New York, NY (March 15, 2016)—While the first two Yamaha Rivage PM10 consoles delivered in the U.S. just went out on tour with Carrie Underwood a few weeks ago, they aren’t the only PM10s in North America—nor are they the only ones on tour, it turns out. Yamaha has been crossing the country, holding well-received demos of the desks.
The series of demonstrations have been held at spaces such as the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas; the Lakewood Church in Houston; Montgomery College in Silver Spring, MDl Clair Brothers Audio, Inc; and Maryland Sound, garnering interest from pros within the house of worship, live touring, sound reinforcement and live broadcast sound markets.
“A big thanks to Jose Perez, who did a stunning job of making the console sing on command,” said Greg Lukens, VP of Washington Professional Systems, and 14-time Grammy nominated mastering and mixing engineer. “The PM10's sound quality and controllability is at the top of the industry's offerings, and the system's ability to give the engineer a broadly extended pallet of valuable sonic options is unquestionably obvious. I was able to quickly make subtle changes with EQ, dynamics and input coloration that match the options I find in today's state-of-the-art-studios and some features from yesterday's top audio technologies as well.”
The 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 providing flexibility to configure and match the scale and functional requirements of an application.
“The response to the PM10 has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Professional Audio. “Attendees said they are astounded by the sound quality of the console, especially the Rupert Neve SILK transformer emulation. They also find the surface layout and workflow very intuitive, enabling them to start mixing quickly. The plug-ins available with multiple insert points and redundant power supplies on each component of the system were also very favorable.”