FOH engineer Bryan Lenox at the Yamaha CL5 digital console
As part of Winter NAMM 2013, Yamaha presented its 125th Anniversary Dealer Concert at Disneyland’s Hyperion Theater in Anaheim, Calif. The three-hour event was streamed live and featured Elton John performing with a 60-piece orchestra, as well as Amy Grant, Chaka Khan, Dave Grusin, Earth, Wind & Fire, David Foster, Dave Koz, James Newton Howard, LEOGUN, Landon Pigg, Lucy Schwartz, Michael McDonald, Sarah McLachlan, Sinbad and Toto. Bass player Nathan East served as the evening’s musical director.
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems provided the live sound system for the concert, which included three Yamaha CL5 digital consoles at front-of-house (one designated for orchestra, one for the house band, and one for guest bands), two CL5s at monitors, two DME64N digital mix engines for Dante Network Bridging and FOH speaker system processing. It also had NEXO NXAMP4x4 for amplification with NX-DT104 cards. The new NEXO STM line array was used as FOH mains, with NEXO RS18 and S118 subwoofers, NEXO PS10 speakers for front fill, and NEXO 45N-12 stage monitors.