/ sound effects by simply touching the assigned tile image of each corresponding audio file. This instantaneous playback afforded by MG Rec & Play lends valuable flexibility to live performance applications requiring background music , triggered backing tracks, musical accompaniment, and parties or entertainment functions that require the use of sound effects.

“We're very excited about developing this very practical, user-friendly tool for MG console users” commented Chihaya “Chick” Hirai, Yamaha Pro Audio Department Manager, regarding the release of MG Rec & Play. “We hope to benefit as many customers as possible with this extremely useful app by adding some flexibility to their respective applications and ultimately make the most of their MG Series experience. “

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Yamaha Pro Audio is known around the globe as a provider of innovative, top-quality solutions for the sound industry. The Yamaha lineup includes a number of world-standard mixing consoles, signal processors incorporating industry-leading DSP technology, power amplifiers based on energy-efficient drive technology, and an extensive range of speakers suitable for everything from live sound to commercial installations. Visit for the latest news and information.

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