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Yamaha PM5D ‘USERS DEFINE’ Success on CMT’s Can You Duet

canyouduet-l-to-r-me-geoffrey-borchgrevink-and-fohe-rick-reith5564kb.jpgNASHVILLE, Tenn.⎯Now in its second season, this year’s taping of Can You Duet (CMT Television) is being broadcast from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. Lance Smith hosts the show, which sets out to find country music’s next duo, and singer Naomi Judd has signed on again as one of the three judges for the new season. The competition is a performance-based reality TV series from the producers of American Idol. Audio production for the live taping includes two Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio consoles, one at front of house and one at monitors, and Kooster McAllister’s Record Plant Remote dual DM2000 rig is used for remote broadcast. more

Four Yamaha PM5D Consoles Used as Weapons for “Disturbed? Tour

disturbed-tour-skitch-rob-mark_2.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Nearly a decade after the release of their groundbreaking debut in 2000, The Sickness, “Disturbed? have become one of the most passionate and well-respected bands in the hard rock universe, a dependable source not only of pummeling riffs and jackhammer beats, but of personal and political insights into our troubled times. Yet success (in the form of three platinum-plus albums, with both Believe and Ten Thousand Fists topping Billboard’s album charts, and over nine million albums sold) hasn’t dulled this Chicago-based foursome’s taste for adventure. more

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HISTORIC VENUE RAISES THE BAR IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE COLLEGE TOWN WITH NEXO LINE ARRAY, YAMAHA M7CL CONSOLE, T5N AMPS

libert-hall-interior-nexo-geo-s-12.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas is rich with tradition in this culturally diverse college town. Originally built in the 1850s, the theater has suffered though two destructive fires, once by a pro-slavery Sheriff who torched it and threw into the nearby river the printing equipment that was used for an abolitionist newspaper being printed in the space, and later after it was rebuilt as an opera house in 1912. more

SE Systems Backs MerleFest for 22nd Year⎯Main Stages Use NEXO and Yamaha⎯

nexo-geo-d-yamaha-pm5d-rh-and-foh-engineer-boban-petrovic-hillside-stage-merle-fest.JPGWilkesboro, N.C.⎯Held on the grounds of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina April 23-26, MerleFest celebrated its 22nd year with four days of music over 11 stages: Americana, Austin Songwriting, Cabin, Creekside, Dance, The Pit, Watson, Walker Center, Hillside, Little Pickers, and The Lounge, with a couple of ‘just get up and pick’ stages. more

YAMAHA M7CL CONSOLE A HIT ON THE ROAD AND IN THE HOUSE THAT GILLEY BUILT

matt-miles-at-yamaha-m7cl-mickey-gilley-theatre-photo-credit-tanner-dimetroff.jpgBRANSON, Missouri⎯The Mickey Gilley Theatre in Branson, MO is celebrating its 20th year as an entertainment venue, recently adding a Yamaha M7CL digital audio console to mark the occasion. With 39 hit songs under his belt, Gilley, who built the theatre back in 1989, placed 17 of the 39 songs at the number one spot on the country music charts. The theatre, which seats 1,000 people, plays host to Gilley himself five nights a week as well as an afternoon comedy show featuring Joey Riley. The venue has welcomed many entertainers over the years including Les Brown Jr. and the Band of Renown, Bob Anderson, and Johnny Lee, to name a few. more

ACIR PROFESSIONAL HOSTS YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS TRAINING IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY

yamaha-training-at-acir-pro.JPGEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.⎯Sound company ACIR Professional (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) sponsored a day of training classes held by Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) in early April for customers wanting more hands-on training on three of the Company’s most successful digital audio products. YCATS training manager, Jose Perez, spent the morning session on the Yamaha PM5D console with the afternoon dedicated to both the M7CL and LS9 digital audio consoles. ACIR provided six of their Yamaha consoles for training purposes. more

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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES MAJOR UPGRADE TO THE M7CL DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE

yamaha-m7cl-48-console.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced a major software upgrade to its successful M7CL-32 and 48-channel digital mixing consoles. The Yamaha M7CLv2 software incorporates features requested by thousands of Yamaha console users worldwide including Global Paste, enabling simultaneous editing of multiple scenes, and Matrix Sends on Fader, providing access to 24 mix buses. more

Recher Theatre Fills Void in Baltimore Music Scene With NEXO Alpha System, Yamaha Consoles and Amps

nexo-alpha-series-and-yamaha-m7cl-recher-theater.jpgBaltimore, Md.⎯ Recher Theatre located in Towson, Maryland opened in 1929 as a movie theater and today is one of the few live venues of its kind serving the rock population of Baltimore. In 1959, the Recher family purchased what was known as The Towson Theatre and continued its operation as a single screen movie theater until it closed in 1992. In 1996, the three Recher brothers, Brian, Steve and Scott, re-opened the building as Rec-Room Billiards. With its incredible acoustics and tapered design, it wasn’t long before the inevitable was observed: a natural venue for live music. more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS, INC. CO-SPONSORS WORSHIP ARTS TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT AT BIOLA UNIVERSITY

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯In conjunction with co-sponsors Shure, Martin Lighting, Media Shout and Yamaha Corporation of America, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will host a training opportunity open to all church technicians who seek in-depth knowledge in the areas of audio and recording during the Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) to be held June 8-10 on the campus of Biola University in LaMirada, CA. more

Yamaha Commercial Audio Holds Digital SR Class/NEXO Demos in Nashville

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯The Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) group will hold its two-day Digital Sound Reinforcement (DSR) 101 class on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5 and 6 in Nashville. Sponsored in part by Shure Microphones, the class provides complete audio system design and networking solutions and will focus on set up techniques ranging from microphones to large-scale speakers. Topics include: gain construction, attenuator settings, and SPL estimation. more

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