RIVAGE PM7 Comes To Poland’s PogoArt

The PogoArt team with the new RIVAGE PM7 system, including company owner Slawek Pogorzala (front centre) and Michal Siek from supplier M.Ostrowski (right)

As one of Poland’s leading live production companies, Wroclaw-based PogoArt works on some of the country’s highest profile live events, from star-studded festivals and high art opera, to traditional music recitals and corporate conventions. So it came as no surprise that it is the first Polish company to invest in Yamaha’s new RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system.

PogoArt’s history with Yamaha goes back 20 years, when the company invested in the 02R console. Since then the company has regularly updated its inventory of Yamaha digital mixers and currently has PM5D, CL5, CL3, QL5, QL1, M7CL, 01v96 and DM2000 consoles in continual use by clients. The latest investment in a RIVAGE PM7 system brings the inventory right up to date.

“One of the great thing about Yamaha consoles for rental companies is that, from the 01v right through the range, they all have a very similar workflow,” says PogoArt owner Slawek Pogorzala. “This means that we know engineers will immediately be able to use the PM7, without a significant learning curve.”

Supplied by Yamaha dealer M.Ostrwoski, another advantage of the RIVAGE PM7 system is that it is fully compatible with the company’s inventory of Yamaha Rio3224-D I/O units and the company’s CL and QL series consoles.

“We know that the RIVAGE PM7 system will be extremely reliable, have great hardware and be fully accepted on technical riders. Yamaha is a brand trusted by users, which is also very important,” says Slawek. “Another essential factor in our decision to continue investing in Yamaha consoles is the excellent support we receive from them and M.Ostrowski.”

The first event for the RIVAGE PM7 will be an outdoor production of the opera Nabucco for a 5000-strong audience, after which it is likely to spend most of the summer on outdoor events.

“We work on a wide range of productions throughout the year and, in conjunction with our inventory of NEXO loudspeakers, the PM7 will be used on everything from large open air festivals in summer to smaller indoor corporate events during the winter,” Slawek concludes.

Wroclaw, Poland