MG REC & PLAY lets you record live performance or instantly play back the music once you connect the MG series to your iPhone or iPad.
Recorder function: 2-track recording from MG series STEREO (L/R) bus is possible. The sampling rate can be selected from 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, or 96 kHz.
The maximum recording time varies depending on the available space on the iPhone or iPad.
Playback function: By assigning songs in the iPhone or iPad song library to the tiles, pressing the tile instantly plays back the assigned songs. You can play back the song or sound effect that is assigned beforehand when necessary during an event.
It has nine banks and up to eight songs can be assigned on one bank.
- Recorder and player functions do not work simultaneously.
- Supported MG series: MG20XU, MG16XU, MG12XU, MG10XU
- Camera connection kit or Lightning to USB camera adapter, and USB cable are necessary to connect the MG series to iPhone or iPad.
Display bug fix.
Ratings and Reviews
No File Transfer Options
The app does not have file transfer options built in. Four example, a recording cannot be sent as an attachment to a text message or email. It also cannot be transferred to iCloud or dropbox. Therefore, unless you happen to be sitting in front of your computer at home (I'll explain shortly) the recordings can only be played back on the device on which they were recorded.
It is possible to transfer the files to your computer using iTunes.
- Connect your phone to your computer using a lightning cable.
- Open iTunes
- Select your iPhone (icon)
- Select "Apps" from the settings menu in iTunes
- Select the MG Rec&Play app
- Drag and drop the audio file to a folder on your computer
MG Rec&Play uses the .WAV file format.
Needs sharing options.
As another reviewer noted, there’s no way to open recordings in another app for editing or sending via email/iMessage. You have to use file transfer in iTunes, which slows this process down considerably. I like the simplicity of the app, but it needs some more basic functions.
I’ll stick with the excellent AudioShare for now, but as I just picked up a MG12XUK mixer, it would have been nice to use this app as well.
What Good Is This?
So I can record things, not listen to them, and not send them anywhere without sending them to my computer via cable and sync?
Needs an update that likely won’t come. Sometimes it’s hard being a loyal Yamaha customer.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.