BUENA PARK, Calif. (October 19, 2016)—With rescheduled tour dates locked in for the fall of 2016, TEARS FOR FEARS were back on the road starting in the state of Washington and ending in San Diego, CA. Still going strong after more than 30 years, the British duo used Clearwing Productions (Phoenix, AZ) to handle audio and lighting, taking along a Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 Digital Audio Console for front of house duties that was provided by Hi-Tech Audio (Hayward, CA).
Clearwing also provided an audio FOH/monitor control package and lighting floor package. “The decision to provide a Yamaha PM10 was at the request of Doug Kimball, the front of house engineer,” states Bruce Eisenberg, account executive for Clearwing.
Kimball was given a brief demo in Las Vegas, and received more training on the new PM10 from Yamaha prior to tour rehearsals. He has used Yamaha digital consoles mostly for corporate dates and a few live shows, but said, “I knew the Yamaha name, console reliability, and stable mixing platform. The PM10 is laid out in a very smart “engineer-mixer” style.”
Kimball cites the encoder section (SELECTED CHANNEL) of the console as being very helpful. “I can grab knobs quickly without having to page through to find what I need. The custom fader banks help me put everything that I want, where I want it. And, the Rupert Neve Designs SILK processing is amazing.
Using the Rupert Neve Designs plug-ins, and just by inserting them, added more depth to the audio. People are stunned by the clarity and tonality of my mixes. Even our band mentioned it to me as their friends told them the same thing…“sounds like a record.””
And finally, Kimball added, “I had a chance to A/B the PM10 against a long time favorite console. With three shows back to back, the second being the iHeart Festival, it was apparent. The moment I heard the first instrument through the other console, the Yamaha PM10 difference was jaw dropping.”
For more information on the Yamaha RIVAGE PM10, visit www.yamahaca.com.