Your Audience Awaits.
As the flagship model of Yamaha’s second-generation AG series lineup, the AG08 combines all the essential functionality of its predecessors with a versatile selection of practical new features to give you a powerful all-in-one streaming station. By integrating more flexible I/O and USB routing options, expanded foot switch functionality, as well as additional DSP effects and improved internal circuitry for class-leading sound, the AG08 is able to support an impressive depth of live streaming applications, as well as offline audio content creation. From single-user talking, gaming, ASMR, voice acting, or vocal/instrument performances, to multiple personnel applications even on the scale of a full-blown variety show, the real-world, real-time functionality of the AG08 will leave your audience wanting more.
Two Condenser Mic IN with Two Headphone OUT
Like the AG06MK2, both Channel 1 and 2 of the AG08 are equipped with phantom power to support condenser microphones that are favored amongst musicians and dialogue-driven content creators for their exceptional sensitivity and fidelity. You can also pan left and right with the AG08 Controller dedicated app for any kind of stereo microphones including ASMR microphones.
In addition, there are two independent headphone monitor channels for applications where two people are broadcasting a conversation or where there is someone other than the performers managing the audio.
Three Assignable Faders for Flexible USB IN/OUT
The signal from multiple apps on a USB-connected PC, or analog line inputs can be individually assigned to the faders for Channel 3/4, 5/6, or 7/8 of the AG08, allowing you to intuitively mix the LINE/USB audio signals via physical control of the faders. Conversely, three USB mixed outputs from the AG08 can be individually assigned to various apps on the PC via USB connection.
Combining these functions makes it easy to respond more flexibly in real time, for example sharing optimally mixed audio with chat partners or listeners during live chats and streaming.
What’s more, for ASIO-supported apps such as DAW software, the direct out from each input channel (Channels 1, 2, 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8) and three mixed channels can be used in parallel, enabling multi-channel recording even during live streams.
Four Effect Preset Buttons for CH1
The four effect preset buttons on the bottom left of the AG08 console allow you to seamlessly switch between customized effect presets for Channel 1 on the fly. This gives users versatile, real-time control to add just the right amount of effect—including the new Voice Changer— during voice-acting and live music performances in particular.
Five DSP Effects
The AG08 come equipped with high-quality effects to color, correct, or enhance your vocal and musical instrument signals. Grouped into the five categories detailed below, all effects are processed by the onboard DSP, so there is no latency and no impact on PC processing. *Details of each DSP effect can be set in the AG08 Controller app.
- Voice Changer (CH1) / Amp Sim (CH2)
- Comp, EQ
- Reverb, Delay
Channel 1 features a new voice changer effect that can transform your voice into that of a different gender, a robot, and more, while Channel 2 offers an amp simulator for a more authentic guitar or bass amp sound. These, along with Comp, EQ, Reverb, and the newly added Delay, can be set independently on each channel, allowing you to dial in the optimal setting for each.
The Ducker function can be used to automatically attenuate Channels 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8 playback sound relative to audio input from Channels 1 and 2, so you can easily set up a streaming system where Channels 1 and 2 signals are always heard clearly.
Finally, the Maximizer is a simple yet powerful mastering function that can add a level boost to your mix for extra polish and professionalism, as well as attenuating peaking signals to give your listeners and viewers a more comfortable and pleasant audio experience.
Six Sound Pads
The AG08 comes equipped with six customizable sound pads that allow you to easily add sound effects in real time to liven up your broadcasts. Using the “AG08 Controller” dedicated app you can simply drag and drop existing sound files and assign them to the pad of your choice, or record your own samples via the AG08 inputs and trim them to their desired length within the app.
Convenient Power Supply
The new console also comes equipped with a new PA-150B power adapter for more stable operation and to accommodate a wider range of application setups along with the onboard USB 1.5 A bus power supplier.
Powerful bundled software
The AG08 comes bundled with Cubase AI music production software, as well as WaveLab Cast for audio production and editing. The AG08 is also compatible with Cubasis LE applications for iOS devices which are available free of charge from Steinberg to support and inspire your audio content creation.
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Windows Volume Mixer
In a Windows environment, different input/outputs can be set for each app from the system’s “Volume Mixer.” (System > Sound > Volume Mixer)
*For a Mac environment, the same can be achieved by using audio routing software such as “Loopback (by Rogue Amoeba)” separately.
When your PC is connected via USB-C, the AG08 is recognized as three output devices: [CH3/4 (Yamaha AG08)], [CH5/6 (Yamaha AG08)], and [CH7/8 (Yamaha AG08)]. The volume of each signal sent from the PC to the AG08 can be controlled with the physical fader of the corresponding channel when “USB” is selected with the [LINE/USB] switch on the AG08.
It is also possible to assign mixed signal s to one fader by setting the output of multiple applications on Windows “Volume Mixer” to the same output setting. In this case, it is recommended that the volume of each application be balanced beforehand using the faders on the Windows side.
The following three main channels and ASIO channels are sent from the AG08 to your PC.
– [Streaming (Yamaha AG08)]
– [Voice (Yamaha AG08)]
– [AUX (Yamaha AG08)]
– ASIO channels
[Streaming (Yamaha AG08)] is ideal for streaming applications such like OBS, and includes all AG08 signals. You can also use the [Streaming ON/OFF] function to select whether or not to include CH3/4, CH5/6, and CH7/8 in [Streaming (Yamaha AG08)].
[Voice (Yamaha AG08)] is ideal for voice chat applications such as DISCORD, as it contains only sound from CH1 and CH2, with no extraneous sound sent to your chat partner. This is suitable for use with voice chat when playing PC online games, as game sound from your environment is not sent to your voice chat partner.
[AUX (Yamaha AG08)] is a slightly special channel compared to the others. Only CH7/8 are excluded from this channel. This is ideal for voice chat application input, e.g., for online chat collaboration streaming. When you use this channel for input of voice chat app, background music from the PC during streaming or sound effects of sound pads can be shared with your voice chat partner.
AG08 has 8 different ASIO channels, which can be used for multi-track recording with ASIO-compatible application software such as Cubase, a music production software on a PC.
*ASIO is a sound card protocol for music production applications. There is also a standard audio driver for each OS, called “WDM (Windows Driver Model)” for Windows and “Core Audio” for Mac.
*In Windows environment, the ASIO channels also include three main mixed channels with the same name as the WDM channels, along with the 8ch direct inputs. WDM and ASIO channels can also be used at the same time.
System Example 1: Variety Show Streaming (Basic)
This system is suitable for streaming by a single person in one location, and can be used for streaming with a mixture of guitar playing, PC game streaming, and conversation s with remote chat guests. You can also add background music and SE sounds using sound pads.
The volume of each audio channel from the PC (game, voice chat, background music) can be adjusted individually with the physical faders, along with mic and line instrument volumes.
All sounds, including the voice of your chat partner and sound pad sounds, are sent to the listener via the streaming app.
Only your own voice and the instrument sound input to CH1 and 2 are sent to your voice chat partner via the voice chat app.
*Point: All [Streaming ON/OFF] switches are “ON.”
System Example 2: Variety Show Streaming (Advanced)
The case is intended for collaborative streaming by two persons in the same space, and in suitable for voice chat members, conversations, quiz battles, reaction sessions focusing on video or music content, and impersonations, along with music ensembles feature instruments in real space, captured through a line input.
The volume of the audio from the PC (background music/video, game, voice chat) can be adjusted individually with the physical faders, along with mic and line instrument volumes.
All sounds are sent to the listener via a streaming app.
All sounds other than CH7/8 are sent to your voice chat partner via a voice chat app on your PC.
*Point: Use the [AUX (Yamaha AG08)] as input for voice chat app on your PC to share sound pads sound with your voice chat collaborators.
System Example 3: Streaming with Backup Recording on Cubase
The case is intended for collaborative streaming by two people in the same space, using a smartphone voice chat app via 4-pole mini (TRRS) to the CH7/8, for use with contents including voice chat, quizzes and video, and background music. Each sound can also be recorded independently in Cubase as a backup.
The volume of each audio channel from the PC (background music, video, voice chat) can be adjusted individually with the physical faders, along with the mic volumes.
All sounds are sent to the listener via a streaming app.
All sounds other than CH7/8 are sent to your voice chat partner via the smartphone app.
*Point: The [LINE 7/8 OUT] option on the AG08 controller should remain [AUX] to avoid sound feedback loops.
|Input Channels||Mono[MIC/LINE]||2 – CH1: Combo (Mic, +48 V phantom power / Line), 3.5 mm (1/8”) stereo mini (Headset mic, Plug-in power), CH2: Combo (Mic, +48 V phantom power / Guitar input / Line) *CH1 input and Headset mic cannot be used simultaneously|
|Stereo[LINE]||3 – CH3/4: LR Stereo Phone, CH5/6: LR Stereo RCA/3.5 mm stereo mini (AUX), CH7/8: 4-pole mini in/out (TRRS)|
|AUX||1 – Stereo mini|
|Smartphone||1 – 4-pole mini input/output (TRRS)|
|USB||1 – USB: 4 Stereo Audio Channels (Streaming, Voice, AUX, FROM DAW)|
|Output Channels||PHONES||2 – CH1: 6.3 mm (1/4″) Stereo / HEADSET mini PHONES *Cannot be used simultaneously, CH2: PHONES|
|Smartphone||1 – 4-pole mini input/output (TRRS)|
|MONITOR OUT||2 – LR Stereo: XLR, 1/4 TRS Phone|
|STEREO OUT||1 – MIX: LR stereo TRS Phone|
|USB||1 – USB: 4 Stereo Audio Channels (Streaming, Voice, AUX, TO DAW), 8 Channels Direct Out *In Windows environment, ASIO channel and USB 2.0 exist independently. Please check the block diagram for details.|
|Functions||MUTE button x 5, CH1 FX preset button x 4, Sound pad x 6, +48 V phantom power x 2, GUITAR(HI-Z) x 1, PAD x 2, GAIN HIGH/LOW x 1, LINE/USB x 3, STREAMING ON/OFF x 3, CUE x 1, MIX MINUS (CH1, 2)|
|On-board processors||DSP||Voice Changer, Amp Simulator, COMP, EQ, REVERB (SPX Reverb), Delay, Ducker, Maximizer *Detail is operated on AG Controller|
|USB||USB Audio||8 IN / 14 OUT, USB Audio Class 2.0 Compliant, Sampling Frequency: Max. 48 kHz, Bit Depth: 24-bit, Type-C|
|USB DC Power input||1 – Type-C, 5 V DC, 1.5 A|
|Power requirements||DC 12 V, 1.5 A / USB-C 5 V, 1.5 A|
|Power consumption||Max. 7.5 W|
|Dimensions||W||290 mm (11.5″)|
|H||88 mm (3.5″)|
|D||222 mm (8.8″)|
|Net weight||2.2 kg (4.9 lbs)|
|Included Accessories||AC adapter PA-150B, USB2.0 Cable (1.5 m), Quick Guide, Safety Guide, Wavelab Cast Download Information, Cubase AI Download Information|
|Others||Operating Temperature: 0 to + 40 ℃|