imgNew York, NY (October 1, 2013)—TheBlaze network has set-up shop in Studio 47 at NEP’s Manhattan facility, where the broadcast services provider recently installed a Yamaha CL5.

The Yamaha CL5 in NEP 47 is equipped with four Rio 3224-D input/output boxes. “I had exhausted the analog console’s I/O,” states John Ariz, broadcast audio mixer for TheBlaze TV. “NEP and TheBlaze agreed to upgrade the studio and loved the cost-for-power ratio of the CL5. Having prior experience on Yamaha PM5D, LS9, and M7CL consoles, I could tell Yamaha had really listened to their user's feedback and incorporated some of the best features in this model.”

TheBlaze is a news, opinion and entertainment network available on more than 25 television providers, including DISH and Optimum TV, as well as online as a video streaming network.

The Yamaha CL is currently being used for production of “Real News,” “Wilkow!,” “Liberty Treehouse” and “The B.S. of A.” Ariz cites features like the Dante network, the console’s 24 mix busses, the ability to choose the direct outs and insert points, and its preamps. “The console sounds great. Lots of clean headroom, very dynamic and the new premium effects are exciting,” says Ariz.

“After the decision was made, NEP’s talented engineers pre-wired all patch bays and remote IO during our normal production schedule to allow for the installation of the CL5 over a three-day weekend, replacing the current analog console,” adds Alex Joyce, Tech Manager for TheBlaze. “We were under a very tight deadline to resume full production, and Yamaha provided an experienced technical rep on the launch day to ensure it was a success. We are very pleased with the Dugan-MY16 card option, as this feature greatly improves the intelligibility of our productions.”

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS)