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    Yamaha PM1D desk in a class of it’s own at high school musical

    Despite a general atmosphere of doom and gloom currently surrounding the British economy, the determination of some media commentators to talk ourselves into a recession is proving, in some cases, to be rather wide of the mark. Unfounded stories of theatre productions closing ‘due to the credit crunch’ are one example of this, which are doing the live production industry no favours whatsoever.

    ATK Audiotek uses four Yamaha PM1D digital consoles at GRAMMY® Awards

    BUENA 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.

    Gold Standard – Cliff says ‘Thank you’ with Yamaha consoles on 50th anniversary tour

    With 50 years in the industry under his belt, the professionalism and attention to detail that Cliff Richard pays to his live shows are well-known. In November he did a three-week UK arena tour to celebrate the anniversary, with a pair of Yamaha PM5D consoles wired for sound at the front of house and monitor positions.

    SUPER BOWL: Super Yamaha and Nexo set ups

    BUENA PARK, Calif.─February marks three notable TV broadcasts watched around the globe: Super Bowl XLIII won by the Pittsburgh Steelers who defeated the Arizona Cardinals held Sunday, February 1 at the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Florida (NBC); the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards (CBS) on February 8 at the Staple Center in Los Angeles; and the 81st Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on Sunday, February 22 (ABC). ATK Audiotek (Valencia, Ca.) will once again spearhead audio production for all three extravaganzas. ATK has been supplying audio production services for the Super Bowl since 1998 and for XLIII, they have chosen two Yamaha PM5Ds for audio coverage at the stadium. Faith Hill performed at the Pre-Game Show and Jennifer Hudson sang the National Anthem.

    Yamaha consoles share in historic moment – Pre-inaugural concert, Obama Swearing– in ceremony, and inauguration balls.

    As Barack Obama took the oath of office, becoming the first African-American President of the United States, Yamaha digital consoles were specified for many of the high profile and historic events held in Washington, Los Angeles and New York.

    Yamaha M7CL mixes with high profile politicians at Abu Dhabi conference

    With the global appetite for energy continually increasing, in only its second year the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) has already established itself as a leading forum for change that is becoming more urgent by the year.

    Yamaha EtherSound network distributes the dolphins

    Stadium Arena, a brand new 3000-capacity sports and entertainment complex in the Swedish city of Norrköping, is bringing previously undreamed of opportunities for sport and entertainment to the country’s 10th biggest city. But for a state of the art facility you need state of the art sound - which is why a comprehensive Yamaha distributed audio system is at the heart of the project.

    You sexy thing! Small is beautiful as Yamaha LS9 helps the UK bid farewell to Errol Brown

    February 2009 has seen 21 venues across the UK packed to the rafters with fans eager to see Errol Brown perform live for one last time. Fitting in all those that wanted to see the former Hot Chocolate frontman’s farewell tour was always going to be something of a challenge but, fortunately, with engineer Ralph ‘Rej’ Jane manning a Yamaha LS9-32 console at front of house, no compromises had to be made with either audio quality or seating capacity.

    The sky’s the limit - Five Yamaha consoles in the air and on the ground for a truly unique event

    The fourth edition of the Festival of Science was held at Rome’s Parco della Musica from January 15th to 18th 2009. In the four days of the event, 28,000 spectators took part in the fascinating program of meetings, exhibitions, shows, lectio magistralis and conferences, with the participation of scientists, philosophers and intellectuals.

    Yamaha helps T-Mobile to get Trafalgar square singing

    The buzz created by internet video sharing is becoming an increasingly important marketing tool for companies across the globe. And when you can arrange something spectacular, so much the better! So when mobile phone giant T-Mobile brought together over 13,000 members of the public in London to sing along to a variety of famously iconic songs, video of the event rapidly became a hit on the internet. And with five Yamaha digital consoles there to mix the massed voices - some tuneful, some rather less so! - the footage sounds just as good as it looks.

    Yamaha is in the P!nk as PM1D gets the party started on world tour

    American songstress P!nk has recently embarked on a high profile world arena tour to promote her latest album Funhouse. And to make sure all the musicians and dancers have the best foldback sound, monitor engineer Horst Hartmann is manning a Yamaha PM1D.

    Yamaha digital consoles dominate at Glastonbury 2009

    Despite early rain, much of the 2009 Glastonbury Festival was spent basking in uncharacteristic sunshine. And contributing significantly to the quality of a weekend already being touted as the best Glasto ever, this year the familiar presence of Yamaha digital mixing consoles had grown to an unprecedented high number.

    Small size, perfectly formed sound – Yamaha LS9 and SB168-ES capture the different sides of Camille O’Sullivan

    Part burlesque, part cabaret, part performance art, part music hall, part backstreet German club - Camille O’Sullivan’s live shows are like nothing you have ever seen before. From suspense so profound that you forget to blink to laugh-out-loud humour, from swaggering, good time jazz to emotion so raw that you feel as if you’re intruding on someone’s private grief, it’s a remarkably varied gig. Add to that a diverse array of UK provincial venues and an entire touring production shoehorned into a long wheelbase Transit - and you have the perfect scenario for the Yamaha LS9 and new SB168-ES stage box.

    Yamaha helps 582 drummers to claim world record as they Stick It To MS

    Often maligned as the guys who hang around with musicians, nearly 600 drummers got their chance to be in the global spotlight on 13th July 2009, as they raised funds for a leading UK multiple sclerosis charity, setting a new world record into the bargain. And helping to keep them all in time was a Yamaha M7CL console.

    Yamaha training brings Fringe benefits

    The introduction of the M7CL and LS9 small format digital consoles has seen a literal explosion in the numbers of Yamaha audio consoles in use at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe over the past few years. ‘Found space’ is the key theme for Fringe venues, which range in size from toilets and taxis to drill halls and sports arenas. Consoles which can handle an equally diverse array of spaces are ideal - hence the massive popularity of the Yamaha products. With this in mind, this year Yamaha Commercial Audio despatched two of its most experienced trainers to help users get the most out of the products.

    Yamaha PM5D is at the cutting edge for Razorlight

    2009 has seen Razorlight circumnavigate the world three times, playing to many thousands of fans both indoors and outdoors. The band has been a significant presence on the global festival scene this summer but, before the festival season began, the band’s front of house engineer Ian Laughton decided to change his mixing console of choice - to a Yamaha PM5D

    Yamaha answers the call to battle

    Summer outdoor concerts, featuring classical music and fireworks, have become so prevalent in recent years that nowadays it seems every town and village has its own version. So it takes something unusual for such concerts to stand out from the crowd. One series of events that does exactly that is Battle Proms - and with a Yamaha LS9 console at the helm, audiences can be sure that the shows sound as impressive as they look.

    Yamaha, Nexo and Gand Concert Sound combine to bring the ultimate audio system to 38,000 worshippers

    When the Evangelical Lutheran Youth of America held its annual gathering in the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans in July, audio company Gand Concert Sound installed the largest ever flown Nexo rig in the USA. And with Yamaha amplifiers powering a significant part of the system - not to mention three mixing consoles at front of house - it was a truly special event.

    Yamaha mixing consoles come out of The Shadows

    Late 2009 and early 2010 are giving many thousands of fans of Cliff Richard and The Shadows the very last chance to see both acts performing together, as their last joint tour swings through Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. While Cliff will continue to tour as a solo artist, two Yamaha PM5D mixing consoles are helping the (not-so) Young Ones to Move It on the same stage together for the very last time.

    Big laughs and even bigger numbers as Yamaha LS9 consoles tour with Michael McIntyre

    ‘Comedy is the new rock’n’roll’ is a much over-used cliché but, in the case of Michael McIntyre’s latest tour, it might just be true. Currently playing a remarkable 54 mainly sold-out dates in arenas from Aberdeen and Belfast to Bournemouth and London, it is undoubtedly one of the biggest grossing UK tours for several years. What better platform for Yamaha’s LS9 small format digital mixing console to really show what it’s capable of?

    Yamaha helps Audio Alliance to be heard and not seen

    Manchester-based sound company Audio Alliance has a solid reputation for providing high-end systems and staff to events for the UK and European corporate market. Whether it’s AGMs, shareholder meetings, awards ceremonies, seminars or fashion shows, Audio Alliance is renowned for delivering a high quality, discreet and consistently reliable service. These are all key reasons why the company puts its trust in Yamaha equipment.

    Shopping is the new rock’n’roll as Yamaha mixes it up at Westfield London

    With an audio specification that many live music venues would be envious of, the brand new Westfield London retail complex in London’s Shepherd’s Bush is substantially raising the bar when it comes to the facilities for in-house entertainment. With a Yamaha DME24N digital mix engine and M7CL mixing console at the heart of the system, at Westfield London, shopping really is the new rock’n’roll!

    Spectacular sound in spectacular surroundings – Yamaha DME system helps deliver the ultimate guest experience at the Grand Hotel Palazzo.

    Enjoying spectacular sea views and opulent luxury, the 123 room Grand Hotel Palazzo in the Mediterranean port of Livorno, Italy, is the ideal place to stay for both the high powered businessman and the tourist who wants to holiday in the most sumptuous surroundings.

    Archbishop Grimshaw builds for the future with Yamaha M7CL

    When Nick Gaunt, technical support manager for Archbishop Grimshaw School, a Solihull comprehensive, was presented in late 2006 with the case for needing a new mixing console, local audio specialists SSE Audio Group suggested that a Yamaha M7CL-48 might just fit the bill.


    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.

    Romanian churches feature flexible Yamaha Sound Solution

    When two new churches were recently built adjacent to each other in the Romanian city of Oradea (Nagyvárad), the Transylvanian Baptist community were keen to install up-to-date professional AV systems in both which would work independently, but could also work as one system when needed. Hungarian audio specialists Studiotech Hungary were appointed to supply and install the system, choosing Yamaha equipment as the heart of the solution.

    Good Morning America’s Music Mix Master Rocks U2 on Fordham U Campus Using Yamaha DM2000s

    More than 10,000 students and faculty at Fordham University were treated to a surprise visit and six-song set by U2 at the school’s Bronx, New York campus which aired live on Good Morning America (ABC) Friday, March 6. The appearance — capping U2’s weeklong promo for the band’s new CD No Line on the Horizon — took place on the steps of the university’s gothic Keating Hall. The packed crowd weathered the cold, some staking a spot as early as 1:30 am once the rumour of the band’s Friday morning concert was confirmed.

    Sound glorious sound – three Yamaha digital consoles consider themselves at home on West End production of Oliver !

    With two leading characters cast via a primetime reality television show, audience expectations of the new West End production of musical Oliver! were perhaps higher than for any other theatre show in history. But with three Yamaha digital consoles and a DME64N digital mix engine at front of house, sound designer Paul Groothuis and his associate John Owens have made sure that nobody will be disappointed.

    Yamaha M7CL helps Gareth fry to 2009 Olivier Award

    When faced with designing a challenging audio system for a challenging play, sound designer Gareth Fry turned to Yamaha’s M7CL digital mixing console as the ideal solution. And with the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Sound Design now safely in his grasp, he obviously made the right decision.

    Liberty Hall

    Historic Venue Raises the Bar in Culturally Diverse College Town with NEXO Line Array, Yamaha M7CL Console, T5n Amps

    • Kansas, United States
    • May, 2009

    Yamaha and Nexo bring historic Swiss venue into the 21st century

    March 2009 saw the completion of major refurbishment work at a multipurpose school auditorium in the Swiss town of Wetzikon. And with a complete technical refit included in the project, the opportunity was taken to install state-of-the-art Yamaha and Nexo equipment, providing the venue with one of the most flexible audio systems in the entire country.

    Yamaha consoles make Curve sound as good as it looks

    Rare is the opportunity that a major British city has the chance to design and build a brand new, state of the art theatre. But that’s precisely what has happened with Curve Theatre in Leicester, a venue that has made many headlines because the ability for those outside to see straight into the foyer, auditorium and main stage through the building’s vast glass frontage.

    Yamaha reaches the summit as G8 leaders gather for July conference

    Located on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, the town of Arzachena is a regional administrative centre located near Costa Smeralda, the venue for the upcoming G8 summit being held between 8-10 July. One of the facilities for media briefings that the globally powerful politicians may use is the just-completed Arzachena Auditorium Comunale, which features a state of the art Yamaha audio system.

    Yamaha steps into the Arena

    Installation Series speakers get the better of volleyball crowds

    Yamaha’s grand design for Italy’s biggest retail park

    With an ultimate retail floor space of 26,500 m², Italy’s Mondovicino outlet village, retail park and shopping centre will be the biggest of its kind in the country. And with Yamaha audio equipment bringing the best audio quality to shoppers, it is certain to offer the ultimate retail experience.

    Yamaha consoles ensure that life’s no drag for London production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

    Taking a wildly successful Australian film about two drag queens and a transsexual driving across the Australian outback in a bus, including 25 big show songs and taking it to the stage is a challenge definitely not for the faint hearted. But with Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical, this is exactly what production company Back Row productions has achieved. Receiving rave reviews, Yamaha digital consoles are helping to ensure that Priscilla is also queen of the London stage.

    Yamaha Ethersound Network is Café Blanco’s flexible friend

    Located in Corsico, a western suburb of Milan, Blanco Café is a multi-purpose live music and DJ venue which caters for an extensive range of music styles. Extremely popular with a wide cross-section of the local (and not-so-local) population, it features a state-of-the-art Yamaha installation which delivers every style of music with ultimate audio quality.

    Yamaha audio system adopts the softly approach at Cashmere magnate’s theatre

    When it comes to businessmen, those that invest wisely for the benefit of their employees and others are invariably regarded very well. In Italy, Cashmere magnate Brunello Cucinelli is firmly of this breed, a focal point of whose philanthropism is his sympathetic restoration and development of the historic medieval village of Solomeo, near Perugia.

    Yamaha charms Charmes at Mille et Une Etoiles

    Located in the small town of Charmes, near Nancy, the Mille et Une Etoiles (1001 Stars) nightclub is bringing a taste of bourgeois Paris to eastern France. And with a full Yamaha audio system ensuring that the venue’s audio quality matches its fine cuisine and spectacular entertainment, patrons are assured of a fantastic experience every time they visit.

    Yamaha DM2000 is global asset for award-winning producer

    Such is the nature of the music business that, as well as the artists they work with, some recording producers themselves become well-known personalities. Very few, however, can claim to have recorded over 3000 artists in a decade - which is precisely the achievement of award winning producer / recording engineer Chris Denman and his trusty Yamaha DM2000 mixing console.

    Yamaha brings state of the art audio to history Bosbaan

    Distributing high quality audio over an outdoor area covering more than 2200m by 118m is a massive challenge, but one which has been made a great deal less problematic by the advent of digital audio. And recently the need to replace the 20 year old audio system at Amsterdam’s Bosbaan rowing lake has allowed a comprehensive Yamaha installation to show what a state-of-the-art digital system is capable of.

    Yamaha LS9 is the star of the show at the Adam Smith Theatre

    The Yamaha LS9 digital console continues to be a huge success in regional theatres across Europe. Combining ease of use, reliability and a feature set unrivalled at its low price point, the LS9 is making life less stressful and more intuitively creative for an ever-growing band of sound technicians. One of the latest UK venues to adopt it is Scotland’s Adam Smith Theatre.

    Yamaha’s magical audio system at Gandalf il Grigio

    Gandalf Il Grigio (Gandalf The Grey) is a new, Lord Of The Rings-styled bar and karaoke club in Campobasso, central Italy. Very popular with students and the young at heart, the venue’s low ceilings, many hard, flat surfaces and the habit of its patrons of dancing on the tables (!) mean that the acoustics are challenging - a situation which a Yamaha audio system was ideally suited to overcome.

    Yamaha’s Small LS9 Digital Console Delivers Huge Sound in “Festland”

    It’s only rarely that municipal services get going with a bang. However, Hamburg’s brand new swimming temple, “Festland”, was filled with spectacular sound by a specialist team. And who would have thought: This fantastic sound came out of a tiny Yamaha LS9.

    Yamaha digital mixing engine provides unique function at Copenhagen Operaen

    One of Denmark’s most iconic cultural venues, the Opera House (Operaen) in Copenhagen is a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art concert venue which opened in 2000. But, though huge resources were put into the venue’s acoustics, it has taken a unique Yamaha digital mixing engine installation to get the perfect result for performers.

    Yamaha Music, Motorcycles and Commercial audio all come together at Red Point Café

    As well as excellence in professional audio Yamaha also, of course, enjoys a global reputation for the quality of its motorcycles and musical instruments. All three elements have come together at Red Point Café in Milan, a venue where motorcycle enthusiasts from across Italy can come together to discuss their passion in the presence of iconic Yamaha bikes, while enjoying high quality music and audio from, of course, Yamaha musical instruments and professional audio technology.

    Denmark’s state-of-the-art concert venue has Yamaha digital mixing engines at its heart

    Owned by Danish national broadcaster DR and costing over US$300m, the brand new DR Konserthuset is one of the most expensive live music venues ever built. A state-of-the-art facility which offers four performance halls and a home to the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, it features cutting-edge technical and acoustic specifications.

    Southern Baptist Convention

    Southern Baptist Convention Finds 'Comfort' in New Yamaha TXn Amplifiers

    • Kentucky, United States
    • Oct, 2009

    Yamaha DME64N makes sound sense at the BFI

    Promoting the understanding and appreciation of British film and television for over 75 years, the British Film Institute’s (BFI) screening facilities in London are some of the best in the world. And, having recently added a Yamaha DME64N digital mixing engine to its technical inventory, it has taken a major step towards future-proofing the integrity of its audio facilities.

    Yamaha has the laser’s edge in Lübeck

    The advent of digital audio has seen the methods by which sound and data are transmitted developing as quickly as all the other equipment in the signal chain. Cat5 cable or fibre optic? EtherSound, Cobranet or MADI? Recently, a facility in the German city of Lübeck has taken this one stage further and, as you would expect, Yamaha audio equipment has played a key role.

    New audio system with Yamaha-LS9-32 draws big names to a small cult theatre

    The scenic Sternschanze district in Hamburg is a lively, colourful and cosmopolitan old quarter of the city. Its crooked cobblestone streets are lined with numerous pubs, taverns, restaurants and cultural institutions. Right in the heart of the 'Schanze', as the residents call their little world, the pretty "Delphi Showpalast" with its roughly 400 seats has been presenting musicals for the past 15 years and has acquired a definite cult status. Visitors flock here from all over Northern Germany to be entertained by the cheeky shows in the Delphi's wonderfully personal atmosphere.

    Yamaha for Milan’s Latino nights

    Trendsetting Italian club chooses Installation Series speakers

    • Milan, Italy
    • Nov, 2009

    X marks the Yamaha consoles

    Whether it’s been the judges or Jedward, the 2009 season of television talent contest The X Factor has, as always, got the British public talking. And helping to get the contestants singing has been monitor engineer Fred Jackson and his trusty Yamaha mixing consoles.

    Yamaha MSP and DME are perfect for TSR

    Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR), the leading French language television station in Switzerland, has recently upgraded many of its video facilities at its headquarters in Geneva. This included installing new audio systems, for which Yamaha MSP Studio monitors proved the ideal solution.

    ISE 2009 sees new products and digital audio workshops from Yamaha Commercial Audio

    Yamaha Commercial Audio is showing a wide range of new and existing products at the Integrated Systems Europe 2009 exhibition - taking place at the Amsterdam RAI from 3rd - 5th February - as well as running a series of hands-on digital mixing workshops.

    Yamaha shows the strengths of quality networking at ProLight+Sound 2009

    Taking place from 1-4 April in Frankfurt, Germany, the annual ProLight+Sound trade show sees Yamaha Commercial Audio highlighting the many advantages of the high quality audio networking and distribution capabilities which are an integral part of many of its products.

    New manager appointed for Iberia peninsular

    Yamaha has appointed Manuel Rivera to the position of Commercial Audio manager at its Iberia office, based in Madrid, Spain.

    Yamaha Commercial Audio expands its support team to cope with business growth

    Despite global economic concerns, Yamaha Commercial Audio’s digital audio consoles and DME series digital mixing engines are spearheading a period of continuing growth for the company. With many audio installation and rental companies having to tighten belts, they need to ensure that every last penny of value is wrung from any investment they make. This has meant that the flexibility and reliability of Yamaha’s digital audio solutions are in even greater demand and, as a result, the company has expanded its UK support team to provide the best possible service to clients and end users.

    Yamaha brings the best in connectivity to Plasa 2009

    Stand 1-G31 at PLASA 2009 sees Yamaha Commercial Audio promoting the theme of connectivity, with the stand split into five areas connected together using a variety of audio formats and network protocols, including Dante, CobraNet, EtherSound, MADI and AES/EBU.

    Big facilities, small price – Yamaha’s versatile LS9 cracks the credit crunch

    While the leisure industry appears to currently be holding up well in the face of increased concern at the global financial situation, the phrase ‘cost-effective’ is one inevitably very much on everyone’s lips. And it’s one that perfectly describes the Yamaha LS9.

    Yamaha and Technologies For Worship host successful training seminars at ISE2009

    As well as showcasing some of Yamaha Commercial Audio’s industry-leading products, a unique feature of February’s Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade exhibition was a series of free Digital Workshops, hosted by Yamaha in partnership with Technologies For Worship magazine.

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