Yamaha is expanding the capabilities of its RIVAGE PM series digital mixing systems with firmware version 4.7, adding the premium Y7 reverb plug-in developed in collaboration with Bricasti Design. The free firmware, planned for release this month, continues the company’s approach to enhancing its professional audio products through regular software updates.
Bricasti Designs is recognized globally as a leading developer of audio technologies. Its M7 hardware reverb unit is the most-requested touring and studio technologies, known for its extremely rich-sounding reverb, exceptional sound quality and ease of use. The collaboration between Yamaha and Bricasti on the Y7/RIVAGE PM integration now gives audio engineers more flexibility in bringing the highest level of expressiveness, sound quality and operability to live sound performances.
The V4.7 update with the Y7 plug-in applies to the entire RIVAGE PM lineup, regardless of console model or DSP used in a system, from the small footprint PM3 to the flagship RIVAGE PM10. The addition of the Y7 reverb expands the list of processors available across the series. It adds significant value to the RIVAGE family by placing one of the most sought-after reverb algorithms at engineers’ fingertips without the need for additional outboard gear.
“Together with Yamaha, we are pleased to announce the release of the Y7 reverb,” said Brian Zolner, CEO of Bricasti Design. “By working closely with the Yamaha development team, the Y7 product was specifically designed for use in the Yamaha RIVAGE PM mixing systems. We’re bringing to the live market a Bricasti product that is integrated in the console for simple, fast and familiar operation and bringing the renowned ‘Bricasti Sound’ to users of the Yamaha products. We feel the Y7 will offer new art to sound engineers and fulfill their requests for a premium reverb product from us for their consoles.”
“Yamaha pro audio products are designed to give sound engineers maximum freedom and flexibility in creating immersive sonic environments,” said Preston Gray, director of marketing for Professional Audio, Yamaha Corporation of America. “The ability to easily add new capabilities through firmware updates and plug-ins is a key element of our total system solution approach, extending a product’s life and protecting customers’ investments. The addition of the Y7 reverb plug-in brings Bricasti’s technology expertise to the RIVAGE series, creating new possibilities for creative sound expression.”