Abe Viera, Jr. with Yamaha PM5D-EX at MSG
New York (January 27, 2011)–Marc Anthony recently toured the U.S. supporting his latest album, “Iconos,” carrying a full system from AVS Production Group.
The U.S. tour began in New York City at Madison Square Garden and wrapped up in Chicago at the Allstate Arena. AVS Production Group (Bronx, NY) was hired as the production company. This is the second Marc Anthony tour the sound company, which was started by Abe Viera, Sr. over 28 years ago, has supported. Abe Viera, Jr. was hired as Anthony’s production manager for the U.S. leg of the tour.
A Yamaha PM5D-EX digital mixing system was used for monitors on all of the show dates. “We decided to purchase the PM5D-EX because we were happy with the functionality of the PM5D-RH, but were running into some problems on the amount of inputs we had,” states Viera, Jr. Anthony’s band consists of 16 regular band members with the addition of 10 string members for this tour.
“The PM5D-EX System using the Yamaha DSP5D Expander was a quick, affordable, and compact solution that provided more channels for use with the addition of the strings section.” The entire band was on personal monitors, with the string section using wedges. Eric ‘Pyle’ Ramey mixes monitors for Marc Anthony.
AVS Production Group
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.