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    Yamaha to Make an Offer to Acquire the control of French Speaker Company NEXO S.A.

    Yamaha Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors, at their meeting held on June 19, 2008, has decided to make an offer to the founders of NEXO S.A. to acquire all of their shares of NEXO at 51.542 Euro per share.

    Yamaha Commercial Audio Exhibits New Products at ISE 2008

    Yamaha Commercial Audio has a booth at the ‘Integrated Systems Europe’ exhibition from 29th - 31st January at the RAI Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Yamaha Commercial Audio will be presenting a range of solutions for audio system integration at booth P79. You will find the highlights of our latest developments and detailed information about the technical integration of media technologies.


    Frankfurt Music Messe saw Yamaha Commercial Audio announcing the appointment of Nick Cook to a Pan -European director level position with a brief to devise and implement coordinated Commercial Audio marketing activities throughout the entire European region.

    Yamaha to Make an Offer to Acquire the control of French Speaker Company NEXO S.A.

    Yamaha Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors, at their meeting held on June 19, 2008, has decided to make an offer to the founders of NEXO S.A. to acquire all of their shares of NEXO at 51.542 Euro per share.

    Yamaha Completes Acquisition of Founders’ Shareholdings in French Company NEXO

    As previously announced on June 19, 2008, Yamaha Corporation decided to seek to acquire NEXO SA, a leading French manufacturer and seller of professional acoustic speaker systems. This decision followed Yamaha’s successful strategic alliance with the company since 2005. Immediately after the decision, Yamaha made an offer, to purchase the shares of the two founders, who are the principal shareholders.

    Yamaha Commercial Audio Exhibits New Products at PLASA2008

    At PLASA 2008, Yamaha Commercial Audio will be showing our extensive range of audio solutions for live SR, touring, installation, broadcast and post applications. Yamaha products on display include mixing consoles, network interfaces, signal processors, installation and touring -class amplifiers, AV solutions, and speakers.

    Yamaha helps Audio Werft win the coveted Sinus Award

    Audio Werft won the coveted "Sinus Award" ("System Integrations Award") on the opening day of the international Prolight + Sound trade fair on the 28th March 2007 in Frankfurt. This is the fourth time that the award, which honours outstanding performance in the areas of media technology and system integration, has been presented.

    Come visit us at ProLight + Sound Frankfurt!

    ProLight + Sound is the largest European trade fair for audio, lighting and other stage equipments. The exhibition will be held this year from March 12th to March 15th in Frankfurt. We will be showing our wide range of products for live SR, touring, installation and broadcast applications. To see the latest in what we have to offer, come visit our booth at Hall 8, Walkway F, Stand 50!

    Yamaha trains digital network engineers to push back the audio boundaries

    Yamaha has been one of the main driving forces in the development of digital sound over the past two decades and, with digital now well-established in the audio industry mainstream, the company is forging ahead with the next big step of digital audio technology - digital networking.

    Autre Canal (Nancy)

    The concept of a "venue for contemporary music" is very fashionable in France at the moment. Many large and medium sized towns have provided venues holding several hundred people for national and international artists when on tour in France. Nancy has gone one better, with Autre Canal, by offering a whole complex for image and sound. At the heart of the installation are three PM5D consoles, six AD8HR, an EtherSound/Auvitran system and even a recording studio with a DM2000!

    20 years of Yamaha digital audio tours with Portishead

    Having been conspicuous only by their general low profile since the tour to promote their second, eponymously-titled, album in 1997, the avant-garde Portishead have finally hit the road again to support their third major recording… appropriately titled Third.

    Celtic Woman "A New Journey" Tour Travels with Yamaha PM1D Digital Console Systems

    BUENA PARK, Calif. — Irish vocalists Celtic Woman are currently spending sixteen weeks in the U.S. on tour in support of their latest CD "A New Journey." With two sold-out performances at Radio City Music Hall in New York City held appropriately over St. Patrick's Day weekend, the U.S. leg will end in late May at the Greek Theater in L.A. "A New Journey" is the latest spectacular production from Celtic Woman, combining the elegant lyricism of Ireland"s past with the vivaciousness and dynamism of its present. The five gifted soloists – four vocalists and one violinist – have come together with composer and musical director David Downes ("Riverdance") to create a true musical experience.

    Yamaha and South West Audio achieve UK festival first as Glastonbury’s John Peel stage goes all-digital at 24/96

    Taking place in the legendary Somerset fields of Worthy Farm from 27th-29th June, the 2008 Glastonbury Festival will see a major ‘first’ taking place, thanks to Yamaha and South West Audio. It will be the first time a major stage at a major UK festival has enjoyed the benefits of 24-bit 96KHz, digital audio from microphone right through to power amp.

    Compulsory redundancy

    This spring, the Eurovision Song Contest took place for the 53rd time. 43 countries took part and 25 made it to the final on May 24th in Belgrade. A huge technical and logistical effort was put into the grand finale of the Eurovision show, which has been run every year since 1956 by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), making it the largest live production TV event in Europe. Just the rehearsals for the entire production took two weeks...

    Yamaha PM5D dances across the globe

    14 years after the public was first introduced to the Irish dancing of Riverdance, there are still usually at least two touring companies on the road at any one time performing a full theatre production of the show. This year has so far seen tours in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, China and Taiwan, with a tour in the production’s native Ireland also in full swing. And at the heart of them all are Yamaha PM5D audio consoles.

    Florent Bergerot - A convinced convert

    Florent Bergerot has a very full CV: with 25 years as a freelance under his belt, as front of house, but mainly as monitor engineer, he has toured with Bertignac, Paul Personne, Alpha Blondy, Raoul Petite, Pow Wow, Noa, Pagny, Charlebois, Dufresne, Tell and recently M, Gérald de Palmas, Jenifer and Vanessa Paradis (30 dates starting from mid-November 2007). Matthieu Chedid, Patrice Renson (drums), Jérôme Goldet (bass), Albin de la Simone (keyboard), François Lasserre (guitar). They are a band in their own right and not just backing musicians for one singer!

    Live on Tape - Yamaha digital consoles at this year's Echo Award at the ICC Berlin

    The Deutsche Phono-Akademie e.V. (German Phono Academy) has been celebrating this year's Echo Award ceremony with a major TV show production. The event took place in mid-February at Berlin's congress centre, the ICC. Echo has been around since 1992 and is the second biggest music prize in the world, after the Grammys. It is awarded annually to the most successful national and international pop artist. The audio technology of the "live on tape" event is a particular challenge for everyone involved, as the TV show, star-studded with lots of top international acts, has to be broadcast with a time shift of 70 minutes. Production is faced with the challenge of providing each and every artist with an environment for their performance that is identical to that of their own concerts.

    Yamaha helps deliver the message on a Global Day of Prayer at London Stadium

    The sun shone signalling the start of summer’s arrival and a May heat wave for London. The perfect weather for the Global Day of Prayer held outdoors at London’s Millwall Football Club, New Den Stadium. The event aims to help people of any age apply the gospel and biblical teachings to their every day life. And with a little help from Yamaha, some lightning quick technicians and not to mention a 200-piece choir backed by an orchestra and band that is exactly what some 15.000 happy worshipers encountered.

    Yamaha LS9 gets in festival mood with the Hoosiers

    Self-styled ‘odd pop’ band The Hoosiers are playing an extensive array of festivals this summer and their front of house sound engineer Trevor Gilligan is taking his Yamaha LS9 console along to every show as well.

    From the 18th century to the digital domain

    Yamaha consoles and networking systems in Umbria Jazz theatres

    Yamaha digital consoles rock Reading and Leeds

    While the heavyweight likes of Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, The Killers, the Manic Street Preachers and The Cribs were rocking out on the Main and NME stages at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, three other stages at the twin events featured considerably longer daily line-ups of talent. And a vital element were Yamaha digital consoles.

    Yamaha monitors sound throughout Europe

    Performers in Poland, Italy and Germany enjoy ultimate onstage sound, thanks to Yamaha consoles.

    Sweet talking’ Yamaha consoles excel with The Orchestra

    The Orchestra may only feature three former members of seven-strong 1970s icons The Electric Light Orchestra, but that doesn’t stop live audiences from continuing to be enthralled by the band’s live versions of ELO’s many classic songs, including Mr Blue Sky, Don’t Bring Me Down and Sweet Talkin’ Woman. And with two Yamaha digital consoles on the show, the sonic intricacies of these iconic songs can be reproduced with no compromises.

    THC Audio’s Yamaha PM5Ds and PM5000 are a first for Bulgaria

    Snoop Dogg performing at the Winter Palace of Sport, Sofia on 18th September. Yamaha PM5D at FOH and monitors

    Yamaha PM1D clocks in with Pan-European Timeproject

    It has long been recognised that, while language, culture and physical distance divide the people of different nations, music has the power to universally unite them. And when Austrian artist Matthias Loibner devised the complex Timeproject to bring together artists from north, south, east and west Europe, a Yamaha PM1D was the console chosen to tie the entire project together.

    Centre Musical Barbara

    NEXO S12's Perform at Heart of Europe's largest EtherSound Network

    • Paris, France
    • Jan, 2008

    No drama as historic Stockholm Theatre looks to the future with cutting edge Yamaha audio Installation

    The history of Sweden’s Royal Dramatic Theatre (or Dramaten) is a long and complex one. Originally established by King Gustav III in 1788, after an eventful 120 years the theatre moved to its present home in 1908, the Art Nouveau building in Nybroplan, Stockholm.

    • Stockholm, Sweden
    • Feb, 2008

    Yamaha helps legendary opera venue to reach new high note

    The issue of sound reinforcement for opera and classical music is still a rather thorny one with many aficionados of those art forms. So how do you approach providing the best quality sound reinforcement in one of the word’s most historic and architecturally delicate opera venues? You ask Yamaha to help.

    Yamaha provides powerful simplicity at TeleMadrid

    For TeleMadrid, one of Spain’s biggest regional broadcasters, keeping its audio visual systems versatile yet its control rooms simple to operate is a fundamental part of its technical philosophy

    A digital kure

    The Yamaha solution for a multi-function Liberty-style hall

    • Merano, Italy
    • Mar, 2008

    Yamaha Digital Mix engines help Milan venue optimise open plan design

    There are many nightclubs which are limited in terms of available space, and so zoning audio can be a problem in terms of where a club owner might want to have different areas and the lack of physical barriers between them.

    • Milan, IT
    • Mar, 2008

    Yamaha provides Stable full system sound at landmark venue

    Ever since it was founded in 1969 by the husband-and-wife team of John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, The Stables in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire has brought an eclectic blend of new jazz, blues, folk, rock, classical, pop and world music to a wider audience, via artist education, mentoring, recording and promotion.

    • Milton Keynes, UK
    • Mar, 2008

    Historic Royal and Derngate Theatre joins growing list of Yamaha System customers

    Built in 1884, Northampton’s Royal Theatre was designed by the renowned Victorian theatre architect C J Phipps, who also designed such prestigious venues as the Theatre Royal Bath, Theatre Royal Glasgow and Edinburgh’s Lyceum.

    • Northhampton, UK
    • Apr, 2008

    Sir George Martin and Yamaha support island regeneration with new Montserrat cultural centre

    A pioneering regeneration project led by legendary producer Sir George Martin has seen the inauguration of the new state-of-the-art Montserrat Cultural Center. The center will provide a national focal point for the islanders and an international center for cultural excellence and education.

    • Montserrat
    • Apr, 2008

    Sophisticated audio installation with five DME64Ns at the Swissôtel Zurich Convention Centre

    Beware of the misconception that providing pro audio for a few conference rooms is a straightforward task! The new installation of complex audio and media technology at the Convention Centre of the Swissôtel Zurich, is a good example of the impressive flexibility of Yamaha’s DME64N Digital Mixing Engine, and of how simple the control of highly complex systems can be for the user when all stops are pulled during the design and programming stages.

    • Zurich
    • Apr, 2008

    Yamaha DME64N winds up the system quality at Bournemouth’s Crank

    When a major late night bar operator wants to create the ultimate clubbing experience, then the specified audio system is obviously going to reflect that aim. And ‘ultimate’ sound doesn’t necessarily mean lots of loudspeakers - it means the ultimate in control.

    • Dorset, UK
    • Apr, 2008

    There’s nothing to rival Stockholm Hotel’s new Yamaha Audio System

    Owned by former Abba keyboardist Benny Andersson, the exclusive Rival Hotel in Stockholm’s fashionable Mariatorget Square is rapidly realising it’s owner’s dream of recapturing the glamorous 1930s era when the hotel first opened.

    Yamaha ensures that Paris horse racing circuit’s sound is always a winner

    Located on the western side of Paris, the historic L’Hippodrome d’Auteuil is one of the premier horse racing venues in France. Highly regarded for the diversity of its different racing circuits, events at the course are always hugely popular with crowds of up to 30,000 race goers, with many more enjoying the spectacle on television. With this in mind, the quality of the sound system is paramount.

    Yamaha provides Postmoderne sound at Showmax Cinema facility

    Located in Vanves, on the south west side of the French capital Paris, the cutting-edge Postmoderne film and television post-production facility has seen Yamaha equipment ensuring that industry professionals get to hear the soundtrack just as well as they see the visuals.

    Yamaha’s got the X Factor – and the X Factor’s got Yamaha

    Talent contests - in a wide variety of different types - are currently one of the most globally successful television formats. And one of the highest profile - the X Factor - has just begun a UK tour with, for the first time, Yamaha digital consoles at both the front of house and monitor positions.

    • UK
    • May, 2008

    New Club BLUSH Opens in Winnipeg with a House Full of Yamaha

    BUENA PARK, Calif. — BLUSH is the largest and newest nightclub to open in downtown Winnipeg and a major contributor to the city's downtown revitalization program. Owned and operated by Sam Colosimo and Jack Salvaggio, who also run Desire nightclub in the downtown historic Exchange District, the new club held its official opening in December 2007, and is fast becoming one of the downtown';s most popular nightclubs. The building, which had been vacant for the past ten years, was completely gutted, and a multimillion dollar renovation transformed the space into Winnipeg's most stunning nightclub.

    Paul McCartney Auditorium's PM5D adds to LIPA's ever-growing Yamaha inventory

    The recent addition of a Yamaha PM5D digital mixing console to the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (LIPA) - the internationally acclaimed educational and training establishment founded by Sir Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty in 1996 - cements a longstanding relationship between the two concerns


    Auction house at GLOVIS fully equipped with Yamaha PA products

    • Korea
    • Aug, 2008

    Seine cruises sparkle with Yamaha sound

    Along with the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, the Louvre and Sacre Coeur, the glass-topped boats that cruise Paris’s River Seine are an essential ‘must do’ of any tourist trip to the French capital.

    Yamaha DME Mix Engines and RG Jones partner to serve up improved communications at Wimbledon 2008

    After a successful trial in 2007, The Championships 2008 - more commonly known as Wimbledon Fortnight - saw the hosting All England Lawn Tennis Club elect to replace its longstanding scoreboards on Centre and No.1 Courts with state-of-the-art LED screens.

    Yamaha helps Pontoise theatre to rise from the ashes

    After a two year refurbishment, the Theatre des Louvrais in the city of Pontoise, 17 miles northwest of Paris, is open for business once again. And, to ensure that audiences enjoy ultimate quality sound, Yamaha equipment is at the heart of its brand new audio system.

    Yamaha Networks with Grand Théâtre de Provence

    The building of any new theatre is a matter for celebration by the performing arts industry. And when it is equipped with cutting edge Yamaha digital audio facilities, artists and audiences alike have a great deal to be pleased about.

    Italian television studio enjoys Yamaha versatility and control with DME24N and M7CL

    With television studios needing to host to a wide variety of productions, having a versatile technical specification is a priority. And, thanks to a Yamaha audio system, a regional production centre in Italy has been able to maximise the range of shows that it can host.

    Ninkasi brews up great sound with Yamaha DME Satellite

    With seven bars and restaurants located in Lyon and St Etienne, the Ninkasi chain is proving extremely successful in France. And when its largest outlet was recently extended, Yamaha DME Satellite units were selected, and placed at the heart of a hugely enhanced audio system.

    Yamaha helps make Riesenradplatz the main attraction

    When a new entrance plaza was added to the Wurstelprater theme park, in the Austrian capital Vienna, this year, Yamaha digital mix engines were selected to ensure that the new facility sounds just as good as it looks.

    Yamaha PM1D ghosts into Her Majesty’s Theatre, as Phantom Of The Opera undergoes fast technical refit

    For 22 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom Of The Opera has been wowing audiences at London’s Her Majesty’s Theatre. But sound technology has seen many advances in that time and May 2008 saw a technical refit of the show featuring an all-new audio system, with a Yamaha PM1D digital console at front of house.

    Never mind the X factor … LIPA has the Y factor

    In a society increasingly obsessed with the idea that merely turning up to audition for television talent contests is the way to have a career in the performing arts, it’s gratifying that establishments such as the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (LIPA) are there to provide realistic, high quality training for this most difficult of industries to work in.

    Total Control – Yamaha mix engines get to the heart of the Matter

    Matter, the 2,600 capacity nightclub located next to London’s O2 arena, has been universally lauded since it opened in September. It looks great and - most importantly - it sounds great. And with a pair of Yamaha DME64N digital mix engines controlling audio throughout the entire venue, here is a club where the reality more than lives up to the hype.

    Yamaha Commercial Audio hosts digital audio seminars for theatre professionals and students

    With digital audio evolving so quickly, audience expectations of what can be achieved in live and installed sound are rising at a similar rate. Experience of 7.1 home surround systems, superclubs and large scale West End productions means that, when it comes to regional theatre venues, audiences are no longer prepared to accept what they may feel is second best.

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