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YAMAHA CONSOLES, AMPS AND NEXO LINE ARRAYS TOUR WITH BOYS (AND GIRLS) OF SUMMER

neil-diamond-tour-crew-photo.JPG ─Yamaha PM1D, PM5D, M7CL, LS9, PM5K, PM4K consoles, Tn and PC amps and NEXO GEO Rigs Used on Major Tours─

BUENA PARK, Calif.─The summer tour season may have officially ended but was quite successful in terms of audio used by many of the national and regional sound companies who took Yamaha and NEXO products along for the ride. more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS TO SPONSOR SPORTS VIDEO GROUP SPORTS AUDIO SUMMIT IN NEW YORK CITY

BUENA PARK, Calif.─ Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will sponsor a special Sports Audio Summit to be held for Sports Video Group members on October 22 at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City. The day will focus on discussions regarding alternative sports audio technologies and approaches to control as the industry moves toward the issue of solid and consistent audio for DTV transition. The event will focus on recently announced solutions, current workflows, next-generation approaches, as well as a look at the current White Spaces issue. more

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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS, INC. TO PREVIEW ETHERSOUND STAGE BOX AT AES EXPO IN SAN FRANCISCO

yamaha-sb168-esfront.jpg─YAMAHA SB168-ES TO COMPLEMENT NETWORK AUDIO SOLUTIONS─

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.─Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will add to its already extensive line of digital audio network solutions for the installation and tour sound markets with the U.S. preview of the SB168-ES Stage Box during the AES Show. The new digital Stage Box will be located in the company’s demo room, #120, and will be used as part of two training classes offered throughout the show. The classes will be 60-90 minutes in length and will cover Digital Networks for Sound Reinforcement and an Advanced Class on the Yamaha PM5D-EX console. Check the Yamaha ad on the back cover of the AES Daily each day for specific times. more

SAN DIEGO ZOO TAPS SPECIAL EVENT AUDIO SERVICES FOR FUNDRAISER USING NEXO GEO S8 SYSTEM

nexo-geo-s-8-line-array-and-san-diego-zoo8-08.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.─ For one of their largest annual fundraising events, the San Diego Zoo tapped Special Event Audio Services of Oceanside, California to handle audio production. There were special concerns about the volume level coming out of the world renowned Zoo special events area since the famous Old Globe Theatre is just a few hundred yards away. For this event in prior years, the previous production company actually went to the trouble of installing a small speaker under every table. more

HEAVEN & HELL, JUDAS PRIEST CHOOSE YAMAHA PM5D DIGITAL CONSOLES FOR METAL MASTERS TOUR

pm5d-me-lorenzo-banda-heaven-hell-fohe-pm5d-doug-short-judas-priest.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.─ Headliner Judas Priest and Heaven and Hell embarked on tour together as part of the top metal concert attraction this summer, the Metal Masters Tour, which also included performances by Motorhead and Testament to delight of the metalheads everywhere.

The tour, produced by Live Nation, was Priest’s first set of U.S. dates in nearly three years, and kicked off the release of the band’s new CD, ‘Nostradamus.’ The fifteen ‘special engagements’ began in Camden, NJ and ended in Las Vegas Nevada with a tour stop that also included Toronto, Ontario. more

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PAT BENATAR TOUR ENGINEERS CHOOSE YAMAHA

ken-peden-rick-reith-pat-benatar.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.─Long Island-raised signer/songwriter, certified rock n’ roll superstar, and four-time GRAMMY® winner Pat Benatar embarked on her first live concert tour in over two years this summer, and both engineers chose Yamaha consoles for front of house and monitors. With six platinum and four gold albums to her credit, Benatar along with husband Neil Giraldo and the band are still igniting audiences with such hit singles as ‘Heartbreaker’, ‘Treat Me Right’, and ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot.’ more

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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS HOLDS TRAINING CLASSES AT AES EXHIBITIION; NEXO 7.1 SYSTEM SUPPORTS AES SPECIAL EVENTS ROOM

BUENA PARK, Calif.─ Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) will offer two distinct training classes throughout the AES Show in Demo Room #120. The classes will be 60-90 minutes in length and the first will cover Digital Audio Networking Solutions for Sound Reinforcement with a second class for advanced users of the Yamaha PM5D-EX console. more

ULTIMATE HIP HOP FESTIVAL USES YAMAHA PM5D CONSOLES

billy-flores-rock-the-bells-yamaha-pm5dweb.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.─Few events can claim to both capture and define a movement, yet this is precisely what the Rock the Bells Festival has done since its inception in 2003. Rock the Bells is more than a music festival; it has become a genuine rite of passage for thousands of core, social, conscious, and independent Hip Hop enthusiasts. more

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LINKIN PARK MONITOR ENGINEER ‘TATER’ MCCARTHY USING NEW YAMAHA DSP5D EXPANDER ON PROJEKT REVOLUTION TOUR

kevin-tater-mccarthy-at-pm5d-monitors.JPGBUENA PARK, Calif.─Eight years after Linkin Park released their first CD, the band has embarked again on the Projekt Revolution Tour. This time around, monitor engineer Kevin ‘Tater’ McCarthy has taken along the new Yamaha DSP5D Expander for use in conjunction with a PM5D monitor console. “I’m using the DSP5D for an extra 28 inputs and two extra outputs that Linkin Park required for this leg of the tour,? states McCarthy. “I was first introduced to the PM5D almost four years ago by the front of house engineer for Judas Priest, and I haven’t looked back since. What initially attracted me to the 5D was that it is a stand-alone console; no need for extra stage racks.? more

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GAND CONCERT SOUND SUPPLIES OVER 200 NEXO GEO T BOXES FOR SUMMER SHOWS

nexo-geot-foxfire-festival-mariache-morales-bandlow.jpeg ─NEXO GEO T, GEO S AND YAMAHA LS9 SUPPORT FOX FIRE FESTIVAL─

GLENVIEW, Ill.─Known to most Midwest concert promoters as ‘the NEXO guys’, Gand Concert Sound of Glenview, Ill. has completed the first half of the year with record utilization of their expansive NEXO speaker inventory. Gand supplied over 140 NEXO GEO T Boxes in June alone for such artists as Dickey Betts (also using a Yamaha M7CL console), Jo Dee Messina, Pat Benatar, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, 38 Special, Shooter Jennings, Blue Truth, Gavin DeGraw, Frankie Valli, REO Speedwagon, Sawyer Brown, Wayne Newton, Trisha Yearwood, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Rogers, Muddy Waters Blues Fest, and Herbie Hancock. more

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