|Lightweight, compact digital mixers with advanced features and outstanding sound quality.
The LS9 digital mixer series follows in the distinguished footsteps of the Yamaha PM1D, PM5D, and M7CL, expanding Yamaha's digital mixer lineup for live sound and installations. The LS9-32 Digital Mixer is a 32-mic/line input 64 channel mixer. While being compact and light enough for one person to move and set up easily, it includes features that have been field-proven in previous Yamaha digital consoles as well as outstanding sonic quality. In addition to an extensive range of gating, compression, and equalization capabilities, there's also a built-in USB memory recorder/player for recording or BGM playback, and other functionality that give you everything you need for small to medium scale live sound or installed applications in remarkably compact, all-in-one console. With it's greater input capacity and bus complement the LS9-32 digital mixer is an ideal choice for larger live sound applications with complex input and output requirements.
No-compromise Analog Circuit Design Delivers the Best Sound in this Class
The Yamaha PM1D digital mixing console and PM5000 analog console were acclaimed by leading sound engineers around the world for their stunning sound quality. The LS9 series consoles inherit the same type of superior sonic performance thanks to painstaking parts selection and detailed attention to the design of every circuit detail... right down to the power supply and grounding. Of course special attention has been paid to the critical had amplifiers, with outstanding results. Much of the technology developed for the top-end models mentioned above has been unreservedly applied to ensure that these mixers come out at the top of their class.
Each input channel features a 100-millimeter fader, ON/OFF key, CUE key, and 6-segment LED level meter that allow analog-style hands-on operation of the primary channel functions. 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.
16 Mono Input Channels Plus 4 Stereo Input Channels expandable up to 32 channels in Two Layers
The LS9-16 digital mixer has a total of 33 faders that control the console's 32 inputs and stereo output. Since the LS9-32 can handle a maximum of 64channels, the model features switchable channel layers with the second LS9-32 layer providing access to channels 33 through 64. Input sources can be freely patched to the channels as required, and a single source can be patched to two channels, for example, with one in the first layer being used for front-of-house feed and another in the second layer for monitoring. Direct LAYER keys allow instantaneous switching between layers. Both consoles also feature four stereo inputs. When you consider the compact dimensions of these consoles, this much input capacity and versatility is a remarkable accomplishment.
Extensive Channel Functionality
The LS9 digital mixers feature recallable head amplifiers that cover a wide 72-dB input range, phantom power, phase switching, a high-pass filter, 4-band full parametric equalization, panning with LCR capability... all the basics. But there's much more. You can choose from two EQ response types, and each channel features two dynamics processors that can be used for gating, compression, ducking, expansion, and even de-essing. There's even an attenuator (with boost) that makes it possible to take full advantage of the console's extra digital word length for extraordinary sound quality. No analog console has ever offered this amount of control.
16 Mix Buses, 8 Matrix Buses, Plus Stereo and Mono Buses with LCR Mode
The LS9-32 digital mixer has 16 analog "omni" XLR outputs on the rear panel. For easy expansion the LS9-32 has two Mini-YGDAI cards slot. The expansion slots make it easy to expand the consoles with high-quality analog I/O, or digital I/O in a range of formats. The 16 mix buses can function in either AUX (VARI) or GROUP (FIX) mode. When the AUX (VARI) mode is selected the send point can be set PRE EQ, PRE FADER, or POST FADER. 8 matrix buses are provided in addition to the mix buses, and these can be used for side fill or recorder sends, or anywhere additional sends are required. For easy, efficient monitor mixing a SENDS ON FADER feature instantly assigns to send levels to the consoles faders. The output busses feature many of the same functions as the input channels, including 4-band full parametric EQ and dynamics, for extended output processing capability.
Virtual Rack with Top-quality Effects
There's no need for external effect racks with an LS9-32 console, it provides 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.
Recall Safe and Recall Focus...Right Down to Head Amp Gain
The LS9 digital mixer 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 Recorder/Player for Convenient Recording and BGM or Effect Playback
The LS9 digital mixer feature a built-in 2-track USB memory recorder and player that eliminates the need for external 2-track devices for many applications. It's easy to make live recording direct from the console, and it's also a convenient way to play background music or sound effects. The USB memory player is compatible with MP3, AAC, and WMA file formats at 96, 128, or 196 kbps.
Detailed Access Management
LS9 series consoles allow convenient, detailed access management, which can be especially important in fixed installations. User keys (standard USB memory devices) can be issued with different access levels for different users. Access can be controlled in detail, from full console to just a fader or two, as required.
LS9 Editor Software for Enhanced Operability and Programmability
The LS9 Editor is a free software viewer/editor application for Windows-based computers. It can be used online in real time for convenient, flexible metering as well as Selected Channel parameter display. LS9 Editor is also a great way to pre-program console setups offline for significantly enhanced efficiency. In permanent installations different operators can keep their own setups individually, and load them in the console as required via a USB memory device. The Editor program is also a great way to manage safe data backups.