Held annually at Victoria Park in Regina, Saskatchewan in August, the Regina Folk Festival is a much-anticipated celebration of folk music.
With more than 5,000 concertgoers in attendance each of the three days, the concert’s main stage this year featured Emmylou Harris, Arlo Guthrie Tribute to Woody Guthrie, Timber Timbre, Cold Specks, Shad, Mavis Staples, Serena Ryder & The Heartbroken, Élage Diouf, Austra, and several others.
Regina Folk Festival used the production services of local sound company GV Audio, which chose a new Yamaha CL5 digital audio console and two RIO-3224D remote I/Os for main stage front of house mixing.
“Most of the visiting engineers were very familiar with Yamaha consoles, but since the CL5 is new, I first showed them the similarities to other Yamaha consoles and then ran them through features in the CL that they were interested in trying,” states Don Hricz, audio engineer for GV Audio.
“They were able to quickly pull a mix together; some had brought their files with them that we easily converted to the CL5,” he continues. “One of the engineers downloaded the CL5 Editor the night before his show so he became quite familiar with the console.”
Hricz said that he and the other nine-plus guest engineers were very impressed with the sound and feel of the console. “The Yamaha CL5 is my new favorite!”