Yamaha Indonesia Brings Sound To Bali Jazz Festival

Yamaha Indonesia has been a Platinum sponsor of the Ubud Village Jazz Festival in Bali since its second year. This year Yamaha provided a Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system and Yamaha DZR series powered loudspeakers – used for the first time at the festival since their launch earlier in 2018 – as well as technical support.

The Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) was founded by Balinese musician/composer Yuri Mahatma and promoter/recording studio owner Anom Darsana in 2010. It has quickly grown to attract high-quality jazz performers from around the world.

Yamaha Commercial Audio systems featured on all 3 of the festival’s stages. On the main (Giri) stage, the Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 system with Yamaha Rio3224-D2 I/O racks supplied by Yamaha Indonesia was used alongside a Yamaha CL3 digital console for monitors, provided by Soundworks Jakarta, with 3 Yamaha DBR12, 2 Yamaha DSR112 and 2 Yamaha DZR12 powered loudspeakers for artist monitoring.

Front of house Pongky Prasetyo and monitor engineer Rio Felani were very impressed, saying “RIVAGE PM7 is an excellent digital mixing system. It has great sound and the awesome features really spoil sound engineers who use it!”

On the second (Padi) stage, local rental company Doctor Sound provided a Yamaha CL5 digital console and a Yamaha Rio3224-D2 I/O rack to take care of mixing both FoH and monitors, while on the third (Subak) stage, UVJF co-founder Anom Darsana’s company Antida Music Production provided a Yamaha QL5 digital console and 2 Yamaha Rio1608-D2 I/O racks to mix FoH and monitors. Here, the FoH PA system comprising 2 Yamaha DZR315 3-way powered loudspeakers and 3 Yamaha DXS18 powered subwoofers in cardioid mode, plus 4 Yamaha DSR112 active monitors.

“The DZR range has an unbelievably crisp and accurate sound. The detail and the power of the loudspeakers are unbelievable,” said Darsana.

“Yamaha Indonesia is one of the important components of this festival – the support and products that the company provides, and the results they produce, are always excellent,” added Astrid Sulaiman, a composer, music teacher and director of UVJF. “Many engineers and rental companies visited the festival from throughout Indonesia, including Jakarta, and were very impressed with how the high-quality Yamaha systems complemented the excellent jazz musicianship on show.”