The AG03 from Yamaha is a compact 3-input mixer and USB interface with built-in DSP for sound-reinforcement and recording of small performances, podcasts, lectures and similar applications. Capable of recording and playback of high-resolution 24-bit/192 kHz sound, this mixer features one XLR/1/4″ combo mic/line input, as well as stereo 1/4″ line inputs with level control, and a Hi-Z switch for direct recording of guitar and bass. The mixer is compatible with Windows, Mac and iPad.
The XLR/1/4″ combo mic/line input is equipped with a D-PRE mic preamp that was originally designed by Yamaha for use in their high-end recording gear. This channel features switchable 48V phantom power for use with dynamic and condenser microphones, and also features a pad switch for recording loud sound sources such as guitar amplifiers.
The AG03 mixer has stereo 1/4″ and stereo RCA outs for connecting to your PA system or monitor speakers. It also has a 1/4″ headphone output with level control for personal monitoring, as well as an 1/8″ aux input for monitoring portable devices and headset connectivity.
Perform and Broadcast Over Backing Tracks
LOOPBACK function allows users to broadcast their musical, or non-musical content live online along with backing tracks or additional audio from PC or Mac computers or an iPad
Yamaha AG03 Specs
Phantom Power +48 V
Input Channels Mono [MIC/LINE]: 1 including HEADSET MIC (Plug-in Power)
Stereo [LINE]: 1
Output Channels Monitor Out: 2
Phones: 2 including headset phones
Bus Stereo: 1
Pad 26 dB
Meter Peak Indication LED turns on when the signal reaches 3 dB below clipping level
DSP CH1: COMP / EQ, EFFECT (SPX Reverb)
Level Metering USB Output Level; 2 x 2 point LED meter [PEAK, SIG]
USB Audio 2 in / 2 out, USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant
Sampling Frequency: Max 192 kHz
Bit Depth: 24-bit
Power Requirements DC 5 V, 500 mA
Power Consumption Max. 2.5 W
System Requirements Windows 7 or later / Mac OS X 10.7 or later (Now compatible with Mac OS 10.12 Sierra)
Options Footswitch: FC5
Mic Stand Adapter: BMS-10A
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions 5.1 x 2.5 x 8.0″ (129 x 63 x 202 mm)
Weight 2.2 lb (1.0 kg)
Package Weight 3.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 8.35 x 4.7″
Transform your PC, Mac or even your iPad into a virtual radio station and spread your message to the world. With a surprisingly easy setup process, the AG lets you produce online content with high-resolution sound, either for real-time broadcast over digital streaming platforms such as USTREAM or YOUTUBE LIVE, or producing on-demand podcasts and videos. Your AG will elevate your production value considerably with background music, sound effects, and a level of sound quality that can’t be matched with a conventional computer / headset configuration.
LOOPBACK function for internet live streaming
The LOOPBACK function enables live broadcasting of all the microphones, instruments and other audio sources along with background music from your PC / Mac or iPad.
D-PRE studio quality mic preamp
AG features the same premium mic preamps developed by Yamaha for high-end recording consoles, capturing most detailed nuances of your vocal or instrumental performance.
AG comes equipped with an input featuring phantom power as well as a headset input, giving you the option to use a professional condenser mic, or conventional computer headset.
AG03 model feature volume knobs and a 60mm fader on the front panel for simple manual control of your voice, background music, and other audio content or sound effects.
1-TOUCH DSP offers professional sound with a single touch
1-TOUCH COMP / EQ can add clarity and focus to your sound with the simple click of a button. Just like an authentic radio broadcast, you can add reverb with the 1-TOUCH EFFECT or sound effects from an external device at will.
Class Compliant mode for iPad connection
AG is compatible with Apple’s second generation iPad or later, allowing you to create high quality recording and playback using an iOS compatible music app such as Cubasis.
* Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit/ Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required.
Cubasis LE Multitouch Sequencer for the iPad
“Cubasis LE” is available in the App Store. You just need to connect your iPad to an AG03 to make it work. Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis LE makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. Cubasis LE places touch-intuitive production tools in your hands, opening a new world of possibilities for your creativity.
* Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit/ Lightning to USB Camera Adapter and USB mobile battery required.
Durable, compact metal chassis
The tough metal body of the AG is extremely portable and easy to place on a keyboard, on a guitar case, or even on a mic stand using an optional adapter.
AG DSP Controller allows additional control of DSP settings
With the multi-platform AG DSP Controller software app you can access, and edit the compressor, EQ, high-pass filter, reverb, and amp simulator parameters of your 1-TOUCH DSP. EASY mode gives you precise, intuitive control, while EXPERT mode allows you more detailed adjustment of your parameters.
Cubase AI Music Production Software
Cubase AI Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software is included with your AG purchase giving you a streamlined but powerful music production tool for making high-quality recordings right out of the box.
High resolution (192 / 24bit) playback and recording
AG’s high-quality design enables 192kHz / 24bit sound that can reproduce even the most subtle nuances of your original recordings. If you useASIO compatible playback software, you can even bypass the internal Kernal mixer and reproduce the original sound faithfully.AG’s 192kHz/24bit sound quality is ideal for capturing the purest reproduction of your analog recordings when archiving your treasured collection.
USB bus powered or mobile battery
The compact and durable AG can be operated using USB bus power or a mobile battery, giving you a powerful mobile setup that can fit easily into a backpack.