A.C. Lighting Supply Yamaha DM1000 Consoles to West Yorkshire Playhouse
19th August 2004
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Since opening in March 1990, the venue has established a reputation both nationally and internationally as one of Britain's most exciting producing theatres, and is the largest regional repertory theatre outside of London and Stratford. The Playhouse produces 16 of its own shows each year in its two auditoria, approximately a third of which are world or British premieres.
When the theatre wanted to replace the existing sound mixers in its two auditoria - the 750 seating Quarry Theatre and 350 seating Courtyard Theatre - they approached A.C. to supply the two Yamaha DM1000 consoles.
As a certified Yamaha digital dealer, A.C. were able to offer an extensive in-house consultation and after-sales backup service, including advice on getting the best out of the consoles from digital audio product specialist Alex Hadjigeorgiou, a 24hr telephone helpline/technical back-up and product training.
Glen Massam, Head of Sound at the venue commented: "The majority of our shows are plays with pre-recorded sound effects and music, usually original. More recently we have been experimenting with 5.1 surround sound. The shows tend to have complicated soundscapes, layering track upon track. It is therefore imperative we are able to accurately recreate the audio on a show by show basis, which is where the DM1000 comes into its own."
One of the DM1000's first shows will be the theatre's forthcoming production of The Postman Always Rings Twice.
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