Hampshire-based Crosspoint Solutions showcased its recently purchased Yamaha M7CL-32 digital mixing console at the Australian Open tennis championship held in Melbourne in January. The company provided audio facilities to Eurovision for its Master Control and Distribution centre and to Eurosport for its temporary HD studio setup.
“We had seen an M7CL in operation at other events and spoke to a close colleague, Trevor Beck, who is very well respected in the industry and whose credits include the opening ceremonies for the last few Olympics and other such high-profile events. His advice to go with the M7CL has proved absolutely correct,” said Crosspoint head Geoff Mann. As well as the Australian Open, the M7CL will used at Wimbledon, the French Open, the US Open, the he Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and other globally-televised events in 2012.
“Yamaha's technical back-up has also been excellent. In an industry where the options for equipment are widespread, one of the biggest elements of decision-making is support and reliability - Yamaha has both of these in abundance,” added Mann.