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Korg MW1608 Hybrid Analogue & Digital Mixer

£999.00 £849.00

Korg has collaborated with the legendary mixer design team of Greg Mackie and Peter Watts to create hybrid/analog mixing consoles that make creative mixing easy. The 24 channels give you instant analog control for live mixing with stunning sound quality and more musician-friendly features than the competition - paired with the power of high-quality digital where it counts.
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A mixer by musicians, for musicians.

The Korg Soundlink MW1608 Hybrid Mixer provides all the features needed in a live mixer and makes them accessible for engineers of all abilities. To do this, Korg teamed up with legendary mixer designers Greg Mackie and Peter Watts to create the hybrid mini console.

The Soundlink offers hands-on, analog controls that are easy to access and moderate. These are great for instant impact, live mixing decisions, preventing the need to digitally scroll through menus. The digital element of the console is saved for high-quality Korg effects that elevate your live sound. The MW1608 is a 16-channel mixer, with analog HiVolt preamps delivering a warm sound suitable for all applications. Various routing options streamline your workflow, including mute groups, the unique musicians phone feature and assignable EQ and dynamic buttons.

Also included is access to the powerful RX elements by iZoptope. This advanced software suite is equipped with several tools that will allow you to clean, repair, or even rebalance the mix of any recording. Find out below how to access this software.

HiVolt microphone preamps

HiVolt preamps deliver pristine audio with low noise and high headroom. Designed with Peter Watts, who played a big part in developing legendary Trident consoles, the HiVolt preamps offer a warm and rich sound not often found in this price bracket. This is paired with the preamps offering a 16.5V internal voltage for plenty of headroom.

Mute groups

The Soundlink console has been designed to offer practical features for everyday musicians and engineers. One feature, often found on larger desks, is the mute groups function. These allow you to instantly call up different combinations of channels for various groups on stage. This can include sound checks, different songs, solo acoustic numbers or different parts of church services. This is a hugely beneficial feature that can turn open mic nights into professional running productions.

Quickly adjust independent mixes

A key duty in the role of an engineer is to ensure that musicians are happy with their own sound on stage. Soundlink’s Musician Phone feature provides one-knob boost of the complete left/right mix into the musician’s individual track. This means that instead of taking up a bus send, or editing your main mix setting, you have a dedicated knob to keep musicians happy. The answer to the ‘more me’ dilemma!

KORG effects

The Soundlink console utilises a proprietary Korg custom chip to provide 24 realistic digital effects. Parameters of all these effects can be edited to suit the musical style and environment, providing authentic effects to elevate the performance. Once edited, these can be saved and recalled in an instant, or triggered via an optional footswitch. All reverb within the console also feature a ‘WARM’ version, with different EQ and performance characteristics. Also, a built-in spectrum analyser provides test tones to check for any potential issues before going live.

Rack-mount, studio grade DSP

It can be time consuming to scroll through menus in order to find your desired effect. To combat this, the Soundlink features a row of individual L/R, AUX 1 and Aux 2 assign buttons to quickly alter both equalization and dynamics. Other effects within the console include a limiter, compressor and noise gate which offer subtle audio processing. Each has tweakable, recallable parameters. Coupled with a 31-band Spectrum Analyzer, the 31-band/9-band ParaGraphic EQ solves even the most difficult acoustical problems.

RX elements by iZotope included

Included with the console is iZotope’s powerful RX elements software. This software is packed with tools that help clean, repair and rebalance recorded mixes.

How to download: go to the KORG Bundle Software website and insert the code included in the SoundLink Mixers. This way you will be able to get a specific download code for “iZotope RX 7 Elements”. Once you have that download code, go to iZotope’s website and use the code to download the software.


  • True hybrid design developed with mixer design legends Greg Mackie and Peter Watts
  • Practical design structure and intuitive features that make mixing unpredictable live performances easy even for novices
  • Peter Watts-designed HiVolt mic preamps, with the most headroom of any comparablypriced analog or digital mixer
  • Unique Musician’s Phones Monitor Section for fast, one-knob boost of a musician’s mix without having to change Aux or Main mix
  • Only mixer in its class with Mute Groups to create various input combinations of musicians or parts of a church service
  • True 8-bus configuration makes SoundLink perfect for recording as well as live mixing musicians, different parts of a church service, or cues during a theater production
  • Peter Watts’ refined, studio-grade, one-knob Compressor on all mic channels
  • Super-useful touches such as best-in-class Feedback control system, all-XLR speaker outputs, 31-band Spectrum Analyzer, and enhanced Break system
  • 20 of Korg’s renowned 32-bit digital effects — 10 at once with recallable parameters
  • Premium components including Velvet Sound™ A/D & D/A converters and silky-smooth, long-life ALPS® faders and rotary controls


  • Input Type: Balanced female XLR and ¼” TRS
  • HiVolt Microphone Preamp: -128dBu E.I.N, -10 to -60 dBU nominal input level; 3KΩ input impedance
  • Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain): +0.5 to -1.5 dBu 20Hz to 20kHz
  • THD to Main Output (20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd): 0.004
  • S / N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd): -70 dBu
  • System Crosstalk (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd): Input to Output, -70 dBu; Adjacent Channels, -90 dBu
  • Gain Control Range (± 1 dB): +10dB to +60dB (Mic), -10 to +40dB (Line)
  • Main Outputs: Balanced male XLR and ¼” TRS
  • Maximum Output Level: +26 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 75 Ω
  • Headphone Output: 100 mW / ch. @ 32Ω load, 20 Hz-20 kHz (+0.5dB, -1.5dB)


  • Savable Settings: Channel Mutes, Effects & effects Mutes, Mute Groups, Break settings, Dynamics, Graphic EQ, Feedback assign to bus
  • Recallable Presets: four Mute Groups, 10 Global Scene Memories, 24 FX Memories, 10 Dynamics, 6 GEQ, 16, 3 Feedback bus assignments

Signal Processing

  • Mono Channels: HI (12k, shelving), MID (peak, sweepable from 250hz to 5k) and LO (100Hz, shelving), ±15dB boost/cut;
  • Stereo Channels: HI (12k shelving), HI MID (2.5k shelving), LO MID (250 hz shelving) and LO (100Hz shelving)
  • High Pass Filter: 12dB/octave at 80Hz
  • Digital Multi-band EQ: 31-bands with nine frequencies selectable at any one time, Wide 1-octave interval and Narrow ½-octave modes
  • Digital Compressor: Hard – 1ms to 40 ms Attack, +11dB to 0dB Threshold; Soft – 1 ms to 40 ms Attack, +11 to -5dB Threshold
  • Digital Limiter: 1ms to 40 ms Attack, +19 to +3dB Threshold
  • Digital Noise Gate: Hard – 40ms to 1500ms Release, -35 to +7dB Threshold; Soft – 40ms to 1500ms Release, -50 to +4dB Threshold
  • Spectrum Analyzer: 24-channel with Peak Hold function


  • Main L/R Bus ADC Dynamic Range: 115dB (A-wtd)
  • Aux and FX Buses ADC Dynamic Range: 111dB (A-wtd)
  • DAC Dynamic Range for all Out buses: 115dB (A-wtd)
  • USB Stereo Input / Recording Port: USB Class 1
  • Internal Processing: 32-bit for internal processing;
  • A/D/A Bit Depth: Korg Tru-Bit-Perfect 32-bit
  • USB Bit Depth: 24-bit
  • Sampling rates: 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
  • Digital Effects: Rev Hall, Rev Hall Warm, Room, Warm Room, Rev Vocal, Rev Vocal Warm, Stage, Stage Warm, Plate Reverb, Plate Reverb Warm, Spring Reverb Warm, Analog Delay, Tape Echo, Variable Delay, Delay of the Korg SDD3000, Chorus, Flanger, Exciter, Sub Bass booster, 1 kHZ Test Tone, Slow Sweep, Fast Sweep, White or Pink Noise


  • Power Connector: IEC
  • Input-Voltage Range: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Requirements (continuous): 45 W
  • Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature: 0? to 40? to Celsius /32? to 104? Fahrenheit
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 396 mm x 187 mm x 530 mm (10.6” / 256 mm wide without side panels;)
  • Weight: 17.6 lbs / 8.0kg
  • Product code: MW1608


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Korg MW1608 Hybrid Analogue & Digital Mixer

£999.00 £849.00