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“Central Park West? Adds NEXO GEO S and Yamaha LS9 System

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RIDGEFIELD PARK, New Jersey—More than 50 years ago, five Bergen County municipalities – Englewood, Leonia, Palisades Park, Ridgefield Park and Teaneck, donated land to the County of Bergen with the intention of creating a central commons for art, sports and other leisure activities. After years of hard work, the vision to turn what was once a landfill into a beautiful park is now a reality. Dubbed “Central Park West?, the new 138-acre Overpeck County Park recently installed a complete sound system featuring a NEXO GEO S12 line array and Yamaha LS9 digital audio console in their 3,000-seat outdoor amphitheatre.

Boulevard Pro (Oradell, NJ) was selected during a bid process and called in as a consultant to design the audio system for the new amphitheatre. “Our main concern in selecting a audio installation firm was reputation and experience,? states John Biale, Senior Project Coordinator, Bergen County Parks Department. “We installed more

Yamaha Forms Strategic Alliance with Rupert Neve Designs

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Corporation Japan and Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announce a strategic partnership with Rupert Neve Designs, based on both parties involvement with VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) Technology. VCM is an exclusive Yamaha digital technology, enabling engineers to achieve stunning sonic and musical performance by actually modeling the individual characteristics of a multitude of parts and components contributing to the final sound of original analog circuitry.

VCM recreates the sound and characteristics of several classic compression and EQ units and tape machines from the 70′s available on most current Yamaha digital mixers. Not only do these models faithfully capture the unique saturation of analog circuitry, but they have also been fine-tuned by leading engineers and feature carefully selected parameters in a simple interface that makes it easier than ever to create the ideal sound. Subtle saturation effects have been painstakingly modeled to bring the warmth and more

Gand Concert Sound Supplies NEXO GEO T and Yamaha PM5Ds for Snoop Dog Show

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Evanston,Ill.—Gand Concert Sound of Glenview, IL aka “The NEXO Guys”, recently provided a 42-box flown NEXO GEO T line array for international rap star Snoop Dog and opener Kid Cudi for a concert held at the Welsh-Ryan Arena on the campus of Northwestern University. The earth-shaking sound system included 20 NEXO CD18 subwoofers with PS15 monitors used on stage by the artists. NEXO Alpha ALEF 3-way side fills with S2 subs and PS10′s were implemented for front fill on the wide stage for the jam-packed dance floor.

“The unusual layout of the venue was tackled by hanging four columns of NEXO GEO T boxes with the two offstage columns being larger to cover additional side balcony seating,? says Gand President, Gary Gand. Power for the show consisted of a mix of 36 Camco V6 and V200 on mains, five Yamaha PC9501N amps on front fills and monitors, all more

Bauder Audio Puts NEXO GEO S, NEXO RS18 to the Test

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—For more than 30 years, Richard Bauder has provided audio production services to the greater Philadelphia area. Recently, Bauder Audio Systems added to its audio arsenal extensive quantities of NEXO line array products, including 22 GEO S1210, two GEO S1230, eight of the new RS18 Ray Subs, and six NX4x4 amplifiers.

“We bought the quantities we did to be able to split it in two equal rigs or act as one large system,? states Brian Naab, Production Manager. “The sound, price, weight and reliability were big factors as was the US distribution by Yamaha. Having a well-known name like Yamaha behind these products made a big difference over the other European speaker manufacturers that we have used and were considering. When we demoed the RS18, we were very impressed with the quality of the bass, SPL output, and flexibility. Being able to run them in Cardioid more

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

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