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Gerber Acoustics Calls NEXO GEO S1210 ‘the Best in Engineering Excellence, Sound, Value, and Ease of Rigging’

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Gerber Acoustics of Lake Worth, Florida recently supplied 24 NEXO GEO S1210 speakers to Primerica Financial Services for a six-week corporate presentation tour. Primerica, who markets first-rate financial products and provides middle-income families with affordable term life insurance options, serves over 6 million clients in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Spain.

Production director for the tour, Joe Farell of Switch Liberate Your Brand said the purpose of the tour was informational: communicating the state of the business, latest product developments, and motivational⎯recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of leaders from within the company’s sales force. The audience for the corporate tour was Primerica’s nationwide sales force of over 100,000 strong.

Chas Gerber, owner of Gerber Acoustics, said that since the audience sizes kept expanding, they were forced to sub rent stacks and racks from local sources throughout the more

Landmark Yamaha PM1D Digital Console Retires on 10TH Anniversary

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯On September 22, 1999, the Yamaha PM1D first-of-its-kind digital mixing system designed specifically for live sound reinforcement made its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The PM1D started a digital revolution in live sound, and its worldwide popularity resulted in significant sales, and the beginning of a new era.

Now 10 years later, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced that Yamaha Corporation Japan has reached the limit on availability of key components. Therefore, in order to secure enough parts for customer service well into the future, the production of this legendary mixing system will cease in December 2009. Current requests for PM1D systems will be fulfilled, and limited quantities will remain available until the existing stock is depleted.

The company is not resting on its laurels, however, and has made available online a brief ‘white paper’ that will provide customers with its concept more

AVDB Group Outfits Aliante Station Casino’s Access Theater with Dual Yamaha PM5D-RH Digital Consoles and DSP5D Expanders

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada⎯Aliante Station broke ground in February 2008 and was a $662 million joint venture between Station Casinos and the Greenspun Corporation. Set on a 40-acre lot, Aliante Station is the 18th property for Station Casinos in southern Nevada. Access, the property’s 600-plus seat concert venue, AV, lighting, control system infrastructure, and theatrical architecture was designed by Montreal based Sceno-plus. Audio Video Design-Build Group (Las Vegas) was hired to design and integrate the audio, video and control systems. This was not the first time AVDB worked with Station Casinos; they were employed in 2007 to construct the multi-million dollar Ovation Theater at Green Valley Ranch Resort and Red Rock Resort’s ‘Rocks’ Lounge.

Space was at a premium at the FOH location that houses a 96-channel input Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio console, a Yamaha DSP5D expander, and lighting and video. The decision more

Yamaha PM5D and M7CL are ‘Go To’ Boards for DBS Sound’s Mundy

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LOS ANGELES⎯Patrick Mundy may be fairly new to the live sound game, but not digital mixers. He previously worked in studio recording and became familiar with them during that time and credits his audio recording mentor, Dave Fridmann, with providing him the tools to go out and mix live. Fridmann told him that the secret to a good studio sound was live sound. Mundy, as he is known, took that advice to heart and five years ago set out to use his people and mix skills learned in-studio into the world of sound reinforcement.

Mundy recently mixed main stage front of house on a Yamaha PM5D for this year’s Rock the Bells Festival. “The owner of DBS Sound, Ruben Silva, is the man who I credit with marketing me and developing me as a ‘go to’ front of house engineer for just more

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MANUFACTURERS SPONSOR WORSHIP ARTS TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

MUSKEGON, MI─ For the second year, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. along with Shure, Yamaha Corporation of America, and Martin Professional will offer product training to all church technicians and musicians seeking the finest in-depth technology training available in the areas of audio, musicianship, lighting, recording, and media presentation. The Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) will be held September 14 – 16, 2009 in Muskegon, Michigan at one of the most beautiful Christian conference centers in the nation – The Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference Center, a sprawling campus on the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan.

Summit Sponsor pro audio experts will be on hand along with leading worship musicians and world-class sound and lighting professionals. In-depth three-day tracks will include Audio, Musician, Lighting and Media. All skill levels are welcome as the training will be presented in structured technology tracks, allowing attendees to begin with the basics more

OMNISON BUILDS UP NEXO ARTILLERY TO OVER 90 CABINETS

omnison-2009-034.jpgMontreal, Canada⎯In just two years as a NEXO dealer, Omnison (Montreal) has increased their inventory of NEXO speaker cabinets to over 90 including GEO S, GEO D, GEO Subs, CD12s, RS15s, LS1200s and LS400s, PS8s and 15s along with NEXO 4×4 and 4×1 amplifiers. The company also has a stock of Yamaha digital audio consoles. Omnison offers a wide range of services, from equipment rentals to full production, and in years past, have provided full production for events such as Formula One, the Montreal White Party held in April at the Montreal Palais des Congres, where the company supplied a NEXO GEO D line array, and for the second year, provided support to Canada Day (July 1) at the Old Port in Montreal.

“We had been using custom speaker boxes for many years,? states Francis Giguere, technical director for Omnison. “The boxes were more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO NAMES TWO NEXO MANUFACTURER’S REPS

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯As part of a planned expansion, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has added two additional manufacturer rep firms to spearhead sales of NEXO speaker products within North America.

ycas-marc-lopez_rob-joseph_ycas-paul-furtkamp.jpg R. Joseph Group, located in Columbus, Ohio, will be handling NEXO sales efforts in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. “The speaker industry is in desperate need of a new leader,? states Rob Joseph, President of R. Joseph Group. “We firmly believe that NEXO is well positioned to assume this role with an unbeatable combination of high quality products, corporate stability, and dealer programs that directly address the challenges that most sound companies and systems integrators face today.?

Highway Marketing, based in Dallas, Texas, will be responsible for NEXO product sales in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. “Highway Marketing is proud to represent a more

Southern Baptist Convention Finds ‘Comfort’ in New Yamaha TXn Amplifiers

southern-baptist-convention-audio-team.JPGLOUISVILLE, Ky.⎯The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), formed in 1845, took place this year June 23- 24 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. The convention included Music features and Concerts of Praise over the two-days and was attended by over 8,800. Audio assistance was provided by Bill Thrasher, Thrasher Design Group; Chris Hinkle, Prestonwood Baptist Church of Dallas; Blair McNair, independent monitor mix engineer; Phil Allison, Waveguide Consulting; Jim Carey, Liberty Baptist Church; Jack Pitts, Capitol Design Group; as well as house of worship product and marketing managers from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. Jeff Davidson of First Baptist Church of Dallas provided technical coordination.

The Southern Baptist Convention purchased 24 new Yamaha TX6n amplifiers late last year from Capitol Design Group in preparation for this year’s event. Yamaha Commercial Audio has supported the SBC for over 20 years, more

Electronic Design Company Gives Minnetonka Arts Center a NEXO Facelift

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Minnetonka’s Arts Center on 7 has a new look and a new speaker system thanks to Electronic Design Company (EDC) of Shoreview, Minnesota. The Minnetonka, Minnesota Performing Arts Center is located on the grounds of the high school and is a joint operation between the City of Minnetonka and Minnetonka School District 276. minnetonka-arts-center-nexo-geo-s8.jpg

The site has recently gone through a complete facelift and extensive remodeling. EDC has been in business for over 50 years and installed sound systems for the Guthrie Theatre and Children’s Theatre in Minneapolis, to name a few. They were hired to install the audio equipment for the new Minnetonka theater, and specifically, the NEXO GEO S8 system in a LCR Sub configuration. The 680-seat proscenium theater, which houses several resident performance groups including the Minnetonka Community Theatre, the Music Association of Minnetonka, and the Minnetonka High more

GAND CONCERT SOUND USES LARGEST NEXO GEO T RIG FOR YOUTH OF AMERICA

youth-of-america-superdome-nexo-geo-t.jpgGLENVIEW, Ill.⎯Gand Concert Sound of Glenview, Illinois recently provided a NEXO GEO T, GEO S, CD18 subs, PS15, PS10 and PS 8 monitors for the Evangelical Lutheran Youth of America Gathering held at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA. The event ran from July 22 thru 26, in addition to a five-day load in and set up, and was attended by 38,000 teenagers from all over the world. Music acts included Skillet, Group 1 Crew, the Katinas, rapper Agape, and Peter Mayer from the Jimmy Buffet Band. Sunday morning featured a musical mass with Lutheran Bishop Mark Hanson including communion for 37,000.

Known as ‘The NEXO Guys’, the event utilized the largest NEXO GEO T Tangent Array system ever flown in North America, beating the previous record set by Gand at the Atlanta Dome for Elton John. The rig consisted of 60 more

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