Yamaha Aids Slovakian Theatre Technicians Of The Future

Installed by Bratislava-based MediaTech Central Europe, the Yamaha equipment includes an M7CL-48 digital console

The Akademia Umeni (Academy of Arts) in the central Slovakian town of Banská Bystrica is one of the country’s leading educational establishments for the performing arts. High quality, hands-on experience is offered by the Academy, which features a diverse array of Yamaha equipment.

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As well as being in continuous use for teaching, the Academy’s theatre stages a wide range of productions, all the technical elements being designed and operated by the students.

Installed by Bratislava-based MediaTech Central Europe, the Yamaha equipment includes an M7CL-48 digital console  - the theatre’s main mixing desk - with two DME24N digital mixing engines. The Academy also features several PA systems based on EMX series powered mixers, with BR series loudspeakers in the rehearsal rooms.

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“One of the key advantages of Yamaha equipment is the very short time that students need to learn it,” says Miroslav Paciga, Technical Director at MediaTech. “With the M7CL’s high quality and outstanding flexibility, it is the ideal console for students to design and operate productions on.”

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The theatre’s main PA is mixed as LCR, plus effects and monitor channels. Every performance requires a different setup, so the DME24Ns are used as system processors. These allow students to store, immediately recall and modify different configurations, depending on the type of production. They are also used for loudspeaker, talkback and intercom management.

“We also chose Yamaha equipment because of our positive, long-term experience with it,” Miroslav continues. “Together with the reliability, ease of use and flexibility, it has an excellent price to performance ratio and Yamaha’s high quality support is always available.”

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Yamaha Commercial Audio is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of professional audio products for a wide range of applications including live sound reinforcement, post production, recording, worship and broadcast.  With a world-wide presence, Yamaha’s Commercial Audio subsidiaries and dealer networks provide comprehensive local services backed by a global Yamaha CA support policy.

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