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  • Rock In Rio attracts the cream of the world’s international rock acts, performing alongside artists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The 2019 event saw the festival held over seven days at Rio de Janeiro’s Barra Olympic Park, attracting an audience of 100,000 each day. Yamaha digital mixing systems were used on five stages, with RIVAGE PM systems used for the first time. Rental company Gabisom Audio Equipment provides the sound equipment for all the festival’s stages and this year specified Yamaha RIVAGE PM systems. RIVAGE PM10 systems were deployed at Front of House and monitors at the Mundo stage, two RIVAGE PM7 systems for monitors on the

    festival base rider, thanks to the innovation and revolutionary flexibility in design and operation,” says Yamaha Brasil pro audio technical support and consultant Matheus Madeira. “The mix engineers could use 96 channels of Rupert Neve Designs SILK processing to enhance their sound, while

    Sunset stage and a third RIVAGE PM10 system at FoH on the New Dance Order stage. Gabisom also provided a Yamaha CL5 for monitors on the Espaço Favela stage. The systems were set up by Gabisom staff, with the Yamaha Musical do Brasil team on hand to offer technical support and any necessary training for engineers unfamiliar with Yamaha systems. "Gabisom chose RIVAGE PM systems as a significant part of the

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  • “The mix engineers could use 96 channels of Rupert Neve Designs SILK processing to enhance their sound, while the system engineers had extremely flexible patching possibilities, to respond to any situation during the festival." RIVAGE PM10 is the mixing system of choice for Foo Fighters monitor engineer Ian Beveridge. Foo Fighters Front of House engineer Bryan Worthen also praised the system, walking into one of the training sessions for local engineers and saying “This is the system you need for life!” “As well as being the first time that RIVAGE PM systems were used at Rock

    pro audio manager. In partnership with Brazilian television company Rede Globo and Dolby, Yamaha Brasil also provided a Yamaha audio system for an immersive 4.1.4 Dolby Atmos installation at the festival’s Globoplay VIP experience. Located close to the Mundo stage, a 5.1.4 live feed was pre-mixed by Globosat engineers and routed to a Yamaha QL5 mixer, then to the Atmos system based on Yamaha’s flagship DZR10-D powered loudspeakers, DXS15 XLF-D subwoofers and VXC8 ceiling speakers. yamahaproaudio.com

    in Rio, for many engineers of South American artists it was also the first time they had used them,” says Matheus. “All of the engineers who used RIVAGE PM were surprised at the high quality sound and operational simplicity. They also appreciated our support during soundcheck and the show.” “Rock in Rio is renowned for taking the lead in market trends for the Latin American live entertainment industry. It provided a great platform to showcase RIVAGE PM systems to a wide range of mixing engineers,” says Caio Lenzi, Yamaha Brasil

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  • Snow Patrol recently embarked on a UK tour for their album, Reworked, relying on an SSL L550 console supplied by Adlib UK for their live shows, which Matt West joined last year as FOH engineer, including two special performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall. What West admires about the SSL desk is that he doesn’t need to add any plugins to make it sound better. “I see lots of people using plugins and bringing all these external things to add to supplement digital desks, but I don't do anything with the L550 other than what's on board, and that's what I love about it,” he declares. “It does everything that I need, and the recent SSL software updates have made it even faster to navigate through internally. It just sounds fantastic.” In analogue world, West was always a fan of subgroups, so the SSL Stem functionality has been a no-brainer for him: “Being an analogue person, I still refer to them as groups,

    sounds particularly clean on acoustic instruments. West is using the L550 alongside the SSL ML 32.32 analogue stagebox. “That's a great piece of kit; we're using two for the existing setup of the band. I said ‘Well, I'll just have another 32 SSL preamps please!’ It’s a splitter as well, which is great; we u