Beverly Hills, CA (December 13, 2016)—As part of its on-going effort to serve the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s production needs, Encore Event Technologies Beverly Hills location recently purchased a Yamaha Rivage PM10 digital audio console. The desk is installed in the hotel’s International Ballroom, which hosts more than 300 events every year, ranging from televised awards shows like the Golden Globes to the upcoming Clive Davis pre-Grammy party, the Academy Awards Oscar nominee luncheon, the Hollywood Film Awards, The Directors Guild Awards and more.
Rachel Wolfe, director of event technologies, Encore Event Technologies, remarked of the International Ballroom, “Both the Beverly Hilton and Encore treat this room as a theatrical venue, and not as a typical hotel ballroom, with back-to-back shows all year long. In any given week, we could have a Broadway review on Monday, Diana Ross on Tuesday, a ballet on Wednesday, Ozzy Osbourne on Thursday, and a televised award show on Friday, so we need a console that can handle this demand. The PM10 has shown itself to be able to do so gracefully. Our clientele are extremely production savvy; we deal with touring road managers and engineers, film industry line producers, television producers and directors, and more. They want to know that we have the top-of-the-line gear available and that we can pull off their event flawlessly.”
The console was purchased from Chicago-based TC Furlong. Jack Hayback, freelance front of house engineer for Encore, noted, “Together with help from the folks at TC Furlong and freelance engineers Clint Rowland and Serguei Soloviev, we installed the console and built several templates for the space. Although, I was slightly intimidated at the prospect of getting to know another digital console, the PM10 is remarkably easy to use. I committed a lot of energy to educating myself on it, but as soon as I started using the console, it became second nature. Literally, within a few days, I knew everything I needed to know. With a lot of great features, the PM10 is very definitely a Yamaha console.”
Hayback noted that visiting engineers are excited to see the PM10: “It has been fun to watch. For the most part, engineers are embracing the PM10 greatly and trying to get more seat time behind it. If you are familiar with any of the current Yamaha digital consoles, you will adapt very quickly to the PM10. With Yamaha CL, QL or M7CL experience, the layout and touch screens will be very familiar.”
Encore Event Technologies
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