Miguel Ángel had previously tested the RIVAGE PM10 system and knew that RIVAGE would fulfil all of the tour’s needs. Leading Spanish rental house Fluge is the regular systems provider for Raphael’s tours and, as the company had a RIVAGE PM7 system in stock, it was the ideal solution for the tour.
A Yamaha CL5 console still features on this tour, used by Alberto Murillo on monitors and to pre-mix sections of the orchestra and various other channels. The system is completed by two Rio3224-D2 and one Rio1608-D2 i/o racks, plus a Yamaha AIC128-D Dante Accelerator Card for multi-track recording and virtual soundcheck. Audio fidelity is maintained by using Shure ULX-D and Sennheiser Digital 6000 wireless systems.
“From the first rehearsals, the RIVAGE PM7 system was very easy to operate, allowing us to make the most of all the inputs and simple to handle the communication with the CL5 for the pre-mixes,” says Miguel Ángel. “The ability to sum all the channels, the console’s user-friendliness and the seamless integration of the whole RIVAGE system into our Dante network were just great.”
The tour’s opening concert took place in Madrid’s 1700-capacity Teatro Real and, put to the test on the road, Miguel Ángel is more convinced than ever that he made the right decision.