Yamaha AG series: USB microphones and mixing consoles for streamers
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The Yamaha AG03 and AG06 compact mixers have been upgraded with exciting features and connectivity options fit for streaming. New additions to the AG series are the YCM01 condenser and the AG01 USB microphones too.
Yamaha’s new AG series offers app-controllable compact mixers and microphones that both content creators and musicians can use to stream online. Live streaming has become a major form of online entertainment, and so Yamaha wanted to make new gear to make the processes of streaming all the easier. Whether it’s a visual stream on YouTube Live, Twitch or solely audio-based streams like podcasts, the Yamaha AG03 & AG06 compact mixers, AG01 and YCM01 USB microphones present functional tools that allow you to stream at any time.
Yamaha AG03MK2 and AG06MK2
AG03M2 & AG06M2 connectivity is solely USB C. Whether to a laptop, PC, smartphone, or tablet, you can run the AG mixers straight into streaming software by selecting the built-in audio interface from OBS or Twitch!
Both the AG03MK2 and AG06M2 mixers feature 3.5mm aux inputs for connecting external sources, and output jacks for gaming headsets. However, only the AG06 features two XLR/jack combo inputs whereas the AG03 only has one. Both the AG03 and AG06 combo inputs use 48V phantom power too. However, the AG03 has three line inputs with 6.3 mm jacks. On both the 03 & 06 models, most inputs can be switched to line inputs via a toggle switch. Furthermore, A Hi-Z switch allows you to convert one of the line inputs for electric guitars. Additionally, you can mute any channel when necessary!
Both models feature an unbalanced RCA and balanced 1/4″ jack monitor outputs, in addition to a headphone jack. One cool addition to these upgraded compact mixers is the input for a footswitch. This removes all need for using your hands while performing live!
The AG06 MK2 features the same upgrades but has additional inputs. Two XLR/jack combo inputs, two Hi-Z jack inputs, and two RCA inputs. An integrated DSP chip provides makes effects like reverb possible too! Finally, both compact mixers support up to 192 kHz 24-bit A2D conversion.
AG Mobile App
The free AG mobile app allows you to control these effects accurately, as well as adjust the input settings too. You can choose between a “Simple” or “Detail” mode, where the “Simple” mode uses simpler settings.
For example, you can choose if your mic is a dynamic or condenser, in addition to other settings like selecting your vocal range. However, “Detail” mode allows you to manually play with EQ settings!
Yamaha YCM01 and AG01: condenser microphone and USB microphone
The new YCM01 condenser microphone is all about live streaming. Via its USB connection, it sends the analog signal straight to the mixer. However, it’s definitely a podcast microphone as it can isolate your voice – even if you’re in noisy environments.
The AG01, though, has a built-in A2D converter and can plug straight into devices like smartphones and tablets. And there are integrated effects, but they require a power bank connected to the 5-volt input.
Price and availability
You can get the AG03MK2 and AG06MK2 in either black or white from May 2022. However, the YCM01 and AG01 will be available in black and white from June 2022.
The AG03MK2 will cost $216 and the AG06MK2 will cost $265. Furthermore, the YCM01 condenser microphone will cost $150 and the AG01 USB microphone will cost $363.
But the AG03MK2 LSPK bundle includes the AG03 compact mixer, YH-MT1 high-fidelity headphones and AG01 USB condenser microphone. The bundle will cost $482.
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