Tony Bennett FOH Engineer Tom Young Works With Yamaha RIVAGE PM10

Long-time Yamaha user utilizes company's latest console during stop at the Bayside Summer Night Series in San Diego

By PSW Staff September 12, 2017

Tom Young, FOH engineer for Tony Bennett, at the Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 in San Diego.

On a recent stop at the Bayside Summer Night Series at the Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego, summer home to the San Diego Symphony, Tony Bennett’s front of house engineer and production manager, Tom Young, had an opportunity to work with a Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 digital console.

The PM10 is one of two that Hi-Tech Audio (Hayward, CA) has placed at the venue for two years in a row. The consoles were provided 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.

“The Yamaha approach to plug-ins is also attractive with a variety of choices that allow the user to ‘customize’ their console while avoiding the need to load third party software and licenses.”

Hi-Tech Audio
Meeting Services Inc.

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