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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

IAO Theater Exclaims ‘Mahalo’ for Yamaha Integrated Audio System

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BUENA PARK, Calif. – Opened in 1928 and built in Spanish Mission style, the IAO Theater in historic Wailuku Town on the Hawaiian island of Maui recently underwent a complete system upgrade. Featuring a Yamaha integrated audio system the project yielded a vast improvement over the hodgepodge of antiquated equipment the theater had been using for 50 years. The IAO Theater was once the main entertainment venue for all of Maui, known for hosting movie premieres, live stage acts including such stars as Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra, and major community events. In 1953, the theater hosted the star-studded Hawaiian premiere of “From Here to Eternity”. more

Christ Church Moves to Contemporary Worship with NEXO and Yamaha

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WEST MONROE, Louisiana⎯In 1969, W.R. Lowe and his wife established Christ Church in West Monroe, Louisiana with 21 attendees at the first service. This year, and 30 years after it was established, the church is celebrating the recent completion of a new 43,000 sq. ft. campus expansion including a state-of-the-art 1,200-seat contemporary worship center. Christ Church hired American Audio, Inc. (Ruston, Louisiana) to design and install the audio, lighting, and acoustic systems at the new facility. more

The Forge Conference Set for Houses of Worship

OCEAN GROVE, N.J.— The Forge Conference will take place Sept 30 – October at Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in Ocean Grove, New Jersey
on September 29th beginning with a 9:00 PM meet and greet. Registration opens at 9:00 AM September 30 with the first session beginning at 10:00 AM. The final session will conclude on
October 2 at 4:15 PM. more

Yamaha Has An App for That

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—iPad StageMix and AuviTran Network ASIO Streamer Support for M7CL Digital Console—

BUENA PARK, Calif.—In conjunction with an international launch at the Plasa Show, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the availability of two new software programs in support of the Yamaha M7CL digital audio console. more

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