Yamaha DM2000 Digital Consoles Chosen for Presidential Debate at Hofstra

Hofstra University on Long Island, NY, was the site chosen for the second of three Presidential debates between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Held on Tuesday, October 16, Hofstra previously hosted the 2008 debate between Barack Obama and John McCain. Audio production was provided by On Stage Audio (OSA) Las Vegas.

Michael Abbott, owner of All Ears, Inc. in Los Angeles chose a pair of Yamaha DM2000 digital consoles for audio control.

“The dual DM2000s were chosen for the Presidential debate specifically to provide two separate audio streams,” states Abbott. “Size and audio I/O capabilities also played a key role in the set up. We routed six Yamaha AD8HR 8-channel preamps to eight groups: four for the house mix and four for the broadcast pool truck.”

In addition, Abbott said Dugan-MY16 cards were inserted for the 24 Town Hall participant mics along with moderator and candidate microphones.