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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

STEVE MILLER’S MONITOR ENGINEER ‘FLIES LIKE AN EAGLE’ ON YAMAHA PM5D DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE

me-ira-malek-with-norton-buffalo-background-2.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯2008 focused on every aspect of Steve Miller’s multi-faceted music, from solo acoustic numbers and hard driving Chicago Blues, to R&B and his own classics, always including his top ten hits, “The Joker?, “Rock ‘n Me?, “Fly Like An Eagle?, and “Jet Airliner?. Miller heads back out on tour this May with his band featuring blues singer Sonny Charles, Norton Buffalo (who’s been with Steve for over 30 years) on Harmonicas, Kenny Lee Lewis on guitars, Billy Peterson on Bass, Gordy Knutsen on Drums, and Joseph Wooten on keyboards. And, the band’s monitor engineer, Ira Malek, will be taking a Yamaha PM5D out along for the run. more

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ESI AUDIO ADDS 24 GEO T BOXES TO NEXO ARSENAL

sea-world-nexo-geo-t.jpgTAMPA, Florida─ESI Audio, formerly E-Tech Systems of Tampa, Florida, recently purchased 24 NEXO GEO T line array speakers and eight S2 subs bringing their total arsenal of NEXO speakers to 72. Founded in 1996, ESI Audio provides audio production for live events, concerts and corporate events. The company recently provided full audio production for SeaWorld (Orlando) New Year’s Eve celebration supplying two hangs of seven Geo-T 4805′s with two Geo-T 2815 downfills and four S2′s (two per side), as well as the ‘Bud & BBQ’ event for Budweiser supplying seven NEXO 4805s, two 2815s, and four CD18s per side. more

ALLSTAR SHOW INDUSTRIES SUPPORTS BREAK FORTH CANADA 2009 WITH YAMAHA AND NEXO

break-forth-canadao-nexo-geo-d-system.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Every year, Break Forth Ministries holds conferences and all-day intensive workshops throughout North America and Europe, and this year Break Forth Canada 2009 was held January 30-February 1 in Edmonton, Alberta. The events at Break Forth have been experiencing explosive growth over the years with over 15,000 attending the largest equipping and renewal conference in North America. more

ACIR PROFESSIONAL PROVIDES THE ‘REAL’ JERSEY BOYS WITH YAMAHA PM5000, PM5D FOR HOPE CONCERT IV

jon-and-bruce.JPGEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.⎯A cross-generational lineup of Jersey Shore music scene all-stars including the top two grossing acts of 2008 Bruce Springsteen, who made a surprise appearance, and Bon Jovi, as well as Southside Johnny Lyon, Nicole Atkins, the Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon, Bobby Bandiera and Gary U.S. Bonds rocked the 1,400-seat Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ in late December for The Hope Concert IV, an annual event benefiting those in need throughout New Jersey. This year, the concert proceeds were dispersed to the Parker Family Health Center in Red Bank and the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. more

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OSCAR’S BEHIND-THE-SCENES WINNERS: YAMAHA DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLES

yamaha-pm1d-at-foh-oscars.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯While Slumdog Millionaire took home eight Oscars including Best Picture on Sunday, February 22, 2009 when the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony was held at the Kodak Theater and broadcast live on ABC, there were three behind-the-scenes winners that evening: Yamaha digital audio consoles. PA designer and front of house engineer, Pat Baltzell, received a helping hand from ATK Audiotek supplying both a Yamaha PM1D 128-input/64-output Dual Engine system and PM5D digital console to outfit front of house. A Yamaha PM1D-128 input/64-output Dual Engine system was also used and manned by monitor mixer Michael Parker supported by monitor tech Tom Pesa. more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF IMX644 RACK MOUNT DIGITAL MIXER

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BUENA PARK, Calif.─Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the availability of the new IMX644 rack mount digital mixer with availability during March, 2009. Developed for sound information applications such as conference rooms, banquet halls, lounges and restaurants, the IMX644 delivers excellent sound quality, is easy to install, and is available at a very competitive price point. The IMX644 features six Euroblock mono inputs each with individual +48V phantom power, four RCA stereo inputs, as well as an additional optical digital input. Outputs consist of two pair of stereo Euroblock connectors and two channels of mono outputs. RCA and optical digital outputs are also available for recording. The IMX644 will also compliment the successful Installation Series loudspeakers and have been designed for seamless compatibility with all 26 IS speakers. more

ATK AUDIOTEK USES FOUR YAMAHA PM1D DIGITAL CONSOLES AT GRAMMY® AWARDS

grammy-awards2009yamaha-pm1d.JPGBUENA Park, Calif.─ The 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards (CBS) held on February 8th at the Staple Center in Los Angeles had a performance line up and duets by the likes of Coldplay and Jay-Z; Al Green, Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake and Boyz II Men performing ‘Let’s Stay Together’; the Jonas Brothers pairing with Stevie Wonder; Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus; Paul McCartney and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl; as well as performances by Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, and many others. ATK Audiotek (Valencia, Ca.) once again provided live audio production and, once again, chose four Yamaha PM1D digital audio consoles, two at front of house and two for the monitor mix. more

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