Dave Farber is the owner of Farber Sound, the Minneapolis-area touring sound and installation contractor that provides the sound system for The Blenders’ current tour; he is also the band’s front-of-house engineer.
With the SiDD software for the XTA DP324, I can pull up each channel individually in my laptop and fine-tune it to each vocalist’s specific needs. For instance, when I identify very particular frequency points in a singer’s voice, such as 2.5 kHz or 3 kHz that are accentuated when they hit certain levels, using the dynamic EQ feature, I can attenuate exactly those frequency points without deleting that frequency content when the level falls below threshold. The memory presets are also valuable for the bass vocal artist, allowing settings for each bass vocal application, as well as the artist switching to lead vocal on certain songs. I route the extra output from that particular channel on the SiDD to a separate channel on the mix console, which assists in the cue/listen function.