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FixIt: Mark Ballard

During the past couple of years, Mark Ballard has worked as a system tech or at front of house for Kylie Minogue, Travis and Bond. 5/01/2004 8:00 AM Eastern

During the past couple of years, Mark Ballard has worked as asystem tech or at front of house for Kylie Minogue, Travis and Bond.Recently, he was setting up to do some dates with former Spice Girl MelC. A Mac fan, he's been using SpectraFoo's SpectraGraph, SpectraGramand Transfer Function applications for years.

“I use SpectraFoo in my usual mode to EQ the system and get ittied in together properly. [On a recent corporate gig], I took aboutthree or four frequencies out — just minute slivers. I gained 6or 8 dB of headroom as compared to doing it with a graphic equalizer. Igot better end results without crucifying the audio system. I have itset on continuous resolution so it's very accurate, but you often findengineers who aren't used to looking at that kind of display. For theshow, I'll put it into a different set of windows or a different set ofresolutions that the engineer can read very easily.”

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