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New digital systems manager for Yamaha

Former Yamaha research and development man David 'Tree' Tordoff has been appointed as digital systems business development manager.

After more than five years working at Yamaha’s European R&D centre in London, David Tordoff has now been named digital systems business development manager at the company.

The new role covers the UK and Ireland, delivering training to groups and advising individuals and Yamaha dealers about getting the most from the company’s digital mixing consoles.

prior to joining Yamaha he spent 20 years as a freelance sound engineer, working with artists including Radiohead, Peter Gabriel and Duran Duran.

“I have worked for some time in the ‘closed world’ of R&D and really wanted to get out and apply my technical knowledge to help customers and dealers,” he explains. “Having a lot of experience as a monitor engineer and still regularly using the consoles as such means that I have a great understanding of the issues facing engineers on a daily basis.

“A particularly important facet of what I’ll be doing is digital networking. We believe that it’s the future and the more we can help engineers and rental companies to apply it, the more benefits it will bring them.”