Yamaha N12 by andres_feret
I bought 2 years ago and still use every day. First I was interested in the potential and the classical concept of the mixer. I've used it in several productions and sometimes perform amplification and live mixing. N12 This brings a little of everything, but I think these things are what make it valuable:
- Good Class A pre amps Transparent and versatile enough for something like an RE20 orSM7B. Phantom grouped into channels 1 to 4 and 5 to 8. Hi-Z on Channel 8
- Excellent converters (considering the price) with acoustic Treatment helped me a lot to Understand the balance frequencies. Think of something less than the RME
- Built in EQ Fairly usable for recording and making small adjustments, phase control, high pass filter (80Hz) and pad.
- Drivers stable for both Mac (especially 10.6.8) and Windows (recommended FW TexasInstruments)
- Full integration with cubase. Logic, PT, etc only use transport control (mackie mode)
- 3 separate buses: Stereo, Aux and Rec. You can do a submix or mix OTB. gentlemen obviously not an SSL but i find it interesting to have on hand the concept of mixing without undo something either partially or totally, another approach is always valuable . MOST of times very musical imo!
- The little things that make everything easier: solo level control, built-in Talkback microphone, dimmers and mute button, Control room phone.
- Useful things when recording or live sound: Rev-X digital reverb, very musical and compressor on channels 1 to 8 (Sweet Spot Morphing Compressors)
In summary, you can produce, record, mix and direct sound (also works independently) can even link to a similar (N8, N12 or MR816)
While their sound is not a color particular offers the possibility to insert to add external pre.
For me, the N12 has been mostly a good school to understand more about what is to record and mix. This meant a radical change in the sound and options that usually need a good dose of experience to be assimilated. I'd say the N12 is ideal for your first 10 or 20productions or until your experience teach you to understand and get the maximum potential of each step.
these are the major limitations:
- Only 2 Stereo outputs: ST and Aux Bus
- Only 1 Aux
- The faders do not have memory or Are They motorized.
- 44.1 to 96 Khz.
- You can not bypass EQ