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Yamaha LS9-16 Digital Audio Mixer 04/28/2014
Our digital audio inventory continue to grow with the addition of this smaller version of our existing LS9-32 consoles.

The LS9-16 is ideal for smaller shows where an analog console would have previously been used. Featuring an identical layout and interface to its big brother, this unit is also ideal for a backup unit.

The Yamaha LS9 series consoles plus compatible Aviom A-Net Pro64 6416 digital snakes are available now†in our rental and production inventory.


The LS9 series consoles follow in the distinguished footsteps of the Yamaha PM1D, PM5D, and M7CL, expanding Yamaha's digital mixing console lineup for live sound and installations. The LS9 series consists of the 32-mic/line input 64-channel LS9-32, and the 16-mic/line input 32 channel LS9-16. While being compact and light enough for one person to move and set up easily, both models include 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 consoles.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.The LS9 includes a two-track audio recorder/player that uses a standard USB memory. That means you donít 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 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.

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