Hastings, MN (January 29, 2015)—Event Pro, Inc. (Hastings, MN) recently purchased its second Yamaha CL5 digital audio console, putting it to work at a number of festivals and local venues.
After Event Pro’s first CL purchase, the Minneapolis Orchestra Hall immediately requested the CL5. Event Pro company owner, Neal Wallace, recalled, “Joel Money (Technical Director) told me he wanted absolute top-quality audio for clients and technicians to operate on, and the CL provides that platform.” The Hall has, for some time, had a Yamaha PM5D at the FOH location.
The Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis also uses Event Pro CL consoles upon requests from touring artist engineers, such as Paul Booth (engineer for singer Diane Reeves), and others. The club’s tech director, Craig Eichorn is also involved in Twin Cities Jazz Festival, so Event Pro has been fortunate to supply the CL. “As we put our second CL console out on as many summer festivals as possible, and with guest engineers experiencing it, they know they can get a CL from us whenever they return to local venues. Many are carrying USB sticks now which makes supplying a CL a natural.”
Providing their clients with better sound and a better desk is Event Pro’s ultimate goal. “Of course,” Wallace notes, “the small size, using less space, less road cases, the on-board Premium Effects, and the pre-amps doesn’t hurt either. The Yamaha Rio input/output box, cat5 cabling, networking system, means for us we can leave the three road cases housing our analog 300-foot splitter snake off the truck—and, that’s a lot of truck space.” The console was purchased through Metro Sound & Lighting (St. Paul, MN).
Event Pro, Inc.
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.