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Yamaha CL5 Travels On The Ultimate Voyage

March 8, 2016

CL5 and SAVI Tapped for Star Trek

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage produced by CineConcerts, brings 50 years of Star Trek to concert halls this year for the first time ever. The live concert tour launched in Florida in January will be playing at 1,500-8,500 seat venues in more than 100 North American cities through April 2016. CineConcerts is one of the leading producers of live music experiences performed with visual media.

The tour production includes a 33-piece live symphony orchestra, all members of the Czech National Symphony with special solo instruments, and conducted by American Composer, Justin Freer. The Ultimate Voyagefeatures a groundbreaking musical achievement all while the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide projection screen behind the musicians.

The concert portion of Voyage features some of the greatest music written for the Star Trek franchise. And since it is live, careful attention was paid to the audio production. For that, the producers tapped Specialized Audio Visual, Inc. (SAVI) of Clifton Park, NY who is providing a Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console for the front of house mix along with two Rio1608-D and one Rio3028-D input/output boxes. SAVI is also providing video and lighting requirements for the tour including a pair of Christie Roadster HD20K-J projectors, Chroma Q ColorForce 72 LED Fixtures, Martin Mac Viper Profiles, and a GrandMA2 Light for lighting control.

“We chose a Yamaha CL5 because of the need for a compact, but powerful, FOH console with a high channel count and the ability to network the entire system on a Dante network,” states Patrick Ostwald, Rental Manager at SAVI. Ostwald said one of the Yamaha Rios is used for video playback to take track inputs, while two more Rios are on the stage for the live stage inputs. Auvitran Audio Toolbox units are located in the amplifier racks to provide Dante to AES outputs for the amplifier inputs.

“The flexibility of the Dante network combined with the perfect number of inputs, DCAs, and matrix outputs, makes the Yamaha CL5 the perfect console for what we need on this tour, states David Hoffis, front of house engineer. We typically have 6-8 zones of speakers, and the CL StageMix is perfect for balancing levels throughout the various styles of venues we are booked in. Most importantly, sonic quality and features built into this compact console cannot be beat at this price point.”

For more information on SAVI, visit www.saviusa.com.

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