Indio, CA (October 11, 2016)—Earth Wind & Fire has been touring the world this year, and Eighth Day Sound, the band’s North American and European audio provider, has added a YamahaRivage PM10 Digital Audio Console at front of house.
Prior to band rehearsals and hitting the road with the PM10 at Fantasy Springs Casino & Resort in Indio, CA in late August, Yamaha Professional Audio gave engineer Terry (TJ) Jackson a run-through.
An independent live sound engineer for over 33 years, Jackson has been mixing the group for the past 15 years, and wanted at least a 32-channel flexible surface area, multiple display screens for quick access, and a high Input/output count. “I’m a hands-on mixer, so I need faders front and center,” Jackson said. “I average about 64-input channels or more per show.”
Although he has yet to try the Rupert Neve Designs EQs, Jackson said “the amount of custom faders and being able to move an individual bank of channels, fast access from the display screens, high input/output format, Dante networking, ease of virtual soundcheck, and the 2-track USB record, have all been invaluable Yamaha PM10 features.”
EWF will continue to use the PM10 for its performances and as the band performs in 15 U.S. cities with Chicago on the “Heart & Soul Tour 3.0” tour.
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