April 20, 2022, Shizuoka, Japan
Personal live streaming has become a major form of online entertainment as remote communication of all kinds continues to grow in importance for most everyone. Now there are so many forms of enjoyment in the streaming world with platforms such as YouTube Live, Twitch, and Podcasts offering an extremely diverse range of content and streaming styles—from simple single-person streaming applications, to those carried out with the cooperation of multiple people. The live streaming trend is also growing rapidly in the business and education worlds where a significantly greater number of classes, seminars, meetings, and business transactions are executed online via live streaming.
Foreseeing such growing demand in 2015, Yamaha released the AG series live streaming mixers which became an industry standard for a wide range of streaming applications. Whether live chatting, podcasting, or playing live music for a burgeoning fanbase, even users with no audio engineering experience could realize their streaming aspirations thanks to the flexible input capability, simple intuitive interface, and LOOPBACK function that allowed users to integrate USB connected audio signals into their broadcasts.
The 2nd generation of the AG series expands on these features with the updated AG06 and AG03 and an entirely new AG01 model—all developed to cover a more diverse range of use cases. All models and optional products/ packages are available in either black or white colors to easily adapt to a variety of streaming environments.
The successors to the original AG lineup, the AG06MK2 and AG03MK2 add two condenser mic capability (AG06MK2), a MUTE button, an amp simulator, and improved overall sound quality. They also now feature and a 4-pole mini I/O to support Android devices and enable mirrored streaming or voice chat streaming by simultaneously connecting the main streaming device via USB and the secondary streaming device to the 4-pole mini jack. The AG06MK2 comes equipped with two phantom powered mic inputs for condenser microphones in order to accommodate an even wider range of streaming applications such as dialogue driven podcasts, as well as band/ensemble musical performances.