Yamaha Launches Guitarguitar Demo Space With Andy May Masterclass


October 7, 2022

11 October sees Andy May, longtime FOH Engineer for Status Quo and other high profile artists, hosting a free live sound masterclass to celebrate the launch of the new Yamaha PA demo space at the guitarguitar store in Glasgow.

With branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham, London and Epsom, guitarguitar is a key destination for musicians throughout the UK. As well as instruments, the company also sells a comprehensive range of equipment for every aspect of both live and studio production.

The new PA demo space is the result of a shared vision between guitarguitar and Yamaha Pro Audio, showcasing Yamaha’s full range of powered D-series PA speakers, alongside TF, MG and EMX series mixers. A bespoke switching system, using Yamaha’s ultra-flexible ProVisionaire Touch app, lets users quickly switch between systems by simply touching an iPad. They can listen to and compare the sounds of all D-series speakers – from the flagship DZR, through the DXR, DHR and DBR models, adding or removing DXS and DXS-XLF subwoofers, as required.

“We believe this to be the best D-series demo space / experience of its kind in Europe – and quite possibly the world,” said Chris Irvine, Yamaha MIPA Product Manager, UK and RoI. “It will enable customers to really hear the difference and find the right live PA configuration for their needs.”

Andy May has spent his entire career in live audio, starting in the early 1980s and touring with many high profile artists, as well as running his own PA company. But he was always most at home ‘behind the board’ and, since the early 1990s, has focused exclusively on working as an FoH engineer. A long-term user of Yamaha mixing consoles, Andy is a remarkable fount of live sound advice and road tales.

The live sound masterclass is guaranteed to be both highly informative and entertaining for anyone with an interest in live sound. Of course, Andy will also be answering questions from the audience.  

It takes place from 7pm to 9pm (BST) on 11 October at guitarguitar, 36 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5ES. It is free to attend, but spaces are strictly limited and guaranteed to be in high demand. To book your place, please visit

“Every musician is a potential live performer and we are committed to investing in our bricks and mortar stores to provide all they need,” said guitarguitar product specialist and former live sound engineer, John Buchanan. “We want to grow our PA business and Yamaha is the perfect partner, the quality of their products speaks for itself. We look forward to welcoming Andy to our Glasgow store, hearing his stories of life on the road and introducing our customers to this superb demo facility.”

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