RIVAGE PM10

Som

Projetado e Refinado

para a Perfeição Sonora

O ponto de partida ideal para a criatividade sonora é a reprodução pura e natural. Esse conceito está tão arraigado na abordagem da Yamaha para design de mixers que se tornou uma filosofia geral. O som que está sendo produzido no palco deve ser capturado com precisão. Só então ele pode ser efetivamente colorido, para que se obtenha o impacto criativo desejado. É claro que essa mesma filosofia é expressa exatamente da mesma forma no RIVAGE PM10.

A base é um design recentemente desenvolvido de Pré-Amplificador híbrido com uma seção analógica que representa o conceito de Som Natural da Yamaha na sua forma mais avançada. No estágio digital, a mais alta tecnologia VCM de modelagem digital da Yamaha recria as características dos circuitos transformadores Rupert Neve Designs e o aclamado processamento SILK para conseguir um som extraordinariamente musical e espacial. O EQ e os dinâmicos dos canais também foram significativamente aprimorados, oferecendo capacidade expandida para um controle sonoro expressivo.

Os plug-ins internos que dão apoio a uma engenharia de som imaginativa também deram um grande salto evolutivo. Um esforço particular foi focado em colaborações com outros fabricantes que já estão recebendo elogios. Além dos novos modelos VCM de unidades de EQ e compressores aclamados das décadas de 70 e 80 que foram desenvolvidos em conjunto com o Rupert Neve Designs, nossa primeira colaboração com a TC Electronic resultou na inclusão de dois processadores de reverberação excepcionais, e um Harmonizer Eventide. Uma extensa seleção de plug-ins, incluindo tipos populares de consoles digitais anteriores da Yamaha, oferece aos engenheiros as ferramentas de que precisam para criar o som perfeito para cada situação.

Tudo tem como objetivo reproduzir e criar o som mais musical possível. O som do RIVAGE PM10 resulta de muita pesquisa e design com um propósito resoluto: alcançar a melhor qualidade sonora possível.

Pré-amplificadores Híbridos: Uma Fundação Sólida para um Som Superior

Os Pré-amplificadores Híbridos no estágio de entrada do sistema do RIVAGE PM10 fornecem a personalidade fundamental para o som geral do sistema. Um dos aspectos mais importantes dessa personalidade é o som natural do estágio analógico, consistente com a filosofia "Natural Sound" que a Yamaha tem defendido durante todo esse tempo. A seleção de peças, a construção mecânica, o layout do circuito, a fonte de alimentação e o aterramento podem afetar a qualidade dos circuitos analógicos e foram cuidadosamente revisados e refinados no RIVAGE PM10.

Mesmo as menores mudanças devido a variações em peças individuais foram rigorosamente avaliadas e corrigidas. Os ajustes finais foram feitos com base na avaliação auditiva dos especialistas da Yamaha, bem como de engenheiros estrangeiros eminentes, resultando em um design totalmente novo e genuinamente digno de status "carro-chefe". A capacidade do sistema de capturar com precisão o som que está sendo produzido no palco fornece a melhor base possível para o processamento criativo.

Processamento SILK moldados através da tecnologia VCM por Rupert Neve Designs

Outro fator vital que contribui para o excelente som do Pré-amplificador Híbrido é o seu estágio digital. Os circuitos do transformador e o processamento SILK incorporados em dispositivos analógicos de alta tecnologia da Rupert Neve Designs, projetados pelo próprio Rupert Neve, foram modelados com precisão usando a tecnologia original Yamaha VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling). Esses pré-amplificadores extraordinários estão disponíveis para uso em todos os canais de entrada da RIVAGE PM10.

A tecnologia VCM, que já produziu muitos efeitos e plug-ins altamente conceituados, foi originalmente desenvolvida por Toshifumi Kunimoto (carinhosamente conhecido como "Dr.K") do K's Lab na Yamaha. O VCM modela precisamente todos os aspectos dos circuitos analógicos, até as características de componentes individuais, como resistores e capacitores, bem como o próprio circuito, recriando totalmente a saturação e as não-linearidades que são negligenciadas pelas simulações digitais convencionais. A avaliação e o aprimoramento auditivo por engenheiros de classe mundial resulta em um som excepcionalmente musical.

O próprio Rupert Neve está impressionado com as capacidades da tecnologia VCM, dizendo que "finalmente uma tecnologia digital é capaz de criar o excelente som que estava disponível apenas com circuitos analógicos". Anteriormente lançado na forma de versões plug-in dos processadores da série Rupert Neve Designs Portico, essa mesma tecnologia faz parte dos Pré-amplificadores híbridos do RIVAGE PM10.

O Som Rupert Neve para Todos os Operadores

O fato de os técnicos de gravação usarem frequentemente pré-amplificadores projetados pelo Rupert Neve para dar ao seu som um toque muito natural de compressão e saturação é bem conhecido. O processamento SILK pode levar essa sonoridade a novos níveis com maior poder e estilo. Os sons que tendem a se perder na mixagem recebem nova definição com este coração analógico elegante.

A função de processamento SILK fornecida nos pré-amplificadores híbridos do RIVAGE PM10 oferece duas variações: "RED" para harmônicos agudos, e "BLUE" para harmônicos graves. Há também um botão "TEXTURE" variável que molda musicalmente estes componentes harmônicos para melhor se adequarem à fonte. Os benefícios do processamento SILK também são evidentes na forma como o EQ do canal e os plug-ins de reverb afetam o som.

O fato de que o SILK pode ser usado em todos os canais é uma grande vantagem. Ele pode ser aplicado apenas a canais específicos para dar vida às partes correspondentes dentro da mixagem, ou em todos os canais para adicionar profundidade e perspectiva à mixagem global.

O sistema de mixagem RIVAGE PM10 faz com que o som do estimado pré-amplificador Rupert Neve esteja disponível para uma gama mais ampla de técnicos que podem colocá-lo em bom uso criativo.

Dan Dugan Automatic Mixer Built In

Through in-depth collaboration with Dan Dugan Sound Design, renowned Dan Dugan automatic microphone mixing with its advanced algorithm is built into the RIVAGE PM10 digital mixing system (V1.5 or later). Setup is easy: just insert the processor into up to 64 channels for automatically optimized microphone gain distribution. Gain control is smooth and natural, as though experienced human operators were doing the mix. The system also effectively reduces feedback and comb filter issues. For speech applications, especially non-scripted situations, this allows the operator to concentrate on details other than fader operation for consistently high-quality mixes.

Operation

Polished Operation Offers

Confidence and Comfort

Polished Operation Offers Confidence and Comfort

It is the sound engineer's job to deliver the performance from stage to audience in the best possible way. Since the mixing console is the engineer's primary tool, its operability is crucial, particularly in today’s rapidly evolving live sound environment. The RIVAGE PM10 system features a Hybrid Operation Style that takes the most highly valued aspects of Yamaha digital mixing consoles to a new, refined level that gives engineers unprecedented expressive control.

Underpinning the system’s extraordinary operability is a full implementation of Yamaha's acclaimed Selected Channel interface on the right side of the prominently raised control surface top panel, allowing all parameters of the channel selected to be directly and intuitively controlled. The left side of the panel features two large LCD touch screens that provide logical continuity with the faders below, offering Centralogic style control of a large number of simultaneous channels. In addition to these two interface features, encoder position visibility has been enhanced, as have a number of other details that contribute to significantly improved operability overall.

Notable new features include Overlay and Isolate filters for enhanced scene memory operation, a Follow option for the send masters and direct outs, and more. There are also upgraded features for flexible live recording, dual monitor outputs, and a wealth of other details that add up to smooth operation and integration in a wider variety of working environments.

With operation and features designed to comprehensively support today's live sound scene, RIVAGE PM10 allows engineers to focus on the sound and enjoy the creative process.

The RIVAGE PM10 system consists of a control surface, one or two DSP engines, up to eight I/O racks, and RY/HY cards. The system can be flexibly configured to suit applications of any scale or complexity.

The Complete Yamaha Selected Channel Interface

Yamaha has always focused on operability in digital live sound consoles, sparing no effort in providing an interface that engineers coming from analog consoles can operate intuitively, while at the same time maximizing the benefits of digital technology and features. The RIVAGE PM10 system takes that concept to a new level, extending an already familiar and highly rated interface for even greater efficiency and ease in achieving the desired sound.

A key element of that interface is Yamaha's industry-standard Selected Channel concept, providing direct access to parameters of any channel selected via its SEL key. The Selected Channel section of the RIVAGE PM10 inherits the full-featured configuration of the legendary PM1D digital console, providing direct, fast access to all channel parameters. Encoders, buttons, and indicators are provided in a comprehensive layout that makes maximum use of the available panel space, for comfortable operation in any environment or mixing situation.

Touch Screen and Fader Strip Merge for Intuitive Control

The RIVAGE PM10 control surface features three groups of 12 faders to which channels can be assigned as required. The two leftmost fader groups work with large touch panel displays in the top panel, providing an enhanced version of the Centralogic operating environment. The channel strips extend vertically and virtually seamlessly into the touch panel displays, for lucid, logical control.

In the RIVAGE PM10 system this allows channels to be conveniently managed in 12 channel groups. It even facilitates 2-man operation, with different operators handling the left and right groups. Features like headphone jacks on both ends of the front panel and pull-out headphone hangers make it clear that Yamaha is serious about giving sound engineers the most comfortable working environment possible.

A Monitor Section to Match Any Job

The monitoring needs of live sound reinforcement can vary considerably from job to job, so a flexible monitor system is essential. The RIVAGE PM10 system has two monitor outputs plus Cue busses, and up to eight combinations of monitor sources can be stored for instant recall. Of course output level is independently adjustable for each. The monitor section also offers dedicated delays, plus 8-band parametric EQ. An insert point prior to the EQ stage allows plug-ins to be used in the monitor section as well. The carefully planned and flexible features provided in the RIVAGE PM10 monitor section make it easy to adapt to any monitoring situation.

Convenience Is In the Details

The main encoders on the RIVAGE PM10 panel are surrounded by horseshoe shaped rings of indicators that show the current settings. The horseshoe ring shape is designed to provide optimum visibility when, for example, the encoders are viewed from below, which is often the case with the multifunction encoders at the top of the fader strips. The unique shape ensures that indicators near the 12 o’clock position are not hidden behind the encoder knob

The fader knob shape, developed through years of designing and refining mixer interfaces, is another important feature. The fader knobs are contoured so that positive, comfortable control is possible no matter where your finger is placed on the knob. This is a feature that can only be truly appreciated through first-hand experience.

A small lamp is built into the front of the panel below the arm rest, specifically to illuminate a keyboard and mouse that may be placed there. It's a small detail, but one of many that contribute to significantly improved overall operation.

Overall, the console is designed with the touch panel displays and Selected Channel section on a prominently raised upper panel that offers optimum visibility from the engineer's position as well as easy access to all controls, plus the ability to keep an eye on both the stage and console at the same time. The touch screens are also located within easy reach for effortless access.

Enhanced Functionality

Isolate, for Enhanced Scene

Recall Versatility

Isolate, for Enhanced Scene Recall Versatility

A major merit offered by most modern digital consoles is scene memory. Since different engineers often have widely varying mixing styles and views on how scene memory should be used, it is a feature that must be implemented in the most flexible way possible.

The RIVAGE PM10 system provides a variety of ways to "filter" scene memory recall operations. Focus recall, a feature that is already familiar to Yamaha console users, makes it possible to specify the types of data to be recalled. Recall Safe works the other way, preventing specified types of data from being recalled. Now the “Isolate” filter makes it possible to specify entire channel modules, including EQ and dynamics libraries, etc., that will be protected from recall operations. This means that even if certain parameters of a channel are protected by Recall Safe, for example, you can instantly isolate and protect the entire channel from recall without altering the Recall Safe settings. This is a feature that will be of great value in situations where scene memory is used heavily.

Overlay Filter for Rapid Response to Sudden Changes

The Overlay filter is another new feature that can notably extend the usefulness of the scene memory. This filter can be "overlaid" on a current mix to apply offsets to the fader levels and mix/matrix send levels independently from scene recall. An example of how this might be useful is when an unplanned performer change occurs, requiring adjustments to the level of the corresponding channel. Using the Overlay filter it becomes possible to make a temporary, relative level change to that channel and then instantly revert to the original level. The Overlay filter will prove its value in situations that require sudden changes plus the ability to easily revert to the original settings.

Two Convenient Approaches to Live Recording

Professional quality live recording capability is becoming an essential feature in live sound consoles. In addition to convenient 2-track recording to a USB flash drive, the RIVAGE PM10 system supports multitrack recording via an optional Dante audio network to meet the widest possible range of serious recording requirements.

The 2-track USB flash drive recorder function directly records the output of the STEREO or MIX bus to the flash drive. Background music or sound effects recorded on the flash drive can also be assigned to any input channel for playback. Sample rate conversion is provided for both input and output, so the recorder function can be used without having to think about the system sampling rate. Data can be recorded to or played back from WAV or MP3 files, as required.

Multitrack recordings can be made to a computer based DAW via a Dante audio network implemented with the optional HY144-D card. High-resolution recording of up to 128 channels (input and output) at 96 kHz is possible if the computer is equipped with a Dante Accelerator PCIe audio interface card. With Dante Virtual Soundcard the maximum in/out track count is 64.

Multitrack recordings of rehearsals made in this way can be used for "virtual sound checks" when the performers aren't available. Input patching for all required channels can be switched in one operation for both recording and virtual sound checks. Recorder playback and stage input can even be smoothly combined when needed.