Thursday, June 26, 2008

Monitor Mix on LS9

How do I setup my LS9 as a monitor console? Where is monitor output and a monitor level master fader?

This is similar to the setup for M7CL but some different features are available on your LS9.

1. TO PATCH MONITOR OUT (p.146 LS9 Owner's Manual)
The default patch does not include an XLR output for cue/monitor signals. To patch the monitor bus to an omni out;

1. In the DISPLAY ACCESS section, press the [MONITOR] key repeatedly to access the MONITOR screen.
2. Move the cursor to the port select box L located below the L level meter, and press the [ENTER] key.
3. Chose your output (OMNI 1 for example) and close the OUTPUT PORT SELECT popup window.
4. If you want to monitor in mono turn the MONO MONITOR button on to combine signals from ST IN channels and hear signals panned to the right.
5. If you want to monitor in stereo repeat steps 2-3 for the R side.

2. CUE LEVEL ON A FADER

Some stage monitor engineers like to have fader control of their Cue listening level.
LS9 has two ways to have the level control on a fader.

With the custom fader layer (p.92 LS9 Owner's Manual):

1. In the DISPLAY ACCESS section, press the [SETUP] key repeatedly to access the USER SETUP screen.
2. Move the cursor to the CUSTOM FADER LAYER popup button in the screen, and press the [ENTER] key.
3. Move the cursor to the channel module select field ("32" for example), use the dial or the [DEC]/[INC] keys to select the MONITOR to that field, and press the [ENTER] key.
4. Press the LAYER [CUSTOM FADER] key in the LAYER section to recall the custom fader layer you’ve created.
5. The fader 32 is now a level control for the Monitor/Cue output.

With the user defined key (p.196 LS9 Owner's Manual):

1. In the DISPLAY ACCESS section, press the [SETUP] key repeatedly to access the USER SETUP screen.
2. Move the cursor to the USER DEFINED KEYS popup button, and press the [ENTER] key.
3. Move the cursor to the button for the user defined key whose function you want to assign ("11" for example), and press the [ENTER] key.
4. Select MONITOR for the function and MASTER FADER for the parameter 1.
5. Press the user defined key 11 to turn the mode on and use the master fader to control the monitor level, and the ON key to switch the monitor output on/off. (LED=lit: Monitor level, LED=dark: Stereo/Mix Master)

3. MIX CUE AND MIX MASTER LEVEL CONTROL
When the SENDS ON FADER mode is activated, the master fader and the ON key control the related Mix master level and on/off. Also the CUE key engages the Mix master to the Cue bus.

Note
The Monitor Master fader mode with the user defined key has priority over assigning function to the master fader by the SENDS ON FADER. For that reason, the master fader assigned to Monitor Master fader mode stays as is even if SENDS ON FADER mode is activated.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It would be SOOOOO Cool if Sends on Fader were added to the LS9 Editor (Studio Manager). Think of a wireless tablet PC and standing on stage next to the talent while adjusting the monitor mix!

Anonymous said...

I think it is much better to have the sends on the aux bars, that way you have access to, and display of, all mixes at once. It doesn't take long to train yourself to use those aux bars to adjust mixes, especially is you have a 14" tablet with relatively low resolution (big pixels=big aux bars)

klanggestaltung said...

sends on fader is actually possible in studio manager. stumbled upon this one:

http://checkcheckonetwo.com/2.html

I tested this on a 01V96 and on a LS9. Just be careful to follow the installation instructions precisely.

mkisaacs said...

Looks like the link has changed, but I think I found it here:

http://www.checkcheckonetwo.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?5-Sends-on-Fader&s=13b3786c03cd313319497eec426784ee

mkisaacs said...

It appears you can also use Yamaha's software for the LS9 to do the same thing on an iPad. It is called StageMix and is free.

http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/global/en/products/peripherals/applications/ls9stagemix/downloads.jsp

Lsg Industrial said...

One word - COOL! I'll be considering this in the future. LSG Lighting Solutions

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