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Brian Strike

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Re: Yamaha LS9 + Behringer Stage box + CARD???
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 07:48:25 pm »

Everything the others wrote on this thread was absolutely correct and good advice.  But i don't think it really filled in the gaps in your basic knowledge on the subject.  So i'm going to try to semi-succinctly do just that.  So here goes...

1.   There are several competing "digital audio over Cat5/6 cable" protocols.  For the most part they are all incompatible with each other, and that's by design since they are typically proprietary to a manufacturer who is wanting to keep you in their eco-system as much as possible.  Even when you do find a protocol that will 'talk' to several different manufacturers products, there are often hidden 'gotchas' like remote control of Mic Preamps and the like.

2.  AES50 is a Midas/Behringer/The Music Group protocol and Yamaha does not make a product for their consoles that will interface with it since they want to steer you to their preferred protocols, namely Ethersound [Their originally preferred format] and Dante [their currently preferred format].

3.  The Music Group DOES make a card compatible with Dante for their X32 series of consoles. Dante is becoming the closest thing to a universal format that we've got currently.  The X32 series also has a direct output to feed the P16 Personal Monitoring System so that's a bonus.  You can also get Dante cards that work with the LS9.  So you could theoretically use an X32 console as your monitor console and have that feed your LS9 via Dante.

but...  Here's the gotcha...

You cannot control the mic pre's on the X32 directly from the LS9.  You'd have to use some kind of software control for that.  and....

You would need TWO Yamaha Dante cards since the Yamaha card slot only supports up to 16 Ins and Outs [The x32 card slot supports 32].  And the Yamaha cards are about 600 US a piece.  Add to that the cost of an X32 with it's associated Dante card and the costs add up quick.

So for these reasons, sticking with the LS9 as your preferred console but replacing your copper snake with a digital one is unfortunately more costly and complicated than it probably should be. 

I hope that helps explain the already great advice you've been given a little more. 

Good Luck!




Thanks Brian - very succinct and informational!! 
Seems like sticking with an analog snake is the way to go - going digital/cat5e and mixing various companies and proprietary software is not going to work. 

I'm going to go back to the drawing board in regards to ideas for monitor mixes.  I liked the individual control that the P16M could have provided each musician on stage, but I don't want to buy tens of thousands of new equipment, including FOH mixer, etc in order to make it work.
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Re: Yamaha LS9 + Behringer Stage box + CARD???
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 08:13:48 pm »

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I'm going to go back to the drawing board in regards to ideas for monitor mixes.  I liked the individual control that the P16M could have provided each musician on stage, but I don't want to buy tens of thousands of new equipment, including FOH mixer, etc in order to make it work.

For what it's worth...

If i were starting from your premise of keeping the LS9, this is what i would do.  You can get a Behringer P16i and a Yamaha MY-AT card and spend about 700 bucks.  This gives you that 16 channel Ultranet output for your LS9 that i was referencing above.  You can then send a single Cat5/6 cable to the stage and use that to feed as many P16 personal mixers as you've got the money to buy [they're about 300 dollars apiece].  Each P16 then gets to set it's own mix of those 16 channels right on stage.  The nice thing about this approach is you can start with 1 or 2 and then proceed from there if the strategy really works out well for you.

So, not tens of thousands.  But admittedly not pocket change either...
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Re: Yamaha LS9 + Behringer Stage box + CARD???
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2017, 04:44:07 pm »

Brian -

The LS9-32 has 64 input CHANNELS.  You can digitally split channels 1-32 into 33-64, respectively.  The 32 channels that are normally fed by the xlr input ports will be mirrored on channels 33-64, sharing only the HEAD AMP section (preamp gain, phantom power, signal polarity).  You may use the mirrored channels 33-64 as monitor channels, sending the signal only to the mixbusses used as monitor (foldback) sends (not LR mains).  You will have full independent use of the channel EQ, gate, comp, etc. for the monitors.  As long as you have access to enough snake return channels, you might solve your problem in this manner.

You can also buy some "Y" splitters for the important channels - such as vocals - plugging each input into 2 channels, one for mains and one for monitors.  These channels will be completely independent, with separate HEAD AMP controls as well as the channel functions above.

This is pretty standard generic procedure; not knowing your input needs, or the channel availability and usage on your snake sends & returns, I can foresee you perhaps having to solve some send or return issues...

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Re: Yamaha LS9 + Behringer Stage box + CARD???
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 07:28:02 pm »

Can't get there from here.  If you want a digital stage box for your LS9 your need to buy Yamaha stage boxes.  Your two card slots would permit 32 inputs but if you want head amp control from the surface of the console only the Ethersound boxes will do that.  When using the Dante boxes mic pre control would have to come from a computer. 

http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/northamerica/en_us/products/mixers/ls9/features.jsp#dante

Hi Riley,

You can control the R-series stage boxes from an LS9.  You'll need one Dante MY16 card for every 16 channels of audio (1st card in slot 1 for head amp control) and you will need to set dip switch 5 in the down position.  The places the Rio in "AD8HR" mode and allows it to be controlled from consoles like the LS9, M7CL , and PM5D.
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Roland Clarke

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Re: Yamaha LS9 + Behringer Stage box + CARD???
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 06:23:25 pm »

I think you are opening up a world of pain and expense for little gain.  The ls9 is as outdated as it gets and even more limited than the X32.  To throw money into one now is a really bad investment, I’d bite the bullet and get either an X32 or one of the new Yamaha’s such as the TF.  There are both far more capable consoles and will likely do all you need.
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Re: Yamaha LS9 + Behringer Stage box + CARD???
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2017, 11:26:12 am »

I think you are opening up a world of pain and expense for little gain.  The ls9 is as outdated as it gets and even more limited than the X32.  To throw money into one now is a really bad investment, I’d bite the bullet and get either an X32 or one of the new Yamaha’s such as the TF.  There are both far more capable consoles and will likely do all you need.
That was what I was waiting for all through the thread.  For you to get remote monitor mixing and a digital snake, your LS9 is never going to cut the mustard, and will cost you a packet.

Bizarrely, LS9s still pick up decent money used - so you might even be able to replace it with an X32 on a cost neutral (or even profitable) basis.  After that, life gets easy - just add S16/S32 stageboxes and P16 monitor mixers - and ditch the big heavy multicore.  You'll be surprised by how much more capable the X32 is than the LS9 - and you'll settle into it pretty quickly...
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Re: Yamaha LS9 + Behringer Stage box + CARD???
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2017, 05:33:02 pm »


Bizarrely, LS9s still pick up decent money used - so you might even be able to replace it with an X32 on a cost neutral (or even profitable) basis.  After that, life gets easy - just add S16/S32 stageboxes and P16 monitor mixers - and ditch the big heavy multicore.  You'll be surprised by how much more capable the X32 is than the LS9 - and you'll settle into it pretty quickly...

The LS9 is still a pretty solid mixer, basically everything you need for a small show in one box.  We’re still making money from ours, in various boring jobs. 

But if I was on a budget and wanted Yamaha, I’d buy a TF in a heartbeat. 
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