Lightweight Digital Workhorse
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.