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Boulevard Pro Brings ‘Goodwill’ to Upstate NY Church

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Boulevard Professional (Oradell, N.J.) recently installed a NEXO GEO S12 line array system along with Yamaha LS9-32 and SB168-ES Stage Box at the Goodwill Church in Montgomery, New York. Several years ago, the company was called in to design and install a state-of-the-art sound system for a new worship space. Unexpectedly, funding was cut and it appeared the installation would be placed on the back burner. In a successful fund raising mission by members of church, the goal required to purchase and install a new system had been met, and by the fall of last year, work had begun.

The 700-seat contemporary church has a diverse, active congregation with 1,000 in attendance each week. A full band and six vocalists accompany the sermons. “It was very apparent early on that a new system for Goodwill Church would not just be for spoken word,? states James Cioffi, more

Manufacturers Co-Sponsor Worship Seminar in Ridgecrest, NC

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. along with Yamaha Corporation of America, Shure, ProPresenter, and Elation Lighting will hold a Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) September 8-10 at the Ridgecrest Christian Conference Center in Ridgecrest, North Carolina.

Session Tracks to take place include Musician, Audio, Vocal, Lighting, and Media. Master audio engineer, John Mills, who has worked with such artists as Chris Tomlin, Israel Houghton, Lincoln Brewster, and Kenny Chesney, will lead the audio presentations.

The WATS Seminars are open to all worship team members. The training schedule has been reformatted to allow for a two-day event so that attendees have ample opportunity to attend one or both days. Recognizing that many worship teams require basic training sessions in the area of audio and other aspects of technical ministries, a WATS Boot Camp will be held September 7, prior to the opening of the WATS Seminar.

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Nashville Club Holds Grand Re-Opening During Summer NAMM Show

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NASHVILLE—3rd & Lindsley has long been known by Nashville locals and entertainment professionals as the place to be from a performance venue to a locals gathering spot perspective. It has hosted performances by international, national, and regional artists such as Train, William Topley, Wilco, Fastball, d. c. Talk, Pete Yorn, Sister Hazel, Jars of Clay, Rodney Crowell, North Mississippi Allstars, Howie Day, Radney Foster, KT Tunstall, The Fray, Indigo Girls, and Patty Griffin.

Some of the local talent that performs on a regular basis or have their roots in the Nashville venue include The Wooten Brothers, The Players, and Lady Antebellum. 3rd & Lindsley continues to be one of the most intimate performance venues for live music, and the club recently installed a new state-of-the-art sound system, holding its grand re-opening with a free concert during Summer NAMM featuring The Kentucky Headhunters. The system was installed by J Sound more

Yamaha to hold “Four Days of Training? at Manhattan Center Studios

New York—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will hold “Four Days of Training? on August 9-12 at Manhattan Center Studios, 311 West 34th St. (between 8th & 9Th Ave.) in New York City. Free of charge and open to all audio professionals, the Yamaha “Four Days of Training? is a unique opportunity to experience hands-on demos and training on Yamaha and NEXO products.

The August 9 session from 9:00 am – 11:00 is an introduction to NEXO NS-1 sound system venue predictive software tool (Windows based). From 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, NEXO speaker demos and training will take place on PS Series, GEOS12, RS 15 and 18 Ray Sub, and the new 45 N12 line monitor wedge.
August 10 is an all-day session featuring Audio Networking for Live Sound, distribution and recording, control of Yamaha amplifiers and creating custom controls in DME Designer.

August 11 is an all-day M7CL more

Yamaha StageMix 2.0 iPad App Now Available

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—In just a few short days, and after over 45,000 downloads of the initial StageMix iPad App for Yamaha M7CL and LS9 digital consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the end-of-July availability of StageMix 2.0 via free download from the Apple iTunes store.

StageMix 2.0 will provide end users with even greater console management and include significant upgrades including control of Head Amp gain for each Input Channel and Scene Memory Management (Store, Recall, Scene Titles, and Comments). Version 2.0 is for use with M7CL firmware v3.5 or higher. StageMix 2.0 for the Yamaha LS9 includes control of Head Amp gain for each Input Channel and Scene Memory Management (Store, Recall, Scene Titles, and Comments). Version 1.18 LS9 firmware or later is recommended.

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“Yamaha StageMix is a success story and has continually proven itself by being downloaded more than 130 times per day since more

Abbott Mixes X Factor on Yamaha DM2000

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—The X Factor will make its U.S. debut on FOX September 21. The Simon Cowell-created show will be in a search across America to find the next global superstar or group who will ultimately win a $5 million dollar Sony Music recording deal. Michael Abbott, owner of All Ears, Inc. has chosen a Yamaha DM2000 for the broadcast mix of the audition phase of the production taped in Los Angeles, Dallas, Newark, New Jersey, Miami, and Seattle. Sweetwater Video/NEP provided the audio/video facilities.

“The Yamaha DM2000 was chosen because The X Factor project required an audio console with a small physical footprint but with a large amount of audio I/O,? states Abbott. “We used six MADI slot cards that were fed into a Euphonix Studio Hub, then routed out to nine MADI streams, and converted to AES via RME MADI/AES converters.?

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Wirebox and NEXO Graduate Auburn U

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Wirebox Media (Smyrna, Georgia) was called upon by Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama) to supply sound for its 2011 mid-May graduation ceremony. This year marked the first commencement held in the school’s stadium in 43 years.

Tim Harrigan of Wirebox designed and simulated the audio system using NEXO’s NS-1 software. Harrigan also functioned as the six-person crew supervisor for Auburn’s graduation ceremony, which was attended by approximately 30,000. The audio system is built around a 32-box NEXO GEO S12 line array, 14 GEO S8 speakers, and NEXO 4×4 amplifiers.

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“The NEXO GEO S12 was selected for its pristine sound quality,? states Harrigan. The main arrays flown at stage consisted of eight GEO S12 boxes per side with six ground-stacked distributed arrays of four GEO S12 and two arrays of six GEO S8 speaker boxes. Harrigan said Wirebox spent quite a few hours modeling the historic Jordan-Hare more

Gordon College to Host NEXO Seminar

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc., in conjunction with Gordon College and its Chapel in Wenham, Massachusetts will host a NEXO seminar on Wednesday, July 27.

Yamaha and NEXO specialists will be demonstrating and explaining, in an “open house? format the GEO S-12 loudspeaker array, NS-1 Room Calculator Software, NXAmp 4×4 multi-channel, networkable Amp/Controller, RS15 Ray Sub, as well as the new 45N-12 Line Monitor.

The seminar, which is open to all audio professionals, will begin at 3:00 PM, presenting and listening until 8:00 PM. Light catering will be served.

For directions and to RSVP, e-mail Martin Dombey at mdombey@yamaha.com or (714) 522-9837.

For more information on NEXO products, visit www.yamahaca.com.

For more information on Gordon College Chapel, visit http://www.gordon.edu/chapel.

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Prestigious Jazz Club Installs New Sound System

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NEW YORK—Since opening its doors in 1981, the Blue Note in New York City has become one of the premier jazz clubs in the world and a cultural institution in Greenwich Village playing host to some of the greatest musicians of all time such as Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Nina Simone, BB King, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti, to name a few as well as modern hip-hop and R&B stars, including Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, Common and Lupe Fiasco. Recently the club received an upgraded sound system installed by Petrix.

“The Blue Note installation was a challenge,? states Amit Peleg, owner of Peltrix. “While the acoustical characteristics of the room are good, the audience sits around the stage which is positioned in the center of the room. There is only 15.5 feet from the front of the stage to the more

Gand Sound Supports Fantabuloso ‘Dos’

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Fantabuloso ‘Dos’ 2011 took place in mid-May at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, and Gand Concert Sound (GCS) once again provided audio system support that included a NEXO GEO T tangent array rig. Artists appearing at the concert included Pitbull, Mike Posner, Lupe Fiasco, Taio Cruz, T-Pain, Jesse J, Far East Movement, David Gueta, and Tinie Tempah.

Known as the “NEXO Guys?, Gand supplied 21 GEO T4805s and three GEO T 2815s per side for mains, seven 4805s and two 2815s per side for out fills, supported by 28 CD18 subs. Six NEXO PS10s were used for front fills, with eight bi-amped NEXO PS15s down stage with Yamaha T5n amps and eight NEXO PS15s with NEXO 4×4 NXAMPs. NEXO Alphas were used for side fills. “We are in our ninth season using the GEO T, being the first company in the U.S. to invest in an arena-size more

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