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ME For Breakout Artist Jason Derulo Uses Yamaha PM5D

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—With his knack for infectious hooks, Florida vocalist Jason Derulo built his reputation as a prolific soul and rap songwriter, scribing tracks for artists ranging from Lil Wayne to Pleasure P. This past year, Derulo has been riding high with three smash hit singles, “Whatcha Say,? “In My Head,? and “Ridin’ Solo,? off his self-titled debut album.

Completing his first leg of his North American tour in mid-November, Derulo, needing a monitor engineer/audio crew chief for the tour, enlisted the assistance of Billy Flores, ME to pop stars such as Eminem, Black Eyed Peas, Erykah Badu, and Taio Cruz. Flores, who mixes monitors using only a Yamaha PM5D, said the tour had already been using a PM5D internationally as requested by Derulo. “The tour manager needed someone with a good grasp of the desk for the U.S. leg,? states Flores.

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Advanced Audio Deploys Yamaha Console with Dante Card to Riverfront Amphitheatre

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Advanced Audio and Lighting Systems, Inc. of Peoria, Illinois is using one of the first Dante MY16-AUD cards developed by Audinate for Yamaha with an M7CL-48 digital audio console at the historic CEFCU Center Stage at The Landing in Peoria. The amphitheatre seats 2,500 with wide-ranging events from national acts MOE, Government Mule, REO Speedwagon, The Doobie Brothers, Allison Krauss, Bela Fleck to regional acts, and ethnic festivals such as OktoberFest and Irish Fest.

The Dante card is providing connectivity from front of house to house left and right, in fills and out fills, and separate monitor mixes when a side stage monitor console is not deployed. A tablet PC running Yamaha Studio Manager (and soon to be an iPad running the new Yamaha StageMix App) enables engineers to provide quality control over the monitor system, cost savings in manpower, and added equipment rentals.

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Yamaha Celebrates StageMix Launch with iPad Promo

BUENA PARK, Calif.—To celebrate the launch of the new Yamaha StageMix application for iPad, the one-of-a-kind App that allows sound engineers the freedom to mix on the move, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced a special promotion for those end users wanting to enhance their mixing experience. Customers who purchase an M7CL Digital Mixing Console (32 or 48 channels or the 48ES model) between November 1, 2010 and January 31, 2011 are eligible to receive an iPad at no charge*.

By simply mailing in the completed Redemption Form available at http://www.yamahacommercialaudiosystems.com/promos/ipad_promo_form.pdf along with proof of purchase from an authorized U.S. Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. dealer, you’ll be on your way. To find an authorized Yamaha Commercial Audio dealer, visit www.yamahaca.com and click on the “Locate a Dealer? tab.

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*Limit one iPad per console while supplies last. Each promotion form must be mailed more

Yamaha Commercial Audio Holds ‘5 Days of Knowledge’

College Park, Md.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will hold a training week entitled ‘5 Days of Knowledge’ on the campus of the University of Maryland, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, December 6 – Friday, December 10. The week will encompass training seminars and speaker demonstrations. The University is located on Stadium Drive in College Park, MD.

On Monday, December 6 from 9:00 am – Noon, private speaker demos will be held at the Key Theatre. For an appointment, attendees must email Doug Staab, Yamaha District Manager, dstaab@yamaha.com. From 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, open speaker demos will be held for general, walk-in attendees. To attend the afternoon session, register by emailing the above.

On Tuesday, December 7 from 9:00 am – Noon, open-to-all speaker demos will be held. From 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Yamaha will hold a NEXO NS1 Software Clinic, and from 3:00 pm – 5:00 more

Yamaha Releases M7CLv3.5 and File Converter Software

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the winter 2010 release of M7CLv3.5 and File Converter software application. The File Converter application, available for both Mac OS and Windows platforms, converts file formats between PM5D and M7CL as well as M7CL and LS9 consoles, providing data compatibility between consoles. A PM5D or LS9, for example, can be brought in to replace an M7CL, using mix data originally created on the M7CL. The File Converter function will also convert parameters for multiple scenes (including HA and Ch Name).

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Several new features have been added to the new M7CLv3.5 firmware release. The firmware contains numerous new functions that will further enhance operation and efficiency of the M7CL console. New alternate functions for the Selected Channel have been added that can be assigned to User Defined Keys for even greater efficiency. And, when using HA Remote signal output more

Yamaha Joins AVnu Alliance to Promote Audio Video Bridging

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—In a joint international statement coinciding with the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Exhibition in San Francisco, Yamaha Corporation Japan, its group of companies including NEXO S.A. and Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH have become promoter members in AVnu Alliance. By joining AVnu Alliance Yamaha (and Yamaha group companies) reaffirms its dedication to providing users with the most up-to-date, flexible system solutions through products that will support AVB in addition to current network technologies.

The goal of the Alliance is to establish AVB (Audio Video Bridging) as the standard networking protocol that will provide practical and useful services to all customers. Yamaha has joined the effort as part of their open policy to adapt professional audio networking systems commonly used as exemplified by network formats CobraNet, EtherSound, Dante, etc. The AVnu Alliance is a joint effort founded in 2009 with founder members Broadcom Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Harman International, more

Palmetto Sound Outfits Taylors First Baptist Church with Yamaha Systems Solution

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Taylors First Baptist Church in Taylors, South Carolina was chartered and established in 1864. The ‘u-shaped’ sanctuary seats approximately 2,100, and with two services on Sunday mornings, the church serves a congregation of 3,000. Recently, Palmetto Sound Works of Spartanburg, S.C. was contracted to perform an upgrade to their existing audio system originally installed in 1995. About four years ago, the audio contractor performed a partial upgrade that included a Yamaha M7CL-48 digital audio console. This year, the complete upgrade includes a second M7CL-48 along with Yamaha Installation Series IF Speakers, PC amps, and a DME-64n processor. more

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Networking Lounge at AES Show

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will host a “Networking Lounge? during the AES Show in Demo Room 111. Meet with all Yamaha Commercial Audio Product Managers for informal product discussions. more

Swank AV Outfits Renaissance Hollywood with NEXO/Yamaha System

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Hollywood, Calif.—In-house AV company Swank Audio Visuals recently added a NEXO GEO S8 system and Yamaha M7CL-32 digital audio console to their production arsenal for the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Located in the famous Hollywood and Highlands complex that also houses the Kodak Theatre, Hard Rock Cafe, (and soon-to-be opened Rolling Stones venue), the 25,000 square foot Grand Ballroom and sole hotel on the property seats 2,000 theatre-style. more

NJPAC Adds Yamaha PM5D-EX to Prudential Hall

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BUENA PARK—The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey has added a Yamaha PM5D-EX system to their existing stable of Yamaha consoles. The new system, which was purchased through Masque Sound (East Rutherford, NJ), joins two Yamaha M7CL, two DM1000′s, and O1V. One M7CL console is permanently installed in the Victoria Theater that seats over 500 at the NJPAC complex. The other consoles float and can be used as a monitor console or for any of the venue’s corporate events and meetings. more

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