Yamaha DMEs Shine At Poole Lighthouse
Supported by the Arts Council England, Lottery funding and private donations, the venue comprises the 1500-2500 capacity Concert Hall, the 669-seat Theatre, a studio theatre, cinema, functions rooms, restaurant and community facilities. Home to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, it stages a wide range of theatre, dance, live music, films, workshops and other events.
Last year Dorset-based CPS Group was commissioned to install a Yamaha DME64N in the Concert Hall and, such was its success, that a DME24N has recently been installed in the Theatre.
The Concert Hall is an unusual space in that it has a moving floor, which enables it to be configured either flat or with tiered seating. The DME64Nhas inputs from the house mixing console, for touring consoles and other sources. It provides feeds for the house system, delays, over-stage monitoring and outputs for additional subs and portable PA, which are brought in for larger events.
Programmed by CPS engineer Simon White to allow venue staff to instantly recall a range of system presets - for both tiered and flat configurations as well as for different types of event - the Yamaha unit so impressed the Lighthouse’s Technical Manager Jake Sutton that it was an easy decision for him to commission a DME24N for the Theatre.
These networkable DSP units offer an extensive range of signal processing capabilities, programmable via a comprehensive graphical interface.