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Yamaha delivers flexible mixing to modular venue

Bodenseeforum, a new conference venue in Konstanz, Germany, has been equipped with three Yamaha QL1 digital consoles to meet the need for a versatile audio mixing solution.

The 2,000sqm, ‘modular’ venue is located at the centre of Europe’s ‘four country region’ of Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein.

Bodenseeforum has been designed to allow all of its spaces to be configured to the exact size and seating requirements of any event. With many possible combinations of plenum, breakout room and foyer available, a flexible and easily moved mixing solution was needed to ensure that all events enjoy high quality sound, regardless of how the space is configured.

Stefan Praxl, founder of Praxl Licht- and Tontechnik, was asked to provide the Bodenseeforum audio systems. He chose the flexible solution of three Yamaha QL1s, plus a Rio1608-D I/O unit.

“Because the venue has a ‘modular’ approach, the mixing consoles needed to be flexible and able to handle a wide range of events,” said Praxl. “It needed to be able to work with Bodenseeforum’s Dante network and be familiar to visiting sound engineers from across the world.”

Praxl specified the QL1s because they satisfied all of these requirements, as well as being compact and easy to move to any position, as required.

“The QL1s seamlessly integrate with the Dante-based IT infrastructure and loudspeaker systems,” he said. “With instant recall of presets and the addition of the Rio1608-D for larger events, the system can be reconfigured very quickly. It is the ideal mixing solution for such a versatile venue.”