Buena Park, CA (September 12, 2017)—19-time GRAMMY winner Tony Bennett can still belt like nobody’s business, even at the age of 91. On the road to this day, he recently played the Bayside Summer Night Series at the Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego, where his longtime FOH engineer/production manager, Tom Young, tackled the show mixing on a flagship Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 Digital Audio Console, provided by Hi-Tech Audio (Hayward, CA) to Meeting Services, Inc. (MSI), the audio production provider for the venue.
Young has a long history mixing on Yamaha consoles, dating back to the PM1000. “The PM10 is sonically the best console product Yamaha has delivered to date,” he says. “The work surface is very logical and easy to navigate for anyone who has mixed on a CL5. As great as it sounded on my show in San Diego, it was even more evident how great it sounded when I had to land my next show two days later on another console.”
Hi-Tech Audio has also provided PM10 consoles at front of house and monitors for the Foo Fighters, the BottleRock 2017 Festival in Napa Valley, a pair of monitor consoles for Barry Manilow on a repeat basis via Delicate Productions, as well as corporate events with OSA and Cornerstone Technologies.
“We decided that Hi-Tech Audio would make PM10 a fully supported part of its rental inventory based upon the sound of the new mic pre and the Yamaha reputation for reliability,” states Louis Adamo, co-owner, Hi-Tech Audio. “It seems every engineer that has seen the console is drawn to it for the same reasons, and is ready to use it on their shows as soon as circumstances permit.”
Meeting Services Inc.