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Yamaha CL5 Celebrates In Spain

August, 2012

Some of Spain’s highest profile musicians performed at a special 20th anniversary festival for Spanish music station Cadena 100 Radio in June. Sound engineer Bori Alarcón chose a Yamaha CL5 digital mixing console for the performance by vocalist and actor Dani Martin, marking the console’s festival debut in the country.

The seven-hour show took place in the Estadio Vicente Calderón, home of Athlético Madrid football club, which is a regular venue for major live music events in the Spanish capital.

Bori, a Latin Grammy Award winner, is one of Spain’s most acclaimed audio engineers and he used the CL5’s facilities to maximum effect as Dani performed songs from his solo album Pequeño and by his band, El Canto del Loco.

“Although it was the first time a CL series console had been used on a festival in Spain, Bori had previously done a CL5 demonstration for our customers earlier in the year. It meant he has a very intimate knowledge of the system and could get the most from it,” says Jacinto Lopez, head of Commercial Audio at Yamaha Music Europe Ibérica.

The CL5 was connected direct to two Rio3224D remote i/o boxes by the secondary port, the primary port being connected to a Macbook Pro by the Ethernet port, which was used to record the show and provide several channels of playback, and a Waves SoundGrid server also was used for a very specific channels processing. Bori also used the CL series StageMix iPad app for additional visual monitoring of a number of functions, including several critical auxiliary mix sends.

“I got a great sound from the system, which is very straightforward to use despite the fact that I was using a lot of its resources, ” says Bori.

“Some instruments - like the bass drum, snare, hi-hat and vocals - were running with the Premium Rack processors, mainly the RND Porticos, while the guitars and Master Channel were inserted in the Waves SoundGrid.

“The flexible recording and playback facilities were also a major bonus. Overall the CL5 performed exceptionally well and I was very happy with its first festival outing here.”


Products CL5
Location Cadena

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