BUENA PARK, Calif.—OverTone is a group of seven young a'cappella performers hailing from South Africa. Their recent success includes nine songs performed for the Oscar-nominated film Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, who with his wife discovered the band on a trip to South Africa. They have performed as guest artists for the GRAMMY®-winning One Republic and have toured with Platinum selling artist Corrine Bailey Rae, to name a few.
OverTone just finished up a two-month stint at The Wynn Las Vegas. James â€˜Jimbo' Oneal, independent front of house engineer was hired by Rhino Sound in Las Vegas to man a Yamaha LS9-16, owned by The Wynn and purchased specifically for the OverTone shows. The band played 15 short performances per day, six days a week in various locations throughout the resort.
“We were moving from location to location within the resort complex so the fact that the Yamaha LS9 is rack-mountable and has 16 aux sends, made it very convenient for use with this show,” states Oneal. “I had seven in-ear monitor mixes and used four EFX sends with two main mixes: one analog and one digital. For some of The Wynn locations, we needed an Ethernet input while some required an XLR input. We tapped into the in-house ceiling speaker system primarily used for background music, and I would call in on a radio to the house audio crew, who switched the house speakers over to me for our shows.” Oneal said he recorded every show as a two-track out with the LS9's on-board recorder using the console's USB port.
For more information on OverTone, visit www.overtoneband.com.
For more information on the Yamaha LS9, visit www.yamahaca.com.
PHOTO ID: OverTone poses with James Oneal (center) at Yamaha LS9 console.
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