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Saddle River Day School Hires Boulevard Pro For Audio Upgrade

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ORADELL, New Jersey⎯Saddle River Day School, located in the hills of Saddle River, New Jersey is a non-profit, college-preparatory independent day school accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the State of New Jersey. Founded in 1957, its student body of 300+ boys and girls is drawn from 64 communities in Bergen, Essex and Passaic Counties in New Jersey and Rockland County in New York.

Recently, Boulevard Pro (Oradell, NJ) was hired by the school to take on the task of upgrading their existing 250-seat performance space/auditorium in Alford Hall. After taking out the old system, the auditorium was outfitted with a Yamaha LS9-16 digital audio console with MY8-AD96-CA and MLA8 cards, providing the console with a total of 24 mic lines. Two Yamaha Installation Series IF2112 speakers for front of house PA and two IF2108 speakers for monitors were also installed. more

CTS Audio Provides ‘Women of Faith’ Tours with Yamaha EtherSound Solution

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Thousands of women are expected to meet this year in over 29 Cities across the U.S. for two one-of-a-kind events as part of the ‘Women of Faith’ tours. ‘Over the Top’ and ‘Imagine? tours are two-day weekend events focusing on music and uplifting presentations. 14,000 women are expected to attend each event, taking place at arenas and coliseums nationwide throughout the year. This is the first time that two ‘Women of Faith’ tours will take place simultaneously. East Coast ‘Over the Top’ dates include musical performances by Sandi Patty, Mandisa, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman. ‘Imagine’ West Coast tour dates will feature Mary Mary and Natalie Grant. more

Allstar Designs and Installs Yamaha, NEXO System for Beulah Ministries

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Edmonton, Alberta⎯Allstar Show Industries recently completed a design/build installation for Beulah Ministries in Edmonton on both their main and satellite campus. Dwayne Plishka, project manager, is also the technical director for the ministry. The 85–year-old church is in its third building, an auditorium that seats 1,400 with an average weekly attendance of over 2,000. A rental facility serves as its new Whitemud satellite campus serving a congregation of 100 and seating 250. more

University Theatre Updates Audio System with Yamaha

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada⎯The University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) recently upgraded the audio system in its University Theatre with a Yamaha M7CL-32 digital audio console and SB168-ES Stage Box. Installation assistance was provided by Wavetech Sound & Lighting located in Southern Alberta. The University boasts one of the fastest-growing post-secondary student populations in Canada with more than 8,000 students from 62 countries – one of the most geographically diverse student populations in Alberta. University Theatre seats 500 and is a multi-use venue hosting lectures, road shows, theatrical performances for young audiences, concerts, operas and about four major productions by the Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts. more

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Adds More Reps to NEXO Network

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Continuing with its expansion of the NEXO rep firm network, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has added two additional manufacturer rep firms to spearhead sales of NEXO speaker products within North America. more

Le Studio Mobile Provides World 5.1 Audio Feed for Vancouver Olympics

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Montreal, Canada⎯Le Studio Mobile recently spent six weeks in Vancouver providing 5.1 audio mixes for broadcast coverage of the Opening, Closing, and Medal Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic games as well as mixes of nightly musical entertainment.

Le Studio Mobile used its complete arsenal of professional audio equipment including dual Yamaha DM2000v2 digital consoles, handling all inputs from BC Place for music, vocals, announcements and speeches. John Simpson, of Sydney, Australia was the mix engineer assisted by Brian Power of Halifax, Nova Scotia. All elements were recorded on four 48-tracks recorders. more

NAC Technologies Provides Cleveland’s Finest Performance Venues with NEXO and Yamaha

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯The Palace Theater originally opened in 1922 and is part of the Playhouse Square complex, an integral part of the Cleveland Theater District. The venue, which seats 2,700, accommodates an eclectic mix of shows, from touring productions to concerts. Recently, the existing sound system was replaced and a new system was designed and installed by NAC Technologies (Cleveland) under the leadership of senior audio engineer Rick Galbraith and company owner Dave Cooper. more

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Picks up ‘Best Marketing Award’ from NEXO

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯At its annual distributor awards dinner in Frankfurt, which coincides with the ProLight+Sound Expo, NEXO celebrated emerging markets around the world. The awards were marked this year by a miniature RS18 sub bass unit, a new product to be shown at InfoComm 2010, and presented by NEXO France Marketing Manager, Joe White, for outstanding progress and success in developing a market for NEXO technology. more

ACIR Professional Outfits Al Di Meola Show with d&b and Yamaha PM5Ds

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.⎯A bona fide guitar hero, Al Di Meola has also been recognized over the past 30 years as a prolific composer and respected artist with over 20 recordings. A native of New Jersey, Di Meola performed in late January at the 2,000-seat Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ to a standing-room-only crowd. more

Worship Arts Technology Summit Set for Biola University

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LA MIRADA, Calif.-⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. and Yamaha Corporation of America, along with Elation Lighting, Shure and Media Shout will sponsor a Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) on June 14-16 at the campus of Biola University in La Mirada, California.

The seminars will offer product and technical training to church technicians and musicians seeking the finest in-depth technology training available in the areas of audio, musicianship, lighting, recording, and media presentation. Summit sponsor experts along with leading worship musicians will be on hand for the in-depth three-day tracks that include Audio, Musician, Lighting, Media, and Vocal. All skill levels are welcome as the training will be presented in structured technology tracks, allowing attendees to begin with the basics and build upon them with a series of increasingly advanced class offerings. These sessions will offer hands-on participation, focused teaching and certification. more

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