Muzeek World Upgrades Tavern with Yamaha CL5 Digital Console
Yamaha CL5 at the Donavon Frankenreiter Show at The Belly Up Tavern
The Belly Up Tavern is a live music venue, located in Solana Beach, California. The tavern features all types of music almost every night bringing the best in new, up-and-coming artists, as well as established legends in genres ranging from alternative rock, rock, reggae, and hip-hop to blues, folk, jazz, Latin, and more.
Seating approximately 600, The Belly Up Tavern 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, California. 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 tavern. “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,” states Damian DeRobbio, Belly Up Tavern production manager. “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 web site (www.bellyupmusic.com). The CL5 that we purchased is actually used for monitor applications, yet because it is so compact, we have also used it for front-of-house when bands are carrying their own monitor console and are considering a second one for front-of-house. We love the ease of use and the fact that any engineer can jump on and operate it.”
DeRobbio said he really likes 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.”