Muzeek World Upgrades California Tavern With Yamaha CL5 Digital Console

From analog to digital for the monitor position at popular live music venue

By PSW Staff January 20, 2014

The new Yamaha CL5 console in place at monitors at The Belly Up for a recent performance by Donavon Frankenreiter

The Belly Up Tavern, a noted live music venue, located in Solana Beach, CA, offers a wide variety of live music almost every night from up-and-coming artists to established performers in genres ranging from alternative rock, rock, reggae, and hip-hop to blues, folk, jazz, latin & more/

Seating approximately 600, The Belly Up Tavern was recently upgraded from analog to digital at the monitor position with a Yamaha CL5 and Rio 3224-D and Rio 1608-D purchased from Muzeek World in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The company also provided a new Antari F-3 lighting system and fog machines.

“Yamaha products are built like tanks, and the sound quality of the new CL is amazing,” states John Sardari of Muzeek World. “The features on the CL are more than what anyone needs, and the learning curve is quick, but most of all, the Yamaha service to get something exchanged or repaired is the quickest out of all manufacturers.”

The CL5 has been getting a lot of use at the venue. “We just shot our second season of Live At The Belly Up for KPBS in San Diego and used the CL5 and the Nuendo Live function to multi-track the show,” notes Damian DeRobbio, production manager at Belly Up Tavern. “Nuendo Live has been flawless, easy to use, and really sounds great. We are now using it to record bands live and release them on our website.

“The CL5 that we purchased is actually used for monitor applications, yet because it is so compact, we have also used it for FOH when bands are carrying their own monitor console and are considering a second one for FOH. We love the ease of use and the fact that any engineer can jump on and operate it.”

DeRobbio adds being able to use the iPad to dial in mixes. “The power in this little console is amazing, not to mention how great it looks in the dark. I would highly recommend this console to anyone, touring or not. You can’t go wrong with the CL Series.”

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