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Classical first for Yamaha CL5 mixing console

June marked another ‘first’ for Yamaha’s new CL series of digital mixing consoles - the first time one had been used at an outdoor classical concert.
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June marked another ‘first’ for Yamaha’s new CL series of digital mixing consoles - the first time one had been used at an outdoor classical concert. Held on the grounds of the German town of Rheda’s historic castle, the concert was the opening event at the first Ostwestphalen-Lippe Biennial arts festival. The concert, which took two years to plan, featured the Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by musical director Alexander Kalajdzic. MA System, from nearby Hilter am Teutoburger Wald, supplied the Yamaha CL5 console. “The sound quality, flexibility, efficiency and size of the CL5 are all excellent. It is a really positive addition to our rental stock and we look forward to using it on a great variety of shows,” says MA System technical director Ralf Mechelhoff. Opening the show was seven-piece Austrian brass ensemble Mnozil Brass, playing an esoteric brass and accapella mix of Balkan beats, pop and classical music. Two further classical shows at the venue also used the CL5 - a 'Last Night of the Proms’ with the Northwest German Philharmonic and an opera gala, with singers accompanied by the orchestra of the Detmold State Theatre. “Classical concerts demand the very best sound quality,” added Stefan Zeiger, commercial audio product manager at Yamaha Music Europe GmbH. “The engineers have to deal with a huge range of audio frequencies and mix the show very dynamically, to ensure that none of the subtleties of the music are lost while the loud passages don’t overwhelm the audience.” www.yamahacommercialaudio.com

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