Dave Gahan

Nov 1, 2003 12:00 PM, by Steve Jennings


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Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan is out on his first solo tour in support of his Paper Monsters CD. Playing cuts from the new album, Gahan also got the crowd moving with some old DM favorites. At FOH is Maurizio Gennari, who mixed fellow DM bandmate Martin Gore's solo tour, as well. The tour is playing throughout the U.S. and Europe.

“Due to the nature of this show,” said Gennari, “we are trying to hang as much as we can. Normally, we fly nine V-DOSC cabinets with three dv-DOSC per side, and we stack six V-DOSC subs. Also, we use a few ARCS as infills. V-DOSC is my favorite choice. We use BSS 366 Omnidrive for the main system and BSS Minidrive for in- and outfills. All of the outputs for these crossovers are controlled by a BSS Varicurve system [master remote and eight slave parametrics]. I'm using a Yamaha DM2000 configured as a 24-channel onboard, plus three external Yamaha AD-824s, which gives me a total of 48 inputs. I also have three D/A output converters for separated control of the matrix that I use for recording media feed and to split the system into different zones. The DM2000 was the perfect choice, because in Europe, we were doing festivals as well as our show, and having such a small layout allowed me to use my desk everywhere.

“I have three Neve 9098 parametric EQs — which I have inserted on the kick, snare top and on Dave's vocal — and an Empirical Labs Distressor compressor, two stereo Alan Smart compressors [one on Nord L+R and one on bass pre/post] and a Klark-Teknik DN6000 analyzer.

“Dave's got a Samson Wireless with a Electro-Voice 767 capsule, which he's been using for sometime now, and it really gives back the warmth that his voice has.”

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