Battisti’s Brilliance Commemorated With Yamaha RIVAGE PM7
Michele de Simone mixes the show on the RIVAGE PM7 system
Carroccia’s live homage to Battisti is an annual event, but this year’s show - which took place at the Teatro D'Annunzio in Latina, south-east of Rome - was the first live show for the RIVAGE PM7 recently purchased by Sperlonga-based Remix Sound.
Carroccia sang Battisti’s songs accompanied by a 14-piece classical ensemble. In between each song renowned lyricist Giulio Rapetti (aka Mogol), a long-term Battisti collaborator, was interviewed about their meaning.
Remix Sound owners Michele and Riccardo De Simone are long-term users of Yamaha digital mixing consoles, using a CL5 for Front of House sound on previous Battisti tributes. Having invested in their RIVAGE PM7 system, they were very keen to see how it sounded!
In addition to the PM7, a QL5 console was used by monitor engineer Mimmo Termale, with RPio222, Rio3224-D2, Rio1608 I/O racks and a Nexo GEO S12 PA. A pair of Yamaha HS7W monitors provided nearfield assistance for Michele De Simone, who was the show’s FoH engineer.
“We were convinced that RIVAGE PM7 would be a great console, even without hearing it. When it was delivered we tested it with headphones and studio monitors and were very impressed, but we were both stunned at the sound quality it delivered in a real live situation,” says Michele.
“It was the ideal console for this production. The music and speech were fantastic quality and the Rupert Neve Designs SILK technology really made a difference to the strings, acoustic guitar, trumpet and trombone. RIVAGE PM7 gives us an unprecedented level of audio control and quality.”
The RIVAGE PM7 is a digital mixing system consisting of the CSD-R7 Digital Mixing Console, one or more I/O racks for input and output, and dedicated interface cards for network connectivity. The CSD-R7 is the same size as the our flagship RIVAGE PM10 system CS-R10 Control Surface and has the same control layout. With built-in DSP it offers similarly high standards of operation and workflow efficiency in a relatively compact, portable system.
R Series (AD/DA): 2nd-generation
The second generation of R Series Dante-enabled I/O Racks (AD/DA) offers significant advances in sound, reliability, and visual status confirmation. Together with the CSD-R7 control surface, these I/O Racks are components of the RIVAGE PM7 Digital Mixing System. They can also be used with CL and QL series digital mixing consoles.
R Series (AD/DA)
R Series I/O racks employ Dante network audio protocol for exceptional flexibility and freedom in setup and placement, while delivering natural, musical sound that brings out the full sonic potential of mixing consoles and other system components.