Yamaha RIVAGE PM Feature Vlog – How To Use “Theatre Mode”


Yamaha’s Research & Development Centre in the United Kingdom, a place where new products are tested and evaluated. One recent success story is Theatre Mode for Yamaha’s RIVAGE mixing systems. It can easily solve two problems. When a single performer plays multiple roles within one show, they need different EQ and Dynamics settings at different times. Then, you could have different performers playing the same role on different days, so alternative settings are required to keep the show sounding consistent. Let’s take a closer look to understand how it works. We are now going to test through Yamaha RIVAGE Theatre Mode, which includes four banks for EQ and dynamics on all input channels, and an actor library where the settings for each performer can be stored. For example, while I am speaking like so, we can use EQ bank A. But then, while I am playing a different character, we need to use EQ bank B, and attenuate a little. Now I am whispering, we will need to use EQ bank C, and increase the attenuator a bit. And now I am wearing a hat. It sounds a bit muffled, so I will need EQ bank D. And now my speech is back to normal. We can return to EQ bank A, but, notice that if I made a change to the EQ earlier, that change is remembered and applied again next time. At the end of the show, I can choose to update the setting to the Actor library or return to the previously stored position. The next day if you use a different actor, we can recall a new set of EQs and Dynamics from the Actor library. You are testing the Yamaha RIVAGE Theatre mode which includes four banks for EQ and Dynamics on all input channels, and an Actor library, where the settings of each performer can be stored. For example, while I am speaking like so, we can use EQ bank A. But then, while I am playing a different character, we need to use EQ bank B, and attenuate a little. Now I am whispering, we will need to use EQ bank C, and increase the attenuator a bit. And now I am wearing a hat. It sounds a bit muffled, so I will need EQ bank D. And now my speech is back to normal. We can return to EQ bank A, but, notice that if I made a change to the EQ earlier, that change is remembered and applied again next time. At the end of the show, I can choose to update the setting to the Actor library or return to the previously stored position. The next day if you use a different actor, we can recall a new set of EQs and Dynamics from the Actor library. Remember Theatre Mode also includes enhancements to the DCA group assign workflow, so whether you are programming musical productions for a theater, House of Worship or other performing art venue, RIVAGE can make the process a whole lot easier. Go to yamaha.com/proaudio to find out more.

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