Yamaha Design “Synapses” RIVAGE PM10
The Next Standard in Digital Mixers, In Response to Pro Engineer Needs.
Yamaha's legendary SELECTED CHANNEL concept provides an array of controls and meters for control of a single sound channel, with the shape, pitch, color and luster of these controls carefully chosen to avoid interfering with the operations and visibility of the mixer's functions. One example of this design philosophy can be seen in the matching of the chrome plating used on the knobs with the horseshoe-shaped ring LED.
With a form specifically designed to provide continuity of mixing functions and to keep all controls within easy reach, the RIVAGE PM10 is a study in usability, ensuring that sound engineers have good forward visibility, and featuring a wooden front pad that brings an elegant warmth to the entire unit.
The exterior of the RIVAGE PM10 has been designed to provide optimal balance between the body coating and the printed letters on its surface, and in the contrast between the colors and gloss of the controls. These aspects of the design have been carefully tuned to prevent the use of the wrong functions or controls in live performance situations where colored spotlights might otherwise affect visibility.
The elaborate operations panel and dynamic yet solid body of the RIVAGE PM10 provide a unique combination of reliability and style at live sound venues where both volume and tension run high.
- Masafumi Ito
- Yamaha Design Laboratory