Buena Park, CA (March 14, 2018)—Yamaha Professional Audio has introduced its new RIVAGE PM7 Digital Mixing System, designed to be a more portable counterpart to the RIVAGE PM10. Additionally, the company announced V2 of the RIVAGE firmware, adding a host of new features.
The new PM7 system is comprised of the CSD-R7 Digital Mixing Console, TWINLANe-based RPio622 and RPio222 I/O Racks, and Dante-based Rio3224-D2 and Rio1608-D2 I/O Racks.
The CSD-R7 Digital Mixing Console is the same size as the RIVAGE PM10 system CS-R10 control surface and has the same panel layout. With an eye towards portability, the DSP engine is built into the console. The desk sports 120 input channels, 60 mix buses, 24 matrices and 48 plug-ins (for comparison, the PM10 has 144 input channels, 72 mix buses, 36 matrices and 50 plug-ins). A Dual Console function also allows the CSD-R7 to be connected to one of the RIVAGE PM10 system control surfaces (CS-R10 or CS-R10-S).
The CSD-R7 Digital Mixing Console offers connectivity with two types of audio networks, allowing either or both to be used for connection and control of I/O Rack units. The dedicated TWINLANe network uses optical cable to handle up 400 channels of audio. Combinations of the RPio622 and/or RPio222 I/O racks and HY256-TL or HY256-TL-SMF audio interface cards allow input via Hybrid Microphone Preamplifiers with analog input stages, as well as digital sections with VCM technology models of Rupert Neve Designs transformer and SILK processing circuitry. The system can be equipped with the Dante audio network from Audinate, similar to CL and QL Series digital consoles as well as a range of other Yamaha pro audio products. Rio3224-D2 and Rio1608-D2 I/O Racks will be released simultaneously as RIVAGE PM7 system components, and the HY144-D Dante audio interface card can be used with it as well.
Version 2.0 of the RIVAGE PM series firmware will include a number of new features such as 5.1 surround and mix minus capability for broadcast applications, Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045 Primary Source Enhancer, the Dual Console function, DSP mirroring (RIVAGE PM10 only), and more.
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5.1 surround panning and monitoring are provided for broadcast applications, and two surround buses are available for international feed production. A broadcast Mix Minus function is provided too, allowing an identified source to be removed from a specified remote feed. The Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045 is intended to supress background noise at microphone inputs to aid clarity while increasing the feedback margin.
DSP Mirroring is a RIVAGE PM10-only function that allows two DSP-R10 DSP engines to be used for redundancy. If a problem occurs in the main DSP-R10 unit, the second DSP-R10 can take over without disrupting the program.
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