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Yamaha PM10 Offers the Sound of the Holidays for Pentatonix

December 12, 2017

Engineer Wanted a Change, Chooses RIVAGE

Photo Credit: Emma Saxby

From Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts to DC and New York City, a cappella group Pentatonix has been taking their show on the road to celebrate the new CD, A Pentatonix Christmas. The three-time Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artists have sold more than 6.5 million albums performing for hundreds of thousands of fans at sold-out shows across the globe.

Along for the holiday ride, front of house engineer, Mark Woodcock, is using a Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 Digital Audio Console provided by CLAIR Global. Although there are not a lot of inputs on the show, the mixing engineer said he wanted the quality that the PM10 offers. He’s been on other consoles, but based on what he's been hearing about the Yamaha RIVAGE he wanted to try it. “I wanted a change, states Woodcock, and the Yamaha PM10 made it an easy decision for me. I brought it into rehearsals for a few days with some tracks and built my show. My systems guy, Bob Weibel, set it up and I came in and worked my way around the console finding it really easy.”

Woodcock says he loves the sound of the pre amps. “They are very warm and smooth and make the sound of vocals really clear and very easy to blend since there is no band accompaniment on stage. I really enjoy having the various EQ options. The plug-ins are the best part, though, and the NEVE compressors are unlike anything I’ve used before. They really make everything come alive. I’m also using the SILK feature on everything. The workflow and ease of use is really impressive; you get comfortable very quickly.”

“This is the first tour I’ve done using the Yamaha PM10,” he notes, “and I won’t be going back to anything else at this point.”

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