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    Yamaha adds to its commercial audio team

    Yamaha has added a new member to its Commercial Audio team, with the appointment of Naomi Wilkinson in the company’s sales and marketing support department.

    New Yamaha products and technology on show at ProLight+Sound 2010

    Yamaha’s new M7CL-48ES digital console, MY8-SDI-ED interface card and highly versatile TLF loudspeaker technology will be showcased at Prolight+Sound, being held at Messe Frankfurt from 24th - 27th March.

    UNioN

    UNION integrates Yamaha consoles and stage boxes with 3rd party devices to expand the possibilities of networking audio for live events.

    • Europe
    • September, 2010

    Yamaha Joins AVnu Alliance

    Yamaha announces that it will join AVnu Alliance in order to support and promote the next-generation AVB network standard.

    Yamaha announces strategic alliance with Rupert Neve Designs

    17 Dec 2010 - Yamaha Corporation announced a strategic partnership with Rupert Neve Designs, based on both parties involvement with Virtual Circuitry Modelling (VCM) Technology.

    European debut for innovative Yamaha loudspeaker technology at ProLight+Sound 2010

    Yamaha is taking commercial audio into a new realm at Prolight+Sound 2010, with the first European demonstration of its Thin Light Flexible (TLF) loudspeaker technology. Being shown for the first time outside Japan, TLF is a prototype technology which has produced a revolutionary and highly versatile loudspeaker.

    Yamaha's new Thin Light Flexible Speaker Technology awarded pick of Pro Light+Sound 2010

    Yamaha's Pioneering Thin Light Flexible Speaker technology is amongst a select group of ground breaking new products to be awarded a coveted 'Pick of Pro Light + Sound 2010’ by Pro Sound News Europe Magazine.

    Yamaha StageMix app receives rapturous reception at PLASA 2010

    Yamaha Commercial Audio enjoyed a highly successful PLASA2010, with the company’s brand new StageMix iPad app enjoying an enthusiastic response from audio professionals. Coupled with the debut for Macintosh editor software for the M7CLV3 and LS9, the company’s stand was a highlight for the many audio professionals who have asked for more compatibility with Apple products.

    DANTE-MY16-AUD gets loaded with Britannia Row

    The Dante-MY16-AUD card is now shipping, offering seamless integration of the latest audio networking technology with a wide range of Yamaha digital audio products. And the new interface is already proving its worth to Britannia Row, one of the UK’s leading audio production companies, whether it’s in touring, festival or club systems.

    Yamaha and NEXO help celebrate the best of Scottish Traditional music

    Traditional music is at the very heart of Scottish culture, so the Scots Trad Music Awards is a significant annual event, highlighting the very best of the genre. Recorded for transmission by BBC Alba, a major Yamaha and Nexo rig provided the best in audio quality for the large invited audience.

    Yamaha enjoys a remarkable tour with Bill Bailey

    Take one very successful comedian who happens to be a highly proficient musician; add a number of the UK’s best regional orchestras; an Oscar-winning conductor and two Yamaha mixing consoles, put them all in a touring package and the result is something remarkable. Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra, in fact.

    Yamaha consoles provide relentless reliability on Kerrang! tour

    Early 2010 saw some of rock music’s brightest new talents take to the road around the UK and Ireland on Kerrang! magazine’s Relentless Energy tour. Comprising 11 shows in two weeks, with four bands playing each night, it was a tight schedule for the production crew. But with Yamaha M7CL and LS9 consoles on duty, it was a straightforward job for the tour’s monitor engineers.

    SSE Audio goes all-digital on festival monitors with Yamaha

    SSE Audio Group will, as always, provide equipment and crew to many of the UK and Ireland’s highest profile festivals this year. But this is the first year the company is going ‘all digital’ at festival monitor positions, a decision made possible by the acquisition of additional Yamaha PM5D-RH consoles.

    Yamaha LS9 dreams, believes and achieves with Britain’s Got Talent winners

    In amongst all the hype that surrounded singer Susan Boyle, it’s sometimes overlooked that she didn’t actually win the 2009 series of televised talent show Britain’s Got Talent. That honour went to dance troupe Diversity, which has just completed a highly successful UK tour with a Yamaha LS9 mixing both front of house and monitors.

    Yamaha consoles echo to the sound of success

    Established in 1992, the German Phonographic Academy’s Echo Awards has become one of Europe’s most prestigious recording industry events. The winners of the pop music categories are announced in March and, this year, four Yamaha digital mixing consoles were on hand to bring the speeches and live performances to an international television audience.

    Yamaha offers pre-festival season technical training

    The UK summer festival season is nearly upon us and, as always, there will be literally hundreds of Yamaha digital mixing consoles on duty in fields, parks and old airfields up and down the country. To ensure as many visiting band engineers as possible are up to speed with Yamaha technology, the company is running a series of technical training sessions in early June.

    FIMU goes all-digital with Yamaha

    Taking place in Belfort, eastern France, the Festival International de Musique Universitaire (FIMU) is a family-orientated event that takes place right across the city. This year, for the first time, the festival’s amplified stages all exclusively featured Yamaha digital mixing consoles.

    Yamaha brings home the bacon with Peppa Pig

    Children’s television favourite Peppa Pig is currently on a major UK tour, bringing a first experience of theatre to thousands of toddlers and pre-school children. Coping with an inherently noisy audience without having volume levels too high is a tricky balancing act, but one which front of house engineer Colin Allen and a Yamaha LS9 console are well in command of.

    Yamaha consoles promote a healthy lifestyle in Italy and Sweden

    Mid-July saw health & lifestyle products company Herbalife hold four day Extravaganzas in Italy and Sweden, with up to 13,000 enthusiastic delegates at each. Featuring high production values, Yamaha digital mixing consoles ensured that the audio side of both events went according to plan.

    Yamaha provides sound in the best dimension

    With the motto ‘We Make It Happen’, the Avesco Group is a group of production service companies with a common culture, each an expert in its field and trusted completely by its clients. One of Avesco’s key global components is Creative Technology, whose UK audio arm, Dimension Audio, naturally shares the same philosophy of innovation, flair and technical excellence as the rest of the Avesco companies. Little wonder, then, that Dimension relies on an inventory of Yamaha digital consoles to deliver perfect sound at every event it works on.

    Yamaha digital consoles are Fringe favourites once again

    2010’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe once again saw thousands of performers and technical crew working phenomenally hard throughout August to support the world famous festival of the performing arts. And, as usual, Yamaha digital mixing consoles were right at the forefront.

    26 Yamaha consoles help SIS Live broadcast Commonwealth Games to the world

    With the 19th Commonwealth Games under way in Delhi, the world’s attention has now thankfully switched away from the pre-event concerns to the most important matter - the sport itself. Being broadcast for the first time in high definition, 26 Yamaha LS9 consoles are being used by outside broadcast specialists SIS LIVE to ensure that the televised audio is every bit as good as the images.

    Yamaha M7CL48-ES makes a splash with Germany’s POOLgroup

    Since its introduction earlier this year, Yamaha’s M7CL-48ES digital mixing console has proved a significant success, with sound rental companies keen to adopt the flexible and highly transportable package of the console, SB168-ES stage boxes and EtherSound multicore. One of the latest purchasers of the systems of Germany’s POOLgroup.

    350 year old Passion Play ‘goes electric’ with Yamaha

    Since the mid-1600s, the Oberammergau Passionsfestspiele (passion play) has been performed every ten years in the German village of the same name. The 2010 performances used sound reinforcement for the first time in its history, with a Yamaha PM5D front of house console chosen for the auspicious occasion.

    Yamaha Consoles attracting a big audience at SKY TV

    Satellite broadcaster Sky TV continues to expand, thanks to its wide broadcasting remit and, in particular, it’s high quality sports coverage. This has recently seen the company boost its already impressive collection of Yamaha digital mixing consoles to a remarkable 46.

    Yamaha digital sound reels in audiences at Norwegian cinemas

    The almost limitless flexibility of Yamaha’s DME range of digital mixing engines means that they are to be found in a remarkable variety of installations. One industry which has become a prolific user of DME is Norwegian cinema, with most of the country’s top grossing screens now sporting Yamaha equipment.

    Tales of the Riverbank …. A full Yamaha system aids variety in County Kildare

    Located 30 miles from Dublin, the Riverbank Arts Centre in the picturesque town of Newbridge, County Kildare, has a catchment area that is as wide and varied as the productions it stages. And when the venue needed to upgrade its audio system, a complete Yamaha solution fitted the bill perfectly.

    • County Kildare, Ireland
    • Feb, 2010

    Yamaha power amplifiers are top of the league for two German football stadia

    A problem faced increasingly by many leading European football clubs is what to do when their stadium - often originally built in the early-to-mid 20th Century - is no longer adequate for the needs of the modern supporter? High on the list of priorities is the provision of high quality audio, which has been achieved at two of Germany’s highest profile clubs with installations that feature 120 Yamaha power amplifiers and DME digital mixing engine control.

    • Germany
    • Feb, 2010

    Five Yamaha IMX644 are in the mix at Big Cedar Lodge

    Tucked into the wooded hillsides of the Ozark Mountains near Branson, Missouri, Big Cedar Lodge is a popular destination with both holidaymakers and as a corporate meeting venue. The latter aspect has recently been enhanced by the addition of the new Grandview Conference Center, which is host to five Yamaha IMX644 rackmount digital mixers.

    Irish ears are smiling as Dublin’s National Concert Hall installs a Yamaha PM5D

    Dublin’s National Concert Hall (An Ceoláras Náisiúnta) is the premier venue in Ireland for classical concerts and also the home of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. Recently, its long-serving analogue Yamaha PM5000 mixing console was replaced with a digital PM5D-RH, which had to be installed in just one night.

    Yamaha flies high with WDF at United Kingdom airports

    Significantly improving customer experience is the drive behind a major ‘contentainment’ programme currently being implemented by leading airport retailer World Duty Free (WDF). With outlet areas in many of the UK’s airports, it’s a massive investment programme, with Yamaha DME24N digital mix engines providing the ideal system management solution.

    Yamaha M7CL helps Kendal students to graduate in mint condition

    For further education colleges which offer courses covering the technical production aspects of live music and theatre, it’s crucial that student training is done on industry standard equipment which graduates will find in the ‘real world’ after their studies. For this reason, Kendal College has just invested in a Yamaha M7CL digital mixing console.

    Historic London church receives major audio upgrade

    Located literally a stone’s throw (or a Beatle’s crawl) from London’s famous Abbey Road studios, the church of St Mary in Kilburn has recently joined its illustrious near-neighbour in providing true audio excellence, thanks to a Yamaha DME-based audio system.

    Sun, Sea and Sound – Yamaha systems shine at Greek resort

    Overlooking the spectacular Hydra Gulf and surrounded by olive groves, the Hydra Beach Resort Village in Greece offers an unforgettable mix of sun, sea and - thanks to a comprehensive Yamaha audio installation - sound.

    Yamaha consoles go straight ahead at The Junction

    Established in 1990, The Junction is one of the premier venues in Cambridge, offering a vibrant array of music, theatre, comedy, dance and community productions. Fully engaged in supporting this diverse range of events are three Yamaha digital consoles.

    Yamaha LS9 takes Wexford Arts Centre into the big league

    Located in the 18th century Cornmarket House in central Wexford, in the south-east corner of the Republic of Ireland, Wexford Arts Centre has been providing a wide range of contemporary art and entertainment for locals and visitors since 1974. Recently, the 120-seat main auditorium had a major technical refit, at the heart of which is a Yamaha LS9-32 mixing console.

    Yamaha takes the high road at multi-million pound Scottish community campus projects

    A multi-million pound community investment programme by Scotland’s Perth and Kinross Council has seen the creation of several Community Campuses, each of which incorporates schools and a wide range of community facilities. A key aspect of each development is a high specification Yamaha audio system, which combines superb sound with ease of use.

    The Kurhaus get the Yamaha treatment

    A second digital audio system installed at the prestigious Merano venue

    Versatility is the key for Absolute Pro Audio

    Occupying the former Neve premises in Litlington, Cambridgeshire, Absolute Professional Audio offers a wide range of sound demonstration, design, installation, commissioning and training services. At the heart of the company’s premises is a state-of-the-art studio, where a Yamaha 02R96VCM is providing much-needed versatility.

    Yamaha DME brings the art of sound to world famous auctioneers

    At over 300 years old, contemporary art auctioneer Phillips de Pury & Company knows that having high quality sound in its premises is absolutely essential. With buyers potentially paying many thousands of pounds at the company’s auctions, every word uttered by the auctioneer must be clear and unmistakeable. With this in mind, the company recently commissioned a new audio system at it’s London premises, controlled by a Yamaha DME series digital mixing engine.

    Yamaha takes Twenty Four club to the next level

    Located less than an hour’s drive from the centre of Rome, 24 Twenty Four is one of Italy’s coolest nightclubs. Recently the venue upgraded its technical specification with the addition of a Yamaha DME series digital mixing engine, adding tremendous flexibility to the club’s audio systems.

    Yamaha gets to the heart to the matter at Canale 33

    Part of the Idelson-Gnocchi publishing group, Canale 33 is an Italian internet television channel for the country’s health industry. At the heart of the channel’s studios is a Yamaha-based audio system, ensuring that audio is routed with surgical precision.

    Yamaha digital consoles are on the crest of a wave in P&O cruises’ latest ship

    Although not as strictly formal as it once was, cruises are still a holiday activity where customers expect the very best. Whether it’s accommodation, dining or entertainment, P&O Cruises delivers the ultimate cruising experience, which is why the company’s newest ship features an array of Yamaha digital mixing consoles.

    Yamaha is the star of the show at Greek television stations

    As well as live, installed and corporate sound, Yamaha pro audio equipment is just as at home in the broadcast environment. Three of Greece’s major television facilities are enjoying the benefits of this flexibility, Yamaha products playing key roles in their output.

    Yamaha scores a double at MK Dons hotel

    While fans of international football have been gripped by World Cup fever over the summer, domestic teams and their stadia have begun quietly gearing up for the 2010/11 season. One such team is Milton Keynes Dons, whose stadium has recently opened a luxury hotel, complete with pitchside views and high-specification event / conference facility. At the heart of it is a cutting-edge Yamaha audio system.

    Yamaha system’s Sicilian success

    Despite the financial constraints that most companies are finding themselves in at the moment, the superb performance:price ratio of Yamaha audio systems means that they offer remarkable value for money. Globally, many different types of venues are investing in Yamaha audio solutions, just one of which is Sicily’s Mambo Wine Bar.

    Yamaha M7CL48-ES stars at reopening gala for Europe’s biggest open air theatre

    The summer of 2010 has seen the reopening of Europe’s largest open air theatre in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Late July saw the 6,500-capacity venue’s gala opening concert, which featured opera legends Jose Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, plus a trio of Yamaha M7CL mixing consoles playing a starring role.

    Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center

    Yamaha and Nexo are instrumental in Chile’s largest site for the development of the arts.

    • Santiago/Chile
    • Oct, 2010

    Lowther Pavilion’s new M7CL is Fylde under ‘Success’

    When the Lowther Pavilion at Lytham St Anne’s was taken from council ownership to being run by a charitable trust, an urgent priority for the new owners was to replace the existing inadequate sound reinforcement system with one which could fulfil the venue’s many demands. Investing in a Yamaha M7CL-48 console has satisfied all of their requirements and much more besides.

    Natural sounds for natural gas – Yamaha amplifiers power three 360 degree installations at Gazprom Theme World

    Located near the city of Freiburg, in south-west Germany, Europa Park is one of continental Europe’s leading theme parks. Inaugurated for the 2010 season is an energy-themed, interactive exhibition, which features an array of Yamaha power amplifiers.

    Universal university approval for new Yamaha / NEXO system

    Yamaha’s M7CL and LS9 digital mixing consoles continue to make great inroads in the education market - their user-friendliness, high end facilities in a compact footprint and cost-effectiveness all making them very attractive to schools, colleges and universities. The latest establishment to invest in Yamaha is Aberystwyth University, which recently took delivery of two new systems.

    Worldwide Opera - Ten Yamaha consoles for the live film of Rigoletto

    The third appointment with "La Via della Musica" (The Road of Music), the ambitious project based on an idea of Andrea Andermann, which he produced with Italy’s state broadcaster, Rai: transforming operas into television events set in the places and at the time of day foreseen by the original librettos. After the international success of Tosca (Rome, 1992) and La Traviata (Paris, 2000), Mantua recently hosted Rigoletto.

    Yamaha enjoys an audience at the Palace

    After 147 years of entertaining audiences - give or take the odd break - Kilmarnock’s Palace Theatre complex has recently installed a new, state of the art audio system for live events. With a wide range of criteria to satisfy, the combination of M7CL48-ES console and SB168-ES stage boxes was the perfect fit.

    Yamaha helps millions of Pompeii visitors to relieve the past

    For the past 400 years the Roman city of Pompeii has been one of Italy’s top tourist attractions. Famously buried under volcanic ash for over 1500 years, since 1599 the remarkably-preserved city has been being excavated, revealing an extraordinary insight into the life of the Romans. Now, the city’s past has truly met the future, with a state-of-the-art Yamaha installation telling the story of one house’s inhabitants.

    Yamaha DME64N is lord of the dance

    Yamaha’s DME series of digital mixing engines is proving a major success in venues where multi-functional use is required. One of the latest examples is at Pavilion Dance in the English resort of Bournemouth.

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