Tampa Bay, FL (February 3, 2009)–Yamaha and Nexo pro audio equipment could be found all over the Super Bowl this past weekend, both in- and outside Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, FL where the game was held.
Valencia, CA-based ATK Audiotek, which fielded audio production services for the Super Bowl while prepping for both the Grammy Awards next Sunday, and the Oscars on February 22, chose two Yamaha PM5Ds for audio coverage at the stadium. Faith Hill performed at the Pre-Game Show and Jennifer Hudson sang the National Anthem.
The Super Bowl Half-Time show received an assist by long-time Bruce Springsteen sound company, Audio Analysts (Colorado Springs, CO), which provided two PM1Ds at monitors for Springsteen and the E Street Band’s performance. Meanwhile, Mike Wolf at Clair Global advised that a Yamaha PM5D was used in the monitor rigs at both the Tampa Pepsi Smash on January 29 and 30, and at the NFL Saturday Night Bash in Orlando. A Yamaha PM5D, provided by ASR Pro Events in Orlando, was used at front of house for the Tony Bennett performance at the NFL Owners Party.
ESI Audio, formerly known as E-Tech Systems of Tampa, used most of its 72 Geo-T boxes at a dozen pre-game parties and rallies; reportedly, many of the events also used Yamaha consoles. ESI supplied two Yamaha PM5D-RH consoles for 38 Special’s performance at the Ritz Theater; two Yamaha M7CL-48 consoles for Sister Hazel at Whiskey Park North; an LS9-32 for Lo Cash Cowboys at Channelside; two Yamaha PM5D-RH consoles, 10 Nexo Geo-T 4805s, two Nexo Geo T 2815s for down fills, and eight Nexo S2 subs for a performance by Wyclef Jean and Sean Kingston at the J.P. Morgan Event Center for ESPN; an LS9-32 console and 16 Nexo PS8s for an NFL Players Association jazz gig; and 14 Nexo Geo T 4805s and four Geo T 2815s for down fills at a Sara Evans concert both held at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.
The busy sound company also supplied the Maxim Party at the Ritz Theater with a Yamaha M7CL-48 console; the NFL Players Association DJ used an M7CL-48 at A La Carte; and a concert at Progress Energy Park for DirecTV used a Yamaha PM5D-RH, 14 Nexo Geo-T 4805s, four Nexo Geo-T 2815 for down fills, and 16 Nexo CD18 subs. The Fab Four performance at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center used 10 Nexo Geo T 4805s and two Nexo Geo T 2815s for down fills; and Max Weinberg’s Tropicana Field show used a Yamaha M7CL-48 console.
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