New York (September 22, 2004)–Dido has been touring Europe, playing headline gigs in Lisbon and Frankfurt as well as spots on various festivals in the UK. Each step of the way, Sound Art Touring system tech, Jamie Howieson, has overseen a slew of audio gear for the performance, including XTA processing.
“I’ve been using XTA equipment for about four years now, mostly DP226s and DP200s with AES ins and outs; they’re really fast and easy to use,” said Howieson. “At the moment, I’m using DP226s for time management and EQ on Capital Sound’s Meyer Milo line array system that we’re using for this tour. I use AudioCore [XTA’s software control system] all the time. I make a file for every show I do, anywhere around the world, within the program. The way I have things set up with AudioCore and the DP226s, I have both global and local control. I have EQ on the main mix and EQ on all the individual zones as well–infills, mono sums, and outer mono sums. And in the same machine, I can get at the global EQ on my main line array.”
Howieson controls all the DP226s via AudioCore with a tablet PC, which has a wireless Ethernet link to the main AudioCore compute, allowing him to walk into all his zones and EQ them from the spot.