The theater in the school where I work has an LS9 and we're looking to expand to have a permanent solution to using our SLX wireless sets. In the past I've used unused channels for the wireless, but we'd like to have everything hooked up.
The budget is not enough to get the Yamaha network card and stagebox, so I'm looking for thoughts on mixers. I need to be able to save scenes and ideally motorized faders would help. The custodial staff also gets into the system to setup for assemblies, etc.. and I need to ensure they can't mess things up. 16 channels will be plenty.
Our budget is about $2,000.