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Yamaha launches StageMix for the LS9 at ProLight+Sound 2011

Mar. 28, 2011

ProLight+Sound 2011 sees Yamaha Commercial Audio launch a new version of its highly successful StageMix iPad® app, alongside further new software, the usual wide range of hardware products and a brand new Facebook page.

The show takes place at Frankfurt Messe from 6th - 9th April, with Yamaha exhibiting on Stand 8.0 F50. A highlight will be the launch of the LS9 version of the StageMix iPad app. Since its launch in September last year, the M7CL version of StageMix has been a huge success and producing an LS9-compatible version has been a priority for Yamaha’s software development team.

Using the iPad’s built-in WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n) functionality, StageMix directly controls the LS9 via a wireless connection point, which is linked to the mixing console via Cat5 cable. With a straightforward, intuitive graphic interface and the iPad’s multi-touch and gesture control, stage sound can be easily mixed, even if the mixing console is at front of house.

The app allows the user to control a wide range of functions, including input channel faders, on/off, parametric EQs and channel cue; Sends on Faders, mix master faders; mix bus on/off, parametric EQs and cue; Last Cue/Mix Cue Mode, Clear All Cues and others. Viewable mix parameters include input channel names and meters; mix/matrix bus names; mix bus meters and EQ input and output meters.

Available as a free download from the iTunes store, StageMix for the LS9 will revolutionise use of the LS9 in the same way that it has for its bigger cousin.


Another software product on demonstration will be Yamaha Console File Converter, a utility which users have been consistently requesting since the M7CL and LS9 consoles were introduced. Officially launched last November, it will be available for free download from the Yamaha web site imminently.

Users can use it to convert file formats between the PM5D and M7CL, and the M7CL and LS9, providing data compatibility between Yamaha digital mixing consoles. It gives audio companies tremendous flexibility in how they deploy Yamaha consoles, enabling them to swiftly react to changes in a production and how they prioritise their resources. Yamaha Console File Converter means that the mix data created on the original console can be simply and quickly transferred to the alternative mixer, saving time and effort.

UNioN - Yamaha’s expanded networking solution for seamlessly integrating its digital mixing consoles and stage boxes with a range of third party products - will also be featured on the stand, alongside a full range of Commercial Audio products. They will include, digital mixing consoles, stage boxes, DME series digital mixing engines, power amplifiers, DSR and Installation Series loudspeakers and MY series interface cards.

The recently launched WORKproCA range of competitively-priced commercial installation audio products will also be on show, plus complementary products from the Yamaha AV range.

Naturally, the company’s technical staff will be on hand to guide visitors through all the innovations and solutions on display, providing the company’s renowned high quality support to all new and existing Yamaha users.

Finally, the company will be debuting a new Facebook presence. The Yamaha Commercial Audio Europe page will provide news, information and photos, acting as a convenient online focus for users of Yamaha pro audio equipment across the continent. The page can be found at


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