imgBuena Park, CA (July 24, 2014)—Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Sessions (YCATS) has reformatted its console seminars into two new console classes—Console Operation Levels 1 and 2, while adding two new classes about use of the desks with Dante and more.

Since the CL, QL, M7CL and LS9 consoles share similar software features, combining their previously individual seminars into two classes eliminates redundancy while underscoring common features found through the Yamaha lineup.

HB Live, a division of HB Communications will host new sessions Tuesday, August 5th between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 60 Dodge Avenue, North Haven, CT. For more information, call 800-331-1804.

ATR/Treehouse sessions will be held Thursday, August 7th between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Ocean State Theater, 1245 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI. Complementary breakfast and lunch will be served. For more info, contact ATR/Treehouse at 401-751-3121.

“The new YCATS training direction will be much for efficient and streamlined for our customers,” said Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “We are improving the YCATS programs for networking and acknowledge that our end-user customers operate different Yamaha digital consoles from time to time with many common paradigms between the various models that enables us to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our training programs.”

Console Operation Level 1 is for those with little or no familiarity with Yamaha live sound consoles, while Console Operation Level 2, is more of an intermediate to advanced class designed for those familiar with the basic functions of Yamaha digital consoles. T
In addition to the new Console Operation Levels, YCATS is adding “Digital Sound Reinforcement – Dante” and “CL/QL Series Essentials”.  “DSR – Dante” is a one-day class covering design and use of Dante networks with Yamaha products as well as several third party products (i.e. Shure ULX-D and Aviom D800).  “CL/QL Series Essentials” is a class for those who have been trained on the M7CL and LS9 and covers all new features with the CL and QL consoles and the set up of Dante networks.
For information on the new YCATS classes coming in Chicago, IL; Hayward, CA’ Long Island City/Queens, NY; and Nashville, TN. A full list of locations for this year can be found at:

Yamaha Commercial Audio