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Yamaha Rolling Showroom Summer Tour Season Begins

BUENA PARK, Calif.—The Yamaha Rolling Showroom will kick off its summer tour season with two mid-west dates scheduled featuring YCATS (Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars) training sessions. Live! Technologies in Columbus, Ohio will host demos on June 21st followed by a BBQ courtesy of Yamaha and Live!. Sessions will include training on the Yamaha M7CL48-ES, DM1000, digital networking, Yamaha speakers, and amplifiers.
The June 23rd session will take place at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan and will include training on the Yamaha M7CL48-ES, DM1000, digital networks, NEXO speakers, and amplifiers.

Each training session for both locations will last one hour, and attendees can sign-up for one or more events. This is a perfect opportunity for those that have yet to see the Yamaha Rolling Showroom to stop by. The demo room on wheels is fully equipped with Yamaha digital mixers, processors, networking products, amplifiers, and speakers. Yamaha regional more

METRIC HALO GOES TO THE THEATER

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – MAY 2011: As the owner and operator of Paper Street Audio Company, Paul Kavicky has carved a satisfying niche for himself in the world of major theatrical productions, where he serves as production audio engineer and, beyond that, guru of all things audio. Indeed, his latest appointment with the Threesixty Theater’s production of Peter Pan has placed him at the FOH position for over 350 shows spanning four cities throughout the US in over a year-and-a-half. Much of Kavicky’s work back at his well-appointed home studio is related to the theater, creating and recording sound effects and voiceovers. After a thorough search of the available solutions, Kavicky leapt at Metric Halo’s FireWire interfaces. Citing superior audio quality, a road-worthy build, and rock-solid driver support, he outfitted Paper Street Audio Company with six Metric Halo interfaces with eight inputs/outputs each: four 2882s, one LIO-8, and one top-of-the-line ULN-8.
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Yamaha PM5D the ‘Whatz, How and Now’ for Engineer “Al-Tee? Williams

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BUENA PARK, Calif. —Alfred “AL-Tee? Williams has worked as a front of house and monitor engineer with artists such as Kool and the Gang, The SOS Band, Tank, Rachelle Farrell, Angie Stone, Fantasia, and currently with R&B artist Jay Sean. His choice in mixing boards then, and now, is the Yamaha PM5D. Williams said the console’s dynamic performance helps the artist keep the rhythm pumping on the stage.

“In today’s world, digital consoles are the ‘whatz, how and now’ and used at every venue around the world, states “AL-Tee?. The Yamaha PM5D is the board that I can count on seeing no matter where I travel. It’s one of the user-friendliest digital consoles to work with, especially for engineers that are more familiar with analog mixing boards and for the digitally inclined as well. Some of my ‘seasoned’ engineer friends also agree how easy the 5D is to use more

FOO FIGHTERS’ WASTING LIGHT RECORDED AND MIXED ENTIRELY ON AN API 1608

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JESSUP, MARYLAND – MAY 2011: Proof that analog audio is a powerful force in the digital age, the Foo Fighters’ recent analog effort, Wasting Light, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart last month. The album, which moved more than 235,000 copies in its first week, was recorded and mixed completely on a 32-channel API 1608 console in frontman Dave Grohl’s untreated garage and spare room. Although many consoles would have fit Grohl’s spacing and input requirements, the API 1608 and its sixteen-channel expander stood out as the perfect mix of uncompromising professionalism, flexible topology and functional size.

“The API sound is great for rock,” said Wasting Light producer Butch Vig. “It’s not subtle and it’s not soft. When you turn the gain up on an EQ, you can really hear it. It’s musical. We drove the 1608 more

Mankin Media Installs NEXO System at Palm Valley Church

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Palm Valley Church in Mission, Texas recently hired Mankin Media Systems (MMS) of Franklin, Tennessee to design/build a new facility to house their growing congregation. The existing 600-seat auditorium previously thought to be large enough was now bursting at the seams so a new 2,500-seat auditorium was erected.

MMS worked with architects that were not familiar with the type of facility the church wanted, and also worked closely with local engineers and contractors to ensure the building was built to the specifications and standards set by Palm Valley Church. The timeline was a bit of a challenge in order to achieve the desired results, with the added challenge of making sure that structural steel, power, and acoustics were all positioned precisely so that the new systems would work as designed.

Mankin Media Systems Projects Director, Stephen Roberts, said, “The church was exploding in attendance and were more

STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDIO INSTALLS API VISION

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PITTSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 2011: Pittsboro, North Carolina-After several years of careful studio design and construction, Manifold Recording is the newest owner of a 64-channel API Vision console. The studio, which is situated on sixteen acres of trees, meadows, ponds and gardens, will “honor music and artistry” while using state-of-the-art technology to capture musical creations.

“API makes gear that makes people passionate about recording and producing music,” said Michael Tiemann, who co-owns Manifold Recording with his wife, Amy Tiemann. “There is an energy one feels when seeing their trademarked knobs and knowing their potential to deliver. API has never sacrificed quality in the pursuit of the latest fad or fashion, but rather they have built new products, like the Vision console, on the rock-solid foundation of proven designs.”

Construction of Manifold Recording began in early 2008, but renowned studio designer and acoustician Wes Lachot began working on more

Starlite Productions Hosts Yamaha and NEXO Demos

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Starlite Productions, in Moorestown, New Jersey will host Yamaha and NEXO demonstrations featuring the NEXO S12 line array, PS15 speakers, the new 45 N-12 line monitors, and Yamaha Installation Series speakers. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 24 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and feature presenters from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.

The Yamaha Commercial Audio Rolling Showroom housing all the latest in Yamaha digital products will be making an appearance at the event.

Starlite Productions is located at 9 Whittendale Drive, Moorestown. For information, telephone 856-489-9000.

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Manufacturer Co-Sponsored WATS Seminar to be held in San Jose, California

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc along with Yamaha Corporation of America, Shure, ProPresenter, and Elation Lighting will hold the next Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) at the Cathedral of Faith Church, July 14-16, in San Jose, California.

The success of the WATS Seminars continues to grow with an outpouring of response from attendees. As in past seminars, several ‘track’s will take place including Musician, Audio, Vocal, Lighting, and Media. For complete description of the tracks, visit the WATS web site at www.gotowats.com. Audio master classes will feature front of house engineer/monitor engineer for Chris Tomlin and many others, Kyle McMahon.

The WATS Seminars are open to all members of worship teams, and the training schedule has been reformatted to allow for a two-day event so that attendees have ample opportunity to attend one or both days. With an understanding that many worship teams more

Logic Systems Supports Carolina Rebellion Festival

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Hard-hitting rock acts performed at the first ever Carolina Rebellion Festival that took place on May 7 at the Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina. Co-produced by Right Arm Entertainment and AEG, over 35,000 fans throughout the Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic were treated to a full day of non-stop rock on two side-by-side stages. Performers consisted of My Darkest Days, Cavo, Saving Abel, Halestorm, Hinder, Skillet, Alter Bridge, Bullet for My Valentine, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, and more.

Logic Systems Sound & Lighting, Inc. of St. Louis provided the main PA, which consisted of a 96-box NEXO GEO T line array, 36 NEXO CD18s (six clusters of six), and 12 NEXO PS8s used for front fills. Two Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio consoles were used for monitors.

“The day was scheduled so that one band was playing on more

AES/APRS Event-I Didn’t Get Where I am Today . . .

LONDON: Careers are magically unpredictable. Many successful audio world icons, count a chance meeting, or the whims of fortune for their success. Others had a clear direction, some swear by training and hard earned skills. On Monday, May 16, 14:00 – 15:45 the AES 130th Convention will present I Didn’t Get Where I am Today . . . a panel moderated by Peter Filleul of the APRS. The 90-minute seminar will address the roads to success traveled by prominent artist/producer/engineers.

Panelists will describe their career influences, and discuss whether flexibility, a broad outlook and the “maverick” spirit are essential elements to achieving longevity in the audio business. They will muse on the expectations generated by audio education, training and, the tacit suspicion that “Mindset” is more important than ‘Skillset” in most employment areas.

Panelists include:

Dennis Weinreich: Bass player turned consummate audio engineer, built a more

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