Yamaha LS9-16 Digital Mixer

32-channel/17-fader LS9 Series Digital Mixing Console with 8 Bus Outputs and Card Expansion, and Onboard DSP
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Yamaha LS9-16 Digital Mixer
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Lightweight Digital Workhorse

Massive digital mixing power in a small footprint

Made for portable live sound, Yamaha Commercial Audio LS9 consoles pack a staggering amount of production power in a surprisingly simple and perfectly portable package. This ultra-compact 32-channel LS9-16, with its 16 mic/line inputs, weighs under 27 lbs., and its big brother, the 64-channel LS9-32, only weighs a little over 40 lbs. And when you consider the ample routing options, multimode faders, extensive onboard processing, and remote-control options below its refreshingly intuitive interface, you'll never look at sound reinforcement the same way again.

The LS9 series offers easy access to a world of must-have sound reinforcement tools.

Hover over features below for a detailed description

Mix/Matrix section allows you to call up buses for editing
Stereo Meter displays stereo channel cue monitor volume
USB connector lets you save and load internal data or record your stereo mix
Data Entry section lets you select and edit specific on-screen parameters
Selected Channel section provides access to the most important parameters for the selected channels
Color display lets you view and edit mix parameters and various settings
Display Access section calls up various advanced operations to the display screen
Stereo channel knobs act the same as level faders for the stereo channels
Select buttons let you focus on individual channels for in-depth editing
5-segment channel meters let you keep an eye on your levels
Cue buttons let you add channels into the cue monitor
On buttons mute/unmute individual channels
Home button takes you back to the main screen
Layer selection lets you set which channels you can control from the faders/channel module section
User Defined keys let you execute custom commands at the push of a button
Master fader controls stereo channel volume as well as mix/matrix levels depending on the fader mode
Motorized faders with four fader modes let you efficiently control volume, sends, and EQ settings
Ethernet connection lets you connect your computer, so you can edit scene memories, mix parameters, and more
Internally terminated Word Clock I/O transmits and receives word clock via BNC connectors
S/PDIF digital I/O provides 2-in/2-out connectivity for external hardware
MIDI I/O makes it easy to record and recall parameters or operate your LS9 remotely
16 balanced XLR inputs feed the LS9's preamplifiers; they are compatible with both mic- and line-level signals
Mini-YGDAI I/O card slot lets you expand your connectivity with options such as the MY8-LAKE, Dugan-MY16, or one of Yamaha's high-speed Ethernet protocol cards
Omni Out connectors let you send your stereo, mix, or matrix buses out for monitors and external processing

Next-gen Yamaha Ergonomics

Straightforward controls meet total settings recall

Over generations of digital mixing consoles, with such standouts as the PM1D, PM5D, and M7CL, Yamaha has had many opportunities to perfect their portable digital mixing console interface. With its streamlined set of master-section controls and logically positioned buttons and encoders, you'll never have to dig deep or scramble for the right knob when you need to tweak a setting on your LS9 console. No matter what screen you're on, if you need to get back to the main screen, just hit the Home button — it's that simple. And with the LS9's incredible scene memory, you can dial in your base settings once and have them ready to go for every show.

Straightforward controls let you dial in, save, and recall all your settings faster than ever.

Impressive Bus Capacity

Loaded with the internal and external routing you need

One of the things that active live sound engineers here at Sweetwater really dig about the LS9 is the extensive routing capacity Yamaha loaded it with. This includes 16 mix buses, which you can assign as either your auxiliaries or groups, plus an additional eight matrix buses. This LS9-16 model also sports eight analog Omni Out connectors, and you can assign any of the stereo, mix, or matrix buses to them, giving you the flexibility you need to send feeds to your recording rig, set up monitor mixes, and much more. And if you need more I/O, you can always add cards such as the MY8-LAKE, Dugan-MY16, or one of Yamaha's high-speed Ethernet protocol cards.

Every input and output also includes a 4-band parametric EQ and dynamics.

Ultra-versatile Faders

Multifunction faders streamline send setup and more

Like the channel faders on any mixing console, the primary purpose of the LS9's faders is to dial in the mix. But these motorized faders offer a whole lot more as well. For instance, you can create custom fader layers that show only the drums or place all of your group masters next to one another. When you're dialing in monitor mixes, the LS9's Sends on Faders mode really speeds things up. Cooler still, there's DSP for up to 16 graphic EQs onboard your LS9, and you can dial them in via these same highly responsive faders.

Four fader modes let you efficiently control volume, sends, and EQ settings.

A Rack Full of DSP

Tap into serious onboard DSP for effects and processing

Graphic EQs are just one of the things you won't need in your equipment rack when you step up to a Yamaha LS9 digital mixer. Onboard, there's a comprehensive Virtual Rack totally loaded with EQs and multi-effects processors. In total, you get four multi-effects processors, each loaded with 48 preset effects such as the lush REV-X reverb, various delays, and cool modulations as well. And that's all in addition to the 4-band parametric equalizer and an array of dynamics processing available on each input and output.

Replace your rack with onboard EQs, dynamics, multi-effects, and more.

Awesome Remote Control

Remote mixing options provide serious convenience

Yamaha's LS9 series offers you advanced remote control to make everything from general setup to soundchecking super convenient. For starters, you can connect your LS9 to your computer, giving you a comprehensive real-time display of selected channels and allowing you to manage settings and other functions. Similarly, an iPad application gives you wireless access to your LS9's mix functions, allowing you to dial in monitor mixes from the stage or tweak the mix from the audience's perspective.

Remote connectivity offers you two ways to remote control your LS9.

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Live Mixer Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Digital
Channels 32
Inputs - Mic Preamps 16 x XLR
Phantom Power 16 x Channels
Inputs - Digital 1 x MIDI, 1 x BNC (Clock), 1 x Coax
Outputs - Digital 1 x MIDI, 1 x BNC (Clock), 1 x Coax
Outputs - Main 8 x XLR (Omni)
Busses/Groups 8 x Bus
Data I/O Ethernet
I/O Expansion Slots 1 x Slot
Faders 17 x 100mm Throw
EQ Bands 4-band Parametric
Effects Yes
Talkback Yes
Rackmountable Yes
Height 8.6875"
Depth 19.6875"
Width 18.875"
Weight 26.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number LS9-16

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