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    Golden anniversary – legendary Dutch rockers celebrate with Yamaha

    2011 sees Dutch rockers Golden Earring celebrating a remarkable 50 years in showbusiness. Accompanying the band on all their live shows is a Yamaha M7CL mixing console, which helps to give their old songs a thoroughly modern sound.

    Steam and digital engines work side by side as Yamaha equipment mixes the railway children

    Outside train spotting circles it’s rare that a steam locomotive takes centre stage in front of a rapt audience. But that’s exactly what happens with the latest stage production of E Nesbit’s The Railway Children. Making a major contribution to the show’s realism are a Yamaha PM5D console and DME64N digital mixing engine.

    Yamaha consoles do Stirling service at Hogmanay

    Edinburgh may dominate UK media coverage of the annual New Year’s Eve celebrations, but Hogmanay is celebrated throughout the rest of Scotland just as enthusiastically. A prime example is Stirling, where the countdown to midnight takes place against the spectacular backdrop of the city’s castle, a variety of live performances entertaining thousands of people. Helping to bring the chimes and skirl o’ the pipes to the 2010/11 revellers were a pair of Yamaha mixing consoles.

    Yamaha Stagemix makes maximum impact on TNA wrestling tour

    2011 got off to a ‘slamming’ start for Solihull-based Urban Audio, with the company providing the audio system for the UK leg of the Total Nonstop Action (TNA) wrestling Maximum Impact European tour. It was a great opportunity for Yamaha’s StageMix app to flex its muscles, which it did in fine style.

    Over 20 Yamaha Digital Consoles Mix Eurovision’s 2011 Spectacular

    From unicycling Moldovan fairies to transparent Italian pianos and Irish twins in giant shoulder pads, the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest delivered a feast of everything that one would expect from this most famous televised event. With widespread agreement that musically it was also the best for some years, more than 20 Yamaha digital mixing consoles helped to ensure that the sound matched the spectacle.

    Yamaha Brings Audiences the Unique Experience of Yodel Rock

    ‘Yodel rock’ may sound like an esoteric brand of music, but it is a highly successful one for Swiss band Sonalp. Together with Sonoval – the sound company which usually supplies the band’s audio equipment - Yamaha equipment is helping to prove that the hills are alive with the sound of music.

    Yamaha Declares Marshall Law

    The unmistakable sound of a guitar with humbucking pickups played through a highly overdriven valve amplifier is the very essence of rock music and, for nearly 50 years, Marshall Amplifiers has been at the forefront of the genre. When the company needed a high quality PA system for its demo / rehearsal facility, it required something that was capable of reproducing subtle dynamics as well as being turned up to 11. The answer was Yamaha.

    Yamaha Wears Paul Carrack’s Different Hat with Style

    As a former member of Roxy Music, Squeeze, Ace and Mike + The Mechanics, Paul Carrack is regarded as something approaching British songwriting royalty. Late April saw him play three nights at the Royal College of Music with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, where a trio of Yamaha digital mixing consoles helped the venue’s sound to be mixed to perfection, while also being recorded for DVD release.

    Nine Yamaha Consoles Help to Celebrate Poland’s Historic EU Presidency

    The first weekend of July was a historic moment for Poland, as the country assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time. To celebrate, a huge concert was staged in Warsaw, where nine Yamaha digital mixing consoles and a large Nexo PA helped to entertain a huge crowd.

    SSE Audio Invests in more Yamaha PM5Ds

    SSE Audio Group, one of the UK’s leading audio service providers, continues to invest in Yamaha digital mixing consoles, adding a further five PM5D-RHs to its hire inventory in anticipation of the summer festival season.

    Subfrantic Are Kings of the Hill with New Yamaha Consoles

    After several years of successfully deploying its inventory of Yamaha M7CL and LS9 digital mixing consoles on a wide variety of events, production company Subfrantic has recently made a major further investment in two PM5D-RHs and a DSP5D. Hardly were the new mixers out of their packaging than they were heading for a festival field…

    Yamaha Consoles Shamrock’n’roll in Rennes

    While St Patrick is naturally associated most closely with Ireland, he is celebrated by Celtic people across the globe. Although the French city of Rennes may not be the first place that comes to mind, the annual Nuit de la Saint-Patrick concerts are the ideal way for anyone who wants to celebrate the Irish saint somewhere different to enjoy the beat of the bodhran and Riverdance-style dancing. Here Yamaha digital consoles help to ensure that the fiddles, pipes and shamrock’n’roll all sound their best.

    Yamaha Is Back on the Yellow Brick Road with Elton John

    High profile Yamaha artist Elton John is once again out on the road, supported by his full band and, this time, additional musicians. But his links with Yamaha go much further than his piano, with the company’s mixing consoles a long-term fixture on his live shows. And this time there’s cellos too…

    There‘s No Delta Blues with Yamaha

    One of London’s most respected audio rental and installation companies, Delta Sound has provided its expertise and equipment to a huge variety of projects, from the smallest corporate presentation to Trafalgar Square rallies, television’s X Factor and the vast Westfield White City retail complex. Yamaha digital mixing consoles are at the centre of much of the company’s work, a relationship the company has recently reaffirmed by purchasing four further digital mixing systems.

    Yamaha LS9 Heralds a New Golden Age for the Zombies

    It’s often said that if you can remember the Sixties, you weren’t there. One band that both can and were is The Zombies, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. With a critically-acclaimed new album helping to usher in a new generation of fans, the band continues to tour - with a Yamaha LS9 ensuring that the sound is anything but zombie-like.

    Adlib Audio Takes Yamaha PM5D to the Next Stage… And the Next… And the Next…

    Yamaha PM5Ds are a very familiar sight on UK festival stages, nowhere more so than with Adlib Audio, long-term users who continue to invest in this most user-friendly of digital mixing consoles. The company recently purchased two more for this year’s summer season, keeping a legion of monitor engineers happy and also, critically, Adlib’s accountants.

    Yamaha and Dante help Inspire Young Innovators at Ideen Expo

    Inspiring the science and technology professionals of the future is the purpose behind Ideen Expo, a nine day bi-annual event in Hannover, Germany, which seeks to stimulate young people with a wide range of ideas for their future education and careers. The 2011 event relied on a sophisticated and powerful Yamaha / Dante™ digital media networking system, designed to be set up and operated very simply.

    Belgium Gets into the Swing with Yamaha

    Ethersound-based audio is now used on live events of all sizes, aided by the ease with which it can be integrated with Yamaha’s digital mixing consoles. Belgian company Swing is the latest rental house to invest in Yamaha equipment and take advantage of the many benefits of completely digital audio systems.

    Innovative Yamaha Solution Has CPS in Seventh Heaven

    With the live music industry heading indoors for the winter, Yamaha UK has had time to reflect on the company’s most successful summer yet. As well as the huge events like Glastonbury, T In The Park and many others, Yamaha technology allows many smaller productions to take place outdoors. Christchurch-based CPS Group used the company’s equipment to provide a highly innovative audio system at a series of orchestral shows.

    Mayall Pride - Yamaha Consoles Enjoy a UK Beano with Blues Legend John Mayall

    In a career spanning over half a century, blues legend John Mayall has helped to define an entire genre of British music. October/November 2011 has seen the tireless 78-year old undertake a 25 date UK tour, with a pair of Yamaha digital mixing consoles ensuring that the sound has Room to Move.

    Hats Off to The Yamaha PM1D as Fred Astaire’s Masterpiece Tours the UK Prior to West End Run

    The decadent world of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers is currently bringing its sparkling Art Deco delights to audiences across England and Scotland, in the first ever stage adaptation of the legendary 1935 film Top Hat. With some of Irving Berlin’s most famous songs alongside full ensemble tap dance numbers and perhaps the biggest collection of hats ever seen in one production, sound designer Gareth Owen chose a pair of Yamaha PM1D digital mixing consoles for this complex production.

    Two New PM5Ds Make It a Digital Dozen for Lombardi Service

    Despite the tough, European-wide economic climate, Italian company Lombardi Service is currently so busy that owner Pasquale Lombardi has recently bought two more Yamaha PM5D mixing consoles from Yamaha main dealer Audioprogetti, making a digital dozen in its inventory.

    Yamaha PM5D Provides The Right Mix For Shrek El Musical

    Following its success on Broadway, in the West End and on tours in the US, Israel and Poland, a new Spanish-language version of Shrek The Musical is proving a sell-out success in Madrid, featuring a Yamaha PM5D-RH at front of house.

    Yamaha system delivers to discerning Italian clubbers

    The ancient Adriatic port of Porto San Giorgio is a historic town, popular with tourists and famous for its annual chess tournament and festival of the sea. Now, however, Yamaha loudspeakers and amplifiers have brought a new attraction to its nightlife.

    Yamaha consoles feature in new 22M € Hungarian venue

    The culmination of the Hungarian city of Pécs 2010 tenure as a European Capital of Culture was December’s opening of the Kodály Centre, a brand new, multi-million euro concert and conference venue. A major Yamaha audio installation ensures that all users get the very best from its highly specified facilities.

    Swiss students get a helping hand from Yamaha

    The Swiss government has an excellent record of investment in the future of its population, being possibly the most ‘pro-training’ administration on the European continent. Promoting a wide range of training initiatives for young people, one example of these is the biennial Federal Diploma exam for Sound Technician, which Yamaha supports by providing equipment.

    Yamaha goes pop in 3FM’s new live studio

    3FM, the Netherlands main pop music radio station, has recently opened a new studio for live performances, which need pre-mixing before being output via the station’s broadcast mix. With audio quality, flexibility and, above all, reliability required, Yamaha equipment was chosen for the new facility.

    Yamaha M7CL is a highlight of the Hawth

    Despite being best known for its proximity to Gatwick Airport and, most recently, its football team only narrowly losing to the mighty Manchester United in the FA Cup, Crawley is a thriving hotbed of the arts. Centred on the town’s Hawth Theatre, the recent installation of a Yamaha digital mixing system has brought new levels of sophistication to the venue’s productions.

    Yamaha M7CLs keep the urban beat at Slovenia’s Kino Šiška

    Converted from a former cinema, Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana is a centre for contemporary and urban creativity which embraces live music, theatre, dance, film, visual exhibitions and more experimental forms of entertainment. Also included are rehearsal rooms and a recording studio, so the audio demands of the venue are wide-ranging and diverse. The perfect environment for a pair of Yamaha M7CL-48 mixing consoles.

    ‘Anything Goes’ for Yamaha M7CL at Slovenian National Theatre

    When one of Slovenia’s premier theatres was looking to replace an existing analogue mixing console with a digital version, the venue’s technical team had a long list of requirements that the new desk had to fulfil. Thanks to its flexibility and ease of use, a Yamaha M7CL-32 was the ideal solution.

    Swiss Home Gets Smart with Yamaha

    The concept of home entertainment is now reaching the point where, for those with the means, almost anything is possible using a wide array of professional and prosumer technology. The former is very much in evidence in a Swiss installation, where 15 Yamaha DME series units are helping to distribute high quality sound throughout a large property.

    Yamaha Digital Mixing Engines help to ring the changes at Westminster Abbey

    Satisfactorily marrying historic buildings to the ever-more complex audio/visual requirements of the 21st Century is a very delicate and complex business, but a brand new installation at one of the UK ‘s most famous churches - London’s Westminster Abbey - has achieved the ideal balance. At the core of the system are Yamaha DME series digital mixing engines, which help to provide the audio side of the installation with tremendous flexibility.

    Yamaha and Nexo Make Conventional Sense in Lugano

    The Palazzo dei Congressi convention centre in the southern Swiss city of Lugano is one of the region’s primary business assets. It also acts as a cultural focus, hosting classical concerts and dance performances. The venue has just had a brand new Yamaha and Nexo audio system installed, which will allow it to host a much wider range of events.

    Yamaha System Delivers Maximum Flexibility to KKThun

    Taking two years to complete, a major upgrade to Thun’s cultural and congress centre has provided the Swiss town with a truly 21st century venue. The project included a complete technical refit, with Yamaha equipment taking a central role.

    Yamaha’s Blue Sky Thinking at Costa Navarino

    With its unspoiled beaches, white sands and an inviting aquamarine sea beneath a cloudless sky, Costa Navarino is the latest ‘must-visit’ holiday destination in the Mediterranean. Complementing this new luxury and environmentally-friendly resort is a subtle, high quality audio network which adds the perfect ambience to the surroundings. Controlling such a large installation would normally prove something of a challenge, but a Yamaha solution made it straightforward.

    Yamaha Creates a Sound Spectacle

    Located in Onex, near Geneva, Spectacles Onesiens is a 520-capacity venue that plays host to a variety of entertainment including plays, stand-up comedians and music from different European, Asian and African countries. A recent technical upgrade has seen a Yamaha M7CL-48ES and three SB168-ES stage boxes added to its inventory.

    Yamaha LS9 Brings a Pleasance Sound to Edinburgh University

    Think of the words ‘Edinburgh’ and ‘entertainment’ together and the first idea that tends to pop into one’s head is the annual, month long Festival Fringe. But Scotland’s capital enjoys a year-round variety of stage entertainment, nowhere more so than at the Pleasance Theatre, owned and run by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA). So it’s just as well that a Yamaha LS9 digital console is there to handle the pace.

    Dauntsey’s Goes Digital with Yamaha

    Founded in 1542, Dauntsey’s School in Wiltshire is a co-educational independent day and boarding school with a strong tradition in music and drama. Unusually allowed to stage a range of West End shows, the school’s main venue has recently undergone a major technical refit, which has seen a Yamaha digital audio system installed.

    Yamaha Hits the Right Note at Famous New York Jazz Club

    Since opening its doors in 1981, the Blue Note in New York City has become one of the world’s premier jazz clubs, playing host to some of the genre’s greatest musicians. Jazz is renowned for its variation between strident and quiet, intricate pieces so, when the venue’s audio system needed to be upgraded, Yamaha’s TXn amplifiers were the perfect choice.

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    Yamaha’s Westminster Presence Grows at Central Hall

    Along with a certain high profile wedding, Westminster Abbey’s installation of Yamaha DME series digital mixing engines was a significant event in the spring of this year. But that’s not the only new Yamaha installation in the area, as Central Hall Westminster is now home to an LS9 digital mixing console.

    Hungary for More - Now Budapest’s RaM Colosseum Gets a Yamaha System

    Hungary is currently seeing major investment in state-of-the-art entertainment and corporate venues. After the €22m Kodály Centre in Pécs, which features a major Yamaha audio installation, comes another multi-million Euro venue, the RaM Colosseum in the country’s capital Budapest. Here Yamaha audio equipment also hits the right note.

    Yamaha Adds Six (Sided) Appeal to Reading Hexagon

    The Hexagon in Reading is one of the Thames Valley’s principal theatres, its catchment area covering the wide commuter belt west of London. A recent upgrade to its audio system has seen the installation of a Yamaha M7CL-48ES digital console and three SB168-ES stage boxes.

    Yamaha Provides Cultured Sound at the V&A

    London’s Victoria & Albert Museum is one of the UK’s most famous hubs for culture, art and design, its collections spanning 2000 years and hundreds of countries. A central part of the museum’s remit is its series of talks, where relevant, high profile people give an ‘inside view’ on their work. The sound of a new Yamaha installation has helped to give these an extra cultured edge.

    Yamaha Delivers Five Star Sound at Cyprus Hotel

    The five star Cratos Premium Hotel, located in the Cypriot port of Kyrenia, is a brand new destination which features a casino and its own outdoor live music venue, the Port Stage. The hotel also includes an extensive digital audio system, with Yamaha mixing consoles, processors and loudspeakers at its heart.

    31 Yamaha Amplifiers Score Maximum Points at Žalgiris Arena

    Yamaha audio equipment is making high profile inroads into the audio systems of the world’s major sporting venues. DME series digital mixing engines and SB168-ES stage boxes are a feature of the new audio system at Paris’s Stade de France and now Europe’s newest major sporting venue, Lithuania’s Žalgiris Arena, features no less than 31 Yamaha power amplifiers.

    Vive la Différence! New Yamaha and Nexo Audio System Transforms Stade de France

    Opened in 1998 for that year’s FIFA World Cup, Stade de France is the country’s national stadium and hosts many of the highest profile sporting and live music events. It has recently undergone a €1.5m upgrade to its audio system, with a major Yamaha and Nexo system ensuring that every one of up to 80,000 spectators enjoys the best sound.

    Yamaha DME Network Aids Customer Choice in Klangfarbe’s Tower of Power

    When customers in loudspeaker retailers want to try out a range of different models, it can be a difficult task re-patching cables to make straightforward comparisons. But a Yamaha DME series matrix solves the problem, as Austrian business Klangfarbe has discovered.

    Yamaha Flies the Flag at La Rodia

    Having lacked a multi-purpose live entertainment venue for many years, the patience of the 176,000 residents of Besançon, eastern France, was rewarded this year with the opening of La Rodia. Featuring two concert halls, a lobby bar, two studios and information / multimedia resources, a Yamaha digital audio system ensures that all of the new facility’s users - whether local amateurs or international stars - get a universally high standard of sound.

    Nunn But the Best - Yamaha Consoles Feature in Debut Season of Theatre Royal’s New Artistic Director

    2011 marked the debut of Sir Trevor Nunn as Artistic Director of London’s Theatre Royal, Haymarket, with four very different productions. Sound design for all four was by Paul Groothuis, who used Yamaha digital consoles and DME series digital mixing engines to help ensure the season’s success.

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