The AG06 Mk2 maintains a sleek design. Inputs and outputs are grouped across the top, making sure your controls are free from clutter. Two multi-purpose jacks support XLR-type and phone (balanced or unbalanced) inputs. The second channel features a dedicated guitar switch, allowing you to toggle between guitar and line-level inputs, as well as a line switch, giving you the option to attenuate the input sound. A third channel, with dedicated left- and right channel-inputs, lets you run the left channel for monaural instruments, alongside left and right RCA inputs. Furthermore, this mixer natively supports iOS to incorporate apps such as Zoom, Skype, Teams, and FaceTime — all from your device.
Keeping your levels dialed in is paramount to a good stream, and the AG06 Mk2 is big on options. You're armed with LEDs for visual feedback, monitoring for peaks, channel muting, and built-in phantom power inputs, designed for use with condenser mics. Reverb, mute, and comp/EQ functions comprise the onboard DSP effects. The second channel also features an amp simulator, alongside dedicated channel controls and gain adjustment. The 3-way selector further democratizes your stream control, with options for dry channel 1–2, input mix, and loopback — the latter enabling the simultaneous incorporation of music or background audio from your laptop or iOS device, with your live inputs.
Due to the AG06 Mk2’s class compliance connectivity, iOS incorporation opens up numerous options for getting even more out of your mixer. This includes compatibility with Cubasis LE, a multi-touch sequencer app and pared-down version of the Cubase DAW. Additionally, the AG DSP Controller app provides more refined control of the onboard options, with a “1-touch” easy mode and an expert mode. Plus, the AG06 Mk2 comes with the Cubase AI DAW, allowing for a powerful, smooth avenue for producing high-quality recordings.
Two heads are better than one, and when it comes to live streaming, the same can be said for microphone inputs. The AG06MK2 offers the same user-friendly configuration and operation that has become synonymous with the AG series, but also comes equipped with two phantom powered mic inputs for condenser microphones. Combined with flexible connectivity including an upgraded 4-pole mini I/O, the AG06MK2 opens up a broader range of dialogue, interview, musical ensemble performance, or other streaming applications that the AG01 or AG03MK2 setups can’t cover.
With a design similar to a mixing console, the AG06MK2 is equipped with a variety of physical controls that help you shape and manage the audio you stream to your audience. The newly added mute button allows you to cut your mic input at a moment's notice if your situation demands it, and can even be controlled using Yamaha’s FC5 dedicated foot switch (sold separately) which can also add reverb to your signal while keeping your hands free for other tasks.
The AG06MK2 allows you to connect two condenser microphones of your choice, as well as two stereo line inputs for instruments, and an upgraded 4-pole mini jack (TRRS) for smartphone input/output capability. Of course, it is also possible to add audio from devices connected via USB in LOOPBACK mode as with previous AG models. This diverse range of connectivity makes it possible to use high-sensitivity microphones along with each of the audio sources for a variety of streaming applications such as podcasts with dialogue, interviews, vocal performances with an acoustic instrument, or even a live band.
Sound quality can often be a deciding factor for whether or not someone will tune in to your live streaming content. With the adoption of USB-C and the requisite improved internal circuitry, the AG06MK2 sees a significant improvement in sound quality compared to previous models giving your streaming a more professional edge.
Regardless of your particular streaming application, you’ll likely want to add some depth and dimension to the audio you’re broadcasting to add professionalism to your streaming content. The AG06MK2 is equipped with optimized 1-TOUCH COMP/EQ and REVERB controls to dial in the sound that best suits your style, and a 1-TOUCH amp simulator to add authenticity and punch to your guitar input. All these tools are processed by the internal DSP chip so there is no delay, making it particularly valuable for live streaming when real-time accuracy is crucial. You also have the option to turn these effects off completely to capture pure, raw recordings through your favorite microphone for music/audio production that will be edited by an engineer later.
AG Controller software allows users to easily and precisely check and configure the DSP audio processing inside the AG. Offering two modes of operation, "Simple" and "Detail", AG Controller gives users of varying music production experience detailed management of their audio from any Windows/Mac or iOS device connected to the AG06MK2 via USB.
The sleek, slim, and compact body of the AG06MK2 can be placed on virtually any flat surface. By combining it with the optional BMS-10A adaptor, it can be installed on a microphone stand. It can also be connected to a mobile battery to configure a minimalistic, mobile streaming station anywhere. *For stable operation of the AG06MK2, a power supply of DC 5V 900mA or more is required. *BMS-10A and mobile battery are sold separately.
The AG06MK2 comes bundled with Cubase AI music production software, as well as WaveLab Cast for audio production and editing. The AG06MK2 is also compatible with Rec'n'Share and Cubasis LE applications for iOS devices which are available free of charge from Yamaha and Steinberg to support and inspire your audio content creation.
|Type||Analog Mixer with USB|
24-bit / 192kHz
|Inputs - Mic Preamps||
2 x XLR-1/4" combo
+48V, Channel 1-2
|Inputs - Line||
2 x 1/4" TRS, 1 x Dual RCA Stereo
|Inputs - Other||
1 x 1/8" (Aux)
|Outputs - Main||
4 x 1/4"
|Headphones||1 x 1/4" TRS, 1 x 1/8"|
|Computer Connectivity||1 x USB-C|
|Other I/O||1 x 1/4" (footswitch)|
|Effects||Loopback function, one-touch Reverb|
|Software||Cubase Al, WaveLab Cast, Cubasis LE, Rec'n'Share|
|Power Source||USB bus powered (5V DC)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AG06MK2 W|