ML Sound Adds Yamaha CL5 to Tennessee Theatre
Digital Console Replaces Tired Analog Mixer
Built in 1928 and restored back to its original design by Paramount in the early 2000s, the historic Tennessee Theatre provides entertainment to Knoxville and the surrounding communities. From Broadway productions and movies, to concerts, organ recitals, and opera performances, rental opportunities for the 1,600-seat theatre and 500-standing capacity grand lobby are also available.
ML Sound, Knoxville’s premier live sound rental and contracting company, was brought in to upgrade the theatre’s audio system, installing a Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console and Rio3224-D input/output box. The new console will be used for front of house and monitor mixing. “The existing analog console had been in service for over 12 years,” states Lawrence Bricknell, Project Manager at ML Sound. “The new Yamaha console is the first step in a program to bring the theatre’s technology up-to-date and onto a digital platform.”
Tom Kelly, house audio engineer at the Tennessee Theatre and technical director at the Mill & Mine music venue said, “The new Yamaha console is a perfect fit for the theatre. “The CL5 is easy to operate. We also have the same console at the Mill & Mine. The Scene Recall feature is very handy for us since we have various types of shows here with different operators. We simply recall the scene for the show we are staging; for example, we have scenes set up for rock shows, musicals, and even one for movie night, and it works out great!”
Kelly said that since they do not have a monitor console, it helps that the crew can grab an iPad and walk onto the stage to tweak the monitor mixes. “Sonically, the console sounds awesome! Also, the Yamaha CL5 has gained us a lot more room at front of house, replacing a nearly eight-foot Soundcraft MH4 and two equipment racks with just the four-foot CL5. Since we share the front of house booth with the lighting engineer, he is really happy about the increase in space as well.”
I mixer digitali Yamaha della serie CL rappresentano un nuovo livello di raffinatezza. Offrono un’esperienza evoluta per semplicità di missaggio, con in più una purezza e una capacità di plasmare il suono che daranno ad ogni fonico una libertà creativa senza precedenti. La serie CL incarna i principali standard del suono live nella loro forma più avanzata ed espressiva.
I rack I/O della serie Rio utilizzano il network audio Dante per ottenere un eccezionale flessibilità e libertà di setup e posizionamento delle devices, offrendo allo stesso tempo una qualità sonora che mette in evidenza tutto il potenziale delle console di missaggio e degli altri componenti del sistema.