Cam Beachley, monitor engineer on the Carrie Underwood tour, at the Yamaha Rivage PM10.
Lititz, PA (February 23, 2016)—After being introduced to the industry at AES and ‘shaken down’ at high-profile events like Willow Creek Community Church’s 40th anniversary event in Chicago’s United Center, Yamaha has officially released its Rivage PM10 console. Tour sound provider Clair Global (Lititz, PA) has taken delivery of the first two consoles in the U.S., both of which have been pressed into service on Carrie Underwood’s The Storyteller Tour.
“We are honored to have the first two consoles and introduce them on such a high profile tour,” said Todd Hudson, VP of Operations, Clair Global. “For years we have been delivering Yamaha consoles to our clients; we trust their products.”
Inheriting features from Yamaha’s PM Series, the Rivage PM10 system is comprised of the CS-R10 control surface, DSP-R10 DSP engine, RPio622 I/O rack, three types of RY cards, and two types of HY cards to meet a variety of applications.
“My first thought is that I love this console; it’s amazing to get around on,” said Front of House engineer for Carrie Underwood, Kirk ‘Eek’ Schreiner. “The Yamaha PM10 is the first digital desk that sounds analog to me. Using the transformers and Silk, I definitely noticed a huge difference when I combined the two, having them both on.”
Cam Beachley, monitor engineer for Carrie Underwood, has been on the PM10 since the beginning of the year: “It’s super easy to get around on, intuitive, and sounds amazing. With transformers on every channel, you can definitely hear the difference. Not so much width as field of depth.”