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Engineer Mundy Loads Up Yamaha M7CL Console for SXSW

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—For over 25 years and held in Austin, Texas the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer a unique convergence of original music, independent films, emerging technology showcases and a lot of networking. This year, DBS Sound engineer Patrick Mundy (“Mundy?), who typically mixes festivals and red carpet events, chose to use a Yamaha M7CL-48 digital audio console as his main source of audio.

“I use Yamaha products for situations that really count,? states Mundy. For the Blood Company Showcase on Day 1 with bands that included Dawn of Ashes, Let Live, American Scarecrows, and others, Mundy said his audio set up included an Yamaha M7CL-48, a full mic package including Sennheiser and Shure, DBX 4800, Antelope OCX Master clock, Earthworks QTC 40, M- Audio Interface and ‘more cabling than they should have let me bring on an airplane’. On day two, Mundy used the same more

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems to Launch Dugan-MY16 at NAB Exhibition

LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. and Dan Dugan Sound Design announce the launch of the Dugan-MY16 card for current model Yamaha digital mixers and processors including Yamaha 01V96, DM1000, 02R96, DM2000, M7CL, LS9, DSP5D, PM5D, and DME24/64N. Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will be the sole distributor for the card, which will be available to customers within North America. The Dugan-MY16 card will make its official debut during the NAB Exhibition at Yamaha Booth C1325 and Dan Dugan Sound Design, Booth C1623.

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Dan Dugan Sound Design automatic mic mixing products eliminate cueing errors, reduce feedback and ambient noise pickup, allow for smooth transitions between talkers, provide consistent system gain no matter how many mics are open, have the ability of handling up to 64 live microphones, and can be remotely controlled.

An ideal solution for live for broadcast, corporate A/V, houses or worship and other sound reinforcement more

OverTone Over the Top with Yamaha LS9 Digital Audio Console

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—OverTone is a group of seven young a’cappella performers hailing from South Africa. Their recent success includes nine songs performed for the Oscar-nominated film Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, who with his wife discovered the band on a trip to South Africa. They have performed as guest artists for the GRAMMY®-winning One Republic and have toured with Platinum selling artist Corrine Bailey Rae, to name a few.

OverTone just finished up a two-month stint at The Wynn Las Vegas. James ‘Jimbo’ Oneal, independent front of house engineer was hired by Rhino Sound in Las Vegas to man a Yamaha LS9-16, owned by The Wynn and purchased specifically for the OverTone shows. The band played 15 short performances per day, six days a week in various locations throughout the resort.

“We were moving from location to location within the resort complex so the fact that the more

iPad App Announced for Yamaha LS9 Digital Console

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—In conjunction with an international launch at the Music Messe Expo, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the availability of the iPad app StageMix for the Yamaha LS9 digital audio console. The new software will be shown at NAB in April.

Similar to the iPad app recently launched for the Yamaha M7CL console, StageMix is an application for the Apple iPad that allows remote control of LS9 mix functions via a simple, intuitive graphic interface from anywhere within wireless range. The application enables the engineer to set up monitor mixes from a performer’s position on stage directly controlling mix parameters via the iPad. To run StageMix on an iPad, a wireless connection from the iPad to a WIFI access point and an Ethernet connection from the WIFI access point to the LS9 is required.

Yamaha LS9 controllable parameters scheduled to be implemented in StageMix are more

Monitor Engineer Britton, Earl Klugh Band Give Thumbs Up to NEXO Wedge

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Since it began delivering in late December, the new NEXO 45 N-12 12-inch line monitor is receiving rave reviews. Engineer Melissa Britton, had the opportunity to use the new NEXO line monitors for Earl Klugh and his band at a recent show held at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in California. Although filling in at front of house on a Yamaha PM1D for this particular show, Britton normally mixes monitors using Yamaha digital consoles for Klugh. Brian Rachko mixed monitors for the Cerritos gig on the house Yamaha PM5D.

“I have to say that I could not hear the stage at all while I was at front of house,? states Britton. “The NEXO line monitors were super clean. I went on stage a couple times during sound check and was amazed by the separation from mix to mix.? The NEXO line monitor is a more

Yamaha StageMix for Viper Alley

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Stagemix software for the M7CL iPad app was recently installed into Chicago concert venue Viper Alley. Located in Lincolnshire, Illinois, the venue is the brainchild of Scott Greenberg, creator of the Wit, Chicago’s hippest boutique hotel. Viper Alley opened in early March with American Idol winner Lee DeWyze performing for two hundred online raffle ticket winners. The club also features a complete NEXO sound system. The installation was completed by Gand Sound Installations (Glenview, Illinois).

StageMix is an application for the Apple iPad that allows remote control of the Yamaha M7CL digital console’s mix functions via a simple, intuitive graphic interface from anywhere within wireless range. The application enables an engineer to set up monitor mixes from a performer’s position on stage directly controlling mix parameters via the iPad. Controllable parameters implemented in StageMix include Sends on Faders, Input Channel Faders, Input Channel On/Off, Input more

Sound Works Productions Purchases NEXO System

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Sound Works Productions, Inc. of Frankfort, Illinois recently purchased a NEXO GEO S12 line array system, RS18s and NXAmp 4x4s for their rental inventory. The company, who has been providing sound reinforcement services for five years, determined that a NEXO system was a valuable addition to their audio artillery. The new NEXO system is comprised of 14 GEO S 1210s, two S1230s, eight of the new RS18 ray subs and six NXAmp 4×4 amplifiers.

“Based upon hearing the NEXO system at a demo in Cerritos, California and the EXTREMELY good customer service provided by Yamaha/NEXO and specifically our rep, Mike Eiseman, we knew the GEO S12 would be a perfect fit for our growing company,? states Daniel Nickleski, Vice President of Sound Works Productions. “It is a box that can be used on a wide variety of shows, which is exactly what we provide for. Every time more

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. Issues Official Statement from President on Japan Earthquake

BUENA PARK, Calif.—The following is a message from Mr. Tak Nakata, President of Yamaha Corporation of America, who is currently in Hamamatsu, Japan:

“On behalf of Yamaha, I wish to thank our business partners in the United States for their thoughts and prayers in response to the earthquake that impacted Japan and the Pacific basin last night.?

“As far as we know, no Yamaha employees have been injured as a result of this disaster. Also, there has been no significant damage to our offices or factories. It is still too early to determine if this ongoing situation will affect shipments due to the currently unknown impact on ports, vessels and shipping lanes. We will provide additional information just as soon as it is made available to Yamaha.”

“The destruction and damage in Japan is quite massive in cities and coastal towns in Northern Japan. We pray for more

J Sound Services Specifies Yamaha and EtherSound for Ovation-Produced Event

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—J Sound Services of Nashville recently designed a complete audio system for event planner Ovation, hired by the National Wild Turkey Federation for a corporate event featuring a concert by Trace Atkins, The Band Perry, and several other musical acts. Held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel Delta Ballroom, the audio system design was based around a Yamaha PM5D-EX as the main mixing system, EtherSound, and Yamaha ES devices to distribute audio. Jason Spence, owner of J Sound Services was hired as the production mixer for the event.

“There are a couple of reasons I chose to distribute audio using Yamaha components and EtherSound,? states Spence. “The event was held in a hotel ballroom where labor charges are astronomical. By utilizing CAT5 instead of hundreds of pounds of copper to distribute the multiple channels of I/O saved time and money. I chose Yamaha network components for their seamless integration with EtherSound, Yamaha product reliability, and sound quality. With zero margin for error on this gig, I had complete faith in the gear. The ability of the Yamaha PM5D to operate at 96K and its sound quality in addition to its add-on effects of classic compressors, tape emulators, etc., I knew sonically I was in good shape.?

The system was able to distribute digital I/O to three different mix locations, PA drive lines, back of house and record feeds at 96K, all over CAT5 with no degradation of audio. The total networkable system I/O was 112 in x 56 out.
Due to cable paths, the CAT5 ran from the Yamaha DCU5D, located at front of house with the PM5D, to a Yamaha DSP5D Expander residing backstage, a distance of nearly 600 feet. Spence inserted an active gigabit switch between locations to ensure that proper signal strength was maintained. The guest FOH and Monitor mix position utilized a Yamaha M7CL digital audio console for most acts, and a Yamaha SB168-ES Stage Box was used to pickup all necessary I/O at the guest position.

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“Our challenge was to create an audio environment able to accommodate a multi-functional program consisting of presentations, live auction, awards, and several concerts,? more

University of the Cumberlands Upgrades With Yamaha Installation Series Speakers and P Series Amps

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—The University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky is a private liberal arts institution founded in 1888. With an enrollment of 3,300 students, the school is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Church. Recently, Knight Audio of Louisville was hired by the University to complete an audio upgrade consisting of a Yamaha Installation Series Speaker System for the O. Wayne Rollins Center, the school’s gymnasium/auditorium.

Home to the Patriots basketball team, the venue seats 1,700 also serves as a sanctuary for larger campus services and events. It is also the site of the University’s commencement, convocations, and their annual leadership event, this year featuring Mike Huckabee as a presenter.

“The school needed an easy-to-use system for most of the events held in the venue, and they were very familiar with the Yamaha name,? states Dave Knight, owner of Knight Audio. A 25-speaker Yamaha IF-2112m system was more

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