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Supersized NEXO GEO T Rig and Yamaha Consoles ‘Fantabulous’

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Chicago, Ill.⎯The Allstate Arena in Chicago was the scene of the Live Nation/103.5 KISS FM six-hour late May concert event billed as ‘Fantanbuloso’ featuring Ludacris, Ke$ha, Jay Sean, Trey Songz, Kevin Rudolf, Jason Derulo, B.o.B and Orianthi. The sold-out concert venue seats 14,000.

Gand Concert Sound of Glenview, Illinois provided the supersized PA. Known as ‘The NEXO Guys’, the sound company provided a 72-box NEX GEO T system flown in four hangs with 28 CD18 subwoofers under the stage. Stage monitors were also NEXO and included PS15 wedges and Alpha side fills. NEXO PS10’s were provided for front fill immediately downstage for the concert-going SRO dancers. Total power for the system came in at 300,000 watts provided by Camco V6, Camco 200V and Yamaha PC9501N amps with NEXO NX242 controllers. The new NEXO NX4X4 amps with integrated controller on board were used on the subwoofers. “This was the same more

Logic Systems Rocks the Range With 72 NEXO GEO T Boxes and Yamaha PM5D Consoles

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COLUMBUS, OH⎯ Logic Systems Sound and Lighting, Inc. (St. Louis) provided the two-day ‘Rock on the Range’ (ROTR) Festival in Columbus, OH with audio and lighting production for the main stage that included 36 elements per side of a NEXO GEO-T line array. Bands performing included Sevendust, Theory of a Deadman, Puddle of Mudd, Drowning Pool, 3 Days Grace, Deftones, Apocolyptica, 5 Finger Death Punch, Slash, Seether, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, and Limp Bizkit. Approximately 100,000 attended the late May hard rock event at Crew Soccer Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, the largest ROTR event of the four held to date. more

Yamaha Commercial Audio To Hold First Audioversity Expo in Nashville

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced Audioversity, a series of regional expos. The first event will take place at Soundcheck Nashville (740 Cowan Street), August 11-12. The specialized event is catered toward audio professionals and all those interested in gaining in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of any and everything Yamaha Commercial Audio and NEXO. more

MAC-Compatibility for Yamaha Digital Consoles

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯In response to requests for Macintosh support by its Mac user customer base, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will officially announce the availability of Mac-compatible versions of M7CLv3 Editor and LS9 Editor for Yamaha M7CL and LS9 digital sound reinforcement consoles at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, booth #C6748. more

Yamaha Professional CD Players Make InfoComm 2010 Debut

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the InfoComm 2010 debut of two new professional CD players that specifically address the A/V installation market. Yamaha CD-S300-RK, a single disc CD player and CD-C600-RK, a six-disc carousel model, feature the same high-quality sound one expects from a Yamaha professional audio product. Contractors will appreciate the inclusion of rack ears for easy mounting as well as Yamaha IMX644 rackmount mixer compatibility. more

Yamaha Commercial Audio to Launch NEXO RS18 Sub at InfoComm 2010

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch the big brother to the NEXO RS15, the new NEXO RS18 sub at InfoComm 2010, booth #C6748. The NEXO RS18 is the second product in the company’s patented Ray Sub Series, which was first revealed 15 months ago and has, in a short time, set new standards in versatility for subwoofers. more

Gand Concert Sound Provides Yamaha PM5D-RH for Final Show at Buddy Guy’s Original Legends Club

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Chicago, Ill.⎯Gand Concert Sound (GCS) of Glenview, IL provided a Yamaha PM5D-RH digital console for the ‘last big show’ at Buddy Guy’s original Legends blues club in Chicago. The club, is celebrating 20 years in business, is owned by the five-time GRAMMY winning guitarist. more

Monitor Engineer Finds ‘Freedom’ with Yamaha PM1D on Alisha Keys Tour

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯After winding down the first leg of the ‘Freedom’ tour backing her “The Element of Freedom? fourth studio album, Alicia Keys has since headed off to Europe with ME Kevin Glendinning in tow. Glendinning is using a Yamaha PM1D digital audio console, his preferred digital console. “The PM1D system is a very advanced and reliable network that I have had a lot of success and countless hours on,? states Glendinning. more

University of Georgia Undergrads Don’t Miss A Beat With NEXO and Yamaha

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ATHENS, Ga.⎯The May 2010 Spring Commencement at the University of Georgia (UGA) marked the 225th anniversary of the prestigious school’s founding, and when 3,700 undergrads walked into Sanford Stadium, they were met by a crowd of over 35,000 family and friends. Home to the Georgia Bulldogs football team, commencement festivities included the school’s 71-piece Wind Symphony from the School of Music and ceremony presenters. Alton Brown, star of the Food Network show “Good Eats”, delivered the keynote address. more

Asbury United Methodist Calls on American Audio for New Worship Venue NEXO System

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Madison, Alabama⎯Around 1981, Madison, Alabama began to grow from a small sleepy cotton town to a bustling suburb of nearby Huntsville. Cotton fields were slowly turning into new homes, stores, churches, and schools. As a result of the town’s growth, the Madison United Methodist Church started growing as well. In 1986, the church officially changed its name to Asbury United Methodist, naming it after Francis Asbury who was the first Methodist bishop appointed in America. Since that time, membership has grown from 329 to its present congregation of 2,598 today. Due to its proximity to NASA, many of its employees serve as church volunteers. more

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