Yamaha Provides Sound Reinforcement for Summer NAMM 2012

8/22/2012 [Live Sound]

Gear Serves Music Stages, Along With Speaker and Roundtable Sessions at Musical Instrument Industry Trade Show

L to R: John Schauer and Greg Herreman

Buena Park, Calif. — When musicians, dealers and musical instrument manufacturers gather together to talk business, there's bound to be an abundance of sound reinforcement requirements. Yamaha's Live Sound department provided Summer NAMM in Nashville with 10 MGP16X mixers, eight DXR10 speakers, 32 DXR12 speakers and 14 DXS15 subs to ensure that performers and speakers sounded great.

Music filled the Exhibit Hall throughout the show's three-day run, as 17 musical acts with varying sound reinforcement needs performed. At the Foundation Lounge, 15 acts appeared during the show. Greg Herreman supervised the sound system set ups on the Exhibit Hall and Foundation Lounge entertainment stages, along with the Saturday public breakout rooms, the Retail Bootcamp presentation and the Import/Export Task Force session.

"We were very pleased with the equipment we got from Yamaha," said Herreman. "The loudspeakers, the subs and the mixers sounded great and worked like they were supposed to. It's very reliable gear. Even though we didn't need to push the speakers too hard, since most acts were low-volume, my engineers mentioned that the speakers sounded really good."

Offering high-end features in a convenient and economical package, DXR speakers allow for mixing capabilities right on the back panel and innovative use of advanced DSP to provide extra protection for each component. In the DXR series, FIR-X™ tuning derived from Yamaha's DSR speaker line delivers excellent sound no matter the volume. The speakers are so advanced that not only do they offer unique features like a Link function, they also provide DSP assisted EQ (Dynamic COUNTOUR) that tailors the frequency response when used as floor monitors.

Yamaha's MGP mixers also include a number of pro features, including D-PRE discrete Class A microphone preamps for superior phase response and Xpressive EQ using Yamaha's famous VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) for a more musical sound. Dual Digital Effects, a multi-effect akin to those found on the popular MG series mixers, including an SPX block with reverb, delay and modulation effects and a dedicated REV-X high-density reverb engine, offer unparalleled flexibility to build complex effects and enhance the sound quality.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Live Sound, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; visit http://4wrd.it/livesound.

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