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Event Tech Hails New Governor with New Consoles

FOH Staff • News • February 27, 2007

HANOVER, MD — Event Tech brought out their Yamaha PM5D-RH and LS9 mixing consoles at the Maryland Governor's Inaugural Ball on January 17 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Event Tech rolled out their two Yamaha PM5Ds on the 3rd Floor Main stage, using one for front of house duty and one to mix monitors for Eddie Palmieri and his band. Event Tech also managed to snag some of Yamaha's new digital mixing boards the LS9-16 and LS9-32, which they put to use for the acts on the Cultural and Local Band stages, respectively. "The Yamaha PM5D is legendary," says Event Tech mixer Brian Linnemann, who ran front of house for the Main stage. "It's an extremely powerful board with a great sound, so it's going to be fun to bring this kind of technology to all the different kinds of shows we do." In fact, shortly after the ball, the 5Ds were loaded on a truck to support the March for Peace on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where Event Tech was providing audio, staging, fly towers and power distribution in addition to the mixers.

Thrown on the new LS9 boards for the Inaugural Ball, mixer Brian Cassell took to them quickly. "They were really easy to get around on," says Cassell, "which means I can focus on what matters, delivering good sound."

Based in Baltimore, Md., and started by Eric Maynard in 1981, Event Tech has grown into an event company that integrates all aspects of production. The Yamaha mixers are a new addition to a diverse inventory of audio, lighting and staging for events of any size.

Says Eric Maynard, president of Event Tech, "No matter if we provide full production on a gig or just one department, we're there to make sure the event comes off perfectly. It's important work."

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