Introduction, Thank you, An overview of the ls9 – Yamaha LS9 User Manual

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LS9-16/32 Owner’s Manual

Chapter 1


Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha LS9 digital mixing console. In order to take full advantage
of the LS9’s superior functionality and enjoy years of trouble-free use, please read this manual
before you begin using the product. After you have read the manual, keep it in a safe place.

The LS9 is a digital mixing console with the following features.

■ Mixing system that packs top-class

functionality into a compact size

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The LS9 is a full-digital mixing console designed for
installed systems or SR applications, and in spite of its
compact size, provides functionality and a channel count
comparable to large-format consoles. 24-bit linear AD/DA
converters are used to deliver up to 108 dB of dynamic
range and amazing sound quality.
As input channels, it provides 32 (LS9-16 model) or 64
(LS9-32 model) monaural INPUT channels, and four ste-
reo ST IN channels.
As output channels, it provides 16 MIX channels, eight
MATRIX channels, a STEREO channel, and a MONO
channel. L/C/R three-channel output using the STEREO/
MONO channels is also supported.

■ Analog-feeling operability

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Simply by pressing a key, you can select the combination
of channels (“fader layer”) to be operated from the top
panel faders. You can operate the console while quickly
switching between input channels and output channels. In
addition, you can also use a custom fader layer that lets
you specify any desired combination of channels. Since
fader/cue operations and on/off switching for all channels
can be performed from the panel, even customers using
digital consoles for the first time will find operation famil-
iar and comfortable.
The SELECTED CHANNEL section located at the right
of the display lets you use the knobs to control the main
parameters (gain, EQ, dynamics threshold, bus send lev-
els, etc.) for the particular channel on which you’re focus-
ing. This section can be operated just like a module on an
analog mixer.
Mix parameter settings, including head amp gain and
phantom power for input channels, can be stored and
recalled as “scenes.”
All faders on the panel are motorized moving faders, so
that when you recall a scene, the previous fader locations
are reproduced immediately.

Thank you

An overview of the LS9