Legendary Wisseloord Studio Hosts RIVAGE Mixing Masterclass
Likened to ‘the Dutch Abbey Road’, Wisseloord Studio is a world famous recording facility where albums by many of the world’s leading rock and pop artists have been made. These have included Afrojack, Chris Brown, Elton John, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Steve Aoki, Sting, U2 and many more.
On 30th July, attendees were welcomed to Wisseloord with a tour of the studio complex, including its renowned mastering room, conducted by the studios’ Chief Creative Officer Malik Berrabah. This was followed by an introduction to the RIVAGE PM7 system in Studio 2, conducted by Yamaha’s Ruben van der Goor and Jan Prins.
All were then invited through to Studio 1, where Jamiroquai Front of House engineer Rick Pope was waiting with a RIVAGE PM10 system and four musicians from the band - Derrick McKenzie (drums), Ernie McKone (bass), Nathan Williams (keyboards) and Hazel Fernandes (vocals). The band played a number of songs, mixed by Rick on the RIVAGE PM10 via a Nexo M10 PA system, plus 45N12 monitors.
In between songs Rick and Ruben conducted question and answer sessions, with Rick explaining how he mixes Jamiroquai on the PM10 system and revealed his mixing tricks and tips to the visiting engineers.
After the live session, the attendees were invited to the studio bar, where conversations about the many benefits of the RIVAGE family of consoles continued late into the night.
“It was an excellent event, held in a great location with marvellous sound and top quality musicians,” says Jan. “The responses to both the introduction and the live sessions were extremely positive and we received many thanks from the engineers who attended.”
RIVAGE PM10 es nuestro buque insignia completamente actualizado que define la dirección para las generaciones futuras. Es un digno heredero del nombre de PM que aporta verdadera innovación a la cambiante escena de sonido en vivo.
El RIVAGE PM7 es un sistema de mezclas digital que consta de una mesa de mezclas digital CSD-R7, uno o más racks de E/S para entrada y salida, y tarjetas interfaces dedicadas para conectividad en red. La mesa CSD-R7 es del mismo tamaño que la superficie de control CS-R10 de nuestro sistema de alta gama RIVAGE PM10, y tiene la misma disposición de controles. Con procesamiento DSP integrado, ofrece unos estándares de eficacia operativa y de flujo de trabajo muy similares en un sistema relativamente compacto y portátil.