A.C Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd.’s Audio division will be hosting two dedicated open day events in conjunction with Yamaha to showcase the manufacturer’s highly anticipated new Yamaha CL series of digital mixing consoles, which were recently unveiled for the first time at the Prolight & Sound exhibition in Frankfurt.
The Open Days will be held on Tuesday 29th May in Leeds and Thursday 28th June in High Wycombe, at AC-ET’s state-of-the-art demo facilities.
AC-ET is amongst the first of a selection of high-end UK Yamaha dealers to take stock of these brand new cutting-edge consoles, recently receiving delivery of the CL5 flagship model.
The Open Days will each consist of three identical sessions, scheduled for 11am, 1pm and 3pm – designed to give maximum flexibility for interested parties to fit into their busy schedules.
The programme for each session will include showing the CL Series launch presentation, a Q&A session, and a hands-on workshop, which will allow attendees to discover for themselves the innovative and advanced features making the CL series a new standard in digital live engineering.
A.C. Audio’s team will conduct the open day sessions in conjunction with Yamaha, bringing their vast knowledge and expertise from all professional audio sectors to the equation.
Continuing Yamaha’s reputation as a leading innovator in this sector, the CL Series provides accessible, intuitive mixing for the most imaginative and creative engineers and artists, combining sonic purity with advanced sound shaping capabilities in an ultimate user interface.
The CL Series’ comprises three consoles, for all scales of show – CL1, CL3 and CL5 – ranging from 48 to 72 mono, plus eight stereo inputs, all featuring 16 DCA’s and 24 mix / eight matrix output buses.
Some of the many innovations and refinements include enhanced Channel Select functions and User Defined knobs, all based around the Centralogic interface.
Developed in close collaboration with audio console guru, Rupert Neve himself, the CL Series includes a Premium Rack with a Rupert Neve Designs five band Portico 5033 equaliser and a Portico 5043 compressor / limiter. An effects rack with VCM analogue circuitry modelling technology is also standard.
Two new rack-mountable I/O units – Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D – can be used in a variety of combinations and configurations running via Dante protocol. The console is also optimised for very straightforward live multitrack recording at the touch of a button, utilising Steinberg’s Nuendo Live DAW software for Mac or PC.
The Open Days are completely free and will include lunch and refreshments provided throughout the day, and a prize draw to win various branded swag and other goodies!
AC-ET’s dedicated audio sales representatives will also be available to visit customers’ premises for CL Series demonstrations, should they not be able to attend one of the open day sessions.