What is it? The latest addition to the MGP Series of mixing consoles said to combine analogue authenticity with comprehensive digital capabilities. Details In addition to offering expanded mixing capacity through the addition of more channels, the new MGP32X console adds three new digital features: USB device recording and playback, graphic EQ and a multi-band compressor. Said to be perfect for small to mid-sized venues, touring bands and houses of worship etc, the design includes discrete studio-grade Class-A D-PRE mic preamps employing offering 48V phantom power and “stunning high-resolution sound”. Using compression and EQ designs based on Yamaha’s VCM (Virtual Circuit Modelling) and frequency response characteristics associated with classic analogue gear, the MGP32X’s X-Pressive EQ is said to offer more than a means of tweaking the mix and becomes a “powerful sound-shaping tool that redefines the role that EQ plays in sound reinforcement”. According to Yamaha, the Stereo Hybrid Channel combines flexible digital functionality with intuitive analogue feel. The MGP’s proprietary DSP provides three essential components of installed and live sound applications: Ducker, Leveller and Stereo Image. Each of these functions are accessible at the touch of a button and provide simple, flexible control together with mid-sweepable, three-band EQ and high-performance on-board A/D and D/A converters. MGP large-format consoles also offer two separate effects processors: Yamaha’s high-end REV-X (with three high-resolution reverb effects) and the SPX digital multi-effect processor with 16 advanced digital effects. And another thing… A 24-channel version of the console – the MGP24X – is also available, and like other models in the range, can be controlled through a newly-updated version of the MGP Editor app available through the iTunes store.