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.

Yamaha CL Digital Console Update V 1.7 Available in December

by Stage Directions
Version 2.7 of the Yamaha CL Digital Console software will be available in December

 


Version 2.7 of the Yamaha CL Digital Console software will be available in December

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will release their Version 1.7 software upgrade for the Yamaha CL Series Digital Audio Console this December. The upgrade, available via free download, is based on significant end user input and will provide enhanced efficiency and versatility along with significant improvements that will be especially valuable for mixing engineers in festival and similar complex event setups. New CL V 1.7 features include Selective Load/Save for set up data such as scene memory, libraries, etc., can now be individually loaded from or saved to USB memory providing an efficient way to load complex setup data. The HA Option for changing input patches now makes it possible to select whether the end user wants to use the HA settings from the patched port as is, or copy the channel HA settings to the patched port in order to quickly change input patches when mixing in a fast-paced environment without having to copy HA settings.

Yamaha CL Firmware v2.0 Now Available

by Jacob Coakley

Version 2.0 of the Yamaha CL Series Digital Audio Consoles firmware includes enhancements for sound reinforcement applications as well as mix-minus capabilities for the broadcast market. One significant enhancement in V2.0 is discovery and head amp control for the new, compact QL Series that also 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. Other new features in CL V2.0 include DCA Roll-Out: Channels assigned to DCA groups can be instantly called up to the console faders for enhanced operational flexibility; output DCA enables the Stereo/Mono bus masters, Mix bus masters, and Matrix bus masters to be assigned to DCA groups.