BRANSON, MissouriâŽ¯The Mickey Gilley Theatre in Branson, MO is celebrating its 20th year as an entertainment venue, recently adding a Yamaha M7CL digital audio console to mark the occasion. With 39 hit songs under his belt, Gilley, who built the theatre back in 1989, placed 17 of the 39 songs at the number one spot on the country music charts. The theatre, which seats 1,000 people, plays host to Gilley himself five nights a week as well as an afternoon comedy show featuring Joey Riley. The venue has welcomed many entertainers over the years including Les Brown Jr. and the Band of Renown, Bob Anderson, and Johnny Lee, to name a few.
â€œThe M7CL console has been absolutely amazing,â€? states Matthew Miles, front of house engineer. â€œAt the time of purchase, our theatre in Branson offered four different shows a day, six days a week. I had been using two analog consoles for Mickeyâ€™s show along with a smaller 24-channel console as a sidecar at front of house for three other shows and as well as a fourth for monitors.â€? The theatre also has a complete video department where every show is filmed and a fifth analog console with a sidecar was used for a separate video mix. â€œThe M7CL was able to replace ALL FIVE of the analog consoles, not to mention all the outboard equipment,â€? says Miles. â€œThe audio quality is outstanding, and the ability to jump from show to show using a thumb drive is incredible. The console has been truly a dream come true for me.â€?
At the time of purchase, Miles said he was looking at several other consoles but kept coming back to the Yamaha M7CL because of the features offered at its price point. â€œThis console is by far the best â€˜bang for the buckâ€™ out there,â€? he adds. Mickey's show is using all 48 input channels, 15 monitor mixes, Left, Right and Center main outs, a matrix mix to video, and 32 tracks of direct out recording. â€œI'm also using all internal effects and processors, with no outboard gear.â€?
Miles said the console has been readied for the road for Gilley tour dates.
For more information on the Mickey Gilley Theatre, visit www.gilleys.com.
For more information on the Yamaha M7CL digital audio console, visit www.yamahaca.com.
Photo Credit: Tanner Dimetroff
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 recent purchase of NEXO loudspeakers by Yamaha Corporation Japan, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.