Matthew “Woody” Woods mixes The Black Dahlia Murder on the new Yamaha CL5 console.
Atlantic City, NJ (August 16, 2012)—ACIR Professional, equipped with a new Yamaha CL5 Digital Console and two Yamaha PM5Ds, provided the sound production for over 30 bands on the Damage Inc. stage at the recent Orion Music + More Festival at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ.
The stage featured performances by Suicidal Tendencies, Sepultura, The Black Dahlia Murder, Torche, Letlive, Red Fang, Kyng, Landine Marathon, Black Tusk, and others. During the event, Yamaha and ACIR staff were on hand to help front of house engineers with the new equipment.
“Having already been familiar with the Yamaha PM5D, the CL was a breeze to use,” states Matthew “Woody” Woods, front of house engineer for The Black Dahlia Murder. “From the layout, navigation, display and touch screen, the CL makes it much easier to adjust your mix.”
“The CL5 was so quick in getting my mix where it needed to be thanks to the user defined knobs and touch screen capabilities,” says front of house engineer for Red Fang, Adam Pike. “The console was truly put to the test at the Festival where we had to do line checks through headphones. I had no idea what it was going to sound like when we went live through the mains. By the end of the first song, I was already shaping with the Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043 and 5033 in the Yamaha CL; I felt so spoiled!”
ACIR Professional also provided a Yamaha LS9-32 with eight Yamaha DSR 15 speakers and eight DSR subs for Rob Trujillo, the bass player of Metallica, for use on the Vans stage.
“We wanted to provide an opportunity for the festival engineers to gain the benefit of being the first in our market to work on the console, and we believe it was immensely successful for us, the engineers, and Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems,” said John Grasso, co-owner of ACIR Professional and systems engineer for the Damage Inc stage.