BUENA PARK, Calif.âŽ¯With over 35 stops on the tour, American Idols Live! kicked off July 1 at The Palace in Auburn Hills, MI featuring the top 10 finalists of season nine, including winner, Lee DeWyze. The tour ends August 31st at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.
Randy Lane was asked, once again, to take the roll of front of house engineer and, once again, chose a Yamaha PM5D-EX digital console system.
“My basic setup for this tour is a Yamaha PM5D with DSP5D Expander,” says Lane. I'm using version 2.25 software and clocking the console with an Apogee Big Ben Word Clock. The reason for this set up is just in case “American Idol” wants a multi-track recording, I can accomplish 64-tracks with my Nuendo 4 recording setup and a Yamaha MD-MADI-64 card system. This would also enable a virtual soundcheck setup in the event we didn't have a soundcheck for one of the show days. That hasn't happened yet, but it's nice to have that capability.”
Lane said the production team is carrying 68 Clair Global I-3 Speaker cabinets for the tour and 12 Clair Global BT-218 sub bass cabinets, using Lab Gruppen PLM20000Q amplifiers for the entire PA system.
For more information on the Yamaha PM5D-EX system, visit www.yamahaca.com.
About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.