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Lane Chooses Yamaha PM5D-EX for 2010 Idols Live! Tour

July, 2010

Yamaha PM5D and DSP5D enables Lane to set up multi-tracking recording and virtual soundcheck for summer tour

BUENA PARK, Calif.—With over 35 stops on the tour, American Idols Live! kicked off July 1 at The Palace in Auburn Hills, MI featuring the top 10 finalists of season nine, including winner, Lee DeWyze. The tour ends August 31st at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.

Randy Lane was asked, once again, to take the roll of front of house engineer and, once again, chose a Yamaha PM5D–EX digital console system.

“My basic setup for this tour is a Yamaha PM5D with DSP5D Expander,” says Lane. I'm using version 2.25 software and clocking the console with an Apogee Big Ben Word Clock. The reason for this set up is just in case “American Idol” wants a multi–track recording, I can accomplish 64–tracks with my Nuendo4 recording setup and a Yamaha MY16–MD64 MADI card system. This would also enable a virtual soundcheck setup in the event we didn’t have a soundcheck for one of the show days. That hasn’t happened yet, but it’s nice to have that capability.”

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