Yamaha AG03 3-Channel Mixer Audio Interface for iPad / Mac / PC

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Yamaha AG03 3-Channel Mixer Audio Interface for iPad / Mac / PC
Yamaha AG03 3-Channel Mixer Audio Interface for iPad / Mac / PC

Instead of conventional front mounted controls, the Yamaha AG03 sports a mixer like interface where controls are mounted on top, complete with knobs and faders.

The first channel features Yamaha's popular D-Pre mic preamp, while the second channel lets you switch between Hi-Z instruments or line level sound sources.

It also comes with impressive control options including a dedicated fader for channel 1.

Other features include built-in DSP effects (reverb, compression, filtering) and Loopback, which lets you broadcast via realtime online streaming platforms.

Note that since the iPad cannot provide enough power for the Yamaha AG03, you'll need a USB 5V power adapter to get it running - alternatively, you can connect the extra USB slot to a power bank for mobile use.

Specifications:

  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
  • Connectors: USB (Requires Lightning to USB Adapter)
  • Simultaneous Channels: 2
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR-1/4" Combo, 1 x 1/4" Hi-Z, 2 x 1/4" Line Input
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4", 1 x Stereo RCA, 2 x 1/4" Headset
  • Features: 3-Channel Mixer Controls and i/o, DSP (EQ, Filtering, Reverb), Loopback
  • Power: Bus Powered (Requires USB Power Hub)
  • Phantom Power: 48V (Channel 1)
  • Bundled Software: Cubase AI (Mac/PC), Cubasis LE (iOS)

Pros

Thanks to the Yamaha AG03's intuitive mixer interface, most users applaud this unit for its ease of use. There are also many who report that the Yamaha AG03 helped improve their productivity by simplifying their setup, while others are happy with its sound quality. Reviews show that it simplifies recording, podcasting and music production setups, and that it is useful in various situations, including video streaming, podcasting, recording, and more. Many also commend its clarity and zero latency operation.

Cons

Other than the few who wish for a MIDI input/output, there aren't any notable concerns with the Yamaha AG03.

Overall

If you are in the market for a multiplatform audio interface that doubles as a mixer, the Yamaha AG03 is highly recommended. It's familiar form factor takes very little space as well; perfect for your desktop setup.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you will find in our guides to The Best iPad Audio Interfaces and The Best Cheap Audio Interfaces.

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