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    • Yamaha Consoles Share in Historic Moment

      A defining moment in history as 44 takes the oath of office making Burack Obama the first African–American President of the United States, and Yamaha consoles were there to share the sound mix with the world for many of the events held in DC, LA and NY.

      SUPER BOWL: Super Yamaha and NEXO Set Ups

      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.

      • Florida
      • February, 2009

      ATK Audiotek uses Four Yamaha PM1D Digital Consoles at GRAMMY® Awards

      The 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards (CBS) held on February 8th at the Staple Center in Los Angeles. 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.

      • Los Angeles, California
      • February, 2009

      Oscar's Behind-The-Scenes Winners: 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.

      • Los Angeles, California
      • February, 2009

      ACIR Professional Provides the ‘Real’ Jersey Boys with Yamaha PM5000, PM5D for Hope Concert IV

      A cross generational lineup of Jersey Shore music scene all stars including the top two grossing acts of 2008 rocked the 1,400–seat Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. ACIR Professional, Egg Harbor Township, NJ provided sound and production for the event included a Yamaha PM5000 at front of house and a Yamaha PM5D for monitors. Yamaha T3n amplifiers provided monitor power.

      • New Jersey
      • March, 2009

      Allstar Show Industries Supports Break Forth Canada 2009 with Yamaha and NEXO

      Every year, Break Forth Ministries holds conferences and all–day intensive workshops throughout North America and Europe, and this year Break Forth Canada 2009 was held January 30 – February 1 in Edmonton, Alberta. The events at Break Forth have been experiencing explosive growth over the years with over 15,000 attending the largest equipping and renewal conference in North America.

      • Alberta
      • May, 2009

      ESI Audio adds 24 GEO T Boxes to NEXO Arsenal

      ESI Audio, formerly E–Tech Systems of Tampa, Florida, recently purchased 24 NEXO GEO T line array speakers and eight S2 subs bringing their total arsenal of NEXO speakers to 72. Founded in 1996, ESI Audio provides audio production for live events, concerts and corporate events.

      • Florida
      • March, 2009

      SE Systems Backs MerleFest for 22nd Year

      Held on the grounds of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina April 23–26, MerleFest celebrated its 22nd year with four days of music over 11 stages: Americana, Austin Songwriting, Cabin, Creekside, Dance, The Pit, Watson, Walker Center, Hillside, Little Pickers, and The Lounge, with a couple of 'just get up and pick' stages.

      • North Carolina
      • May, 2009

      Yamaha PM5D 'USERS DEFINE' Success on CMT's Can You Duet

      Now in its second season, this year's taping of Can You Duet (CMT Television) is being broadcast from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. Lance Smith hosts the show, which sets out to find country music's next duo, and singer Naomi Judd is one of the three judges for the new season.

      • Tennessee
      • May, 2009

      Omnison Builds Up NEXO Artillery To Over 90 Cabinets

      In just two years as a NEXO dealer, Omnison (Montreal) has increased their inventory of NEXO speaker cabinets to over 90 including GEO S, GEO D, GEO Subs, CD12s, RS15s, LS1200s and LS400s, PS8s and 15s along with NEXO 4x4 and 4x1 amplifiers.

      • Montreal
      • July, 2009

      Gand Concert Sound Uses Largest Nexo Geo T Rig For Youth Of America

      Gand Concert Sound of Glenview, Illinois recently provided a NEXO GEO T, GEO S, CD18 subs, PS15, PS10 and PS 8 monitors for the Evangelical Lutheran Youth of America Gathering held at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA. The event ran from July 22 thru 26, in addition to a five-day load in and set up, and was attended by 38,000 teenagers from all over the world.

      • Illinois
      • July, 2009

      PRG PROVIDES ‘CAPITOL’ SOUND IN DC ON THE 4TH

      A Capitol Fourth 2009, the Independence Day concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, featured a star–studded cast including Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Vanessa Williams, Natasha Bedingfield, the cast of Jersey Boys, Michael Feinstein, and classical pianist Andrew von Oeyen with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of America’s prince of pops Erich Kunzel.

      Riverbend Centre Hosts NEXO Event, Rayvon Performs

      Riverbend Centre is Austin's newest alternative performing arts center located in the Texas Hill Country. The Centre is a multi–purpose venue that plays host to musical groups, theatrical productions, television specials, corporate and private events, and conventions.

      • Texas
      • August, 2009

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

      The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), formed in 1845, took place this year June 23– 24 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. The convention included Music features and Concerts of Praise over the two–days and was attended by over 8,800.

      • Kentucky
      • August, 2009

      Idol Live Tour 2009 Experiences the Power of a Yamaha PM5D–EX System

      Season eight of American Idol (Fox) empowered viewers to share their voice in deciding America's next singing superstar. This year's winner was quite the surprise when Kris Allen took the number one spot, leaving Adam Lambert at number two.

      • Buena Park, California
      • November, 2009

      The Young Americans Give Back at Christmas, and Then Some, with Yamaha and NEXO

      The Young Americans teach music, dance and performance to young people throughout the world. Among its many other productions throughout the year, The Young Americans® offer special performances such as The Magic of Christmas.

      • Buena Park, California
      • December, 2009

      Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom Gets NEXO and Yamaha Facelift

      Originally built as the Manhattan Opera House in 1906 by Oscar Hammerstein I, the Manhattan Center boasts a rich history of entertainment, corporate and cultural events. Now, more than 100 years later, the building still serves the metro New York area with two unique event spaces The Hammerstein and The Grand Ballrooms.

      • New York
      • February, 2009

      U2 Rocks Fordham

      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.

      • New York
      • May, 2009

      Crosswalk Community Church Upgrades Sound System with Yamaha EtherSound Solution

      Onyx Engineering of Chesapeake, Virginia, recently completed the installation of a Yamaha digital Ethersound-based audio solution for the 750–seat Crosswalk Community Church, located in Williamsburg, VA.

      • Virginia
      • May, 2009

      Recher Theatre Fills Void in Baltimore Music Scene With NEXO Alpha System, Yamaha Consoles and Amps

      Recher Theatre located in Towson, Maryland opened in 1929 as a movie theater and today is one of the few live venues of its kind serving the rock population of Baltimore. In 1959, the Recher family purchased what was known as The Towson Theatre and continued its operation as a single screen movie theater until it closed in 1992.

      • Maryland
      • May, 2009

      Historic Venue Raises the Bar in Culturally Diverse College Town with NEXO Line Array, Yamaha M7CL Console, T5N Amps

      Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas is rich with tradition in this culturally diverse college town. Originally built in the 1850s, the theater has suffered though two destructive fires, once by a pro–slavery Sheriff who torched it and threw into the nearby river the printing equipment that was used for an abolitionist newspaper being printed in the space, and later after it was rebuilt as an opera house in 1912.

      • Kansas
      • May, 2009

      The Classic Center Gets a First-Class Line Array System with NEXO GEO S 12 Series

      Located in the heart of downtown Athens, Georgia, The Grand Hall at the Classic Center was built as a meeting, special events and performing arts venue providing entertainment, unique dining opportunities and programs for all interests. Recently, Technical Services Audio Visual (TSAV) of Athens installed a NEXO GEO S12 line array system as the primary audio system for performance events in The Grand Hall.

      • Georgia
      • August, 2009

      AVDB Group Outfits Aliante Station with Yamaha PM5D-EX Systems

      Aliante Station broke ground in February 2008 and was a $662 million joint venture between Station Casinos and the Greenspun Corporation. Set on a 40–acre lot, Aliante Station is the 18th property for Station Casinos in southern Nevada.

      • Las Vegas, Nevada
      • October, 2009

      Yamaha Consoles Cast for SAMMY by Sound Designers Shivers and Patridge

      The internationally–acclaimed, Tony® Award–winning Old Globe in San Diego, California is one of the most renowned regional theatres in the country and has stood as San Diego's flagship arts institution for over 70 years. Currently hosting the hit play SAMMY based upon the life of legendary crooner, Sammy Davis, Jr., the production's sound was designed by John Shivers and David Patridge.

      • San Diego, California
      • November, 2009

      Green Day's production adaptation of American Idiot mixed using PM1D by David Dignazio at Roda Theatre

      With sound design by Brian Ronan, the Berkeley (CA) Repertory's 600–seat Roda Theatre hosted the world premiere of Green Day's production adaptation of American Idiot. The show sold out its original run and continued to break records as the top grossing show in the Theatre's 41–year history.

      • Buena Park, California
      • December, 2009

      NorthRidge Church Reaches Expanding Community with Portable Audio Systems

      Portable Church Industries (PCI) recently designed several portable AV systems for the NorthRidge Church in Saline.In addition to the Yamaha M7CL console used for the adult worship, Yamaha MG mixers are used for the pre–school, elementary, and middle school rooms. A Yamaha STAGEPAS portable system is used for nursery audio.

      • Michigan
      • December, 2009

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Announces Availability of IMX644 Rack Mount Digital Mixer

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the availability of the new IMX644 rack mount digital mixer with availability during March, 2009. Developed for sound information applications such as conference rooms, banquet halls, lounges and restaurants, the IMX644 delivers excellent sound quality, is easy to install, and is available at a very competitive price point.

      • Buena Park, California
      • March, 2009

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Announces Major Upgrade to The M7CL Digital Audio Console

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced a major software upgrade to its successful M7CL-32 and 48-channel digital mixing consoles. The Yamaha M7CLv2 software incorporates features requested by thousands of Yamaha console users worldwide and includes Global Paste that enables simultaneous editing of multiple scenes, and Matrix Sends on Fader, providing access to 24 mix busses.

      • Buena Park, California
      • April, 2009

      Steve Miller’s Monitor Engineer 'FLIES LIKE AN EAGLE' on Yamaha PM5D Digital Audio Console

      2008 focused on every aspect of Steve Miller’s multi-faceted music, from solo acoustic numbers and hard driving Chicago Blues, to R&B and his own classics, always including his top ten hits, “The Joker”, “Rock ’n Me”, “Fly Like An Eagle”, and “Jet Airliner”.

      • Buena Park, California
      • April, 2009

      The Yamaha LS9 Digital Console: One Man’s Army

      Just because I chose the 16–channel version doesn’t mean I was limited to 16 channels. Just like the Yamaha PM5D and M7CL digital consoles, the LS9 has the beautiful feature of adding inputs, outputs, or inserts, via a mini YGDAI slot card. The Yamaha LS9 is a great little all–in–one console, and I highly recommend it to anyone waging a sound war under no false pretenses, excuses, or needing a stimulus plan to pay for it.

      • Buena Park, California
      • April, 2009

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Expands on MY Series with HD Serial Digital Interface Card for Broadcast

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the addition of a new MY series (mini–YGDAI) card to its extensive line of expansion cards with the NAB 2009 debut of the MY8–SDI–D De–multiplexer card specifically designed for broadcast applications.

      • Buena Park, California
      • April, 2009

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Holds Digital SR Class/NEXO Demos In Nashville

      The Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) group will hold its two–day Digital Sound Reinforcement (DSR) 101 class on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5 and 6 in Nashville. Sponsored in part by Shure Microphones, the class provides complete audio system design and networking solutions and will focus on set up techniques ranging from microphones to large–scale speakers.

      • Nashville
      • May, 2009

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. Co-Sponsors Worship Arts Technology Summit at Biola University

      In conjunction with co-sponsors Shure, Martin Lighting, Media Shout and Yamaha Corporation of America, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will host a training opportunity open to all church technicians who seek in–depth knowledge in the areas of audio and recording during the Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) to be held June 8–10 on the campus of Biola University in La Mirada, CA.

      • California
      • May, 2009

      Nexo Celebrates 30th Anniversary

      At InfoComm 2009, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will mark the 30th anniversary of NEXO, one of the world’s most highly regarded professional loudspeaker systems. This year is also the first full year of NEXO’s transition to becoming a wholly–owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation Japan, a partnership that provides customers with complete sound system solutions by utilizing products from both lines.

      • Buena Park, California
      • August, 2009

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Holds Digital SR Class In Kentucky

      The Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) group will hold its two–day Digital Sound Reinforcement (DSR) 101 class on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11 and 12 in Covington, Kentucky. Sponsored in part by Shure Microphones, the class provides complete audio system design and networking solutions and will focus on set up techniques ranging from microphones to large–scale speakers.

      • Kentucky
      • August, 2009

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Names Two NEXO Manufacturer’s Reps

      As part of a planned expansion, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has added two additional manufacturer rep firms to spearhead sales of NEXO speaker products within North America.

      • Buena Park, California
      • August, 2009

      Landmark Yamaha PM1D Digital Console Retires on 10TH Anniversary

      On September 22, 1999, the Yamaha PM1D first-of-its-kind digital mixing system designed specifically for live sound reinforcement made its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The PM1D started a digital revolution in live sound, and its worldwide popularity resulted in significant sales, and the beginning of a new era.

      • New York
      • September, 2009

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Debuts New Nexo PS R2 Speaker

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has announced the addition of the new NEXO PS R2 to its NEXO PS Series high-output, compact speakers. The new PS R2 delivers enhanced performance with higher SPL and extended bandwidth, and re-designed cabinetry and grilles - all within the same compact footprint that make the PS 8, PS10 and PS15 some of the best-selling small loudspeakers in available to the commercial audio market.

      • Buena Park, California
      • October, 2009

      Yamaha IPA8200 Series Power Amplifier Ships

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of its latest power amplifier, the Yamaha IPA8200. The amplifier is a highly efficient Class D amplifier that delivers eight channels of 200W each (4 ohms) in a lightweight, but sturdy, 2U package.

      • Buena Park, California
      • October, 2009

      Yamaha Output Product Updates Now Available

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the fall availability of recently launched new output products and output product updates.Yamaha DME 3.5: New features in DME 3.5 include a Program Ducker component enabling fade-in/fade-out with much longer attack/release time than in existing DME units.

      • Buena Park, California
      • October, 2009

      Clair Global Purchases Last PM5000 Console

      As the market shifts toward offering customers more affordable analog mixing solutions, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced that it will cease worldwide production of the PM5000 sound reinforcement console. The final production model has been purchased by Clair Global (Lititz, Pa.).

      • Buena Park, California
      • October, 2009

      AES New York Marks Launch Of Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Rolling Showroom

      Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. launched its ‘Rolling Showroom’, a state-of-the-art, 53’ double-expanding trailer during AES 2009 in New York City. The vehicle, constructed by Century Industries of Sellersburg, Indiana, will make appearances across the U.S. and Canada at select national tradeshow events, regional events including houses of worship-based events and Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Sessions (YCATS).

      • New York
      • October, 2009

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