The AVIOM16/o-Y1 A-Net Output Card was used with several Aviom A-16II’s and a Yamaha DM1000 console at the Democratic National Committee benefit.
In light of the Democratic National Convention taking place in Boston this week, Aviom reports that its 16/o-Y1 A-Net Output Card was used during the Democratic National Committee fundraising event held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Front-of-house engineer Stan Miller and monitor engineer Bernie Becker mixed the audio for their client, Neil Diamond, at the live event.
The AVIOM16/o-Y1output card was specifically designed to plug into an expansion slot in the rear of Yamaha’s digital consoles, including the DM1000 and DM2000, which were used at the show. The Y1 takes the digital audio data stream produced by Yamaha consoles and converts it into Aviom’s proprietary A-Net protocol for distribution via Cat-5 cable directly to the stage. The signal is then sent to Aviom’s Personal Monitor Mixers. No analog input device is required.
“The Walt Disney Concert Hall was originally designed for live symphonic orchestral-type performances and the room is truly amazing sounding,” says Miller. “However, once you introduce reinforcement into the room, you have to be very careful with house and monitor levels, since it is very easy to overpower the room. The Aviom system gave us the option to use in-ear monitoring for all of the Neil Diamond Band, eliminating floor and side stage monitoring. The Aviom system made this complex mixing job easy and more pleasing to the artists, as well as the audience. Less acoustic sound from the stage, translates to a more controlled sound in the audience.”
For, Neil Diamond’s part of the performance at the Democratic National Committee concert, the only acoustic instruments on stage were the drums. All other instruments and vocals went directly into the consoles for the house mix and in-ear monitor systems. The Aviom system allowed each artist to set his or her own mix on stage.
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