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ACIR Professional Supports Forgotten Veterans at VetRock

June, 2013

VetRock Uses Yamaha CL5, Two Rio3224-D Racks

Bader Field, Atlantic City was the site for the first VetRock concert, held in honor of those forgotten that served in the Vietnam War. Held the first Saturday in June, the concert featured memorable bands from the 70s including headliners Mark Farner from Grand Funk Railroad, Mitch Rider, the Buckinghams, the Traamps, Soul Survivors, as well as local area bands. Special guest speaker was Lt. Oliver North with Joe Piscopo acting as the event’s emcee. The day’s festivities lasted every bit of 12 hours to tribute to Vietnam Vets; Local Vietnam Veteran organizations will receive 100% of profits from tickets and t-shirts sold that commemorate the day.

The main sound system was provided by ACIR Professional (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) and included a Yamaha CL5 and two Rio3224-D remote i/o racks used at front of house, a Yamaha PM5D-RH was used for monitors, along with Yamaha P7000 amps.

“The Yamaha CL console was excellent from a festival standpoint, and connectivity of the Rio racks with AES inputs digitally was a big plus,” states ACIR co-owner and front of house engineer for the event, John Grasso. “It was an honor to be included in this event in remembrance of our Vietnam Vets.”

ACIR co-owner, Ed DiBona chose a Yamaha PM5D-RH to mix monitors. "I chose the PM5D for monitors because I needed a console that could handle a large number of mixes, both wedges and in-ear monitors, with a mixture of mono and stereo outputs. The exceptional sound quality and ability to quickly make changes and mix on the fly made the 5D the only choice for this fast-paced, high- profile show. The desk performed flawlessly all day. The promoter was extremely happy with the entire sound system, and we received many compliments from performers.”

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