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Yamaha LS9 Console Files

Files and notes updated 2013/08/12.

To download my Studio Manager and Console files (zipped), click here.

(Warning: There may still be errors and omissions in my descriptions, or in the scenes, so look everything over.  If you find anything, please let me know.)

2013-07-25 updates: In the Show scene, turned on all auxes and FX sends on all relevant channels (all set to Pre) .

013-08-1 Updates: Turned the auxes on in the first layer for most of the channels in the show scene.
 

Scene 297 (copied on 298) is for Rock shows.  Details include:

Ten channels for drums (including a stereo overhead pair) that are routed to buses 9/10 that are configured as a stereo drum group.

Six channels for that are fed to bus 12 - used as a group.  The group has a multi-band comp (Rack 5) inserted.  (I finally got the comp working pretty well.  It was a real PITA, as it has auto makeup gain on each band - aarrggh!  WTF Yamaha?)

(Buss 11 is un-assigned - it can be used as a mono group for whatever purpose.  Or, it could be configured with the existing mono vocal group to create a stereo vocal group, and the vocal reverb could be routed to the bus instead of to L/R.  As the delays I have set up are mono, I have them routed to the mono vocal group.

Several linked pairs for stereo keys (all parameters are linked).

Custom Fader Layer.  Here's some of the details:
 - Snare 2/Tom 1 is replaced by Mix 13 Master (which would be the send for Rack 5 drum verb, but I stole that rack for the vocal comp).
 - Overhead Right (which one of a linked pair, so the second fader is redundant) is replaced by Mix 10 Master = Drum Group L (which is one of a linked pair...).
 - Key 1 R (which is one of a linked pair) is replaced by Key 2 R (which is one of a linked pair...)
 - Key 2 L is replaced by Mix 14 Master send to reverb # 2 Rack 6.
 - Key 2 R is replaced by Mix 12 Master = Vocal Group.
 - DVD L is replaced by Mix 15 Master = send to delay # 1 Rack 7.
 - DVD R is replaced by Mix 16 Master = send to delay #2 Rack 8.

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The only controls that are lost when switching to the Custom layer are snare 2/tom1, and the PC).

Recall-safed: Stereo pair for the PC, an MC channel, a Talkback channel, and the L/R/Mono.

Note: The Recall Safe settings are the same across all scenes, so if you go back and forth between the two scenes in this download, you'll have to turn the safes on or off as is appropriate for the scene you are using.  On the Show scene, the vocals (and sometimes other channels) will (when safe is turned on) have everything but the faders Safed, so that any changes to the channels (other than volume) remain for the entire show.  If they aren't safed, you'll have to save those changes for every scene - not good.

All inputs are patched to both layers.  Layer 1-32 is used for the house mix, layer 33-64 is used for the monitor mixes.  This allows independent EQ and dynamics on the mains and the monitors (usually no dynamics are used on the monitors).  (The other scene is set up this way in case it's needed, but all the layer 2 sends are turned off - I think.)

I have it set up pseudo aux fed subs - the drum bus, bass channels, key channels, and playback channels are (in addition to being fed to L/R) fed to the mono bus for the subs out.  The Mono fader is linked to the L/R.
 

User Defined Keys: (These are global = the same in all scenes.)

1 Scene, Dec Recall *

2 Scene, Inc Recall *

3 Mute Master, Mute Group 2, Input Channel, CHs 1-28 (mutes every house channel save for the Talkback, MC, and PC) (the "why doesn't the band stop noodling and get on with it?" button.

4 Mute Master, Mute Group 1, Output Mute, Mix 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 = Monitors Mute (the "oh crap!" button)

5 Mute Master, Mute Group 5, Output Mute, Mix 13,14,15,16 = FX Sends Mute (tails & repeats remain)

6 Mute Master, Mute Group 4, Input Mute, ST IN 1,2,3,4 = FX Returns Mute (instant dry).

7 LS9 Editor, Rack 5 (Multiband Comp that's inserted in the vocal group 12) .

8 LS9 Editor, Rack 6 (Reverb 2 in Rock scene, Reverb 2 in Show scene).

9 Mute Master, Mute Group 7, Output Mute, Mix 15 = FX 3 Send Mute.

10 Tap Tempo Rack 7 (Mono Delay = FX3)

11 Mute Master, Mute Group 8, Output Mute, Mix 16 = FX 4 Send Mute.

12 Tap Tempo Rack 8 (Mono Delay = FX4)

 

 

When working in Studio Manager, the most common mistake I make is forgetting to store the scene before saving the session. (Save the session as both a session file for the computer and a console file for your thumb drive.  If you do this, when you forget to take your computer or your thumb drive to a show, you'll still be able to update the console from the one you did remember to take with you.)

Patch Note: The patches are saved on a scene by scene basis, so you can have different patches for each scene if you care to.  (Example: With the A-D card in the console, I'm able to use the card for connecting a number of the line level sources that are used in the Show scene and not the Rock scene.  So I no longer have to re-patch cables at the back of the console when going from one type of show to another.)   In these files, some channels are fed by a card in Slot 2).  There are four line-level analog cards of interest:

The MY4-AD is a 30.08-50.88kHz-capable card that has four inputs on XLR connectors, and has a three-position gain switch for each input.

The
MY8-AD24 is a 30.08-50.88kHz-capable card that has eight inputs on 1/4" connectors, and has a two-position gain switch for each input.

 The MY8-AD96 is a 96kHz-capable card that has eight inputs on a D-sub 25 connector.

The
MY8-ADDA96 is a 96kHz-capable card that has eight inputs on Phoenix/Euroblock connectors and also eight outputs on Phoenix/Euroblock connectors.


Here's a download sheet that has some nifty shortcuts, many of which I did not know about: ShortCutTips.

 

Now on to Scene 299 (copied on 300) is for theatrical shows.  Details include:

Sixteen channels for wireless vocals that are fed to bus 12 - used as a group.  The group has a multi-band comp (Rack 5) inserted.  (I finally got the comp working pretty well.  It was a real PITA, as it has auto makeup gain on each band - aarrggh!  WTF Yamaha?)


Several custom pairs, both channels of the pair being fed by the same headamp.  There are two of these for CD - One channel is for the house, one for the monitors, making it easier to mix track acts with uneven tracks volume levels.  There's a similar pair that's used for piano.

Several stereo pairs for Keys, PC, and DVD.

An MC channel and a Talkback channel.

Note: The Recall Safe settings are the same across all scenes, so if you go back and forth between the two scenes in this download, you'll have to turn the safes on or off as is appropriate for the scene you are using.  On the Show scene, you'll want to have the vocals (and sometimes other channels) Safed except for the faders, so that any changes to the channels (other than volume) remain for the entire show.  If they aren't safed, you'll have to save those changes for every scene - not good.

Note: If you will be using Recall Safe, make sure that you make all of your channel and patch changes BEFORE you start to save your scenes.  Otherwise, you may find yourself having to start over on your scene changes, or recall a scene, make the changes, save the scene, recall the next scene, make the changes..... for every scene - not fun!



The pseudo aux fed subs deal applies here (PC, DVD, maybe others).

 

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