Production Resource Group (PRG) New York is supplying two Yamaha PM5D digital sound reinforcement consoles to the Today Show Concert Series sponsored by Toyota for the outdoor concerts held through this month on the Plaza at Rockefeller Center.
As for the decision to switch from analog consoles used at the beginning of the summer concert series to the PM5D, PRG’s John McLaughlin, systems tech and RF specialist, said it was based on clients’ needs. “We recognized that more and more bands are now using digital consoles and have been getting requests for the Yamaha PM5D for both front of house and monitors,” he says. “The PM5D seems to be the standard in today’s monitor mixing console selection, not to mention that it has amazing control capabilities and minimizes the amount of processing racks that would be needed with any analog desk.”
“The PM5D has a smaller footprint, and as an engineer space often becomes an issue,” he continues. “Also, any band on the show can have their engineer come in with a PCI card, and within minutes they are at the starting point for the show.”