By PSW Staff • May 8, 2009 Mickey Gilley Theatre House Engineer Matthew Miles with the venue's new Yamaha M7CL digital console. The Mickey Gilley Theatre in Branson, Missouri, celebrating its 20th year as an entertainment venue, recently added a Yamaha M7CL digital audio console to mark the occasion. Gilley, a legendary country performer who had nearly 40 songs at the top of the charts, built the 1,000-capacity theatre in 1989, where he hosts shows five nights each week. The venue has also welcomed many top entertainers over the years, including Les Brown Jr. and the Band of Renown, Bob Anderson, and Johnny Lee, to name a few. “The M7CL console has been absolutely amazing,” states Matthew Miles, front of house engineer. “At 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 Mickey’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.” 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. “The M7CL was able to replace all five of the analog consoles, not to mention all the outboard equipment,” explains Miles. “The 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.” At the time of purchase, Miles states that he was looking at several other consoles but kept coming back to the Yamaha M7CL because of the features offered at its price point. “This console is by far the best ‘bang for the buck’ out there,” he adds. “Mickey’s show is using all 48 input channels, 15 monitor mixes, left, center and right main outs, a matrix mix to video, and 32 tracks of direct out recording. “I’m also using all internal effects and processors, with no outboard gear,” Miles mentions, adding that the console has been readied for the road to travel with Gilley on upcoming tour dates. Yamaha Commercial Audio Website Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Analog Audio Consoles Digital Effects Engineer Equipment Gear Live Mix Monitors New Processors ProSoundWeb PSW Recording Shows Theatre Time Tours Tracks Video Yamaha · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Live Sound International brings you information on a wide range of pro audio topics. Stay up-to-date, get expert tips, industry news, new products and technologies delivered. Discover how to make smart use of today’s sound technology, Subscribe Today!