Compact and Lightweight
Although it has high-end digital mixer features, sound, and operability, the LS9 can be comfortably carried and set up by one person. The 32-channel LS9-16 with 16 mic/line inputs weighs just 12 kilograms, while the 64-channel LS9-32 with 32 mic/line inputs tips the scales at 19.4 kilograms. Both versions offer vast potential for temporary setups at small to mid-size concerts and events, as well as for permanent installation in a variety of venues and facilities. The LS9-32 offers higher input capacity and plenty of mix buses that will easily handle even complex sound reinforcement jobs, while the portability and manageability of the LS9-16 make it ideal for smaller events and live performances.
Ample Bus Capacity: 16 MIX, 8 MATRIX, and STEREO
The LS9 features 16 MIX buses that can be used in either AUX (VARI) or GROUP (FIXED) mode, plus 8 MATRIX buses. The LS9-32 has 16 analog OMNI OUT connectors, while the LS9-16 has 8 OMNI OUT connectors. Any of the STEREO, MIX, and/or MATRIX buses can be assigned to the OMNI OUT connectors as required. Two Mini-YGDAI card slots in the LS9-32 and one in the LS9-16 additionally make it possible to expand audio input/output capacity or add processing functions via the MY8-LAKE or Dugan-MY16 cards.
In addition to 4-band parametric EQ and two dynamics processors on every input, 4-band parametric EQ and one dynamics processor on every output bus offer significantly enhances sound control versatility.
Virtual Rack with Top-quality Effects
There's no need for external effect racks with an LS9 console, both models provide a Virtual Rack that's packed with a complete range of effects that will cover just about any processing requirements. Up to 4 multi-effect processors can be used simultaneously, and you can use as many as 8 graphic equalizers. The internal effect library offers 48 preset effects ... including the acclaimed REV-X reverb effects. In addition to the standard 31-band single-channel GEQ units, you also have 2-channel Flex15GEQ units that allow up to 16 15-point GEQ units to be used simultaneously. Both GEQ types allow convenient band adjustment via the console faders, and the channel ON keys can be used to instantly reset the corresponding band to zero boost/cut.
Multiple Fader Functions
The LS9's motor faders - 16 +1 on the LS9-16 and 32 + 1 on the LS9-32 - offer much more than simple input channel level control.
- Normal mix control
Standard control of input mixing and output master levels.
- Custom Fader Layer
The faders can be individually assigned to input and output master control in any desired configuration.
- Sends on Fader
This innovative operating mode offers a substantial improvement in monitor mixing efficiency.
- Internal GEQ Control
On the 32-fader LS9-32 the gain for all 31 EQ bands can be directly controlled via the faders in a single layer for unmatched operating speed. The LS9-16 offers fast, intuitive access with the EQ bands across two fader layers. The basic LS9 GEQ configuration is one 31-band unit per channel, but there is also a Flex15 GEQ mode in which two units can be used per channel, each providing control of up to 15 bands at 31-band bandwidth. Up to 16 Flex15 GEQ units can be used simultaneously.
Yamaha's popular Selected Channel interface allows smooth, intuitive access to the more detailed channel functions via a color LCD display and an array of logically arranged encoders. And no matter what display is showing, you can instantly return to the main display by simply pressing the HOME key. This interface has been refined and proven over many generations of Yamaha digital mixing consoles.
Recall Safe and Recall Focus...Right Down to Head Amp Gain
The LS9 scene memory allows instant store and recall of all console parameters, including head amp gain. The Recall Safe function can be used to exclude specified channels from scene recall operations, making it possible to leave sound effect or MC channels unaffected by scene recall, for example. There's also the Recall Focus function that makes it possible to specify which function group will be affected by scene recall: head amp, virtual rack, input patch, output patch, input channel, or output channel.
USB Memory Recording and Playback
The LS9 includes a two-track audio recorder/player that uses a standard USB memory. That means you don’t need any extra equipment to record live or play BGM or sound effects. Record MP3 files at 96 128, or 192 kbps, or play MP3, AAC, or WMA files at bit rates from 64 to 320 kbps. 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sampling rates are supported. Transfer a freshly recorded live performance from the USB memory to a computer and broadcast via the Internet in a matter of minutes!
LS9 StageMix for iPad®
LS9 StageMix is an iPad application that provides wireless control of LS9 mix functions, allowing an engineer to set up monitor mixes right from the performers' positions on stage. The simple, intuitive iPad interface yields a dramatic reduction in setup time, further enhancing the overall efficiency and operability of the LS9.
Covenient console ... without the console!
LS9 Editor is a freeware application that allows parameter viewing and control via a computer. When connected to the console and used online it provides comprehensive metering as well as real-time display of selected channel status. Offline you can edit and manage scene data, patch lists, and other functions for a significant boost in control and work efficiency. And where a rental or installed console must be used, you can simply save your settings to a USB memory and load them into the console when needed. LS9 Editor is a great way to manage backups too.
Today's data for tomorrow's show
Yamaha Console File Converter
The Yamaha Console File Converter is an application that allows data to be shared between a number of Yamaha digital mixing consoles. You can share data between CL series, PM5D, M7CL, and LS9 consoles, so data from one show doesn't have to be completely reprogrammed from scratch for the next, even if different consoles are used.
LS9 + Dante I/O Rack System
With Dante capable I/O racks it’s easy to create a flexible, robust audio network. There’s the Rio3224-D with 32 analog inputs, 16 analog outputs, and 8 digital outputs. Or the Rio1608-D with 16 analog inputs and 8 analog outputs. Or if you need only inputs or outputs in one location there are the 8-input Ri8-D and 8-output Ro8-D. These high-performance rack units can be combined as necessary to suit your system requirements. All analog head amplifiers can be remotely controlled from the LS9.
In addition to natural sound that has already received accolades in combination with the CL series consoles, digital communication throughout the network means that, unlike conventional analog console and analog multi-cable systems, noise pickup is essentially eliminated. The ability to use short microphone cables further enhances sound quality while reducing setup time, labor, and cost.
Setup consists of installing a Dante-MY16-AUD card in the LS9, and connecting that and the I/O racks via a network switch. It’s also easy to set up a redundant system so that operation won’t be interrupted even if a switch or cable fails. And if you use NEXO NXAMP TD controllers with integral power amplifiers plus an NXDT104 network card, you have Dante networking from input to output.
LS9 + EtherSound Stage Box System
The SB168-ES is a 3U size stage box that employs EtherSound digital audio networking technology. Each SB168-ES stage box includes 16 analog inputs with remotely controllable head amplifiers and 8 analog outputs. Up to two SB168-ES units can be used with an LS9-32 console, providing 32 inputs and 16 outputs, while a single SB168-ES unit can be used with an LS9-16 console for 16-in/8-out operation. All digital transmission between console and stage boxes means that, unlike conventional analog console and multi-cable systems, noise pickup is essentially eliminated. The ability to use short microphone cables further improves sound quality while simplifying wiring and reducing setup time, labor, and cost. Another advantage is low latency compared to other digital audio network protocols.
Setup is simple: install MY16-ES64 and MY16-EX cards in the LS9 console, connect to the SB168-ES stage boxes using either daisy chain or ring connections, and use the Quick Setup function provided in AuviTran’s AVS-Monitor software for final setup (for systems that consist only of an LS9 and SB168-ES units). Once the setup is complete there’s no need to use the AVS-Monitor software again.
If you use NEXO NXAMP TD controllers with integral power amplifiers and an NXES104 network card, you have EtherSound networking from input to output, and can use AVS-Monitor for centralized monitoring of the entire system.
LS9 + DSR Speakers
Advanced DSR series active loudspeakers combine proprietary 48-bit digital processing with progressive audio technology to deliver precision integral digital tuning, "D-CONTOUR" intelligent multi-band dynamic processing, newly-developed Class-D amplification with PFC switching mode power supply, and extensive DSP protection technology inherited from Yamaha's top-of-the-line TXn series amplifiers. These four core features add up to class-leading sonic resolution and maximum sound pressure level in remarkably compact, lightweight cabinets. This level of performance makes the DSR series speakers a perfect match for the LS9, resulting in an eminently portable, easy-to-manage live sound system of unrivalled quality.