The ongoing success of Yamaha’s RIVAGE family of digital mixing systems continues, with two of the best known names in live music production - Britannia Row Productions and Clair Global - respectively investing in pairs of RIVAGE PM7 and PM10 digital mixing systems.
Britannia Row has invested in two RIVAGE PM7s, one of which has been installed at the monitor position in London’s iconic Roundhouse venue, with the other scheduled to join it at Front of House in the coming months.
“In our view too many house systems remain the same for years, so we regularly update all aspects of the Roundhouse system. Keeping the system current keeps the venue current,” says Britannia Row’s Mike Lowe. “We know there will be bands coming in in the autumn and early 2019 who want us to supply PM7s. It also benefits the large amount of engineers that work in the Roundhouse every year to have hands-on experience with the most contemporary systems. All-in-all, this was the right time to make the investment.”
Britannia Row Productions is committed to providing artists and engineers with the best equipment, so the company has always had Yamaha digital consoles of all sizes in its inventory. It has chosen to put a PM7 on monitors in the Roundhouse because many monitor engineers are familiar with the ubiquitous Yamaha PM5D.
“The investment in Yamaha products has always been good for us and, in our opinion, RIVAGE PM7 and PM10 are the best sounding consoles that the company has produced to date. We have always enjoyed the legendary reliability, consistency and have a good relationship with Yamaha, so adding RIVAGE PM7 was not a difficult decision,” says Mike.
“The Roundhouse hosts a high number of corporate shows throughout the year, so the Dan Dugan auto mixing is obviously a very useful facility, as is the great I/O capability, the Rupert Neve Designs preamps and Dante networking. To the venue it will bring a console that is new and exciting while, to the productions, it will also have the comfort factor that, although it is new, it is a Yamaha!”
Meanwhile, Clair Global has added two RIVAGE PM10 systems to its inventory. The system is popular with engineers in the US and the new investment will help to ensure that the company’s clients can tour with exactly the same systems in Europe and the UK that they are using Stateside.
“We are very pleased that both Britannia Row Productions and Clair Global have invested in the Yamaha RIVAGE family,” says Alex Warren, Yamaha Commercial Audio sales manager for UK and RoI. “RIVAGE is quickly becoming a new byword for excellence in large format digital mixing systems, so it is fitting that it has been embraced by such high profile names as well as a venue as legendary as the Roundhouse.”