Yale Rep Receives $950,000 From Robina Foundation to Support Yale Center for New Theatre

by Stage Directions
NEW HAVEN, CT—Yale Repertory Theatre has received a $950,000 gift from the Robina Foundation in support of the Yale Center for New Theatre. This gift is an addition to the Foundation’s 2008 gift of $2.85 million, which established the Yale Center for New Theatre, and extends Robina’s support of the Center’s activities through June 2012. The Yale Center for New Theatre is an integrated, artist-driven initiative to support the creation of new plays and musicals for the American stage through residencies, readings, workshops and full productions. A key component of the Center’s work is the support of productions of Yale-commissioned works at theatres other than Yale Rep—over the next four years, more than $600,000 will be committed to this project. The Yale Center for New Theatre also facilitates playwrights’ and composers’ residencies as lecturers at the School of Drama. The Center is overseen by Artistic Director James Bundy and Associate Artistic Director Jennifer Kiger, director of Yale Repertory Theatre’s new play program.

Yale School of Drama and School of Music Join Forces for Institute for Music Theatre

by Stage Directions
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Yale School of Drama (Dean, James Bundy) and Yale School of Music (Dean, Robert Blocker) have joined forces to create the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, which exists to identify distinctive and original music theatre works by emerging writers and composers, and to serve those writers by matching them with collaborators who can help them further develop their work in an un-pressured workshop setting.

Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre Receive $2.85 Million Donation

by Stage Directions
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre have announced a $2.85 million gift from the Robina Foundation to establish the Yale Center for New Theatre. Through the Yale Center for New Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre will substantially increase its annual commissions of new plays and musicals, and support these commissions through all stages of artist-driven development, including residencies, readings, workshops, and full productions.

Yale School of Drama Appoints Associate Dean

by Stage Directions
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Yale School of Drama Dean James Bundy and Yale University Provost Peter Salovey have announced the appointment of Joan Channick as associate dean of Yale School of Drama, effective Feb. 1, 2009.  Reporting to the Dean and Deputy Dean of the School of Drama, Channick will participate in planning and management, with particular focus on student life, from recruiting and financial aid to professional development and postgraduate placement.

Yamaha 01V96i Small Format Mixer

by Jacob Coakley
The Yamaha 01V96i

The Yamaha 01V96i
Slated for introduction at Winter NAMM 2012, Yamaha’s 01V96i digital mixer offers USB 2.0 connectivity, new multi-track recording features and improved sound quality. The 01V96i features easy multi-track live recording at precise 96kHz with 16 in/16 out USB audio streaming. It includes single-cable Digital Audio Workstation integration and comes with Cubase AI6 built-in, and is completely compatible with ProTools, Logic, Performer and Studio One.

Yamaha Announces CL v2.0 Software for CL Digital Audio Consoles

by Jacob Coakley

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced Version 2.0 of the Yamaha CL Series of digital audio consoles This major software update for the consoles includes enhancements for sound reinforcement applications as well as mix-minus capabilities for the broadcast market, broadening the range of applications where CL Series performance can be advantageous. Another significant enhancement in v2.0 is discovery and head amp control for the compact QL Series consoles, also launched today, that inherits CL Series features and performance. A QL console can function as both monitor mixer and I/O rack, for example, while a front-of-house CL console can remotely control the head amp gain of the QL console’s I/O.

Yamaha Announces RPio222 I/O Unit for Rivage PM10 Systems

by Jacob Coakley
The new RPio222 rack unit from Yamaha

Yamaha’s flagship Rivage PM10 console just got an input boost with the new RPio222 I/O Rack. The RPio222 is a dedicated I/O rack unit that only takes up 5U of rack space—considerably slimmed down from the current 10 spaces of the RPio622 model. The front panel features two RY-card slots that can accommodate dedicated analog input, analog output, or digital input/output cards. Two MY-card slots are also provided, offering compatibility with an extensive range of more than 30 expansion cards. Two rear-panel HY-card slots allow installation of input/output cards that support TWINLANe, the RIVAGE PM10 system backbone protocol, and Dante protocol for connection to additional network devices.

Yamaha Announces TF Series Firmware v2.5 Update

by Jacob Coakley
The Yamaha TF Series Firmware v2.5 Update will be released in May.

Yamaha has announced TF Series firmware update v2.5. The update, which will be released in May, adds Matrix Outputs with output Delay, a feature that a large number of mixing engineers have requested, as well as a simple Output Delay as Insert FX that will add significantly to the flexibility of systems that include TF consoles.

Yamaha Appoints Dist. Manager

by Jacob Coakley

BUENA PARK, CA. — Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has appointed Jake Jacoby district manager for Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri. In his new position, Jacoby is responsible for all sales activities and the implementation of marketing plans throughout the territory.