News & Events
Yamaha Puts Audio’s Unsung Heroes In The Spotlight
Yamaha Music Europe has debuted a new YouTube video channel which informally profiles the unsung heroes of sound, including mix engineers, sound designers, technicians and other audio professionals, allowing them to share their stories and professional experience. Titled In The Spotlight, the first video features the legendary Terry ‘TJ’ Jackson (Earth Wind & Fire / Michael Jackson) who discusses how he became a leading mix engineer and imparts invaluable advice.
Yamaha CL5 Is The Right Ticket For Festival Hall Baden-Baden
20 years ago the former central railway station in the German spa town of Baden-Baden was repurposed as the ticket office and foyer for a brand new venue, Festival Hall Baden-Baden, the country’s largest venue for opera, ballet and live classical music. Thanks to its state-of-the-art acoustics, Festival Hall Baden-Baden is renowned for its excellent sound. It also stages presentations, jazz, rock and other amplified events. For these, a new Yamaha CL5 digital mixing console is helping to keep the venue’s commitment to the highest quality audio on the right track.
Solstices Is A Swiss Success For Yamaha
Every 10 years the municipality of Echallens in Switzerland stages Fête du Blé et du Pain (The Festival of Wheat and Bread), a 12 day cultural event which celebrates the traditions and history of the region. This year the centrepiece was Solstices, a spectacular open air musical production, performed by 8,000 volunteers, attracting 40,000 spectators and using five Yamaha digital mixing consoles.
Flower Power: Yamaha and Nexo Are Picture Perfect At PLASA
In mid-September a small piece of Japan appeared in West London for three days … and it proved a real talking point as Yamaha and Nexo exhibited at PLASA London.
Britannia Row Productions and Clair Global Invest In Yamaha RIVAGE Mixing Systems
The ongoing success of Yamaha’s RIVAGE family of digital mixing systems continues, with two of the best known names in live music production - Britannia Row Productions and Clair Global - respectively investing in pairs of RIVAGE PM7 and PM10 digital mixing systems.
Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 Masters Papal Challenge At Croke Park
Despite lasting just 36 hours, the first papal visit to the Republic of Ireland for 40 years attracted global headlines and many thousands of Catholics who wanted to be in the presence His Holiness Pope Francis. Dublin’s Croke Park stadium was the setting of the Festival of Families - the climax of the triennial six-day World Meeting of Families - a major live event which featured a wide array of entertainment and the Supreme Pontiff addressing the 82,500-strong, sold-out crowd. A Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system was entrusted with managing and mixing the event’s Front of House (FoH) sound.
FamilyMart Fit&Go Fitness Club in Tokyo
The 24-hour Fit&Go fitness club established in February 2018 near Nagahara station in Tokyo’s Ota ward represents a new business venture by FamilyMart UNY Holdings Co., Ltd., a major convenience store operator in Japan. The club is in a prime location close to the Nagahara railway station, above a FamilyMart convenience store on the first floor. Fit&Go is a new style of fitness club that, like the convenience store, offers easy access at any hour of the day or night. A Yamaha BGM system was chosen for Fit&Go, so we spoke to Ms. Tomoko Shigeru, Assistant General Manager of the FamilyMart Sports and Medical Department, New Business Development Division, and Ms. Ai Ikenaga, manager of the Fit&Go fitness club, to learn more about it.
Platinum Sound - Yamaha Indonesia Aids Popular Bali Jazz Festival
For the past six years, the Balinese town of Ubud has attracted an increasing following of global jazz fans, thanks to the annual Ubud Village Jazz Festival. Held in early August, Yamaha Indonesia has been a Platinum sponsor of the event since its second year. This year Yamaha provided a RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system and DZR series powered loudspeakers - used for the first time at the festival since their launch earlier in 2018 - as well as technical support.
Nuage And Nuendo Are The Clearcut Choice For Leading London Studio
Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Clearcut Sound Studios is one of London’s premier post-production facilities. Its clients include leading advertising agencies and broadcasters, the company working with television, radio, cinema and online media. A fast, dependable workflow is essential, which is why the business relies on Yamaha Nuage and Steinberg Nuendo.
Yamaha Enhances Gunnersbury Park Restoration
June 2018 saw the completion of a multi-million pound refurbishment of Gunnersbury Park Museum in west London, a key part of the plan to restore Gunnersbury Park which surrounds it. A Yamaha audio system was specified to deliver high quality, flexible sound without impacting on the building’s visual appeal.