Yamaha CL5 To The Rescue With SSE
A major refurbishment of the Rescue Rooms, part of the Nottingham Rock City venue complex, has seen the first UK installation of a Yamaha CL5 digital mixing console. Supplied and installed by SSE Audio Group, the CL5 gives performers and their engineers the benefits of the very latest digital mixing technology.
The revamp saw a number of changes made to the venue’s layout last year and, with owner Daybrook House Promotions (DHP) keen to match it with a significant technical upgrade, SSE was called in to assist.
“The old system had been outdated for a little while and with DHP’s experience of running venues they soon realised that the cost of an upgrade would be a worthwhile investment. This would not only improve visitor experience of the venue, but also to reduce day to day technical maintenance costs,” says SSE Sales Manager Alex Penn.
“The choice of digital console for front of house was the subject of very careful consideration but, at a visit to PLASA Focus this year, DHP Group Tech manager Dave McVea and Rescue Rooms Technical Manager Stephen Martin were very impressed by the CL5.”
Dave and Stephen took a number of the venue’s technical staff to SSE's CL series training day in May, which only served to confirm their positive impression.
"We liked the fact that it's a great-sounding Yamaha console with exciting new features like the Premium Rack,” says Dave. "The fact that everyone will know how to use the CL5, because of its Centralogic user interface, is very beneficial. The multitrack recording capability 'out of the box' is another very exciting feature.”
Meanwhile, a Yamaha DME4i/o-C has been installed to extend the DME network already operating at the venue, allowing audio from any of the three performance spaces - Rock City, Rescue Rooms and the Black Cherry Lounge - to be routed to any or all of the other areas.