Korg SoundLink MW-1608 Hybrid Analog/Digital Mixer

Product #65534 | SKU MW1608 | Korg
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  • Greg Mackie & Peter Watts Collab Design.
  • 16 x 8 x 2 - True 8-Bus Design.
  • Velvet Sound AD/DA Convertors.
  • ALPS Faders and Rotary Controls.
  • One-Knob Compression on Mic Inputs.


Designed in collaboration with Greg Mackie and Peter Watts, the Korg SoundLink MW-1608 Hybrid Analog/Digital Mixer is a full featured, hybrid analogue/digital mini-console for easy creative mixing, well suited for bands, musicians, recording studios, houses of worship, broadcast applications, and more.

The MW-1608 utilises some advanced designs and features including Peter Watt's HiVolt microphone preamp, which includes Trident technology and provides a rich warm sound that delivers low noise and high headroom, as well as musical EQs and dynamics. There are four easily programmable and recallable mute groups that allow you to instantly call up different combinations of channels for songs, a solo acoustic number, various groups onstage, a drum solo, and more. There are two more-me musician's headphone knobs, which utilise a single-knob boost of the complete L/R mix into the musician's individual track. This affords the mix engineer a simple solution to boosting the monitor signal without having to change the main mix or take up an extra bus.

The MW-1608's digital side provides quick and easily accessible DSP without frustrating menu diving. Easily assign equalisation, limiters, compression, and gating to L/R, Aux1, and Aux2. The tweakable effects are effective without sounding harsh or exaggerated and all parameters are easily recallable. Couple this with an onboard 31-band spectrum analyser, and a 31-band / 9-band ParaGraphic AEQ, and you'Voe got a powerhouse of mixing problem solvers wrapped up into a pint-sized package. Furthermore, the mixer features high-quality, proprietary Korg custom and ultra-realistic digital effects. Thoughtfully designed throughout, you'll find all your standard effects. What's more, all six reverbs include warm versions for an even bigger pallet.

The rear panel includes eight mono mic/line inputs with XLR or 1/4" inputs, while the stereo channels include a mono XLR mic input and stereo paired 1/4" inputs. XLRs are used on the main outputs as well as the aux outputs. Additionally, there are 1/4" main outs and 1/4" outs for Aux 3 and 4, as well as group outputs and the monitor output. The Korg SoundLink MW-1608 includes iZotope RX 7 Elements.

Key Features:

  • True hybrid design developed with mixer design legends Greg Mackie and Peter Watts.
  • 16 x 8 x 2: Practical design structure and simple feature set.
  • Peter Watts designed HiVolt mic preamps, with extremely high headroom.
  • Musician’s Phones Monitor Section for fast, one-knob boost of a musician’s mix without having to change Aux or Main mix.
  • Mute Groups to create various input combinations of musicians or parts of a house-of-worship service.
  • True 8-bus configuration makes SoundLink great for recording as well as live mixing for musicians, different parts of a house-of-worship service, or cues during a theatre production.
  • Peter Watts’ refined, studio-grade, one-knob compressor on all mic channels.
  • Remarkable feedback control system, all-XLR speaker outputs, 31-band spectrum analyser, 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 and D/A convertors and silky-smooth, long-life ALPS faders and rotary controls.


Analogue Input Type: Balanced Female XLR and ¼" TRS
HiVolt Microphone Preamp:
E.I.N: -128 dBu
Nominal Input Level: -10 to -60 dBU
Input Impedance: 3 kOhms

Frequency Response to Main Output: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5 to -1.5 dB (at Unity Gain)
THD to Main Output: 0.004% (20 Hz to 20 kHz, Unity Gain, Unweighted):
S / N Ratio to Main Output: -70 dBu (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, Unity Gain, A-Weighted)

System Crosstalk (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, Unweighted)
Input to Output: -70 dBu
Adjacent Channels: -90 dBu

Gain Control Range (±1 dB):
Mic: +10 dB to +60 dB
Line: -10 to +40 dB

Main Outputs: Balanced Male XLR and ¼" TRS
Maximum Output Level: +26 dBu
Output Impedance: 75 Ohms
Headphone Output: 100 mW / Channel at 32 Ohms load, 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0.5 dB, -1.5 dB)
Control Savable Settings: Channel Mutes, Effects & effects Mutes, Mute Groups, Break settings, Dynamics, Graphic AEQ, Feedback Assign to Bus
Recallable Presets: Four Mute Groups, 10 Global Scene Memories, 24 FX Memories, 10 Dynamics, 6 GEQ, 16 Channel Mutes, 3 Feedback Bus Assignments
Signal Processing Mono Channels: High (12 kHz, Shelving), Mid (Peak, Sweepable from 250 Hz to 5 kHz) and Low (100 Hz, Shelving), ±15 dB Boost/Cut
Stereo Channels: High (12 kHz Shelving), High Mid (2.5 kHz Shelving), Low Mid (250 Hz Shelving) and Low (100 Hz Shelving)
High Pass Filter: 12 dB/Octave at 80 Hz
Digital Multiband AEQ: 31 Bands with Nine Frequencies Selectable at any One Time, Wide 1-Octave Interval and Narrow ½ Octave Modes
Digital Compressor:
Hard: 1 to 40 ms Attack, +11 dB to 0 dB Threshold
Soft: 1 to 40 ms Attack, +11 to -5 dB Threshold
Digital Limiter: 1 to 40 ms Attack, +19 to +3 dB Threshold
Digital Noise Gate: Hard 40 to 1500 ms Release, -35 to +7 dB Threshold
Soft: 40 ms to 1500 ms Release, -50 to +4 dB Threshold Digital Multiband AEQ, Compressor, Limiter, and Noise Gate are Assignable Individually to Main L/R, Aux 1 and Aux 2
Spectrum Analyser: 24-Channel with Peak Hold Function
Digital Main L/R Bus ADC Dynamic Range: 115 dB (A-Weighted)
Aux and FX Buses ADC Dynamic Range: 111 dB (A-Weighted)
DAC Dynamic Range for all Out buses: 115 dB (A-Weighted)
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, Analogue 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
Recommended Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Power Power Connector: IEC
Input-Voltage Range: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Requirements (Continuous): 45 W
Dimensions (W × H × D) 15.6 x 7.4 x 20.9" / 39.6 x 18.7 x 53.0 cm (10.6" / 25.6 cm Wide Without Side Panels)
Weight 17.6 lb / 8.0 kg

In The Box

  • Korg SoundLink MW-1608 Hybrid Analogue/Digital Mixer.
  • Power Cord.
  • USB Cable.


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  • Product: Korg SoundLink MW-1608 Hybrid Analog/Digital Mixer
  • Manufacturer: Korg
  • Model: MW1608
  • SKU: MW1608
  • RM Product #: 65534

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