Go to Content

Yamaha MG16XU 16 Channel Mixer with USB & SPX Effects

Equipped with a USB audio interface & state-of-the-art SPX Digital Effects, the Yamaha MG16XU gives you the tools you need to produce high quality sound that is uniquely your own.


(24 reviews)


Print page
You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.
  • Images (3)
  • Video (3)
MSRP: $649.00 $499.99 Save : $149.01 (23%)
In Stock & Ready To Ship!

Protect Your Investment! ( More Info )

MSRP: $649.00 $499.99 Save : $149.01 (23%)
Add to Cart
When was the last time you heard a guitar without EQ or a completely unprocessed vocal on one of your favorite songs? Probably never. Yamaha mixers are famous for their flat response and sonic purity, but it often takes more than a perfectly-captured instrumental performance or vocal to achieve a professional-sounding mix.

24-bit /192kHz 2-in/2-out USB Audio Interface Function
MGXU Series mixing consoles feature flexible digital connectivity for quick and easy high resolution playback of digital content. Simply connect to your PC via USB, or to your iPhone / iPad (2 or later) using Apple's Camera Connection Kit / Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. The USB protocol uses asynchronous data transfer. Audio data is transferred based on highly precise audio clock signal from the MG, for high quality recording and playback.

Built-in SPX Digital Effects
For musical and non-musical applications alike, effects processing adds polish and professionalism to the mix. The MG16XU models feature Yamaha's acclaimed SPX digital multi-effect processor, offering a comprehensive suite of 24 editable digital effects perfect for enhancing your mix, whether adding depth to a speaking engagement or breathing new color and atmosphere into a live band performance. In particular, the high-quality reverb and delay expand the spatial quality of the sound with remarkable realism and naturalness. You can even connect an optional FC5 foot switch for effect on / off control.

D-PRE (Discrete Class-A Mic Preamps)
Delivering fat, natural sounding bass and smooth, soaring highs, with very low distortion, D-PRE preamps possess an impressively wide frequency range that allow them to handle signal from any audio source without overly amplifying any specific elements of the sound. Having such a pure sonic platform to build on will ultimately save you time and effort by eliminating the need for excessive EQing or additional effects processing in order to "fix" your mix.

EQ and High-pass Filters
The Yamaha MG16XU benefits from Yamaha's unparalleled experience in designing pro audio gear, featuring 3-band equalizers on all mono channels for precise control of your sound. High-pass filter allows you to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise, for a smoother, cleaner mix.

Switchable Phantom Power & PAD Switch
The input channel with PAD switch accepts MIC to line level of inputs, PAD Switch attenuates high input signals that often accompany mic'ed instruments during performance, avoiding the clippingthat can seriously affect your mix.

Cubase AI
The MG16XU comes bundled with Downloadable Steinberg’s Cubase AI software. As one of the most advanced, comprehensive DAW suites available, Steinberg's Cubase has led the charge, providing users with a powerful and flexible platform for music production. Cubase AI offers these same core technologies and interface that have won Cubase worldwide acclaim.

Rack Mount Kit Included
Easily adaptable to a diverse range of installed and portable applications, the 16- and 20- channel models of the MG Series includes rack ears, giving you the option of a rack-mounted or desk-top configuration. Extremely durable, their sleek design makes safe, stable placement of your console hassle-free, keeping setup time and effort to a minimum.

Built to last
The Yamaha MG mixers feature a rugged, impact-resistant, powder-coated metal chassis, offering an unrivalled level of durability. With a sleek design contoured for optimal convection cooling, the internal layout separates the power supply from the analog circuitry for superior noise reduction, and further extends the life of the components inside. To further ensure reliable performance, knob control placement above the surface of the chassis diverts any impact or pressure on the knobs to the chassis itself and not the circuit board or components underneath.

  • 16-Channel Mixing Console
  • Max. 10 Mic / 16 Line Inputs (8 mono + 4 stereo)
  • 4 GROUP Buses + 1 Stereo Bus
  • 4 AUX (incl. FX)
  • “D-PRE” mic preamps with an inverted Darlington circuit
  • 1-Knob compressors
  • High-grade effects: SPX with 24 programs
  • 24-bit/192kHz 2in/2out USB Audio functions
  • Works with the iPad (2 or later) through the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit / Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
  • Includes Cubase Al DAW software download version
  • PAD switch on mono inputs
  • +48V phantom power
  • XLR balanced outputs
  • Internal universal power supply for world-wide use
  • Rack Mount Kit Included
  • Metal chassis
  • Dimensions(W×H×D): 444 mm x 130 mm x 500 mm (17.5" x 5.1" x 19.7")
  • Net Weight: 6.8 kg (15.0 lbs.)

Order your Yamaha MG16XU 16 Input Mixer from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

    MG16XU Mixer
    Power Cable
    Owner’s Manual
    Rack-mount kit
    Cubase AI Download Information
    Technical Specifications

Great Mixer Board!


Oh man, this Yamaha board is everything for me. I love the signal and low latency I get out of it. I have plenty of room for inputs with the 16 channels and I also love the fact that it's effects are really reliable and true. One more killer point is that its super lightweight and can be easily set up so I think this board is great!



Mixing Power!


Absolute great mixer for live performing! True sounding channels with good EQ and compression. I highly recommend! I am a reviewer for Sam Ash from Lombard, Il


Lombard, Il


Great for Live Recording


It's so convenient to have 16 channels that can be run via usb. I've seen this used for recording at a couple venues, and the recordings always come back on point. The built in effects also help you in trying to capture an array of sounds while recording. A great mixer that can capture alot and still maintain clairty while doing so.

Francois Dillinger

Sarasota FL


Yamaha Quality and Durability


The new MG series from Yamaha, feature their incredible sounding D-Pre's represent a very solid choice for even the most discerning live sound engineer. The Legendary Yamaha durability and daily dependency combined with quality effects, fantastic sounding pre's in a 10 XLR (8 Mono, 2 Stereo Channels) format makes this an easy to justify mixer for small to medium sized gigs. I'm a Sales Associate at Sam Ash in Phoenix




Yamaha: The Good Stuff


When it comes to Yamaha mixers, there's no question as to the sound quality you will get out of it. The only question is "what options does this awesome Yamaha model come with?". Let me tell ya, the MG16XU has it all, especially when it comes to effects processing. With 24 fully programmable digital effects, you have a lot of options in choosing what kind of sound you're looking for. You can add a larger tone and depth to a speaking voice, great sound effects to a band's live performance. The reverb and delay features are the best of the best, and can even be controlled with an optional foot switch. Professional made easy. I am a sales associate at Sam Ash Hollywood.


Hollywood, CA


The Small Gig Machine


Yamaha always delivers with their mixing consoles and the upgraded MG series is no exception. The 16 channel format features 10 channels of XLR input with 3 channels of stereo 1/4". Onboard compression is a added bonus rarely seen on mixers is this price range, not to mention the built-in SPX digital effectsunit has been an institution in the effects processing game since the 80s. 4 band EQ and 4 AUX inputs really get you dialed in and rockin and rollin all night! I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music


Richmond, VA


Great mixer. In Yamaha typical style.


The mix pre's are awesome and shine on vocals. Big sounding. Eq's have to barely be touched. Not a lot of work involved to create great sounds. Love it.

G.s rig

Orlando. Florida


Built in effects


With 16 channels this mixer can handle most live sounds applications. Some of the stand out features are the built in USB port as well as the on board effects. I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Ontario.

Music Lover

Southern California


Pro mixer for the right price!


Solid mixer with great sounding mic-preamps. Very easy to use and solid construction make this a great mixer for live and even clean enough to record with as well! I am a reviewer for Sam Ash from Cleveland, Ohio


Cleveland, Ohio


Really nice USB board for live or studio


This board has it all. I use it in my home studio to control my DAW. Works really well. Also, has nice built in Yamaha effects for live performance or in a studio session. The USB makes it easy to switch between studio and live arenas. I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

Know i.d.

New Haven, CT


MG16XU 16 Channel Mixer with USB & SPX Effects

4.6 24


Phantom Power Yes
Series MG
Model MG16XU
Channels 16
EQ Yes
Computer Connectivity USB
Weight 15 lbs.
Dimensions 17.5"W x 5.1"H x 19.7"D
Mixer Type Analog
Transport Controls No
DAW Control No
Rackmountable Yes
Mic Preamps 10
Inputs-Line 16
Inputs-Other Stereo RCA (Ch's 13/14 & 15/16); Footswtich Effects: ON/OFF
Outputs-Main Stereo: XLR, 1/4"
Aux Sends 4
Busses/Groups 5
Faders 16
Channel Inserts N/A
Effects Yes
Outputs-Other Stereo Monitor: 1/4"; Stereo Headphones: 1/4"
Information not available

Recommended Accessories