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    No Kinks in Davies Tour Using NEXO 45 N–12 Line Monitors

    NEXO's new stage monitors have been paired up with one of the UK's legendary singer–songwriters, founder member of The Kinks. The 45 N–12 line monitors were used for a series of high–profile gigs in the UK andfor Davies's US tour.

    • Buena Park, California
    • January, 2012

    Gand Adds GEO S12 to NEXO Arsenal

    Gand Concert Sound (GCS) of Glenview, Illinois, aka “The NEXO Guys” have added an 18–box GEO S12 system to their rental inventory. “Yamaha brought in a road rig for a demo at the Viper Alley rock club in Lincolnshire, and not only did they like the system, our own crew was knocked out,” states Gary Gand, President, Gand Concert Sound.

    • Illinois
    • April, 2012

    Sound Works Productions Supports Northwestern's PhilFest

    Big Daddy Love and Paper Thick Walls performed at the Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) 2012 Philfest held in mid–May. Sound Works Productions of Frankfort, Illinois, not only staffed the event (Eric Lindholm at Front of House, Daniel Nickleski at Monitors and Kevin Flasza as Stage Tech), but also provided a NEXO GEO S line array for the main PA along with a Yamaha M7CL–48 digital console for FOH and LS9–32 for monitors.

    • Buena Park, California
    • June, 2012

    Gand Completes Record Breaking May

    Gand Concert Sound (GCS) of Glenview, Illinois aka "The NEXO Guys" recently completed a record-breaking month supplying 251 NEXO cabinets to an impressive list of clients.

    • Illinois
    • July, 2012

    BeatleShow! Vegas FOHE Gets By With a Little Help from a Yamaha PM5D

    Critics say BeatleShow! at the Saxe Theater in the Planet Hollywood Resort Casino is the closest you can get to a real Beatles concert. Producers of BeatleShow! spared no expense incorporating every meticulous detail from dramatic costume changes to sound and stage lighting, creating the most authentic Beatles experience today.

    • Hollywood
    • August, 2012

    Youth Group Experiences Ultimate Yamaha and NEXO Audio System Thanks to Gand Concert Sound

    The tri-annual gathering of the Evangelical Lutheran Youth of America (ELCA) took place in late July at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans, and the 35,000 plus teenage attendees once again were treated to praise activities, theatrical and musical performances, and the ultimate Yamaha and NEXO audio system thanks to the production services of Gand Concert Sound (GCS) of Glenview, Illinois, aka "the NEXO guys".

    • New Orleans
    • August, 2012

    Yamaha CL Console Lights Up Orion Festival

    Bader Field in Atlantic City over a recent summer weekend was the site for the Orion Music + More Festival featuring Metallica on the main stage along with 30+ bands and over 33,000 in attendance on each of the two days.

    • New Jersey
    • August, 2012

    CTS Audio Uses New Yamaha CL Consoles at High Profile Christian EventsWay

    The pursuit of perfection is ongoing and will probably never end, but along the way Yamaha has introduced a number of innovations that have become industry standards offering performance and familiarity that discerning users continue to demand. By definition, "standards" are best kept as they are. With evolutionary refinements, of course.

    • Tennessee
    • August, 2012

    Koz, Britton, and a Yamaha CL Digital Console

    An early August stop at the Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank, N.J.) gave engineer Melissa Britton the opportunity of mixing front of house on the new Yamaha CL5 digital audio console while out on summer concert tour with saxophone player, Dave Koz, and special guest BeBe Winans.

    • New Jersey
    • August, 2012

    Westbury National Show Systems: Years of Success with Yamaha Consoles

    Westbury National Show Systems in Toronto, Canada is the largest Yamaha console rental company in all of Canada. The company recently provided audio production for several high profile events including Fashion Cares featuring a performance by Elton John at the Sony Centre in Toronto.

    • Toronto
    • September, 2012

    GV Audio Inc. Uses Yamaha CL5 to Mix Talent at Regina Folk Festival

    Held annually at Victoria Park in Regina, Saskatchewan on a weekend in August, the Regina Folk Festival is a much-anticipated celebration of folk music. Regina Folk Festival used the production talents of local sound company, GV Audio, Inc. who chose a new Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console and two RIO-3224D remote I/Os for main stage front of house mixing.

    • Regina
    • October, 2012

    Exploring the Arts Gala Features Performances by Tony Bennett, Sting and a Yamaha CL5

    Hosted by Katie Couric with performances by Tony Bennett and his quartet with a special guest performance by Sting, the annual Exploring the Arts (ETA) fundraiser held October 4 at Cipriani's mid-town in New York City raised $1.2 million. A star-studded red carpet affair, benefactors attending included Alec Baldwin, Jon Bon Jovi, Bryant Gumbel, Donna Karan, Lorraine Bracco, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Walters, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    • New York City
    • October, 2012

    Band Plays It 'Straight' With NEXO Rig at the Fox Theatre

    Logic Systems Audio Department Manager, Brian Bird and Systems Engineer, Pat Murphy outfitted the 5,060-seat Fox with 20 NEXO GEO S1210s, four NEXO GEO S1230s, six NEXO RS18s, eight NEXO PS8s, and eight NEXO 4x4 NXAMPs. The band is also carrying a pair of Yamaha M7CL digital consoles for mixing duties on the tour.

    • Missouri
    • December, 2012

    Yamaha DSR Powered Speakers Provide Hope for Baptist Church

    The contemporary–style house of worship that seats 250 called upon the assistance of ACIR Professional (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) to provide a system that would meet their needs and their budget. ACIR's Bobby Harper recommended Yamaha DSR112CA powered speakers, to be followed this year by the installation of DSR118s subs.

    • New Jersey
    • January, 2012

    Jackson Rancheria Casino Upgrades to Yamaha Digital Consoles

    The Yamaha M7CL is used primarily as the casino's front of house console, and the Yamaha LS9 console is used in the “crows nest” which is located in the a/v booth overlooking the entire casino ballroom. The LS9 is also used for front of house when events require a smaller amount of channels; for example, presentations, speeches, or comedy acts.

    • California
    • January, 2012

    Christ the King Church Enhances Sound with NEXO Line Array

    Christ the King Church in Bellingham, WA recently completed an overhaul of its sound system, awarding the installation contract to Clarity Media Group of Portland. Clarity provided the best solution for the task at hand, outfitting the 1,500–seat church with a 20–box NEXO GEO S12 line array.

    • Washington
    • April, 2012

    Seaside Church Revamps Audio System

    Phase One of the enhancement to St. Thomas The Apostle Church included the installation of a 5.1 audio system for playback of media for non–service affairs, as well as a portable audio and video system to handle church services for overflow, and other events. ACIR accomplished this with the installation of a Yamaha MG series mixer, Eiki Projector, Sennheiser wireless microphones, as well as adding to their existing speaker cabinets.

    • New Jersey
    • April, 2012

    Harley Davidson Show Room Transforms and Puts New Life Into Church with NEXO System

    When LifePointe Christian Church in Elk Grove, California was looking for a sound system to compliment their new location, a converted Harley Davidson showroom, they turned to the expertise of CCI of Olympia, Washington. Project manager, David McLain, recommended a NEXO PS15 system for the 400–seat church that consists of three PS15s, one CD18 and a 4×4 NXAMP.

    • Buena Park, California
    • May, 2012

    Second Location for Second City Opens in Chi-Town

    The new audio system includes a Yamaha LS9–32 digital console and NEXO PS8 speakers. “When we initially were brought in, we were asked to make recommendations to the then General Manager from Second City's Toronto facility,” says Gand. “The main criteria were to use the smallest speakers so that they would be essentially invisible to the audience.

    • Buena Park, California
    • June, 2012

    Blossom's in Full Bloom with NEXO GEO S12 System

    The Blossom Music Center is an amphitheatre located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. With assistance from NEXO independent rep firm, R. Joseph Group, a 10-box NEXO GEO S12 line array system, supplemented with three NEXO Alpha speakers for fill zones, all powered by multiple 4x4 NXAMPs, was installed.

    • Ohio
    • July, 2012

    Peltrix Aids in Rebirth of Historic Howard Theater with Yamaha Consoles

    As part of its rebirth, contracting firm Peltrix (New York) installed two Yamaha PM5D-RH digital consoles, one at front of house and one at the monitor position. The theater, which seats 600 and houses 1,000 for standing-room only events, hosts high-caliber music performances as well as corporate and political events, given its proximity to the Capitol and its adjacent location to Howard University.

    • New York
    • July, 2012

    MSM Gives Bowlus Fine Arts and Cultural Center a Jump Start

    The main audio upgrade consists of a Yamaha M7CL-48 digital audio console, two Yamaha P3500 amps, ten NEXO GEO S12 line array boxes hung in a vertically arrayed formation five per side, two NEXO RS18 Ray Subs located in the pit, two NEXO PS8s used for front fills, JBL SRX721M monitors, and a Clearcom Intercom system. Two NEXO 4x4 NXAmps were also installed to power the system.

    • Kansas
    • August, 2012

    Allstage Pro Adds Yamaha Networking System to Extron's THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon

    The system includes two Yamaha M7CL digital audio consoles, using the M7CL control surface at front of house connected to a Yamaha NAI network interface, AD8HR mic pre amp, and EtherSound cards, all running off a Yamaha DME64 digital mixing engine.

    • Anaheim, California
    • September, 2012

    Judy Bayley Theater at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Installs All Yamaha EtherSound System

    A new audio system was recently recommended by audio expert Mary McFadden, and designed and installed by PRG, and includes a Yamaha M7CL-48ES digital audio console, IS series speakers, DME24 (Digital Mixing Engine), and XP amplifiers. McFadden is quite familiar with the venue and has taught in the theater as faculty adjunct for sound design.

    • Las Vegas
    • October, 2012

    Gardner-Webb University Installs Two Dante-enabled Yamaha CL Consoles

    Recently, the University installed Yamaha CL1 and CL5 digital consoles and two RIO3224s purchased by Full Compass and installed by University staff in cooperation with the ASE Group. The consoles are located in their new 110,000-sq. ft. Tucker Student Center in Stewart Hall. Stewart Hall is unique in that it can be separated into three separate spaces.

    • North Carolina
    • November, 2012

    Houston's HS for the Performing and Visual Arts Installs Yamaha AFC System

    Recently, the HSPVA completed the installation of a Yamaha AFC3 (Active Field Control) System for the 400-seat Denney Theater. The system, provided by Sound Productions of Irving, Texas and installed by Covenant Communications of Houston, is the first AFC3 installation, using the new AFC-FIR card released at InfoComm 2012, in the world. The HSPVA AFC3 installation includes 20 speakers with four mics all out in the main auditorium.

    • Houston
    • December, 2012

    In Time for Holiday Services, Church Gives Congregation the Gift of Enhanced Sound with Yamaha CL5

    This year’s holiday services at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Stafford, Virginia will be enhanced significantly with the addition of a new Yamaha CL5 digital console. The 500-seat traditional and contemporary style-worship sanctuary purchased the new console along with two Yamaha RIO input/output racks from Sound Productions in Irving, Texas.

    • Stafford
    • December, 2012

    Dual Yamaha DM2000s Used at Hofstra Presidential Debate

    Hofstra University on Long Island (NY) was the site chosen for the second of three Presidential debates between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Held on Tuesday, October 16, Hofstra previously hosted the 2008 debate between President-elect Obama and John McCain. Audio production was provided by On Stage Audio (OSA) Las Vegas.

    • New York City
    • October, 2012

    Season 7 of Rachael Ray Moves to New Studio and Yamaha Consoles Move Along As Part of 'the Mix'

    On September 17, 2012 the Rachael Ray Show will officially move to beautiful new digs for the Season 7 opener, and broadcast mixer Bob Aldridge and front of house mixer John Bates, are taking along their trusty Yamaha M7CL-48 and DM2000 Digital Consoles.

    • New York City
    • September, 2012

    Yamaha Announces Worldwide Launch of Three New Product Series

    In a one, two, three punch, Yamaha unveils to the world today three exciting new product series additions to their loudspeaker and mixer product line. At the NAMM Show, executives from Yamaha Corporation Japan and the Pro Audio & Combo Division of Yamaha Corporation of America shared in the initial announcement of the new products, a joint sales effort with Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.

    NEXO Launches STM Line Array, New Amps, Processing and Dante™ Networking Capabilities

    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the launch of several new products by NEXO France, making their debut today at this year’s ProLight+Sound Expo in Frankfurt. The new product all aspects of sound reinforcement, making innovative inroads into line arrays, networking, amplification, and system processing.

    • Buena Park, California
    • March, 2012

    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Launches CL Series Digital Consoles

    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of the new CL Series of digital consoles. The three consoles are making their official debut today at the ProLight+Sound Expo in Frankfurt, Germany.

    • Buena Park, California
    • March, 2012

    Yamaha StageMix Version 3 Takes a Bow

    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced a major update for the StageMix iPad App available for Yamaha M7CL and LS9 digital consoles. StageMix Version 3 enables even greater control and ease–of–use in live sound and sound reinforcement applications such as houses of worship and performing arts centers. StageMix Version 3 makes its official debut today at ProLight+Sound in Frankfurt.

    • Buena Park, California
    • March, 2012

    ACIR to Host Yamaha CL Demo at Trump Taj Mahal

    ACIR Professional will host a demo of the new Yamaha CL Digital Console Series on Thursday, April 5th from 12 Noon – 4:00 pm at the Trump Taj Mahal (Atlantic City), Xanadu Theatre. Yamaha Systems Application Engineer, Kevin Kimmel, and Regional District Manager, Bob Quinones, will be on hand to demo the new CL console and will also present the new Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045 Primary Source Enhancer and Dugan–MY16 card.

    • New Jersey
    • April, 2012

    Rupert Neve Designed Portico 5045 Popular for Referee Mics

    The new Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045 Primary Source Enhancer is becoming increasingly popular as an added tool for audio engineers on referee mics during sporting events, as recently witnessed by the installation of a unit at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas for the Valero Alamo Bowl.

    • San Antonio
    • April, 2012

    First Yamaha CL Console Demo A Success

    With more than 60 audio professionals in attendance, sponsor and Yamaha dealer ACIR Professional deemed the first field demo of the new Yamaha CL Console series a success. Yamaha Systems Application Engineer, Kevin Kimmel, presented the new CL Series Digital Console along with the Portico RND 5045 Primary Source Enhancer and Dugan–MY16 card.

    • Buena Park, California
    • April, 2012

    TC Furlong Inc. to Host Yamaha CL Chicagoland Launch Tour

    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. and TC Furlong Inc. will host a mini–demo tour featuring the new Yamaha CL Digital Console Series, May 1–2, at three separate Chicago–area sites. Yamaha Systems Application Engineer, Kevin Kimmel, Regional District Manager, Mike Eiseman, and TC Furlong staff will be on hand to demonstrate the new console.

    • LAKE FOREST
    • April, 2012

    Yamaha Hosts All Dante Networking System at LVH Shimmer Cabaret

    From microphone to speaker, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will demonstrate an all–Dante Networking System June 13–16 during the InfoComm Expo at the LVH Shimmer Cabaret Theater. The demonstration will utilize the new Yamaha CL5 Digital Console, Rio3224–D remote I/O, NXAMP4X4 with a NXDT Dante™ Network Card, NEXO PS8 speakers and LS400 subs.

    • Las Vegas
    • June, 2012

    Yamaha Trainers Make Stops in Vegas and Illinois

    Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) are back on the road with upcoming stops in Las Vegas and Glen Ellen, Illinois. In Las Vegas, June 18–21, sessions will feature an introduction to the new CL Series digital console, along with M7CL for Advanced Users, M7CL for Beginners, and Yamaha LS9 Workshop. Registration deadline: Friday, June 15.

    • Las Vegas / Illinois
    • June, 2012

    Third Generation Yamaha Active Field Control to Launch At InfoComm 2012

    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch the new AFC3 hardware for its Active Field Control systems. The new product will be on display at InfoComm 2012, booth #10340. The AFC3 features an updated system–processing unit that will dramatically enhance the capabilities of the system.

    • Buena Park, California
    • June, 2012

    Yamaha To Launch First Models in New Commercial Install Series

    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch the new CIS Series at InfoComm 2012. The Yamaha CIS (Commercial Installation Solutions) product offerings have been created specifically for installed sound market applications where there may not be an experienced audio operator running the system.

    • Buena Park, California
    • June, 2012

    Yamaha Celebrates 125/25

    October 1, 2012 marks the 125th anniversary year of Yamaha Corporation, one of the world's leading musical instrument and professional audio companies, based in Japan, commencing operations in 1887. Yamaha Corporation and its other group companies will begin a year of commemoration of this significant anniversary. For the occasion the Company has adopted a new commemorative logo mark and slogan, "125 Years of Passion and Performance".

    • Buena Park, California
    • October, 2012

    Dante-MY16-AUD Updated for Remote Head Amp Control

    The Audinate Dante-MY16-AUD Mini-YGDAI interface card marketed by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc., has been updated to allow remote head amp control. The updated version allows the head amps in the new Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D I/O rack units, developed for the new Yamaha CL console line, to be remotely controlled from an M7CL, LS9, PM5D, DM2000, and DM1000 digital mixing console.

    • Buena Park, California
    • October, 2012

    Idol Puerto Rico Starts Second Season with Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console

    Idol Puerto Rico is a reality television competition seeking to find the next best solo singing talent. Sound familiar? That is because it is part of the Idol franchise, based on the British TV show Pop Idol and the U.S version American Idol all created by Simon Fuller. Now In its second season, Idol Puerto Rico made its debut in August 2011 and has recently added a spin off entitled Idol Kids Puerto Rico.

    • Puerto Rico
    • October, 2012

    Yamaha CL Series on Display at TC Furlong Digital Console Showcase

    On Tuesday, November 27, TC Furlong will host a Digital Console Showcase at the Moody Church, 1635 N. LaSalle Drive in Chicago from 3:00 - 8:00 pm CST in Rooms 107/108. The Showcase will include the new Yamaha CL Digital Console Series including the CL1, CL3 and CL5, and Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems staff will be on hand for demos and to answer questions.

    • Chicago
    • October, 2012

    Yamaha and NEXO Collaborate to Offer New Level of Integration and Control

    Yamaha and NEXO are developing this integration to allow NXAMP discovery and patching operations, currently requiring a computer running the Dante Controller software application, to be executed directly from the touch screen display of CL Series Consoles. The new advancement will be available with CL Series firmware update V1.5.

    • Buena Park, California
    • November, 2012

    Yamaha and Steinberg Launch Something "NU"

    Today marks the international launch of a joint collaboration between Yamaha and Steinberg—a hardware and software system that adds the power of the Dante audio network to world-class recording, post production, live to tape broadcast, and house of worship recording for re-broadcast. NUAGE is a complete, flexible system that allows engineers to choose and combine components to perfectly match individual application and workflow requirements.

    • Buena Park, California
    • November, 2012

    Yamaha Training Sessions Set for November and December

    Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will make stops in Washington, DC; Cincinnati, Ohio; Novi, Michigan; and Orlando, Florida during the months of November and December.

    • Washington
    • November, 2012

    Grammer Engineer 'Spellbound' by NEXO GEO S12

    Known for his vibrant pop/rock/soul mix and free-flowing vocal delivery, Andy Grammer is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician who reached the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio with his first two singles, "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me".

    • Illinois
    • December, 2012

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